Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. coresports

    coresports coresports

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    not me...i just pay $20 to Rocky's, walk around the showroom for 20 minutes gawking at all the stuff for bikes, ect then i walk out with my tire mounted. i used to do it when i was younger, now that i am 50+, i just don't want to hassle with it and for the 2 times i have ever had a flat in the field in 40 yrs of hard riding (i don't drop my air pressure much) i just limp back to camp and call it a day. also, i am really liking the new shinko on the pavement, got the dunlop mx's for the dirt...what a great bike Yamaha!!

  2. Sewerat

    Sewerat Cert. bike whore

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    Just toughen up yer ass, no seat required.

    I've got almost 35k on mine, mixed of everything but very little trail, offroad stuff, still stock black n blue seat.
  3. AZ TOM

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    Yea but what color is the bike seat:lol3
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  5. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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    Seat Concepts is like sitting on a cloud :wink:
  6. Sewerat

    Sewerat Cert. bike whore

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    But I stand most of the time on gravel roads?

    Peg concepts?????
  7. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Dr. Schols:D You be gellin:D
  8. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    Thats a pitty... Would have been a great bike...
  9. CJ smith

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    I've managed to get my forks apart, drained, etc. Now I'm looking at the damper rod and base valve, scratching my head with oily fingers. The service manual says something about a damper rod holder and now that I've almost completely stripped out the bottom base valve piece by attempting to just unscrew it from the bottom I'm thinking this tool must be key.
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    So the less winded form of my question is- How do I remove the base valve and damper rod assembly and is this damper rod holder tool absolutely necessary or can it be improvised?
  10. Bogus Jim

    Bogus Jim Been here awhile

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    You can make the tool out of a piece of PVC or copper pipe. Cut 4 slots at 90 degrees to fit over the blades on the damper rod. I could post a photo of the one I made (if I can find it) if you'd like.
  11. Sewerat

    Sewerat Cert. bike whore

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    What are you attempting to do that you need this tool for? I replaced my seals without it?
  12. CJ smith

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    Or better yet, if you know the dimensions that'd be greatly appreciated.

    I got the seals part down i think, its the replacing the lower fork leg that makes things get a little more involved. This crash is getting $$$ and Im look to avoid any specialty tool fees.
  13. Bogus Jim

    Bogus Jim Been here awhile

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    This looks a little different than I remember, but I'm sure it's for the WRR. Did a revalve a couple years ago and haven't had the forks apart since.

    1 inch (inside diameter) PVC pipe. The 4 pins are 1/2" long and about 5/16" wide.

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    If you don't have a 14mm hex to fit inside the base valve, you could use a grade 8 bolt with 14mm or 9/16" head. Put a double locknut on the bolt, then place the bolt head in the base valve and put your wrench on the locknut. Best to use a 14mm hex wrench though.

    The factory puts loctite on the base valve so it may be hard to break loose.
  14. Sewerat

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    I have in the past used ratchet straps to fully compress the fork then hit the bottom bolt with an impact gun. Make sure it's in reverse first. All you need to do is hold the inside from turning while you undo the bolt.
  15. pjm204

    pjm204 Long timer

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    Picked up my WRR tonight and I now see what all the fuss is about. The engine is silky smooth. 140 miles of highway in rain that ranged from annoying mist to full on downpour and I was still smiling.
  16. AZ TOM

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    So the less winded form of my question is- How do I remove the base valve and damper rod assembly and is this damper rod holder tool absolutely necessary or can it be improvised?[/QUOTE]

    OMG what have you done:eek1:eek1:cry:cry
  17. CJ smith

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    That is the result of months without a proper ride, waiting for parts and loosing patience- This "Get the damn thing back together and go ride" attitude is taking a toll on the poor WRR.
    Thanks Jim, even if I have to make a trip to the hardware store, I'm sure some PVC & a little elbow grease is cheaper than the Yamaha tool. A 14mm hex head was what I was looking for last night but I settled for the tool that fit provided in the factory tool kit.

    I might try this if I can't find any PVC, thanks.
  18. Ken Mandu

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    As a new guy here, can someone tell me how to make use of this gargantuan thread? It's obviously too big to read from the start! Can other threads be started that are wr250r specific, like about suspension or something?

    Thanks.

    Ken
  19. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    Try the WR250R Forum (google it). There's some decent info over there broken into specifics. Lots of opinions though..........
  20. Ken Mandu

    Ken Mandu n00b

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    Thanks. I signed up over there about 20 minutes ago, under the same name. I just bought my new 2012 Tuesday in Latrobe, PA. Been about 15 years since I've been on a dirt bike, four years since I sold my Sportster. Good times ahead.