Yamaha WR250R Threadfest

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by gjcarving, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. alvincullumyork

    alvincullumyork Ol Two Flags Supporter

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    Yeah I gots to agree with the small child on this one. The 790 can be made to look not bad but the T7 actually looks pretty great. The prototype/concept T7 looks down right cool.
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  2. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Sloppy 300 rider Supporter

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  3. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck Supporter

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    ‘Great’ isn’t the word use. But it’s way better than the 790.

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  4. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Sloppy 300 rider Supporter

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    I am not buying one because I am going to wait for the T5.


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  5. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    Fuck the 790. The fork springs are too big and bind in the tubes. Suspension guy says "they're all like that - made in China"

    I knew it felt hinky.
    I feel for my buddy who's spent a ton of cash trying to remedy all of the factory shortcomings, but it's a daunting task
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  6. Plebeian

    Plebeian Scruffy-Looking Nerf Herder Supporter

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    I have looped the Whirrrrrrr multiple times. "When in doubt, throttle out" is questionable advice. At best...

    Key is to loop it bad enough to miss the rear fender, but not sooooo bad that it hits handlebars first. :deal The comfy couch seat just soaks it all up. All of my damage is from side drops and front impacts. And one hole, through multiple components, from being lanced on the TFH. My jousting career is off to an 0-1 start...
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  7. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck Supporter

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  8. CDN Rick

    CDN Rick Canoodia Eh?

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    Heck of a lot better than this abomination.. :puke1

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    And this one...

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  9. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck Supporter

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  10. Plebeian

    Plebeian Scruffy-Looking Nerf Herder Supporter

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    I have no words for the top one. The bottom one looks like they tried to please too many ADVers....
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  11. CDN Rick

    CDN Rick Canoodia Eh?

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  12. Plebeian

    Plebeian Scruffy-Looking Nerf Herder Supporter

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    I like the "apparent" concept behind the T7. Not compromising, and trying to end up with a low seat height, leads me to believe that they shot for some decent off road chops. I like the simplicity of less electronics than the competition, which may result in a lower price. I like the nature of the motor. Maybe not the most punch out there, but it is claimed that all-day freeway rides will be handled with ease and low vibration. It all sounds pretty good to me, but I don't need the extra power that comes with all that weight. The Whirrrrrrr is as heavy a bike as I'd ever be interested in.
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  13. Elle2Konsai

    Elle2Konsai Been here awhile

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    That katoom SM looks like it's wearing a plague doctor mask. The resemblance is striking.

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    Which leads us to the question of what the 3 ugliest motorcycles in production are?
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  14. OCLandspeeder

    OCLandspeeder Been here awhile

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    It looks that way because the Dakar bikes look that way. The top of the fairing is designed to house the navigation instruments, etc. as well as provide protection. The seat is flat and narrow to allow riders to stand/move back and forth while standing or sitting depending on terrain needs. Basically they have functional reasons for the look and none of it is for beauty. But along with the function comes the beauty of the function.

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    Below is the Ducati Desert Sled. If there's a bike that's purely a slave to fashion, this is one of them. It has the hardware to go off road. But the aesthetics define the rest of its function, especially the rider to bike interface. Zero area to mount a GPS. Short seat. Small tank. Low slung exhaust. front fender that doesn't protect the front of the bike. Seat shape that locks a rider in place. This is the OLD way of building an off road bike when all they had were street bikes to convert to something dirt worthy. The Scrambler.
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    From the Scrambler was born the Dual Sport. A bike purpose built to go off road and conquer Baja, single tracks, etc. Just like the Dakar bikes, pure function.
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  15. CDN Rick

    CDN Rick Canoodia Eh?

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    I guess it's subjective eh....
    But my opinion?
    KTM 790
    Any of the stepseat UJM's of the 80's... Think GS650L and the like....
    BMW 1150GS..
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  16. CDN Rick

    CDN Rick Canoodia Eh?

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    Thanks for the history lesson...
    Yer new around here eh????
    Got a dog???
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  17. simmons1

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    Sat on one at the IMS Bike Show. They haven't delivered any in the US yet. Early reports from where they are out are pretty positive except for the suspension. Being a lard ass, I know going in that any thing I buy needs springs and valving. Curb wet is supposed to be around 450, before adding anything. Compared to the S10 and AT it is big weight savings. My KLR as oufitted with the big IMS tank full of gas comes in at about 460.
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  18. simmons1

    simmons1 Long timer

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    MSRP is $9999. Which looking at what else is out there is a bargain.
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  19. OCLandspeeder

    OCLandspeeder Been here awhile

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    I thought you needed to understand why the T700 was styled that way. It's ok if you think it's ugly.
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  20. CDN Rick

    CDN Rick Canoodia Eh?

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    So you don't have a dog?