Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. SuperD!

    SuperD! Been here awhile

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    What can I say? I'm just that fast. Boom. :D

    Thanks for the help guys! I don't like the answer at all, but thanks for the help!
  2. KansasBob

    KansasBob Been here awhile

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    This problem was discussed not long ago, and the only known cure is a new Speedo/head unit.
    I'm trying to figure out what actually fubars the head unit so if you don't mind a couple of questions...........

    1. Did the battery run down while the bike was sitting turned off, or did the key get left on?
    2. Did you turn the bike on with a low, or near dead battery and try to crank it or was it just completely dead?
    3. Did you try to Jump Start it with cables from another battery?
    4. Did you have any kind of a accidental spark while connecting the new battery?
  3. pfy50

    pfy50 Professional nOOb

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    TNX guys,

    Skierd I believe I did read some of your RR from Maryland to Deadhorse a few months back.
    I did my previous trip in 5 months & 26000miles in 2010; can see @
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=566875) not my best; and was at the Dawn 2 Dawson and Top of the World Highway(@<30mph in heavy rain; a motorhome went off the road just ahead of me and it was a race from the gas pump at Chicken past the acc. scene to beat the tow truck and the inevitable multi hour road block:eek1) I made an attempt (2) in the rain to go up the Dalton on my overloaded KTM 990, but turned around NEAR THE Yukon river. 15mph for 250miles to Coldfoot was just not getting done for me. This trip I'll probably shoe on a HEIDENAU K60 front and Dunlap 606 I'll order; I didn't see any 120/80-18's on there website but if it is available and you think it will last just as well or better than the 606 I'll try that. I know Dan and Shaun from my 2010 trip (@ ADV cycle works). I'm coming up with a conservative estimate of 12,000 miles over 2 months period. I did 3 annuals in 3 mo., 4 oil and filter changes 5 front and 6 rear tires on the KTM on that trip. This time I'll start with fresh oil semi-syn 3-4500miles changes, Scott's metal reusable filter. New sprockets (14/49 for hiway, spare 51LW for change over in Fairbanks), and new chain on new Warp 9 wheels, new brake pads fresh brake fluid. Fresh lube on steering stem bearings and swing arm bearings. My WRR is a 2011 bought new in April and has 5900miles now. I have Safari 3.7g tank, rotopax/koplin fuel cell holder on my Wolfman rack, and a collapsible 8L fuel bladder if it ever gets here from Australia; so I should have fuel range covered to get up to Prudhoe Bay and back.
    TNX Pantah for your info, I've used the Mefo's on the KTM and only got <5000 on the rear. Mostly highway so no mud experience with them. They are mostly for heavy weight dual sports. I used TKC80'[SIZE=3]s from Fairba[SIZE=3]nks to try the Dalton and they lasted over to D2D down to [SIZE=3]W[/SIZE]hitehorse, Skagway(ferry to Prince Rupert) Hyder, then Prince George. I did get a [SIZE=3]tire(rear) but I can't remember where. Stayed at the college a couple days before moving out to Jasper, then [SIZE=3]Calgary[/SIZE] Stampe[SIZE=3]d and points south.[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE]
  4. DualDog

    DualDog Been here awhile

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    I posted over on the flea market that I have have Bridgestone TW302 Trail Wing Tires size 4.10-18 for sale which are $70 shipped to your door Or $62.50 not shipped. This is way cheaper than you will find anywhere on any web site. These are brand new with stickers on them and never been used. Thought I would mention it over here as from what I can find out it looks like these fit the WR250R also. (As well as the DR350 I bought them for). If anybody is interested, let me know.
  5. Scott_PDX

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    Blz-Bobs Speedometer problem.

    Damn dude. What the heck? Hope you get some help. Curious what the exact sequence of events was also. How much is the new head unit?


    Sent via my phone-expekt typing erors!
  6. 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.
  7. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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

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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)
  9. HardWorkingDog

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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.
  10. SuperD!

    SuperD! Been here awhile

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    That would be great! :clap
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. mpatch

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

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  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. KansasBob

    KansasBob Been here awhile

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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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  20. 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