Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    Don't bother heating, just bend it back to where it belongs and keep riding!

    I'd also round off the top inside corner of the shifter so it's not a sharp knife edge--will help from further damaging the case when/if it gets bent again. DAMHIK...

    I also really like this homemade shifter case guard from a few pages back:

    http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21130122&postcount=34553

    Nice simple job, will try that myself. Thanks cjbiker :thumb
  2. Sean-0

    Sean-0 straya carnt

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    love this bike
  3. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    A lot of guys run the Shinko 244's front/rear on the X model. I actually owned an X model for a short while that had this setup.
  4. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    Thanks HWD! I forgot about that spatula / case saver. I bookmarked it, and will also clean up the inside of the shifter while it's off to remove the sharpness.
  5. ArmyJoe

    ArmyJoe Long timer

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    Nice video. I've been wanting to hit a riding school, so this one will be on my radar.

    BTW, this is my favorite Shane Watts video. It's nice to know the pros screw up, too. :D

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  6. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    I got wood!
  7. Sean-0

    Sean-0 straya carnt

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  8. camaroz1985

    camaroz1985 Been here awhile

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    I like the all white bike.

    Just ordered a Seat Concepts low seat. Can't get here soon enough. I don't think I could make the 300 mile ride that I'm taking in a few weeks on the stocker. Hope it lives up to the reviews which all seem to be raving.
  9. indypup

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    What's that bolted to the chain guard?
  10. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    That's awesome. I was just watching his video last night and was thinking he could do no wrong. Nice to see him make some of the same mistakes I do on a regular basis.
  11. ArmyJoe

    ArmyJoe Long timer

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    I agree, but I have a feeling it took him weeks to make the same mistakes we do in a few hours. :lol3
  12. Sean-0

    Sean-0 straya carnt

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    registration sticker we need here for rd use
  13. indypup

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    He did that stuff on purpose for his training videos to show you what not to do. ;) Still fun to watch though!
  14. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    i had mine stuck to the top of the fork leg.......but we dont need them down here any more :D
  15. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    From where?it looks good and probably functional from the looks of it!
  16. jon_l

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    Well I bent back the OEM shifter. Surprisingly mild steel, bent with a few raps with a rubber mallet. I filed down those sharp shoulders that do such a nice job of scoring the side cover while it was off.

    Decided to keep the stock shifter, since the alloy ones like the Driven seem like they could resist bending at the expense of possibly damaging the shaft. Also the stocker is so easy to bend, I bet it can be bent and straightened quite a few times before it fails.

    I bought a cheap stainless steel spatula at the dollar store, so will try making one of cjbiker's case guards.

    This was a good opportunity to get up close and personal with the seal guard (chain slider). Looks great, only minor grooving. This with a 12T front.
  17. Sewerat

    Sewerat Cert. bike whore

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    Did you look at it from the bottom? Lay on your back and look up at it. I had another member tell me his was fine last week only minor grooving, as I looked at it and showed him he was almost thru his swing arm. He had no idea.
  18. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    yes, the bottom / front, everything looks fine, grooves are <1/3 way through the plastic. I check it often, and have a new seal guard in the garage when needed.
  19. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    Yeah. It's REALLY hard to see with the stock c/s cover.

    Don't know if y'all have one, but Sandman's Freedom Case Saver is one thing I wished I'd done a lot sooner. Very easy to see where you need to see for both sprocket wear and guard wear. Better protection too.
  20. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    I agree:

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