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Old 07-12-2012, 11:08 PM   #29596
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Staintune exhausts don't need repacking and make one specific for the WR:

http://www.staintune.com.au/exhausts...AMS_WR25RX.htm
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:04 AM   #29597
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I like mine
How much are they here in the states? Also, do they now come with spark arrestors? When I was looking for the old DR I understood that they did not.

eta, never mind, found it. http://www.helmetheadcycle.com/produ...250r-x-exhaust

$800 and no SA. I might look for a takeoff dirt bike or 250 Ninja muffler and see what can be redneck engineered. I are poor, already spent a bunch of money on this bike.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:10 AM   #29598
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I was thinking I'd like to try to fit a supertrapp pipe to mine. I always liked the sound of them and never had any issues with them.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:24 AM   #29599
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Are there any exhaust options that don't require regular repacking (other than stock)? I know the DR650 guys swap in "takeoff" GXSR cans pretty often and wonder if there is something similar for our bikes. Part of the beauty of the WR is the low maintenance; I don't want a can I have to repack several times a season.
you can make the stock pipe flow better without increasing noise too much. i gutted the cat out of mine, and drilled some holes in the mechanical baffles. the end tip and spark arrestor are intact. barely louder than stock, flows much better.

if you're going for weight savings though, you're going to have to repack something else!
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:43 AM   #29600
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DUDE! where are you riding so much dirt?
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I have been on an extended vacation. I am over 3000 miles and 4 states so far.

I have been bitten by the fuel pump issue ( mine is a 2008)

Does anyone have quick access to the service bulletin or other information that might help me get it replaced under warranty?
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:52 AM   #29601
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:58 AM   #29602
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you can make the stock pipe flow better without increasing noise too much. i gutted the cat out of mine, and drilled some holes in the mechanical baffles. the end tip and spark arrestor are intact. barely louder than stock, flows much better.

if you're going for weight savings though, you're going to have to repack something else!
That's what I did. Still very quiet, flows well, and zero maintenance. Just ride . . . and ride . . . and ride . . .

The WRR is really spoiling me with its low maintenance. Put gas in it and ride.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:29 AM   #29603
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That's what I did. Still very quiet, flows well, and zero maintenance. Just ride . . . and ride . . . and ride . . .

The WRR is really spoiling me with its low maintenance. Put gas in it and ride.
Cool, that's what I'm looking for!
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:47 AM   #29604
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I have been on an extended vacation. I am over 3000 miles and 4 states so far.

I have been bitten by the fuel pump issue ( mine is a 2008)

Does anyone have quick access to the service bulletin or other information that might help me get it replaced under warranty?
Bummer Mr. Fisherman.

Did some searching for you and could find anything definitive. I'd have your spare Fed-X'd then deal with it when you are back home. Some useful links for on the road though:

Japan Recall (Translated): http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http://www.yamaha-motor.co.jp/recall/mc/campaign/2009-05/fuel-pump/index.html

Thumper Talk:
1-800-962-7926 per a poster on TT. http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...803090&page=11

When you call, remind Yamaha the pump is covered under the Emissions Warranty, regardless of age or mileage.

Take the time to read back thru this thread and the TT thread, take notes so you'll have the facts at hand. Write down the name and number of whoever you talk to. Please let us know how it goes. Good luck!

Other (Oct 2011):
Yamaha just replaced mine under warranty last week. I printed off the Japanese recall linked earlier in this thread, took it in and politely talked to the service manager at my local dealer. He took my info, name, address, VIN, and mileage, and said he would contact Yamaha and get back to me. I kind of half way expected not to hear back but recieved a phone call in about an hour, he said that Yamaha was going to cover it and he would order the pump and let me know when it came in. They called about a week later, I dropped the bike off on my way to work and picked it up on the way home.

I'm not the original owner, bike was not originally purchased at the dealership I took it to for service work, bike only has 2400 miles on it, I have never been into the service dept of the dealership but am on a first name basis with the parts dept from various other purchases over the years. Don't know if any of those things mattered or not as far as special policy coverage on my bike, but Yamaha took care of me and I'm happy.


Hopefully somebody else can step up with some more recent information so you can continue your tour.
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:19 PM   #29605
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That's what I did. Still very quiet, flows well, and zero maintenance. Just ride . . . and ride . . . and ride . . .

The WRR is really spoiling me with its low maintenance. Put gas in it and ride.
Hey Krabill,

After your muffler mods do you still use premium gas or switched to regular??
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:27 PM   #29606
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I tried a de-cated stock pipe and the bike ran like crap.
Went back to the other with just the plug knocked out of the end.
airbix/flapper mod/smog removed/exhaust valve thingie gone/FMF fueler
all the regular shit...

why would you wanna run regular?
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:37 PM   #29607
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Because its all thats available at a lot of small town and backwoods gas stations?

I've probably run regular gas in my WRR's for upwards of 5000 miles because there was nothing else available and never suffered any issues, stock or with bolt-ons (airbox, full fmf exhaust with and without programmer). Hell in Alaska the highest octane you can get is 90.
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:59 PM   #29608
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I was home today so I installed my Seat Concepts foam and cover as soon as the UPS guy dropped it off. I opted for the low foam and embossed vinyl cover. I'm not a fan of gripper seats and I am on tippy toes while seated with gear. This was very easy to install and I can almost flat foot now which is nice haha. Didn't get to ride yet but just sitting on it I can tell it is much firmer yet more comfortable because it is wider than stock where you sit.

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Craftsman pneumatic stapler with 1/4" stainless staples. I like shorter staples, less chance of poking through the pan at the "tongue" or at the very rear of the seat.
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:03 PM   #29609
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Hey Krabill,

After your muffler mods do you still use premium gas or switched to regular??
I still run premium, unless like skierd said it isn't available. In some small towns and out of the way places, there just isn't any premium to be found. I don't fret it, put in what's available and haven't ever had a problem running the occasional tank of regular through it.
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:58 PM   #29610
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I tried a few tanks of regular gas after hearing that, because of its naturally higher 130 octane rating, premium in Australia has more ethanol to raise the octane. Don't know about here in the US. I usually run premium just to avoid possible knock damage from our bike's higher 12 1/5 compression ratio.
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