Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. leftystrat62

    leftystrat62 Adventurer

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    sweet that was good timing, Anything on changing the fork oil? I purchased my bike used ,it's a 2010 with a like over 4k on it, so I figured I should change the oil this winter. The suspension was done by Race Tec so I'm not sure if the way to drain the oil will be the same as if they were stock? I don't know if you need special tools,and I've never done this before. I'm no mechanic,that's for sure,but I'm handy and am willing to try and do it myself if I can see how it's done.
  6. ba_

    ba_ Long timer

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    Same videos explains how to change the oil as well! A few simple tools are all you need
  7. ramz

    ramz Professional Trail Rider

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  8. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    Some general info here:

    http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/Videos
    http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/61-technical-articles-tips/
    http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/213-maintenance/

    Not WRR specific.
  9. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    If your seals are not leaking & your happy with the way the front end feels when riding, don't mess with it:eek1
  10. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Navigate 2 Adventure

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    Tom, folks who live in climates that don't cater to year round riding need to grasp on to something to occupy their free time.....:lol3
  11. Nice_Rumble

    Nice_Rumble Long timer

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    Not a bad idea to change suspension fluid every couple of years. It will certainly enhance how the suspension works but also prolong it's life. Gets rid of that nasty moisture.
  12. leftystrat62

    leftystrat62 Adventurer

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    Wasn't planning on mucking with my seals while they're not leaking,just interested in knowing how to do the repair if that occurs( I do carry a strip of film neg in my trail repair kit)., and yes we in the Northern country do have to find things to do while we're cooped up during the snowy winters,that and the oil should be changed by now. Plan on riding the TAT solo next summer from R.I to OR -can't hurt to get everything properly lubed,and fluids changed:evil
  13. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Navigate 2 Adventure

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    Nice! :thumb
  14. scottmac

    scottmac Long timer

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    I did a fork oil change about a month ago. Very simple to do, especially if you've got a fork oil siphon tool.

    [​IMG]
  15. what broke now

    what broke now Petroleum Brother

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    It's also easy to rig one up if you already have a mityvac tool, all you need to add is a length of brass tubing and a zip tie
  16. DefyInertia

    DefyInertia Saratogian

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    Am I an idiot or am I going to have to drill extra holes in my CA plate in order to mount it on my new DRC edge 2 fender elim kit???

    EDIT - drilled it[​IMG]
  17. andy mac

    andy mac Adventurer

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    A couple of years ago mine was also not working. From memory the white plastic indicator box inside the handlebar clamp was a loose fit so I used a 2mm ziptie tail as a packer. It worked and hasn't needed adjustment since :evil
  18. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    I have a wr250x, has a Kenda 270 mounted on the front by the previous owner; not a bad set up, but seems to develop speed wobbles above 70... Running 30# on the road; what is recommended with this tire? If I end up keeping the bike, I will probably end up swapping the Kendas for a Shinko, but would like to take it out this weekend for a back to back comparison with my DR.
  19. Joe Watson

    Joe Watson Long timer

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    Legendary!! I will pull it apart again and have a look. Thank you.

  20. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    30lbs is a lot. I'd go down to 20 and go for a ride. I run 18 in MT-21 front