Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. NL-Patrick

    NL-Patrick Adventurer

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    Don't know what the shipping costs will be ?! It could use a little paint because there is some rust on the rack.

    Gr Patrick
  2. thumpididump

    thumpididump MacGyver

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    I don't know, but I'm sure the shipping costs from Europe to Canada would be rather costly, especially for a bulky package.


  3. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    I think Dave would appreciate the irony of it being lost somewhere on the road.
  4. Gfacter

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  5. cozmo2312

    cozmo2312 Canyon Carver

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  6. pfy50

    pfy50 Professional nOOb

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    Hey guys,

    I was out for a equipment check ride and seem to have loss top end. I have the usual mods AIS,Flapper, Open airbox, FMF Power bomb and Q4 muffler, and FMF programmer set @ 3.3.(1.5).8.4.4. The engine check light came on for about 5 minutes and I seem to have no W.O.T. I have it geared @ 13/43 Stock and can barely get up to 70-71mph and 8500rpm max; I had it gear up to 13/47 and have had it up to mid 80's previously. I'm suspecting a problem with the FMF fuel programmer (only 2 months old).
    Anyone have any ideas or a similar problem or post that was corrected.?[​IMG]
  7. SuperD!

    SuperD! Been here awhile

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  8. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Check your air filter...
  9. doxbike

    doxbike Been here awhile

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    I found a local 2010 WR250R with just over 350 miles on it with an asking price of $3600. Thought it sounded good and with all the great reviews on here and elsewhere, I went to look at it and was disappointed as could be. My XT225 (that I shouldn't have sold) handled so much better and easier that I couldn't believe it. Handle bars seem very narrow and bike feels very short in the wheelbase).Very twitchy and wouldn't hold a line worth a damn in the corners (pavement). Owner is clueless, thought he raised it by putting 18" tires on it (front was 21"), didn't look at the back. He has made no mods except dull black decals over the blue and white graphics. He said it was really fast and had had it to 115 mph?? Seemed really doggy to me. What am I missing here?
  10. Nice_Rumble

    Nice_Rumble Long timer

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    Great price with low miles.
  11. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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    Did you take any pictures of the bike in question? Sounds like the seller may have cluelessly tinkered with other parts of the bike too.
  12. Gfacter

    Gfacter Adventurer

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    115? I don't think so.

    Might just need new tires or even just more air in them?
  13. Gfacter

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  14. byron555

    byron555 Lame Duck Adventurer

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    My wr suffered the same way as this one.... PO, good intentions, and stupid as the day is long, really F*cked up the suspension settings height adjustments and compression/dampening settings. My dad bought it first, and I helped with the adjusting of the fork and shock ride height while on a trip in the U.P. Results where overwhelmingly positive, twitchiness was gone, handling was night and day. We got the compression/dampening better too, but not great.

    Fast forward 1.5 years later, my dad sold it to me as is and cheap ($2200). I figured the back shock was blown by the way it rode, searched the internet for a good baseline start for settings and dialed them in on the whole bike. Problem solved, that was this March and I have since put on 6000 miles this season. I did add some farkles from my old bike, wider bars etc

    Power wise, coming from an xt225 it should have been night and day. Did you get it into the higher rpms? If you drive it like a crf230L (similar to an xt225) and keep the RPMs low to mid it will feel like a dog
  15. woofer2609

    woofer2609 Been here awhile

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    My exact impressions of the wr coming from an xt225. I keeping my 225 until I have really tuned the wr to fit my needs.
    The price sure sounds right. The XT has gobs of low end torque, which is what is missing from the wr's, but I'm assuming that either the xt is the most underappreciated gem in the world, or wr's just need to be tuned in to the rider for full enjoyment, hence all their popularity (and 2100! pages on this thread)
    I hope/think the latter.:clap
  16. xy500

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    Sounds like you need to do more cardio and less weights then.
    Sand is where it's at.
  17. GSF1200S

    GSF1200S Been here awhile

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    Well, if any of you are looking to sell a WR250R and are somewhat near Pensacola, PM me :ear

    I think I purchased the wrong bike when I got my DR :cry
  18. fred flintstone

    fred flintstone Been here awhile

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    My PO did similar with the suspension, which was quickly fixed, but also messed with the CO setting. Now THAT I did not know about for quite a while and just rode the bike figuring all small singles ran that bad. Then on this thread I read about setting the CO and found he had reset it on 6! Bogged low, bogged high and had never run properly while I owned it. It is now at 0 and runs a lot better.
  19. GSBS

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    I just posted a few odds and ends take-off WR-R parts (stock saddle, stock silencer, stock tank, T63 rear) that are cluttering up my garage on the flea market here.
  20. Pantah

    Pantah Red Sox Nation

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    I bought mine last year with 1200 miles on it. Your bike has been sitting a long time as mine was. It took a couple weeks of riding it for things to loosen up. The clutch was grabby for example and the motor was more like a scooter. I was VERY unhappy at first.

    The more I rode it the better it got, though. I put the stock sprockets back on it and that made it better in the city. It took about 2 months to get used to the power delivery, though. I was over reving it and not using the torque that it has. It actually has nice shift points that make the bike feel snappy.

    I have about 9k miles on it now and am very happy. After an oil and filter the tranny/clutch got much sweeter. I've come to like the motor character, and it's plenty fast. My top speed is about 90mph at sea level but I cruise in the mid 60's on the highway. When I hit the throttle stop on a grade, I just downshift and the bike speeds right up to my cruise speed and I can back off the stop. If it does it in 5th, I drop to 4th and repeat. She'll pull 65 easy in 4th.

    My suspension was very stiff at first, but broke in nicely after doing the CDR last year. You are right that the bike is short. Maybe 2 inches shorter than say a KTM. But it works well and is the smoothest single I've ever ridden.

    The biggest improvement for me was when I mounted T63 tires.