Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Sock Monkey, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. Reposado1800

    Reposado1800 Juicy J fan!

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    Anybody willing to work on their bike like this is a true bad ass. I salute you.
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  2. bhd1223

    bhd1223 Been here awhile

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    Well I had a very poorly timed wreck today. Tomorrow afternoon I was supposed to be leaving to spend the weekend in MA doing the Dirtwise course. I was getting a bit too cocky and comfortable out in the woods and was going a little faster than I should have. Front wheel hits a rock the wrong way, bike starts to fling me off. I help it by getting a bit of twist on the throttle as we're going in 2 different directions. I hit the ground hard and slide/roll for a little bit, bike ends up stopped near a tree.

    My left wrist/thumb joint kills but other than that I'm fine. :cry Bike had a little meeting with that tree. Luckily there are just some stresses and one crack in the headlight bezel. Headlight itself is fine. I'll need to replace the surrounding plastic and the upper piece of the headlight assembly to make it pretty again. Right side handle bar is bent to all hell. I've been eying some new bars anyways but this was a bad time. The only thing that bothers me is the fork tubes look a little off. I haven't had it on a stand yet but it would only be slightly if they are off. A little loosen and twist should fix that up easily if there is anything.

    So the good part of the story. I'm able to get the bike up and on the kickstand. I'm leaning against a tree in pain and with some blurry vision. My step father and step brother ride by on the new atv. I hold out a piece of the plastic (top of the headlight bezel) and they grab it and keep going. They don't even head back to the same trail on the way back. :huh Really? I mean come on, stop and ask if something happened. How do you not notice the nice fresh hole in the ground and me all filthy?

    So ya, we are clearing out the old snowmobile trails in the backyard/woods since I now have the dualsport and there is the atv and for the old snowmobiles we have here. So I end up pushing the bike out of the woods. Luckily I was only maybe 100 yards from the yard when it happened. I just couldn't deal with the bouncing on the rocks riding it. I coasted down the hill in the back to park it but wow.

    I'm hoping with the pills and ice my hand will be better tomorrow and I'll be able to fix her up and still make it up to MA. I'm doubting it though.
  3. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Navigate 2 Adventure

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    I need a new front rim (at some point)........mine is pretty beat up/cracked.......

    Suggestions?

    Does excel make rims that'll fit the WR250R?
  4. jimrobinette

    jimrobinette Been here awhile

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    Woody's? Don't know if they've done WRRs yet.
  5. DougZ73

    DougZ73 Fading off.........

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    BHD...rough couple days for you. Good luck and heal well bud.
  6. dirthauler

    dirthauler rolling rototiller

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    yes they do, although, for the f, you will need to have the spokes made, i used http://www.buchananspokes.net/
  7. DougZ73

    DougZ73 Fading off.........

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    Stock hub and excel wheel? Custom Buchanan spokes?? If that is true, someone at Buchanan has to get their head out of their ass, cause i was thinking of making that exact combo, emailed them and they said they did not have spokes to match that. :huh
  8. dirthauler

    dirthauler rolling rototiller

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    ya it was quite an ordeal, had to buy the spoke by the size not by the application, i had central maine power sports do the doing of i for me, they got the spokes from excel first and found them just a little bit short, seems the spoke mount point on an f hub is just about 3/32" further from the hub than on out r, called buchanan and they said yep sure no problem and mailed out a set for and f, mailed em back and said no, for an r, ho, we're sorry they say, here and mailed another set.....for an f! then finaly got what was needed, and each spoke had to be cut about 5mm and threads cut onto them a little longer then they were from buchanon. anyway, short tale told long, call 207-689-2345 ask for ryan, or ben in parts, and tell them that you need to know the particulars on the spokes that they got for todd's wr250r
  9. onetravdown

    onetravdown I can't ride where?

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    I don't know about that. More like angry and extremely desperate. :D
  10. dirthauler

    dirthauler rolling rototiller

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  11. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    They have never been listed in the off road segment but in the Dual Purpose section. You would notice that there are no WR450f or 250f in that release either.
  12. thornstein

    thornstein Adventurer wannabe

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    Is anyone aware of a front fender brace/support to stiffen up the fender? My fender bag only has one tube in it and it shakes like crazy when hitting the rough stuff. Thanks.
  13. jimrobinette

    jimrobinette Been here awhile

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    Same.... :(:
  14. craigq

    craigq Adventurer

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  15. mbabc

    mbabc Curmudgeon trainee

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    Dry fit my new rear 49t sprocket. That's a big ring! Do I need to ditch the upper chain guard? Looks like it'll rub.
  16. Saltydog86

    Saltydog86 village idiot

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    I'm running a 48t and its got plenty of clearance.
  17. bhd1223

    bhd1223 Been here awhile

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    I've been thinking the same thing. Maybe it's a good time to sit back and :beer
  18. arkridergc

    arkridergc Been here awhile

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    Man if you were here 2 weeks ago, you must've choked on dust and fried your brain inside your helmet. I spread 10 loads of dirt in the yard that weekend and it was 104 degrees out. Rain washed a couple of loads away today!:beccaWhere did you ride?
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  19. greer

    greer Long timer

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    Should fit, mine does. If not you could snip or heat/bend just a bit.

    Sarah


  20. Krabill

    Krabill Long timer

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    Yeah, it was hot, but better to be sweating in my helmet that sweating over a bunch of loads of dirt :lol3

    We rode Mill Creek on Saturday, then around the White Rock area on Sunday.