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  1. #2551
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    Oct 2004
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    Quote Originally Posted by Name Redacted View Post
    Picked up a 2008 Yamaha WR250R with low miles. Looking forward to getting out. Definitely rusty on the clutch, need practice before taking it out of the neighborhood. Can't wait to dial this thing in for some long dirt adventures.

    Ah, the wonderful smell of a fresh rabbit hole to go down and new money pit! Can't beat it.
    I bought a 2008 WR250R about 5 years ago and it's been the perfect bike for exploring and multi-day dirt adventures. IHMO, here's what's worth spending money on (and not):

    YES:
    - Rekluse semi-auto clutch - technical terrain will be way more fun and manageable
    - Tires - Something burlier (D606, MT43, etc) will be a huge upgrade over stock/dual sport tires for offroad stuff
    - Good skidplate and radiator guard - cheap and mandatory protection
    - Good footpegs: the stock ones are pretty lame if you plan on doing much standing

    NO:
    - Exhaust/airbox: - People swear that bigger pipes/more air makes their bike run better. I think it's psychological and you'll likely just make the bike louder and less efficient. YMMV
    - Programming Kit for FI - Again, you can spend $$$ trying to achieve marginal improvements and possibly make the bike run worse. It's never going to be a KTM.
    - AIS/EXUP removal: some folks claim this allows the bike to breathe better, others says you lose a little on the low end. I couldn't tell a difference except it seemed a little smoother before removal.

    MAYBE:
    - Suspension upgrade: Spendy (~$1k) but it does seems to improve the handling at speed in rough stuff.
    - Seat: I've been fun with the stock the Seat Concepts is definitely an improvement
    - Lowering kit: you can easily lower the bike 3/4" with at no cost (see online). Lowering another 1" with the lowering link might be a good fit for you - or not.
    - Bigger fuel tank: I've been fine with carrying a rotopax (1.75gal) which gives me a range of ~250miles. 3.0, 3.7, and 4.7 gal tanks available but none cheap

  2. #2552
    Join Date
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    Quote Originally Posted by phattypowpow View Post
    I bought a 2008 WR250R about 5 years ago and it's been the perfect bike for exploring and multi-day dirt adventures. IHMO, here's what's worth spending money on (and not):

    YES:
    - Rekluse semi-auto clutch - technical terrain will be way more fun and manageable
    - Tires - Something burlier (D606, MT43, etc) will be a huge upgrade over stock/dual sport tires for offroad stuff
    - Good skidplate and radiator guard - cheap and mandatory protection
    - Good footpegs: the stock ones are pretty lame if you plan on doing much standing

    NO:
    - Exhaust/airbox: - People swear that bigger pipes/more air makes their bike run better. I think it's psychological and you'll likely just make the bike louder and less efficient. YMMV
    - Programming Kit for FI - Again, you can spend $$$ trying to achieve marginal improvements and possibly make the bike run worse. It's never going to be a KTM.
    - AIS/EXUP removal: some folks claim this allows the bike to breathe better, others says you lose a little on the low end. I couldn't tell a difference except it seemed a little smoother before removal.

    MAYBE:
    - Suspension upgrade: Spendy (~$1k) but it does seems to improve the handling at speed in rough stuff.
    - Seat: I've been fun with the stock the Seat Concepts is definitely an improvement
    - Lowering kit: you can easily lower the bike 3/4" with at no cost (see online). Lowering another 1" with the lowering link might be a good fit for you - or not.
    - Bigger fuel tank: I've been fine with carrying a rotopax (1.75gal) which gives me a range of ~250miles. 3.0, 3.7, and 4.7 gal tanks available but none cheap
    Nice, Thanks! Pretty much all along the lines of what I was thinking.
    Already ordered skid plates and radiator guard. Getting footpegs, bar risers, gear plate, etc too. Once I wear out the tires, I'll replace with better for sure.

    Don't need the lowering kit, I'm 6'2" and it seems fine.

    Definitely bigger fuel tank someday.

    I've got a good friend who has the exact same bike and knows a shitload more than I do about it. His is all decked out, but most of that came with it when he bought it.

    Been riding it on some jeep roads lately, getting the hang of it. Had my first crash yesterday, that was fun!

  3. #2553
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    New bike weekend. Going to add some panniers and crash guards then its set for adventures and exploration.

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    ^^^ LIKE

  5. #2555
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    Fun day in New Mexico.
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    °”rale, vato!

  6. #2556
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    Oct 2007
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    Went out after changing the oil yesterday. Was just gonna take it around the neighborhood, ended up riding till the gas light came on 5 hrs later. A little dirt, a little pavement over the pass, then some more dirt, then some into town, then found some more dirt. I think this is my new obsession.

  7. #2557
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    On wr250r, look for fuel pump. Biggest online complaints and Iíve been stranded multiple times. Each time it would take hours to cool off enough to restart. Iíve never had incidents where itís shut off while riding but some complained about that. Iíve been stuck at gas stations for hours. I replaced it at the dealership since I suspected they might recall it and nice to have an official record of repair/replacement with OEM when recall happens and I request a refund.

    Other than that, your friend with wr250r will help you. Itís time for me to upgrade my tires. I just carry a gallon rotoplex.


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  8. #2558
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmokes View Post
    On wr250r, look for fuel pump. Biggest online complaints and Iíve been stranded multiple times. Each time it would take hours to cool off enough to restart. Iíve never had incidents where itís shut off while riding but some complained about that. Iíve been stuck at gas stations for hours. I replaced it at the dealership since I suspected they might recall it and nice to have an official record of repair/replacement with OEM when recall happens and I request a refund.

    Other than that, your friend with wr250r will help you. Itís time for me to upgrade my tires. I just carry a gallon rotoplex.


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    If you replace the gas tank does that also replace the fuel pump? Maybe a dumb question, but yeah, I might throw a 3gallon on there soon.

  9. #2559
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    Mar 2007
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    Gorgeous Georgia
    Best terrain and most original hard enduro vid I've seen in a while.

    @ 5:14 , along with a bunch of the off camber/side hill exposure.


  10. #2560
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    Good lord. That makes a mtn goatís palms sweat.

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