Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    I hadn't touched or started my lil quarter pounder since August when I screwed up my quadriceps tendon. Had to air up both tires, turned on the key.... and it fired right up :clap Took a little put around the yard and the culdesac. Felt good.
  2. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    :beer Congrats on getting back on two wheels!
  3. SuperD!

    SuperD! Been here awhile

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  4. pfy50

    pfy50 Professional nOOb

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  5. pfy50

    pfy50 Professional nOOb

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    There is also this:[​IMG]
    Mounted looks like this:[​IMG]

    They're at Automotive Machine Shop: http://www.automotivemachine.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=51&Itemid=56

    Congratulations on the New 2011 WRR
  6. 30Bones

    30Bones Long timer

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    You might be able to get away with flipping a spark plug socket around and using the hex end if it fits in the opening. Did this with a Triumph once.

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  7. Krabill

    Krabill Long timer

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    All this talk about hex keys and backwards sockets . . . just loosen the axle nut before you loosen the pinch bolts, and vice-versa when you tighten it up. I never realized it was that complicated :huh
  8. sturgeon

    sturgeon Been here awhile

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    It's sometimes useful to be able to turn the axle to get it out. I use the back end of a spark plug socket to do that.
  9. DougZ73

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

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    Exactly. And if one needs to get the axle out..leave axle nut on a couple threads..and tap with rubber mallet..enough to grab, un-weight wheel, and pull out by hand. :thumb.
  10. Pantah

    Pantah Red Sox Nation

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    I set the fork location on the T clamp using the axle as a guide. Basically, I slip the axle through, loosen the opposite clamp and wiggle the fork enough to slide the axle home easily. I can poke the axle out with my finger if the forks are matched in their T clamps.
  11. sodapop

    sodapop Caffeinated

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  12. YZEtc

    YZEtc Feel lucky?

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    I tighten the axle nut first, then tighten the pinch bolts near the axle nut.
    Tightening the axle nut first fully pulls the axle to the left, putting tension on the parts the wheel alxe slides through, from the head of the axle to the left side wheel spacer.

    After moving the fork up and down a few times, I tighten the right side pinch bolts.
  13. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Henry Reed.
  14. TrailDust&SaddleLthr

    TrailDust&SaddleLthr Been here awhile

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    I have the larger size of this one and it is awesome.... Quality is FIRST class and Jared, the designer and maker of this rack, is an awesome guy too!

    I waited a long time to get a rack but sure glad I did... IMHO, this is THE finest made for our bike. :clap

    My 2 centavos.
  15. TrailDust&SaddleLthr

    TrailDust&SaddleLthr Been here awhile

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  16. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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  17. Pantah

    Pantah Red Sox Nation

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    My fuel pump quit working last fall after the bike sat for a few months. I pulled the pump out and cleaned the electrical connector real good and then dabbed some electrical grease in there to keep out the elements. It started working again and got me through a 2500 mile trip. I ordered a new pump just in case... $405!

    That connector is totally exposed to all the mud and water that collects under the tank. Cleaning and protecting it periodically is probably a good precaution.



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  20. GSBS

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