Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. rideonjon

    rideonjon Adventurer

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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
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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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  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. DougZ73

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

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    Cool picture. :clap
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ...Ha!...I guess that's 2 votes! :D
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. sturgeon

    sturgeon Been here awhile

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

    Off Road USA Been here awhile

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

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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.
  17. JackL

    JackL T plus 16 months

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    Hi,

    Does anyone know of any differences between the 2008 model year WR250R and the 2012 or 2013? I've found an 08 with very low mileage for a good price I'm thinking about buying.

    Thanks
  18. 10Cup

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    There a few internal parts that are different, like a different crank pin and one of the crank bearings. Long story short not much, if you found a good 08 buy it in a heartbeat!
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    z@ch Turn it up to eleven

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    Can't beat the upper peninsula!
  20. DougZ73

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

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    Yeah...downfall of southern NJ. All the sand I want....but no mountains, hills, or any real actual dirt. I was envious watching Dakar, thinking how cool hills would actually to be to ride.