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Yamaha WR250R Travel Bike - High Wycombe, UK

For Sale: Yamaha WR250R 2008 Travel Bike

**This is the 'R' Trailbike ....NOT the '250F' Enduro bike**

I am looking to part with my lovely travel bike. I bought it practically new as a Canadian import and it took me all the way to Magadan via the BAM Road and the Road of Bones and NEVER MISSED A BEAT! From Sea Level up to 4,500m and using fuel as low as 80 Octane with no issues.

It has 35,000km on the clock and was serviced on/before 3000miles everytime.
My longest day in the saddle was almost 1000miles from Belarus border to Ferry at Calais. On a 250 - believe it!

I put a lot of effort into the build and only went with the best/proven products:

- Safari Tank in White (14L)
- New Seat Concepts Seat (wide)
- Bashplate from Flatlands Racing (easy oil change and plenty of protection)
- Yamaha Genuine Rear Rack
- Sandman CaseSavers (sprocket wear visibility + ability to use 14T front)
- Acerbis Rally Handguards with fitting kit
- FMF Fuel Commander (for dialing in more midrange or back to stock without uninstalling)
- Exup removed from exhaust pipe and professionally welded
- Wide sidestand foot
- Spare Genuine Fuel Pump (£300 plus VAT). Not had any problem with either.

Optional parts (for additional fee):
- MRA Road Screen

Bike comes with a set of NEW TYRES, all the original bodyparts and new brakepads, DID chain and rear sprocket.

My bike would make a great travel bike for anyone who wants to be able to ride highway, get great fuel efficiency (70 Imperial.mpg) and then ride just about any offroad you might want to throw at it. It's kind on it's chain, sprockets and tyres and only weighs 135kg!

I'm looking for £2,450 ono (moving house forces sale)

Call Ed on 07977487757

Technical Highlights:
- 135kg wet weight
- 350W electrical output (think heated vest, grips, GPS and extra chargers in your tankbag!)
- Oil change at 3,000miles (1.4Ltr)
- Filter changes at 6,000miles
- Valve clearances not needed until 26,600miles!!!
- 70mpg Economy
- 90mph Top Speed
- See more satisfied owners here: Owners Forum
- For trips, hints and where I got all my modification ideas from: ADVRider Forum Megathread


Bike Right Side:

WR right side view by edward_biggs, on Flickr

Bike Left Side:

WR left side view by edward_biggs, on Flickr

Seat Concepts Wider/Tougher Seat:

WR seat by edward_biggs, on Flickr

New Front Tyre:

WR front wheel view by edward_biggs, on Flickr

New Rear Tyre:

WR rear wheel by edward_biggs, on Flickr

Clocks and Kilometers:

WR clocks by edward_biggs, on Flickr

WR at Charyn Canyon, Kazahkstan:

WR at Charyn Canyon 4 (Kaz) by edward_biggs, on Flickr

WR on the BAM Road, Siberia (sleeping bag and clothes in roll bag):

WR250R on the BAM after fires by edward_biggs, on Flickr
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What kind of range did you get out of that tank Ed ??

I thought you'd swapped it for a DRZ before you left or was that just rumour ?

What the cruising speed like ??

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Follow up...

About 200miles. Highway cruise is between 70 and 80mph.

I put some Heidenau K60s on the bike and tinkered with various bits and found out that I'd made the WR vibrate above 60mph too much through the bars and pegs in a way that it hadn't done before. In desperation I rode Dan's DRZ and it seemed better so I bought a stock DRZ and borrowed Neil's DRZ bits to make an overlander. I found that the vibes were worse - I only made it about 30minutes from my house before I turned back.

Determined to take my beloved WR, I balanced the tyres, put DRZ bar-end weights on the WR (it doesn't come with any) and rubber dampers on the pegs and it was much better. I cannot imagine having taken the DRZ with hindsight. The WR is just better.

The bike has sold now.
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About 200miles. Highway cruise is between 70 and 80mph.

I put some Heidenau K60s on the bike and tinkered with various bits and found out that I'd made the WR vibrate above 60mph too much through the bars and pegs in a way that it hadn't done before. In desperation I rode Dan's DRZ and it seemed better so I bought a stock DRZ and borrowed Neil's DRZ bits to make an overlander. I found that the vibes were worse - I only made it about 30minutes from my house before I turned back.

Determined to take my beloved WR, I balanced the tyres, put DRZ bar-end weights on the WR (it doesn't come with any) and rubber dampers on the pegs and it was much better. I cannot imagine having taken the DRZ with hindsight. The WR is just better.

The bike has sold now.
Wow, that economy is terrible. That's the same as an old carbed DRZ400.
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Although, that is doing a much higher cruising speed and being much lighter off-road.

I think I might just get one for one of my future trips. I can't see anything to beat it for a trail based trip.
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Although, that is doing a much higher cruising speed and being much lighter off-road.

I think I might just get one for one of my future trips. I can't see anything to beat it for a trail based trip.
My trip ready, ride anywhere XR400 would...and it could be yours Ted Good Price to you Today
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My trip ready, ride anywhere XR400 would...and it could be yours Ted Good Price to you Today
I'm still waiting for the replies to the PM's about your Peugeot Partner. Just as well I gave up and bought a Berlingo closer to home


Anyway, cheers for the offer mate but I won't be buying anything until 2013 and after this long Eastern Europe trip I'm doing next year.
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