Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. eduro

    eduro Been here awhile

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    Good question and it's what I've been asking myself lately. High RPM's are going to happen whether in first / second on the trails or pinned in 6th on the highway, plus it's a revvy bike, so better to just keep up on the maintenance and enjoy it for however long it lasts... sucks that it's discontinued because there's nothing else like it.
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  2. johnkol

    johnkol Been here awhile

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    That's the right attitude. Plus, being discontinued does not mean that parts are discontinued too; you will probably get bored with the bike long before parts run out.
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  3. JensEskildsen

    JensEskildsen Long timer

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    Sure, its just a hack job, that worked so good that I didnt bother to do it over and make it look nice =)
    If one would have acces to a welder, it would be pretty easy to cut the clutch arm, and extend it 10ish mm.


    I drilled the rivet out on the little movable arm the cable hooks up to, and bolted a piece of alu to this, then drilled a hole in the alu, and mounted the movable arm there with a bolt.
    I think i also bent the holder for the clutchcable (which sits just upstream, out of the picture) a tad to make it line up better. DSC_0262.JPG
  4. Aguaski

    Aguaski Been here awhile

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    Agreed. Earlier this year I sold my XT225, which Yamaha discontinued after 2007. Both Yamaha and the aftermarket did a fantastic job continuing to support parts and farkles for the XT225. I never had any issues finding replacements when I rarely needed them. I’d expect the WR250R to be a relevant bike for at least another 15 years, and maybe longer.
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  5. ridepjride

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    Yesterday's ride with my son. It had been awhile, so it was a great time together in ideal conditions. Afterwards, we bought a couple sets of take-off tires from the local Husky dealer (Motoexotica in Vacaville). Continental TKC-80 tires, brand new for $110 a set. Strikingly different feeling compared to worn-out Kendas. They have several sets available, and asked me to spread the word.
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  6. eduro

    eduro Been here awhile

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  7. NJ-Bill

    NJ-Bill Life is good Supporter

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    Let's be honest. The headlight on that CRF is nicer than the one on his WRR. :lol3
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  8. johnkol

    johnkol Been here awhile

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    On your way to Buck Island?
  9. ridepjride

    ridepjride Migrant

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    Correct location but didn’t go all the way due to time constraint. Turned around and headed back to Hwy 16. Looking west we could see water sprays at the mine. Reclamation work?
  10. johnkol

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    So the Hwy 16 entrance has been reopened, I presume you didn't go all the way to the west entrance of Reiff to see whether that gate is open?
  11. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    Sunday Squamish. Again off the limiter; in the air 20211011_032802.jpg IMG-20211010-WA0011.jpg
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  12. ridepjride

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    The "bridge" replacement across Cache Creek is under construction. In place are some wooden tracks. I assume it would be closed to traffic during the week while construction is in progress. We did not go further west than the 4-way intersection.

    Another favorite is Road 41, or Sand Creek Rd that goes from Ramsey to Arbuckle area, but it has been closed due to a slide (several years ago) just past the gate on the west end. I miss that loop. A few months ago we went around the west gate, looked it over and came back around the gate to be confronted by a lady who was upset we had trespassed (even though we had stayed on the county road). Last time I rode it was from the east end, which I assume is still open, but there was an in-line rut on the western slope that was so deep you could stand up in it.
  13. Adanac rider

    Adanac rider O.S.T.R. 62 Supporter

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  14. SS RICH

    SS RICH Been here awhile

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    Can anyone recommend a DOT approved plug and play relacment for my WR250R head light. I took some roost on my last ride with friends and shattered the glass. Looking for a better alternative. Any thoughts and recommendations would be appreciated. I was thinking a cheap repair for now would be some lexan in place of the current glass until I can get a replacement. The oem lamp is 200 plus dollars
    I would love to hear what the thoughts are. Thanks
    Rich
  15. simmons1

    simmons1 Long timer

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    Baja Designs used to sell a plug and play replacement that was a lot more affordable

    Edit I just checked they may only sell LED stuff now..
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  17. rizzo27

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    Looks a lot like the ebay lights I got for my van! Lol...

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  18. SS RICH

    SS RICH Been here awhile

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    Similar look, yes but how they mount in the housing is different. They got me by the gonads on this one.
    It’s at best a 30 dollar lamp housing without the H4 light filament
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  19. johnkol

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    What I had heard was that the Indian tribes had bought all this land and closed the gate; it's safe to say that it will not open again.
  20. johnkol

    johnkol Been here awhile

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    If you just want a headlight cover, Parabellum makes one specifically for the WRR.
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