Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. TerraUnFirma

    TerraUnFirma Fair/Not Balanced

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    I have both and the WRR definitely feels lighter, turns quicker, the stock suspension is better and it's a lot more fun in tight stuff, but it's still not what I'd call a great woods bike. As you're new to dirt riding, you may take a while to outgrow it.

    As for being crazy to have a WRR and DRZ in the garage...I think I'd best not cast any stones! You're only crazy if you can't afford it or have a wife and kids that have needs not being met. Otherwise, you can never have too many bikes...

    Cheers,
  2. dogen

    dogen certified JB welder

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    I had a TE250 that I bought as a dirt bike I could ride to the trails and ended up trading it for a WR250R. The TE is definitely a great trail bike and has more power than the WRR but it is miserable to ride on the road. The engine screams at about 10,000 RPMs at 80-90 km/hr. I felt like I was going to ruin the engine riding at sustained highway speeds so I got a trailer and towed it to the trails. Every 1-2 rides I'd have to change the oil and filter, remove and clean 2 additional metal oil filters and clean the air filter. I realized I wasn't riding it as much as I could have, because of all the hassle of loading and unloading it from the trailer and then the maintenance when I was done for the day.
    When I got the WR I was initially disappointed with the decreased power but I'm used to it now and very happy with it. The odd thing is that I ride a lot faster on the WRR than I did on the Husky. It feels very balanced and seems to stay upright on the trails in places where I would have dropped the Husky. Maybe it's the low center of gravity. Anyways I love this bike and much prefer it over my TE250.
  3. 30Bones

    30Bones Long timer

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    This is my worry buying a WRR. I hated the DRZ I owed for a month or two. Terrible above 65mph and about as boring as my old KLR to throw a leg over. I am wanting real bad to get over the "need" for a 50-60hp thumper, slow down and smell the roses more. I need to test ride a WRR before I commit, wish I had with the DRZ
  4. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Navigate 2 Adventure

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    Hi folks, just an FYI, my WR has been parted out locally in the Sun Diego area......

    I'll post up a pic of my new/orange "Anywhere" bike once I have it all set up :wink: :1drink

    See ya on the trail(s)!
  5. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    How about a teaser pic of the bike before you get started? :evil
  6. gxshrimp

    gxshrimp Adventurer

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    Thanks for the replies on this. The 'am I crazy bit' was more getting at questioning if I'm basically buying two of the same bike. But I think the WRR with some beefier tires and basic performance mods will be a good start into dirt biking for me, especially with my needs to be able to ride it on the road. I'll definitely look to test ride first... for now I'll keep watching youtube videos of guys ripping it up and dream a bit :D. I'll be keeping an eye out for local used ones or in Washington state or Oregon to import.
  7. DougZ73

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

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    If the WRR has trouble with the camping gear and rider, then buy some new, lighter camping gear. :D My current kit is about 1/3 the size and 1/2 the weight of what I have done my trips with in the past. :wink:
  8. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    I got sick of crawling in and out of my ultralight, so I went condo MONDO!

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    It fits in the left Wolfy bag and I strap the poles crosswise along with my Kermit chair. :D

    I could roll my WRR in there with me...
  9. Reposado1800

    Reposado1800 Juicy J fan!

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    How much did you get for parts? I know in some areas it is more than for a complete bike!:evil
  10. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Navigate 2 Adventure

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    Sure, 2012 350XCF-W :D :1drink

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  11. SteveO

    SteveO ouch....

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    Nice, welcome to the Orange side. I'm absolutely loving my Orange...
  12. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Navigate 2 Adventure

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    I've been here for a while....just adding another bike to the existing orange inventory in the garage....

    That said, I really enjoyed the WR.....it's just time for a change..
  13. SCQTT

    SCQTT Zwei Kolben

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    Need to order up a braided front brake line for my WR250X....who makes them?
  14. thumpididump

    thumpididump MacGyver

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  15. indypup

    indypup ╭∩╮( º.º )╭∩╮

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    Sweet, that's my next bike too!

    Cool, now you will work out all the cool farkles to have before I jump in. I've been wanting this bike since they released it. Got some friends that have it and they love it too. ;)
  16. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    Nice! I'm curious if you know the service intervals? Also whether there is a rack that can be installed for some Wolfman bags?

    Sorry this is all off topic, but I'm comparing this bike against the WR.
  17. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Navigate 2 Adventure

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    Snoop around in here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=784986
  18. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Sweet. Now if I can find a straight across trade for one for my XR650L like I did when I got my WRR I will have one:lol3
  19. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    IMO they are too close to justify owning both, assuming both are set-up as dual-sports. I'd own one, and have a 2nd set of wheels if necessary to switch from road work to trail work.

    The TE on the other hand, could be your barely street-legal trail bike, and keep the DR-Z for a road-going dual-sport. Rather than the TE250, I'd get the TE310.
  20. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    Chris - I asked a few pages back, but maybe it got buried.

    Since you already own a KTM 300 2-stroke with a license plate (unless I'm mistaken??), what made you decide on a 350-EXC as well?

    Curious because I am in lust with the KTM 2-stroke enduros, though they aren't not plate-able here. After my lottery win, I want a 200 XC-W (and a Road King, a Moto Guzzi California 1400, a Street Triple R, an R1200GS, a W800, and a...)