Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. pfy50

    pfy50 Professional nOOb

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    Hey Cowgirl,
    Glad it worked out. Within a week of getting my new bike in April I had lost my set on one key ring; luckly I had put the spare key on a separate key ring as backup. So I got 2 more blanks and made more copies and placed them in strategic locations just in case.
  2. bash3r

    bash3r 790ADVR

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    Thanks HF, I have a ride coming up in 9 days so I'm going to keep an eye on it, I'll probably switch oil back and just see.. just for the heck of it, kinda curious how it reacts.

    I'll keep you posted .... for sure! :deal

    Yea we had a great ride, BigDog's a class act...a good friend indeed! getting to know Sam was awesome too, and to hear how he's been re-routing sections of the TAT. He's retired and very passionate about re-routing a few different sections of the TAT, both east & west. Anyone who's gonna ride it, make sure you look for the new routes, I know TN and MS are done, I rode some of both of them while down there.. we are going to get another ride in after it cools down!!
  3. ADVCoop

    ADVCoop Long timer

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    I commute everyday on my WRR. It does 70-75 easily with my 215#'s on it. I generally ride in the 60's though because that grants me better mpg and I am chea...errr...frugal and like to get the best mpg I can while commuting :D .
  4. jglow

    jglow Two wheeled traveler

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    Sounds like a plan :thumb. Maybe I'll get in on some of the new Eastern TAT sections with you in the fall :evil?


    Jordan
  5. DougZ73

    DougZ73 Fading off.........

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    I am potentially having some chain slider issues, and currently have a 12T front sprocket. I of course have always been on the side that its a chain maintainance issue/ slack issue, when the slider gets worn. I keep my chains very clean, and always have plenty of slack.

    Now that I have the 300 EXC for a dedicated woods bike, I have started doing longer dual sport type rides. After last one, about 90 miles, I noticed what I thought was drops of chain lube. BUT, they also looked very much like little specs of worn plastic. I inspected the slider and saw it was a little more worn that usual. I am gonna pull off and get a better look.

    13/43(stock) = 3.31
    12/45 = 3.75 (now)
    13/45 = 3.46

    I had gone to a 12T in front for more grunt, and then as I started getting faster, I wanted 2nd gear to have more grunt and more " loft the front wheel" ability, so I went to the 45 rear. This was important, since I did not wanna buy a new chain as well.

    Now, I am thinking about going back to a 13T front, but keep the 45T rear.
    Question: Will it fit with stock length chain( probably slightly worn)???
  6. Sewerat

    Sewerat Cert. bike whore

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    I'm running a 13/47 with a 110 chain. It's adjusted about 3 hash marks into the marks so close to the frame. I'd think you should be fine with 13/45. I can fit 12,13,14 all on no problem.
  7. Rider_WV

    Rider_WV Long timer

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    13/43 is stock so 13/45 on a stock length chain, especially a used one, shouldnt be an issue at all.
  8. DougZ73

    DougZ73 Fading off.........

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    OK, thanks guys. Looks like the stock 13 might be going back on. :thumb
  9. bash3r

    bash3r 790ADVR

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    I"m 10K+ miles and still on first chain slider... I run 13/47 + 110 chain and thus far haven't wore through or come close yet... I know some are on their 3rd and 4th!
  10. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Agree on 13/47, not that you need it :D but I run 112 links...still on the first slider, a few grooves on it, but nothing serious.

    I do the HF method (thank you) for adjusting.

    Good to remind once in a while--I forget the gearing, and have to look.
  11. yaw

    yaw lost

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    I've run a 13/48 112 link for the last 14,000 miles (primary drive). Only noticed a bit of wear on the slider after I hit the white rim trial in Moab. Thinking I'm getting close to replacing both the chain and the sprockets though both still look good. Did about 7,000 miles total from Oregon in April and May. The bike ran, and ran. Many 70-75mph days on the highway. A bunch of dirt thrown in. I averaged 300 miles a day overall. It is the bike that just goes. No complaints.:cry
  12. Grinder

    Grinder Wrong way 'round

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    A few months ago I busted my headlight and the stock replacement unit from Yamaha is ~$230. Too rich considering....

    I wanted to replace the lens because if I ever sold the bike I'd need to do that anyway, and I don't ride too much at night anyway. The 8" race lights are tempting, but I might have something up my sleeve later...


    Regardless I looked for another source for the lens. I saw a few old posts on TT that indicated the Baja Designs diablo rally light replacement lens fit, but it wasn't really clear if it did or not.

    [​IMG]

    I ordered part number 60-0002. It fits perfectly and at $40 the price is hard to beat. It is also a pound lighter than the stock one.

    Just as a side note: You don't need the mounting tabs or anything like that. There is nothing to adapt or modify. There is a parking light, but I chose to do nothing with the wires for now. I might hook it up or put in a rubber plug...

    Hope this helps someone out later. Cheers.
  13. TrailDust&SaddleLthr

    TrailDust&SaddleLthr Been here awhile

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    You are not missing anything... mine is the same... 2 holes, nothing attached to those... on the right of it is a small piece of aluminum foil... looks like the oversized edge of the tank shield mat, but nothing is missing on your bike when compared to mine.
  14. TrailDust&SaddleLthr

    TrailDust&SaddleLthr Been here awhile

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    Both my Zeta levers were installed by the dealership mechanic... OEM boot was removed on the brake side and there was never any on the clutch side. Neither of my Zeta levers have rubber booties over them... I don't think they are needed... either way, I am not missing them! :D

    I don't know why you should be upset about not seeing those $8.95 DRC levers before purchasing the Zetas... there is a reason why the Zetas are $40.00 more... apples and oranges! You got the good ones... be happy! :clap:D
  15. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    What fuel mileage are you getting ?
  16. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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    Similar usage, i get 45-50mpg riding at 70-75mph. 60-65mph nets 50-55mpg, 45-55mph nets 65+mpg if not ridden too aggressively.

    As far as covering the zeta levers, the boots will stretch and fit. Mine did on the first bike anyways. Im just as happy with the plain cheap short drc levers though.
  17. DougZ73

    DougZ73 Fading off.........

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    I'll tell you what, I think I am rediscovering the WRR. Since I got the KTM, I have stopped riding the WRR on tight single track. Instead, I have been using it for a fun run around bike, able to do pavement or dirt. The last two nights, I have been using it for the TOR( Tag O Rama) games in the NE section of the regional forums.

    For regular hard riding, and with hydration/back pack, I put on almost 30 lbs of gear. For the fun running around, and planning little dirt routes to get too and from the TAG's, I am squidding it a bit and riding in jeans, work boots, t shirt and of course DS helmet and gloves. I feel so free and giddy scooting down the roads, kicking out the back end, and just cruising along.

    Now if I could just find a tire that would work well in sand AND work well on pavment, I'd ride it all the time. :clap
  18. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    I hear you Doug. During this hot spell, I have been riding around in jeans, a mesh armored jacket, Lee Parks deer-skin gloves and of course a helmet. If riding more than a few dozen kilometers / minutes, I wear Gaerne Oiled Balanced boots.

    After all these years of ATTGATT, the weird thing is I almost feel guilty when not wearing all the gear. But it sure is nice to "go naked" sometimes.

    I still cringe when I see a sportbike rider with his T shirt blowing up around his neck, and white sneakers pointing at the road like penguin flippers. Even worse when there is a pretty young woman on the back with exposed skin that would end up left on the road should something happen.

    You're seeking the Holy Grail too, eh? Please let us know when you find it.
  19. DougZ73

    DougZ73 Fading off.........

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    Yeah, I am not pushing lack of gear or anything like that, but since I am riding mostly dirt roads, and I accept the minor potential risk of injury. It is a lot safer on the dirt roads, than trying to race my friends over whooped out trails between 24" spaced trees. :lol3

    But I know what you mean..I have some guilt feeling in the back of my head too.

    as far as tire, I agree that is the holy grail. :D
  20. Sewerat

    Sewerat Cert. bike whore

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    I'm telling ya go try or at least look at a kenda trackmaster 2. Cheap enough tire dot approved and lasts 5000kms on the street with no problem. Now I don't like the front trackmaster