Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    A new side cover?:D

    Any clue as to how that happened?
  2. 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.
  3. oldtrucks

    oldtrucks Been here awhile

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

    Joe Watson Long timer

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    Little vid from a ride yesterday.

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  5. KansasBob

    KansasBob Been here awhile

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    I must have missed a prior post............ What Noise?
  6. 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
  7. 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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  8. 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.
  9. jrou111

    jrou111 Stair Climber

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

    YZEtc Feel lucky?

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    Not even close.
  11. 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
  12. 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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  13. 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.
  14. RedBallRun

    RedBallRun Adventurer

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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
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  15. 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?
  16. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    I use a wine cork in my parts bag, it is a tad oversize but can be whittled down as needed if the sight glass goes. I started doing that after Alan's incident.
  17. pfy50

    pfy50 Professional nOOb

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    Just wondered if you had a estimate diameter so I could get the right size stopper. I only would be using it for extreme emergency, like up in the hinterlands of Canada or Alaska when getting out is your only choice as no tow truck would be affordable even if it could respond. In which case I would plug the hole dump the rest of the oil in a container to see how much was lost then replenish the difference. I do carry a little extra oil for emergencies.(Needed it the last trip north as my engine oil plug came loose).

    Or lay the bike over on its left side pull the cover, grab the site glass and epoxy it back in.


    ps. Do you remember the original post date or post # of the site glass problem or have a copy of the other picture of the cover with the site glass missing. If yes can you pm me?TNX





    TNX for the suggestion I'll probably carry a cork if the rubber stopper idea doesn't work out. I'll get approximate size from measuring the exterior site glass window and alansz400's picture above.


  18. ghollaba

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    Back on a WR250R and feels GREAT.
    Any other riders around Tulsa area to meet and get suggestions from?
    Stock bike, reading thread to try and get up to speed.
    Kinda concerned on either hitting rev limitor or something just not feeling right...
    Planning trip to Big Bend in March.... YEESSSS
  19. Strog

    Strog Geek on two wheels

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    Come check out the Oklahoma ADV Riders BS thread. There's several in the Tulsa area and some ride WR250R too. :deal

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=420208
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    I'm in the owasso area :clap