Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. DougZ73

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

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    The plate light holder is made that way. IIRC, its a filament bulb( as opposed to an LED), and if hard mounted, is more likely to break...especially on a tail that is potentially bouncing around all the time, harshly.

    The filament bulb on my DRZ tailight(aftermarket) would break couple times a season.
  2. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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    :vardy Snow has started to fall in and around Fairbanks, a nice sheet of ice has formed on the roads, and for the first time since I've started riding I've had to put my bike up for the winter. Or at least until I can get studded knobbies...

    She's been sitting since late september, with the temps getting into the negative teens overnight the last couple weeks, thoroughly cold soaked. Went out to change the oil for winter and run some stabil through her, and she started right up like nothing. :D Dang I love this tough old girl...

    If anyone is interested in a set of stock X wheels, let me know if you're interested. I'm pretty well decided on swapping back to dirt wheels come spring, as well as getting a second bike.
  3. Joe Watson

    Joe Watson Long timer

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    Ok, so I got my starter/kill switch from K&S which is great! Saved a bunch not buying through Yamaha.
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    BUT!!!!!! Now my bloody indicator switch wont push in to return. I have pulled it apart cleaned, lubed and everything, but I just can't get it to push and return. Any suggestions on how to fix it before I fork out for a new one of these?
  4. Joe Watson

    Joe Watson Long timer

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    Very sad to see it go, I have put countless hours into getting it to this stage and it has taken me to MANY incredible places!!

    It does not have dual radiators, just a guard to keep roost off all the bits behind there and it is no different than cleaning the radiator guard on the other side! The bash plate does have two tool boxes, one either side.

    Everything on the bike I built myself, all the info is in my build log here (page 8 has all the new stuff):

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=678192


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  5. ba_

    ba_ Long timer

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    Does anyone know if the fork protectors have been changed over the years so that they do not rub the forks?
  6. jgino157

    jgino157 Yer' mom!!!

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    Same problem here :ear
  7. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Trail Jester

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    Anyone know what is the HP of a stock WR250R is?
  8. thumpididump

    thumpididump MacGyver

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  9. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Navigate 2 Adventure

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    Just throw on a set of black WR250"X" fork protectors....they don't rub like the white "R" model.....slightly different
  10. BMW-K

    BMW-K F800GS FTW!

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  11. what broke now

    what broke now Petroleum Brother

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    Me too, thumb on the scale, probably in a friendly way, but still...
  12. KansasBob

    KansasBob Been here awhile

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    Mine don't rub.......................... It takes 10 min. per side to take them off, heat them up with a heat gun, and bend them out a little. Easy and FREE!!
  13. thumpididump

    thumpididump MacGyver

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    I'm sure it is... they probably got those numbers directly from Yamaha.

    I'm not really concerned with HP figures, preferring instead to rely on how well the engine responds to input, and how much fun I'm having. After all, it's just a 250... it's not like the performance numbers are meant to impress anyone.

    Here's some useful real world info if anyone's interested:

    http://www.wrrdualsport.com/tech-guide/dynotesting





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  14. ba_

    ba_ Long timer

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    Thanks. I'll try that this weekend. Mine don't look like they rub but I wasn't sure if I was looking at it the right way
  15. OldPete

    OldPete Be aware

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    Dyno Jet dynos are optimistic.
  16. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Trail Jester

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    Thanks ... I owned a WR250R for 3 years so I know what the power felt like when riding. I just forgot what the HP rating was and am now looking at a 2013 Husaberg FE250 to run in enduros next year ... and their claim of 32 HP.
  17. KansasBob

    KansasBob Been here awhile

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    The one that rubs the worst is the Left one, as you sit on the bike. It rubs on the inside right next to the wheel. It looks to me like the front brake hose, which attaches to that side, torques it around a little. Mine (08) rubbed from day one until I fixed it.
  18. ba_

    ba_ Long timer

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    Were there any differences between the 2011 and 2012 WRR that would cause the Scotts sub mount that they have fitted and verified for 2011 not to work on the 2012?
  19. leftystrat62

    leftystrat62 Adventurer

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    I'm looking for some how to's with pictures on certain maintenance for the WR. I looked through this thread, & the "Data,Spec's & how to's" thread but didn't find anything on things like replacing front fork oil, removing/replacing counter sprocket,doing a fork seal job,grease the steering head.
    I've got the service manual,but it really helps when I see pictures of you guys doing it,and you guys usually give more helpful detail. I'm only up to page 1284, so maybe it's up ahead,but if anyone knows where I can find this-that would be great.
  20. ba_

    ba_ Long timer

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    Just posted the other day.

    Very informative:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19972471&postcount=31385