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Old 07-02-2013, 07:59 AM   #36331
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Awesome - Looks like fun. Lots of "Orange" bikes out there - way to represent "Team Blue".
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:01 AM   #36332
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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   #36333
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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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Old 07-02-2013, 10:31 AM   #36334
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I've replaced my headlight a couple of times with this one due to rocks, wrecks....

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Old 07-02-2013, 12:59 PM   #36335
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m14 Nut @ 70 nM or 51 ft/lb

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Old 07-02-2013, 01:04 PM   #36336
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Awesome - Looks like fun. Lots of "Orange" bikes out there - way to represent "Team Blue".
I seriously think they see a none orange bike and see it as a challenge to pass them and then of course roost you. :( Paybacks are hell!
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:50 PM   #36337
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Does anyone know the torque specs for the nut that retains the swingarm pivot bolt?
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m14 Nut @ 70 nM or 51 ft/lb
Nope--that's the relay arm (linkage to swingarm) bolt.

Swingarm pivot bolt nut, Service Manual page 4-56, is 85 Nm, 62 ft-lb.
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:11 PM   #36338
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:26 PM   #36339
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Does anyone run 20-50 oil during the summer?
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:03 PM   #36340
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Price for New WR250R in Northern California?

If all goes well, I'm hoping to pickup a new WR250R tomorrow in the Sacramento/Roseville area. If anyone has recently purchased a WR250R in the Northern California area, could you please tell me what you paid for it? Having a ballpark figure to work with would give me more confidence walking into the dealership.

Also, somewhere in the last thousand pages, someone asked (I can't remember who) what should the dealer give you besides the keys, manual and title. Anything else?

I also I want to thank everyone in this thread. I've been lurking for awhile, having read over a 1,000 pages. The feedback, pics and video you have all posted has been incredibly helpful. Thank you.
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:49 PM   #36341
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Does anyone run 20-50 oil during the summer?
Nope, I run the same oil in the car and bikes regardless of daily temps. I figure the owner's manual has seasonal temperature fluctuations figured out.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:24 PM   #36342
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Lil' Wonderbike is up for sale

I'm putting the... sigh... WRR up for sale. Usually when it's time to sell something like this, you're sick of it, or really want something else. Not me, I still love her. It's just time to sell it. Pass it on to buddies who want to have the kewlist WRR ever (except, of course, for YOURS).

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=900547

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Old 07-02-2013, 08:34 PM   #36343
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I'm putting the... sigh... WRR up for sale.
Will you be leaving the website up? As a noob, I found it to be a great resource.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:36 PM   #36344
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:40 PM   #36345
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Will you be leaving the website up? As a noob, I found it to be a great resource.
Thanks for that, ArmyJoe. Yes, for the foreseeable future, the wrrdualsport.com website will not be going anywhere.
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