Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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    Got a new drain plug and washer this morning, also finally changed the gaskets on the oil filter cover. So far so good, still runs smooth and no new noises... think i dodged a bullet with this one...
  2. Sewerat

    Sewerat Cert. bike whore

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    I always put a little bit of loctite thread sealant on every time I take any drain plugs out. Basically just a paste form of Teflon tape and I have never had a problem with leaks or fallouts.
  3. MiamiMotorcyclist

    MiamiMotorcyclist used to be -MiamiUly

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  4. HighFive

    HighFive Never Tap-Out

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    +1 on the Yamabond #4. Good stuff, Maynard. :deal

    p.s. Duc plugs don't fall out.........[​IMG].

    HF :thumbup
  5. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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  6. EZman671

    EZman671 Adventurer

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    TW200 has a similar oil flow check bolt.
  7. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    . think i dodged a bullet with this one...[/QUOTE]

    BIG bullet:eek1
  8. DougZ73

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

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    DRZ had the same bleed/weep check bolt. I have never used it on either. I think valves will let you know real soon if they are not getting oil. :lol3
  9. baiku

    baiku Manaical Engineer

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    And the XT-225
  10. HighFive

    HighFive Never Tap-Out

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    [​IMG] Says who? Don't believe it.

    Follow everything in your Service Manual exactly as stated....and maybe you'll save your warranty.

    Too late for me. I lost mine when I wrote the check. :lol3

    For the record, I never messed with it. Scouts Honor!

    HF :thumbup
  11. sunset_ryder

    sunset_ryder aka "toots"

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    Pardon the interruption:
    I finally decided on a street bike. I want a R². I found a new 2008 at a small local dealership. The tech guy said it was NOT fuel injected. Is there a certain month in 2008 that they changed from non FI to FI? You guys are the experts. I have tried to do my homework on this thread but I can't find the answer. Perhaps a little help here?
  12. johnnyadventurepants

    johnnyadventurepants Been here awhile

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  13. johnnyadventurepants

    johnnyadventurepants Been here awhile

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    If it is a WR250R or WR250X, it is fuel injected. All of them are. If it isn't fuel injected, maybe he's talking about a WR250F?
  14. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day.

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    I think he is mistaken. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
  15. gwl

    gwl Been here awhile

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    Anyone remember the name of the ride report where a guy rode his wr from oregon to idaho into wyoming and back. it was something like great basin route. I would like t look at it again but can not find it . thanks Greg
  16. sunset_ryder

    sunset_ryder aka "toots"

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    :clap Thanks! I was hoping he was wrong. The bike has no turn signals or mirrors. Don't they usually come street legal OTD? It does have the headlight and taillight. Maybe he has had it so long he stripped it?
  17. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day.

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    It's an "F" not an "R". No FI, no signals, no mirrors.
  18. sunset_ryder

    sunset_ryder aka "toots"

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    :cry thanks.
  19. Jungle Man

    Jungle Man frenzied adventurer

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    I checked mine. It was easy and quick. Oil came out pretty much immediately. I wonder how long the engine would last without oil pressure? To the point where if it hasn't been working for a while that checking it at the next oil change makes a difference in a possible save?
  20. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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    Well, I made it about a half mile without a drain plug if the trail of oil behind my bike can be believed, and there was still enough to make a decent sized puddle when I stopped and shut the motor down so... maybe a mile? I don't even know where that bolt is located, never looked for it, never used it on oil changes.