Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. malibu_dan

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  3. Rufjeep

    Rufjeep Been here awhile

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    Great looking bike! What bar/ riser set-up is that?
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  7. kawagumby

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    I weigh 165 and opted for the lighter spring. It made a world of difference (along with a shock revalve). Even without the revalve you will notice the rear tracks the terrain better. The forks are good for me, but a too stiff rear spring (regardless of preload) will cause too much weight bias to the front forks during suspension action, which may be part of why you are not satisfied with the front.
  8. kawagumby

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    The WR250R is an absolute pig off-road compared to a KDX, about 70 lbs heavier and less horsepower. A good running KDX 200 or 220 (pipe and reeds) can produce mid 30's horsepower. The front stock KDX supension is undersprung but the WR250 has a very poorly valved rear shock - so even the suspension is not as good as a stock KDX off-road. Look at it this way - Fredette won gold ISDE medals on KDX's - even with his skills he couldn't have done that if the bike was 290+ lbs....
  9. straightrod

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    A bikes weight is everything to me as I am getting older and muscle mass is leaving me. Being from California, can a KDX be street legal? Currently looking at Beta, KTM for light bikes that can do some street.
  10. Rufjeep

    Rufjeep Been here awhile

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    Thanks; looks perfect for stand-up riding
  11. kawagumby

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    Yep, I'm in the same boat...weight is a priority and light means I can still handle the rough stuff.

    But regarding street legal KDXs, no, unless you can find one that was made street-legal 2003 or earlier (which do pop up on craigslist now and then) you'd have to go with a Euro-bike if you want light. One bike you might want to look at is the Husqvarna TE 310, this bike has supposedly been upgraded from the 2010 model with more horsepower and better chassis...light too. They seem to have a pretty good maintenance and reliability rep. The bad part is the prices on the Euro stuff...yikes and many folks still like a larger tank and softer seat. From time to time you can find used dual sport KTM 450 exc's for decent prices tho', but for me, a 450 is overkill, off-road. If you have the money, now is a good time to buy used, as there are some great deals for barely-used bikes due to the economy.
  12. mbabc

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    Doing the install of my Scotts on the wr and it calls for a 32 mm or 1 1/4" open end wrench. I of course don't have one, but I do have a big honking cresent. Think that will do?

    Any other tips?
  13. onetravdown

    onetravdown I can't ride where?

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  14. GotMojo?

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    Awesome! The WRR/X is a true do-it-all bike. Love these shots!
  15. reddirtjoe

    reddirtjoe motorcycle addict

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    Working on reading this thread from the beginning..1600pages:huh

    I am at page 50now.but check new post often!!
    My 2 concerns with the wr250r are
    1) less power then the DRZ(powerwheelies)
    2) How highway capable is the little 250? ( Can I ride 70/75mph for more then a hour or so?)

    Bonus....You guys give me reason to keep my 220....:evil
  16. onetravdown

    onetravdown I can't ride where?

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    1) Power wheelies - you're going to need to use the clutch
    2) 70-75 on the highway all day long. Gotta love that 6th gear. :thumb
  17. bhd1223

    bhd1223 Been here awhile

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    Well I got her buttoned all back up and ready to ride. Snugged everything up and took a little test ride around the yard. Liked the new bars and everything but decided I hate standard hand guard attachments. I was about to not install them and buy some triple clamp mounted ones and be done with it but decided I'd just get those next time I need to adjust these.

    The new bars are YZ bend Tusk Chubs with the Tusk universal big bar clamps. It's not all that pretty but it works. I'll edit and throw in some pictures tomorrow night but I have an early morning for a Muster Duty almost 2 hours away.

    I trimmed the ends of the bars down 9/16" on each side and the overall length of the bars measured today before install was 30.625". The plan of dropping the standard 31.6" length down 1/2" on each side worked out fairly well. The Spider Grips SLX grips seemed pretty comfy too. Three to 4 hours of riding tomorrow should give me a better feel but I'm liking it so far.
  18. onetravdown

    onetravdown I can't ride where?

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    Thanks! And yes it is one of the best do-it-all bikes there is. :deal
  19. DabsAlot

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    I agree.....
    I would also want to keep the KDX. I wouldn't give up my KTM 250 XCW for my WR250R.....I gotta have both.
  20. HardWorkingDog

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    ^^^ Not to mention the TY... :wink: