Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. JakeS

    JakeS Yup

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    god that looks fun!
  2. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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    Studs are in my plans. :deal
  3. pfy50

    pfy50 Professional nOOb

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    Skierd,

    Hope you can do a photo report with the wiring mods:evil. As for the brakes suggest the Galfer or HEL lines and Black semi-metallics 1054 compound from Galfer .
  4. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Navigate 2 Adventure

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    CRF250L - My verdict - heavy/gutless/lower end components than WR......heavier than WR.....non adjustable suspension..........he broke off his mirrors and bent the wimpy handlebar (cheesy handlebar similar to stock WRR handlebar).....but the owner is a short/~165lb/mellow rider.....for him, the Honda works fine......he won't be pushing the suspension, the weight is low, the seat is low......the bike chugs along "good enough" for him......

    He handled everything I threw at him......slowly/cautiously.....but he made it (most of the time :eek1 :lol3 )

    Sample of my backyard single track......video shot by a buddy this past weekend:

    http://youtube.googleapis.com/v/P397VJqqzzE

    I'm up to ~500+ miles on the 350XCF-W now....dream machine....

    [​IMG]
  5. Honda55

    Honda55 Been here awhile

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  6. Rider_WV

    Rider_WV Long timer

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    so that was what at least three oil changes and one valve adjustment





































    :hide

    :lol3 I have ridden one, they are fun bikes!
  7. avgas

    avgas amateur

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    I'm hoping to improve my stability in sand a bit. I'm wondering if doing the stock lowering on the rear, but leaving the front alone will help without messing up my handling too much. Has anyone tried this? Thoughts?

    If it matters, I'm about 155 pounds (without gear) and all I've done to the suspension is set the sag and increase rebound damping.
  8. viper770

    viper770 Been here awhile

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    hell yea !!!!
  9. Attico

    Attico Wrong way 'round

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    It is more about technique. The wrr has a relatively slack fork angle which is what lowering the rear does.

    Lean back. Use throttle, and realise there is no stability in sand. Just get comfortable with a constant front end hunt.

  10. JackL

    JackL T plus 16 months

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    Alright, I've made a down payment on an 08 WR250R with only 650 miles on it. Will pay it off this week and then wait for delivery from PA. Soon, very soon. :clap
  11. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    I think sewerat's pic should be front page! It says a lot about a lot... :D
  12. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    What size rear tire do yo have?
  13. andrew.pdx

    andrew.pdx Thump

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    I get 70 mpg (vs 63mpg w/ 10%) loaded down and riding 'easy' on dirt using pure/clear gas. That is 140 miles vs 126 miles on the tank or 189 vs 210 miles carrying a gallon. Up in the remotes it does make a difference between getting there and not getting there.

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=20650428#post20650428

    or just go to https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4vTrl82_gM9U25teEtBakM5bzA/edit?usp=sharing&pli=1 :deal
    and get the gpx file and stash it on your GPS or what have ya'.

    My source was the Pure-gas.org site. FOR NON-COMMERCIAL USE only. Please do record your own updates and current confirmations at their web site.
  14. Bynoid

    Bynoid Adventurer

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    Congrats :freaky
  15. avgas

    avgas amateur

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    I've got the stock trailwing on the back still, swapping it for a 120 t63 today though.
  16. TwilightZone

    TwilightZone Long timer

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    Hmmm... does the cover come out of the right or the left hand side of the bike? Anybody have a video or pictures of the top end? Kind of feeling my way through it.
  17. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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    I'm pretty sure I pulled the cover out on the non-radiator side, but I can't remember. Took a lot of wiggling thats for sure. Only had to do it once a long while ago ya know? :lol3
  18. MORT666

    MORT666 Been here awhile

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    Hi all just an inquiry on how many miles will the engine cover with out a re-build.:ear
  19. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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    I'm sitting at just a hair under 43,000 miles and haven't seen further than under the valve cover to do a clearance check. Intake valves were fine, exhaust were barely out of spec, at ~25,000.
  20. rsteiger

    rsteiger Bob

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    I am a bit heavier.. well a lot heavier than you (250 lbs) and the single best thing I did to improve how the bike handles in sand was to install a steering stabilizer (Scotts with a SUBmount in my case). Granted I am not a very aggressive rider but the Scotts unit made the bike so much more manageable on the south GA sand roads.