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Old 03-13-2013, 08:45 AM   #33751
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I just checked the valve clearances on my 08 WR with 4000 miles on it. The spec listed earlier in this thread is 0.23mm-0.30mm for exhaust and 0.13mm-0.20mm for intake. If my math is correct, that's 0.009"-0.012" and 0.005"-0.008". Mine measured at 0.009" and 0.010" on the exhaust and 0.006" on both intake valves.

So, should I rest easy knowing that my valves are in spec, or should I adjust that 0.009" exhaust valve?

Thoughts?
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:45 AM   #33752
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That is what I would say. You checked the valves 20k miles early, why? At 4k miles checking my valves would be the last thing on my mind. No way I'd waste my time/money trying to mess with the clearances at this time given your measurements. Just ride it.
It didn't cost me any money, and since we're still snowed in here, I've got plenty of time. Better to spend an evening checking the valves than sitting on the couch watching TV. I personally think a 26k mile valve check interval is ludicrous, but what do I know.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:14 AM   #33753
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>"I just checked the valve clearances on my 08 WR with 4000 miles on it.."
>"Don't mess with success. If it ain't broke don't fix it"

Checked my valves at 12k. Intakes were right on the minimum side of adjustment, exhausts were a bit under the minimum. I bought a hot shims kit and set both of the valve sets to 'medium' range.

Interesting stuff. Mid range torque is way up, but the bike now needs a bit of 'warm up', won't run properly when cold.

Note 1: The hot shims kit requires measurements on the shims. Frankly, I'm not sure why they really bother to put thicknesses on their shims.

Note 2: Buy a metric caliper. ($9 version from HF works fine for me).

Note 3: Tried an alternative method for releasing cam chain tensioner on re-assembly (listed here I think). At any rate, I gave up after an hour. Brought son into the garage, had him hold the cam chain on the sprockets, rotated engine and the chain tensioner released.

Note 4: Buy a new rocker arm cover gasket. Had to fiddle with mine (old one) 3 times to get it to stop leaking.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:13 AM   #33754
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I I personally think a 26k mile valve check interval is ludicrous, but what do I know.

Why would Yamaha put that interval on many of the bikes they make if it was not backed up by reason? Not trying to be critical but there seems to be a lot of oversensitivity when it comes to valve clearances.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:55 AM   #33755
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Why would Yamaha put that interval on many of the bikes they make if it was not backed up by reason? Not trying to be critical but there seems to be a lot of oversensitivity when it comes to valve clearances.
I don't believe everything I read
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:23 AM   #33756
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Screen for WR250R... Screens For Bikes

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Here is one you may want to look at... Great screen and great guy to do business with...

http://www.screensforbikes.com/galle...250-r-08-12-2/

Nicest screen I have found to date.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:49 PM   #33757
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I don't believe everything I read
I don't either. Manufacturer's valve check guidelines are suggested not written in stone. The actual time/mileage you'll need the valves adjusted at vary for each bike's use, terrain/environment ridden, production tolerances on parts, and how and who assembled your individual bike(and other variables). Bike manufacturers give you what they expect(averages) they can economically warranty(bean counters/lawyers) IMO

But if you do decided to do one; do all and set all to max tolerance(I follow BigDog's method
http://www.bigdogadventures.com/WR250R.htm)Then you can be set/forget for awhile.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:26 PM   #33758
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Larger wolfman tank bags

I was looking at getting a Wolfman tank bag and was wondering if anyone has feedback on fitting the larger tanks bags on the WRR. In particular, I am thinking of the Large Expedition of the Explorer Lite. I searched and found a few posts of people with the explorer lite, but no pics. Do these bags fit on the bike? Any first hand experience or pics would be appreciated. It is makes a difference, I have a Safari tank on my bike. Thanks.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:45 PM   #33759
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Here is one you may want to look at... Great screen and great guy to do business with...

http://www.screensforbikes.com/galle...250-r-08-12-2/

Nicest screen I have found to date.
I didn't see that one, nice..
I sent an enquiry for pricing and shipping cost...
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:05 PM   #33760
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... I personally think a 26k mile valve check interval is ludicrous, but what do I know.
Then buy a KTM.



Sounds like you just want to get them to the other end of the spectrum, CJ. No harm in that. And like you say, you're already there. You know if you don't you'll kick yourself.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:37 PM   #33761
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Screens for Bikes...

[QUOTE=jgormley;20938935]
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I didn't see that one, nice..
I sent an enquiry for pricing and shipping cost...
I am pretty sure you will end up getting this one!

Again, great product from an awesome guy... ALL as advertised and promised and great communication from seller.

Highly recommended!
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:12 PM   #33762
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Then buy a KTM.
I'm sure I will, but first I have to fix the WR up for the next owner, as MZ says.

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Sounds like you just want to get them to the other end of the spectrum, CJ. No harm in that. And like you say, you're already there. You know if you don't you'll kick yourself.
Yep, might as well. Ordered a FSM so I can do the job right. I think I'll be swapping shims this weekend!
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:49 PM   #33763
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I was looking at getting a Wolfman tank bag and was wondering if anyone has feedback on fitting the larger tanks bags on the WRR. In particular, I am thinking of the Large Expedition of the Explorer Lite. I searched and found a few posts of people with the explorer lite, but no pics. Do these bags fit on the bike? Any first hand experience or pics would be appreciated. It is makes a difference, I have a Safari tank on my bike. Thanks.
I got one of the Large Expeditions and it's a nice bag, but it's huge! I've not used it on the WR though so no pictures (I used it on my KLR). It is waterproof which is nice, but I gotta think it would be in the way. I have a Giant Loop fandango on my WR and it's about half the size, and just barely "out of the way". Kinda wish the Expedition had some quicker pocket access as well. There's no getting in the bag while on the move with the configuration it is (Buckles and internal "skirt"). If you sit down most of the time and want to haul a lot of gear, in adverse weather it's a good choice. Personally I like the Giant Loop much better.
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:51 PM   #33764
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My dealer said Monday that it will be "sometime in March" when my 2013 arrives.

The waiting is killing me.

Tell me it's gonna be worth it . . .



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Old 03-13-2013, 03:57 PM   #33765
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That is what I would say. You checked the valves 20k miles early, why? At 4k miles checking my valves would be the last thing on my mind. No way I'd waste my time/money trying to mess with the clearances at this time given your measurements. Just ride it.
WTF ,That would be my last concern. I'm enjoying farkling. This bike is bombproof
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