My WR250R Build.

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  1. Joe Watson

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    Hi all,

    Here is where I am going to document all the modifications etc that will be done to my newly purchased WR250R. It may be interesteing to some, it may not be to others, you decide whether you stay and read on.

    So first off, I bought a bone stock 2010 black WR250R. It only had 3700km on it and was only 6 months old, so still still has a year and a half of its warrant!

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  2. Joe Watson

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    The first thing I did was fitted a wolfman enduro tank bag.

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    Next was fitting a Zumo 550 and a 12v outlet to power it.

    Making up the mounting bracket and doing the wiring with fuse:

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    Getting into the guts to find some wiring:

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    Mounting of the GPS:

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    Final mounting point for the 12V oulet:

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  4. Joe Watson

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    Next was removing the seat strap because it was annoying. Removed the bolts, strap came off, glued the foam back down:

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  5. Joe Watson

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    I then started knocking up some pannier racks to suit my old RJays bags. This will only be a temporary thing until I get my giant loop.

    Back frame:

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    Measuring and mounting of back frame on the right side. Using the pillion pegs for the front mounting point:

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    Using the hole above the exhaust mount for the top mounting point:

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    For the rear mounting point I used the stock number plate section:

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    Right side complete:

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    Left side front mounting:

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    Left side top mounting using the helmet lock section:

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    Both of the rear mounts in and done:

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    Left side now complete also:

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    From the rear:

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    Bags just thrown over:

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    Clean and undercoat:

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    Completed ready for fitting:

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    On the bike:

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  6. Joe Watson

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    I fitted a waterproof 12v outlet under the seat with fuse etc. This is used for a pump, charging phone etc so you don't need the ignition on like the 12v outlet at the front of the bike:

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  7. Joe Watson

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    Sanded out the scratches etc from the exhaust cover and painted it flat black. Not sure if I like it or not yet, might go silver:

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    Went on a decent ride with the bike fully loaded, full ride report coming soon:

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  9. vnp514

    vnp514 Been here awhile

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    Nice Job!! [​IMG]

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    mbabc Curmudgeon trainee

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    Great write Up! Thanks for sharing.
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  11. Cruz

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    Like the black look Joe.
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  12. Joe Watson

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    FYI... none of your photos are appearing, here or in your RR... "Bandwidth Exceeded, upgrade to Pro!"

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  14. Joe Watson

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    Should hopefully be fixed soon.
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  15. Joe Watson

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    Found a better spot for my rego label:

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  16. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    Might find you get a smack putting it there.......:deal
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  17. Joe Watson

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    Today I whipped up a quick bash plate. Just out of some old thin aluminium I had left over. I will be making a rallye style bash plate for it with the tool boxes either side when I get some thicker aluminium.


    Cutting a template out of cardboard:

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    Shape cut:

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    Starting to bend up:

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    The dodgy weld (gasless mig welding...... :shog:

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    Holes drilled and on the bike:

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    I made it high to protect the radiator guard:

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    This side needs to be bent in a little more. I also have to drill the oil drain plug hole and I may also do some holes in the front of it to let some airflow with some mesh behind it.

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  18. Joe Watson

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    I thought it just had to be displayed on the left hand side of the bike in a position where it can be seen all the time, which this can??

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  19. Joe Watson

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    Bought some bar end mirrors. Took them apart so they could mount to the bars:

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    Fitted up with old mirrors on to see the difference:

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    Both on and cleaned the front of the bike right up:

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  20. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    True, any right thinking person would see that location as being perfectly acceptable, but nevertheless, it is ilegal in Queensland. Proper location, as stated on the back of the rego papers is; "the adhesive side of this label must be affixed in a holder, attached to either the left side or the rear of the motorbike so that all particulars on the label are clearly visible from the outside of the motorbike through a transparent section of the holder. A label inside a cylindrical label holder does not meet visibility requirements"

    Just saying,.......don`t ask me how I have the rego label attached to my Xchallenge....:D

    It`s interesting, WA has done away with rego stickers altogether, NT has them the size of a postage stamp that go onto the plate, and the new plate reading technology the TV stations were touting earlier in the week that quickly find out whether a vehicle is registered or not......and Qld reckons it`s a smart state.

    Sorry, back on topic, you`re doing a good job on the Yammie.
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