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4/25/2018 2:05 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/25/2018 2:07 PM

Just picked up this 2018 YZ-250X for my oldest son...although I may end up keeping it for myself! Ha! Have to admit, the blue wheels had me at “hello”. smile

He’s always ridden Honda 2-strokes, but since becoming somewhat of a recent Off Road convert from MX, he wanted to stick with the 2-stroke and Honda obviously doesn’t cater to that market. This is the first Yamaha we’ve had in the family, so looking forward to breaking it in and seeing what these YZ-250 2-strokes are all about. I have the requisite off road goodies ready to install, but If you YZ250 gurus care to pass along anything pertinent to YZ-250 ownership, it’d be much appreciated.

Picked it up this morning from the shipper. Actually enjoyed the small assembly that was required.

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4/25/2018 2:13 PM

Sweet!

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4/25/2018 2:16 PM

Sweet ride!! Good luck getting those warning stickers off without scratching the plastics.

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4/25/2018 2:27 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/25/2018 2:29 PM

Nice! Love the blue wheels.

I thought the X came with lights?

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4/25/2018 2:28 PM

Im jealous you got the crate. My dealership wont let us take a crated bike home

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4/25/2018 2:35 PM

Muscle-Milk-KTM wrote:

Sweet ride!! Good luck getting those warning stickers off without scratching the plastics.

Hit the fender with a heat gun from below and they peel right off.

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Empty a bag of skittles into the toilet and then flush. It's like watching a five second long nascar race.

4/25/2018 2:37 PM

bodean123 wrote:

Nice! Love the blue wheels.

I thought the X came with lights?

The 250s unfortunately cannot support much, if any lighting on the stock stator. A guy on TT made a kit out of sourced parts that let you run lights, but afaik parts ran out and he couldn’t get anymore to put kits together.

They were made out of KX stators or something of that nature.

They sometimes come up for sale on eBay.

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If you're not mixing gas, you're not haulin ass.

4/25/2018 2:43 PM

RACERX69 wrote:

Just picked up this 2018 YZ-250X for my oldest son...although I may end up keeping it for myself! Ha! Have to admit, the blue wheels had me at “hello”. smile

He’s always ridden Honda 2-strokes, but since becoming somewhat of a recent Off Road convert from MX, he wanted to stick with the 2-stroke and Honda obviously doesn’t cater to that market. This is the first Yamaha we’ve had in the family, so looking forward to breaking it in and seeing what these YZ-250 2-strokes are all about. I have the requisite off road goodies ready to install, but If you YZ250 gurus care to pass along anything pertinent to YZ-250 ownership, it’d be much appreciated.

Picked it up this morning from the shipper. Actually enjoyed the small assembly that was required.

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Send the head out and have the squish corrected. The stock heads are poorly designed imo and the easiest way to get it to run best and get better fuel mileage is to have the dome recut. They will ping and detonate on pump gas sometimes with the stock head.

Also, there is a washer you can remove from the powervalve assembly that gives it a little more snap.
Here:
https://thumpertalk.com/forums/topic/1219458-2016-yz250x-governor-mod/

Also a jetting thread; many people recommend the Suzuki needle since it cleans it up a bit mid throttle:
https://thumpertalk.com/forums/topic/1215694-2017-yz250x-jetting-thread/

If you really feel like it, you can check the timing and adjust it. The casting marks on the case aren’t accurate and the bikes can come a degree advanced or retarded.

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If you're not mixing gas, you're not haulin ass.

4/25/2018 2:45 PM

I just bought a 2017 YZ250 coming from many years on Ktm. I won’t get into which is better but I love the new Yamaha, smooth power, great suspension.

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4/25/2018 2:45 PM

bodean123 wrote:

Nice! Love the blue wheels.

I thought the X came with lights?

Nope, the WR lineup comes with lights. The x models are MX bikes with a kickstand, 18" rear and a slightly different transmission to suit it for the woods.

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4/25/2018 2:47 PM

TrailDigger wrote:

The 250s unfortunately cannot support much, if any lighting on the stock stator. A guy on TT made a kit out of sourced parts that let you run lights, but afaik parts ran out and he couldn’t get anymore to put kits together.

They were made out of KX stators or something of that nature.

They sometimes come up for sale on eBay.

There are high output stator all over for that bike now, so lighting is fairly easy to come by.

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4/25/2018 2:47 PM

Heck ya very nice! Proper smoker too!

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4/25/2018 2:53 PM

Muscle-Milk-KTM wrote:

Sweet ride!! Good luck getting those warning stickers off without scratching the plastics.

Rooster wrote:

Hit the fender with a heat gun from below and they peel right off.

Or a blow dryer haha. You beat me to it by a little bit

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hamdaddyof2 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

4/25/2018 2:54 PM

The YZ250x (WR) come stock whit lights in europe

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4/25/2018 2:58 PM

Nice pick up OP! Cant go wrong with the blucru

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hamdaddyof2 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

4/25/2018 2:58 PM

I think the X is a great versatile machine! The gearbox is heavenly. Although it makes you feel fast, the standard YZ gearbox is so damn close

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4/25/2018 2:59 PM

metal_miracle wrote:

The YZ250x (WR) come stock whit lights in europe

They actually don't sell the 250x in Europe (at least in the UK). The YZ and WR are 2 completely different models. And yes, the WR does come with lights.

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4/25/2018 3:00 PM

Ive Had 5 yz 250s. Torn between a new x or just another yz 250

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4/25/2018 3:18 PM

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4/25/2018 3:24 PM

metal_miracle wrote:

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Nice, I stand corrected. It's not offered in the UK so I'm assuming this bike is no longer in production or you didn't purchase that in the UK?

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4/25/2018 3:27 PM

The powervalve mod mentioned above will give you the most noticeable difference in performance once jetting is dialed in. Congratulations!

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James

4/25/2018 3:31 PM

40acres wrote:

Nice, I stand corrected. It's not offered in the UK so I'm assuming this bike is no longer in production or you didn't purchase that in the UK?

That bike was sold in Norway. Think they are sold in Sweden too .

But they where offered in road legal state too. So i guess they would have to be sold in germany too

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4/25/2018 3:34 PM

metal_miracle wrote:

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40acres wrote:

Nice, I stand corrected. It's not offered in the UK so I'm assuming this bike is no longer in production or you didn't purchase that in the UK?

A quick read (older article) https://enduro21.com/index.php/40-general/245-yamaha-s-wr250-why-now-what-else

Metal looks like he is from Norway.

To the op, nice ride, they are very popular where I'm from. I've ridden one briefly and was initially impressed. I'm sure your son is going to like it.

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4/25/2018 3:46 PM

metal_miracle wrote:

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A WR250????? What?!?!?!?!

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hamdaddyof2 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

4/25/2018 5:56 PM

metal_miracle wrote:

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mattyhamz2 wrote:

A WR250????? What?!?!?!?!

For the longest time the 2t WRs were the couple-year-older YZs in enduro trim.

I love how interchangeable the parts are between bikes all the way back to ‘99.

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If you're not mixing gas, you're not haulin ass.

4/25/2018 6:20 PM

Muscle-Milk-KTM wrote:

Sweet ride!! Good luck getting those warning stickers off without scratching the plastics.

Rooster wrote:

Hit the fender with a heat gun from below and they peel right off.

Yup.

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4/25/2018 6:51 PM

Muscle-Milk-KTM wrote:

Sweet ride!! Good luck getting those warning stickers off without scratching the plastics.

pressure wash off

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4/25/2018 7:12 PM

Congratulations for you and your son! Besides the requisite steering stem, linkage, and swingarm pivot grease job, be sure to keep an eye on the stock unsealed front wheel bearings...They tend to go out right quick if you're cleaning with a pressure washer. I've never replaced them with OEM Yamaha parts, instead opting for sealed aftermarket units. Congrats again and enjoy the new scoot cool

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4/25/2018 7:48 PM

Nothing better than a new 2 stroke in the crate.

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4/25/2018 8:15 PM

crc245 wrote:

Congratulations for you and your son! Besides the requisite steering stem, linkage, and swingarm pivot grease job, be sure to keep an eye on the stock unsealed front wheel bearings...They tend to go out right quick if you're cleaning with a pressure washer. I've never replaced them with OEM Yamaha parts, instead opting for sealed aftermarket units. Congrats again and enjoy the new scoot cool

Funny i just replaced mine with oem and noticed i was replacing junk with junk. I usually put in aftermarkets. Coincidentally i replaced my rear brake pads with ebc and they squeal bad so i had to order a set of oem. Im Probably getting an 18.

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