Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. expatbrit

    expatbrit Still pretty much a n00b.

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    I'm failing here -- I have a WRX and a WRX combo, both in blue.

    Any issues with the turbo and the trailer?
  2. krussell

    krussell Been here awhile

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    Four wheel roost on gravel mess up the bike paint!
  3. burtonrider3889

    burtonrider3889 Been here awhile

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    I have had no issues. I drove over 800 miles with the trailer hitched Friday when I picked the bike up. And I've driven from VA to MD when I had the SV for track days.

    I've also helped haul wood and debris to the dump for a friend. No trouble ever. Stock it's rated to tow 2,000 pounds, and I'm pushing about 130hp/tq over stock.
  4. DougZ73

    DougZ73 Fading off.........

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    I also had a Suby WRX , 2002, and used it to tow as well. I did make it a rule to only tow one bike at a time with it though, much to the bitching of my buddies who also wanted to be towed.:D

    best pic I could find quickly...just look past my now sold Sportster.

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  5. burtonrider3889

    burtonrider3889 Been here awhile

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    Couple of mine in action.

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  6. xathor

    xathor Not actually Gnarly

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    I'm pretty happy with my Subaru. :D
  7. KustomizingKid

    KustomizingKid Been here awhile

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    So after much research and debate I think I am going to trade in on all my current bikes and pick up the newest WR250 I can afford, might even go brand new. The only thing I am worried about is durability... I do no less than 15k miles a year. I just don't want to have to rebuild it more than every 3 seasons so ~45k miles.
  8. shep546

    shep546 Been here awhile

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    I don't think you have to worry about yamaha durability...
  9. KustomizingKid

    KustomizingKid Been here awhile

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    My first bike was a 92 FZR 600 and I killed that in 20k :D
  10. jgiacobbe

    jgiacobbe Long timer

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    Change the oil every once in a while.


    How did the become a Subaru WRX thread? That is the wrong type of WRX.
  11. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    And you had to look past a Sportie to even see that. WTF picture thread is down the hall on the left.
  12. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day.

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    I have a feeling it wasn't Yamaha's fault.
  13. whisperquiet

    whisperquiet Long timer

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    I'll bet the chain was mis-adjusted.

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  14. Bgunn

    Bgunn Mucha distancia

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    Some of the elders like Big Dog, Ten cup etc. have racked up high miles without any major problems.

    At 17K I changed my fuel pump for preventative. But has been a trouble free machine.
  15. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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    Mine has 45k on it since i bought it new in January 2010. Never seen the inside of the motor except to check the valves at 25k, would be well over 50k if it weren't for winter.
  16. TexaNate

    TexaNate Been here awhile

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  17. pfy50

    pfy50 Professional nOOb

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    Hello KustomizingKid,
    Not to sound to preachy, but no one is guaranteed tomorrow. Just to keep things in perspective:D. So don't worry about the future of a motorcycle; there are to many variables that go into the longevity of any one individual bike. The WRR is a good all-round light weight trailie/commuter bike. Just be good on all maintenance(WRR has one of the highest service intervals in the industry) and don't try to make it something it wasn't designed for. From the mileage your talking about it sounds like you are looking for a commuter or a long distance ADVer bike. Both are possible(I'm testing mine in the latter):lol3.
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    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    burtonrider3889 Been here awhile

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