Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. BDKW1

    BDKW1 KL"X" not "R"

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    Any smog crap on it?








    Not that I would ever do such an eviromentaly unfriendly thing.......
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  2. strongbad

    strongbad Been here awhile

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    Thanks for checking, NoVector. I didn't think there was one for the 49-state model, but thought there might be for the CA model.
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  3. Sock Monkey

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    There is. There's a cat converter in the gigantic muffler (honeycomb type, according to the docs), and there's an air injection system as well (can't see where that is, but haven't looked too close). I don't see a "charcoal cannister" as can be found on other bikes, which is the only other anti-smog type device that I can think of that might be lurking around. :dunno

    -NoVector
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  4. Mulekick

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    You got the only one out that sucks....You know that right????


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  5. DoctorIt

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    Great writeups guys, I totally want one!
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  6. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    The passenger pegs, the helmet lock come to mind. Then put on a "real" skid plate and a good set of handguards and you're right back to the where you started. Still better than doing nothing and ending up heavier.
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  7. Sock Monkey

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    I was just out in the garage dinkin' around, getting the new beastie set up for some ridin' this weekend, and came across the following:

    1) Forks were 1 click different from each other for both compression and rebound. I realize that's a PDI thing, but you all might want to check to make sure the tech got yours right. 1 click probably won't matter much, but 2+ might.

    2) Sag was right on the money at 10% (about 1"), so my bike came set up for a 190lb rider. :eek1

    3) I found the charcoal cannister. It's at the front of the engine, behind the front-facing part of the (cheesy) skid plate. Since it's very low, and forward, I'll likely leave it alone....for now....:evil

    All for now. All set to get her dirty this weekend....:clap

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  8. Sock Monkey

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    What's interesting is I read yet another review of the WRR today, and the reviewer stated that he was told by Yamaha that the ECU could compensate for an aftermarket pipe without EXUP support. I'm not sure how that's possible without a closed circuit, unless the EXUP has very little impact on emissions, and just effects low-end power? :dunno

    -NoVector
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  9. Sock Monkey

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    Exactly! :thumb

    If you want to see just how "timely" this little beast can go, check out Akira putting it through it's paces on the track! :eek1 :eek1

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=wID5IeCc3Xs&feature=related

    Not bad for a bike that can go 26k miles between valve checks....

    Congrats on your purchase. :clap We all want pics, because we all want to see how a WRR that sucks looks compared to the others.... :lol3

    :hide

    -NoVector
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  10. cwthewhale

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    Glad to here your favorable 1st impressions! I am picking up my wr r tomorrow. Can hardly wait! Feel similar to your views about wanting "simple", low maintenence fun bike. I'm installing a renthal bar and bark busters, and going riding! I will post my impressions soon!
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  11. Gargoyle

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    Great pics and posts, thank you! Can't wait to pick mine up this week.
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  12. Reposado1800

    Reposado1800 Juicy J fan!

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    It looks like an aftermarket tail rack is going to require drilling through the rear fender and mount to the cross braces underneath. I could see one of those Turbo City units with a grill on top and bag mounts on each side. Maybe spars going down to the buddy peg mounts. It would give a great spot on the side to hang an extra fuel jug!
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  13. velosprocket

    velosprocket Been here awhile

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    Keep the info coming guys! I'm searching hi and low for DRZ400e (plated), but this might do the trick. Altitude might zap the 250 though....?

    Is it possible to get a level, side photo of the bike? It does look good in your pic's, better than the Yamaha website, that's for sure!
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  14. montesa_vr

    montesa_vr Legend in his own mind

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    There's no substitute for cubic inches, but if your riding involves a lot of change in altitude the fuel injection of the WR250R might offset a lot of the displacement advantage of the DRZ.
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  15. Sock Monkey

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    As Montesa said, provided the WRR's EFI is doing it's thing, it may actually outperform the 400 across a wide altitude range. :dunno

    I'll try this weekend when I take her out and get her dirty(er).....:D

    -NoVector
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  16. Max Dongo

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    There aren't going to be many of these around. We are a pretty good size dealer and we've been cut back to 2 from the 8 we ordered. Last one was on the floor 36 hours, and we just got the new one in.
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  17. Gargoyle

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    My dealer was allocated only one ... and I grabbed it before it hit the floor :-) rode it home today. Can't wait to put on some miles this weekend.

    My dealer is really purplexed with the allocation given the volume of Yamaha bikes, quads and sleds they do each year.
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  18. Sock Monkey

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    Congrats on the purchase! I think you're going to be pleasantly surprised by this "little" bike. I think it was Nachtflug who said in another thread that his dealer (who's been around the block a time or two) told him not to think of this bike as a 250, and I think that sums it up perfectly. This bike doesn't feel like any 250 dualsport bike that I've ever ridden....it feels more like my old DRZ 400 (minus the weight, which is odd because my old DRZ was the "E" model, which actually weighed less than this 250...:dunno).


    This whole thing about dealers getting their allocation reduced is odd. I wonder if this is an exchange rate issue. With the dollar being as weak as it is, maybe Yamaha feels there is enough demand in other countries that they can sell all they can make elsewhere and end up with more Yen in their pockets....:confused. This is the same dynamic that is causing BMW to delay delivery (by nearly 8 months!) of their hot new GS800 into the US, so maybe it's the same now with the new Yammie.

    -NoVector
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  19. montesa_vr

    montesa_vr Legend in his own mind

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    That's very interesting about the BMW. I couldn't understand why they would display a production motorcycle at the Cycle World show in February but not sell it until September. Another possible explanation for the Yamaha is that dealers simply ordered more WR250Rs than Yamaha produced. That happened in the first year of Suzuki's SV650.
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  20. MiamiMotorcyclist

    MiamiMotorcyclist used to be -MiamiUly

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    You guys are killing me.

    I went and sat on one yesterday, it had already been lowered because someone wanted it but he couldn't fit even at the low setting.

    Now your telling me they won't be around.

    I already have two bikes and can't commit to getting rid of one for this bike....yet.

    Even thought of financing but don't deserve 3 bikes at this point.

    Maybe the scarcity will make up my mind for me.
    There will be more next year.....dunno, that wr is stuck in my head now.
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