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    Gday lads,

    Just looking at purchasing a 2001 wr250, it looks in good nick for its age and is the right price($1500), has good compression and everything works... just need to rec reg ot and good to go...
    Just wondering if there us anything to look out for and any common issues? Id love a newer bike but just cant justify spending too much on a bike i will only ride evey now and then
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    Looks to be a good base for a project bike
    Be prepared for some tinkering and you will be surprised how capable it can be
    Time and tide . .

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    • #3
      Cool, good to hear, i assume there is a few good mods to do to them?
      Ill put a few more pics up if i end up going ahead with it

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      • #4
        My suggestions here are widely generic for all bikes.
        Any/the expensive fixes need-be prioritively sussed.

        Run/blip the engine with the oil-filler cap off... observe/smell gasses.
        Shove the blunt end of a screw driver in your ear... ala stethoscope.

        As implied: There will be issues: It's far preferable those being minor.
        Therefore you should focus your sussing re. finding any major issues.

        If the air-filter is dirty & in poor condition... It implies a lazy/inept owner.
        Look for those sorta-signs which indicate a bastard seeking to dupe you.

        I'd check & ensure it's not stolen nor financially encumbered.
        I'd take a photo of the bloke's Driver's License via my phone.

        I'd get a Signed Bill of Sale & compare his Licence Signature.
        I'd stipulate electronic direct payment into his bank account.
        =============================================

        batesy: I've adapted every bike I've owned (>10) to my personal will:
        Controls are one of the most personal interactions any rider can have.

        I ride with my foot over my gear-lever rather than below it.
        The rib-sole part of my boot changes-up gears... It works?

        I don't ever put my foot under the gear-lever... Why would I?
        I'm fine with people trying/riding my bike.. Steep/trying curve.
        The More I Learn... The Less I Know.
        That Which Doesn't Change... Stays The Same.
        Those That Don't Fall... Just Aren't Trying Hard Enough.
        Genius or Idiot... Sadly it's Defined by the Mediocre Masses... With their Hindsight.
        Dicklaimer... The Text above is to be Evaluated by a Responsible Person... Prior to Any Action Being Taken.

        *George Carlin*What We Do*No Bravery*Tell the Truth*911*Genetic Armageddon*Carbon Tax*Interplanetary Climate Change*Fracking*Shock Doctrine*Extinction Protocol*

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        • #5
          Cheers mate ill def look over the major things... hopefully its a good little project👍🏻

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          • #6
            Make sure it's not stolen. Check for dodgy numbers or any interference. Re-sprayed frame with poorly stamped numbers. It's a 2T right? Make sure you see it cold and ride it till hot. Clutch drag/take up works ok. No Piston slap. Load up every gear. Kick, counter shaft and gear splines aren't ****ed. No clunking forks or shock. Damaged chrome. Weird sized bolts and nuts everywhere instead of factory ones. Cracks in frame/sub near joins. Evidence of chain damage around counter shaft. Pull the air filter off and hopefully see nothing other than some 2t oil and air. No dust/grit/pieces of air filter... Bent/damaged brake calipers or masters. Other than these really annoying and expensive issues, you should be fine

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            • #7
              So i bought it today lads, not it too bad shape, needs the headlight wiring sorted and tail light as well, also it has a gear lever off a yamaha wr250 on it i reckon, sticks way out, need to get one for this bike thats the right one, will one off a 2006-2010 model work? Is the base motor shape the same? Cheers

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              • #8
                Originally posted by batesy View Post
                So i bought it today lads, not it too bad shape, needs the headlight wiring sorted and tail light as well, also it has a gear lever off a yamaha wr250 on it i reckon, sticks way out, need to get one for this bike thats the right one, will one off a 2006-2010 model work? Is the base motor shape the same? Cheers
                Yeah same up to last year in 2014. Just ebay WR300 gear shift/shifter. Heaps available cheap. Same motor. Yours should have the proper WR 'box too.
                '18 GG XC250!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by batesy View Post
                  So i bought it today lads, not it too bad shape, needs the headlight wiring sorted and tail light as well, also it has a gear lever off a yamaha wr250 on it i reckon, sticks way out, need to get one for this bike thats the right one, will one off a 2006-2010 model work? Is the base motor shape the same? Cheers
                  i owned a 2008 model.
                  great easy to ride motor.
                  i have an OEM pipe brand new and two sets of braking front pads, and i think i have a box of blinkers somewhere. will sell if anyone is interested

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                  • #10
                    Hey big E, might be interested in the pipe, send me a msg in here 👍🏻

                    Just starting to get it ready for rec reg in vic, wiring for lights is a bit messy so ill need to sort that out, then should be good to go

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                    • #11
                      Hi mate
                      Pm me you mobile and i will send you photos of all the old 2008 husky wr250 stuff i have.
                      E

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                      • #12
                        Just as an FYI - in my experience these engines run better on 91 RON
                        Time and tide . .

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by pk View Post
                          Just as an FYI - in my experience these engines run better on 91 RON
                          Awesome to know , cheers mate

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                          • #14
                            Quick update, ive removed the tank to trace some wiring for the headlight, it seems pretty straight foward, so i think ill be able to get the lights going pretty easy, found a full manual on cafe husky👌
                            I need a new fuel tap so ill get that sorted this weekend, am i right in thinking a lot of parts swap over right up till 2009 models? Is it possible to put a later model tank and plastics on easily?
                            Cheers lads

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                            • #15
                              Ok lads ive run into a issue, so im trying to get power to my headlight and tail light.. issue is i have no power going to the regulatir it seems.. there is no power at the wire coming out of the stator loom that goes to the reg.. im guessing this isnt good😂

                              Looks like ill have to remove the flywheel, is it hard? Lucky i have a spare engine, hopefully the stator in that is good...

                              Is there any tests i can do to confirm its the stator?

                              Cheers boys

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