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Yamaha WR250R

What is the Yamaha WR250R? A trail bike? A commuter? A lightweight Adventure bike that will have you grinning!

We have been developing this suspension package since 2012 with Yamaha Australia and RideAdv on their hire Yamaha WR250R's. Suitable for all riders from that use the WR as anything from a casual trail bike to commuter to a 2 day Adventure Sprint bike. All the problems with the shock are solved with our shock dyno developed settings, plus a spring to suit your weight. We usually retail the OEM fork springs unless you are over 110kg, then we fit 0.48kg/mm ($199).  We have tested all our competitors products, we are the only suspension company that uses a shock dyno to both develop settings and on every customer job. 

No further discounts apply to this already discounted deal:

Suspension Only $1095
Ride In & Ride Out $1295

Pricing based on New or as new bike.If you need consumables such as seals, bushes,bumper, shock seal, etc,extra costs for parts will apply .Freight options include Aust post and TNT , approx $25-35 road .

 

 

Yamaha WR250R Forks

The WR250R uses what could be best described as early 90's MX technology for its suspension. So it's way ahead of the Tenere 660 and DR650 that are early 80's tech at best.


 

One of the many valving configurations we tried in testing. TB has ridden on many sets of forks while we were looking for the right feel to make the WR250R an adventure bike that you can either cruise on or ride as hard as you can, the bike will keep up.

Late nights, many sets of forks later. Once we started using the dyno for fork tuning our tested stepped up another gear to where we are now and have been running the same fork setting for over 18 months with great results.

 

Stock suspension is very Japanese trail bike in setup, very soft in the front and stiffer in the rear. Traditionally this is for pillion riding. Surprisingly, most of this softness comes from a lack of dampening at both ends, not soft springs. If the rider is under 85kg and carries no gear, we leave the stock springs and just work on dampening. The bikes TB and the RideAdv crew ride only use an uprated shock spring.  RideAdvTest mules. Want to try one out? They can be hired on RideAdv rides.
Another two 250R's getting the fork treatment

For the fork, we have tried a few different settings with TB and Wulfy but have settled on the settings that were a little firmer, as you tend to ride the bike harder, being low powered and light. So we revalve the forks, and change springs if they need it. Stock fork springs are 0.46kg/mm, which is OK for up to 100kg. I have to change quite a lot about the damping on the fork, it's not just a quick throw a few shims in.

Yamaha WR250R Shock

Nothing works a shock like running in the Simpson desert for hours. When TB went to the Simpson the first time (2012?) we found the shock lost dampening after not too many km to the point you wind the rebound adjuster in to full hard. When we inspected the shock,the shock struggles to make low speed damping when hot (Over 80 degrees)

New shock settings for the new shock, 2017 on are finished. It's the gold adjuster model.

  We modify the rebound adjuster in every WR-R shock to get the kick out of it, that's what alll the video's you will see on the net talk about. TB has done 8000km in testing so far with no wear issues and no fade. Stock shock spring is 8.1kg/mm. The normal upgrade is is 9.0kg/mm. 

A point to be careful on when lowering WR250R's is the bottom of the shock does run close to the swingarm. Some aftermarket lowering links we have seen make the shock and swingarm collide at half stroke. Shortening the shock can have the same effect. So lowering can be done, 45mm is possible, but you have to know what you are doing.

Our shock re-valve solves every problem the WR-R shock has. Hundreds of dyno runs on our shock dyno's and thousands of km have resulted in a shock no one else can match. You saw on the net some guy fitted a Gold Valve and says it's great? He doesn't know what great is. We also lower every shock we do on the WR 25mm at the guard. We can lower further if you need it.
We also fit a spring to suit your weight, usually a 9.0kg/mm.  Rates are available from 8.0 - 14.5kg/mm.