Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. DougZ73

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

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    You only have to worry about seat height when you come to a stop....and if you only have one leg. :)

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  2. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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    I run my heated grips off the headlamp circuit, but run my heated gear plug off its own circuit off the battery. I don't think there's enough spare amps in the headlamp circuit for a heated jacket's power draw, and wouldn't want to risk the headlight blowing in the middle of a ride to find out.
  3. FODcan

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    Thanks for the replies on the seat height. I think I'll be happy with it, now I just need to wait on a sweeeet deal.
  4. pfy50

    pfy50 Professional nOOb

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    +2 Like mentioned above. rideonjon,
    Your headlight is fused for 15 amps. Your jacket and gloves nominally use 7-10amps depending on brand and if used together. Your headlight uses 4.4 to 4.8amps which would put it very close to circuit overload. It is best that heated clothing has its own circuit; fused with or without a switch, depending on whether you do/don't have a rheostat to control heat.
  5. rideonjon

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    thanks for the responses i just wired it direct to the battery with an inline fuse 15A,seems to work fine.
    cheers,
    jon
  6. huron52

    huron52 Been here awhile

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    Thank you all for the tire advice.... Ya I forgot that tire selection could be as bad a an oil thread. I think I'll put on the Kenda 760 and see if I like them plus I got them here just sitting in the garage.
  7. Off Road USA

    Off Road USA Been here awhile

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    hello all,,,new on the forum just picked up this WR 250R and have yet to ride it athough it now has 1500 miles on it,,(in the back of my p/u from idaho to west texas) good reviews on it, so i look for to some good rides ,,now,,are there fender bags available for it ???:D
  8. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Front, like for a spare tube; and rear, for tools, camera, water, and such. Many to choose from.

    I use a Moose bag up front, about $25; and a Chase Harper 8800 bag in the back, about $40. Wolfman, DirtBikeGear, quite a few others make similar products.

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    Back (kind of smushed down in this pic):

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  9. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    I do that also. Pluse since it's direct, I can also use that plug for a battery tender if the bike ever sits, or to run a small compressor to air up tires, heck I even use it to charge my cellphone/ipod etc. for a couple of hours when I touring on the little bike. It's nice to have an unfused connection to battery.
  10. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    I assume you mean "unswitched", not "unfused"?

    You should always fuse those connections, especially the ones that are right to battery.
  11. DougZ73

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

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    Cool picture. :clap
  12. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    These electrical connections are a bit of a mystery to me. Anyone have any recommendations of sites that have some basic wiring info? One specific to the WRR would definitely be a bonus.

    Thanks.
  13. Sewerat

    Sewerat Cert. bike whore

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    Just get one of these. http://www.fuzeblocks.com/. Tap into your plate light wire, good ground and power from the battery and wire accessories as required.
  14. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    You might take a look at a Fuzeblock for the simplest of wiring all your stuff.
    You really only need to wire a + wire to the + on the battery and a - wire to the - on the battery, then one more to a switched wire (one that is hot when the key is turned on like the tailight). After that it's a piece o cake.

    http://www.fuzeblocks.com/index.php?pid=2
  15. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ...Ha!...I guess that's 2 votes! :D
  16. oldtrucks

    oldtrucks Been here awhile

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    Eastern Beaver has a really simple 3 circuit that works great for adding accessories to the WR. Complete with relays and fuses. It's available in two configurations, 3 switched circuits and 2 switched/1 unswitched

    http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Wiring_Kits/Fuseboxes/3_Circuit/3_circuit.html

    I've used it on the WR and a DR650, makes wiring super easy
  17. jgiacobbe

    jgiacobbe Long timer

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    I have the Eastern Beaver 3CS on my DL650 and love it. I use it to run heated gear and a 12v outlet. I have not hooked up a 3rd circuit to it yet. I keep thinking one would be nice for the WR. I just had not ordered one for it yet and wondered if it easily fit under the seat.
  18. sturgeon

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    Not 'easily', but it certainly fits.
  19. Off Road USA

    Off Road USA Been here awhile

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    thankyou for the info, i'll check into it
  20. amtz.zero

    amtz.zero Adventurer

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    Hey guys, I am currently still running the stock gearing, 13/43 I believe? How much higher can I go on the rear sprocket (safely) and still keep the stock chain? I would like to have beter gearing for offroad but also still be able to comfortably cruise at around 65-70. Is this possible? Thanks for any replies.