Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. what broke now

    what broke now Petroleum Brother

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    The scheduled check is at 26k. It takes about 2 hrs if you hotrod it, but 3 is safer. I heard something and did a check at 4500mi, but it was on spec and pristine inside. Must have heard voices in my head.
  2. DougZ73

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

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    Any reason so long?? I have done them on other bikes, including my old DRZ, and usually about an hour, 1.5 hrs max is there is a loot of bodywork to get off first.
  3. what broke now

    what broke now Petroleum Brother

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    "Any reason so long??"

    Probly because i'm old and fussy :D. I think inmate "Skierd" did his in an hour, but there is a lot of junk to remove, and get everything clean before you pull the valvecover, because it has to slide by the frame and radiator, etc. Dirt could get in easily. Anyway, modern bikes don't have much room to work, everything is packed in tite.

    Say, I'm looking ata 200 exc, don't you have one, or? How is the experience?
  4. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    So two dudes who don't have WRs are on this thread discussing the maintenance intervals and things to look for on a used one. Okay...

    I sold my first at 12,000 mi and it was running great. I bought my second with 15,000 miles on it and it was (is) running strong, now at 22,000 miles.

    I've never looked at the valves, I ride the piss out of it, and I run a K and N filter.

    It's a solid engine and as long as the $3400 FL bike starts easily and runs well, I see no reason to even compression test it.

    $3400 is a decent price, BTW.
  5. ET-VT

    ET-VT Been here awhile

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    Mine says 24K. Number on the front of the manual is 32D-28199-E0. What's with the discrepancy?
  6. DougZ73

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

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    Yeah, I guess the more cautious you are, the longer it can take to get the job done. I wash/wipe engine down, so no dirt can fall in, and proceed from there like normal.

    I have a 98 300 EXC, and I like it a lot. took a bit of getting used to being 40-50 lbs lighter and yet having almost double the HP's. Scared the hell outta me at first. Never have I had a bike that would wheelie every gear. LOL :D



    Bitch please....I have both. :D WRR for the do it all dirt duty, and the now the KTM for the fast tight trail riding and the occasional competition.

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    Maybe different revisions I would think? My bike is a 2010,and manual I got is: 32C-28199-14
  7. ba_

    ba_ Long timer

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    Mine says 26600mi as well. 32C-28199-18. 2012 WR250R
  8. scottmac

    scottmac Long timer

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    Highfive checked his valves if I'm not mistaken somewhere around 15,000 and found tight exahaust valves.

    I'm a bit over 16,000 on my 08 right now and am thinking about taking a peek just to be sure.
  9. DougZ73

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

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    Yeah, I'll probably check mine early too. I do not ride a lot of miles, but I ride it really hard on typical weekends, including three hare scrambles in the last year or so,
  10. what broke now

    what broke now Petroleum Brother

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    "So two dudes who don't have WRs are on this thread discussing the maintenance intervals and things to look for on a used one. Okay..."


    Yeah,, that's pretty much been the state of things here for the last 2000-some pages. Lots of those people now own the bike.
  11. mpatch

    mpatch Long timer

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    Haven't seen this asked yet
    Those who have done a valve check what were the results? If out, by how much?
  12. zimzooma

    zimzooma Been here awhile

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    What have you done with the suspension? I ride mine pretty hard as well and find the suspension to be the limiting factor. I'm about to start putting some money towards it because I've taken it as far as it can go with clicker settings.
  13. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    Just started riding an 09 WR250x, never had any problems until tonight, when the throttle started sticking open, have to manually close the throttle to decelerate, etc... It did turn colder this weekend, low of 38, can't imagine that having any effect, but the timing is odd. Any input is greatly appreciated
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    GSF1200S Been here awhile

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    I certainly will when a dealer has one or one is actually for sale in my area. Until then, I am not entitled to give any advice and everything ive learned about the bike is an illusion. Ill check back with that dude to see how many miles I need to have and what else I need to do to be entitled to having an opinion :lol3
  15. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Check your grip.
  16. DougZ73

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

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    Best money I ever spent on the WRR, was getting the rear shock reworked by WER. Great suspension company in NJ. We have a lot of whoops here in southern NJ, and the rebound damping at max setting was not cutting it. See my post quoted below. :clap



  17. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    First thing I checked; nothing binding that I can see, though there is a thin steel spacer floating freely between the grip and the lever assembly, don't remember seeing that before, and am not yet familiar with the WR; I ride a modded DR650, bought the X with the intention of flipping it, but love riding it so much I may end up keeping it and moving the DR...
  18. thumpididump

    thumpididump MacGyver

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    +1

    I had my rear shock rebuilt by WER Suspension also, and the result was amazing. Had it done this past spring and racked up a bunch of miles this season, including a week-long trip with some serious suspension abuse in Colorado.

    Unless you weigh more than 200 lbs, the stock spring can be used. It's rated at 7.7 Kg/mm. Since I weigh about 195 lbs, Drew recommended that I just stick with the stock spring. The custom valving they did made all the difference.

    The price was also very reasonable --- $200 smackers, plus some shipping fees. Needless to say, I've been very happy with the upgrade.

    :thumb


  19. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    You can have all the opinions you want, but you're disseminating bad information to a prospective owner, and you aren't even passing it on from personal experience with the WR.

    I totally encourage information sharing with prospective owners but maybe the people doing the sharing should actually have experience with WTF they are talking about.

    Not. Directed. At. You.

    :D
  20. thumpididump

    thumpididump MacGyver

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    Yes, the 2nd video is from Marlborough and Limerick. Here's a link to the GPX file

    The 1st video is from the Calabogie area.