Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. mototifosi

    mototifosi What does this one do?

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    I have been very fortunate in my riding endeavors to have been able to cycle (pun intended) 25+ horses through the stable at one time or another. Started doing Moto X and desert events. Moved to street and many track days with sport bikes (Duc's, CBR's, Nortons) then big Dualies' (GS's, Tigers, LC4's, 530) etc... This damn WR-X is the most friggen fun out of all of them. In "retard" trim it does twisties, gravel and dirt roads, moto x tracks, hard pack, etc... as long as the dirt isn't to deep (tires plow) it will do it, and do it well. Get the suspenders set up correctly, do the smog surgery, gear it, maxxis rain tires = grins.

    Going to mount the Warp 9's this week and try Hollister. Actually for 80% of HH the retard set up would work just fine...

    This bike is a hoot, but you guys knew that...
  2. bash3r

    bash3r I ain't no DingWeed

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    As life changes so does bike needs for some folks... so it's all good. Neither High Five nor Crawdaddy switched bikes because the WR had issues(well we know Crawdaddy's story heheh )... just different bike for how they wanna ride these days. BigDog's retired so thats a different story.. lol

    I lust daily over different bikes.. not gonna sell my WR... but that Tenere XT660Z needs to come to the states!! :wink: If that thing comes over the Versys is gone and Tenere in .... :D
  3. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    I have the Sandman Freedom case-saver & guard in wrinkle black powder coat finish, and like them a lot.

    [​IMG]

    Nice job with the rear rack, I like the size. My GYTR is too small.
  4. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    Does anybody make case savers like this one for the DR650SE from Procycle for the WR250R/X?

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  5. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    The term "GPR" isn't handled well when searching for steering dampner info.
    The MSRP price of the Scott's and GPR are the same (hmm. nothing fishy there) but was wondering if this group of owners had come to any sort of a preference on one over the other for this particular motorcycle. And if anyone knows of a vendor offering good deals on either one that would be appreciated. Thanks
  6. Reposado1800

    Reposado1800 Juicy J fan!

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    New bike lust is an evil beast.
  7. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Not that I know of, but I'd like one. I punched my shifter through the case a few weeks back, and luckily was close to home; but out on the trail somewhere that'd be a game stopper.

    I had thought VW Sandman made them, but I looked at his site and he does not.
  8. BMW-K

    BMW-K F800GS FTW!

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    I took the cheap route on this: I cut a piece of 1/16" steel plate stock to fit on the case where the shifter would impact in the case of a nasty crash. I used epoxy to glue it into place.

    At this point if I crashed hard enough to punch through that plate I would have destroyed the entire case. And likely the whole bike.
  9. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    And there's always new folks being added here all the time. I have some Easton bars showing up today, to give you an idea. I may have to do a 'trip' report of me sitting on my couch with my new bars. Someone buy my bike please, k?thxbye
  10. holiday

    holiday DL650K7

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    Is this a production bike? I've searched the internet unsuccessfully for its origins. Any leads?
  11. thumpididump

    thumpididump MacGyver

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  12. holiday

    holiday DL650K7

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  13. ecarnell

    ecarnell Been here awhile

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    Anyone run a dirt tricks sprocket 13/47 combo on their WR?
    I've asked on the wr250r forum, but only one reply.

    In need of a new chain and sprocket after 12,000km of hard running.
    Currently Using a 12T front and sprocket 43 rear - and like this gearing so want to keep this ratio - but back to a 13t front.

    Thinking of the F1 13T front, and a YZ47 Rear - and a new Regaina ORN6 O-ring chain (520X120 Links).

    Any reason why this wont work (besides new counter sunk bolts required)?

    Thanks.
  14. thumpididump

    thumpididump MacGyver

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    IMO, you're wise to revert to a 13T on the front because of the reduced risk of the chain destroying your swingarm. A 47T will yield slightly shorter gearing and your chain length will only require 110 links.

    Changing one tooth up front is roughly equivalent to 3 teeth in the rear.

    The stock combo 13/43 has a ratio of 3.31

    12/43 = 3.58

    13/47 = 3.62

    13/46 = 3.53

    Good reference here:

    http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/t5-chains-and-sprockets



  15. GSBS

    GSBS FunHog

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    I've been running the 13/47 combo for over a year after the 12/43 gearing (very close to 13/47, BTW) caused my chain to eat into my rubber swing arm guard. Since the change to larger front and rear sprockets I've had no issues with wear on the swingarm guard.

    FWIW, I went with a Primary Drive brand (from Rocky Mountain MC) sprockets and their gold x-ring chain (110-link). The total cost with shipping, including a spare master link, was just under $101. After more than 12k miles it's still looks great.

  16. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    Based on this same advice, I ordered a Primary Drive 47, to use with the like-new OEM 13 front, which the previous owner had replaced with a 12. I like 12/43, so 13/47 should be spot-on. I am waiting for the OEM chain to need replacing, and monitoring the seal-guard closely.

    I did live-chat with a rep at Rocky Mountain, and he wasn't able to help. The PD sprockets look to have both straight and countersunk holes.

    Can you confirm whether I need different rear sprocket bolts than the OEMs? It seems to be mentioned frequently, but I haven't seen a conclusive reply.

    Thanks!
  17. GSBS

    GSBS FunHog

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    I used the stock bolts with mine. It also has an extra set of countersunk holes. Since I reused the bolts I had I didn't check for alignment of the other holes, but they appear evenly spaced between the other holes, so I assume the'd match up with countersunk bolts/screws.

    Hope that helps!
  18. sturgeon

    sturgeon Long timer

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    I use a PD 48-tooth; it bolted right up with stock bolts. It has both sets of holes.
  19. thumpididump

    thumpididump MacGyver

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    I always like to use new bolts, especially the nice shiny strainless steel kind.... :wink:
  20. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Navigate 2 Adventure

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    I've had both and prefer the GPR......the Scott's isn't calibrated so it's hard to find/save/store/remember what settings you like in different conditions.......the GPR has a simple/calibrated 1-8 dial.......solid product/great customer service/local company (for me)......you might be able to save ~$40 going through Rocky Mtn ATV......