Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. vanislejay

    vanislejay Been here awhile

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    Tabarnac man, I've had a close call like that, it's dang scary.
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  2. coresports

    coresports DS4Life

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    Always a good reminder this time of year to be extra careful! Mine wasnt super close but they usually dont run solo either.
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  3. NJ-Bill

    NJ-Bill Life is good Supporter

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    Day 3 (of 3) riding the Pine Barrens 500. On day 1 we had six riders in our group. There were two of us on WRRs and four friends on other bikes. Today, it was just two of us left... on WRRs... just sayin. :1drink IMG_20211017_113810528.jpg
  4. coresports

    coresports DS4Life

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    That sounds about right! Looks like a lot of fun!

    QUOTE="NJ-Bill, post: 43163219, member: 15009"]Day 3 (of 3) riding the Pine Barrens 500. On day 1 we had six riders in our group. There were two of us on WRRs and four friends on other bikes. Today, it was just two of us left... on WRRs... just sayin. :1drink View attachment 3248611 [/QUOTE]
  5. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this! Super Supporter

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    Afternoon guys.
    My son just got a ‘18 YZ250F. Bought it for a steal ($2200) and we are sorting it out. Very similar to the WR so I thought I would ask here.

    It smokes just a bit on startup but clears out within a minute or so. We have been told this is normal. We are under the belief it is fueling and we are just riding it. No oil consumption to note so far.

    I plan to help him check valve clearance mid November when I can stabilize in NC.

    thoughts?
  6. crazyal

    crazyal God save the triple Supporter

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    Welcome, actually the F series bikes are very different the the R’s. Complete different motor more power but shorter maintenance intervals. Lots more others will chime in with I’m sure.
    As for smoke here my shortcut, blue smoke is oil, black smoke is excessive fuel. I’m sure there are exceptions. Regardless glad you have a kid to go ride with enjoy the hell out whatever it is!
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  7. coresports

    coresports DS4Life

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    +1 on crazyal's post.
    Ring(s) are a usual suspect with smoking, which is not normal in my opinion. My WRR (different motor) has never smoked at startup or running since I bought it in 2008. Maybe check the plug in the mean time for a clue. Good luck and riding with my son has been some of the best riding ive ever done!

  8. cedric

    cedric Been here awhile

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    Blue smoke on startup that goes away usually indicates valve seals. Relatively cheap fix.
  9. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    Tamihi Creek with Dan The Punisher Sunday. Good times!
  10. Adanac rider

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

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    There looks to be a bit of an elevation change , :yikes
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  11. SS RICH

    SS RICH Been here awhile

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    I love the Jersey pine barrens and hope to do the ride next year.
    Looks super fun. Where does everyone stay between each days riding ? Atsion camp ground and hotels I would guess ?
  12. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    Those are dirtbike trails. The WR will do it, but it's not ideal. Dan's Husky 350 was awesome here
  13. Adanac rider

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

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    I'd like to have a Husky or KTM 350 but I'm not ready to give up the WRR's wide range of D/P capabilities ... yet .
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  14. Cromoth

    Cromoth fan of the magic carpet ride

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    try tire iron.
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  15. ColumboNH

    ColumboNH Been here awhile

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    ^^^ That’s clever!!
  16. rubberband

    rubberband Will ride for tacos

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    Bueller? Bueller? … anyone?
  17. coresports

    coresports DS4Life

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    I will second that! I am firmly in the one bike camp. My WRR takes me anywhere I want to go and most importantly, gets me home every time. On the street or in the dirt 12+ yrs running. Love my WRR!
  18. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Long timer Supporter

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    The WR has a lot of extra electricity.
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  19. Tiger993

    Tiger993 Been here awhile

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    I don't have lights on the WR but I do power a heated jacket (90 watts IIRC) and USB power for phone/nav. I doubt you're going to ever run out of electrical power on the WR. (See this post: https://advrider.com/f/threads/battery-charging-running-heated-gear.1025244/#post-25563443).

    While I don't have aux lights on the WR, I do have them on another bike and for that one I went with Baja Designs Squadron R Sport round LED's. Built like a tank and while they aren't cheap, they are not the price of some other brands.
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  20. rubberband

    rubberband Will ride for tacos

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    Did you just replace the main headlight, or run this additionally? Thank for the reply to you and Yinzer