WR250X vs WR250R heads up

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  1. valvecrusher

    valvecrusher tractus pro pensioâ„¢

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    Anyone ridden both versions, enough to compare them ADV style?

    Would a X be as offroad capable as the R?

    I believe their is a difference in the tranny gearing to restore the tire diameter's effect on overall gearing.
    And i also think the suspensions are valved differently..

    Has anyone had the pleasure to take both of these through the 'good stuff', enough to speculate if the X is nearly as capable offroad as the R?

    Or the direct slab to slab road test?
    0-70mph heads up?
    Jumping logs, creeks etc...

    Now i'm hoping tires not withstanding, ie DOT knobs on the X....
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  2. Reposado1800

    Reposado1800 Juicy J fan!

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    I have the X and it is superb. I don't think knobbies exist for the 17" tire size on this bike. So far it is getting 70 mpg. Soft saddle bags will throw over the back with no issue. A magnetic tank bag is a no go. There is nothing for the magnets to hold to. I will be looking for a strap mount tank bag and a soft tail bag to go with the saddle bags. 0-70 happens really quick. Supposedly suspension is valved a bit softer on the X. I find it fine and haven't messed with the clickers yet.
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  3. montesa_vr

    montesa_vr Legend in his own mind

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    Transmissions and primary drive gearing are identical on both models, but the X has one less tooth on the rear sprocket to compensate for the smaller wheel diameter.
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  4. soundasleeprecording

    soundasleeprecording genuine pleather seating

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    The gearing feels the same, but if that's true, the gearing must be different - I'm sure you can find the actual ratios on the web.
    The X is faster from nothing because of the 17s & the proper street tires, and obviously sticks much better because of the same. The R is definitely a DS bike, and I didn't get to do any dirtying on my test rides. These 2 bikes are the same, other than their intended focus. Buy the one that's right for your riding habits, DS or all-street.
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  5. zc1

    zc1 Adventurer

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    Scroll to the bottom. Ratios are the same (except for rear sprocket):

    http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/yamaha/2008-yamaha-wr250r-wr250x-review-76600.html
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  6. lvdukerider

    lvdukerider Las Vegas Nevada

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    Im thinking by the X for the slightly larger front brake rotor (if it even matters) and go with a spair set of 21/18 wheels with street legal (or not) knobbies, best of both worlds. Im seriously thinking of picking up either a X or R as soon as one shows up on the used market for a substantial discount.:clap
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  7. soundasleeprecording

    soundasleeprecording genuine pleather seating

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    There may be issues with disc/caliper clearance when going to the spoked 21" wheel (and you"ll need a 320mm front disc it - LOOKOUT!). This is a common problem when going from street 17s to dirt spoked wheels with big disc brakes.
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  8. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Aspiring advrider

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    Bumping this. I'm curious if anyone has tossed the dirt wheels set on the supermoto.
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  9. Chip Seal

    Chip Seal Long timer

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    Can someone give a ride impression on the wr250x. It's gotta be a hoot.

    Would believe it's a lane splitter king?

    Well heck 205.
    I didn't dig deep enough on my initial search!
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  10. yanni23

    yanni23 Been here awhile

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    Where ya been? :D

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  11. Reposado1800

    Reposado1800 Juicy J fan!

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    What size and brand tires are those?
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  12. D1EHARD

    D1EHARD Got the Fever

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    I'd like to bump this thread up. The 17" knobbies on those bikes is exactly what I'm looking for. They look like Maxxis 6006's and TKC 80's? I am also assuming that they are using rear tires on the front?

    I own the WR250X and am dead set on putting some 17" knobbies on. What are the reprecussions of riding with a rear tire up front? My bike handles like a dream right now but I'm willing to sacrifice a lil mobility for the knobs. I'm not gonna be doing any time on the track or anything like that either, this bike is just for sh!ts and giggles.

    Thanks!
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  13. Circsaws

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    Most likely tkc 80. and from what I've heard handle ok on the street and dirt.
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  14. XPADREX

    XPADREX Funslinger

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    I'd like to bump this thread, to see what dual-sport, or at least a bit more "tourance" type tires are available for stock 17" WR250X rims.

    I'm looking through catalogs, but firsthand accounts work best, IMO.
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  15. Jolly705

    Jolly705 Long timer

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  16. XPADREX

    XPADREX Funslinger

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    Thanks for the heads-up!

    I just spoke with Forrest- great guy! I like how he does these- good work.
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  17. Bulldogs2k

    Bulldogs2k Been here awhile

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    Don't the WRR wheels bolt onto the X? Or is that the DRZ
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  18. D1EHARD

    D1EHARD Got the Fever

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    Just in case anyone was wondering, 17" Pirelli MT21's fit nicely on the X. I put a 130-90-17 on the rear and a "rear" 120-90-17 on the front. It has been a hoot. I will eventually go with the dirt setup from Wheeling, but these do for now. Man have I had some fun on this bike with these tires.

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  19. XPADREX

    XPADREX Funslinger

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    Nice! that's the kind of heads-up I was looking for.
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  20. Jolly705

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    Forrest is a great guy, I highly recommend him. He shows up to all our supermoto races and has top notch customer service.

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