WR250f Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by AWM, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. AWM

    AWM Beard Bros Racing

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    Man i see alot of WR250f's at rides,and enduro's,etc.
    But not much love round here.:huh
    So lets see who's ride'n a WR250f,hear the bitches,and praises,pictures etc.
    I'll start.:D

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  2. AWM

    AWM Beard Bros Racing

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    Nothing hunh?:lol3

    I was at the NH Classic this weekend,and i was surprised that next to all the orange,team blue seemed to be the second in bikes of choice.
    And yes most were 250f's,,with a slight mix of 450f's.:D
    Is it just an eastern thing?
    The 250f's a great trail bike,but theres gotta be somebody out west running them?
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  3. Swashplate

    Swashplate LUV TO HVR

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    I have one, 2002 model. pics to follow later.

    Looking to Dual Sport it with either a Tusk, ProCycle or Baja Designs kit
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  4. Rcrx21

    Rcrx21 06 KTM 950SM, 04 WR250F

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  5. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    Jimmy Lewis long term test, holy crap !!!
    http://www.dirtrider.com/reviews/long_haul/141_0804_2007_yamaha_wr250f/viewall.html
    long term test including races by JL !!! ,
    Running Tally
    Hours on Bike: 202+
    Maintenance and Repairs: $634.64 (notincluding tires)
    Fork service: $85
    Fork seals: $20
    Shock service: $95
    Valving: $55
    Shock oil: $15
    Weld radiator: $15
    4 oil changes and 1 filter
    Oil filter: $11.95
    Yamaha 20W-50 oil: $4.88 ea.
    Oil tank: $183.94
    Clutch: $162

    Read more: http://www.dirtrider.com/reviews/long_haul/141_0804_2007_yamaha_wr250f/viewall.html#ixzz1e1gDlkrS

    Ive read of cheaper DS conversions , cant remember where, I am considering one of these, lookin for the magic button
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  6. AWM

    AWM Beard Bros Racing

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    Well,,,guys/gals.:cry

    I drank the kool aid.:huh

    If i was gonna stay with the rice,then Yamaha is the team.They just seem to be behind the riders more then the others.
    And after a 02 WR250F,and a 05 WR450F,,,,,,i wanted a 2 stroke,,and then it went down hill.:lol3
    I'm looking at a 04 WR450F supermoto,,,,,hmmm,,maybe.But i went to the orange side,and i'm love'n it.
    Not try'n to shit up the thread i started.I'm still surprised there isn't more interest in the WR250f.

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    I'll always have a soft spot for the 250f.:clap

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  7. Duken4evr

    Duken4evr Been here awhile

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    I covinced a friend to buy a clean used '07 250F. Sweet bike! I am surprised how much midrange power it has for a 250. The motor feels stouter to me than the Honda and KTM 250s I rode. Being a WR, it will likely last forever too.

    My buddy is stepping off a CRF230, so he thinks he died and went to heaven! :D
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  8. nuggets

    nuggets It's all my fault...

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    I have been considering picking up a 2001 wr250f. Already plated. Only thing bugging me right now is the lack of an E start. I had a hell of a time kicking the thing back to life when warm.

    Damn sweet bike.
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  9. flubbyhog

    flubbyhog Been here awhile

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    I'm looking to get one used and after doing my research:wink: I think that 2006 was the first year of e-start? I'm probably wrong though.

    I see plenty of used ones out there and the price isn't that bad either. I had a '02 DRZ400e before I sold it and now I think the WR250f will be about the same experience. I know the DRZ is heavier and puts out about 40 horse but I think it will be a wash in the end. I just want something that can handle a beating.
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  10. nuggets

    nuggets It's all my fault...

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    E start arrived in '03

    http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/277/1063/Motorcycle-Article/2003-Yamaha-WR250F-WR450F.aspx
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  11. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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  12. flubbyhog

    flubbyhog Been here awhile

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    Thanks Missionary and nuggets, good info!:D
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  13. qwiky

    qwiky Adventurer

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    2001 Wr250f signing in! just bought the bike with a busted top end and $1000+ in parts this summer, rebuilt the top end this winter and took it out ice racing a few weeks ago, trying to get it street legal :ricky
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  14. qwiky

    qwiky Adventurer

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  15. THB

    THB Been here awhile

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    I was a little concerned when we first purchased a very lightly used 2007 last summer. After uncorking, I have no regrets at all. I love the extra power of the WR450, but in the tight stuff, the 250 is amazing. It's my 14 year old sons bike now ....

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    I plan on taking it from him soon!
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  16. redbastard

    redbastard Long timer

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    This is my 2003 WR when I picked it up two years ago.

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    It was mint, but after two years of trail rides and races it's getting a little more worn in at this point.

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    Odessa Washington. Who knew there was desert in the North West.

    This is with my 8" HID race light before my first 24 hour relay race

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    Skull power !

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    The damper is a huge help

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    Next up is a dual sport convertion, parts are all in the garage and ready to go !
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  17. SBG

    SBG Neville1 to TT boys

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    I'm on the 250 on the left, my bud is on the right with his 450. Both 2003 models.

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  18. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    PM if interested. Was my kid's bike but we need another dualsport.
    28 hours, over a grand of extras. Best trailbike ever made.

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  19. qwiky

    qwiky Adventurer

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    ^^^^ what did you change your gearing to? how much for insurance?
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  20. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    I put a 49 on the rear, then 14 counter for road and 13 for trail. Swap out depending on the bulk of the type of riding on a given trip. The '08 had a 50 rear but the 04 had a 52 rear. I don't know if the newer ones have a lower primary or not. My KTM runs a 13/50 for all trail, max speed is about 75 but that's gotta be at least ten grand.

    Anyway, I test road both ratios and both work well. For hiway work the taller gearing is great, it'll cruise 60-65 easy, and still keep the lower gearing for going to ride single track. For dualsport riding the taller gearing is really nice. But it's easy to over tax the brakes, the thing gets up and goes! It's almost as quick as my 630! Of course it would pull away at higher speeds, the husky will cruise at whatever you can handle, all the way up to a hundred. At 70+ it starts the hunt though with a front knob, the yammer does too at about 65.

    These little bikes are really nice, they are really light and handle like a dream. After riding the ktm and the WR, they are more similar than different. The ktm is just a little more punchy and a shade faster. It has had suspension tuned though, and the yamahas i've left stock, so it's a little better at high speed whoops.

    Oh, and adding a third bike for liability only, it's about $40 a year. But then I'm 55 with 40 years of riding. :lol3
    My son is gonna ride it mostly though, he's almost 18.
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