Yamaha WR250R Threadfest

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

  1. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    For newbs...listen and watch. I had an old timer give me the best trials advice anyone ever gave me at my first event...at your first trials find your line and walk it, in every section, first time through. I kept that practice at every event I ever rode.

    Like a golf ball that just lays there and torments you, a trails section does the same thing.
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  2. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    Disregard these guys .

    Pin it to win it.
  3. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    Diesel sticky shifter with leave sprangzzzz.

    Run dont walk!

  4. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    :imaposer

    There was a hotshot AHRMA/WERA/CCS roadracer friend of mine that wanted to try vintage trials once. This guy could flat fucking own a racetrack.

    We picked him up all damn day as he crashed his brains out about 15 times that day "pinning it to win it." :fpalm
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  5. CDN Rick

    CDN Rick Canoodia Eh?

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    :thumb

    Great... I can't golf either.

    :super
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  6. wiswoodsguy

    wiswoodsguy Hickster

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    Wish they would have put the 4.0 in the new JK's, but the 3.6 gets 20mpg all day where the 4.0 bested 15 but closer to 12 most times

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  7. mylsmkj

    mylsmkj Long timer

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    I had an old timer at that Ryan Young class tell me, "everybody walks their line before but many forget to walk and pay attention to your front tire line and your rear tire line" :deal
    I was just like "Screw you old man! I'm gonna pin it to win it!!!" :super then I flipped him off, hopped on my bike and roosted that old bat!:kat






    First part was true! :D
  8. mylsmkj

    mylsmkj Long timer

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    Seriously! How long can we talk about these 4 wheeled things that are good for nothing besides getting from point A to point B?!?!?!:dirtdog
  9. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    Our work fleet is made up of 1/2 ton Fords and Rams, 3/4 ton Rams, and 1 ton Rams. We use to be all Ford but the 6.0 diesels forced us to move to Rams. Why Ford ever left the 7.3 liter I have no idea but the 6.0 was and is a disaster. Anytime you have to pull the cab off of the frame to work on something is pure stupidity and it happened quite often. The Ford Eco Boost is not that much more economical on MPG to make a difference. The interiors on our 1/2 ton Rams are better. We issue new trucks at 100K so I can't say how long they actually last. We have no reliability issues with any of our trucks, Ford or Ram.
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  10. CDN Rick

    CDN Rick Canoodia Eh?

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    I kinda enjoy the weeks I trade my bike with my little brother and I drive his 6.0L F350.

    No truck needs 620hp off the rear axle...... But WOW is that FUN!!!! :wink:

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  11. mylsmkj

    mylsmkj Long timer

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    Problems with all F450 and F550's I've been around....which is LOTS
  12. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    6.0 litre powerstrokemeoff is an abomination. 7.3 was awesome but thirsty. The new scorpion isn't as reliable as the old 7.3 but it's world's better than the 6.0 grenade.

    Best motor of the HD diesels is the Chevy (Isuzu) Duramax. Added plus is that you don't have to remove cab from the frame for major repairs. Whomever decided that this was acceptable for a pickup should be shot and pissed on
  13. wiswoodsguy

    wiswoodsguy Hickster

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    6.0L is a great motor once its been bulletproofed. Unfortunately it costs about 3-5K to have it done here or 1K to do it yourself (my buddy just did his)
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  14. wiswoodsguy

    wiswoodsguy Hickster

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    Its still winter here for another week :wave
  15. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    Sometimes... seems to be a little bit hit and miss. There's a shitload to it: heads and gaskets, dummy pipes, coolant filter, egr delete, new turbo ideally (or at least new vanes), reflash ecu, cats delete turbo back exhaust, etc etc etc etc etc etc etc. Even then, it's a bit fragile. Quality of parts used and workmanship, and the need to constantly monitor everything and basically baby it? Meh ain't worth the bullshit. Rather just get a Duramax or put the bulletproofing into a Cummins.

    No matter what you do with it, it'll always carry that 6.0 litre stigma when you go to sell it. It's one of those vehicles on my list of "Never ever buy under any circumstances", which also includes most Audi cars, 2015 vw Jetta 5-speeds (incurable clutch woes) Mercedes B-class (basically a better looking Dodge Caliber), Dodge Journeys, 4-sp automatic volkswagens, vw Touregs, Porsche Cayennes, Ist generation Porsche Boxster and 996 body Porsche 911, Volvo xc90. There are others, but these are all about the worst of the modern era
  16. wiswoodsguy

    wiswoodsguy Hickster

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    I didnt say id buy one, but i know of a few that have been “cured”

    Id put a Cummins with an Allison trans in the F250 chassis !!
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  17. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    That would rock!
  18. Dirtleg

    Dirtleg Meat Baller

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    Love a Cummins in a Superduty chassis.

    Having owned a 6.0 (06 F20 King Ranch) for 7 years they were plagued by weak head bolts. I did the stud swap myself without removing the engine or cab. That whole remove the cab story is BS.
    Another issue, the EGR cooler plugging and cracking was largely due to over fueling when tuned. Some of it was from the days before the "clean" diesel fuel was the standard and the extra particulate in exhaust gases. Also the coolant filter was used to trap the silicate debris that would form in the EGR cooler from exposing the coolant/antifreeze to excessively high exhaust temperatures. Eliminating the EGR fixed lots of issues.

    Turbo vanes were easily cleaned and again one of those problems that was greatly reduced when the change to cleaner diesel fuel was made.

    The transmission behind the 6.0, 5R110, was the best available from the big 3 during those years. Stronger than the Allison. Yes I said it.

    Sold mine at 160k miles. Replaced STC fitting, eliminated EGR, head studs, alternator and added a tuner. Everything else was standard oil, filters and brakes maintenance. Nothing else on the truck ever broke. Not even a light bulb.

    And it was so smooth on the road. Excellent road trip vehicle. I do miss it.
    I would own another.
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  19. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    It's really cool that you have the skills and know how to build that 6.0 up into a good, dependable truck. However, that's still a boatload of work to make what started out as an expensive ($50,000-80,000 new here in Canuckistan during the late oughts) truck into something daily driver dependable. Until 2015 we had rigorous emissions testing. Without the egr and diesel cats these trucks would almost always fail.

    Hey, if you bought it used at a discount because of the issues, and don't have communist emissions tests, well that's a much happier story.

    Again, I admire your skills and knowledge. That's damned impressive
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  20. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon TRIUMPH TIGER 800XC

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    T minus 3 DAYS..........................:lurk
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