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Old 03-12-2013, 05:38 PM   #33736
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with over 2000 pages in this thread, it is difficult for a "newbie" to find key items. Is there any index of basic mods/adds to the OEM bike? Thanks
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:42 PM   #33737
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with over 2000 pages in this thread, it is difficult for a "newbie" to find key items. Is there any index of basic mods/adds to the OEM bike? Thanks
Here's what you want...

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Old 03-12-2013, 05:45 PM   #33738
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Finally broke down and bought a bigger tank. What are you guys doing for a gas cap? Does an enduro bag fit on tank?


I just installed the IMS 4.7 a few days ago. I ordered a red Billet aluminum cap with it. Looks good to me. Wolfman enduro tank bag fits on no problem.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:46 PM   #33739
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Valve clearances

I just checked the valve clearances on my 08 WR with 4000 miles on it. The spec listed earlier in this thread is 0.23mm-0.30mm for exhaust and 0.13mm-0.20mm for intake. If my math is correct, that's 0.009"-0.012" and 0.005"-0.008". Mine measured at 0.009" and 0.010" on the exhaust and 0.006" on both intake valves.

So, should I rest easy knowing that my valves are in spec, or should I adjust that 0.009" exhaust valve?

Thoughts?

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Old 03-12-2013, 06:30 PM   #33740
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Anyone using the Cyclone Sport Shield?
http://www.maier-mfg.com/catalog/cyc...shield-78-bars

Just looking for feedback on how well it works on a wrr?
Adjustability and stability..

They don't have a forgiving return policy...


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Old 03-12-2013, 07:06 PM   #33741
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I just checked the valve clearances on my 08 WR with 4000 miles on it. The spec listed earlier in this thread is 0.23mm-0.30mm for exhaust and 0.13mm-0.20mm for intake. If my math is correct, that's 0.009"-0.012" and 0.005"-0.008". Mine measured at 0.009" and 0.010" on the exhaust and 0.006" on both intake valves.

So, should I rest easy knowing that my valves are in spec, or should I adjust that 0.009" exhaust valve?

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Fwiw the valves get tighter as they wear.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:21 PM   #33742
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Fwiw the valves get tighter as they wear.
Right, hence my thoughts on opening up the exhaust valve that's right at the limit.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:31 PM   #33743
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Hey guys,

I'm looking at a 2012 WR250R with ~400 miles on it. It has been down on the right side, with what looks to be only cosmetic damage to the fenders/exhaust cover. I don't see any damage to the engine casing, etc. He did replace the bars because of a small bend he said.

He is asking $4700.

Would you pay that? If not, what would you try to work him down to? Thanks so much for your input, I'm new to the market for these.

KBB trade in says $3800, Retail $5500.
Private party price should be halfway between retail and trade, so he's right in line, if you subtract the damage.
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:59 AM   #33744
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I just checked the valve clearances on my 08 WR with 4000 miles on it. The spec listed earlier in this thread is 0.23mm-0.30mm for exhaust and 0.13mm-0.20mm for intake. If my math is correct, that's 0.009"-0.012" and 0.005"-0.008". Mine measured at 0.009" and 0.010" on the exhaust and 0.006" on both intake valves.

So, should I rest easy knowing that my valves are in spec, or should I adjust that 0.009" exhaust valve?

Thoughts?
Myself, on the last two bikes I've been riding, my valve clearances were also closer toward the low side of the allowed specification.
Still within the allowed range, though, much like yours.
This was measured after a season of riding.

I didn't get worried about it, but simply kept tabs on it...once a year.
When I measured again a year later, they were at the same measurements.

Point:
For all you know, that's how the bike rolled off the assembly line.
In fact, I'd bet on it.
Personally, I wouldn't bother messing with it since it's within the accepted range.
I would just record the measurements you got and compare to the next clearance check, which I would do one a year for typical casual-and-for-fun riding.
If you still have uneasy doubts about your bike, check them again in a couple of months of use.
If you have serious doubts that are a legit concern, make an adjustment and end it.
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:02 AM   #33745
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Myself, on the last two bikes I've been riding, my valve clearances were also closer toward the low side of the allowed specification.
Still within the allowed range, though, much like yours.
This was measured after a season of riding.

I didn't get worried about it, but simply kept tabs on it...once a year.
When I measured again a year later, they were at the same measurements.

Point:
For all you know, that's how the bike rolled off the assembly line.
In fact, I'd bet on it.
Personally, I wouldn't bother messing with it since it's within the accepted range.
I would just record the measurements you got and compare to the next clearance check, which I would do one a year for typical casual-and-for-fun riding.
If you still have uneasy doubts about your bike, check them again in a couple of months of use.
If you have serious doubts that are a legit concern, make an adjustment and end it.
Hmm, the thought of stripping the bike down and wrestling that valve cover off again any time soon makes me want to cry. I was hoping for a "check it an forget it for the next 22,000 miles" answer.
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:36 AM   #33746
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Hmm, the thought of stripping the bike down and wrestling that valve cover off again any time soon makes me want to cry. I was hoping for a "check it an forget it for the next 22,000 miles" answer.
It sounds as if you're leaning toward the likelyhood that the bike rolled off the assembly line with larger clearances, and within 4,000 miles, they have tightened-up.

Unless you abuse the shit out of the bike and/or inhaled lots of dirt through the air filter, I doubt that's the case, or else all other WR-250R/X riders would have non-running engines.

So, what are the choices?
Either button it up and keep riding, or make an adjustment.
Either way, regardless of what model bike it is, I'd check this at least once a year because that makes me feel better about it.
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:47 AM   #33747
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It sounds as if you're leaning toward the likelyhood that the bike rolled off the assembly line with larger clearances, and within 4,000 miles, they have tightened-up.

Unless you abuse the shit out of the bike and/or inhaled lots of dirt through the air filter, I doubt that's the case, or else all other WR-250R/X riders would have non-running engines.

So, what are the choices?
Either button it up and keep riding, or make an adjustment.
Either way, regardless of what model bike it is, I'd check this at least once a year because that makes me feel better about it.
That's been my experience with other bikes, that they get set to X from the factory (hopefully somewhere near the middle of the spec), and by the first valve check at 600-1000 miles, a couple are just below the lower limit. I adjust them, and then 3000 miles later, they typically haven't moved.

The WR is unusual with it's 26,600 mile valve check intervals, so my typical way of thinking may not apply? The only reason I'm debating this is that it's still two months until the trails here are open, and I've got the bike torn down in the shop and am waiting on a bunch of other parts. If it was summer, I'd button it up and ride it. It's interesting to think that according to Yamaha, 0.009" is OK, and if I was a dealer mechanic doing the work on a customer's WR with 26,600 miles on it, I'd see that it's still in spec and button it up to be checked again at 53,200 miles.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:29 AM   #33748
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I'm with YZEtc on this one. There is a spec and you are within it. I wouldn't touch 'em if it was my bike. Button it up and ride
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:44 AM   #33749
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I sure wouldn't mind a locking cap for one, though I haven't found any. There's an Acerbis universal cap that's reported to work 'ok', with the threads being off a bit.

Safari has a locking gas cap you can buy for their tanks. I believe it is made by Acerbis, but they say it fits all Safari tanks. I just took delivery of my Safari tank and locking gas cap. Planning on installing them this weekend.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:47 AM   #33750
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Anyone using the Cyclone Sport Shield?
http://www.maier-mfg.com/catalog/cyc...shield-78-bars

Just looking for feedback on how well it works on a wrr?
Adjustability and stability..

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the screen I had on my xr650l from maier was not so great, due mostly to the mounting hardware. No angle adjustment on the arms where they attach to the screen... I'd go a different route

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