Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. what broke now

    what broke now Petroleum Brother

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    My throttle was sticking off and on, and today I rolled back the end of the grip and discovered that the tube end was broken 90% off and was acting like a brake. Once the piece was removed it worked fine. The damage was not visible prior to rolling the tube back.
  2. DougZ73

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

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    How much for wheel set???

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  3. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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  4. BMW-K

    BMW-K F800GS FTW!

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    Wow, never thought I'd see this happen. Might I ask why you're going away from the Yammie?
  5. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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  6. henrymartin

    henrymartin Mr. Tourguide

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    Could you PM me

    I just got a WR250R and I need skidplate, rack, and maybe some other goodies. Mine is (now) bare bones stock.

    Thanks
  7. Attico

    Attico Wrong way 'round

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    They're really nice...I saw them for $220 + shipping....pretty steep for side panels.

  8. sieg

    sieg Long timer

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    Tell me about the IMS tank?
  9. ThumperDRZ

    ThumperDRZ Bouncing off Rocks!

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    If that's a low Seat Concepts seat let me know what you want for it!

    Just picked up a 2008 WR250R.....
  10. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Navigate 2 Adventure

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    Catching a lot of PMs.......patience Grasshoppers.....I need to tear the bike apart, put the list together for Flea Market and/or EBay.....please give me a couple weeks....
  11. SCQTT

    SCQTT Zwei Kolben

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    Crawdaddy, I'd be interested in your airbox if you part her out.

    Have a friend that needs one for an airbox project.

    SCQTT@yahoo.com

    Thanks man
  12. KansasBob

    KansasBob Been here awhile

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    Did you ever get the "final answer" on your compression loss of the rebuild?
  13. livetofly

    livetofly Adventurer

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    Thanks, and I realize I'm probably way over thinking this. BUT the picture from the FMF site corresponding with that part # 011393 shows a bag of bulk packing material. Everything I have read online shows people using a sheet or pillow type packing kit, hence my continuing confusion.
  14. Sewerat

    Sewerat Cert. bike whore

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    Fmfs site is likely just a generic picture the stuff they show is for 2smokes.
  15. TerraUnFirma

    TerraUnFirma Fair/Not Balanced

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    Without searching through the entire thread for comments, what's recommended in terms of a shop manual?

    I see Haynes has one...how is it? I know on some models they can be hit and miss. Can always spring for the Yamaha manual, but it's 3x the price. Mostly looking for torque values, wiring diagrams, etc...hopefully not going to have to worry about a major rebuild of anything.
  16. EEKAMOUSE

    EEKAMOUSE Been here awhile

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    I would just call FmF I'm sure they can help!
  17. KansasBob

    KansasBob Been here awhile

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    10 bucks for one on a CD.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/YAMAHA-WR25...anuals_Literature&hash=item232622d7d2&vxp=mtr


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  18. KaanDuro

    KaanDuro n00b

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    I bought my bike about 2 months ago.
    Had 10 000 maintenance and had her to the woods 4-5 times since.
    I clearly remember one of the guys took the air filter, used an air gun to clean the filter and put it back.
    Anyway, I bought a twin-air filter and no-toil filter oil.
    I had a chance to change the air filter tonight, but first I went downstairs to take off the old one.

    As I opened the air filter cover, I got very mad, because there was dust in the clean side of the filter. The filter was completely black in color and full of dust.

    So, I don't know what should I do right now, should I change the engine oil, because some dirt has clearly past the filter and got the the engine block. Or is there something I can do to prevent future damage ?
  19. japako

    japako Been here awhile

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    Some of the cds and even some manuals that state they are Yamaha, are not.
    I would rather pay the dealer, than a rip off person. Ok, just my opinion.:lol3

    If you know your dealer very well, ask them for the build sheet that comes with every bike. It will have the torque specs and other useful info.
    This should be free if the build guy is not a dick.
    Again, some of the shops do not work with the paper manual and prefer the cd. I was able to buy the shop manual for 50.00. Not bad.

    Yamaha manuals are not the best in the world. Honda's are much better.
    Yamaha's leave a lot out or up to your imagination..:lol3
  20. japako

    japako Been here awhile

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    Sometimes it is best to do the maintenance yourself.
    What damage has been done, is done. I would change the oil and filter and install the new filter with filter oil and never let someone else work on your bike.

    Also make sure to clean any dirt in or around the throttle body before your start it.