Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. DougZ73

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

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Oddometer:
    7,458
    Location:
    NJ
    I run Pirelli Scorpion XCMH's and find them to be pretty good in southern NJ Pine Barrens sand. They are OK on road. Being a 90/10 tire full knobby, I try not to be on pavement more than I need to. No sharp rock experience, so I can not comment on that aspect.
  2. zimzooma

    zimzooma Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    Oddometer:
    175
    Location:
    Upstate New York
    I also run the scorpions on my WR and they work well. I'm using the scorpion pros. I'm in upstate NY most of the time and they are quite good in the wet and rocky terrain here. Not so awesome in gravel. I've put quite a few road miles on them and they seem to wear well.
  3. what broke now

    what broke now Petroleum Brother

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2011
    Oddometer:
    1,536
    Location:
    seattle
    Anyone ever try to true a rear brake disc? If so, how did you proceed and what worked?
    I have one out about 7 thou; it works ok.but very irritating.
  4. thumpididump

    thumpididump MacGyver

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2,819
    Location:
    Germany
    :thumb

    I recently swapped a worn out D606 for a Scorpion Rally on the front of my WR, and while I didn't get a chance to put many miiles on it before winter arrived, I definitely like it a lot. Pretty aggressive tread pattern and it hooks up really well. As long as it lasts for as many rides as a 606 on the rear, then I'll be happy.




  5. Attico

    Attico Wrong way 'round

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Oddometer:
    2,212
    Location:
    Aylmer, Quebec
    Yes, with an adjustable wrench, and very carefully.
  6. pfy50

    pfy50 Professional nOOb

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2006
    Oddometer:
    591
    Location:
    Oneida, Tenn.
    This is what I did for my Kawasaki. Move the wheel back and forth till you find the high spot, and mark the side it is out to and the location on the rotor. Remove the rotor and place the flat opposite side down on a known smooth surface preferably a thick glass covered counter. With a wooden/rubber/phenolic mallet tap the high spot once. Check to see if it is now flat against the glass. If not do it once more in the same spot. It will be as close to flat as you will probable get(not perfect but usable). If you miss or continue hitting it hard you will set up waves in the rotor and you might as well throw it out, because it is going to vibrate/pulse every time you brake. Good luck:wink:
  7. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2008
    Oddometer:
    4,259
    Location:
    Collingwood, Ontario
    I'm pretty sure pfy50 would agree with the edit.
  8. GotMojo?

    GotMojo? Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2004
    Oddometer:
    4,117
    Location:
    Ohio
    They certainly are fun through the twisties!

    [​IMG]
  9. steveb126

    steveb126 Adventurer Anonymous

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,132
    Location:
    Wooster,OH
    I know exactly where that's at. I'm looking for a WR in OHIO.
  10. pfy50

    pfy50 Professional nOOb

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2006
    Oddometer:
    591
    Location:
    Oneida, Tenn.
    Yes jon_l,
    Silly me:eek1
  11. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2003
    Oddometer:
    11,329
    Location:
    NE Ohio
    Oh so you are sold on the WR then???? Excellent. How far are you willing to go?

    I will make you the same offer I make a lot of guys looking at maybe buying a bike far away: I love road trips, comp my gas and food and I'll drive damn near anywhere and trailer it back for ya....
  12. ArmyJoe

    ArmyJoe Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2011
    Oddometer:
    1,244
    Location:
    Kuwait
    You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.
  13. steveb126

    steveb126 Adventurer Anonymous

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,132
    Location:
    Wooster,OH
    Probably sold on the WR. The XT's seem to be around 2.5 and up for low mileage examples. The DRZ is still a strong contender, found an E model in Copley with SM wheel set and original wheels asking 3400. I just know I will never be a woods rider, gravel and county back road gawking are my thing. I've sorta thought the WR would be overkill for my use. The WR's maintenance/durability, EFI and MPG are very attractive. Winter bike shopping has been my friend in the past as far as picking up a project to fix, ride and flip when the weather turns warm. Seasonal shopping seems to be quite different when looking for something specific. 3 inmates have pm'd me with 2 fair offers, the other not mentioning price. One in particular I will probably call when I have $ in hand.

    Been using search tempest for CL within 200 miles. You are the man Meef, thanks for the offer, may take you up on it.

    :rofl:rofl:roflDisclaimer: as long as there are no pants around the ankle camping invites :rofl:rofl:rofl
    Surrender to win.
  14. Bgunn

    Bgunn Mucha distancia

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2004
    Oddometer:
    1,499
    Location:
    Rockford Wa

    I have about 600 miles on a Pirelli Scorpion Pro , and its been a love.. hate thing.

    Sand is where it shines for me. Performs the best, of the tires I've tried so far. On the road, it took awhile to get used to the front squirming around in grooves etc.

    Always a eternal quest for the "right tire". I've ran 606's and MT21's before this, and are probably a better all around tire for my application.

    They Pirelli's do have some good reviews on them, and are priced right.
  15. jimrobinette

    jimrobinette Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2008
    Oddometer:
    380
    Location:
    Monterey, CA
  16. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2003
    Oddometer:
    11,329
    Location:
    NE Ohio
    If you went camping, and you woke up, and there was a condom hanging out of your butthole, would you tell anyone?
  17. avgas

    avgas amateur

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    Oddometer:
    83
    Location:
    Oregon
    Any idea how many miles it'll last for? I love the idea of it handling well in the sand, and I'm not too concerned about it being a little squirly on the pavement. I ride pretty easy on the road, and rarely go over 55 mph. I do put in a decent number of road miles getting to trails though, so it has to survive that.
  18. DougZ73

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

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Oddometer:
    7,458
    Location:
    NJ
    I have noticed post about batteries in the past, but never paid much attention.

    Due to other commitments, I knew I was not gonna be riding this much this winter, so I got a battery tender for the WRR( already had one for my SV1000 street bike).

    long story short, after starting both bikes and having them warm up, and turning the bikes off, the Suzuki battery tender indicated a fully charged battery(green solid light) minutes later, while the WRR one was red, then green blinking, and not fully green 30 minutes later, when I was done with bikes and closing shed. ( red= below 80%, blinking green=80% charged, solid green= fully charged)

    These Yamaha batteries suffer short life??? What are people replacing them with?

    For the record, the battery has not failed me yet, but I am noticing more and more hard starts.
  19. KansasBob

    KansasBob Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Oddometer:
    515
    Location:
    Topeka
    Several people have ruined their speedometer / head unit by waiting too long to change a battery that's going weak. It's something to do with cranking it until it's dead that fries that fries a circuit. The result is the speedometer and odometer run 2.5 times faster than they should. :eek1
  20. DougZ73

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

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Oddometer:
    7,458
    Location:
    NJ
    hope that does not happen. So far, so good....but if the battery needs to be replaced, I'll handle that when needed. Hopefully the battery tender will prevent that issue from surfacing.