Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. Oh2RideMore

    Oh2RideMore Long timer

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    I want more decent inmates to keep a pump stocked and ready to go out the door in case my pump craps out on the road. Please have boxed and ready to be dropped off at nearest ups/fed ex. I will keep said funds in savings ready for the moment. :rofl
  2. byron555

    byron555 Lame Duck Adventurer

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    Yeah, I found an 08 with four whole miles on it.... no joke, dealer left over. The 4 miles came from a parade, it's still at the dealer which means when it is bought it still has a year warranty on it, $4300, $4630 out the door (tax license)

    Still wondering... buy or not. Currently I own an xr650L and that is it.
    The misses may/will want me to sell the XR.... I am not sure I want to part with it yet.

    The bike is but a few hours away in Northern Wisconsin mfg date of 03/08
  3. byron555

    byron555 Lame Duck Adventurer

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    I'm looking into a WR, and the info about the pumps is good...

    I rode my dad's 08 wr and found it to be a fantastic bike (after re-tuning the suspension.... Previous owner really screwed it up)

    Any other issues? I mean really, tranny problems? heat problems, melted pistons, valves... you get the idea.

    I recommended the bike to my dad, put trackmaster II tires on it and a skidplate (bike came with protaper bars and barkbusters) the thing is just plain awesome.

    Good on road, great offroad... If the only real problem is the fuel pump on certain 08's (dad has an 02/08 with 3750 mi) that ain't too bad. XR's, ktm's, huskies, etc have much more involved problems than a pump
  4. zrider

    zrider Adventurer

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  5. byron555

    byron555 Lame Duck Adventurer

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    My Dad is a character... Dad: It's not that far.... (6pm) Me: it was a 120mi loop last year... Dad: I'm sure there is a shorter way (no planning) besides Gwinn will have better food... Me: OK, (I'm ready for an adventure now).

    After some delicious ribs and steak near Gwinn MI (It really was good food), now about 845pm and getting dark. Time to head back. I almost smoke a deer according to dad... he decides to lead instead, better headlight... I have the gps and some idea of how to use it. (oh and no trails at night just pavement, terrrain etc). My tripmeter hits 100 miles, I think to myself (back in the lead now, I've got the GPS, remember) shit, he's never going to make it. 102miles... Flashing lights and horn sounds from behind, Dad is out of gas.

    Dad parks the wr in the ditch, and hops on the bitch spot on my bike. Dad: "Byron you need to adjust the rear spring..this thing feels mushy"
    Me: Yeah it has 400lbs of dude on it... and I still have not adjusted it for my weight.

    My XR with Farkles is close to 400lbs... So 800lbs GVW heads out on 15-17psi of air. The handling of my bike was AWESOME. 8 miles later, I fill up 3 gallons in a 4 gallon tank, but the station is closing... like right now at 10pm. Well the cabin is only another 5 miles away.

    Dad: We can get the bike tomorrow.
    Me: Yeah, and I can buy the parts from your bike on Ebay in a week. We should get it now (truck and trailer)

    Total mileage: 115 miles, yup dad was right, the loop last year was longer, and yes there was better food in Gwinn.
  6. Krabill

    Krabill Long timer

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    Sounds like you two had a great adventure :clap . . . and your dad needs a bigger gas tank for his bike :lol3
  7. byron555

    byron555 Lame Duck Adventurer

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    he will always find a way to make it an adventure
  8. Cycle Sector

    Cycle Sector Aka Disco

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    I just picked up a WR250X. I know its very underpowered but its getting me around well, and I'm having a blast on it. Actually I already took it out to Street of Willow Springs two weeks ago and was tearing it up pretty good :D
  9. flatboarder

    flatboarder Been here awhile

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    A discussion that could last for hours and days.
    Actually at least the Europe model is not underpowered, but it requires to get used to it, since it does not perform as like typical thumpers (due to the short stroke high rev engine with a sound reminding more or less at street bikes). It seems underpowered when riding it for the first time. Once you get used to the engine characteristic you will find a way of keeping up and enjoying the power available, which is around 30HP peak at a total weight of 136kg. This is what you get. No more, no less. Anything else is just a matter of feelings.
    Kind regards, Phil
  10. GSBS

    GSBS FunHog

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    I'm wondering with all the discussion on this thread about the WR-R/X fuel pumps and possible failures, maybe a poll of ADVrider owners' experiences would be helpful. It would certainly not be scientific, but at least would give an idea of the percentage of folks on this board who've experienced issues and when their bikes were made. Problem is... I can't figure out how to set up the poll options.

    FWIW, my 2010 is pushing 6K miles with no mechanical issues whatsoever, and I wring its neck most of the time it's running.
  11. MiamiMotorcyclist

    MiamiMotorcyclist used to be -MiamiUly

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    It's not a poll but-
    http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=803090
  12. Krabill

    Krabill Long timer

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    New pump is installed and the bike runs great. Rode it to work this morning :clap
  13. bash3r

    bash3r I ain't no DingWeed

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  14. greer

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    Glad you're back up and running. New pump sound about like the old pump??

    Sarah
  15. Krabill

    Krabill Long timer

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    It has a little higher pitch to it like it is spinning faster than the old one. The old one sounded kind of anemic. The new one sounds good and strong.
  16. Oh2RideMore

    Oh2RideMore Long timer

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    October 16, 2007 - November 28, 2008
    4,125 units

    Need to look at my vin, but these are japan only models right? Gonna just keep riding my wr until problems occur. Finally ready to throw on a new rear tire for another round of SBR here in MO.
  17. GsVs

    GsVs Goin' Somewhere

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    A question for you guys that are replacing the fuel pump ...

    Are you also replacing the pump o-ring ??? :dunno
  18. Krabill

    Krabill Long timer

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    Nope. Just the pump.
  19. marty_uiuc

    marty_uiuc moran

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    i've got a 5/08 built wr-x with just under 6k miles... no problems yet.
  20. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Nah, lets just skip it:lol3 :lol3