Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. noahdr

    noahdr Adventurer

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    I bought the DRC Edge 2 tail light kit and had a question for those of you that have wired it before. What did you do with the license plate light harness wires? Did you leave the connector empty or splice it into the Edge 2 light with the built in license plate light?


    Thanks for the help.
  2. Crooked Creek

    Crooked Creek Been here awhile

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    I know this topic is so two-days-ago, but FWIW, I've ran nothing but regular in my (stock) bike for the last 10 000km under pretty much every condition with no issues at all.

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  3. tmotten

    tmotten Lefthand ride Dutchy

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    Is anyone using a quick oil drain valve on this bike?
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  6. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    Hmmm... looks familiar...just yesterday...

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    Note: Dobeck told me to bump up #4 to 8.
    Current settings 3/4.5/2/8/5/4.5

    stock pipe w/upper plug removed
    EXUP/all smog/flapper removed
    FMF programmer of course
    K&N filter. drill airbox door.

    Sounds like your fuel is way lean on the last three settings...
  7. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Navigate 2 Adventure

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    Hmmmm, this is what I have from them (for FMF programmers purchased AFTER September 2010).....I'll call again today to verify what changes I need to make, if any, in the interim before my "Pre-September 2010" programmer gets updated with new firmware.....

    Stock Setting with exhaust:
    Green 3, Yellow 2, Red 0.5, Green/Blue 8, Yellow/Blue 4, Red/Blue 4.

    Big bore 290cc settings with exhaust and lid opening:
    Green 5, Yellow 3.5, Red 3, Green/Blue 0.5, Yellow/Blue 3, Red/Blue 4.

    Big bore 290cc settings with exhaust and airbox modification:
    Green 5, Yellow 4, Red 4, Green/Blue 0.5, Yellow/Blue 3, Red/Blue 4.
  8. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    That just doesn't make alotta sense.
    As a note,
    My bike would cut off, I mean just completely stall at mid-steady throttle, and the Dobeck guy told me to bump it to 8. Pretty much fixed that problem.
  9. Harty

    Harty Bloody Good Bloke!

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  10. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Navigate 2 Adventure

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    Just off the phone with Dobeck.....my contact is a tech named Chris - phone # is 877 764 3337

    I was told to use 5, 8, 8, .5, 3, 4 while on my trip too Utah this week.....not the optimum settings because the unit is pushing +15% at the #2 spot (acceleration) instead of +18%.....same with the 3rd position (WOT).....

    In a nutshell, crank up the second and third settings to the max until they get the unit back to update the firmware (settings 1 (cruise), 4 (RPM range to activate cruise), 5 (timing for acceleration adjustment) & 6 (timing for WOT adjustment) remain unchanged from the new firmware guidelines noted above)......once they squirt in the new firmware I'll revert to the 5, 4, 4, .5, 3, 4 settings noted above......
  11. indypup

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  14. Lance Hardwud

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    5:11 had me in tears laughing in that video...:rofl
  15. Buzzbomber

    Buzzbomber Not Dr. Who...

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    Looks like I'm due for some maintenance. I've had to bump start the bike a couple times lately if it sat for a few days or I forgot to turn the key off right away, so I think the stock battery has finally had it. Any recommendations for inexpensive replacement?

    Rear tire's just about done, funny how that happens after a 500 mile weekend of trying to keep up with full-size sport tourers while loaded for camping:eek1. Probably will just get another T63 unless someone can convince me something else will work better and last at least 3-4k miles like these seem to.

    Sprockets and chain are also roached, I think. Rear doesn't look too bad, but front is noticeably hooked, and I was getting some vibes at the end of the long ride. Still, 7500 miles of mixed riding isn't terrible for the cheap Primary Drive steel sprockets and x-ring chain. Was thinking of switching from 13/47 to 14/48 since I've been doing more road lately. Does a 14T front fit with the stock case saver or do I have to change it out? Finally time for a new chain slider, too, just to be safe...
  16. Mikef5000

    Mikef5000 Long timer

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    Man, I rode a KTM 450 SX this past weekend, and what a mistake THAT was! First time ever on a dirt machine more powerful than my WRR; 55 hp at 250 lbs wet. I'm quite convinced, despite having spent a half an hour doing nothing but wheelies and throttle-steering, that I never gave it more than 50% throttle.

    The WRR serves my purpose much better (lasting internals and wide gears), but man, that power... There is just simply no good excuse for not having a wr450r in their line-up.

    Makes me want to add the big power package to this thing (290cc, exhaust, programmer, etc). It's not going to happen, but I can dream!
  17. indypup

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    :D I've been keeping an eye on those KTM 350 XCF-W's but they are going for 10K. :(
  18. pfy50

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    Where in NJ are you. I use to be in Paterson?
  19. Buzzbomber

    Buzzbomber Not Dr. Who...

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    Thanks for the link on the battery, I hadn't seen that one. As far as tires, this has been my only bike for two years, so it gets used for everything, an honest 50-50 split of asphalt and dirt. Might have to try the D606, but will have to re-evaluate gearing. 13/47 has been good overall for the stock size 120-80 tire, might be perfect with the 120-90 D606 keeping the revs down ever so slightly at highway speed. Definitely don't want it as tall as the 13/43 stock gearing.

    I'm up in the northwest corner of the state, Sussex County, BTW.
  20. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    So anyone gone from a Husky TE610 to a WR250R? I know BigDig has, anyone else? :D Anyone thought about going from the WR250R to the TE610? We could make a deal as I have a very nicely setup one for sale in the Flea Market. :deal

    I had lusted after the Husky for a long time and things finally worked out for me to pick up a one earlier this year. My main goal for the Husky was a TAT trip and MS Hill Country trip which it did great on plus a few other DS rides we had planned this year. The bike is a blast, puts the biggest smile on my face when I ride it, and definitely doesn't disappoint. Now that those rides are over, I've been looking at changing gears a bit and doing an extend dual sport / adventure ride with my wife. Now the Husky is certainly capable, but my wife rides a Yamaha XT225, so the Husky is kind of over kill when I ride with her. Plus I have a really hard time actually riding slow to enjoy the scenery with her and am often up ahead stretching my legs. :lol3

    I've been able to ride a couple WRR's from a stock one to one with a 280 kit and I enjoyed them. Definitely not the type of power or the grin factor the Husky has, but certainly capable and pretty impressive small bike. A little lighter than the Husky, but actually not that much difference weight wise. The most enticing thing about the WRR though is the long valve check service intervals and the 350w stator. That really puts it in a league of its own when it comes to making it an adventure bike. I'm even somewhat hoping my wife may want to eventually move up from the XT225 to a WRR and we could be on the same bikes which makes carrying tools easier when doing long distance rides. She's a bit height challenged though, so that may or may not happen, but either way I'm definitely leaning towards the WRR to at least give it a shot.

    So tell me what you think and definitely contact me if you have a really nicely setup WRR and have thought about moving up. :D