Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. duanew1

    duanew1 In my Pajama pants

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    Is that the rear? The MT-16 is my favorite front tire right now and my last one lasted pretty well and is now on my girlfriend's XT225 to finish wearing out. No chunks or tears on it.
  2. mpatch

    mpatch Long timer

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  3. BMW-K

    BMW-K F800GS FTW!

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    Yeah, rear tire. The front's in good shape and it stuck very well overall. Having said that, the front is DOT...the rear? Notsomuch...

    Honestly, if I decided to keep the speeds down to something a bit more reasonable (ie: 65mph instead of 80) the rear would probably have been fine. I was doing a bit of "destructive testing" - that is, seeing how much punishment the tire would take to failure. Roosting and hammering the blue roads...and topspeed (saw 87 mph for a brief downhill "wind at my back" second) on the highway.

    My gut tells me it's a decent tire I just wasn't nice to.
  4. ba_

    ba_ Long timer

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    I've never swapped out bars before so I'm looking for a step-by-step guide that takes me through the high level tasks. Can anyone point me in the right direction or elaborate here?
  5. jglow

    jglow Two wheeled traveler

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    Bash3r (Bill) has a ton of How-to vids on his website. Here is one for the install of his new Pro Tapers which should help you out:

    http://www.basherdesigns.com/2010/01/28/new-bars-and-more/



    jordan
  6. ba_

    ba_ Long timer

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  7. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Navigate 2 Adventure

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    I got lucky.....it stayed up on top of the step......I fell to the right out of the frame in the dirt and launched the bike to the left......I was trying to go up the right side rather than using the "ladies aid" (stacked rocks).....that plan didn't work out so well :lol3

    Then I figured I should capture the moment with a photo......

    Yep, dragged it down for restart......back down the hill.....up the rocks :sweeti


    What front turn signals are you folks using as replacements?

    I also need to order the brake hose clamp for the left fork guard.......I must've only finger tightened it when I put the forks back on after changing the seals.......looked down and it was no where to be found.....zip tie to the rescue.....

    Also planning on ordering a set of black WR250X plastics......I had some new CORE graphics printed up and it would be wrong to put'em on top of my scratched up plastics (that's not to say the new ones won't get scratched up shortly after application of new graphics :lol3 :1drink)
  8. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Navigate 2 Adventure

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    The Service Honda website isn't too user friendly.....it wants the part number for the brake hose clamp......I thought they'd provide an exploded microfish to look up the part number? What sight are you guys using for OEM part # reference/look-up?
  9. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Navigate 2 Adventure

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    Nevermind, Rocky Mtn ATV is very simple to use....
  10. scottmac

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    I've been using the HDB ones built right into the hanguards and like them a lot.
  11. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Navigate 2 Adventure

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    I've exchanged a few emails with Paul since my Cycra's are beat up......hmmmmm, kill two birds with one <S>stone</S> payment?<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
  12. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Navigate 2 Adventure

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    Ok, next question - Best/preferred source for plastic's kits?
  13. Gfacter

    Gfacter Adventurer

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    Great pics,
  14. bash3r

    bash3r I ain't no DingWeed

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    Hey Chris.. nice get off!!

    Paul's stuff at HDB is top-notch! He'll customize to fit your needs.. so dream a little and hit him up with a plan! Worked for me.. :deal
  15. ba_

    ba_ Long timer

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    Service Honda has both a reverse part look-up (which you are referring to) as well as an exploded microfiche that lets you look at an exploded view and identify parts
  16. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    Yeah, their start page isn't very user friendly. You've got to click on the "motorcycle" link in the middle of the OEM parts page. Here's the quick link to your bike
    http://www.servicehondapsn.com/fich...=Motorcycles&make=Yamaha&year=2008&fveh=18085

    Although, maybe it's time for new glasses if you're having trouble with your "sight."




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  17. pfy50

    pfy50 Professional nOOb

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    Hey mpatch,

    I am interested in a TCI products Borega rack like yours. Did you have any mounting problems? Is it functioning the way you wanted? I have Wolfman racks on so I'm not sure if there is any interference. If anyone has that setup can you chime in with any known problems in mounting both.
    Paul
  18. Longboardr

    Longboardr Been here awhile

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    Love my HDB setup... but I didn't install the guard/turn signal setup because I didn't see any way of making it light up as a running light, only as a signal.

    I've seen too many motorcycle headlights line up with a car's headlight behind them, without running lights you can't make out the bike and could understandably turn in front of them.
  19. Wingnut037

    Wingnut037 Two Sheds

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    http://shop.12oclocklabs.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=70

    I keep forgetting to order a pair for my Zeta handguard lights. They have a video on youtube as well that shows the function. Should work just as well with the HDB ones.

    <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/SzYccMBImk0" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="420"></iframe>
  20. coresports

    coresports coresports

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    70 & sunny yesterday, mid-november in mid-michigan and a pair of wrr's...me & my son had a blast...here's a short clip...

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