WR250X Fly and Ride.

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Jungle Man, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. gmtech

    gmtech Adventurer

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    yea awsome! now youll know what to bring next time too ;)

    nice flowing story with the pics too
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  2. GratefulKicks

    GratefulKicks Been here awhile

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    great ride report and photos! Enjoy the WR250!!
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  3. Jungle Man

    Jungle Man frenzied adventurer

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    I should talk about the bike.
    I came from an xr650r so I knew to lower my power expectations. I also knew that they weighed about the same. That being said I noticed a lot of things that Yamaha did right to make this a multipurpose long lasting bike. It's geometrically simple, the rear brake cylinder is tucked behind the frame well, the brake pads themselves look like they have more material on them than a normal bike, the shift lever is just a simple steel one that you can replace for less than half of what my xr one cost, the dash computer works well, is compact and convenient, It has electric start, a beafy triple clamp and frame, a large stator compared to a dirt bike, and I love 6 gears. It also had some things that seemed cheap, like the clutch and break perches. I wish it had a kick starter so I could start it like a BOSS. I miss my one big leg.
    I'm hoping that this bike will be the economical choice yet still get the job done and be enjoyable because I can ride it rather than mess with it. As one adver put it: "The tortoise will catch the hair, eventually."
    Thanks
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  4. Jungle Man

    Jungle Man frenzied adventurer

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    How do you like the g450x? I have just now started to see them around.
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  5. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Nice report JM. Glad you made it back in once piece. Moab looks awesome!
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  6. Mike92

    Mike92 Been here awhile

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    I really enjoyed this. Good job! You will remember this ride for the rest of your life..... Good luck with the bike in your future! :D
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  7. Jungle Man

    Jungle Man frenzied adventurer

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    Thanks guys! It was a good riding experience.:D
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  8. asrvivor

    asrvivor Rabies Cure ????

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    Dammit Jesse, I would have gone with ya. We could have 2-up'd there and then rode back. Anyway's glad to hear about the new bike. Scott told me about this thread. Wish I had seen it earlier. Nice report buddy. Check your PM's.... John
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  9. s1marks

    s1marks Mercedes

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    Nice one Jesse and great ride report.

    I think we are going to have to start a 'donate your old riding gear to Jungle Man' thread though :D. Them 'riding shoes' don't look like they offer great protection!

    S1
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  10. Jungle Man

    Jungle Man frenzied adventurer

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    I just wore my regular shoes cause I need to look good on the plane and didn't want to check my boots through the luggage. I have all of the protective gear. Thanks for the offer.
    I saw you tore your bike up pretty good. Hope it gets sorted; must have been one heck of a ride.
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  11. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    I enjoyed your adventure. Made me cold, though...:lol3

    I like my 250. I rode it down the CDR last fall and left it in AZ to visit winters. I put a little Cee-Bailey fly screen on it, big tank, luggage and elec plug for my heated gear. I think its a nice machine.

    Thanks for the RR!
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  12. Jungle Man

    Jungle Man frenzied adventurer

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    Those are some of many good mods I would like to do.
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  13. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ...kids...what's the mattah with kids today! :clap
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  14. Jungle Man

    Jungle Man frenzied adventurer

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    Hah, I mean look good cause I represent my father as a non-revenue passanger.
    Normally I just wear my work clothes cause if I wear something nice, I'll get it dirty anyways.
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  15. Nut Clutch

    Nut Clutch was Steve Lavigne

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    Hey Jesse, just saw your ride report. I like your style.

    Was fun hanging out with you in Hells Canyon.

    Steve
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  16. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Awol

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    Good read Jesse!
    Nice minamilist traveling.:thumb
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  17. AustinJake

    AustinJake TE450-KLE-FXDWG

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    Did you ever get a title for the bike?
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  18. Jungle Man

    Jungle Man frenzied adventurer

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    Yes I got a title about two months ago!
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