Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    Have you looked at this link?

    http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=16397019&postcount=23371

    Personally, I'm going to do what ThinAir talks about here...

    http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20594951&postcount=22

    When I get a Wrr that is :)
  2. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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  3. burtonrider3889

    burtonrider3889 Been here awhile

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  4. ba_

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    Jungle Man frenzied adventurer

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  6. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    Thanks for that. I really don't know what to do, but will probably go with Wolfman bag and try to keep inexpensive stuff in them. I have trips planned that will involve me doing a variety of things, such as; see a band in another city who won't come to SLC (jerks), go to the aquarium in Atlanta & the Smithsonian in DC, park at a trail head & hike a summit over 2 days, and ride to Tierra del Fuego. But on the way to and from these things, and also while I'm here, I want to be riding on dirt as often as possible. I'm still thinking about the 13L hard cases at Happy Trails, but again, will probably go with soft panniers & a lockable topbox.

    If you can somehow manage to look to the pannier in this pic below (if you can't, I totally understand), you can see what appears to be a cable locking the bag to the bike. That might be a similar level deterant to the one you found, slightly stealthier though - you probably can't even see it :evil

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    * pic from the Sibersky Extreme RR.
  7. sturgeon

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    That's a PacSafe cable lock.

    Dyslexics untie!
  8. 30Bones

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    I like the value of these boxes and I am not a fan of hard cases on dual sports at all after a nice get off on my KLR and mermites. Could have really tore my leg up.

    Cable locks may work, but if it's left alone I would not trust it..I mean anyone not to mess with it. A small/cheap top box would be the best bet even though they are ugly.
  9. Fuzzy Wrench

    Fuzzy Wrench Pick Your Tool

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    oldtrucks, just curious what led you to suspect the relay unit...it seems all the things that don't work are all on the same fuse: 10A signal fuse...it feeds all that you listed, even the power to the start relay and the console...I would recheck that fuse and the associated wiring (the brown wire) which goes to everything you lost...
  10. Attico

    Attico Wrong way 'round

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    I believe there is a fuse in the headlight shroud. I've been meaning to go poking around so i know where to look should i have any issues, but haven't done it yet. Maybe someone can chime in...

  11. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    Hey, do any of the WRR/WRX owners have a TCI Sequoia or TCI Denali rack they want to get rid of?

    I had Sequoia rack on my Husky TE610 and really liked it, plus my wife has one on her XT225 that she enjoys. They seem to be pretty nice and stout racks.
  12. amtz.zero

    amtz.zero Adventurer

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    These questions are for the people who have gone up to a 46 tooth rear sprocket.

    Did your overall top speed decrease?

    What is riding on the freeway like now? The dirt?

    Are 1st and 2nd gears even shorter now?

    Sorry for all the questions, but I am contemplating putting a 46t sprocket on my bike and I don't want to regret it. Thanks for any replies.
  13. goroka

    goroka Been here awhile

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    Not sure if this helps:

    I run a 48 tooth rear and 13 tooth front. According to my GPS I deduct 14.4% from the bike reading to get a true road speed/distance. At 100km/h indicated I am doing about 84km/h. (About 60mph gives about 51 mph)

    Most of my riding is off road so this isnt an issue - when I am on the open road I have to be sitting on about 117km/h to be doing 100km/h. Result is that I am aware that I am running that much higher in revs. As far as 1st and 2nd gear is concerned I find that the gearing suits me fine in the hills that I ride in. Yes - they will be shorter - I think 2nd now is probably closer to first with standard gearing just based on feel.

    Cheers
  14. MentalGuru

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    Need a good laugh??? Read the following quote from the CRFL owners thread. :rofl

    Follow the link and share your thoughts... :deal It's only fair.... :lol3

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  15. mtntrails

    mtntrails Life is Short...

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    I would particularly like to hear your thoughts on the price points of these two bikes. Does Yamaha need to lower the MSRP of the WRR? If so, by how much?
  16. MentalGuru

    MentalGuru Crazy Diamond

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    Why would Yamaha need to lower it's price point. It is designed to compete with KTM's and such. The price point is right on the money.

    The CRF250L is a parts bin bike made to compete against the Yamaha XT and be an entry level dual sport bike. It's price point is is right on the money for the bikes that compete for that market segment.

    They are both properly priced to compete with bikes in there market segments.

    :1drink
  17. inroads

    inroads Wimberley,Texas

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    Could one you WR heads tell me if there is any real difference between a 2002 WR 250F and WR 250 R besides the F.I.,electric start and being street legal?
  18. YZEtc

    YZEtc Feel lucky?

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    They are two different models made from different parts, but the Yamaha marketing team gave them similar names.

    I owned a 2008 WR-250R (and a 2008 WR-250X).
    I now own and ride a 2002 WR-250F.

    What do you want to know about the bikes?
  19. inroads

    inroads Wimberley,Texas

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    Is there any real difference between a F and a R? Besides electric start,street legal and F.I.
    IOW, aren't the engines and chassis/suspension similar?
  20. inroads

    inroads Wimberley,Texas

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    I am asking because I have an opportunity to buy a 2002 WR 250F for $1250.
    That is about $2.5K cheaper than the best deal on an WR 250R.
    If all im losing is street legal,electric start and F.I. then its a no brainer.