Yamaha WR 200

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Hello everyone i recently sold my YZ125 03' 1 year ago...

I bought myself a WR 200 95' model but the power seems to be lost it doesnt have the same pull as the YZ and the Sound also sounds very diffrent any technical advise? And where will i be able to get PICS and Info on WR 200 thanks all

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I wasn't even sure that there was wr200's made in 1995. Yeah they sound real wierd and quiet, they are perhaps the quietest production bike ever made. The power is very linear and very 4-stroke like. The suspension is very trail oriented and does a very nice job of soaking up the bumps, but not good for jumps. A few unique things about the bike: it has an electronic powervalve like the newer cr250's, which might contribute to its 4-stroke like power.

All in all the power wont be like your 125 was, more like a tractor, not a dragster. Its perfect for trails and tight technical riding, and is good for recreational stuff as well. You're not going to feel as big of a hit on the powerband, and it probably won't feel as snappy, but its suited for a different purpose.

Happy Trails
 

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Yamaha didn't have any WR200's coming to USA in 95. They only imported the 92 models. They may have continued production and sales elsewhere tho. You can find some yamaha stuff at www.yamaha-motor.com , but a 95 WR200 won't be there.
 
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I bought one of those. I think it was a '92. White and Turquoise, the only year they sold them here. Right after I bought mine they decided they will discontinue them and were sold at a lot lower price than I paid. I liked it about as much as a KDX but I think it was designed to be a street bike. I remember the carb was ridiculously hard to rejet, no access on the bowl. I doubt if you'll find many aftermarket parts for it. There was a bunch of them around for about a year or so but I don't think I've seen one for 10 yrs.
 
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wr200

they are very similar to the DT200 which they did still sell in 95 in Canada.FMF made pipes and silensers for the WR and I'm pretty sure boyesen had reeds for them as well and with some of these bits and some cylinder work they could be made to be significantly snappier.As for the suspension Yamaha offers stiffer springs front and rear and with some attention to valving could be improved.
 

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A lot of the 200's came to England. Nowadays you don't see very many about. I know England has junkyards that part out bikes and most ship world-wide.
 
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wr2 95

i got my wr200 2 months ago it's given me quite alot of problems now it sounds like something's loose in the engine area sounds kinda weird
 
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GC212 said:
i got my wr200 2 months ago it's given me quite alot of problems now it sounds like something's loose in the engine area sounds kinda weird

I also had a knock in my engine and when we pulled it down the barrel was stuffed, it still ran fine but just had a funny noise, so i resleaved it, so i didn't have to worry about sealing the bore and it will take bugger all to rebore and increase barrel size in the future.
 
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Hey guys, i hear you all complaining about your wr200's. ive owned mine for about 6 months now and i love it. before i bought it, it sat for about 4 years, so i had my fuel lines clog up twice but after that it was smooth sailing. I know exactly what you guys are talking about when you say it has no "pop" and is like a four stroke power. I bought a new fmf silencer, fmf reeds, and a metal mesh air filter, and after that, you can tell when the power band kicks in, it moves me back on the seat if im not ready. I can keep up with an 1985 yamaha tri z 250 thats bored 25 over. So all you people that hate on the wr 200, I LOVE MY BIKE. It is so awsome and fast. So for less than $200 bucks your bike can go from a slow "four stroke" power to a fast two stroke that sounds mean and has the balls to back it up.
 
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Just curious, how old are you? Im thinking you seriously might be better off getting a different bike than modding the piss out of yours to get it to feel faster/hit harder. Why do all the work and put all the money in, when you could sell it, and put yourself on a faster harder hitting bike from the factory?

You ever ride a moto-cross 250 2-Stroke? I suggest you do. It doesnt move you back on the seat, it does wheel stands in 1st-5th gear with traction, and spins tires if its a little slick.
 
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what do you mean modding the piss out of it? let me ask you a question. how much money did you pay for your bike? and how much money have you put into it? i bought my bike for $600, put less then $200 in mods, and less then $150 in maintance parts. so yes i could go buy a moto-250, but right now i dont have that kind of money. and right now my bikes pushin 80mph. so for now thats good enough. eventually i would love to get a YZ250 2-stroke. but thats gonna take money i dont have. and to answer your question i am 20 years old. and yes i have riddin a cr250, ill tell you what the only thing that bike that was better than mine was the power. the wr had way better suspension, is taller (im 6'3''), better for jumping, lighter, i could corner better with the wr, and right now my bike is pretty fast, and good enough for a while. until i have the funds to upgrade to a YZ250, not a YZ250F.lol. i really dislike four-strokes. nothin beats that power band of a 2-stroke.
 
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Alright, I mean, I see where your coming from and all, but now look at it this way:

I got a awesome deal on my bike, paid $1300 for it. But it did not take me long to find one at that price that is as clean as mine. Actually, just about every day or so there is a new one that is a comparable deal posted up. Check out Craigslist.com Believe me, its not like I was rolling in the cash. I actually just graduated college a few weeks ago, but until I get a real job ... Sucks balls dont it!

And I dont blame you, im not a fan of CR's either. Im 21, a good deal smaller than you though hahah. 5'7" 155lbs.
 
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a friend bring me an imported dtr200 (similar engine i think) to repair and to do some engine mods because that boring powerband-repaired and worked...
i will put it on the frame sooner and i will post the results, but from my experience with the 125´s its very easy to get some more hit and power with out spend lots of money...