Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    I'd put the spark arrestor back, no benefit to not having it, and potential for a ticket if it isn't there.

    Another lowering how-to from High Five: http://www.wrrdualsport.com/tech-guide/suspension

    And another thumbs-up for the WRX / WRR combo. I usually pull my trailer with an Impreza of the lesser capability, in (boring) silver.
  2. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Hey now, you're the one who is always wanting folks to post pictures, not me! :deal

    I just don't wanna' see any pics of you doing the "Kisses" thang' with ol' Burton there... :yikes

    On a completely different note... I, too, have been interested in a WR250R for quite some time. There are still some great off-road riding areas down here in South Texas, but the ones I have in mind are all a bit too tight and technical for my Super Tenere... At least I don't want to ride it in there on the off chance I might somehow get it somewhere that I can't get it out on my own. The WR250R would be perfect for those spots. All are within a couple of hundred miles from home, so it could get there with minimal gear, and fuel is close enough to each of the spots I have in mind that I might not even need a bigger tank.

    Only problem is I don't want to spend the money necessary for a new one, and used ones come up so rarely down here as to be almost non-existent. I have widen the range out to within 400 miles or so from home, but haven't seen "The One" I want just yet.

    One of these days, though... One of these days! :lol3

    Dallara




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  3. burtonrider3889

    burtonrider3889 Been here awhile

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    JOE! You sandbagging son of bitch! :rofl

    Prepare to see these posts in the "other" thread too...

    Ok, as long as I'm not hurting anything. I'm having a hard time getting the bolts out to put the arrester back in, so it may be a little while before I get it installed.
  4. burtonrider3889

    burtonrider3889 Been here awhile

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    Time to be a picture whore. Took the bike out for the first time today. Only road for an hour or so. Even though I'm still getting used to the bike and the suspension isn't set up for me yet I'm still amazed at how great this bike is. I almost wreck a few times since it's so high, but for the most part I was feeling pretty good. I rode with my cousins husband who has one of the new Honda's. It was an absolute blast.


    First time off-road

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    Getting a feel for wheelies on this thing. I will probably still loop it and kill myself, but this thing is by for the easiest bike I've ever tried to wheelie.

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    And the honda...

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  5. jrou111

    jrou111 Stair Climber

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    Well I won't be riding my WR250X for a while...

    I changed the oil and filter. I didn't find any shavings or metal in the filter or on the bolt. With fresh oil in, I went for a ride to the gas station. The noise was still there while riding, and then it got louder and went *clunk* and then went away. I just figured it was a rock rattling around, so I was like "woohoo, the noise is gone!"

    So as I am heading home (1.6 mile round trip) I notice that it is very difficult to shift gears. I pull into the driveway and notice that the gear shifter has slack both on the splines and the whole rod moves in and out. Not good.

    Then I notice oil dripping down slowly. I look on the other side of the motor and see this...

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    So, what all is it going to take to replace the side cover? :cry
  6. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    A new side cover?:D

    Any clue as to how that happened?
  7. jrou111

    jrou111 Stair Climber

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    Haha, thanks. More like "what all do I have to remove to get the cover replaced?

    I dunno what caused it. That's a whole other issue. Guess I'll find out once I open it up.
  8. oldtrucks

    oldtrucks Been here awhile

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    Side cover is the least of your problem
  9. Joe Watson

    Joe Watson Long timer

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    Little vid from a ride yesterday.

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  10. KansasBob

    KansasBob Been here awhile

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    I must have missed a prior post............ What Noise?
  11. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    your going to be a Sad panda when you do find out :cry........and we want to know what it is :deal
  12. alansz400

    alansz400 Long timer

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    That cover comes off real easy. I took mine off when my site glass was pushed in. Heres what it looks like with the cover off. I reused the gasket and havent had any oil leaks. I wounder if somthing came loose inside the motor and got wedge between the gear and the case?

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  13. duanew1

    duanew1 In my Pajama pants

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    I wonder if the noise is comming from an issue with the counter balence weight on the gear.
  14. jrou111

    jrou111 Stair Climber

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    Does the side case from a WR250F work?
  15. YZEtc

    YZEtc Feel lucky?

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    Not even close.
  16. pfy50

    pfy50 Professional nOOb

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    jrou111,
    You might want to replace that gasket anyway If that was caused by some type of impact. The gasket could have a crush zone @ that location and may leak i
    f reused. IMHO:eek1
  17. pfy50

    pfy50 Professional nOOb

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    Hey alansz400 do you remember what diameter the site glass or the plug you used for that incident? I wanted to get a rubber plug from the hardware store to keep in my emergency kit if that happens when I'm out traveling.



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  18. alansz400

    alansz400 Long timer

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    Not sure what size the glass is.
    If I had to do it again I would have called for a truck to come pick me up. If that sight glass would have pluged off the oil passage or got stuck in a gear it would have been real bad. The other problem was I didnt know how much oil was in the motor.
  19. RedBallRun

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    Hi there,
    I've a big trip coming up in 2 weeks and being as organised as ever :shog:shog I've realised that I need two new seal guards to protect the front of my swing arms! Tricky in the festive season to find anyone open and then to get the parts out here to darkest Kenya. It might have to be DHL.
    So does anyone have a couple of these lying around? Unlikely I know. Alternatively anyone a bright idea how I might fabricate something locally to protect the swing arm? Perhaps securing a strip of steel plate?
    Any advice or ideas welcomed!
    In the meantime Christmas greetings from Kenya.
    All the best
    John
  20. what broke now

    what broke now Petroleum Brother

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    A cleverly cut piece of tire sidewall [ that stuff is tough ] wired or ziptied on?