Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Soo, I gotta ask since I'm thinking about which tank to get this winter. The Safari is sooo much more expensive than either size IMS, I just wonder why its so popular? Is there something it does that much better or is it that 3.7gal vs 3.1 or 4.7 (with the IMS) is just the perfect compromise? I can't find much of anything negative about IMS, so I doubt its build quality, but maybe it is? Just curious if there's something I'm missing?

    thanks
  2. USAIR

    USAIR picking and riding

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    Good question I like to know too.
    Fred
  3. USAIR

    USAIR picking and riding

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    Ok another thing I'm not sure about.. o really need to read the manual.
    I think it's done with speed odo computer.

    Fred
  4. ba_

    ba_ Long timer

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    I liked the looks and the design of the Safari better than the IMS tanks

    I bought mine from justgastanks.com last year the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday). They were running a 25% promo... maybe they'll do it again

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  5. USAIR

    USAIR picking and riding

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    Oh oh someone hide my Discover card.....
  6. viper770

    viper770 Been here awhile

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    lol the safaritanks are very sturdy i seen them being dropped on all the time and i have never seen one leak they are a very good quality tank if you want to go cheap fine get the ims but dont go crying on here when weird stuff starts happening lol you get what you pay for and the safari tanks fit alot better than the ims and one thing that surprised me is when my tank is half full or even less i dont feel the gas moving around which i for sure would happen and it will use up all the gas as well there none left over when i run it completly out lol and i think they look alot better as well sorry about my grammer i know it sucks lol
  7. gjcarving

    gjcarving Been here awhile

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    I am going to be picking one of these bikes up, and will be adding a Safari. I know the clear has it's advantages as you can always see the gas. But, I really like the look with the blue one. I know looks don't matter on these bikes and I know this bike will get it's fair share of battle scars. Just wondering does the clear really matter after you know the range of your new tank and can just use the ODO or look in the tank. Thanks.
  8. viper770

    viper770 Been here awhile

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    the clear ones and white ones will turn yellow and end up making your bike look 10 years older than what it really is best go with black or blue unless you just have to see the mount of gas you have left in your tank i carry a extra msr bottle just in case i run out of gas i usally get around 250 miles to a tank of gas some time higher depending if i behave or not lol
  9. ADWrider

    ADWrider AKA Acorn27

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    Ever hear of problems with the pickups in the wings of the big Safari tank?
  10. viper770

    viper770 Been here awhile

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    no i have not i know mine work great no complants
  11. TexaNate

    TexaNate Been here awhile

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    In theory (and in practice, as far as I can tell), you shouldn't need to change the Power Programmer settings when the temperature/altitude changes since the stock EFI will adjust the mixture for you.

    Even with the FMF programmer installed, the EFI beneath is still tweaking the mixture according to temperature, air pressure (altitude), etc. The FMF only adds fuel to the baseline amount calculated by the EFI.

    I run the same settings from 40F up past 100F. EFI is nice!
  12. viper770

    viper770 Been here awhile

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    dont mess with it it will take care of its self
  13. Reeksy

    Reeksy high state of hiatus

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    I got this tip from the following install thread:

    http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/t7804-safari-37-install-with-pics-cal-model

    I moved it down as low as the attached wire allows it to go and when I put 1.5 litres of fuel in to the tank upon fitment the light came on. That's enough for me to know i've got at least 30 km range with the light on.

  14. Reeksy

    Reeksy high state of hiatus

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    Some of the inveterate fiddlers have added weights to end of the lines in order to make sure the lines stay down as low as possible in the wings. I looked to see if it's worth doing this when I fitted mine ... my conclusion was that there's no way those lines are going anywhere.

  15. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer

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  16. 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?
  17. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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

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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
  19. 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.


  20. 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.