Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. Daamud

    Daamud Life is like a box of Old Milwaukee

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    Half of the twist is in the cross-plate most bolt their "fender plate'' to, the other half of the twist is the sub-frame itself.

    It did protect the blinkers....:lol3
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  2. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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  3. KansasBob

    KansasBob Been here awhile

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    Now see what you've done.
    You've exploded the myth that all Kansans live in the middle of a patchwork quilt of flat farm fields devoid of Trees. :lol3

    We rode the West bank of the Mo River a couple days ago. It was a great day!

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  4. TwilightZone

    TwilightZone Long timer

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    >"If so, would it make sense to get a bar riser/spacer to raise the handlebar so the forks could be dropped even more? "

    Drop the front end more than say... 3/4 inch ?
    You may contact the fender when the forks are compressed all the way.
  5. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    Yes, there is a lot of that sort of mis-impression about the mid-west. This is Saskatchewan:

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    Qu´Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan, Canada.
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    Sand dunes too:

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    Credit: Branimir Gjetvaj
  6. ArmyJoe

    ArmyJoe Long timer

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    And some of it is accurate. :D

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  7. viper770

    viper770 Been here awhile

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    bad news guys i got off work today and i was thinking to my self im going to ride the hell out of my wr today and as i walk over to my bike my tire looked kinda low i guess i ran over a nail on my way to work this morning so i took the bike to elys kawasaki to fix my flat guess i wont get it back till late some time tomorow so guess ill have to ride the hell out of my klr650 today :cry
  8. viper770

    viper770 Been here awhile

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    its sucks i wish i could get more people to ride with me most of them will ride down to the doughnut shop and hang out first thing in the morning and im there as well but i am probley the only one that takes off and goes riding the rest of the guys make up excuses im always looking for new places to explore
  9. z@ch

    z@ch Turn it up to eleven

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    Probably should learn how to change a tube before you explore too far...
  10. viper770

    viper770 Been here awhile

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    oh i know how to change it its just im lazy some times lol and they have new tires that i had ordered that need to be put on any ways
  11. oldtrucks

    oldtrucks Been here awhile

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    You had to take a flat in to a dealer for repair........really?
  12. shep546

    shep546 Been here awhile

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    yeah I don't get it...

    would be easier to change the tire almost than load it in a truck and drive it to the dealer
  13. viper770

    viper770 Been here awhile

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    didnt have to but i did the dealer was a few blocks away just didnt feel like dealing with it and there putting new tires on it any way my other tires where ready to be replace havent you guys ever gottin lazy lol oh and one other thing i dont own a car i chose to have just motorcycles i havent owned a truck in almost two years now so im kinda weird like that
  14. NeilW

    NeilW 2-up Adventure Touring

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    As seen in the latest Rider Warehouse (Aerostitch) catalog:
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    there is no Drive"


  15. Red Sand

    Red Sand Been here awhile

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    I told my son two weeks ago I'm getting a WR . . . he asked me today "So . . . where's this new motorcycle you said you were getting?"

    Still haven't heard anything from my dealer.

    Well, the weather this weekend will be lousy so, I guess it's just as well.

    Had to vent - sorry.
  16. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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    Nothing weird about that at all. I'd still be car-less if I didn't live in Alaska now. I love riding, but there's not much I want to do outside at -40.
  17. rsteiger

    rsteiger Bob

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    Patience... He should at least be able to tell you where it is located.

    It took about three weeks to get mine and I was itching to get out and ride the things the whole time. The only good thing is most of my farkles arrived before I go the motorcycle. So I was able to set it up from the get go the way I wanted it.
  18. Red Sand

    Red Sand Been here awhile

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    Thanks - with the nearly $1000 in off road riding gear I'm getting, the farkles will just have to wait . . . then again, I ask myself if the Werks helmet is really necessary . . . (ha) . . .

    Ride safe, ride often,

    RS
  19. shep546

    shep546 Been here awhile

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    I can't imagine how in a big city like Atlanta you can't find a 250r in stock... I live in a city in Canada of about 400,000 people and there are two dealerships within 30mins that have them on the floor :dunno
  20. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    Amazingly WRR's seem hard to find new around Atlanta. I haven't been shopping since I own one, but I know my buddy (RSteiger) bought one some time back and had to wait a couple weeks for his to be shipped in from CA.