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Old 07-01-2013, 06:31 PM   #36316
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I hereby submit my question to the collective wisdom of the megathread...

I have an '09 WR250x. I recently changed the oil and filter using Kawasaki S4 Synthetic 10W-40 oil like to this



Since that I have ridden ~ 1000km over the past weekend. All easy on secondary roads through NY and VT.

Now I'm finding that my clutch is occasionally super grabby. I'm used to the usual grabbiness but this is ridiculous and I've accidentally launched myself through intersections. The strange part is that this only happens 1 in 10 starts.

Also, I occasionally hear some noise/vibration from the engine when letting out the clutch but when I hear the noise is not when the clutch is grabby.

Any ideas? Change the oil brand? Run some sort of engine flush? Replace clutch plates?

Thanks for your feedback!
Adjust your clutch cable.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:47 PM   #36317
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Adjust your clutch cable.
I checked it. Little to no slack. Still doesn't explain why it's only grabby occasionally.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:34 PM   #36318
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>"I have an '09 WR250x. I recently changed the oil and filter using Kawasaki S4 Synthetic 10W-40 oil like to this"

Well, the easy thing is change the oil.
I'd try the the non-synthetic Rotella and see what happens.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:42 PM   #36319
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I checked it. Little to no slack. Still doesn't explain why it's only grabby occasionally.
Same thing happened to me and HighFive asked if I had changed the oil recently and to a different brand.. I said "YEP".. after changing the oil again back to what I had used before.. the problems went away.. I'm using Rotella T 15W40 and now clutch is smooooth!!

I've used SuperTech and had no issues, Rotella T no issues.. but when I used a Castrol oil rated for wet clutch.. the WRR did NOT like it!

Also.. I too.. thought it was my clutch cable slack/adjustment was out of wack.. but it was all related to the oil...
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:13 PM   #36320
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Headlight replacement

Baja Designs has a replacement lens for $44.95
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Hello fellow WR riders. I got hit with a rock in the headlight that broke the lens.

Just wondering if anyone out there went to an aftermarket headlight and might have a stock headlight they would be willing to sell.

Yamaha only sells is as an assembly and wants too much for it.

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Old 07-01-2013, 09:20 PM   #36321
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I recommend once you get a new light you do this


Perspex Thick it will take a large hit and survive ..I use Velcro dots to stick it on and it stays there no problems
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:15 PM   #36322
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Perspex Thick it will take a large hit and survive ..I use Velcro dots to stick it on and it stays there no problems
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:36 PM   #36323
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:38 AM   #36324
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Mine lasted one ride in that position and the casing got smashed, then I stuck it on the fork.
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:27 AM   #36325
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+1 more on the Rotella T 15w40. It makes my WR shift smooth as butter and gives it great clutch action. Mobil 1 10w40 synthetic motorcycle oil worked well too, but not as nice as the Rotella. Valvoline 10w40 motorcycle oil was terrible, notchy shifting and a grabby clutch.
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:29 AM   #36326
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Thanks for all the oil recommendations. I'll Grab some Rotella-T and give that a try.
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:09 AM   #36327
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:59 AM   #36328
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:01 AM   #36329
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i never see anyone recommending yamalube on here which i always run. used it in my xt for 10 years with no clutch or engine issues, using it since break-in on my 08 wrr and i don't plan on changing. synthetic oil is still petroleum based oil, just refined a bit more. my last car hit 300k on regular oil. just sharing my experience. YMMV

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I hereby submit my question to the collective wisdom of the megathread...

I have an '09 WR250x. I recently changed the oil and filter using Kawasaki S4 Synthetic 10W-40 oil like to this



Since that I have ridden ~ 1000km over the past weekend. All easy on secondary roads through NY and VT.

Now I'm finding that my clutch is occasionally super grabby. I'm used to the usual grabbiness but this is ridiculous and I've accidentally launched myself through intersections. The strange part is that this only happens 1 in 10 starts.

Also, I occasionally hear some noise/vibration from the engine when letting out the clutch but when I hear the noise is not when the clutch is grabby.

Any ideas? Change the oil brand? Run some sort of engine flush? Replace clutch plates?

Thanks for your feedback!
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:32 AM   #36330
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i never see anyone recommending yamalube on here which i always run. used it in my xt for 10 years with no clutch or engine issues, using it since break-in on my 08 wrr and i don't plan on changing. synthetic oil is still petroleum based oil, just refined a bit more. my last car hit 300k on regular oil. just sharing my experience. YMMV
I have been using Yamalube in my WRR too, since I got it. Oddly enough, I use Motul or Silkolene in my Suzuki SV1K, And Motul/Belray(gearbox) in my KTM 300 EXC.

I guess new bike, I just chose to stick with factory oil....in case...I had any engine issues.
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