Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. jwdub

    jwdub Been here awhile

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    Has anyone installed this kit without removing the engine? Not sure if it's possible.
  2. DougZ73

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

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    Nice. :clap
  3. TwilightZone

    TwilightZone Long timer

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    >"ps. Isn't a IRC GP1 a copy of the Kenda 270?"

    Yes... just suggesting different tires rather than pulling your bike apart or adjusting suspension.

    If you've mounted a 606 on the back of your bike, check it also. I mounted one on my DR350... it created an intermittent vibration like you're feeling. I pulled the back end off the ground, put the bike in gear... the tire wasn't round, even though it was mounted properly on the rim.
  4. pfy50

    pfy50 Professional nOOb

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    I hope Mark is documenting it:clap:clap
    Is he for sure on his WRR or his new Terra 650??:huh
  5. pfy50

    pfy50 Professional nOOb

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    The 606 was mounted a month ago before the Kenda. The problem only started after mounting just the Kenda a couple weeks ago. I'm pretty sure it is just a defective tire and I'm going out in a few minutes to check for it being out of round. It may settle down after some more break'in.

    ps. I just got finished checking it and it appears to run between 1/16th and 3/32nds out of round. As I posed before not enough to get rid of the tire. just break it in more, and use it for light trail/offroad.
  6. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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  7. jwdub

    jwdub Been here awhile

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    UtahFox,

    Thanks heaps for the link to HighFive's project. I hadn't seen it before and it's excellent~! Just what I was looking for.

    John
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    jkstehn Been here awhile

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    On a light bike like the WR I see no reason not to run a 270 if you do street and mild dirt. They are soft and were squirmy on my heavy KLR but somehow wore really well. I think low HP helps a lot, and on a significantly lighter WR I think they would wear very well.[/QUOTE]

    I got about 5000 miles from a 270 on the rear of my WR250R. Traction always seem fine in dry dirt and rocks of southern California. Still had at least 3 mm of tread in center when i swapped it out for an MT 43. The trials tire is wearing faster but gives me much more confidence with traction on the streets and freeways of LA and amazing reaction off road with exception of deep sand. K270 just didn't inspire confidence on freeway interchanges at speed for this noob. Felt squirmy and I always felt like I had to slow down to hold the lane.

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  9. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    NP J dub dub. Are you planning on doing it, or just kinda seeing how hard it'll be? If you do it, please let us know here how it goes for you :)
  10. pfy50

    pfy50 Professional nOOb

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    Just trying combos to see if I can find an inexpensive substitute for the OEM trailwings. I am running the 270 on the front and a 606 rear. Had it out today and it felt a little loose on pea gravel but otherwise ok on hard pack dirt, even wet surface considering it is a defective tire. Not a supermoto tire but it is fresh so it is holding on tarmac OK>

    ps. Next up are Shinko 700 series, then following that a Duro 903/4 combo on Markk53's recommendation
  11. henrymartin

    henrymartin Mr. Tourguide

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    My WR came to me with Kenda 270. I haven't had it on the trails yet, but it sucks in snow :lol3 That's all I tell you until the snow melts. Anyway, as soon as it is worn out, I'll be putting Trakmasters on it. I had them on my KLR250 and loved them in mud, sand, gravel, and okay on the street till about 70mph.
  12. bash3r

    bash3r I ain't no DingWeed

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    Actually he brought both is KTM 450 and WR250R.. but I got a msg from him saying he thinks he's riding the WR so he doesn't have to worry :) :deal
  13. Bgunn

    Bgunn Mucha distancia

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    He was having a tough time picking one. Last I heard he was taking the Ktm.

    Nice to have choices..:lol3

    Had my WR to Baja plenty times, always makes it back. Did change out the fuel pump before the last trip.
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    Finally got a chance to put some miles on it yesterday. Quite happy with everything so far. I find that you really got to ride it hard to go fast but it is plenty fast when ridden hard. It handles very quick especially in first gear, It will just dart all over where ever you point it. I do really like it and it is fun, I probably wonÂ’t get to ride it as much as I should because I also have a BIG XT, the 1200, And that bike is just addictive to ride. The best bike I have ever ridden! Steve
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  15. pfy50

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    Just because it is big & BLUE and says Yamaha, you can't keep sneaking over to the DARKside:muutt It's just :puke2bad juju.:getiton
  16. jwdub

    jwdub Been here awhile

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    UtahFox,

    I just bought an unused TR 280 Kit with the liner already installed in a spare cylinder from a fellow in Kansas (from the WR250R forum). I should have it by the end of next week. It may take awhile to get started on the installation though since I'm in AZ for the winter and the bike is in WA. I'll follow up when the time comes.
  17. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    I love my WRR, I only sorta like my Tenere. Maybe not even that much.

    The WRR is a ruthlessly efficient, yet fun bike that does it all.
  18. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    Something good about simplicity...

    I'm looking at selling off the street bike to finish the supermoto rims to have a set of roll in SM wheels with street tires for that use while still having the dual sport shod wheel set.
  19. krussell

    krussell Been here awhile

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    I'm very likely headed down the same path. I really enjoy the WRR, SM wheels and street rubber would be a hoot.
  20. Mr.Black999

    Mr.Black999 Been here awhile

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    Hi everyone. It feels like I have been looking for the answer to this for awhile but does anyone know what other bikes have the same fork and shock springs for the WR250X? I'm trying to find something from Eibach or another brand that I can find locally. Thanks a lot everyone. :D