Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. greenboy 667

    greenboy 667 Keep your bloatocycle - I want a PR7!

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    Dealer did NOT know me but ordered the stator when requested, called me when it was in, not much of a wait either...
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  2. Jollyrogers

    Jollyrogers Long timer

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    I didn’t think it was SOP. Yea, I’m not all that happy about it, but think I’d like to have it done. So it’ll be outta pocket for a few days in February ::shrug:: They are my closest yamaha dealer I think. I’ll survive with two other bikes to ride.
  3. BluePill

    BluePill AARP Slacker

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    Same here.

    Smart dealer. He got a new bike sale from me the following year.
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  4. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    Same here they ordered the stator then called me to come in and gave all a free oil and filter change
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  5. davidp14

    davidp14 Been here awhile

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    My dealer had a couple of stators in stock. He said he'd been getting so many in that they just tried to keep them in stock. I dropped the bike off Saturday and picked it up Tuesday.
  6. simmons1

    simmons1 Long timer

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    The local dealer that did mine checked the VIN number and then ordered the stator. When it came in I rode to the shop and they changed it while I waited.
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  7. rsteiger

    rsteiger Bob

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    They should be able to order the parts without hanging on to your bike.

    For my 2012 my dealer ordered the parts and called me when the parts arrived so I could bring in the bike at that time. I have a pretty good relationship with that dealer and have done a lot of business with them in the past. In fact they called me and told me there was recall coming and they would order the parts and tell me when to birn g the bike in. Probably took them about 2 months to get the parts but that was very early in the recall so I imagine there was a lot of demand for the parts at that time. Probably has settled down a bit now.

    Technically they are probably right about the stop ride since the failure could lead to the engine stopping without warning and that is fairly high up on the FMVSS recall criteria.

    I would probably ask them how long to get the parts in and if it is only a couple of days I would probably just drop the bike off and let them have at it. If they say it will be weeks then I would tell them I will hang on to the bike until the parts come in. They probably will appreciate that since it means they don't have to store your bike and they did their 'lawyer' part by informing you it was a stop ride recall.
  8. ACR

    ACR 50,397

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    Rode 1,600 kms into a different province and had the dealer in my hometown swap the stator. I phoned them before the trip, explained the idea, turns out they had a kit waiting to be installed in one of their showroom WRR's. Said they would use that kit on my bike, and order another one for the steed in the showroom.

    Dropped off bike in the morning, picked up at closing. They had to do some wiring mod as I have a different regulator, not a problem. Looking back, I think they charged for the fresh oil but the memory is foggy.

    Premier Yamaha Powersports in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario. Awesome dealer.
  9. ACR

    ACR 50,397

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    Winter maintenance is beginning early this season, transferring from the polar cave to the heated shop, courtesy of.. the workplace.

    The weather has been wicked this winter. She's sat since last ride in November, days and nights of -35, no trickle charger. The temperature was -18 when this picture was taken, almost did not fire. After going to retrieve the tool bags and laying them on her backside with plans to remove the battery, I decided to try the magic button once more. She fired up, purred at high idle for what seemed like 5-7 minutes, and then idle came down and all was well in WR land.

    Looking forward to finding new places to camp, exploring new territory, and hopefully some Alberta/BC autumn mountain riding.

    [​IMG]

    1st gear engine braking is FUN on snow!
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  10. mo_rider

    mo_rider Grrrrrrr

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    For anyone who cares. Mineral spirits worked fine but I'll probably just use kerosene next time. Cheaper.
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  11. jsat

    jsat Adventurer

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    Hey, got the new-to-me WRR! All I think I really need at this point is switched power so I can plug my phone/GPS (so far my preferred method of nav., etc.). Coming from a DR, it was a simple clip up front that provided power (even had another one by the battery).

    Any thoughts here? Thanks!

    Oh, and maybe a 2nd or 3rd key to hide. These are things I've learned about myself I need to address…
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  12. Migyver

    Migyver Adventurer

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    Chain bath: mineral spirits, kerosene or other?
  13. mo_rider

    mo_rider Grrrrrrr

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    My vote is kerosene. It's cheaper than mineral spirits and from what I read, just as effective. Easy on orings as long as you don't soak it for days.
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  14. ACR

    ACR 50,397

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    You must feed us pictures of your new-to-you WRR..
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  15. BarryB

    BarryB Been here awhile

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    I’m not a WRR owner yet. Does anyone know how many watts the alternator puts out? Enough for heated grips and a UPS charger? TIA
  16. Stillwater97

    Stillwater97 Been here awhile

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    enough to run everything and more 350 wt if i recall
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  17. Blakduk

    Blakduk Just trying to get by.

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    Ok. Probably right.

    I've opened up the top of the airbox properly. Not just locked the flapper open. Chopped most of it out and taken out the related equipment too. This is the only mod I've noticed that has significantly changed the power enough that I can notice it riding from before/after and say with any honesty. But at this time I also installed a BoosterPlug, which enrichens the mixture, as it is fairly commonly agreed upon that opening the airbox will cause these lean running motors to run more lean. (Too lean). The air intake noise is nicer!!

    I like the gearing at the moment, so will leave it alone, but can see that one tooth smaller on the front sprocket would assist in some instances.

    I've put on the FMF pipe. This means that the EXUP is disconnected, as the EXUP is on the OEM pipe, not the header. It also means you have to unplug the O2 sensor which is also on the rear part of the OEM pipe. The FMF pipe does not come with a location for the O2 sensor plug.

    Note: You can disconnect the O2 sensor without any engine warning lights, the ECU just assumes to make the mixture as rich as possible, but disconnecting the EXUP plug, (not just the cables for the exhaust flapper valve) requires a small aftermarket plug-in thingy to trick the ECU into thinking everything is ok and not showing an engine warning light.

    There is probably an increase (...well, again, it seems to rev out faster on my 'test-hill' btn 80 - 120 km/h) in power at over 2/3 revving. Perhaps I have lost low to mid-range. It is very hard to know. Hot days, versus cold days, more run-in motor... how would you know?!

    I am thinking of just getting the front part of the OEM pipe cut off and welded to the FMF pipe, thus allowing me to reconnect the EXUP and the O2 sensor. (BoosterPlug website recommend keeping the O2 sensor, as removing this will cause it to run richer at continuous revs and at higher revs, where richness is not needed - and also unnecessarily uses fuel.)

    This may be the best of both worlds, i.e. lighter, cooler (temp), better sounding pipe; with the benefit of EXUP (minus perhaps a tiny bit of upper rev range flow-through as this bit of mid pipe is a tiny bit narrower on the OEM exhaust than the FMF), and also keeping the O2 sensor.

    What do you think gents?

    PS. Knowing what I know now, I don't think I would have spent the $400 on a FMF pipe, perhaps just poked a screwdriver through a few stifling bits on the original OEM one.....
    PPS. Yes, you get a tiny bit of deceleration popping with an FMF pipe while the AIS is still working (adds extra air into exhaust gases to increase cleaner burning to save the catalytic converter - which is not part of a FMF pipe). Not enough to worry about, but if I keep the FMF pipe on, I might as well remove the AIS. Or not.
  18. raptortrail

    raptortrail Been here awhile

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    I put a Thumper Racing 280cc kit and the low end came to life. I have no problem pulling the front tire off the ground now,
  19. ACR

    ACR 50,397

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    I believe you would be better off by changing the sprockets, adjust throttle cable, new throttle tube, personalize the cockpit, throw on the panniers and spend more time riding. Enjoy the subtleties about the bike. I remember other inmates in this thread who went mod wild and wound up changing everything about the WR. After all is $aid and done, they end up picking up another bike and leave it mostly stock. Extreme modding, you lose something special about these bikes. I don't know what to call it, maybe soul.

    If you're after more power/speed, you may need to check out a different bike or toss in a big bore kit. From what I've read, most people have been satisfied with the big bore.

    Good luck

    :beer
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  20. jsat

    jsat Adventurer

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    I will!

    QQ: just got a Flatland skid plate 2nd hand; what are the bolt sizes/thread pitches? M8x?? Thanks!