- May 1, 2007
I think that i have decided that I am going to buy a 1989 YZ250WR from a local guy. I went and rode it today and it runs great and everything was fine except for a couple things. He said that the clutch slips sometimes and needs new plates sometime soon. I couldnt tell/make it slip but i will take his word for it. My question is where can I find them and is there a tutorial on how to change them. I am worried that since it is an old bike that parts will be hard to come by but he assures me otherwise. This will be my first bike so I will be learning as I go. One other thing that is wrong with it is first gear is finicky and it will get stuck in it or jump out. I have heard that the WR transmission in it is known to get that way and am wondering if anybody knows a way to fix it. With the wide spread gears I will be just fine without even using 1st gear most of the time but I would still like to get it fixed if possible. It is just to good of a deal to pass up(im pretty sure) he will take $425 for it and I checked it title is clean. He was honest and said that he bought it a yr ago at a garage sale for $450 from a grandpa thats grandson is overseas. Is this a good deal, or is there something I am missing? It ran STRONG and he wheelied it in 4th gear in front of his house. Just seems to good to be true.