Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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    I hated the Trakmaster on rocks and pavement, but it was a fantastic soft terrain (sand, mud, etc) tire.
  2. z@ch

    z@ch Turn it up to eleven

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    You have the 120 rear?

    The 120 rear is too tall and has too much flex. It wants to roll over in corners.

    I've found the 100 to be much better on the WR.
  3. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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  4. Sewerat

    Sewerat Cert. bike whore

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  5. z@ch

    z@ch Turn it up to eleven

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    who needs an Edge?

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  6. 150ron

    150ron Long timer

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    Sorry to say this, but ^^^^ that looks terrible, :huh

    the edge is worth every penny imho.
  7. z@ch

    z@ch Turn it up to eleven

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    Damn, you're harsh!

    It's just my trail setup anyway.
  8. Sewerat

    Sewerat Cert. bike whore

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    Zach. That's basically what I did as well but I had to because the drc edge is SHIT. the hardware is nice and clean but the light sucks ass. It can't be used for full time riding its one of those polish me parts I killed 3 boards on mine before I gave up, dirt and water continuously migrate into the light and kill the resistors on the board. I even tried to seal up two of them with silicone at all the likely entry points. This year I am converting over to a 300 exc taillight and see how it works out. Still working on the mounts for it but using the edge as a template for the first fitment.
  9. z@ch

    z@ch Turn it up to eleven

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    Yeah, I've heard nothing but horror stories about the DRC.

    From people who ride these things like dirtbikes, anyway.

    I really like the stock tail and after recently damaging mine, I picked up a cheap used one on the WR forum. This left me with an extra light to play with. The bolts line up almost perfectly, I just had to open up the mounting holes a little.
  10. leftystrat62

    leftystrat62 Adventurer

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    Can you explain this more-"roll over in corners". Does it do that on both street & dirt? I'm was just about to buy my first set of tires for it and was going to go with: 606's rear-120/90-18, front MT21 90/90-21. I don't see any 100 for their rear tire- do you just buy a 100 when you can find it in a brand you like?
  11. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    I have a soft tie similar to these on my KDX. Don't recall exactly but believe the loops go throught the seat bolts or some such. Once the WR is set up there'll be some on it as well.
  12. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    I'm pretty sure he meant the Kenda Trackmaster exhibits this behavior and is better in 100 than 120. Not a general statement.

    My new rear is a T-63 (i'll mount it next a warm day). I don't want the bike taller, or else I would probably have bought the MT-43. Front is an almost-new MT-21
  13. z@ch

    z@ch Turn it up to eleven

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    I'm talking about the Trackmaster specifically. The sidewalls are fairly soft and when cornering hard, the knobs grip and the tire flexes a lot. This makes for a lot of grip in the dirt, but makes the bike kinda squirrelly on the road.

    I feel the shorter sidewalls on the 100 allow the rear to rotate more effectively.


    I had to swap a shagged 100 for a partially used 120 for a ride tomorrow. I'll let you know if I'm talking outta my ass!

    :lol3
  14. indypup

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    I'll already let you know that you do that! :D
  15. thumpididump

    thumpididump MacGyver

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    While the Edge may look nice, it is a cheap piece of junk. Get them wet, and corrosion takes over on the circuit board. For dry street duty, they might be OK, but for dual sport duty, you need to spend a few minutes and seal them properly with silicone.

    After one season of use:

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    At least the OEM light is tough and keeps water out.





  16. indypup

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    Hmm, I'm going to have to take a look at mine. ;) I have the 12 o'clock lab guts though so maybe they are more durable...
  17. z@ch

    z@ch Turn it up to eleven

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    The Edge is too dim to be a safe street light. Add that to the fact that offroading will kill it, well, basically it's worthless!
  18. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    I don't know if you are thinking his pic you quoted was of a Kenda 270, but that's definitely not a 270 in the pic. That actually looks more like the Trackmaster.

    BTW, anyone who's thinking of running the Kenda 270's take a good look at the Shinko 244's instead. They have much beefier side knobs that don't flex when leaned over and I think overall a more beefier tire with larger knobs. At the very least, don't run a K270 front. They suck horribly as a front tire. The 244 does much better. The rear isn't as bad, but it still gets very "un-easy" when you get over on those little bitty side knobs on the K270.

    Shinko 244 on the Left, Kenda 270 on the right.
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    Rear tire. Again Shinko 244 on the Left, Kenda 270 on the right.
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    This is actually an XT600
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    Super Sherpa
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  19. burtonrider3889

    burtonrider3889 Been here awhile

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    Would you recommend the shinko 244 over the D606?
  20. Dahveed

    Dahveed Sumo Biker!

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    I ran Shinko 244's on my KLR. I loved the first set, but then switched out the rear for another 244 and the center row of knobs broke off. Of course this happened on a street ride weekend. The tire never failed, but I came back early for fear of being stuck where I was on a Sunday with no bike stores open and a bad rear tire.

    So no, I like the D606 over the Shinko 244. But YMMV.