WR250R accessories suggestions

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by ilyaon, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. ilyaon

    ilyaon Adventurer

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    Hello,

    I've just got WR250R.
    I would like to find out what accessories you suggest to purchase.

    On my list so far:

    Skid plate.
    Hand Guards
    Tools set

    Please provide your recommendations.

    Thank you.
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  2. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    It would be worth your while to spend some time on the WR250 mega thread, if you haven't already.

    Also, the dedicated forum.

    Every dual-sport farkle list starts something like this:

    hand-guards
    skid plate
    rear rack if you plan to carry anything
    sprocket change if off-road is priority (-1 front or +3 or 4 rear are common)
    new tires if off-road is priority (and you still have OEM Trailwings)
    folding mirrors like Doubletake
    new seat if you plan to travel (most do Seat Concepts)
    Luggage? Wolfman is popular and high quality.
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  3. ilyaon

    ilyaon Adventurer

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    Thank you jon_l

    Do you have a suggestions for a tools kit?
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  4. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    All I normally add is tire-change kit. If I travel, I toss a tool roll with some extra tools into the luggage, but frankly, these things don't break down much. I hope i didn't just jinx myself :eek1
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  5. ilyaon

    ilyaon Adventurer

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    A actually taking about the tool kit at your garage which nice to have with this bike, to do the maintenance.
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  6. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    Depends on how you plan yo use it. I travel with mine to I added:


    • Safari 3.7 fuel tank
    • GPS
    • Tail plate
    • Wolfman Drybag panniers/racks
    • Hand guards
    • Flyscreen from Cee-Bailey
    • Alaska buttpad
    • Trail stand for fixing flats
    • 2 power outlets
    • Enough tools to fix flats, change tires, remove tank/fuel pump etc. Amounts to 1/4 socket set, tire irons, allen set, elec pump.
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  7. ilyaon

    ilyaon Adventurer

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    Thank you Pantah,

    Did you buy a set of tools for in garage maintenance?
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  8. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Man, you really want some tools eh? :lol3

    Just your basic metric sockets, allens, and wrenches should suffice. Other than the axle nuts, I *think* every fastener is a 8/10/12/14 bolt, or a hex head bolt.

    I can't think of any one specific tool I've had to buy to do general maintenance and tinkering on the WRR. In fact, I think with the possible exception of front wheel removal you should be able to do all normal maintenance with the factory supplied tool kit. I could even be wrong about the front wheel removal, it's been a minute since I took the wheel off and can't recall the specific tools involved so the correct tool/s might well be in the stock kit.

    I suppose if you conside them "tools" a lift or a stand would be useful, and maybe some straps to secure the bike while working on it on the lift or stand.
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  9. ilyaon

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    Nice! someone finally heard me. Thank you MeefZah.

    The stand you mentioned, any preferences or pretty much any will work?
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  10. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    I actually don't have one. Some guys seem to like the DRC stand, Harbor Freight has a cheapy, Craftsman makes a few versions...
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  11. ilyaon

    ilyaon Adventurer

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    Thank you. I didn't know that Harbor Freight sales stands. However I also didn't know that Harbor Freight sales motorcycle hitch carriers. Just got one recently.

    Can you recommend any hand guards?
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