Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    Thanks for the photo.

    That's a PMB rack under there?

    Looks like you have lots of room to spare in the Rolie; is that the small size?

    I would love to have the medium, but the GYTR rack is so small. I think I'll have to ride to the store and see how they fit (assuming both are in stock).
  2. alansz400

    alansz400 Long timer

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    Heres what ended my fun day of riding today. I did make it about 100 miles home without the road side repair tree branch plug falling out. There doesnt seem to be any engine damage. Can someone PM me a link to a online repair manual? Looks like I got some work to do.

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  3. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    So did the stock site glass just pop out, or did you hit it on something and break it? I've heard/seen this before on the BMW 1100's, but first time I've heard of this on the WR250R?
  4. alansz400

    alansz400 Long timer

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    I dont think I hit anything but I guess I could have. My rear brake was not working like it should and when I got off the bike to clean the grass off the brake pedal I saw the window was misssing.
  5. oxygenrace

    oxygenrace Motorcyclist

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    I just got a new Garmin Montana 650 with the AMPS Rugged Mount/cradle with power. I want to wire the cradle to the bike so it gets power when the bike is running but no power when it is off (i.e. not directly to the battery). Any one done something like this, maybe for heated grips or something. Photos of the wire you spliced into would be great.
  6. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    The oil level in the photo doesn't look that low, so hopefully no engine damage. Did you add oil after putting in the temporary plug?

    I trust that a skid-plate will be added after the sight-glass repair?
  7. 10Cup

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    Might be a good time to invest in a bash plate??:deal
  8. alansz400

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    Yea the guys I was riding with went and got oil for me. The plug was leaking on the way home so I stoped a few times and added more oil.
  9. jglow

    jglow Two wheeled traveler

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    I got my suspension rebuilt by W.E.R ( which by the way was super quick and fairly priced :evil), anyhow when I was reassembling the rear shock I noticed the top mount point on the rear shock seemed liked it was seized (thinking it was a bearing at first). After trying to push the coupler out (to check the bearing and possibly re-grease) I got to thinking that maybe it is a rigid bushing :dunno? Anybody know?? :ear

    Here's a pic - the top mount location on the shock is the area in question:


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    jordan
  10. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    So I finally sold my 2009 Husky TE-610 and now shopping for a nice WR250R. Although I'm half considering buying an X model just to get the black frame and then put dirt wheels on it. :lol3

    So I found one for sale that is pretty nicely setup, but the guy has it listed as a 2007 model and I even wrote him to ask if that was correct and he said it was? I wondered if he was just going by the year on the VIN sticker on the bike as they frequently will say the year earlier than the title since normally a 2008 model was built in 2007. I thought about asking for a copy of the title to verify for sure. I wasn't sure if maybe there was a handful of later 2007 models when this bike first came out?

    Its listed under Nashville CL if you want to take a look at the ad and bike. It looks like a WR250R and not the WR250F.
  11. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    No WRR before 2008.

    That is a WRR though, so he must have the year wrong.

    Seems expensive, though he has some nice accessories on it.
  12. rickcj7

    rickcj7 Been here awhile

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    looks like some other great deals at the yard sale.
    its a wrr, how many miles and what farkles?
    no 2007 just 2008 up
  13. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    Yeah, its setup nice, but he does seem high too from what I've seen out there. That is the Safari tank which is a great tank, but I think I still want the IMS 4.7 for that extra gallon.
  14. Sproat Sport

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    I had the same thing happen to me on my KLR. A stick punctured the sight glass. As soon as I noticed it I shut the motor off and I huffed/pushed that thing out of the bush (nightmare!)...as I was afraid I'd run out of oil as it was spraying out of that hole at quite a rate. Took it to the shop and had them clean out the shards of glass. Mechanic said it could have been bad news had I run the motor enough to churn those glass pieces through the motor. Might be something for you to consider.
  15. scottmac

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    I think you're right about the 07 VIN but actually sold in 08. The dealer had to order a WRR for me when I put my down
    payment on it in March 08. They were just barely out in the showrooms back then.
  16. Serevince

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    Gearing suggestions for putting around? At low speed e.g. Chilling along a unfamiliar trail (or doing the cone weave).

    I feel like I'm either searching for the 1.5 gear or really working the clutch. I'm a newb though, just me or anyone else?

    Thanks

    Vince
  17. xy500

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    Mine is a December 2007 on the papers.
  18. jon_l

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    Obviously an 07 build, 08 model year.

    Wife's car is the same, VIN date 07, title says 08.
  19. pfy50

    pfy50 Professional nOOb

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    oxygenrace,

    Are you intending to leave the Montana mounted all the time? If yes and you are not going to get a security lock you can wire it to the 3rd line from the left in the fuse box, it is a backup fuse(#59 on diagram in tech man.); red with green mark wire. Or a straight to the battery with a fused power lead and a SPST switch on the ground lead. I have a Tourtech lockable mount so it can stay in during the day; then removed at night for extra security; power stays on so I don't have to wait for satellite re-acquirement every gas or food stop.
  20. alansz400

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    Look what I found.
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    There is nothing holding the window in. It has rubber on the outside kinda like a oil seal has but was real easy to push in. I pushed it out and put some silicon gasket maker on it to help hold it in.

    New oil, oil filter, antifreeze and rear brake pads and good to go.

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