Early '90s WR250 Yamaha

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by third eye, May 28, 2012.

  1. third eye

    third eye back road loon

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    Thanks for the advice and good to hear your experience. The new Keihin carb is light years better than the mikuni. I installed Race Tech Gold Valves in the compression stack and set it up to have the forks ride higher in the stroke with stiffer springs. Plus I set up the rebuilt shock damping to their recommendations, it's starting to handle better than my YZ400F I had previously
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  2. scrambler73

    scrambler73 Been here awhile

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    Funny you mention that... I had one for a while that was like magic in fast rough/unpredictable terrain. My KDX200 feels like its going to pitch you off with its flighty/headshakey feel. Yeah, I know...wide open rutty trails aren't the KDX's forte..but

    The WR on the exact same trail WIDE OPEN was as stable as riding the KDX on asphalt. I was really surprised an early '90's trail bike was so good at soaking up the rough stuff..

    I still keep my eyes open for another WR200.... Great little bikes. (minus the pink decals)
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  3. third eye

    third eye back road loon

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    After installing the race tech gold valves, springs and having the shock serviced with a stronger spring, it handles the rough stuff way better
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  4. stump branch

    stump branch n00b

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    And pink rear spring. I picked up a fine example of the 92 wr200. Trying to find a decent place for any parts. I can imagine I'll flip end over end if or when i cut up a side faring our such plastics.it is a dream to ride though, perfect trail bike which is what i need.
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  5. third eye

    third eye back road loon

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    I had Precision Concepts rebuild the shock and told them to put on a stiffer spring if it needed it, which, it did. The new black Eibach looks and works so much better
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  6. baloneyskin daddy

    baloneyskin daddy bikaholic

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    Anybody need a brand new piston and rings for a 94 . Sold the bike years ago.
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  7. RebelYell

    RebelYell Been here awhile

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    Ive never seen a wr 200 or 250 in person up close hell I cant even find a 200 for sale .Yamaha must of imported 5 into the country as I have never seen one.What i wouldnt do to see Yamaha build these again Im tired of seeing 9 grand thumpers.
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  8. third eye

    third eye back road loon

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    I'd probably settle for a newer YZ250 and change the gearing around if I had to for single track. The suspension would be much better to start out with. One thing to notice is how the WR shock linkage points down to the ground. I tagged a rock with it last summer. Didn't break anything but it left a mark to show what happened
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