Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. Fitty

    Fitty Shopping cart rider

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    Seems I've been following Meefzah around the internet. Not on purpose though. Easy to remember a name like Meefzah. He had an FZ1, I had an FZ1 - well actually 2. Then I saw him on a KLR forum when I had a KLR. Then I saw him on stromtroopers when I had a Wee. Now I just bought a WR250R from inmate trinc4me. Going to pick it up tomorrow. It's a 2012 with some farkles and 1,600 miles or so. Never had a 300 lb bike before. I won't know how to act. I used my FZ1 as a dualsport, and it weighted 500 lbs. I've been enjoying this thread for a long time though. A lot of good info in here.
  2. z@ch

    z@ch Turn it up to eleven

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    Careful, that'll get you tazed!
  3. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Quit sniffing my ass, willya?

    The WR is so far superior to the KLR in terms of a lightweight do anything bike, it will blow your fucking mind!
  4. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    I'm up to 5 in a year. :eek1

    The chief and I had to have a little talk the other day.
  5. KansasBob

    KansasBob Been here awhile

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    It's a Random photo I stole off the web. They probably stopped for the photo.

    My friends son "Rode" his bike over 1000 miles, and did it in just over 20 days. Only 3 riders made the whole trip. They were on the course at the same time as the dog sledders, and if the snow was packed the bicycles could go a few miles faster than the sleds, but if it got fluffy, the sleds would pass them back. He told me a story of riding on a frozen river with a tail wind, and he caught up with a sled. He and the sledder had a conversation for several miles moving all the time.

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  6. duanew1

    duanew1 In my Pajama pants

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    That is funny and true!
  7. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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    Bah, that's not that adventurous for Alaskans as the weather's been quite warm of late. Now the dudes (and gals) I saw riding in town when it was -50? Those are the crazy bastards.

    BTW I had no idea there was a bicycle ride on the Iditarod trail, especially not at the same time as the dog race.

    Or there's the guy who just rode his R1 from Barrow, which has no road access, across the pack ice, to Deadhorse and down the Dalton. He's currently in Fairbanks, getting repairs, before heading to Key West.
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    http://www.polariceride.com/index.php?lang=en

    My WR is back together, but hasn't been ridden yet. Never got the swingarm off, never looked further at the motor. Decided to just leave it alone for a little while and revisit it once the outside temps are above freezing at night. Might be buying a Honda Nighthawk 750 for a second bike for more road-tripping and turning the WR back into a more focused off-road dual sport machine again.
  8. Buzzbomber

    Buzzbomber Not Dr. Who...

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    That there is a special breed of crazy...:wink:
  9. Sewerat

    Sewerat Cert. bike whore

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    It seems like I'm getting about 10,000 kms for each slider. I have also been thru about as many chains. I ride it and I'd it when broke, spray the chain with oil once and awhile and change the motor oil every 3000kms it's a bike not a piece of art work, it's made to e ridden and ridden hard it gets. Currently sitting at approx 31,000 kms and I've only had it for just over a year. Bought used with 6,000kms last nov.
  10. PYG RYDR

    PYG RYDR Adventure-Dual Sport

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    Lots of good riding here in the Appalachians. I now live in Collinsville, VA-but bought 5 acres just west of Churchville, VA off Jennings Gap Road-so fairly close to you. Maybe we can share some riding some day,..

    Regards,

    Galen
  11. PYG RYDR

    PYG RYDR Adventure-Dual Sport

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    Very, very impressive. Your son must be in great physical shape. Certainly one hell of a challenge! :bow
  12. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Dig this, thanks for sharing.
  13. shep546

    shep546 Been here awhile

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    Hey guys,

    I'm trying to install my powercore and am running into an issue...


    there is about a 1/2" gap between the anchor the midpipe bolt and the midpipe... no matter how I maneuver it the only way it will work is if the muffler mount goes on the inside of the fender... which obviously isn't right...

    I have the header loosened off, am using the supplied adapter because I have stock headers... anybody know whats going on here?


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  14. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    Could they have sent you the wrong one? Those are literally supposed to slip on.
  15. shep546

    shep546 Been here awhile

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    All the packaging and instructions look right...
  16. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    Can the mid pipe spin around where it connects to the can? Other than that, there is nothing else - you should be able to hold the can and mid pipe together, lining it up with the can mount and see exactly how to insert the mid into the header.
  17. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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    Fmf's supplied bolt is too short. Use the stock one or get one size longer from a hardware store.
  18. shep546

    shep546 Been here awhile

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    Stock one is too fat for the anchor... I'm gonna have to grab a slightly longer one I guess.
  19. Red Sand

    Red Sand Been here awhile

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    I'm ready to order a skid plate and hand guards.

    I've seen the options but I have no idea what has stood the test of riding.

    Any suggestions will be most appreciated.

    I'm good with helmet, boots, protection system, gloves, and goggles. Damn, the good shit aint never cheap eh?

    Buying all this stuf makes me wanna :dutch and then that makes me wanna :stoned but then I get :uhoh and wonder too much about people who are a little :loco and then I realize Hey, it's time for more :dutch and it's all good . . .


  20. rickcj7

    rickcj7 Been here awhile

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    Flatlands skid and highway dirtbike handguards are the best!

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    I'm ready to order a skid plate and hand guards.

    I've seen the options but I have no idea what has stood the test of riding.

    Any suggestions will be most appreciated.

    I'm good with helmet, boots, protection system, gloves, and goggles. Damn, the good shit aint never cheap eh?

    Buying all this stuf makes me wanna :dutch and then that makes me wanna :stoned but then I get :uhoh and wonder too much about people who are a little :loco and then I realize Hey, it's time for more :dutch and it's all good . . .


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