Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    You probably checked, but just in case, you're sure it didn't just reset to km/hr? (I realize that wouldn't be 3-4X, but I got surprised once when I accidentally set it to read km instead of miles)
  2. KansasBob

    KansasBob Been here awhile

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    This problem has been reported on the WR site (I saw your post). It appears that the problem occurs when the battery is drained while the key is on. If you pull up, turn the bike off with the kill switch, forget to turn the key off, and run the battery down while the key is on it FUBARS the head unit. I have seen a couple for sale on ebay, but I don't think there is any way to repair one once it screws up.

    I don't know what the adjustment ranges is on one of these, but maybe????......................................................

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/SpeedoDRD-Y...Parts_Accessories&hash=item3cca906bb8&vxp=mtr
  3. gmtech

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    Hi I've had one on order since sept 2nd safari tank that is and they gave me that same line Oct 24th when I posted on there vendors thread on here. I hope it is this coming week I'm gonna call them and given hell. It shouldn't take 2 months to get small parts shipped from alstralia.
  4. ba_

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    BTW I ordered these bolts from Service Honda and they were perfect
  5. HardWorkingDog

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    Sweet!

    Just curious, did you try the local Honda Auto Dealer? Parts like these are a lot easier for me to get from the car parts department--they're much closer than the nearest Honda MC dealer, no shipping costs, and they usually get them next day if they're not in stock. But if you're not close to a car dealer then I guess it's no big advantage.
  6. expatbrit

    expatbrit Still pretty much a n00b.

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    First -- yeah, I've been surprised when I shoved it in km/h. It's further off than that, and in mph still. I wish I was that dumb. :)

    Didn't /think/ I left the key on; it wasn't on when I loaded the thing to take it down to Arroyo Seco.

    Still -- definitely got the unit FUBAR, showing all the symptoms of the buggered head unit from the WR forum. I just haven't seen it reported anywhere else but there, and it's a pretty serious issue.

    I have one; I don't think it's do /that/ much of an adjustment. It is at least 3x off, and possibly more than that. Quite exciting, really.

    The new head unit is less than I feared, more than I hoped. I'll probably just stalk eBay for a bit and if that fails, get a new one. Boo.
  7. ba_

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    I tried the four local (within 20 miles) Honda car dealers but due to the Hurricane they all were having problems with their computer systems. Being the impatient bastard that I am I decided not to wait and ordered them online.
  8. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    This is a problem with (at least one) WR450 also, my riding buddy's speedo went apeshit in much the manner you describe, reading crazy high. In his case it just happened, there was no dead battery or other event to point your finger at.

    Looking at the 250 and 450 components, they are very similar.

    You may want to expand your Google search for solutions to include the 450; though I don't think he ever solved the problem.
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    Read post 31444:huh I really think they are doing their best. If not happy buy the IMS:wink:
  10. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    :eek1 errr, yeah, those things can get in the way. Hope you got through that without too much grief.
  11. KansasBob

    KansasBob Been here awhile

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    Just thinking out loud now.................................. I guess if the battery is heading South, and you turn the bike on with a low battery, then try to crank it making the battery still even lower that might be enough to cause what ever the low voltage problem is for the head unit. I agree this is a serious issue and has made me nervous since I first read about it. I keep my bike on a tender 95% of the time when I'm not riding, and the original 08 battery is still strong as ever, but considering the consequences of waiting until the battery gets weak I'll probably figure 4 years is the limit and replace it this winter.
  12. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    I dunno, I know I have and I'm sure many (most) of us owners have killed the battery by leaving the key on, and then tried to crank it on a dead battery. Never harmed the speedometer. There must be something else in the mix other than just a dead battery.
  13. ba_

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    I bought Renthal Fatbars and now need oversize handlebar clamps. Anyone have an opinion of GYTR or the ones that Renthal or Protaper sells?

    And do I need anything else after those clamps? I saw this below in the Data, Specs and How-to's thread

  14. sturgeon

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    Also have a look at Highway Dirt Bikes' setup, especially if you also need/want hand guards and/or an easy way to mount stuff like power outlets or switches :thumb
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    +1 on the Highway Dirt Bikes.
    I have them on a couple bikes and they are one of my favorite pieces of kit. I have abused the hell out of mine on my WR and they are bombproof. Not to mention Paul is a great guy and their customer service rocks. I will be putting HDB guards on every dirt bike I ever own.

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  16. KansasBob

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    My other thought would be glitching the speedo / head unit when trying to jump start or removing the battery. I'm pretty sure the speedo on the WRR is much more than just a speedo, and has part of the circuitry for the FI / ignition system built into it. I don't think the bike will run without it being plugged in. It is a weird deal no matter how you dice it.
  17. ba_

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    I really like the look / reviews of the HDB stuff but I've already got bars, handguards, and sometime soon a Scotts SUB mount. Once I buy the Scotts their clamps and risers will be what I will use; I'm looking for something for the short term to be able to mount the 1 1/8" bars I have.
  18. sturgeon

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    Pretty sure he'll happily sell you the one of his top clamps and a Scotts-compatible sub-mount. Best of both worlds, and then you can just buy the stabilizer plus the pin.
  19. DougZ73

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    Rocky Mountain/Tusk is good and cheap. I have used their stuff on my bikes. These may for your short term needs BA.

    http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p...sk-Universal-Big-Bar-Clamp-Kit/fat+bar+clamps
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