Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. ba_

    ba_ Long timer

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    I joined the club today. I'm really excited to break her in and see where she can take me.

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  2. DougZ73

    DougZ73 Fading off.........

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    Congrats BA. Now you can come down and ride some more "exciting" stuff. :evil
  3. malibu_dan

    malibu_dan Adventuring Mystic

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    Nice looking WRR, ba_ -- a little too clean, but I'm sure you'll remedy that before the snow flies!
  4. thumpididump

    thumpididump MacGyver

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    When the weather cooperates, fall offers some great riding. Some videos from the past 2 weeks:

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    and

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  5. ba_

    ba_ Long timer

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    Oh indeed!

    I did manage to get it dirty right after that picture. Hopefully next weekend if Sandy doesn't destroy the woods I'll be able to get it dirtier.
  6. vroom2

    vroom2 Adventurer

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  7. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Cheers to a great riding season! :clap The lucky people who live in the warm south get to ride on. We suckers, in the cold north, get to *read* and dream on.[/QUOTE]

    Visitors always welcome here in Prescott AZ. Come on down:clap
  8. ArmyJoe

    ArmyJoe Long timer

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    At least you have a bike. I have to look at this every day. :cry

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  9. bhd1223

    bhd1223 Been here awhile

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    Looks familiar.
  10. zimzooma

    zimzooma Been here awhile

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    Header heat shield or muffler heat shield?
  11. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Had a little fun on some WR's yesterday. They all made it back, and this one started right back up after it's dunking. The guy to the right is standing up. This is what winter riding in the PNW looks like.

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  12. indypup

    indypup ╭∩╮( º.º )╭∩╮

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    Another video from my Colorado trip...

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    Hurricane Basin
    Hinsdale County, Colorado

    Trail Type: Out and Back
    Nearby Towns: Silverton, Ouray, Lake City
    Nearby Trails: Mineral Creek, Cinnamon Pass, Engineer Pass
    Trail Length: 3 miles
    Elevation: 11,159 to 12,668 feet
    This trail packs a lot of scenery and rocky fun into three short miles. Even though it's in the middle of all of the popular San Juan Mountain trails, it sees little traffic. This trail is highly recommended if you enjoy old mining buildings and high mountain views.

    It starts off of the Engineer Pass trail near the ghost town of Animas Forks. There is camping near the trailhead, and the trailhead is not marked. You can find it by following two different trails continuing down into the valley next to the Engineer Pass trail, crossing through Henson Creek, follow the trail up and into Schafer Gulch.

    The trail immediately begins climbing over loose rocks along a shelf road. Continue up into the gulch with Gravel Mountain on your left and Seigal Mountain on your right marking the Continental Divide.

    The trail is fairly easy once you pass the rocky section, and it isn't long before you come to an intersection. If you make a sharp left turn here you can take a brief spur up to a restored lodge. The lodge is huge and in good shape, but keep in mind that the situation could change at any minute. Enter the building at your own risk.

    Next to the lodge is an old mill that has not been restored. If you carefully find a way into the building you can spot much of the old equipment that was used. Exploration is difficult and dangerous in this building.

    Continue back to the main trail and keep heading up Hurricane Basin. You can spot many old mines here, though all shafts have been closed or caved in. Follow the trail over more loose rocks to the very top in order to fully enjoy the view of the basin below you. It provides a good view of the buildings and mines.
  13. what broke now

    what broke now Petroleum Brother

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    "This is what winter riding in the PNW looks like."

    C'mon, Scott, you know it's still fall. Give it more rain and wind for sunken limbs, and 20 more mud bogging four-bys.

    Solstice hasen't passed yet. :D
  14. SuperD!

    SuperD! Been here awhile

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    More importantly, it started right up this morning too!
    Side note: I'm really starting to hate that picture! Although, if you ignore the donkey in the mud, it's really a pretty nature scene... :D
  15. oxygenrace

    oxygenrace Motorcyclist

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    was that marlborough forest and limerick forest by chance?
  16. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    I have a buddy looking at an 08' wr250r with a few mods:

    FMF Q w/ power bomb header
    FMF tuner
    Zeta fender eliminator
    Zeta hand guards
    Dunlop 606 w/ roughly 500 miles
    Moose skid plate

    The bike has roughly 12k on the clock but the guy has all maintenance receipts and looks to be in good cosmetic condition.

    My question is does $3400 seem to be a reasonable price for this bike ?

    He has been looking for a used WR for some time now and very few have come up in FL. This is the first with a price below $4500. He's hot to pull the trigger but I don't want him getting taken.

    Thanks in advance for any help.:freaky
  17. GSF1200S

    GSF1200S Been here awhile

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    Disclaimer: I own a DR650 and have only done extensive research on the WR250R. I also live in Florida.

    The WR can easily do 50k or more miles if its well taken care of. A good thing is some of the expensive farkles are already done, so its pretty much buy and ride for 3400- not bad. I guess the only thing to be wary of is how well the bike has been maintained (which is excellent as youve explained) and how hard its been ridden (and crashed). Seems the guy prolly rides it hard with the type of farkles he has, but not necessarily.

    Id say take it to a Yammie dealer and have them do a compression check and a general lookover before buying- you would pay for this yourself of course. Ive been keeping my eyes open for a WR and I have not found one for under 4500, even with more miles than that, ANYWHERE, let alone Florida. If the compression is alright and it only needs a few things, id say go for it. Well see what other inmates think :ear

    If your bud decides not to, send me a PM (or post here) and I might consider it myself :deal

    Good luck..

    **EDIT** Some 08 models have had fuel pumps fail; unless he has replaced it, id go ahead and set aside a few hundred for a new one as insurance
  18. what broke now

    what broke now Petroleum Brother

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    Here's one in my area:

    http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/mcy/3368917225.html

    The engines are tough and reliable. Unless it had been sunk in saltwater, or drowned in a creek while running, it's prob. fine. OEM airfilters rock, if it had aftermkt, I would def get a compression test, and it's a good idea anyway as said above.
    It's hard to hide crash damage on aluminum parts, swing arm, forks, rims, exhaust, plastics,etc. Look at the swing arm chain guide for erosion, ask about fuel pump, etc.

    I hate to think what my poor '08 is worth after tons of singletrack crashes, loop outs, boulder collisions, etc. It runs good., and I keep it mech. together, but... time to relegate it to gravel and 2 track only.
  19. GSF1200S

    GSF1200S Been here awhile

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    Damn. If I lived in Seattle I would buy that NOW. It really sucks that you cannot find these in Florida. The above deal is good enough to make me entertain the idea of having it shipped and buying blind (never a good idea..). Only bad thing is the K&N filter aka ringeater/sandblaster
  20. zimzooma

    zimzooma Been here awhile

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    I have an 09 with a similar setup to the bike you are describing. $3400 seems like a fair price if it is in great mechanical condition. If it looks good too, that's a plus. The only thing coming up that might be costly is the valve adjustment at 15,000. Maybe someone who has crossed that bridge can chime in. I've read of the fuel pump issues and I've read of some people getting Yamaha to take care of it free of charge. The WR is a great machine hope it works out for your friend.