Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. simmons1

    simmons1 Long timer

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    I have MotoBatts in my WR and my ST1300. They have been great batteries so far.
  2. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Navigate 2 Adventure

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    Hi guys, I've been away from the WR250R forum for a few months........I've been pre-occupied riding my 300 XCW Dual Sport cheater.......turning my attention back to the WR"290"R ADV bike since the Flying Monkey rally is now on the near term horizon: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=766096

    The WR250R is now the WR"290"R thanks to the addition of an Athena top end kit......she's also sporting a new set of shoes......threw on some new Warp 9 wheels......


    A few of pics taken this morning:

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    Heading out tomorrow morning for the first ride on the new top end.......also need to run-in/seat the spokes on the rims....stay tuned.......
  3. gloud

    gloud Been here awhile

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    I purchased a 2008 with 2700 miles from a fellow Inmate and since the plastic was scratched and gouged up I went another route- Old school,
    Got white plastics from a /10 WRX and the grafix from Wheeling . here is the end result.
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    I bought a spare set of Warp9 wheels so I can run street biased tires for my commuting and still swap back to the knobbies
    (the ones that came with the bike where new) We are very happy with how she came out.

    Has anyone with the Warp 9's sets from ebay had any issues with the brake pulsing? my front is. going to measure today and see what the deal is.
  4. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    Looks great Crawdaddy! I'll be curious to hear about the MT-43 front. Previously you ran a rear MT-43 with a knobbie front, didn't you?
  5. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    That is a great look gloud. Well done.

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    I wish Yamaha would offer some other color schemes besides all blue, all the time. White, yellow, and black all look great.

    My favorite:

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  6. pfy50

    pfy50 Professional nOOb

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    I Like it too; it has that bumblebee effect:evil. I think they got rid of it because it identified with Suzuki's color schemes to much.:eek1
  7. ADVCoop

    ADVCoop Been here awhile

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    Gloud the white/red looks great, nice bike. You could try swapping the rotor from your other wheel, I think the Wap9's use the stock rotor. That will tell if you the pulse is a warped rotor or something else.
  8. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Navigate 2 Adventure

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    I've been running them front and rear on the WR for quite a while. Smoooooth on the road/hard pack rails. Time to throw on the gear and head out today!
  9. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    What sort of mileage do you get from the MT-43s?

    Look forward to feedback on the 290.

    Jon
  10. GotMojo?

    GotMojo? Long timer

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    My X has a similar look right now...really like the retro with white plastics...

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  11. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    No, it uses 2 rings. I think there are enough of these installed to demonstrate reliability.

    I wonder about the increase in torque. Some bikes, like High Five's with the 290 are so heavily modded, it is hard to know what a stock bike would be like with the big bore kit, without de-smogging, pipe, power commander, etc.
  12. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Navigate 2 Adventure

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    Rode a ~175 loop today with friends........the bike/wheels checked out fine......I honesty didn't notice much of a difference in terms of performance/seat of the pants feel........but I've been riding a 300 XCW for 6 months so my perception of what the 250 "used" to feel like may be skewed......wondering if I need to tweak the FMF Fuel programer settings......sems a bit flat down low.....

    All in all it felt good to be on the WR250R again........so smooth......

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  13. YamahaTN

    YamahaTN Adventurer

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    What's the seat on that bike??? I don't recognize it.
  14. gloud

    gloud Been here awhile

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    Seat concepts low seat. carbon carbon seat cover.
  15. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    You can tell by the Wrinkles ;) Mine has the same.
  16. DougZ73

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

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    I really like those retro graphics too:

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    BUT..I hate that after each ride on this bike, I have dirty white side panels. Does not matter if I wear pants in boot, or pants over boot...same thing happens. Sure, they clean up nice with a MR Clean magic eraser, but hate to do it everytime I want to have it photo worthy.

    And did someone say EXC??:evil Sadly, I am still getting used to mine and still ride the WRR faster. :huh

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  17. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    Got the (used) rack sorted today; it needed some new hardware, and I painted the aluminum top piece. Looks pretty good:

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    Just need 6 little bumpers, thinking commercial door silencers may work perfectly.

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    EDIT - THE DOOR SILENCERS WERE TOO SMALL, FOUND SOME PLASTIC PLUGS AT LOWES
  18. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    :wave Hey gloud - Nice chatting with you at motomkt yesterday. I mentioned I use mine for travel out west. Here it is:

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    Fun bike.
  19. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    Looks really good! Nice to have a WRR that isn't like everyone else's.
  20. DougZ73

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

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    Thanks. I destroyed my first set of shrouds with stock graphics, so this was the way to go with the set I got from a buddy. Although now I find myself wanting to stay away from the tight( shroud/graphics destroying) single track with this bike. :lol3