Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. ba_

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  2. StG

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    Good to know. Thanks for the responses all!
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    What gearing are you running? That could be playing a major roll in your constant restarting...
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    Not if I can help it. Usually with a Camelback, but it only has a tiny zippered pocket with room for a wallet or cell phone. A knapsack would solve the issue of course, but I'd like to find a place for it to live on the bike.
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    Thank you. It looks like I may be shopping for a AgriSupply tube or a welding rod holder as Maggot suggested.
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    DUCATIJAY Best Rider Ever

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    I take it that you use rim locks?
  13. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    I did some searches both here and using teh Google, but didn't come up with what I wanted, so I apologize in advance if this has been discussed.

    I went to remove this nut yesterday, had it in first gear and turned the wrench counter-clockwise, it turned but it felt as if the gear slipped rather than me loosening anything. I looked at the nut and it appears to have a built in cotter pin or circlip type dealio on there. I decided to leave it be until I understand this, can anyone enlighten me? Maybe a link that explains it?

    Thanks.
  14. DougZ73

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

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    I assume you mean countershaft "nut"???To remove front sprocket??

    No, cotter pin or circlip..the nut is "peened" in one spot, where there is no threads. You have to bend out this peended spot, and the nut should come off with a breaker bar.

    Some guys have just used an impact gun to remove the nut, although I would not recommend this to anyone, since thread damage could occur.
  15. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    Yep, counter shaft nut & front sprocket. Would it be better to have it in 6th vs. 1st gear?

    Rear wasn't a problem, looks really purdy-like too...

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  16. DougZ73

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

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    IIRC, I had mine in first, stood on rear brake on right side of bike, leaned over and used breaker bar to break it free.
  17. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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    Type "wr250r front sprocket removal" into Google and the first link that comes up is a YouTube video showing how to remove and replace the front sprocket. Watch that and go and do likewise.

    Or if you want to skip the first step, just watch here:

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pFNX0QfU1F8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  18. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    Ahh, OK - the brake. Thanks Doug!
  19. DougZ73

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

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    hmmm. mine was only peened on one side. ( 2010)

    No problem.
  20. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    My search was something like, remove counter sprocket bolt wr250r - thanks for the video!