Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. Bgunn

    Bgunn Mucha distancia

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    The ravens are starting to circle.....


    Happy New Year...... and may "team orange" treat you well in 2013 !!
  2. pfy50

    pfy50 Professional nOOb

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    HAYNES does NOT have a WRR manual. The one they have is for 1998-2008 YZs and WR-Fs. :cry
  3. indypup

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  4. Joe Watson

    Joe Watson Long timer

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    Well, it's the last time the WR will look like this. It is going back to pretty much stock everything, ready to sell.

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  5. shep546

    shep546 Been here awhile

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    Nice vid indy, what tire setup are you running?
  6. indypup

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    Thanks Shep! I'm running Dunlop MX51's right now. I put them on back in November in preparation to run an enduro. They're not D/S tires and are off road only. They roost like crazy. :D I'm usually covered in mud/snow by the time I'm done riding.
  7. Pantah

    Pantah Red Sox Nation

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    Indy that was a fun vid. :clap
  8. indypup

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    Thanks, I actually put some effort into making this one...lol ;)
  9. japako

    japako Been here awhile

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    Nice setup, I wish you did not live half way around the world...:rofl
    I would be a buyer of some of the stuff..
  10. ba_

    ba_ Long timer

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    I'm in the process of installing the HDB guards and top clamp and noticed that it is going to be tough to get the key in/out. In fact, with the top clamp on, I can't get the key in at all.

    Here are some pictures of the key with the point to the front and to the back and a view from the top.

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    I was reading on basher's site that he used his dremel to remove the point and make it rounded which is a really cool idea. But I'm concerned that it is not going to help since I can't get the key in at all right now.

    Thanks
  11. alansz400

    alansz400 Long timer

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    I live in Ohio but our local ACE hardware store has Yamaha blank keys and will cut you a extra key. The key they sell does not have the black plastic on it. The last one I had cut was $2.50. You could get a couple made and do all the Dremel trimming you wanted on it.
  12. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Navigate 2 Adventure

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    The short answer is two blown top ends in one year.....cause/effect unclear......Reving the snot out of a small bore is a blast, but at what cost? After two top ends I no longer have faith in the integrity of the bottom end.....it just doesn't make economic sense to rebuild this bike again. I *may* opt to shop for a lightly ridden "stock" WR250R and jump over accessories/part out remainder from both bikes but I'm more inclined to move on now that KTM has fuel injected 350/450/500......we'll see....I really had a blast with the WR...
  13. indypup

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    You sound like me...I love my WRR, but will probably end up riding orange someday soon. :1drink
  14. pfy50

    pfy50 Professional nOOb

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    I wish I could help ba_ ; I have the same HDB top clamp, but mine is on top of a Scotts submount so it gives a inch of clearance for the key. If you are using stock handlebar mounts you could get a 1inch spacer to raise them enough to give key clearance.
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  15. ba_

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    Thanks for the idea. I'm using the GYTR lower clamps for 1 1/8" bars. I'm not sure why I bought these instead of buying lowers from Paul...
  16. Joe Watson

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    Yeah, once it all comes off the bike, it will all be up for sale. Hopefully someone will want the fairing/lights/Nav tower/tank setup all in one to make their bike into a rally bike or something.

    Anyway, today I start the strip down work.

  17. japako

    japako Been here awhile

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    What size tank do you have on it.?? I may be interested if the shipping is not, my child's first year in college..:rofl
  18. Joe Watson

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    hahhah yeah, would have to get a shipping quote first hey! It is the IMS 4.7 gallon one.

  19. Reposado1800

    Reposado1800 Juicy J fan!

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    It is probably a mushroomed valve or something. All bikes need work.:evil
  20. flatboarder

    flatboarder Been here awhile

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    However, I believe there is no way of getting close to the WR250R mpg ratio, just in case this would be important. Not even the Freeride 350 with the FI 350 engine at reduced performance and lower rev can compete with the low WRR fuel consumption.
    That may be an issue for your lengthy offroad trips.

    Phil