Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    I can't argue with you on this evaluation:D Looks strong & kinda midevil:wink:
  2. jimrobinette

    jimrobinette Been here awhile

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    Joe, nobody could ever accuse you of being a liar! :rofl
  3. Pantah

    Pantah Red Sox Nation

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    :rofl

    I'd like some of that ugly, though....
  4. jon_l

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    I'd love to see the inside.
  5. jon_l

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    Anybody use the ED04? It is a decent looking tire, and pretty cheap. I never read anything about them.

    [​IMG]

    I have read and looked at all of the usual suspects, and the short list is down to:

    T-63 (1st choice, but out of stock);
    MT-43 (on the fence, but I'm trials-Curious, wish it wasn't so damn tall);
    MT-21

    Front is a new MT-21; I liked them on the DR650, and like it fine so far on the WRR (with less than 300 km on it).
  6. ADVCoop

    ADVCoop Been here awhile

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    I almost bought an ED04 and then I found some T63's from an inmate here. The ED04 looks decent.

    I love the MT43's but they are too tall for my tastes on the road. Once I get some 17" SM wheels for the street I will go back to them for off-road.
  7. Joe Watson

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    Yeah, just finishing up the latches, then I am going to remount it and take photos and fill it with tools etc to see how much I can actually fit in there. I will take a bunch of photos and add them.
  8. freetors

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    Hmm. I wonder if there are any little burrs on the sprocket teeth that the chain gets caught on? I wonder if there is possibly a vibration elsewhere on the bike that is causing the chain to resonate side to side like that?

    On my little ride today I watched the chain whenever I could. At 25 mph the drive side of the chain oscillates about .5-1 cycles per second. Both the top and bottom of the chain are oscillating. As far as I can tell, my problem is irrespective to load/rpm. Mine is all speed based.

    I think I'm going to throw this up in the Garage to see if anybody else has ideas.
  9. avgas

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    Anyone have Wolfman E-12 saddle bags on their wr? I'm wondering if they fit well and if you can mount them far enough back that they won't prevent you from shifting your weight all the way back.
  10. jon_l

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    I have a set of E-12s on order, should have arrived yesterday, but they didn't. I'll post pics as soon as I get them.
  11. jon_l

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    Older version (E-10), from a few pages back:

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    more pics here: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=16273329&postcount=22865
  12. 1Down-5Up

    1Down-5Up Been here awhile

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    I thought I might mention a few set-up items on my R2. I purchased the factory rear rack and replaced the metal deck with a 3/4 plywood piece. It's great because its easy to make it oversize to suit your needs, like a long tail to support a sleeping bag /tent etc.

    I put a crossbar with footpegs attached to the skid plate mount holes. I saw this on a KLR and just had to have it. Nice when you hit the Hwy to head home.

    I have a Madstad windshield on mine which I could not live without especially with an arthritic neck. It helps in the rain as well. For bush riding I flip it upside down and visibility is good. Before installing the windshield in needed to use my helmet visor but now I never use it. If I do go for an all off-road ride I do take it off. Sorry I can't post pics yet not sure how many posts I need for that.

    Did a fantastic ride yesterday 460 km didn't get rain till the homestretch.

    JB
  13. jwdub

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    RE: Chain flailing from side to side. The first thing I'd check is wheel alignment -- make sure by measuring from the center of the axle to the center of the swing arm pivot on both sides -- don't rely on adjuster markings.
  14. byron555

    byron555 Lame Duck Adventurer

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    Could the rear sprocket be warped/bent?
  15. jon_l

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    Photos are good!
  16. coresports

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    you should be able to post pics, you just need to:

    create an account with username & password on a site like photobucket
    upload your photo there
    click on the direct link to copy the html code from your photobucket album
    create/reply to a message on here
    paste your html link in your message

    the pic should appear. we used to be able to just upload direct from your pc to this site but i think storage was becoming an issue, not too hard once you get the account set up tho.
  17. 1Down-5Up

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  18. Strog

    Strog Geek on two wheels

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  20. coresports

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    sweet!!! i really wanted to see the bashguard/highway footpeg setup, very nice!