Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

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

  1. rsteiger

    rsteiger Bob

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    I ordered a separate mirror mount from Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Universal-Mo...88800&sr=8-5&keywords=Motorcycle+mirror+mount) for mine and just used the one half of the mount when I installed my RSC lever/perch.

    As far as the RSC Lever/Mount goes.. I was not impressed. I did not notice a appreciable difference in lever pull with the RSC, then again I never thought the stock was that bad either. Actually going to put the stock one back on when I have time and probably will sell the RSC setup.
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  2. Karson

    Karson Been here awhile

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    That's cool - so your setup basically looks like this?

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    If you decide to offload your RSC in the next couple days, PM me.
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  3. rsteiger

    rsteiger Bob

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    Yes except that I ordered the polished RSC and not the anodized one. Will let you know if I pull it in the next couple of days.
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  4. ProLeisure

    ProLeisure Gimme shelter...

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    I'm curious to know what length your RSC lever is? I can see the 'XL' lever not being much different than the OEM one, but I definitely noticed a difference in pull with the 'Full Length' and it has a really nice feel when feathering the clutch.
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  5. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto aka: trailer Rails

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    X2, I thought the difference with the lever was night and day. Definitely makes tight technical trails much more enjoyable. Well, as much as they can be on a 300# bike.
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  6. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto aka: trailer Rails

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    I like that mount. That is slick. My wife runs the double take mirrors, so that would clean her handlebars up. I run the highway dirt bike mirrors.
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  7. greenboy 667

    greenboy 667 Keep your bloatocycle - I want a PR7!

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    Reminds me of the G2 Dirt Tamer. Some guys don't seem to notice anything much, others do. Myself, it's really made low-low speed and transitional stuff smoother and more predictable – and the transition between stopped and idling, and moving smoothly regardless of surface when you don't want to rip out. If anything appreciate it all the more after using it for a lot longer.
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  8. rsteiger

    rsteiger Bob

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    I have the Full Length model.

    The biggest issue I have (or had) with the clutch pull on the WRR is a bit after I lubed the cables. I was really hesitant about lubing them since my experience has been once you start lubing you need to keep lubing since the lube tends to track dirt inside the cable. So the clutch pull was fine right after lube but in a few months it really begins to increase. So I lube again and everything is happy happy happy - wash, rinse, repeat.

    The lube is much more effective at reducing cable pull than the RSC and if I swap between the two I just really don't see that much of a difference. Maybe I was expecting too much since my KTM 450 EXC has a hydraulic clutch that is so light compared to the WRR and I possibly thought I should see an improvement similar to that.

    So I have a new clutch cable to install and when I do that I am pulling the RSC and going back to the stock clutch and switch and no more lube!
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  9. ProLeisure

    ProLeisure Gimme shelter...

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    Yesterday I rode the most single-track in one day that I ever have, 20+ miles. I was constantly shifting between 1st and 2nd and feathering the clutch for long sections. I've enjoyed having the RSC lever, but yesterday it was really noticeable, no hand cramping and being able to use one finger comfortably allowed me to hold on to the handle bars more easily.

    Totally agree. The G2 Dirt Tamer and the RSC lever are turning out to be two subtle mods that I'm really enjoying. For me at least, only having to roll your wrist slightly (compared to the OEM throttle tube), to get into the WRs power band seems to smooth everything out, shifting wise, especially in low speed transitional terrain.
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  10. cmags305

    cmags305 n00b

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    Not sure if this is the right place for this...

    I recently blew the engine on my 2008 WR250R. I need to buy a new engine and found one for a 2009 WR250R. Does anyone know if all the electrical components and mechanics will match up?

    Thank you so much!


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  11. woofer2609

    woofer2609 Less flow, more Gnar

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    Sorry to hear that, what was the cause of the failure? Might help others here avoid a similar fate.
    AFAIK, there were no changes 08-09, so proceed.
  12. BluePill

    BluePill AARP Slacker

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    Yup, this is why we ride:

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    They ain't lyin'

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  13. jimmr

    jimmr Long timer

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    Thanks for reminding me - I bought these but haven't got round to installing them:
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    Maybe some farkling can be my Father's Day treat:-).
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  14. ACR

    ACR 50,397

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    In order to beat the heat, we left a couple hours before sunset and rode until sunrise. This was fun. We were able to rail the corners and not worry about oncoming traffic. To a certain point as the temperatures drop, the fun factor rises. This bike loves cold air. There are noticeable differences in power output and response throughout the temperature range. I wish the motor felt like it does at -6 Celsius, all-of-the-time. WR450R please, Yamaha.

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  15. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto aka: trailer Rails

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    I am guessing you are not close to Florida.
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    speedtrials Adventurer

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    its good luck if a bird shits on you, right?!
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    Tiger993 Been here awhile

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    N8 I drank the blue Kool-Aid

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    If it's good luck to be shit on then I am one lucky fucker.
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    Plebeian Scruffy-Looking Nerf Herder

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  20. rsteiger

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    A big bird turd story from ancient times... well prior to Fuel Injection on small displacement four stroke motorcycles.

    "In ancient times there was a community known as the Goodnu's. As all communities did in these times the Goodnu's lived right on the river bank for trading, transportation and sustenance. Water was almighty and worshipped as a God.

    One day there was a tremendous hurricane far out in the ocean. It's ferocity blew a large flock of "Foo" birds way off course sending them inland many hundreds of miles and in the vicinity of the Goodnu's community. The Goodnu people had never seen a "Foo" bird and were quite curious as to it's sudden and obviously evil presence. The "Foo" bird, as we all know, is a very ugly, evil-looking bird. This caused the Goodnu people to become very uneasy believing they did something wrong to God and that this bird should be avoided.

    One day a "Foo" bird flew overhead and screeched: "Foo, Foo" and shit on a Goodnu's head. The man ran screaming into the river believing the Holy powers of the river would cleanse him of this evil turd and its consequences. As soon as the man washed this unholy turd from his ear canal he suddenly keeled over and died. The Goodnu's were now convinced of the "Foo" bird's evilness.

    The next day a woman was outside and heard: "Foo, Foo". Before she could react the "Foo" bird dropped a bomb landing a syrupy turd across her face. Shocked and panicked she ran into the river furiously washing her face of this sloppy stew. The village watched in horror as this woman also died once cleansed of the runny turd.

    The very next day a village wiseman heard those famous words: "Foo, Foo". He like others had witnessed the terrible deaths of two of his villages' people in the last two days. He too was struck right in the forehead by the "Foo" birds accurately guided turd missile. His first reaction was confusion and he sprinted towards the river. However, he stopped short and thought of his obvious demise should he cleanse the turd wafer from his forehead. He did not cleanse the poo pile from his forehead and lived. So the wiseman went to the other people of the village, gathered them around and stated to them: "There is an obvious lesson here my good people. The moral of this story is if the Foo shits, wear it.'"
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