Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. eakins

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    The BD/Rigid setup will never be DOT.
    If you need DOT buy the round one.

    I could be wrong but a BD or Rigid will probably throw the absolute most light as they are not held back by any DOT regs.

    @JNS Engineering might be able to comment on the 4 options & which beam pattern
    -Dually copies
    -Real Rigid Dually
    -Baja Designs
    -DOT round light.
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  2. advmgm

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    Decided to try the Moose Racing poly skidplate to see if it quiets down some of the reflected noise that I get now from the aluminum one on it.

    Now if it will just warm up so I can get it installed. 20200125_094905.jpg
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  3. bikeridermark

    bikeridermark Long timer Supporter

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    Hope that skid plate works to quiet it down.
  4. HardWorkingDog

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    Hope it helps. My solution....$.50 per pair earplugs :lol3
  5. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Long timer Supporter

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    I like mine. It also helps quiet the pings of rocks getting kicked off the front tire. It slides real nice across rocks and logs. It is not as sticky as aluminum. I had to carve a couple mm off one side of the oil drain hole. A razor knife made quick work of it.
  6. advmgm

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    Speaking of pings of rocks.
    My friend has an Africa Twin with a big heavy skid plate.
    The first time I rode it and a rock bounced off that thing it scared the hell out of me it was so LOUD.
    Sounded like someone ringing a church bell. Lol
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  7. advmgm

    advmgm Long timer

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    Thanks for that.
    Think I will do a trial fit on the bike then pull it off to do that adjustment.
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  8. mtntrails

    mtntrails Life is Short... Supporter

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    It will.
    My first WRR had a Flatland aluminum plate - the reflective noise was significant.
    My current one has the Moose plate - much quieter.
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  9. eduro

    eduro Been here awhile

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    Skid plate foam and bicycle tire tubes wrapped around the frame killed 100% of the noise for me... but then I started seeing more bears in the woods so left it noisy.

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  10. 71CJ5

    71CJ5 n00b

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    Thought I'd add to this thread with my 2018 WR. Just finished building it as an around town commuter and weekend explorer. My previous bike was a 2015 KTM 300 XCW, awesome for ripping the hills but not so great for casual exploring. I'll probably add a Reckless 40 setup in the future so I can do overnight trips but right now I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. I took it out for a brief spin yesterday and have nothing bad to say about the G2 throttle tamer combined with 13/48 gearing. More testing to come once the snow melts. The hard case on the back is a HF Apache 3500 on a Scaggs rack. 0118201543c.jpg 0125201118.jpg 0125201118_HDR.jpg
  11. Albe

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    Still learning my new-to-me WR. Looks like the PO did the factory lowering, correct?
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    If so, I want to undo it. I assume I just need to achieve some separation between the bottom of the rubber clicker and the top of the nut. What's the spec on that?
  12. woofer2609

    woofer2609 Less flow, more Gnar

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    You need to undo the nut and bolt that connects the suspension linkage to the "U" shaped clevis at the very bottom of the suspension shock. Then you simply turn the clevis out to extend the bike height.
  13. Albe

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    Thank you.
    How far out? Is there a "max" with a hard stop (or a stock spec) or do I risk having it fall off, like when I raised my mountain bike seat too high...?
  14. woofer2609

    woofer2609 Less flow, more Gnar

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    It will bottom out. Just use your hands, and after it bottoms out, thread it in for proper alignment with the linkage. Don't Hulkomaniac it, and you'll be fine.
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  15. eakins

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    It will make a huge sound difference!
    Night and day better.

    Tip: warm it up nicely before installing.
    Sit over top heater vents, warm up with a hair dryer etc.

    Install all bolts very loose, then tighten bit by bit on each bolt.

    Plastic plates always fit a little harder than fixed aluminum plates. They then heat up by the motor and mold.
  16. redCattledog

    redCattledog n00b

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    It won't bottom out. The shaft is completely threaded, the clevis can be removed. I am rebuilding a stock shock and removed the clevis. About 20 mm of thread showing above the clevis is stock on a 2019. Racetech recommends 10 mm of thread above the clevis.
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    As stated you can thread it completely off.
    Maybe someone has measured how much max thread can be exposed to help.you out.
  18. JNS Engineering

    JNS Engineering Been here awhile

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    The Baja Designs Squadron Pro is a flame thrower. However it’s no where near DOT compliant.

    If you need DOT get the round JNS kit. I promise it won’t disappoint.

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  19. Albe

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    Just for the sake of idiot proofiness, this is 20mm between top of clevis and bottom of rubber clicker, which includes 8mm taken up by the nut. Right?
    So full factory lowering (like my current pic below) is 12mm lower than stock and 2mm lower than Racetech recommendation. Am I understanding this right?

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