Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. scottmac

    scottmac Long timer

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    Remember those old photonegative film strips you'd get when
    you had pictures developed? They make great fork seal cleaners
    if you have any around and don't mind using them.
  2. TexaNate

    TexaNate Been here awhile

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    I've also heard good things about the SKF seals. They're supposed to last long and offer very low "stiction". The Pivot Works pack comes with a lifetime warranty against normal wear and tear - pretty nice if you find yourself blowing through seals a lot.
  3. jon_l

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    6mm for the shifter
  4. Wieb27

    Wieb27 n00b

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    Hey, I sent you a PM shortly after. You must have missed it. I was one of the WR's that rode with you. I had the Warp9 18/21 set up on my X.

    Was a great ride and we even found a little "moisture" which is always fun. Keep in touch!
  5. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Nice write up Tejas Nate!
  6. TwilightZone

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    >"Next time I'm using SKF seals"

    SKF bearings = good stuff.
  7. indypup

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    Just trying to represent us blue guys in a sea of orange...of course not doing a very good job of it. :(

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  8. malibu_dan

    malibu_dan Adventuring Mystic

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    Sent you a PM levain...
  9. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    Thanks!
  10. juun

    juun Adventurer

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    Unless you have the same two bros exhaust... that's my bike! The rack came from nomadic racks but it looks like they might be the same company now. The original rack was steel but the new one is powder coated aluminum. The extra bolt holes are supposed to integrate with Rotopax fuel packs but I have not tested it yet. Great price on a rack and has held up to the ocean weather of SoCal.
  11. ba_

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    I broke one of the tabs on the rear indicators and I am not sure if I need to replace the whole thing yet.

    Is it easy to unplug the rear indicator? Where is the other end of the connector? Under the fender?
  12. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Way to go Indy:clap Great job on a really tuff SOB course. I have lots of respect for a guy that's not afraid to show his down side as well as his up side:D This gives new meaning to the term Barkbusters:eek1
  13. Sewerat

    Sewerat Cert. bike whore

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    The plug is under the left side cover likely need to remove fender to get it removed completely unless you've got the tools and knowledge of how to just pop the pins out of the plug.
  14. indypup

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    Yeah, after that ride I cut my bars down 1.5 inches. With HDB handguards they are still 32 in wide though. :(
  15. ba_

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    Thanks I will take a look. Any tips for opening those little plastic things that act as wire holders?
  16. Sewerat

    Sewerat Cert. bike whore

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    They have a u shape that locks the tongue in. Small flat tip to pry the u part open will allow the lock to be pulled out.
  17. tonymorr

    tonymorr Malta,NY(Saratoga Spring)

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    Makeover kit...

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  18. r6realtor

    r6realtor Been here awhile

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    Love the rear rack, wheels/tires are going to be sharp looking!
    I have the smaller size rack on mine
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  19. tonymorr

    tonymorr Malta,NY(Saratoga Spring)

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    Nice looking bike. I got the small rack too.
  20. rsteiger

    rsteiger Bob

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    Well I have one of those small rear racks that I picked up off of eBay and generally find it pretty useless when it comes to tying things down due to its unique shape. However it is pretty handy to bolt brackets to and mount other stuff.

    So this weekend I was out at Holly Springs National Forest doing a shakedown ride for our upcoming CO / UT ride at the end of July. I noticed that when I attached my Nomad loop bag I had some extra room at the back of the rack and an idea formed.

    I found this piece of scrap in my 'Scrap Adoption' pile and bolted it onto the rack with some M6 button head cap screws and locknuts:
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    Then mounted up a piece of scrap PVC:
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    Got some Krylon Fusion blue paint that comes pretty close to the Yamaha blue so I will paint it up and do the final mounting.