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Old 03-08-2013, 09:33 AM   #33646
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What kind of conditions will you be riding those in? Just curious what it's like riding over there. I've wanted to go up your way for as long as I can remember.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:55 AM   #33647
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I plan on riding home this afternoon on a new 2013 WR250R


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Old 03-08-2013, 11:17 AM   #33648
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I just ordered a transparent Safari tank for my wrr and after reading a few of the installation instructions, I had a question. Many people advise rinsing out the tank before installing. The instruction from Safari even suggest using some fuel to do this. How do you rinse out the tank with fuel before installing the fuel pump? Does anyone use a different method to rinse the tank out? Thanks

Thanks for all the replies to the tank cleaning question. I also noticed that 10cup added brass weighted fuel pick-up to the tubes that run down the wings. Do people find this makes a difference or is the stiffness of the fuel tubes enough to keep the pick-up tubes from riding up?
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:16 PM   #33649
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What kind of conditions will you be riding those in? Just curious what it's like riding over there. I've wanted to go up your way for as long as I can remember.

Same as northern U.S... trails with rocks, mud, roots...
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:24 PM   #33650
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I plan on riding home this afternoon on a new 2013 WR250R


Sweet! Post some pics.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:32 PM   #33651
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Thanks for all the replies to the tank cleaning question. I also noticed that 10cup added brass weighted fuel pick-up to the tubes that run down the wings. Do people find this makes a difference or is the stiffness of the fuel tubes enough to keep the pick-up tubes from riding up?
Hi ggemelos, I simply wanted to be sure with all the bouncing around that I was able to get all the fuel out for maximum range on some of my long rides. Many don't use them but they are very good at keeping the pick up fuel lines on the bottom of the wings. Remember if the fuel pick ups are not all the way down you can't get to that fuel no matter what pump arrangement you use. Just common sense to me but that doesn't mean you can't get by without them.
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:07 PM   #33652
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I plan on riding home this afternoon on a new 2013 WR250R


What a complete, total, 100% disappointment. Not only did they not have one, the 20 year old "salesman" I spoke with showed me a MX motorcycle and then he seemed astonished that I wanted a dual purpose bike. This was after talking with him on the phone a few hours earlier about commuting on the bike and taking short road trips to my sister's house. Then he went away and had a conference with his 22 year old boss. After several minutes, I began walking out and they came out and told me they had one "en route" and would call me when it comes in. These people were clueless - totally clueless about how to take care of the customer.

No thanks.

Still looking around Atlanta for an WR250R . . . damn, how does a company like that stay in business? Resellers like that really give Yamaha a very bad name.

Sorry - just had to vent.
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:34 PM   #33653
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What a complete, total, 100% disappointment. Not only did they not have one, the 20 year old "salesman" I spoke with showed me a MX motorcycle and then he seemed astonished that I wanted a dual purpose bike. This was after talking with him on the phone a few hours earlier about commuting on the bike and taking short road trips to my sister's house. Then he went away and had a conference with his 22 year old boss. After several minutes, I began walking out and they came out and told me they had one "en route" and would call me when it comes in. These people were clueless - totally clueless about how to take care of the customer.

No thanks.

Still looking around Atlanta for an WR250R . . . damn, how does a company like that stay in business? Resellers like that really give Yamaha a very bad name.

Sorry - just had to vent.
As someone who bought a new wr250r... to yourself a favor and by a used one.
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:45 PM   #33654
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What a complete, total, 100% disappointment. Not only did they not have one, the 20 year old "salesman" I spoke with showed me a MX motorcycle and then he seemed astonished that I wanted a dual purpose bike...
Yeah, happens more often than you'd think. It's amazing how little knowledge of the product line most salespeople have.

Keep looking, you'll find one. I wound up going to a dealer about 150 miles away to get mine, simply because they were so few and far between at the time I was ready to buy. It worked out fine, I packed up the truck, picked up the bike, and kept going to a week's ride/camp up in the Sierra.

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Old 03-08-2013, 03:07 PM   #33655
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Still looking around Atlanta for an WR250R . . . damn, how does a company like that stay in business? Resellers like that really give Yamaha a very bad name.

Sorry - just had to vent.
Cycletrader shows a bunch of them in Georgia. 2012s for $6,100.
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:32 PM   #33656
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Sorry folks - I'm going for a CRF250L instead. Ya, I know it's not as good in so many ways but I wouldn't appreciate the difference in quality and performance but I will definitely take advantage of the lower price and "in stock" status.

Thanks though and enjoy riding!
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:34 PM   #33657
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OK, time for break...outta here
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:44 PM   #33658
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Sorry folks - I'm going for a CRF250L instead. Ya, I know it's not as good in so many ways but I wouldn't appreciate the difference in quality and performance but I will definitely take advantage of the lower price and "in stock" status.

Thanks though and enjoy riding!
Red Sand,

Take your time. I bought my 2008 WR250R in November 2012 for $4,400. It only had 330 miles on it. It also had 10 months remaining on the factory warranty and a 4 year Yamaha extended warranty.

I wanted the CRF50L also but I'm glad that I waited. The Honda will still be there if you can't find a deal.

Good luck
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:45 PM   #33660
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As someone who bought a new wr250r... do yourself a favor and by a used one.

Shhhhhh........... We need these guys so we can buy low mileage used ones next year.

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