Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. 10Cup

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    Hey Blue Pill love your attitude and couldn't agree more with you. I'm a couple years younger than you. So I have been getting my rides in too. Stay safe and post up.:thumb
  2. BluePill

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  3. BluePill

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    Like most EFI systems, it has a BARO sensor that tells the ECU what the atmospheric pressure is. A map in the ECU then adjusts the injection pulse width to compensate with a leaner mixture. The engine does loose power (as I found out in the Rockies), but the mixture stays near optimum.

    No feedback loop is needed because air density is a very simple calculation.
  4. jon_l

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    I recently put Tusk 1-1/4" risers on, no problem with cable lengths. $20 / pair from Rocky Mtn Superstore.
  5. jefmad

    jefmad Been here awhile

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    I put the Tusk ATV sport bend bars on. Had to cut 1/2" off each end for the cables to not be too short.
  6. DefyInertia

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    Ride Carnegie OHV park today and it was dusty, as expected. Hit the MX track At the end of the day and bruised some ribs. :)
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    Is it me or do these bikes have bouncy suspension?
  7. Sewerat

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    Yes they do, get the. Redone and the bike is a world of difference.
  8. Red Sand

    Red Sand Been here awhile

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    There was a video posted a while back - it showed a guy getting bounced around quite a bit on his WR. The video was taken by the rider following the guy and comments were something like "what a bouncy suspension." It seems that either learning how to or getting someone to tweak the suspension properly is a popular and widely appreciated task.

    On an unrelated note, I too had a great day on my WR250R (although my photos always suck - so why do I bother posting them? ha):


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  9. scottmac

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  10. Rubbernecker

    Rubbernecker Been here awhile

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    Looking at a 2008 wrr in my local area. Had a couple questions for the forum. Is 10,000 miles a lot for this bike? Mainly street miles, and I know it depends on how person rides too. What is a fair price for this . Mainly stock with rear rack
  11. DefyInertia

    DefyInertia Saratogian

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    Yeah I'm going to get the suspension done. With 17s on a goaty back road I bounce all over at pace. On the dirt I bounce off things.

    Mileage is not very high for street ridden WRR. I'd guess $3,100 to 3,400 or so (they are a bit over priced).
  12. Rubbernecker

    Rubbernecker Been here awhile

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    The guys wants 3200 obo so your numbers seem right.! Any difference with later models?
  13. TexaNate

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    Mainly cosmetic - anodized fork tubes, new graphics. Some tiny parts changed part numbers (e.g. oil filter), mainly just to give forum members something to talk about. Nothing major.

    $3,200 sounds about right for the bike you describe. At 10k miles, you're not even halfway to your first valve clearance check. See if it needs a new chain or new tires - if so, get the seller to knock a hundred bucks off the price. As long as the motorcycle hasn't been abused, change the oil and clean the air filter regularly and you're good for another 10k miles, easy peasy.
  14. WeazyBuddha

    WeazyBuddha Carbon-Based Humanoid

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    The remarks about bounciness are prescient.

    I'm clueless about noticing things but the forks did seem stiff. Could some of it be the forks requiring regular air bleeding?

    On another subject, I mounted the Zumo 550 and noticed the following speedo deviation

    Indicated: 45 GPS: 40
    Indicated: 56 GPS: 50
    Indicated: 66 GPS: 60

    Tried to get it to "true" 70, had the throttle pegged and managed only 68 before my turnoff came up. Seemed interesting to peg the throttle and not be getting a whole lot on the top end :lol3

    I bought the WR for puttering and exploring what few dirt roads there are around here. Around town, it's a zippy little bike.

    It ain't no VFR or GS but I love this little blue demon and can see how it could be setup for adventure travel on back roads with even some highway thrown in. :freaky
  15. BluePill

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    Set the rear rebound to maximum (3 clicks out from full clockwise) to kill some of the pogo effect.


    In other news, for breakfast this morning we had two WRRs over easy...............



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    Went out with a first timer (to D/S) who just picked up a well-beaten 2008 WR250R. He said "Show me some of those tricky single track areas" and I said "Follow my line and do exactly what I do". Silly guy did just that. It's an old guy thing - we like to stop in the middle of hills and grab a little nap. [​IMG]


    The next lesson I taught him was "Do not cross fallen trees at an angle - always try to hit them at a 90 degree angle with a bit of throttle to lighten the front wheel". I guess that after the earlier lesson, he felt free to ignore that advice. [​IMG] He did a ricochet off a log and went into the brush at the side of the trail, with some minor damage to the plastics. His comment "I love this shit".

    I think we have him hooked. [​IMG]
  16. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    Awesome, and at $20 bux its sure worth a try.
  17. GSBS

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    My only caution would be that some 2008 models had premature fuel pump failures. My 2010 has over 22K and I've never had a mechanical issue with the bike.

    A new fuel pump is in the $200-250 range so it might be a price negotiating point for you.

    Good Luck!
  18. DougZ73

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

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    Rear suspension: Set rebound damping to max, setting per manual. If its still too bouncy, send out shock to get rebuilt by a professional shop, like GoRace, or WER here in NJ.
  19. AZ TOM

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    Set the right amount of sag also, for my 185 lbs 4 in or more. May not need full on rebound damp. Keep balanced & rear wheel on the ground.
  20. Rider_WV

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    even with sag set the rebound needs to be set at max, these suckers are WAYYYY under dampened on the rebound side. Turns into a pogo stick quite rapidly offroad. IMHO the rear shock is the biggest downfall on these bikes. If I end up keeping mine I have to send the shock out for work.