Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. Reposado1800

    Reposado1800 Juicy J fan!

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    I use the Giant Loop Coyote bag, the older style that is not 100% waterproof. I love it because once it is on, nothing moves. I can attach other stuff to the outside as well. Great bag.
  2. Nice_Rumble

    Nice_Rumble Long timer

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    If you do end up loosening both triple clamps make sure it is on a stand as the frond end will want to collapse.
  3. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    I am a Giantloop fan too.

    This is my little 250 packed up for a 10 day 1600 mile trip.

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    Works great on the trails...

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  4. bhd1223

    bhd1223 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the tips folks. Loosening the uppers allowed me that little bit extra to get it as straight as I can tell without measuring devices or fancy gadgets. The bars appear straight when I'm going straight down the road so I'm thinking all is good.
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  5. HighFive

    HighFive Never Tap-Out

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    Oops....you're right. I missed that. Well, aluminum can be strong. My aluminum frame is pretty strong.

    Uh-oh, I smell trouble ahead.

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  6. bhd1223

    bhd1223 Been here awhile

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    And now the new bar setup.
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    Tusk Chub bars w/ YZ bend in black, trimmed down 0.5" in length on each side
    Tusk Big bar bar clamp adapters which don't fit perfect but good enough for me for now. They add ~0.75" of height. Fit picture below.
    Tusk D-flex handguards(same as before) with Tusk big bar adapter. Had to remove sleeve from bar ends and getting them on with the adapters was a pain. **Next time I have to move them or anything they are coming off and I'm getting a triple clamp mounted set of guards.**
    Spider Grips SLX grips. I'm liking them so far.

    As installed bar specs:

    30.625" L (30 5/8")
    ~4.25" H - From given information of big bar bar clamp adapter and the Chub YZ bend
    ~2.23" Pullback - Calculated from rough measurements

    As it sits the bars feel to be positioned about as good as they could be. Much better than stock.

    Tusk Big bar bar clamp adapter fit picture.
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    Old bent bars. They are worse then they look in the picture.
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  7. jglow

    jglow Two wheeled traveler

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    Took the WR out to the Ouachita N.F. in Southeast Oklahoma to ride the Choctaw Nations Trail (CNT). Thanks Krabill :wave for the tracks that I snatched off of your ride report from your trip with HighFive :deal . And thanks to Bash3r for the help fixing what I broke (:getiton look at all this name dropping).

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    The short report from the trip is here: Ending the fight, embracing the heat



    Jordan
  8. what broke now

    what broke now Petroleum Brother

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    "including an electric guitar......"


    Wow, I knew about the high-output alternator. but you have truly raised the bar!
  9. 10Cup

    10Cup Long timer

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    Guys, searched this forum but came up dry so will ask. Has anyone found a key blank that works with the Yamaha ignition hey? Tried all the Walmart blanks with no luck. As it is I'm on an extended trip and lost my key, do have a spare but would like to get another made while I can.

    Any help appreciated
  10. debaisley

    debaisley Long timer

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    that KTM looks cool , but not sure why we're talking about it here as if its somehow in the same class of bike as the WR. Thats a full fledged race bike , not something you can hop on and cruise across the country without worrying about a thing.
  11. GotMojo?

    GotMojo? Long timer

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    Agreed. Sweet bike, but all you gotta do is check the maintenance schedule to see it's not gonna be ideal for longer adventure rides. If I rode it like I ride my WR250X, I'd be changing the oil once a week, or every two weeks at the minimum.
  12. onetravdown

    onetravdown I can't ride where?

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    don't forget checking the valves. :rofl
  13. craigq

    craigq Adventurer

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    Yup, the 350 XC-F and SX-F (which I assume is what this engine is from) have race-bike major maintenance/servicing intervals, 50hr and 100hr engine teardowns.


    Edit: Just checked the 2012 350 EXC manual, major engine work is scheduled for every 105 hours (or 50 hours when used for motorsports).
  14. JamesG

    JamesG Rabid Poster

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    Yamaha dealer perhaps?
  15. bhd1223

    bhd1223 Been here awhile

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    My local True Value has a blank that works. First thing I did after I bought the bike used with 1 key.
  16. QuietEagle

    QuietEagle Gettin' it together

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    10Cup,

    I just had to get one for my motorcycle. I would use ronayers.com as they only charge $5.00 shipping for the smaller orders. They don't have the model listed, but you can input the number in the search and it will come up for ordering. Anyway here is the part number for 2008-2010...I doubt it changed for 2011-2012 though.

    90890-56028-00

    There are also many online places that have blanks (non-OEM), but it would probably cost about the same in the end...
  17. bhd1223

    bhd1223 Been here awhile

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    Had the key cut and working for everything on the bike at the local True Value for under $3. Try your local real hardware store or locksmith.
  18. SteveO

    SteveO ouch....

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    oh man, forget that! No freakin way would I get something that is so high-maintenance.......
  19. SteveO

    SteveO ouch....

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    However, I sure would like to get some more power out of this little 250, especially on the highway....
  20. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    The 2010+ Berg 390's have had nearly all of this plus lower compression again, and the ability to fit a sub frame tank. Oil changes and maintenance on them so far has been excellent. Better suspension on the Bergs. The 2012 KTM's are trying to catch back up to the 2010 Bergs . Must use soft bags like Coyote or Kriega though, as there is no rear metal subframe.

    I fitted a cush hub from Woody and this has really smoothed out the ride.

    Still no where near as maintenance free as the WRR, but the closest thing to it in the competition type bikes.

    http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/husaberg_fe_390_2011.php

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