Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. raymondhenson

    raymondhenson n00b

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    I use these on my KLR. When the WR arrives, I plan to use these as well.

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    Best, Raymond
  2. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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  3. manfromthestix

    manfromthestix Lost in Space

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    My Dad's side of the family is from Gunnison, Colorado so I've spent a lot of time in that country. There is some phenomenal riding out there. When I lived in Wyoming I'd get down there every so often, and I was only 8 hours from Moab... I miss that stuff :cry.

    Doug
  4. what broke now

    what broke now Petroleum Brother

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    Just finished 5 days at Moab, Doug. The wr did nicely at the slickrock trail with 12/47 sprockets.
    Also did the white rim trail, what a buttburner.

    No, I'm too old for 5 miles of hell... probably the wrong bike for that anyway.
  5. mpatch

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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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  6. 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.
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    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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. shep546

    shep546 Been here awhile

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    Look into honda xr650r, ktm 640 lc4, ktm 500exc, ktm 690 enduro...
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. viper770

    viper770 Been here awhile

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    but back when it was stock i was still hitting 90 mph
  17. 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?
  19. viper770

    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
  20. 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.