WR250X vs WR250R heads up

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by valvecrusher, May 4, 2008.

  1. XPADREX

    XPADREX Funslinger

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    I enjoyed my conversation with him. His knowledge and the level of detail he provided was right-on.

    Thanks for the link- I think a WR250X is in my future, unless someone swoops in with an F650GS I gotta buy.
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  2. evilted

    evilted Been here awhile

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    Anyone tried the 21" & 18" wheels with the larger X brake? Like it/hate it?

    Forrest says he can build X dirt wheels with the R hub as well for people who also want to switch the wheels & front brake when converting from supermoto to dual-sport. I don't think he'd actually built any such wheels yet when I last talked to him a couple months ago.

    Apart from the risk of possibly whacking the larger X rotor against rocks and such, I'm wondering whether folks are finding the X brake setup to be grabby offroad.

    Anyone have any feedback on this?
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  3. Bulldogs2k

    Bulldogs2k Been here awhile

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    I don't think the larger rotor will be a problem unless your doing some gnarly single track with big rocks. Here in the south east it is not a problem since it is pretty flat. :cry
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  4. Roadstergal

    Roadstergal Can't touch the ground.

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    I put the closest to 50/50 tires I could come up with on my Wrecks - rain race tire front, Gripster rear. I'm going dualsporting with my hubby next weekend (work has been killin' me), so I'll see how they work.

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  5. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    What tire manufacture makes your rain front? size?
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  6. roknjs

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    I'm also curious on what brand of tire this is. This set up looks to be just what I've been looking for.
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  7. roknjs

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    BTTT. Don't want this one to be forgotten.
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  8. XZed

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    Both are made by Avon.

    I like the gripster, but the rain is a supersoft supermoto compound... wonder how it would last under normal street use..
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  11. valvecrusher

    valvecrusher tractus pro pensioâ„¢

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    I love this one
    [​IMG]nice...

    has anyone happened to develop extensive practice on both of these models, by now?

    Off road stock for each model...and on road stock..

    Highway speed ride quality, plus offroad ride quality....

    wrr --

    wrx --


    How is the suspension valving ACTUALLY different in feel? Sprung? etc..


    I've seen the WRR do some nice MX work:evil, but about the WRX...it's not as common offroad, or MX.
    The info just isn't out there.


    Now that there are alot of you out there with WRX's and WRR's...

    Can you enlighten the few who yet still have to choose one over the other, please?

    Anyone run a high-level SM class with the WRX, what mods did you have to do to the suspension?
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  12. Reposado1800

    Reposado1800 Juicy J fan!

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  13. scottmac

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  14. pne

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    bumping this ol thread up because I'm torn between the two.

    For the WRX owners, has anyone tried just buying the wrr front hub and brake rotor from yamaha, and lacing up a 21" front wheel? 800 bones is a little more than I wanted to spend on wheels, was thinking this might be a cheaper option and getting a 17" knobby for the rear.
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  15. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    My X came with a set of dirt wheels... not too terrible to change out and I am loving it.
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  16. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    I have a set of 18 and 21 wheels for my X. Just put them on today for the first time with 606s on them. Love them. The brake is predictable and I am glad to have the extra stopping power if I need it. I am a big guy and more brake is better cause this bike has no problem getting me going :lol3
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  17. trainman

    trainman Been here awhile

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    Ok guys, I have a friend who has friend that has both of the WR's, the R and the X models. He wanting to sell the X and it has the large knobies tires on it, the bike is pretty much stock other than that. I'm a dual sport rider, so what I want to know is how does the bike handle different with those large tires on the bike. If riding off road will I totally not like it, or will it be ok, remember here that I do not ride overly fast and ride with in my limitation for a 67 year old guy. I've never been off road without a 21" front on a bike so a little input here would help, thank to any response.

    John
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  18. Wolfgang55

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    I have an 08 X & only use the MT-21 on both ends.
    Bought it new & thought about the R & even enjoyed riding one.
    But will stick to my X.

    Hey did any of you guys see the Yamaha recall on our X & R scoots. Only certain years but it covers 12,000+ scoots.
    Just got a call from a riding bud seems the stator has an over heating issue & the motor will stall.
    Better just check w/ your local dealer for a free up grade.
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