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Old 10-15-2013, 12:06 PM   #38611
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>"Recently I'm starting to venture further afield to find fresh areas to ride. ... Been surprised to find the WRR is struggling to keep up. mainly more like 65 level."

Well, you could add the 'usual WR250R stuff'.
Airbox mod, header, exhaust, programmer.
About 3 hp gain yields about 28 to 29. 10% add is pretty good for a 250.
The header gives better low-end power too.

IMHO: Really changes the bike.

14x51 gearing, runs pretty easy 65 on mine.. max about 80-some-odd.
Headwind really decreases speed, i.e. a 15 mph headwind = 65 max.
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:35 PM   #38612
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It is 25 HP 250 trail bike, why are you guys fixated on how fast it will go on the highway? Maybe you bought the wrong bike.
I test out the top speed of every vehicle I have owned, (15 so far), with the exception of my 2004 Mazda b2300, which I don't think would be safe above 85mph.

Can't really explain why, curious I guess. Now, that being said, I don't own any Corvettes or Boss Mustangs, so I'm not too worried about the fuzz.
FWIW, a 1978 Corolla 1200cc 2dr will do just over 90mph.

Hmmmm, now I'm kinda curious about the B2300...
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:55 PM   #38613
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I actually bought two cans of Orange Krylon Fusion paint. I could just never bring myself to do it. Still have em

I found fenders and head light mask,side panels and tail is the hard part.


Something like this is what im thinking.


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Old 10-15-2013, 03:31 PM   #38614
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I test out the top speed of every vehicle I have owned, (15 so far), with the exception of my 2004 Mazda b2300, which I don't think would be safe above 85mph.

Can't really explain why, curious I guess. Now, that being said, I don't own any Corvettes or Boss Mustangs, so I'm not too worried about the fuzz.
FWIW, a 1978 Corolla 1200cc 2dr will do just over 90mph.

Hmmmm, now I'm kinda curious about the B2300...
I understand the testing out the top speed part, not the complaining some do about the little bike not being fast enough.
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:29 PM   #38615
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As others have said . . . you need to re-gear it. Put a 47 on the back with a 110 link chain and see if that makes you happy. I bet it will.
I thought you needed 112 links for a 47?
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:43 PM   #38616
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Exactly.
Any idiot can make a big bike go fast.
It takes a special kind of idiot to make a small bike go fast.
EXACTLY!
I got a KTM 950 SE.......
And i LOVE my WR!
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:27 PM   #38617
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I thought you needed 112 links for a 47?
I'm running 13/47 with a 112 link and I am at the far, far end of the adjustment with the blocks just about out of the sliders.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:29 PM   #38618
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Exactly.
Any idiot can make a big bike go fast.
It takes a special kind of idiot to make a small bike go fast.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:51 PM   #38619
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It is 25 HP 250 trail bike, why are you guys fixated on how fast it will go on the highway? Maybe you bought the wrong bike.
Equal and opposite logic suggests the guy that straps on a big ass tank and strap and a week's worth of camping gear to a WR bought the wrong bike. Or the guy that dumps a ton of money into engine and suspension on a WR.

That's why they make BMWs and KTMs, right?

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Old 10-16-2013, 04:36 AM   #38620
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I'm running 13/47 with a 112 link and I am at the far, far end of the adjustment with the blocks just about out of the sliders.
Hmm ok. I am running 13/46 now with 110 links and want to swap out a 47 when I mount a D606. Guess I will try to keep the 110 for now
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:10 AM   #38621
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So is it just me or does this bike seem to carry its weight up high?
Compared to anything with higher displacement in its class, I would say it carries its weight very well. A notable exception would be a bike like the KTM EXC 350-F, its absense of pork up high (rear sub-frame, steel tank, steel handlebars, glass headlamp housing) dozens of items that seem trivial until you stare at the weight difference, and quickly realize its not just you... bikes like that DO make the WRR feel quite top heavy by comparison. Now throw your leg over a 990 Adventure and the WRR seems light as a feather.
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I find it a bit of burden in very tight trees and such.It's almost like the bike could use a few more degrees of steering on either side before hitting the stops. I'm just curious about others experience with the bike.
It does have a slightly fat turn radius, attributed in most part to the domain of water cooling components and the neighboring amenities nestled in the opposite side. Mine is equipped with an IMS 4.7G tank that concedes their location, and accordingly WON'T tolerate any fiddling with the stop screws before the upper triple hits the tank.
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So is this bike more of an MX lineage, or a trails bike lineage?
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Yamaha attributes its lineage to the YZ in their promotions of the WRR, which seems odd given the "WR" branding... which is still biased towards MX.
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:00 AM   #38622
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I thought you needed 112 links for a 47?
With all the miles I've put on my bike, I've been through quite a few sets of chains/sprockets. Always replace them with 13/47 and 110 link. Works great.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:34 AM   #38623
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As others have said . . . you need to re-gear it. Put a 47 on the back with a 110 link chain and see if that makes you happy. I bet it will.
I live at 4700 ft altitude and put a 49 tooth sprocket on the back and put a 14 tooth on the front. This setup allows me to cruise along at 70 no problems in 6th gear even when fully loaded with my wolfman saddlebags and my 225lbs on it during a multiday camping ride.

When things are going to really be tight or I need more grunt, I swap the 14 tooth with a 13 tooth on the front. Seems to be a versatile setup for me but I do like the 14 tooth better since it handles 90% of the places I ride and is more relaxed on the highway.
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:12 AM   #38624
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wr250x bar risers??

hi all:

anyone had success mounting the Rox 2" risers on the wr250x?
Would like to ad at least 1.5" to the stock bars without any cable issues....
open to other brands.

thanks!
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:16 AM   #38625
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It is 25 HP 250 trail bike, why are you guys fixated on how fast it will go on the highway? Maybe you bought the wrong bike.
+1 there is only so much to give on a 250.
I just ride at 50-55 on the road and live with it.

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