Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. 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>
  2. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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

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

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

    No problem.
  4. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    WR 250F counter shaft sprocket, same sprocket.
  6. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ....what size rear tire is that Utah?...muna try me one o them trals tars next go'round.

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  7. DougZ73

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

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    shows right on it....4.00 X 18. :D:rofl
  8. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    I bought new rubber all round. The rear is 4.00x18 Pirelli MT43 Trials Tire 1347120002(RockyMTNAtv part #), and the front is a 90/90x21 Pirelli MT21 Dual Sport Rallycross - 1035780001.
  9. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ...that 4:00 looks FAT...and I don't mean like SIC.
    Got any idea how tall it measures up against the stock rear tire?
  10. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    Not really, I'm just following in the footsteps of others like Ramz - http://www.rickramsey.net/WR250Rmods.htm#tires

    It was also discussed a few days back, here - maybe on May 6th as that's when I did all my ordering. It's tall enough to warrant gear changes, so I'm doing that too.
  11. shep546

    shep546 Been here awhile

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    Utah how is your bike so clean? It looks brand new... not even any chain grease on your swingarm?

    LOL do you ride it or just upgrade it? :lol3
  12. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    I was wondering if anyone would ask this question :p. I had the rear tire and chain off, it would be sinful not to clean it up with such easy access.

    Upon returning from my Utah/Arizona tour I did a 515 mile day which included 250ish on the interstate. Seems like every time I take a long trip, I think of ways to improve the bike, this time it was gearing. There are a number of 8,000' passes you have to do on the interstate, and I'd like to get over them going 75. Dropping down to 65 then shifting is not a fun option, what with all the passholes out there. I also wasn't super happy with the rubber and it is 3,000 miles old, so I'm doing it all in one fell swoop. I think I have replaced everything now, except the radiator guard. All that said, I've ridden 2,800 miles in the last 2 months :p

    I've only gotten on the bike sporadically over the last week and a half. Looks like Thursday I should be able to get out, lot of snow up high still, I wonder about the roads - we'll see.

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  13. ruppster

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    Very. IIRC it's the same as changing a tooth on the front.
  14. ggemelos

    ggemelos Been here awhile

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    I have removed it before without bending out the peened in spots. I don't think they add a lot of resistance to loosening the nut. Having a friend hold the rear brake or being in a higher gear helps.
  15. Gryphon12

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    The Pirelli MT-43 hybrid trials tire is quite a bit taller than the stock tire on the WR250R. I've been following the discussion on this tire closely. Other inmates here (just a few pages back on this thread - try reading it!) suggest that the difference is at least 1-tooth on the CS sprocket, or 3-4 teeth on the rear sprocket. To me, that is a lot! You should be prepared for the difference if you change just the rear tire and not your gearing.
  16. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ...I was more thinking about the handling with the fatty rear.
    My redumptive experience showed that too tall a rear made the bike real squirrly, especially off road. Pushed the front end.
    But at the time I was messing with a lowering link. Removing that helped things alot. Putting on a smaller rear skin made everything just peachy.


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  17. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Yes, but in his case he already took the chain off, so that won't help.

    I do mine with the chain still on, and then as described above.
  18. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    How big are you (weight/height), and how hard do you ride on dirt? Also, what tire pressure did you ride when it felt squirrly? Did you tire other pressures?
  19. Sewerat

    Sewerat Cert. bike whore

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    Is it a difference in traction between fat bob and ill bob??? That would be huge and if the back gets traction it would push the front more rather then spin
  20. DougZ73

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    I'da putta the chain back on. :evil