Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. byron555

    byron555 Lame Duck Adventurer

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    he will always find a way to make it an adventure
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. Krabill

    Krabill Long timer

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

    bash3r I ain't no DingWeed

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  10. greer

    greer Long timer

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

    Sarah
  11. 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.
  12. Oh2RideMore

    Oh2RideMore Long timer

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    WR250R WR250X
    DG15J-000089 ~ DG15J-004274
    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.
  13. 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
  14. Krabill

    Krabill Long timer

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    Nope. Just the pump.
  15. 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.
  16. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Nah, lets just skip it:lol3 :lol3
  17. Chadx

    Chadx my toot toot

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    No. Nothing significant was changed.
  18. Chadx

    Chadx my toot toot

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    What are your concerns regarding what the XR can do that the WR can not? Or is it more of an intangible sentimental attachment? (which is valid. I'm just asking so maybe we can address any concerns). I know you've already done a fair amount of research and posted some questions here previously, so if there is anything else we can do to push you over the cliff...er...I mean, help you take that last step, just let us know! :lol3

    Really, though, you are the one that has to be satisfied with the bike. You can already guess most of our opinions. Take your dad's bike (or someone elses if it's too far away) for another spin, particularly in a manner that covers some of your concern areas, and let that help make your decision.
  19. bash3r

    bash3r I ain't no DingWeed

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    The WR is so the go ANYWHERE bike.. even to a hog meat & greet.. I had to stop by and see what the hooplah was about.. well it was chrome, beer and bikinis.. went inside to see if they had a one dual sport bike.. nope.. not one. Not even a KLR or DRZ or Vstrom. Maybe they moved them to the back so they wouldn't look like posers..

    but I think the big orange building defines their allegiance... boy did I get some dirty looks.. :rofl

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  20. SheWolf

    SheWolf Under Your Bed

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    My Monster made it into Yamaha Canada's newest dirtbike poster!!:clap

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