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Monday, 30 June 2014

Yamaha WR 250 X - Matt's Machine...

Because we are now a group of five, there are three extra bikes to the trip so I thought I'd write up something about each one & any additions or changes that the owners have made to them... so to start lets take Matt's WR as he's leaving us tomorrow to head off back to home on a mere 500 mile road blast...
Matt's WR250

OK so here's the basic details to start... It's a 2008 WR250X, Bought with 10k miles for $3800 & 16181 miles at start of my trip 23821 miles currently.

To explain, Matt set off from home in Oregon heading to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to have a break, then on to Houston, Austin, Texas, back to Houston, then off to Louisiana, New Orleans for a touristy moment, then off to Arkansaw. His bike needed a fork seal so a someone from ADVRider forum offered some help in Oklahoma... Once back on the road he did a little bit of the TAT in Oklahoma before heading to Colorado & met us en route, so tagged along, the rest is history as they say...

So some upgrades by previous owner were:
FMF full exhaust
Fuel Injection Module - (Maybe a Power Commander, I've forgotten)
Fender eliminator
ProTaper Handle bars
Hand guards with integrated turn signals
Zeta Shorty Levers

Upgrades by Matt:
A new saddle from Seat Concepts
Screen - MRA
IMS footpegs
Flatlands bash plate.
Pro Moto Rear rack
Powered Pelican 1450 case w/ quick disconnects to rear rack.
Giant Loop Coyote bag (yellow)
14/48 gearing (13/42 is stock)
IMS 4.9gal fuel tank - (250 mile range with this tank).
Shenko 244 Tyres, with the rear changed to a Dunlop D606 when the Shenko ran bald

IMS 4.9 Gallon Tank

This little bike has done a lot of miles since Matt set off, it's proved itself both on the road & off road. Its very nimble, the lightest bike of the bunch yet still keeps up on all the twisty roads like the Million Dollar Highway etc.

The only downside according to Matt is he wishes he had a little more top end power for the bigger roads & some uphills, other than that it's been a great tool & pretty damn good for the TAT. The other thing that he's found out is that the alloy rear sprocket wears quickly too...

All of this is helped by the fact that Matt is a bloody good rider too, he's quick as on the road & no slouch off road even though he says he hasn't done much of that kind of riding!!

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