Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. mpatch

    mpatch Long timer

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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.
  4. shep546

    shep546 Been here awhile

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    Look into honda xr650r, ktm 640 lc4, ktm 500exc, ktm 690 enduro...
  5. 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.
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    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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
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    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
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    viper770 Been here awhile

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    but back when it was stock i was still hitting 90 mph
  11. 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
  14. 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.
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    shep546 Been here awhile

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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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
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    viper770 Been here awhile

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    took me about a week to get used to riding it you got to rev it up then it starts to shine
  20. Red Sand

    Red Sand Been here awhile

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    This can be very, very true.
    In the past six years, I went from an FZ6 to a 1200GS to an F800R to the WR250R.
    Even after about 460 miles, I still feel like I'm on a toy - it's so light - and the power just isn't anything like what I'm used to but I love riding the WR because now I'm able to continue fulfilling the dream I started when I began motorcycling many years ago. Now, I can ride on the dirt so I've been roosting up miles of dirt roads and because it's so light and the power isn't anything like what I'm used to, it's just a total blast when I'm doing it.