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dirtbike0810
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PostPosted: 18:47 - 08 Oct 2019    Post subject: WR250F (road legal) help Reply with quote

I'm in the market for a commuter + off-roader. I'd like to do a fair bit of off-roading/green-laning but I'll be commuting multiple times a week.

Looking at a wr250f from 2005 with 6k miles and road legal kit for 2k. Need some advice whether or not the engine is likely to get ruined under 10k miles due to the off-road nature of the engine instead of being a dual sport. And of course I'm wondering if 2k is a decent deal or not, although if the bike isn't likely to last then I won't pay that anyway.

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PostPosted: 19:51 - 08 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Link to the bike?

2k gets a WR250F like this on eBay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yamaha-WR250-2005-/264489571593?nma=true&orig_cvip=true
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PostPosted: 08:08 - 09 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2005-Yamaha-WR250-250-F-/274041925501

It's got quite a few marks/scratches but I'm just wondering about the engine and how long it will last?
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PostPosted: 08:15 - 09 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is that brake pipe cable tied to? The last time I saw a pipe cable tied like that it stopped the pipe moving with the suspension correctly, resulting in a leak where it wore on the front wheel.
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PostPosted: 09:42 - 09 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which brake hose?
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PostPosted: 14:08 - 09 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm curious as to whether or not the engine will survive much past 12k miles or so? I've heard that, unlike dual sports that can happily do 40k, these engines aren't too fond of doing higher mileage. Just how high (or low) is that, though?

Everything else I can deal with but it's a lot more to fit a new engine!
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PostPosted: 15:06 - 09 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't see mention of servicing. That's the very first thing I would be looking at.
Yes they're highly strung - suppose it doesn't implode and needs a rebuild next year. How much is a rebuild?
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PostPosted: 23:53 - 09 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's well looked after then it'll be as good as new after doing 12k miles.

Find out from the seller what service history the bike has. Also ask for the registration number as then you can look at the MOT history.
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PostPosted: 09:03 - 10 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

No service history, at least not by a dealer.
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PostPosted: 09:10 - 10 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Consider a CRF 250L it is more suitable for the two tasks.
Lots coming up used now ready to go with minor mods, nd cheaper than that.
With better tyres and downgeared by sprockets quite capable, I hammer mine all over the place round a farm and up the moor rounding up sheep etc.
Between doing that it's still kind of fun in a slow way on the road and in town.
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PostPosted: 13:50 - 10 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would like a CRF250 but I couldn't find one for under 2k. I'm probably going to leave the WRF and wait a few months to get a CRF for 2500-3000 which was my original idea.
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PostPosted: 14:27 - 10 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

dirtbike0810 wrote:
I'm curious as to whether or not the engine will survive much past 12k miles or so? I've heard that, unlike dual sports that can happily do 40k, these engines aren't too fond of doing higher mileage. Just how high (or low) is that, though?

Everything else I can deal with but it's a lot more to fit a new engine!


If it's a WR250F, it's a detuned and higher geared YZ250F motor with better emissions. It's designed for road use, where the WR250R is the proper road legal, dual purpose enduro.

The WR stands for "Wide Ratio", as opposed to the YZ250F's close ratio box.
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PostPosted: 14:28 - 10 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sister Sledge wrote:
I can't see mention of servicing. That's the very first thing I would be looking at.
Yes they're highly strung - suppose it doesn't implode and needs a rebuild next year. How much is a rebuild?


They're not highly strung. It's a detuned YZ250F motor.
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PostPosted: 17:49 - 10 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah yeah yeah but there's still no mention of servicing.
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PostPosted: 17:54 - 10 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

So what's the consensus on the engine/bike then?

I'd actually like the extra power and lower weight, even if it's not quite as good on the road as the off-road nature makes up for it. If it's unlikely to cause me major grief (I strangely like maintenance) then I'd actually go for it. A CRF250 would be a good alternative and most probably safer one.
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PostPosted: 18:05 - 10 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Consensus on the bike is it'll be fine assuming you're not going to be doing big mileage when commuting and that's more because it's not a fun bike to be commuting big miles on. Laughing

The engine will be fine subject to servicing, it's not a competition spec machine so the service intervals won't be stupid. Personally I'd say it's much the same as a CRF250 in terms of what it will need doing.
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PostPosted: 18:20 - 10 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

10-12 mile commute, 40-60 mins.

I thought the F version is made as an off-road bike, just it's been made road legal? Wouldn't that imply it's less durable as a dual sport but it's also not as crazy as the YZ? As you can tell I have no idea.

Thanks for your help though!
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PostPosted: 07:53 - 11 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was confused about which model it was and whether highly strung..

Remember though that those narrow seats hurt your backside at around 100 miles (if you ever consider doing more than the commute). If you're headed to green lanes further away it might be wise to trailer or take it in a van. Up to you though as some folk enjoy having a sore bottom.
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