Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    'zactly...really, you have to go take a well informed physical look at both bikes.

    I'd have been real interested in the Honda too if I knew not. But I've seen one and it looks right, has all the right consumer points including pricepoint.
    But it isn't what the Yamaha is in reality. It just isn't.
    It's a toy in comparison, but hopefully a typical Honda-reliable toy.

    One mo' time jus sayiin'.,, Smart money buys a clean low-mileage used WR as a base to build on over a new Honda whatchacallit.
  2. Off Road USA

    Off Road USA Been here awhile

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    OK heres something for those of you who know this forum.... what is the best hand gaurds out there and what thread would i see them on ??? '12 250r thanks .......:ear
  3. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    You're doing the internet wrong. Because it's not the bike you have and it competes with the bike you own you are supposed to talk shit about it.
  4. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    This thread is very long. You can do a search in the 'search this thread'.
    Or you may want to try the WR250R forum: http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/
    There's an S-load of choices out there depending on what you want to spend.
  5. GSBS

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    If money is no object, I'd go for Highway Dirt Bike hand guards. Wish I'd put those on mine (with the flip-out mirrors and turn signals in the wind deflectors).

    No thread, but here's a link to their website.

    Problem is all their stuff is really cool and quite pricey. I'd want it all and likely spend $400-500 on handguards, switches, risers, switches, etc. so I guess it's best I went with some $70 Acerbis guards. :lol3
  6. simmons1

    simmons1 Long timer

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    Not exactly apples to apples.

    I bought my 2008 when it was a year old with 1100 easy miles on it for $5K. The bike as bought was farkled with an FMF muffler and FI programmer, Safari tank, Skid plate, hand guards, OEM rear rack and a few other smaller items. It also came with a brand new set of 606's and a new chain and sprockets to go 13/47 or 14/48.
  7. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    Best is subjective. I hear nothing but praise for Highway Dirt Bars products, but haven't tried them.

    I am very pleased with the quality and ease of installation of Bark Busters Storms:

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    If you want more air, the same aluminum backbone can use the VPS deflector, and of course, you can run just the aluminum to flow the most air and still protect your levers and to a lesser degree, your hands.
  8. SCQTT

    SCQTT Zwei Kolben

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    I have Cycra Probends on my 450 & have bought a set for my 250, but have not installed them yet.

    Very good company, American made, & owned by some great, down to earth, regular people.
  9. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Best? I'd second the Highway Dirt Bikes setup. I especially like how he recommends threading your bar ends. Much better than an expanding nut arrangement. But save your pennies.

    I got the Acerbis on mine and theyve worked fine for me. At first I had some cheap WPS ones, and they were a little too cheap.
  10. oldtrucks

    oldtrucks Been here awhile

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    An OTD comparison really doesn't matter unless you're talking to your next door neighbor. Each state, county and city has different taxes and fees that get tagged on before you roll out the door. Someone in Oregon where there is no sales tax already has a CA resident beat by 7-10% just on sales tax. The DMV fees could amount to another 2-3% depending on where you live and how you register the bike
  11. yaw

    yaw lost

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    I just cleaned my spark arrestor for the second time in the last 1,000 miles or so. It was pretty dirty again. I've been riding a daily for short trips in the city and it's been pretty cold here (well, 30's and 40's). Should I chalk this up to lots of warm ups? Or is this a sign of something else going on? It's been running great, never a hickup. About 21,000 on the clock.
  12. Off Road USA

    Off Road USA Been here awhile

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    thank you all for the response ,,hiway dirt bike is the way i'm going ordered and on the way ....!!!! :deal
  13. what broke now

    what broke now Petroleum Brother

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    Are you running the stock muffler or something else?
  14. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    Awesome, those are really nice.
  15. EEKAMOUSE

    EEKAMOUSE Been here awhile

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    Highway dirt bikes handgaurds
  16. KansasBob

    KansasBob Been here awhile

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    I would like to know too...........
    I've been having some trouble with "top end" power. A clean air filter doesn't change anything. The bike doesn't want to pull 65, 70 mph in 6 th like it used to................................
  17. easy_dualsport

    easy_dualsport Easy E

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    Worth the investment in my experience.

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  18. DefyInertia

    DefyInertia Saratogian

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    Huh?

    You can use whatever rotor on the front and whatever sprocket you want on the rear regardless of wheel size. Wheel size itself does not have a direct impact on caliper location or chain length.

    I have a set of 17s for my WRR that swap out in 10 mins. 17s with sticky rubber dot compare to a 21/18 set up with ok street rubber.

    My bike is set up for dirt but I can run a good pace at the motard track without adjusting the suspension, but I'm light.
  19. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    I wonder if they'll work with Easton fat bars?
  20. ba_

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    Is there a proper torque for the bolt that goes through the rear brake lever? Or do you just make it tight enough and then slide the clip through the back end?