Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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    I've always used a 120/90-18 D606, they don't make an 80 series and the extra height is nice.

    I'd just use an OE Yamaha filter and bring a spare, changing it every other change, then deal with a filter that really doesn't filter that well.

    Why 14/49? There's very very little clearance between the chain and the case/case saver with a 14T, as the gouges in my case saver will attest to. Run 13/46 or 47 with the taller D606 for damn near perfect gearing for cruising and trail riding.

    Dan and Shawn are still renting gas cans if you want to forgo the bladders and the rotopax as the 3.7L tank alone should be fine for the getting up here part of the trip. I only had to use my 1/2gal of spare gas (in MSR bottles) once on my ride up here, and that was because of nasty head winds and the fact that it was winter so most of the stations on the Haines Highway were closed.

    I'll be working a ton this summer, but feel free to send me a PM when you get up this ways if you need anything.
  2. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Maybe we could tinker with it next week? This week is booked.
  3. pfy50

    pfy50 Professional nOOb

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    TNX skierd,

    I'll keep you in mind if everything falls in order and I make it up there. Do you know if the college is still renting out summer session rooms? When I was mentioning the 80 series tires I was referring to the Heidenau K60's that I saw on Dan's and Shaun's website. I currently am running a 606 but I will switch that out for a highway biased tire for the initial trip up there. I will need a 250 mile range to do the Dalton -correct? So my fuel bladder which can be rolled up and stored away until I get up your way should give me enough range(w/safari tank) to get up to Deadhorse and back. As far service stations I would appreciate knowing if you know of any service stations that close and don't reopen in the spring along hyways 1,2,3,4,5,Alcan,Klondike. I'll probably be following the 'Milepost' when the new one comes out for Mar. 2013. Which case saver are you using? I have the Sandman and was going to use the 14 like 'Bigdog' to get the chain further off the swingarm chain protector. I currently run 13/47 around here in Tenn. but have a LW45 T chainring for long distance hyway run up if I don't switch to the 14T on the drive cog. I already have the 49T mounted on the Warp 9 wheel set(set up for trail riding here) for a similar final drive ratio(14/49) as the 13/45T
    would be if I stayed with the smaller 13T primary cog. With reference to the filter, do you have some experience with the metal permanent filters? The convenience of a roadside change and cleaning the filter with a squirt of camping stove fuel and less spares to carry is what I was looking for, but if you have some sage advice I'm all :ear, I can go either way:D.

    ps. Always supplement a Roadcrafter (I use a Frogg Toggs)
  4. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    I waffled long enough, called justgastanks.com on Monday morning and they had just finished putting the parts together for the Safari 3.7 gal tanks...I placed my order and it's already on the UPS truck for delivery today.

    NOT SURE WHY THEIR WEBSITE STILL SAYS OUT OF STOCK...

    And, I randomly found they give a 5% advrider discount as well as free shipping.

    That extra .7 gal ain't cheap, but I like the protection the tank provides. What the hell, if it's good enuff for Dingweed and BigDog, it's good enuff for me.
  5. SuperD!

    SuperD! Been here awhile

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    That would be great! :clap
  6. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    You will not be sorry:clap Mine is really scuffed up( i have no idea how this happened:D) but protects well & uses all the 3.7 Mine is blue because thats all they had in stock at the time but I would prefer the clear.
  7. bradrh

    bradrh Been here awhile

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    What flyscreen do you have? Pics? I have the laminar lip one (for a KLR), but I'm looking for a little more.
  8. mpatch

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    removed the flapper thing from the exhaust, no welding or cutting of pipe involved

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  9. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    Cee-Bailey flyscreen. I'm only 5'9" but works really well for me. It has a little flip shape at the top, plus it's fairly wide.

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    http://www.ceebaileys.com/yamaha/yamaha_wr250_450.html
  10. jgiacobbe

    jgiacobbe Long timer

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    To all with the speedo reading 2-3x times high, I expierenced this also. Started after I serviced the bike and didn't get one of the battery terminals fastened but so tight. It loosened over the course of a ride. Next time I went to ride, the lights would work but when I went to start everything went dead. That is when I found the loose battery connection.

    Afterwards I did a reset and reprogrammed my speedodrd with no change in behavior. Yesterday I took it for a short run and compared the trip odometer versus a GPS trip log. According to that my speedo/odometer were about 2.5 times faster than actual. Looked in the instructions for the speedodrd, found the section that talked about setting multipliers/dividers. Then set the unit to have 2.5 frequency divider. Took another short 4 mile ride after that. Looks like the speedo error is now within 10% and the odo seems pretty close. No long term testing yet but I'm just going to live with it like this for now. I don't want to buy a new speedo/head unit if the same thing will happen to it. Not sure what the cost of the instrument cluster is but I'm sure the speedodrd is cheaper.

    Posted this on wr250r forum last night. http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/t5263-speedo-reading-3x-actual-speed-after-batter-change
  11. Blaise W

    Blaise W Been here awhile

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    That CB Flyscreen looks great! However, for long rides I use a Wolfman carry all mounted above the headlight and it looks like the screen would interfere with the mounting straps. 'May have to give it a shot anyway. A little extra wind protection would be welcomed on the highway.
  12. Llamaha

    Llamaha Been here awhile

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    Hey guys,
    I picked up a new WR250X the other day and I'm currently deciding between the Wolfman expedition panniers and the Wolfman E12 bags. I am very concerned that the E12's won't fit properly because there is no plastic panel covering the exhaust. Has anyone successfully used this for extended periods of time? Do they sit properly and function properly? Would it be possible for someone to post pictures of the bags from both sides of the bike, and perhaps the rear?

    It would be very much appreciated if you could, thank you.
  13. flatboarder

    flatboarder Been here awhile

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    I am very very happy with the giant loop coyote.
    Using stock exhaust. Applying some piece of protective heat shield sheet to it. In my opinion a perfect solution, well suited for sporty riding and offroad.
  14. KansasBob

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    Good description on how your head went south, and info on the work around. Much better than buying a new head. Here is something that shows a little of what you are talking about, for people like me, who don't have a speedodrd........... yet.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikH6Shk3u44


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  15. bradrh

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    Wifey is using the E-12 on her WRR. Works great. The X has a heat shield like the R doesn't it? It gets a little warm on that side, but not too bad. Put beer and chocolate on the left side. See 3rd pic down here:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=816651
  16. jon_l

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    Wolfman E-12

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    I have no good side photos right now, but these are what I took for someone who asked about attachment points:

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    The right bag has scuffed the plastic heat shield a little which is no concern for me; otherwise no issue. My heat shield is never too hot to leave my hand on, so can't hurt the saddle bag or contents.
  17. brians

    brians n00b

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    Sorry for the newbie question but my searches produce soooo many results and it is difficult to find a definitive answer.

    The standard steel bars are bent on my newly acquired WRR and it is an opportunity to fit some Renthals.

    I like the 613s (previously known as Dakar Highs) as they encourage me to stand up on the pegs in the rough stuff and are generally much more comfortable.

    Are the standard cables long enough or do I need longer ones?

    Many thanks

    Brian
  18. pfy50

    pfy50 Professional nOOb

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    Probably not Brian, I had the McGrath 795mm width and it was getting kind of tight to reach, but mine was a twinwall 1 1/8" which should make little overall difference. Renthal recommends a Yamaha bend that goes only 802mm on width for Wr250r. Check out this chart
    http://www.dirtwarehouse.com/renthal/renthal_motocross.htm#613

    Brian here is Renthals recommended models page http://www.renthal.com/File/fit_my_bike_process.asp?zone=USA&biketype=Off%20Road&manufacturer=YAMAHA&model=WR%20250R&bikedate=2008
  19. jgiacobbe

    jgiacobbe Long timer

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    Thanks for the feedback. I need to go out and double check against GPS the actual odometer versus just a trip odometer before I consider it a true fix but I don't expect it to be off.

    On the SpeedoDRD I'd say it is a great product. It is plug-n-play with the WRR/X and some other bikes but is a pretty versatile system that can be wired into plenty of other bikes and used in plenty of custom applications. It is those extra features that are helping us in this situation. With one button I won't say programming it is intuitive, but it isn't that hard if you read the directions and watch the video.
  20. burtonrider3889

    burtonrider3889 Been here awhile

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    Ok, I'm trying to pick up a WR250R. I've been having a super hard time finding one close by. I found one that is a 6 hour drive away that I think is a good deal. What do you guys think of a 2012 WR250R with 8000 miles for $3500? No mods, bone stock, immaculate condition supposedly.