Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    :rofl my 2008 has the original fuel pump and chain slider....42000km's :D
  2. camaroz1985

    camaroz1985 Been here awhile

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    You jinxed yourself stupid!!!! They are both going to fail tomorrow :p
  3. woofer2609

    woofer2609 Less flow, more Gnar

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    I have the Moose, It kicks ass, and takes a beating. It also makes great handholds for my buddies to pick up the bike off me:D I have strapped enough gear in a military duffel sack to camp and cook for 4 days on it. I was using it in conjunction with the Happy trails, or some brand that is very similar to the wolfman, side racks. It took some filing and fan dangling, some cursing, and a beer at the end, but it now fits like a charm. I think I might even be able to hang my panniers off the side of the damn thing and get rid of the side racks altogether, so I'm trying to figure out a way to keep them from swinging in towards the center of the bike.
  4. Sleddog

    Sleddog Out-O-Cast!

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    OMG! Go Race Suspension!

    I put it back together this afternoon & took it out across the bean field, key word being...... across!

    I could tell the difference immediately, even before reaching the field......

    I am Happy:clap

    I've got Traxxion suspension in a Goldwing......it's pretty nice

    I've got Race Tech in a wee Strom......it SUCKS

    Go Race is Sooooo nice!

    Sleddog
  5. GSBS

    GSBS FunHog

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    Travis did my WR-R over three years ago and it transformed the bike. Even then he was THE expert on the WR-R suspension tweaks.
  6. Bogus Jim

    Bogus Jim Been here awhile

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    Welcome to the WRR thread, Sleddog! Saw your "new" bike in your DakAL ride report, you've got it set up nicely for adventure touring. :nod

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=918833

    I had the Go Race treatment done a couple years ago, so much better than stock.
  7. lvscrvs

    lvscrvs Been here awhile

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    She's a little rough on the outside, but seems to run well. Saw the ADV sticker on the front and knew she had some good genes.... :rofl

    MT21s on the way. Exhaust shield is cracked - anyone have one they want to sell?? Mirror looks like it came off a Chinese scooter. Skid plate looks like old washing machine parts.... all will be addressed in time.

    If you have any nifty parts or pieces you want to sell lying around shoot me a pm.
  8. what broke now

    what broke now Petroleum Brother

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    Looks like mine...right down to the light blue hematomas on the tank wings.
    I bet the p.o. was a singletracker. I have a different hillbilly skidplate, though.
  9. Llamaha

    Llamaha Been here awhile

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    So I ordered some Andy Strapz bags and then some Dirtbagz racks but it turns out the dirtbagz racks don't allow you to keep the passenger pegs on the bike so I've quickly sent them an email asking for a refund, hopefully they catch it before postage :S

    Does anyone know if the happy trails SL racks remove the passenger pegs as well? I've sent them an email but they probably don't sell many and might not know.

    That said, if anyone is selling wolfman racks please let me know.
  10. Sleddog

    Sleddog Out-O-Cast!

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    Thanks Jim, During that ride we swapped bikes & that's when I realized I needed some suspension work!

    I got lucky, I got this bike from a fellow inmate in Memphis, pretty much set up the way I wanted for ADV Touring. Looking forward to taking it to Mexico in the Spring, it's going to be great in the Canyon's!:nod
  11. woofer2609

    woofer2609 Less flow, more Gnar

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    I own the sl racks. I use them in conjunction with the very slightly modifed wolfman top rack. They allow you to use passenger pegs. Overall happy with them. I am using ortlieb panniers. If you have bags already, you can just buy ortlieb mounts for about $12 per side. I was thinking of modding some seal bags. Currently using my waterproof bicycle panniers
  12. NeilW

    NeilW 2-up Adventure Touring

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    Actually, it's the little Yamaha emblem on the headlight shroud that indicate its good genes.:deal The rest is just bling and battle scars. Sounds like you know what to do - a little TLC and replace the consumables, then she's good to go.

    Congrats on the new ride :thumb

  13. byron555

    byron555 Lame Duck Adventurer

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    It takes just a touch of bending The right parts of the rear pegs. Longer mounting bolts and a large nut used as a spacer. I have done it.
  14. Llamaha

    Llamaha Been here awhile

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    Hmm I canceled the order for the dirt bagz brackets and they refunded the money without any hassle (thumbs up) and have ordered the Happy Trails SL racks. Hopefully they don't take too long to arrive, long weekend coming soon :)
  15. mcook0525

    mcook0525 n00b

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    Hey guys,

    I ordered a handguard setup from HDB, and doing a quick mockup, things aren't quite right.

    Has anyone else experienced this?

    First, the second hole isn't drilled out on the top clamp. Second, the handguards are no where CLOSE to fitting. I can't even bend them with force to make them line up.

    Any suggestions? I'm not happy right now, considering how much money I spent on these...I've already contacted Paul. Just waiting on a response.

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  16. malignity

    malignity The Hurt Locker

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    Random question: can I use the standard chain length with a 12T countershaft sprocket?

    Just realized its going to be a lot cheaper in the long run to replace a potential slider and front sprocket than to swap out a rear sprocket and order a new chain. Bike only has 1350 miles, so I have plenty of life left on things yet. I'd rather go the cheapest route first. :)
  17. lvscrvs

    lvscrvs Been here awhile

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    Yup, I had a FJR previously. I'm very fond of the tuning fork...... :clap

    Some of the items at the top of my needed/farkle list:
    - Exhaust Shield (can't find an aftermarket one... kinda surprised)
    - Manuals - Owners and Service (found the Owners online, but kinda like having a paper copy too)
    - Rear Rack (bigger than oem preferred... it's for a Wolfman Tailbag)
    - Side Racks (not sure which to get, love the Wolfmans, I have some Ortliebs to mount to them)
    - Handguards (Cycras look good... I like big coverage as I hate having cold hands)
    - Mirrors (probably end up with Doubletake, but open to others)
    - Right Rear Turnsignal - OEM.... (I might switch all 4 of these out, but maybe not... what ya got)

    PM me with what ya got.... :D

    Thanks,

    Brian
  18. TwilightZone

    TwilightZone Long timer

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    >"Random question: can I use the standard chain length with a 12T countershaft sprocket?"

    You should be able to go with a 13X47 sprocket on the stock chain.
    A Primary Drive sprocket is $20 from Rocky Mtn ATV.
  19. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day.

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    Yep and a slider is $50, a rear sprocket is the cheap way to go.
  20. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day.

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    Looks like they will be a whole lot closer if you roll the bars back in the clamp a little. IMHO But............I ain't never put on hand guards that I didn't have to put in a vise and "tweak".