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Old 10-11-2008, 07:50 PM   #721
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Word I've heard is that Athena is just about ready to roll out a new 300
big bore kit for the WRR/X any time now...
You're evil scottmac, more wallet lightening ahead!
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Old 10-11-2008, 08:20 PM   #722
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Highfive R Disclaimer #2

HF is BUSTED! The Referee has blown the whistle & thrown a flag!

My wonderful, loving, sweet, amazing, & spectacularly beautiful wife has started reading the Shootout. And, she is making me come clean. So, I have to make the following official Disclaimer #2 statement:

"I do not own R" as previously represented. Technically speaking, its a loaner from Yamaha Motor Sports!

I actually have not paid one teeny, weeny little cent! I signed some lengthy lawyer'esc paperwork, and pushed it out the door about a month ago.

But hey, its not my fault. I was going to pay for it. But then Wally waves this "sweetheart deal" in front of my nose: Zero down, Zero payments, Zero interest for 6 months! Just sign a piece of paper. I've got 5 kids, I can afford to pledge one as a collateral for a lien. Maybe two actually, if I had a choice. But I digress....

I know, I know. Its stupid to finance a toy. But I didn't really. I've got the funds sitting in the bank (well, if that bank doesn't collapse too). I'm going to pay it all off with one check. But I'm REEEAALLY enjoying riding R for FREE. Might just stretch it out to the last week of the sweetheart deal. Just because!

So there, I hope that makes my sweetie feel like I've repented of my sin and cleansed any blemishes from my well-intended reputation.

Trust me.....after the way I've ridden R these past 3 weeks, plus the manner in which I've rooted around "in there" with a stick, I don't think the Yama boys would really want it back. Just saying....

HF
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Old 10-11-2008, 09:28 PM   #723
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Im not convinced yet, whether or not R2 will run the slab into the wind with all my camping gear aboard. But, I guess that will be a whole nother test.
I'm interested!
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Old 10-11-2008, 10:19 PM   #724
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Wheeling Cycle Supply now has black OEM plastic in stock!

http://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/s...=119&offset=10
with graphics too


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Old 10-12-2008, 01:20 AM   #725
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No WAY!!!!!!!! Problem Solved????

Yes! Thanks fellas. Mucho thanks.

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Wheeling Cycle Supply now has black OEM plastic in stock!

http://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/s...=119&offset=10
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with graphis too
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Old 10-12-2008, 07:28 AM   #726
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Thumb Highfive - Garage Update!

DR350 = GONE!

WR450F = GONE!

Maybe more to follow......I donno. Really think all I need is:
1) GasGas 280 Pro (Trials)
2) R
3) 950 Adventure
Think that might cover everything I want to do anytime.

BTW, I took a lazy 200 mile round trip "therapy" ride on the 9fiddy yesterday. And, I need to back up and correct an earlier statement regarding R's vibration compared to The Black Princess at 65 mph in 6th gear.

In the Shootout, I said they were about equal. I was wrong. Hadn't ridden The Black Princess in a while (can't seem to get off R). Anyway, R definitely, positively, beyond a shadow of a doubt has LESS vibrations throughout bars, pegs, seat, frame....everywhere, than my 950. Wow, even I was surprised. Cause the 950 is barely running (about 3,500 rpm) in 6th gear at that speed.

To be clear, I've got stock gearing on The Black Princess. But I do also have a pair of those SWEET Akropovic's (For Offroad Competition Only) Cans. I'm sure that is the source of some extra Vibes on the 950. I could put the Stock Cans back on for another comparison. But I'm not. I'm actually afraid of knowing that R would still win. I mean...this has got to end somewhere!

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Old 10-12-2008, 07:45 AM   #727
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Is the 2009 the same as 2008??? Any kind of changes that you know of?
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Old 10-12-2008, 07:47 AM   #728
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DR350 = GONE!

WR450F = GONE!

Maybe more to follow......I donno. Really think all I need is:
1) GasGas 280 Pro (Trials)
2) R
3) 950 Adventure

HF
No more, for me...I'm out.

Hope ya got the message about R2 vs R (*wink)

Decision of R vs DRZ? Check

Method to make 'er black? Check

Money? Check (Or cash LOL)

Opportunity? Do'H!!!! 240 days and counting.

Oh, you SO got me when you said that the was on loan from Yamaha, I was like "AHA!!", then I read on and was like, "AHA" again...you got me...

Very glad you popped in. Can't wait to check it out for myself.
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Old 10-12-2008, 07:47 AM   #729
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Got my WRR dirty yesterday, now I know I won't miss the Buell too much at all. Still have a bike for the street.

Anyways...I'm a little confused about something.

First, I noticed that people changed first oil at 50miles?
Is that due to the small motor and small amount of oil that it carries?
Already have 130 something miles on mine.

On page 8-1 in the manual it says to use 10w 30 or 20w 40 depending on climate.

These are odd ball weights to me, not sure I have even seen them before.

Seems most people are going 10w 40, for summer here probably 20w 50.

Did they just mess up in the book?

The drawing on 6-15 shows 10w-40 on an API label, but they are using it to show not to use oils with a CD rating or Energy Conserving ll rating.


Also, do you really use the bleed bolt to check for oil pressure or take it on faith? Never had a vehicle not get oil pressure back after a change.

An oil pressure light would have been nice.
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Old 10-12-2008, 07:51 AM   #730
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Is the 2009 the same as 2008??? Any kind of changes that you know of?
Not that I can see...they're the same. Some missing data on the site, but here's the link to 2008 to 2009 comparo ( if it doesn't work go to Yamaha Sport Moto's home, 2009 street motorycle line, choose the WR250R and then click the specs tab and dropdown menu to compaire it to the 2008:

http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/pr...0/compare.aspx


2009 WR250R

2008 WR250R


Engine2009 WR250R
2008 WR250R
Bore x Stroke77.0 x 53.6mm77.0 x 53.6mm
CarburetionFuel injectionFuel injection
Compression Ratio11.8:111.8:1
Final DriveChainChain
IgnitionDirect ignition coilDirect ignition coil
TransmissionConstant-mesh 6-speed; multiplate wet clutchConstant-mesh 6-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Type250cc liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke;4 valves250cc liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke;4 valves
Chassis2009 WR250R
2008 WR250R
Brakes/FrontHydraulic single-disc brake, 250mmHydraulic single-disc brake, 250mm
Brakes/RearHydraulic single-disc brake, 230mmHydraulic single-disc brake, 230mm
Suspension/FrontInverted fork; fully adjustable, 10.6-in travelInverted fork; fully adjustable, 10.6-in travel
Suspension/RearSingle shock; fully adjustable, 10.6-in travelSingle shock; fully adjustable, 10.4-in travel
Tires/Front80/100-2180/100-21
Tires/Rear120/80-18120/80-18
Dimensions2009 WR250R
2008 WR250R
Dry WeightSpec Not Available276 lb (CA 278 lb)
Fuel Capacity2.0 gal2.0 gal
Fuel Economy**71 mpg71 mpg
Ground Clearance11.8 in11.8 in
Height48.4 in48.4 in
Length85.6 in85.6 in
Seat Height36.6 in36.6 in
Wet Weight295 lb (CA 297 lb)Spec Not Available
Wheelbase55.9 in55.9 in
Width31.9 in31.9 in
Other2009 WR250R
2008 WR250R
Warranty1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
MSRP*$6,090 (Team Yamaha Blue/White) Available from September 2008
$5,899 (Team Yamaha Blue/White) Available from January 2008
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Old 10-12-2008, 07:54 AM   #731
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Not that I can see...they're the same. Some missing data on the site, but here's the link to 2008 to 2009 comparo ( if it doesn't work go to Yamaha Sport Moto's home, 2009 street motorycle line, choose the WR250R and then click the specs tab and dropdown menu to compaire it to the 2008:

http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/pr...0/compare.aspx


2009 WR250R

2008 WR250R


Engine2009 WR250R
2008 WR250R
Bore x Stroke77.0 x 53.6mm77.0 x 53.6mm
CarburetionFuel injectionFuel injection
Compression Ratio11.8:111.8:1
Final DriveChainChain
IgnitionDirect ignition coilDirect ignition coil
TransmissionConstant-mesh 6-speed; multiplate wet clutchConstant-mesh 6-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Type250cc liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke;4 valves250cc liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke;4 valves
Chassis2009 WR250R
2008 WR250R
Brakes/FrontHydraulic single-disc brake, 250mmHydraulic single-disc brake, 250mm
Brakes/RearHydraulic single-disc brake, 230mmHydraulic single-disc brake, 230mm
Suspension/FrontInverted fork; fully adjustable, 10.6-in travelInverted fork; fully adjustable, 10.6-in travel
Suspension/RearSingle shock; fully adjustable, 10.6-in travelSingle shock; fully adjustable, 10.4-in travel
Tires/Front80/100-2180/100-21
Tires/Rear120/80-18120/80-18
Dimensions2009 WR250R
2008 WR250R
Dry WeightSpec Not Available276 lb (CA 278 lb)
Fuel Capacity2.0 gal2.0 gal
Fuel Economy**71 mpg71 mpg
Ground Clearance11.8 in11.8 in
Height48.4 in48.4 in
Length85.6 in85.6 in
Seat Height36.6 in36.6 in
Wet Weight295 lb (CA 297 lb)Spec Not Available
Wheelbase55.9 in55.9 in
Width31.9 in31.9 in
Other2009 WR250R
2008 WR250R
Warranty1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
MSRP*$6,090 (Team Yamaha Blue/White) Available from September 2008
$5,899 (Team Yamaha Blue/White) Available from January 2008

Thanks for all that work...LOL! The muffler looks a different color hmmmm.....
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Old 10-12-2008, 08:05 AM   #732
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Thanks for all that work...LOL! The muffler looks a different color hmmmm.....
Angle, lighting and you're obsessing. (Join the club).
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Old 10-12-2008, 09:04 AM   #733
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No change for 2009. Probably all made in one single production run in 2008. That's what that usually means. Bet they run out of soon, though....

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Old 10-12-2008, 09:12 AM   #734
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Hate to ask again but... what weight oil are you all using?

The book has me a little puzzled (see post above) and I'm ready to do the first change.

Can't believe I'm asking an oil question, but there you have it.

Thanks.
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Old 10-12-2008, 09:15 AM   #735
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Opportunity? Do'H!!!! 240 days and counting.

Oh, you SO got me when you said that the was on loan from Yamaha, I was like "AHA!!", then I read on and was like, "AHA" again...you got me...
Its all true....same as everything I've said.

Got the inside scoop...appreciate it.

BTW, Thank You for your service! Put it on your calendar. When you get back, we'll meet and ride our Rs together somewhere good....like Colorado.

Plan on it!

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