Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. Fulano

    Fulano Scooter Trash

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    Anyone here taken their WR down Baja? Any advise on prepping the bike other than rounding up the usual suspects? I know that premium gas can sometimes be a problem in the smaller pueblos, does the bike tolerant it well for a tankful or so?
  2. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Hmm. Any IMS users care to argue this point?
  3. USAIR

    USAIR picking and riding

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    Might turn into....He can't be a man 'cause he doesn't smoke the same cigarettes as me kinda thing.....:D

    Or Ford vs Chevy too :ear

    Fred
  4. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    I use whatever gas is available and never had a problem in about 10k miles. I keep mine out west and often end up in places that only pump 87. Never ridden in Baja, though.


  5. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    Yup. The only real necessity is a bigger fuel tank, or extra canisters that will give you a 200 mile range.

    The only issue I had was that about 4000 miles into a 5000 mile trip I wore out the chain and sprockets. That was MY fault, nothing to do with the WRR. I got so complacent with day after day of trouble free riding I stopped checking the basic things I'd normally check after a few hundred miles of day trips. My advice, depending on how far you're planning to travel of course, is to start with a fresh drive line and check the slack/clean and lube the chain regularly. The Baja sand & mud can really eat up a chain...

    As far as fuel: don't even give it another thought. The lower octane grade is all you'll find at about 90% of the Pemex stations and the WRR does just fine on it. And a couple times we used "private" gas sources (barrels on the side of the road) and again, no problems.

    Speaking of Safari vs. IMS tanks, I went with a Safari and really like it. I think it's worth the higher price--there's value in it's unique design & appearance--but there's nothing wrong with the IMS.
  6. simmons1

    simmons1 Long timer

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    I'll bite. I bought my bike used with a White Safari already on it. No issues with it except I wanted extra fuel capacity for some longer rides and traded my Safari for a Translucent 4.7 IMS to someone that was looking for a smaller tank.

    No question the fit and finish of the Safari is better than the IMS. Not something I typically worry about. I knew that when I made the trade. Other than that they both do what they are supposed to, hold gas, the IMS just holds more gas.

    My IMS tank holds 5.1 gallons has never leaked or done anything it is not supposed to do. For me the longer range makes the IMS better for my use than the Safari does.

    My previous experience with an IMS tank is on my KLR. The fit and finish of that tank is pretty bad as well. That said, I have almost 40,000 miles on the KLR IMS tank. It is faded and beat up from falls but continues to do what it is supposed to do, hold lots of gas.
  7. bxr140

    bxr140 Flame Bait

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    I have the small ims (no experience with the big one) and it works as advertised.
  8. Nice_Rumble

    Nice_Rumble Long timer

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    I use regular gas all the time.
  9. Earth Rider

    Earth Rider Long timer

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    I've seen worse. if just take out some "and"s and replace them with periods it would really help! it's hard to read a sentence that never ends.
  10. viper770

    viper770 Been here awhile

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    he he he yea ill work on that my grammer has always been horrable !
  11. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    spelling too:lol3
  12. viper770

    viper770 Been here awhile

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    love you to man i just cant win :1drink
  13. manfromthestix

    manfromthestix Lost in Space

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    Congratulations on your new WR! They are great bikes. The trails never look the same on video or still shots as they do in real life.

    My son is an aerobatic pilot and has been researching the VIRB. He's impressed with the quality and likes the idea of it having a view finder, unlike the GoPros. There are lots of fantastic videos out there taken by GP's, but he likes the additional functions the Garmin comes with. He teaches flying and a lot of the planes they use have Garmin "glass cockpits" (all digital, no analog dials etc.) and has nothing but praise for their quality and reliability. A fellow inmate has done a great thread testing his new VIRB:

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=932555

    Maybe one of these will be on my Christmas wish list too! :deal

    Doug
  14. Fulano

    Fulano Scooter Trash

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    Thanks all for the responses.
  15. USAIR

    USAIR picking and riding

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    Been watching Emmbeedee testing his Virb since he got the thing.
    I pulled the trigger on one yesterday.
    Can't wait to take it out.
    And hope to contribute to the Virb thread.

    Worked on the WR all day today can't wait to get my new bars and hand guards.

    Thanks
    Fred
  16. malignity

    malignity The Hurt Locker

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    Thought so, but wasn't sure. Thank you!
  17. Reeksy

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    Commuting just got a whole lot less interesting :cry
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  18. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    give it a month and all the clearing will be done.....with new tracks to play on :D

    ps whats the disk guard ?
  19. ParaMud

    ParaMud Been here awhile

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    Went for a ride with my future bro in law.

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    Slid out doing a fancy u turn.

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    He found some snowish.

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  20. CCCC

    CCCC Been here awhile

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    Hi guys
    I'm wanting to gear down my WR250R. The question is how much large rear sprocket can i fit without lengthing the chain or modifying anything.
    Thanks