Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. mpatch

    mpatch Long timer

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    New mirrors, had fold down ones and didn't care for them. Left the "normal" ones and did a comparison to see if it changed what I could see behind me and I can actually see more with these. Gonna take a bit of adjustment to get used to looking down instead of over to check the mirrors. No more folding mirrors once I leave the pavement. Haven't had chance to get them up to speed to see what the vibrations are compared to stock. I do know that on some bikes the mirrors can cause unstable air near your head, time will tell with these. So far worth the $20 on fleabay.

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  2. Jonathan75

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    I do not remember the guys I was talking to about this yesterday but anyway. I went today and the yamaha dealer let me test ride a brand new wr250r. It is a very tall bike but for me and this is just my opinion it was woefully underpowered. I am a big guy at 6'5" 260 and i know that h as swomething to do with it . I dont know if guys are doing major power mods or what or how much more you can even got out of a 28hp bike. I cannot imagine riding that thing very far especially loaded with gear for a trip. Again just my opinion thats all the time i have on one is maybe 10 minutes.
  3. what broke now

    what broke now Petroleum Brother

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    "I am a big guy at 6'5" 260 and i know that h as swomething to do with it"


    A Husky TE610 might be a better choice in your case. Not much more weight, but much more power stock.
  4. Jonathan75

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    I have an 800gs and i really really like it alot. I was wanting to add another bike something smaller thought that might be the one but I dont think it will work for me.
  5. mpatch

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    Compared to? Riding loaded on a trip where? It's a 25-30 hp bike no matter which way you slice it. If you want white knuckle power, light weight and top of the line parts buy a KTM, husaberg, husqvarna, etc. It may be as reliable as the WR but will not be nearly as maintenance free nor as cheap.
  6. shep546

    shep546 Been here awhile

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    Look into honda xr650r, ktm 640 lc4, ktm 500exc, ktm 690 enduro...
  7. Jonathan75

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    We need to band together and petition for one of the companies to make a 350 or 450 FI dual sport? I would buy a WR450R in 2 seconds if they had one.
  8. viper770

    viper770 Been here awhile

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    it have to have 6 gears befor i would want it it have to be just like the wr250r but just bigger
  9. Jonathan75

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    Wonder what kinda power the 250r is capable of with big bore kit exhaust and any and all mods available? I rode that bike today at full throttle and got it to 71.
  10. Jonathan75

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    Yes, I agree. You are the guy I was talking to yesterday about this i went and they let me ride it today.
  11. viper770

    viper770 Been here awhile

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    mine is fully moded and i got 97.1 mph out of mine but mine is just a 250 not a 290
  12. viper770

    viper770 Been here awhile

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    but back when it was stock i was still hitting 90 mph
  13. Jonathan75

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    Holy crap thats a long way from 71mph. It is very windy here today and I was going into the wind on kinda hilly road.
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    what broke now Petroleum Brother

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    Not much more power, but enough dollars that when added to the purchase price of the wr, would buy a bike that already does what you want.

    Do you want to tinker or ride?
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    viper770 Been here awhile

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    oh yea if its windy that will kill it around 70 is all i get to as well if its windy out and i live in ks we get wind all the time lol
  16. Jonathan75

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    Thats a hoot. My choice is ride for sure, not tinker. Jusnt kinda looking around had KLX650 and a KLR650 just did not do the trick. Guess i will just have to buy one of every bike I think i might like and just try them so i will know for myself. I am thinking plating the wr450f might be a temp fix just have to haul it if planning on going very far on pavement.
  17. shep546

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    I just listed half dozen bikes for you with similar weight and size as the wrr with twice the hp.

    Why would you buy a motocross bike like the 450f? it has insane maintenance intervals.
  18. Jonathan75

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    Thank you for the input. I appreciate all the suggestions you guys prob have more experience than i do anyway.
  19. duanew1

    duanew1 In my Pajama pants

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    I would agree that the WR does feel really down on power if you you do not ride it right. You have to be willing to rev the motor pretty high and it goes pretty well. It really takes some getting used to when switching between bikes.
  20. Jonathan75

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    I agree and I think that may have been part of it. I have not been on a 250 in years and I rode my 800 down there and got on that 250. I dont think they would let me ride it again but I may try. It may just boil down to I am to big for that bike. I just really want one.