Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. bradrh

    bradrh Been here awhile

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    Here's a pic of the bags on my wifes bike. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=816651 , 3rd pic down. She says she can't even tell they're there.
  2. jon_l

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  3. 1Down-5Up

    1Down-5Up Been here awhile

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    Here is a pic of my friends KLR pegs [​IMG]

    I just used 3/4 square steel for the pegs and a maple beam that attaches to the frame. Aluminum U-channel to hold the pegs at the ends cuz I couldn't find a thicker wall aluminum crosser.

    The windscreen has been durable, its got scratches from bush riding but hasn't broken. I read many accounts of windshields breaking on the WR250 forum.
  4. 1Down-5Up

    1Down-5Up Been here awhile

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    Some close-ups of my pegs [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    The pegs are 3.75" overall and 13.25" from pivot to pivot.
    Notice the wood "puck" on my kickstand. My friemd actually used a real puck when I told him to use one as a joke.
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    avgas amateur

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  6. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    I can only tell you that I have used all kinds of non-DOT MX tires on dual sports over the years and all have performed pretty well. They all stuck much better on the street than I ever imagined. I never had one spit off a knob, although fronts tend to cup, especially if you do a lot of heavy front braking. The only complaint I have is that these non DOT tires are usually incredibly loud. They must do some design work on the DOT ones to keep the racket down. Go ahead and try them; they all wear out so fast it will be gone in no time whether you like it or not :evil
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    2wiresdave Adventurer

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    Hey bradrh, anything under the exhaust side bag or does the stock heat shield keep things cool enough?
  8. jon_l

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    ED-04 are DOT tires. From the look of them, they appear to be suited both for mud and dry surfaces.

    Would love to hear from someone who has run them re: traction, road & trail, and tire life.
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    pfy50 Professional nOOb

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    TNX 1Down-5Up,

    For the pics, see p.m., will send my project pics when done.
    Paul
  10. bradrh

    bradrh Been here awhile

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    I was worried at 1st, but it is better than I thought it would be. Just a little warm next to the heat shield. We don't put food on that side. I need to check it after a long climb, but I keep forgetting to do that.
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  12. TrailDust&SaddleLthr

    TrailDust&SaddleLthr Been here awhile

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    Nice set up... what size Wolfman Rollie Bags are those... Medium or Large? I am thinking of getting the Large ones for everyday use and to stay on the bike.

    Thanks in advance.
  13. 1Down-5Up

    1Down-5Up Been here awhile

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    They are the large rolie bags, I doubled checked my receipt.
  14. TrailDust&SaddleLthr

    TrailDust&SaddleLthr Been here awhile

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    Oh, Cool... Thanks a lot!
  15. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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  16. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    I assumed they are Expedition saddlebags:

    Expedition:
    [​IMG]

    I can see now that the Rolies have a black panel between the horizontal bands, and the saddlebags don't.

    Rolie:
    [​IMG]

    What rack is underneath?
  17. 1Down-5Up

    1Down-5Up Been here awhile

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    Here it's shown with a Kolpin 5.678 L gas can using the aluminum plate adapter from Wolfman
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    and without the bags
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  18. 1Down-5Up

    1Down-5Up Been here awhile

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    They are the Wolfman racks.

    [​IMG]
  19. jon_l

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    1Down-5Up - Is that the Wolfman Peak tail bag?

    I want to look at one, but am also considering a Rolie for the tail.
  20. 1Down-5Up

    1Down-5Up Been here awhile

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    Yes it is, I really like it. It has internal straps so I have a bicycle pump, knife, rope secured in there.
    Its handy for quick access for camera's, water bottles etc. I can put a pair of shoes in there. Its not waterproof like a Rolie though.