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Old 03-26-2013, 06:19 AM   #34156
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This raises a question from me. I bought my WR used, and it may have been lowered by the original owner. What's the "stock" setting for the shock clevis? Is there a measurement from the top of the block to the rebound adjuster?
Just adjust it for your height and sag. It's personal.
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:45 AM   #34157
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Just adjust it for your height and sag. It's personal.
Will do, but I'd like to know what the adjustment range is.
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:49 AM   #34158
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I joined the club!!

Resistance is futile so I joined the Dual Sport Movement!

Last fall I moved to northern Arkansas and decided that after years of street riding I was going to get back into dual sport riding. I love riding gravel and dirt roads and there are a gazillion here. I narrowed my choice of steed down to the the WR250R. But the problem was when went up for sale, it went fast and none were close to me. I had resigned myself to a long duration search before I found one.

Then Fate stepped in. Last Saturday my wife was out driving around in the Miata and called and said "honey, you should ride this road in Missouri on the motorcycle because its so twisty". I left the house 20 minutes later and there, 25 miles from my house, sitting alongside the road with a "For Sale" sign on it was this, exactly what I was looking for and in the right price range. Turned around and stopped and took a test ride. And I had my checkbook so I could leave a deposit. After doing a price/features check with some of my dual sport friend in Houston it was sold to me.

2008 Yamaha WR250R, nicely farkled now lives in my garage.
Now if the temp would just get above 40 so I could ride it and get used to the tiny and narrow machine that it is!
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:04 AM   #34159
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Will do, but I'd like to know what the adjustment range is.
It is my understanding that the total height range adjustment available is .9 inches, and they come adjusted all the way up (tall) from the factory.

The previous owner of my bike also had the rear spring compressed (preload adjusted) so stiff that my 125lb wife was getting almost no sag either. Measure your spring height and adjust the preload too. The proper amount of sag makes a big difference. You can read my comments on this thread over the last few days. In summary, I lowered the bike with the clevis block and a yamalink. It was still too tall for my wife. I adjusted the preload for @ 3in of sag, and that made a critical difference. I still plan to put softer springs in the forks (not getting proper sag in front), but now she is at least able to get her toes on the ground and give it a go.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:22 AM   #34160
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Stock Dash.

Anyone know if the stock dash/computer/odo has to be installed? I've got a replacement on the way, and if I can I'd just like to get rid of the stock one.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:37 AM   #34161
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It is my understanding that the total height range adjustment available is .9 inches, and they come adjusted all the way up (tall) from the factory.

The previous owner of my bike also had the rear spring compressed (preload adjusted) so stiff that my 125lb wife was getting almost no sag either. Measure your spring height and adjust the preload too. The proper amount of sag makes a big difference. You can read my comments on this thread over the last few days. In summary, I lowered the bike with the clevis block and a yamalink. It was still too tall for my wife. I adjusted the preload for @ 3in of sag, and that made a critical difference. I still plan to put softer springs in the forks (not getting proper sag in front), but now she is at least able to get her toes on the ground and give it a go.
Thanks, I know all about suspension setup regarding sag and preload. I just needed the stock (max) height adjustment spec.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:38 AM   #34162
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Anyone know if the stock dash/computer/odo has to be installed? I've got a replacement on the way, and if I can I'd just like to get rid of the stock one.
Search this thread and the WR forum. It has been reported that the speedo unit is required.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:10 AM   #34163
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Resistance is futile so I joined the Dual Sport Movement!

Last fall I moved to northern Arkansas and decided that after years of street riding I was going to get back into dual sport riding. I love riding gravel and dirt roads and there are a gazillion here. I narrowed my choice of steed down to the the WR250R. But the problem was when went up for sale, it went fast and none were close to me. I had resigned myself to a long duration search before I found one.

Then Fate stepped in. Last Saturday my wife was out driving around in the Miata and called and said "honey, you should ride this road in Missouri on the motorcycle because its so twisty". I left the house 20 minutes later and there, 25 miles from my house, sitting alongside the road with a "For Sale" sign on it was this, exactly what I was looking for and in the right price range. Turned around and stopped and took a test ride. And I had my checkbook so I could leave a deposit. After doing a price/features check with some of my dual sport friend in Houston it was sold to me.

2008 Yamaha WR250R, nicely farkled now lives in my garage.
Now if the temp would just get above 40 so I could ride it and get used to the tiny and narrow machine that it is!

Nice looking bike man, welcome... looks like that guy is set up for more long distance hauling than off road.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:46 AM   #34164
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Nice looking bike man, welcome... looks like that guy is set up for more long distance hauling than off road.
Thanks. Previous owner had planned to ride it to Colorado and Alaska from Arkansas so it was set up for the long haul.

Just stepped outside and its still 30 degrees here. I have cold weather gear but that is at the bottom end of the comfort range.

Tomorrow we ride!
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:25 AM   #34165
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It is my understanding that the total height range adjustment available is .9 inches, and they come adjusted all the way up (tall) from the factory.

The previous owner of my bike also had the rear spring compressed (preload adjusted) so stiff that my 125lb wife was getting almost no sag either. Measure your spring height and adjust the preload too. The proper amount of sag makes a big difference. You can read my comments on this thread over the last few days. In summary, I lowered the bike with the clevis block and a yamalink. It was still too tall for my wife. I adjusted the preload for @ 3in of sag, and that made a critical difference. I still plan to put softer springs in the forks (not getting proper sag in front), but now she is at least able to get her toes on the ground and give it a go.
There is no sag adjustment on the front of the WRR/X, only rebound and compression damping. You can only set sag on these bikes on the rear.

Setting the rear to about 75 mm should be no issue with the wife's light weight. So long as she is not a big jumper, there should never be any rubbing of the tire inside the rear fender.

Spring change in the front can help, especially with her weight, but the cheaper way to go, if only wanting to adjust for the height change in the back, is to slide the forks up through the triples a bit. I would not go more than 10 mm max. You can adjust the way the front feels for her, by doing the compression and rebound damping, as I had mentioned. Some people change out the fork oil too, but I do not think that is probably necessary in your case.

Good luck with the bike and fun riding to both of you.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:28 AM   #34166
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Anyone know if the stock dash/computer/odo has to be installed? I've got a replacement on the way, and if I can I'd just like to get rid of the stock one.
The bike won't run without it.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:34 AM   #34167
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Will do, but I'd like to know what the adjustment range is.
I don't think Yamaha even considers it an adjustment. From what I've heard they don't address it in the manual. It seems early purchasers of the bike "found" that it could be adjusted, and the rest is history.
Pretty much as long as you are using up all the threads in the yoke (tall setting) you should be safe. The other limit is when the jam nuts runs out of threads going the other way for the lowest setting.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:50 AM   #34168
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:50 AM   #34169
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The bike won't run without it.
Bleh - guess I'll just put it beneath the dash then.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:47 AM   #34170
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Hey guys,

I took out my AIS, capped off the port going to exhaust, removed line to airbox... now my question is the check engine light...

Do I need to wire in a resistor to keep myself from getting a CEL? Is there a guide for this?
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