Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. oldtrucks

    oldtrucks Been here awhile

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    Does the stock battery even weigh 5 lbs?


    All the weight savings will be nice when you're pushing it, the Shorai don't last
  2. firejosh

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    Long Shot here...any one got a radiator they can ship and sell or know where in the world I can buy one. Everyone I called is out out out. wierd...
  3. TwilightZone

    TwilightZone Long timer

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    >"I was very impressed by this bike. On my Tiger, my ass would have been revolting, but on the WRR it was a non-issue. Probably due to the Seat Concepts seat, but I'm kind of shocked at how good this bike is touring."

    Yup. If I had to have just 1 bike, it would be the WR250R. (provided Yamaha doesn't come out with a 450 version)
  4. burtonrider3889

    burtonrider3889 Been here awhile

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    How do you make sure the rear tire is "aligned" properly?
  5. Just Bob

    Just Bob Been There Done That

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    Welcome back to Utah. You're going to love the WR in the dirt. And me too on the Seat Concepts. Best ever.
  6. what broke now

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  7. Sewerat

    Sewerat Cert. bike whore

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    While we're on the who needs what topic. If anyone has a stock tail light they'd like to part with. I sure could use one. Looped the bike out on a wheelie on the ice today.
  8. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    I just bought the Motobatt for mine after the OEM Yusa died on me after riding to bike night and wouldn't re-start after I came back out and left me stranded. I ran the Motobatt in my Husky TE610 after the Yusa on that one croaked and died and left me stranded too. The Motobatt shined as that was a tough motor to start and it did great. The Scoprion that others are mentioning is good also and we are running one in my wife's BMW F650GS, but the Texas Battery cook off really convinced me to go with the MotoBatt after reading through it.

    $64.76 with free shipping from Amazon - 12 Volt 6.7 Ah MotoBatt MBTZ7S Sealed Maintenance Free AGM Battery

    Here's the main thread. The motobatt (mbatt) and Scorpion Battery (sbatt) are both in there -
    First thread - http://www.intruderalert.com/cafe/index.cfm?page=topic&topicID=157926
    2nd thread - http://www.intruderalert.com/cafe/index.cfm?page=topic&topicID=176271

    In the 2nd thread in the 2nd post, the 8th month downtime is where the Mbatt blew the rest of them away. It started a bike 25x while the Sbatt and others did zilch.
  9. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    I just ordered a tail tidy, I'm sure we can work something out. Course it'll have to wait until I take delivery & install it.
  10. EEKAMOUSE

    EEKAMOUSE Been here awhile

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    Use a micrometer or ruler to make sure both sides are adjusted equally. Like I said some very good you tube tutorials on this just type "sprocket and chain replacement" a bunch of vids should come up so you can see.
  11. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    Anyone have an opinion on grips? I'm going to swap out my bars soon, but don't know what to get for grips.
  12. ET-VT

    ET-VT Been here awhile

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    Following someone's recommendation in this thread when I first got my WRR, I got the Pro Grip 737s and they've been great. Really comfortable, but still letting you feel totally connected to the bars. I've probably sold a dozen sets of them by letting people check them out.
  13. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Pro Grip 714's
  14. KansasBob

    KansasBob Been here awhile

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    MC superstore has the gel battery for the same price as RM, but they are giving you a battery charger for free when you buy one. I ordered mine last night! I think they are clearing out the chargers because they are wired backwards from battery tender, and people didn't read the instructions. I'll just cut mine and flip it over so it works with my other charger pig tails! :clap
  15. sturgeon

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    +1

    Dyslexics untie!
  16. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    Done and done. I'm assuming you've replaced your grips, did you also replace the throttle tube or reuse it?
  17. sturgeon

    sturgeon Long timer

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    I re-used mine, but had to modify it, by cutting the end off, to accommodate HDB handguards. Which was why I changed grips in the first place. Other than having to open the end, there was nothing wrong with it.

    Dyslexics untie!
  18. HardWorkingDog

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  19. Sewerat

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    Sounds good, it's only ice racing season here so won't need it for at least a month. Yu think I'd lern. This is the second one ive done hi too. The first one wasn't on my bike though.
  20. henrymartin

    henrymartin Mr. Tourguide

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    Got one. PM me and make me an offer. Tail, turn signals, plate holder thingy... Took it off when I installed the aftermarket stuff.

    Henry