Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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  1. henrymartin

    henrymartin Mr. Tourguide

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    Torque specs, Please...


    I'm changing my front turn signals and with the new brackets, I need torque specs for the upper tripple pinch bolts. If someone could share those with me, I'd much appreciate it.
    I'm installing the DRC 602 front and rear, with the new, smaller taillight.

    Thanks
  2. krussell

    krussell Been here awhile

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    Disclaimer: Use at your own risk. I think I know what your asking, but well, you never know!

    23 NM per the service manual for 2008-2012 models.
  3. henrymartin

    henrymartin Mr. Tourguide

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    Thanks. I found a thread where the torque mentioned was 17ftlbs for uppers and 23ft lbs for lower, so 23Nm is just about 17 ft lbs.

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  4. leftystrat62

    leftystrat62 Adventurer

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    That's a pic of my bike with the big 4.7 gal tank. It has taken lot's of falls,and I have had one issue. On the bottom of the tank (both lft & rt side) there is a brass bolt holding the fuel hose that lifts the fuel out of the deepest part of the tank. I believe I knocked that brass bolt pretty hard on a rock going over a log. It was slowly dripping fuel so I screwed that bolt in deeper so you can hardly see it exposed now. It has taken care of the leak about 99% so I just live with it. Just thought I'd pass that along for those who like to flog their bike.:D
  5. 30Bones

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    Thanks for responding. I made up my mind to just go with the 3.1 or Safari 3.7 if I can find a bike near me or a get a dealer to respond to calls/emails before driving an hour or more. :baldy:baldy
  6. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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  7. indypup

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    How do you get the ADV discount? Is there a code or something if purchasing online? Or do you have to call them and just tell them to give you an ADV discount? ;)
  8. bigdon

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    ADV is the code!
  9. indypup

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  10. bigdon

    bigdon Long timer

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    OK sorry. Hold on a minute I'll go to the Just Gas Tank thread and get the code.

    Try Advrider
  11. bigdon

    bigdon Long timer

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    OOPs :rofl
  12. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ...the WR crowd is so bright.:jkam
  13. indypup

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    Here's an option too...

    Buy the IMS 3.1 from motorcycle-superstore for $235.79

    after PMing me for a 10% discount coupon (expires 1/31/13). :clap
  14. KansasBob

    KansasBob Been here awhile

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  15. EEKAMOUSE

    EEKAMOUSE Been here awhile

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    Ok another torque question what are the specs for attaching new bar risers to the top of the triple clamps?
  16. ba_

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    The manual says
    - lower clamps are 40 Nm (29 ft lb).
    - top clamp is 28 Nm (20 ft lb).
  17. 30Bones

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    People break out a torque wrench for these areas? :dunno :1drink
  18. Crawdaddy

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    Ben at Just Gas Tanks is a friend of mine.....good dude.....fireman trying to scratch out a living with a side job combining passion and profession....

    I drove over to his store in Oceanside and picked up a Behemoth 5.3 gallon tank for the KTM 350XCF-W on Tuesday night....kinda big and fugly as all tanks are that are THAT big, but it weighs very little, is less than ~2 inches wider than the stock tank with shrouds, protects radiators from side impact, carries 3 gallons lower than stock tank carries 2.25 gallons for even better (lower) weight distribution, and obviously offers stooooopid range if I ever actually fill it up beyond ~3 gallons.....most folks are reporting about ~50(?) mpg with the KTM which is about the same as the WR in "real world" off road riding.....

    So I'd say it's all about purpose......I had a 3.1 on the WR and slapped on a Rotopax for the rare occasion that I wanted to bring more gas.....that worked fine for me.........that said, if the intent is to use the WR as a "traveler", the additional weight of the bigger 4.7 tank is minor. radiators are protected, and it frees up the rear for more luggage options/more balanced weight distribution.....
  19. Longboardr

    Longboardr Been here awhile

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    A joke about a BMW owner needing a torque wrench to tighten a gas cap came to mind :lol3
  20. 30Bones

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    Is that a touratech joke in there somewhere also?