Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. Off Road USA

    Off Road USA Been here awhile

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    whats the opinion on the Flathead Racing skid plate and radiator gaurd ..????
  2. sturgeon

    sturgeon Long timer

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    You mean Flatland? I don't think a flathead would fit in the frame :lol3

    So far so good with mine. The skid plate amplifies engine noise, but I think "they all do that".
  3. KansasBob

    KansasBob Been here awhile

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    Flatland racing makes all their plates and guards in Emporia Kansas. The employes running the shears, C&C machines, and welders are riders to a man. Their products are top notch, and If you have a problem they will stand behind them.:clap

    You can't go wrong with them.
  4. pfy50

    pfy50 Professional nOOb

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    I guess you won't be making that mistake again. It's all part of the learning process.

    Yeh, the last 2 (0-0) is added on for computer stock numbering or something like that as long as rest of it matches.
    ps. Don't forget to follow the steps a-d starting on bottom of page 9 above.

    Sent you a PM
  5. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Well that's cool, did not know that.
  6. Junyah

    Junyah @ the speed of plaid

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    I've been undecided on which plate to order. Based on your testimonial, I've just decided, and placed an order.

    :freaky
  7. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Flatland better coverage.
  8. KansasBob

    KansasBob Been here awhile

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    I think they just did a re design on the WRR plate to make it even better.
    One of my riding buddies bought a WRR as soon as one hit the floor in 2008, and Flatland used his bike to design all the guards they sell. Needless to say he got his for FREE :clap Here we are last Feb out for a local back roads ride.

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    9000 miles, still on the original fuel pump........... third Seal Guard. :D
  9. TwilightZone

    TwilightZone Long timer

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    >"Here we are last Feb out for a local back roads ride."

    KansasBob... What windshield did you fit ? Any good ?
  10. sodapop

    sodapop Caffeinated

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    Hi. I'm thinking about getting a second set of wheels for my WRR to keep from burning up the knobbies on the street during my commute.

    Most people buy the X supermoto rims. I thought for dirt road use maybe a set of 19/17 rims with Distanzias could be more useful and still fun on the asphalt. What do you think? Pros / cons versus 17/17?
  11. 30Bones

    30Bones Long timer

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    You can buy a lot of knobbies for that $$.
  12. z@ch

    z@ch Turn it up to eleven

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    people use 17s on sumo's because of the abundance of sportbike tires in that size.

    no benefit to going to a different wheel size if you're not looking for sticky tires, IMO.
  13. BluePill

    BluePill AARP Slacker

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    I found that 17's vs. 21/18 did not handle rough paved roads as well. The larger 21" front rolls over humps and drops better. It's smoother and more controlled.

    If you are just riding on smooth roads with the 17s, you probably won't notice it much.
  14. scottmac

    scottmac Long timer

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    I had such a fun ride on the WRR today. Up on my folks property in the old apple orchards. The ground
    was all disked and rolled after harvest and before the winter rains set in. Now it's like a giant golf course
    with a layer of 4"-6" green grass growing on top, nice and tacky loam underneath. So fun to rip around
    on with a fresh set of 606's .


    No picks from today but this is what it looks like from a few years back.
    :D

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  15. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Jelous - Looks like fun. How do you like the Safari tank. It sure look nice in blue.
  16. yaw

    yaw lost

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    Hey 1-down 5 up. I've got 21,000 on my original 5/08 fuel pump. I'm sure others have more miles. I think they either go bad or they last and last and last...:norton
  17. godwinmt

    godwinmt They call me Crash

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    So after sitting around for a few months waiting for my leg to heal and not being able to ride the WR, I've decided to start working on a nav tower for it to get into rallying a bit...Here's the second iteration of the tower:

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    I'm waiting to hear back from the vendor, but at the moment I'm planning on using one of these tweaked for a WR to cover it all up:

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  18. scottmac

    scottmac Long timer

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    I've been loving the Safari tank. I think I got one of the first ones that made it over here and were available for delivery.
  19. sodapop

    sodapop Caffeinated

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    Interesting point. A lot of the miles I will be riding are on bombed out post-recessionary pavement.

    This is why I was thinking 19/17. But, it may still be a wacky idea on a WRR. I guess I could get a second set of 21/18 wheels and mount less aggressive tires. Input welcome.

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  20. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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    17's front and rear are great, no real reason not to go with them. Fantastic turn in, tons of traction with good rubber, more fun than is probably legally allowable in California, NY, and Illinois especially in any sort of urban setting. They're not even as bad as they should be off-road, even with true street sport tires. I was initially extremely bored with my WR250R until I turned it into an X, and the X change really made it a different motorcycle. Seriously, the full monty supermoto conversion turns a nice dual sport into the ultimate urban commuter hooligan machine. Just don't expect the tires to last any longer...

    Either set of wheels can take you anywhere you want to go after all... just outside of Deadhorse on the Dalton highway back in June
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    Or with the wheels it came with, on the beach in Ocracoke, Outer Banks, NC.

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    Or exploring the Appalachian Mountains back when she was a much newer bike
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