Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    I use the 120 because that was OEM spec. You'll like the T63. Big improvement in sand and mud.
  2. ggemelos

    ggemelos Been here awhile

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    I have been reading this thread and thinking of buying a WR250R as a light weight adventurer tourer for a while now. The hope is to build it up over the next year or so for a trip through South America. This thread has been very useful in helping me make the decision. I just picked up a new WR250R today. Now that I have the bike and plans to start working on it, I guess I need the service manual. Please PM me if you know where I can get a copy. Thanks again for all the great information.

    Update:
    I found a copy. Thanks for all the help.
  3. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Congrats on the new bike:clap
  4. 30Bones

    30Bones Long timer

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    Found F/R for $138 @ Chapparel, not bad at all.
  5. riverman

    riverman Life is great !

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    AVGas- I faced similiar choice last summer and went with the 130 width due to my concerns of internet chatter on them running small. In fact the 130 that I bought measured at 126. You can see some pics and more information at http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/t7937-what-size-rear-t-63. I am Saddletramp over at that site.
  6. KansasBob

    KansasBob Been here awhile

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    I run the 120 and it looks good on the bike with no clearance problems. The 130 is taller too which I didn't want.


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  7. zimzooma

    zimzooma Been here awhile

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  8. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    I have a new T-63 ready to mount, and it is a 120. My sense is that with the amount of power we have available, the larger tire isn't needed. This will be my 1st T-63 on a WRR though.
  9. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    Congrats on your new bike, I hope to be getting one soon - just have to find someone to buy my Tiger first :) I'm also preparing for a trip down South as well, and I hope you keep the thread updated with all you do to your bike.
  10. indypup

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    lol, don't feel bad...I made the same mistake when installing mine..
  11. KustomizingKid

    KustomizingKid Been here awhile

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    I cannot find a used WR anywhere near me and am getting very frustrated!
  12. 30Bones

    30Bones Long timer

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    I feel your pain. Alaska, New York...it's winter and I am not shipping this bike no matter where I buy it.
  13. pfy50

    pfy50 Professional nOOb

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    Well I finally got enough good weather to work on the WRR a few minutes STILL trying to correct the tire/wheel problem I mentioned back in post #32472. Here it is again if you don't want page back: I switched out my OEM deathwing 301 for a Kenda 270 . I am now getting a pogo/bounce action when I get in the 30-40mph range. It seems to be a little more pronounced while slowing down thru that range than speeding up thru it. I have had it computer spin balanced at the dealership, I also checked the balace when it was on the truing stand. I have trued the wheel, rechecked for even bead seat, tried different air pressures(Hard surface so far only). I have increased rebound which helped a small amount, but the problem still exists. Has anyone had this problem or can suggest an area to check. My next step was to re-torque the steering head, but I would rather not play with that mess unless I can be sure I will get some positive results as I have a submounted Scotts dampener that would have to come off also.:ear
  14. PYG RYDR

    PYG RYDR Adventure-Dual Sport

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    Sounds to me like you need more pre-load on your rear shock. IE that your front floats and more rear pre-load places more down force on your front....
  15. TwilightZone

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    >"I switched out my OEM deathwing 301 for a Kenda 270 . I am now getting a pogo/bounce action when I get in the 30-40mph range."

    If changing the tire is all you did to introduce the bounce, I'd replace the Kenda 270. Some tires have a heavy spot, mislaid belts, or whatever, so it may be a bad tire.

    I like these IRC GP1 for a dualsport tire.

    http://motorcycle.chaparral-racing.com/search?w=IRC%20GP1

    I run the 'lightweight' rim locks, Wheels are stable... well as fast as I want to push the WR250 anyway.

    http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/43/-/171/726/-/26096/Motion-Pro-LiteLoc-Rim-Lock-/rim+locks
  16. amtz.zero

    amtz.zero Adventurer

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    Does anyone here know if a fender from a yz or from a wrF will fit our bikes? Thanks.
  17. N8

    N8 I drank the blue Kool-Aid

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    They're so different I'm sure they won't. I have a YZ250.
  18. bigdon

    bigdon Long timer

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    IMO Kinda 270's SUCK !

    Life is to short to run suckey tires :rofl
  19. iWander

    iWander Adventure Geek

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    I put GP1 tires on both of my DR650s and a KLR250. Fantastic tire for both road and trail. I'll be trying them on the R2 as soon as I wear out the Kendas.

    Something else I've found that works well are Dyna Beads. Over the years I've used lead, Slime, Ride-On, and now Dyna Beads. I was pretty skeptical about the beads, but I spent a weekend running tests with the same tire/rim combo and there was no more room for doubt. Way out of wack with no compensation, decent with lead, smooth as glass with both Ride-On and Dyna Beads.
  20. BlockPass

    BlockPass Been here awhile

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    Has anyone replaced the radiator shroud, on the right side? Wondering if you need to order the two pieces and the plastic rivets? I am struggling to see the rivets in the parts fiche.


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