Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. Advental

    Advental Adventurer

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    New Rumble, thanks, but looks like someone else already sent you a PM for your side rack. Let me know if it falls through.

    Anyway, for the suggestion about running the seat strap to the rack on the other side, I'm not sure if it will work... From the pics, it looks like a buckle will attach the straps together. Maybe I can buy some opposing buckle and extra straps which will be attached to the rack?

    edit: I attached a pig tail for charger last time I rode it, but today on my way to work, my bike didn't start. I had no time to look into it, so I jumped into my car and went to work. Now that I'm home, I tried to jump start it. Before, my turn signals and display came on with code Er-1 or something with what sounded like a fuel pump and crazy noise like the buzz you would hear from transformer. I tried to jump start bunch of times and after several times, my head light came on. After the head light came on, I tried to use the start button. Well, it didn't work and head light shut down... Few more times trying jump start, it started! So I figured I will try to recharge my battery using different charger system tonight and see what the outcome is tomorrow. Hopefully it was just a crappy charger drained my battery and everything is all good.
  2. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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    I flaked out, so AFAIK they're still on the market.
  3. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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  4. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    So I watched the original Girl With The Dragon Tattoo last night, and was pleasantly surprised to see her riding MY bike. Well, it was an X but who's counting.

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    I'd ride bitch with Noomi Rapace any day.
  5. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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  6. ecarnell

    ecarnell Been here awhile

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    I would stick with the tradition/proven pump. Sometimes the cartridges don't work, or you have a small leak that needs just a little bit, and a couple of times I've seen replacement tubes pinched..... You can run out of c02 but you can still pump by hand with a MB one.
  7. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ...no, but I was thinking yesterday I should carry a hand pump since I didn't bring my kit bag.
    I'm sure the right one would fit in the small tube.
    I have Trail Stand , and 2 irons in there.

    I had a front flat 2 weeks ago, CO2 was worthless. The stem ripped out of the tube.
    No, didn't have the fender bag with me either....:huh
  8. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    I started thinking about it, and I'll probably just put one Wolfman bag opposite the Rotopax. I'll just bring my compressor.
  9. Reposado1800

    Reposado1800 Juicy J fan!

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    I love CO2 cartidges. One will get you enough psi to get where you need to go.
    Not enough for a car but plenty for a bike.
  10. rydnseek

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  11. Torontorocko

    Torontorocko Ordinary Average Guy

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    :lol3 That doesn't surprise me at all!
    Our little bike is so much bigger than you'd think when it comes to all round abilities.
  12. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    Please forgive the cross-forum post (this is also in Equipment):

    Has anyone found a creative way of mounting a bicycle pump on a WRR/X? I bought a Blackburn Airstik dual-action pump to allow me to air-up when back on pavement, and to fix a flat. It's lighter and simpler than the electric pump I usually carry (& I haven't wired up a 12V socket on the WWR yet).

    It looks like a quality piece, and came with a decent-looking mounting bracket, designed to go behind a bicycle water bottle basket.

    I don't use hard luggage, and I don't see any obvious places on the WR250R that won't expose the pump to mud, rocks, and damage.

    I thought about the handlebar brace, and the front fender, not wild about either. The rear rack could work, not the cleanest solution, and awfully exposed.

    Photos and / or solutions would be welcome.

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  13. WeazyBuddha

    WeazyBuddha Carbon-Based Humanoid

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    How 'bout putting it in a tool tube, like RapidDog has on his bike? Don't know if those tubes will accommodate the length of the air pump.
  14. Sewerat

    Sewerat Cert. bike whore

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    Go get a tool tube or go make one. Hardware store abs pipe glue one end cap and glue a screw cap on the other. Gear clamp assembly to bike frame wherever you like then. Want to carry more. Make out of bigger abs. I plan on doing this to mine just for my tent poles.
  15. shep546

    shep546 Been here awhile

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    I can't see that standing up well when you land it on some rocks??
  16. Sewerat

    Sewerat Cert. bike whore

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    But the tool tubes do? Or the stock mini tool box? When does it land on rocks? It's all about placement
  17. rydnseek

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    I have one of these under the seat, with my axle wrenches & tire irons. I've got the kind that has a co2 connection, so i can fill with it, or pump. In about 20k miles of lots of different riding, i've never used it. Of course, the next time i ride, i'll have 2 blowouts. :lol3
  18. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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    I always put my pump in my tank bag, or tail bag if I was using it. Those tool tubes are fairly fragile and hang too low and too far out for my tastes. The pumps are durable enough. I also keep a CO2 kit, they're nice to have too and don't take up a bunch of room. Now that I think about it, I haven't had a flat on the trail or road since I started carrying the CO2 kit, so I've never had to use it! :lol3
  19. jon_l

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    Under the seat? Really? I never noticed that much room; I'll have to have another look.

    Re: all the tool tube suggestions - the only obvious spot is where the OEM toolkit lives. As tube makes the OA size that much larger, but would protect it. I had a tool tube on my V-Strom, and on my trailer, but the WRR doesn't have luggage racks or many spots that see good candidates.
  20. jon_l

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    It won't fit in my Wolfman tank bag except on a diaginal, which would pretty much prevent putting much else in there, and I don't use a tail bag.

    I do run Wolfman E12 saddlebags, but the pump would be vulnerable there in a tip over, and like the tank bag, space is at a premium. I could carry it in a knapsack, but I prefer to wear only the Camelback, and would really like to find an out of the way (and out of harm's way) spot to mount it on the bike.

    If nothing better presents itself, I may try to secure it behind the Wolfman Enduro Tool bag on the headlight cowl, though it will stick out on either side.

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