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Old 03-03-2013, 01:50 PM   #33541
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oh that is a sexy video i wish there more wr250r videos like that
+1 I don't consider mine very sexy since I'm usually beating the crap out of my WRR. lol
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:53 PM   #33542
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uh thats what the wr is made for she love the abuse kinda kinky when you think about it
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:54 PM   #33543
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>"While doing the EXUP removal a question came to my mind. For those of you with an FMF header and can, did the can come with a mid pipe? The header only gets to about where the EXUP valve is. "

The Q4 fits in the same position on both the stock header and FMF header. The header made quite a difference on my bike.

I rode with the Q4 and stock header for quite a bit, then added the FMF header. The FMF header made a big difference in the mid-range of the engine. Frankly, I was surprised to see the boost the header gave.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:12 PM   #33544
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>"While doing the EXUP removal a question came to my mind. For those of you with an FMF header and can, did the can come with a mid pipe? The header only gets to about where the EXUP valve is. "

The Q4 fits in the same position on both the stock header and FMF header. The header made quite a difference on my bike.

I rode with the Q4 and stock header for quite a bit, then added the FMF header. The FMF header made a big difference in the mid-range of the engine. Frankly, I was surprised to see the boost the header gave.
Are we talking Powerbomb or Megabomb here?
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:46 PM   #33545
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14/52 sprocket combo installed today, and now my chain guard and chain guide interfere with the sprocket/chain.
Serious question: What's the point of this combo? It seems like you get the same ratio as a 13/47 and you have this bigger, more vulnerable rear sprocket that doesn't fit on the bike. Am I missing something?
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:55 PM   #33546
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Serious question: What's the point of this combo? It seems like you get the same ratio as a 13/47 and you have this bigger, more vulnerable rear sprocket that doesn't fit on the bike. Am I missing something?
Going 14 on the front helps slow the wear on the swing arm seal guard.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:55 PM   #33547
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Serious question: What's the point of this combo? It seems like you get the same ratio as a 13/47 and you have this bigger, more vulnerable rear sprocket that doesn't fit on the bike. Am I missing something?
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Going 14 on the front helps slow the wear on the swing arm seal guard.
+1 And that's what you been missing. Many threads on same
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:32 PM   #33548
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>"Are we talking Powerbomb or Megabomb here? "

I have a 'Powerbomb' header on mine. Apparently the 'Megabomb' header is supposed to produce more torque in the bottom end. (???)

Would be nice to try a "Megabomb", but I'm not ready to pony up the $$$.
Right now the bike is producing really nice power for a 250.
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:24 PM   #33549
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+1 And that's what you been missing. Many threads on same

That + the chain wear. Running the chain over 13T results in faster stretch rate than on the 14T. I took mine for a limited spin today (still a ton of snow on the ground) and the chain never seems to touch the lower part of the seal, which is where most wear occurs. It changes the geometry completely.

Also, I went to this setup from a stock ratio, and it made a huge difference in engine braking (in first gear) and the ability to crawl uphill without having to use the clutch.

A lot of the trails I ride are slow, changing terrain areas. On my KLR 250 which was geared way down, I would use second gear and crawl just above idle. That bike could do it all day. The WR has completely different power requirements and would not work for me in stock configuration. In a 20 mile loop around here, you hit everything from water to sand, with 6-8" round stones on ascends and descents, rock ledges, and deep mud holes. There are times when slow, strong first gear saves your ass.

I did not see that much difference on the pavement - it still goes faster than my old KLR250 and it wants to stand up in second gear, which the KLR never did.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:34 AM   #33550
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Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for the chain and suspension help. I got my front forks adjusted yesterday, so now all my suspension is set up correctly I believe.

I also got my chain tightened. It seems to still be dug into the chain guard pretty good even though I've got it super tight. I hate to have the chain be any tighter than it already is though.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:00 AM   #33551
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I also got my chain tightened. It seems to still be dug into the chain guard pretty good even though I've got it super tight. I hate to have the chain be any tighter than it already is though.
A tight chain is very bad for the chain slider as well as many other parts of the bike. Loose is better.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:11 AM   #33552
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:19 AM   #33553
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A tight chain is very bad for the chain slider as well as many other parts of the bike. Loose is better.
How much slack should there be? Any rule of thumb on how to tell?
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:30 AM   #33554
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How much slack should there be? Any rule of thumb on how to tell?






I can't tell if you're trolling for a big catch here, or serious...

You need to 1) download a WR250R Owner's Manual from the Yamaha website
2) sharpen your googling skills
3) Increase the drag on your reel, you're gonna hook a BEEG ONE.

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Old 03-04-2013, 08:51 AM   #33555
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I can't tell if you're trolling for a big catch here, or serious...

You need to 1) download a WR250R Owner's Manual from the Yamaha website
2) sharpen your googling skills
3) Increase the drag on your reel, you're gonna hook a BEEG ONE.

I am dead serious. I have the manual, but I have also read on here that the manual is incorrect. I also wasn't sure how to put 11 pounds of pressure on the chain to see if it has the correct slack. It was confusing. Yes, I am a noob. I owned an SV for 3 years prior and that chain was very easy to maintain. No destroying swing arms and chain guards from just riding. I also youtubed to try and find a video for the WR chain.
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