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Re: 08 Yamaha WR250X - Supermoto
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2008, 11:03:14 PM »
Fret, is that Aprilia street legal yet? Say no, so I don't have to buy one.

Hey, JB...how about that PCIII??
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Re: 08 Yamaha WR250X - Supermoto
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2008, 10:57:42 AM »
The Aprilia SXV/RXV is one sick ride... I got to ride a SXV450 last year  :drool:.  They make the Husky 610's look like a starter bike.   Too bad they stupid expensive, and have insanely short service intervals (every 20 hrs I heard for a "street" bike ::) ), and the first gen versions have been poping motors real quick...

Hey, JB...how about that PCIII??
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Re: 08 Yamaha WR250X - Supermoto
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2008, 04:00:41 PM »
Hey Jason, have you had the suspension worked yet? What kind of work have/will you have done?

And are we going to see some pics of you backing it in around the SM tracks next year?
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Re: 08 Yamaha WR250X - Supermoto
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2008, 09:44:18 PM »
Not yet... I was actually riding it up until Wednesday of last week.  I still haven't decided exactly what I'm going to do with the suspension yet.  Right now I'm thinking a custom Penske rear and just some springs and valving in the, but I've been keeping my eyes open for a Ohlins forks at a good price.

The only thing I've added since doing the review has been bolting on the LeoVince X3.  But I was pretty surprised at the difference it made - After Pulling off the Ex-up Valve & cables it actually smoothed out the on/off throttle hesitation at low speeds a little.  And it sounds great - it came with 2 different tips and a spark arrestor so I had 4 possible combination ( loud, loud /w spark arrestor, quiet, quiet W/ spark arrestor) - I ended up going with the quiet , but it's still a hair loud fro my taste, but not bad.   I do have a PCIII for it I just haven't installed it yet because I haven't had time to get it to a dyno for a baseline & mapping.


And are we going to see some pics of you backing it in around the SM tracks next year?

 :P  We'll just have to see  8)
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Re: 08 Yamaha WR250X - Supermoto
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2009, 09:24:48 PM »
OOHHHH.....
Japanese market special edition.



Found someone who imports the bodywork, but at over $600... a little pricey for me.
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Re: 08 Yamaha WR250X - Supermoto
« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2009, 10:16:19 PM »
 :drool: I'm liking these red fade rims:



And that Graves Carbon pipe for it is sickkkk.

I would still love to get that 09 black one. Maybe this year....
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Re: 08 Yamaha WR250X - Supermoto
« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2009, 10:27:16 PM »
Yeah Jason that bike looks like a fun time.  I've always wanted to ride one.  I think a SM would be something I would choose if I were to get a street bike.  Riding a 600 doesn't appeal to me as much, maybe if I had one with a stock motor I guess.  Well if anyone asks at the track it's stock, just picked up some erion bodywork

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Re: 08 Yamaha WR250X - Supermoto
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2009, 10:17:34 PM »
Found some more cool shots of that special edition:



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Re: 08 Yamaha WR250X - Supermoto
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2009, 10:20:27 PM »
I am sooooo close to getting one. But I know I shouldn't quite yet.
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Re: 08 Yamaha WR250X - Supermoto
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2009, 09:39:14 PM »
Nice.... Those guys at wheeling just can't leave the shop bike alone - not that I'm complaining
Get one silver...you know you need it... or wait about 6 moths, and I hear the 450X will be on it's way!
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Re: 08 Yamaha WR250X - Supermoto
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2009, 10:20:17 PM »
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Re: 08 Yamaha WR250X - Supermoto
« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2009, 07:22:00 AM »
looks like fun, how does it compare to the CRF230M?
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Re: 08 Yamaha WR250X - Supermoto
« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2009, 01:46:32 PM »
I'm back to thinking about getting a WRX. Insurance would be half as much as the CBR!

Hey Jason, did you change the tires out yet? This guy says he's using BT-016s in a 150 and that there is plenty of room for the chain, no pic though. Just wondered what your thoughts were.

http://www.supermotojunkie.com/showthread.php?t=80315&highlight=bt-016
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Re: 08 Yamaha WR250X - Supermoto
« Reply #28 on: April 23, 2009, 12:33:00 PM »
Nope, Haven't changed tires yet.

I saw that guy using the BT-016's.  I also head someone else using another brand 150 and he said no chain rubbing either, but... I've seen pics of a 150 power that was rubbing so who knows.
But I'm not a big fan of using a sportbike tire on a super moto bike because a sportbike tire is designed to work with a 400lb bike plus a 170+ lb rider, not a 300lb bike plus rider.  So I have concerns about getting the tires up to a constant working temp during normal riding.  But I've been eyeing up the Continental Contiforce SM Supermoto Tires,  they've been getting good reviews and are designed for supermoto's...
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Re: 08 Yamaha WR250X - Supermoto
« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2009, 09:55:25 AM »
Finially getting the White color scheme in the US for 2010...






And a few months ago I heard they cancelled plans for the 450X due the economy.
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