Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. scottmac

    scottmac Long timer

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    From the ADV WARPed rally last weekend...

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  2. WeazyBuddha

    WeazyBuddha Carbon-Based Humanoid

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    Sprockets change the wheelbase measurement? :scratch

    Isn't wheelbase measured from the center of the hubs?

    Currently in learning mode as I picked up a practically new '12 R this past Friday. Had it in the bed of the truck the entire CoTA MotoGP weekend. :clap

    Hope there's room for one more inmate on this thread. :D

    I'm going to use it to fart around dirt and gravel roads around here, basically motorized hiking. My GS is too much of a pig and my skill level low. The KLR is ok but I wanted something lighter. We'll see how this goes. Was going to dual sport the KDX but I think this WRR will fit the bill.

    I do need to figure out the wheel thing as I want to swap SM and DS wheels quickly. Am thinking of having SM wheels laced to WRR hubs.
  3. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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  4. Gryphon12

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    Yep. Use a bigger rear sprocket and the same length chain and the center-to-center hub distance will change slightly. A bigger sprocket will force the rear hub very slightly forward with the same length chain. Two-tenths of an inch isn't much - it's the same swing arm, but different rear sprocket.
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  6. Red Sand

    Red Sand Been here awhile

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    Am I the only one who rides 72 miles of mostly paved roads just so I can play in the dirt?

    At this point, I don't have a trailer or truck or friends who are willing/able to take me.

    Doing this, I don't think a rear D606 will last very long so I'm considering alternatives.

    Thanks
  7. GSBS

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    MT43 Pirelli rear is my tire of choice for my WR-R with 22K miles after trying numerous other brands/styles. Like riding on velcro. I get around 3K from a MT43 and it works about as well at the end of its tread life as when new. $30 less than a D606 too.

    For the front I've just switched from D606 to the MT21 Pirelli. I liked the D606 a little better, but it's directional and when I turned around after cupping began it adversely affected handling. The MT21 isn't directional so I hope to be able to get two rear MT43s rears to one MT21 front. We'll see.
  8. ilyaon

    ilyaon Adventurer

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    I'm in the process of buying WRR. Could you share what was your OTD price if you've bought one recently.
    Or if you know what is the dealer mark up should be?

    Thank you.
  9. WeazyBuddha

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    Ah, right dat :thumb
  10. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    I don't trailer my WR much, and dirt roads are 20-30 miles away. Only tried three so far on the WR: Stockers, Kenda 270 and Shinko 244. Like the Shinko's the best so far, and the price is cheap enough I don't have to run them bare before I change em.
  11. Crazy_Dave

    Crazy_Dave Back'in it in

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    Yep :stupidI really like the Shinko 244's on my WR. I get around 3k outa the rear tire with lots of road riding.
  12. bradluke0

    bradluke0 Been here awhile

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    Hi all ! Thanks for all the info regarding suspension set-up on my friend's X converted to R off road bike . Knowing the the forks and shock springs and length are the same makes it a lot simpler . Does he need to pull the shock to set the preload?? thx again guys.......brad
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    While I agree with this totally in theory, trying to read this thread from start to finish is like the sentence of Sisyphus pushing that damn giant boulder uphill forever. I've spent all my free time for days on end reading the Mega thread only to realize afterwards that the thread had grown by more pages than I'd read. If I took a day off, fugetaboutit, it grew by multiples of what I could skim in a day. Since I have a job and family, reading the entire thread from start to finish is impossible.
    That being said, it's easy to use google to search for specific info within the thread. The link is posted every time you get a "D'oh!" message from the search engine. Just open the link, change the search parameters in the example and cut/paste it into your search engine. Easy peasy...
  14. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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    I used to ride about 100 miles each way to get to a good dirt play ground, the D606's lasted just fine. I typically got 4000 miles out of a rear, but have stretched as much as 7500 out of one.
  15. WeazyBuddha

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    I believe the rotor and brake components are a bit better on the X vs. R.

    With that in mind, has anybody laced DS wheels to the X hubs to benefit from the better brakes?

    I'm tempted to lace R hubs to SM wheels to be able to switch back and forth quickly but am wondering if there is anything to gain from doing it as I describe above, DS wheels on X components.
  16. Torontorocko

    Torontorocko Ordinary Average Guy

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    did you miss this from the last page?

  17. WeazyBuddha

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    Yours seems to have started as an X so what you did is what I'd do.

    However, I'm starting with an R, and its weaker brakes. So, I am wondering if anybody with an R has laced X components to their DS wheels and then gotten a second set of wheels for SM also with X components.

    As a new WR owner, thanks for the patience as I slowly start to get the hang of things on this thread and on my WR knowledge.

    Perhaps the R brakes are fine doing SM duty and any marginal gain from the X components may not be worth the trouble.
  18. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    Yeah, the Shinko 244's are hard to beat on price and handle better than the Kenda 270's when cranked over coming out of turns. I'm killing the Shinko 244 on my WRR pretty quick, but then again, I'm not the easiest on tires. :lol3

    I'm getting to where I'd rather run a Shinko 244 rear and maybe something a bit more aggressive on the front like a MT21 or TrackMaster II front. That makes a nice combo when you need the traction and still decent life.
  19. EEKAMOUSE

    EEKAMOUSE Been here awhile

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    Wheeling supply has supermoto or dirt wheels readily available for the wrr

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  20. DougZ73

    DougZ73 Fading off.........

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    Do you know for a fact that the R has weaker brakes?? As far as I understood, the X just runs a bigger rotor, therefore, it(caliper) is mounted further out on the fork tube, achievable with an adapter bracket. I had always thought the calipers and pads were the same, albeit with different first three digits in the part number, due to Yamaha's numbering system, and those first three digits referencing the bike the parts are for. :ear