Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. pfy50

    pfy50 Professional nOOb

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    Will these work for you? The first pic is while I was still wiring up the HDB clamp a couple months ago. Sorry the second one was shot thru the windscreen this morning and it still has some ice crystals on it.:rofl

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  2. ba_

    ba_ Long timer

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    Both work, thanks
  3. Joe Watson

    Joe Watson Long timer

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    A ride with some mates in South East Queensland, Australia.

    Make sure you comment, like and subscribe for more upcoming vids.

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  4. woofer2609

    woofer2609 Less flow, more Gnar

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    I think you mean to say "make it an R"
    You have at least three choices:
    1. I own an x and purchased a set of stock R wheels for $500 with a front brake assembly (lever, hose, calliper, etc.)
    This is a 30 minute swap over. I haven't sold the X wheels yet. The stock R rear sprocket is 1 t bigger, but the chains for both bikes are the same.
    2. just buy a 21" front wheel, maybe a warp 9 w/ the bigger x rotor included, and swap out rear tire, change or do not change gearing
    3. Buy a new wheel set from Warp 9 or get a better quality set and use those. These will include rotors and sprockets. $700-1500

    Most change gearing anyway
  5. duanew1

    duanew1 In my Pajama pants

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    Mine came with the Cycra Composite Probend guards. They don't have the aluminum bar in the back and are all plastic. I really like them, but I don't see many people using them. I probably would not know about them if I did not already have them. They seem really strong and of course won't bend easily.

    http://store.cycraracing.com/coprreshb1.html
  6. duanew1

    duanew1 In my Pajama pants

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    That looks like a tough hill. It does not look that steep in the video until the guy tries to walk the bike back down. :eek1
  7. ba_

    ba_ Long timer

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    :thumb

    awesome video
  8. GSBS

    GSBS FunHog

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    Steep as, say... Iron Gap???
  9. GSBS

    GSBS FunHog

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    The D606 front tire on my WR-R has started - as they all do - to cup on the middle-out knobs. On other tires that don't have a defined rotation direction I've flipped them around to get more life from the tire, but due to the tread pattern I haven't tried this on the D606 cuz I'm afraid it'll handle funny.

    Has anybody done this? If so, is there a noticeable difference in performance?

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  10. simmons1

    simmons1 Long timer

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    I turned my last 606 front around and ran it until it was worn out completely. I didn't have issues doing that. YMMV
  11. bigdon

    bigdon Long timer

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    Some say the 606 front runs better when mounted backwards!
    I have never tried it.
  12. duanew1

    duanew1 In my Pajama pants

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    Yea but Iron Gap was like rock steps. The video at least looked like something that would be easy to ride up on a motorcycle.
  13. GSBS

    GSBS FunHog

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    Thanks for the info... I'll be trying it!
  14. GSBS

    GSBS FunHog

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    :nod
  15. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    Looky what the WRR got today:

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    Seat Concepts, carbon pattern material, for WR250R
  16. shep546

    shep546 Been here awhile

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    Best upgrade I got for my bike so far... you'll love it on those long hauls :clap
  17. ArmyJoe

    ArmyJoe Long timer

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    Speaking of Seat Concepts... I'd like to lower my ass another inch. Has anyone installed the low seat and regretted it? If so, why?
  18. indypup

    indypup ╭∩╮( º.º )╭∩╮

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    I have the regular height seat concepts that I use for road trips and a low corbin that I use for trail riding that I like. ;)

    I know that didn't answer your question but just some fyi. ;)
  19. thumpididump

    thumpididump MacGyver

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    I flipped my front D606 and rode it for another 1,000 Kms before I replaced it with a new tire. I never really noticed any issues with regard to handling. I keep the tire pressure around 18-20 psi. Worked great.

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  20. bash3r

    bash3r I ain't no DingWeed

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    I've had this same issue but now I've ran much higher air pressure and I still haven't seen any cupping like that on this one. When trail riding I do air down but on long Tarmac rides I air up around 30-35psi and have no issues like before running 22-25psi

    This will be the first time in 10k miles I'll get two rear D606s to one front!!