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Old 09-08-2012, 01:10 PM   #30511
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IMHO Yellow and black ain't coming back!! Japanese company pride; yellow is Suzuki, red is Honda, green is Kawasaki, blue is Yamaha. To many people thought Suzuki was winning local Motos when they were actually Yamahas.
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Yellow and black WRR was a limited edition sold in Japan but you may have a point. Though I remember yamaha as yellow and black before I remember Suzuki being yellow (with blue seats) starting in the RM days. Not sure what color they might have been before that.
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Old 09-08-2012, 01:18 PM   #30512
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IMHO Yellow and black ain't coming back!! Japanese company pride; yellow is Suzuki, red is Honda, green is Kawasaki, blue is Yamaha. To many people thought Suzuki was winning local Motos when they were actually Yamahas.
Yes?/No?

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yamaha did a yz in yellow and black in the US a few years ago as a special edition.
yamaha has a rich history of doing yellow with the specific black/white angled ladder graphic so they have pride with that specific look.
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:07 PM   #30513
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Because I'm riding a WRr 100% on the street (not by choice). But-I put a 14t sprocket on today, and am thrilled and surprised by the change.

I've mostly been puttering around on backroads, and the stock bike, with free airbox and muffler mods, was happiest around 52 mph. It would go faster, but just didn't feel best. With the 14t, it wants to run 65 actual mph, and is smoother than it had been! I know that doesn't compute, I was turning 5500 vs 6400 now. I think the engine is happy to be loaded more - maybe a FI thing... Coming off a 4-way stop, and turning used to be awkward. 1st was too low, I had to be careful with the throttle, and I had to shift mid-corner. Now I just take off like I have on all my previous bikes, and can shift to second after I've straightened up. For the first time, I had absolutely NO numbness in my hands.

Top speed remains at 84 mph (well-it was windy today, so maybe the bike is a bit faster!). In 5th, the bike pulled up a medium-slope hill at 77 mph with a 10 mph headwind. (WeatherUnderground's local weatherstations are great for finding out stuff like this).

Anyhow, I much recommend gearing UP for those of you who road ride alot.
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:26 PM   #30514
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:33 PM   #30515
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Because I'm riding a WRr 100% on the street (not by choice). But-I put a 14t sprocket on today, and am thrilled and surprised by the change.

I've mostly been puttering around on backroads, and the stock bike, with free airbox and muffler mods, was happiest around 52 mph. It would go faster, but just didn't feel best. With the 14t, it wants to run 65 actual mph, and is smoother than it had been! I know that doesn't compute, I was turning 5500 vs 6400 now. I think the engine is happy to be loaded more - maybe a FI thing... Coming off a 4-way stop, and turning used to be awkward. 1st was too low, I had to be careful with the throttle, and I had to shift mid-corner. Now I just take off like I have on all my previous bikes, and can shift to second after I've straightened up. For the first time, I had absolutely NO numbness in my hands.

Top speed remains at 84 mph (well-it was windy today, so maybe the bike is a bit faster!). In 5th, the bike pulled up a medium-slope hill at 77 mph with a 10 mph headwind. (WeatherUnderground's local weatherstations are great for finding out stuff like this).

Anyhow, I much recommend gearing UP for those of you who road ride alot.

So is this still with the stock WR250R rear sprocket size?
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Old 09-08-2012, 05:33 PM   #30516
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Old 09-08-2012, 05:50 PM   #30517
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:54 PM   #30518
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Does anyone know what oil Yamaha puts in the 2012 WR250R from the factory? I might buy a new one next week and want to make sure the bike has petroleum based oil for the break in period. I am going to do the 'motoman' hard break in method, and if the bike has synthetic oil it wont work properly and the rings will not seat.
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:34 AM   #30519
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:59 AM   #30520
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Yamalube 4 SAE 10W-30 or 20W-40
Thanks. I remember reading that the manual calls for synthetic? I am glad to see they put petroleum/mineral oil in there from the factory.
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:17 PM   #30521
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yamaha did a yz in yellow and black in the US a few years ago as a special edition.
yamaha has a rich history of doing yellow with the specific black/white angled ladder graphic so they have pride with that specific look.
Hey eakins,

Might have been White and Red.



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Old 09-09-2012, 01:45 PM   #30522
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So is this still with the stock WR250R rear sprocket size?
Yes. Did a 4-lane highway run today. 65-75 mph with medium winds. Bike loves it. Still running out of HP, but had no problems keeping up with and passing traffic. Did a LOT of WOT running, MPG went down to 48!

Bike is so much better for street riding now. I'm just loving it.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:50 PM   #30523
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New Guy here.

Bought my WR250R Friday evening.

Its got 100 miles on it now, broke it in hard and changed the oil this AM with about 60 miles on it. Already seen pavement, dirt, gravel some jeep trails and some power line trails. This bike is just a hoot makes me feel like a teenager again,

For the record I have been riding more than 30 years on the street and have owned lots of bikes, only one other Dual Sport a 87 XL600 which was a pig,

The WR feels great on the pavement and in the dirt, it's just fun to hoon around all the back roads out here (Front Royal VA) and explore areas my other vehicles just wont go.

On the way home from the dealer



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Power lines near Happy Valley road, no gate and yes I ignored the no tresspassing signs





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Old 09-09-2012, 04:50 PM   #30524
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:38 PM   #30525
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New Guy here.

Bought my WR250R Friday evening.

On the way home from the dealer


Looking good! Congrats on the new bike
Is that carrier aluminum? Could you tell us how to get one, please.

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