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 2007 Yamaha WR250R does it exist

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white1




PostSubject: 2007 Yamaha WR250R does it exist   Sat May 11, 2013 12:00 pm

I'm new to off road motorcycles and am looking at purchasing a wr250r. Looking at this forum and the web the WR250R didn't start till 2008 however the one I was looking at is a 2007 model; 12/2007. It looks the same as the 2008, did they make them in late 2007 or is it another model, any help you could provide would me much appreciated. I readily admit I don't know much about bikes however you have to start somewhere.


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YZEtc

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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Yamaha WR250R does it exist   Sat May 11, 2013 2:10 pm

No 2007 WR-250R.
It is very common for a motorcycle to be built at the factory at the end of the previous year, and the 12/2007 shows that.
Just like you can buy a 2014 car before the 2013 calendar year is over with.

The 10th digit of the 17-digit VIN is THE way to tell the model year.
A 2008 model has an 8 in the 10th digit.
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white1




PostSubject: Re: 2007 Yamaha WR250R does it exist   Sat May 11, 2013 9:55 pm

Thanks for clarifying it, you were right. I thought it was a 2008, however after reading a another thread on this forum I started doubting myself. Hopefully things will work out and I have the pleasure of riding one of these bikes and doing some of the awesome mods listed on this site.

This forum is very informative, I appreciate someone taking the time to answer my question which may have sounded a bit strange.


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xy500




PostSubject: Re: 2007 Yamaha WR250R does it exist   Sun May 12, 2013 6:05 am

YZEtc wrote:
No 2007 WR-250R.
Well, you're wrong
I had an Australian delivered 2007 Wr250r, was sold and registered 12/2007.
So yes, there were 2007 wrr's.
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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Yamaha WR250R does it exist   Sun May 12, 2013 12:26 pm

Well my wr250x is also made 12/07:-) bought here in greece on 6/2008.
Just check the date on the front brake line.in japan they were sold from late 2007 and from 2008 to the rest of the world.
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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Yamaha WR250R does it exist   Mon May 13, 2013 9:12 am

Certainly possible that it was manufactured in 2007, but the model year would be 2008.

Like said above, check the 10th digit of the VIN.
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xy500




PostSubject: Re: 2007 Yamaha WR250R does it exist   Mon May 13, 2013 9:57 am

model year is irrelevant.
The year the bike is sold, is the year of the bike.
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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Yamaha WR250R does it exist   Mon May 13, 2013 10:09 am

my 10th vin number is 0 so.... GAHHHH
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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Yamaha WR250R does it exist   Mon May 13, 2013 10:13 am

It is quite common for auto companies to start selling (for instance) their 2014 model year cars in the fall of 2013.


Yes - some wr250's might have been built in 2007, and their build dates might say 07, and they might even have been able to be purchased in 2007, but it's my understanding that the "model years" for all wr250r & wr250x started as 2008 models.

In all of the things I searched through for parts, accessories, and farkles for our bikes, I've never seen 2007 listed as an option for a "model year".

That includes the Yamaha website.

So I would say a "2007 model" does not exist.

lurk

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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Yamaha WR250R does it exist   Mon May 13, 2013 10:23 am

xy500 wrote:
model year is irrelevant.
The year the bike is sold, is the year of the bike.



So a 2008 "leftover" that's sold new from a dealer's showroom in 2010 is considered a 2010 model? scratch



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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Yamaha WR250R does it exist   Mon May 13, 2013 10:36 am

I d say that typically the year of the bike is the year that is made.if it starts selling later of course its that years model buuuut typically is a bit older. Very happy
Another thing is WHEN it was made and another what years model it is. thumb
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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Yamaha WR250R does it exist   Mon May 13, 2013 11:44 am

georgis4 wrote:
I d say that typically the year of the bike is the year that is made.if it starts selling later of course its that years model buuuut typically is a bit older. Very happy
Another thing is WHEN it was made and another what years model it is. thumb


When you order parts for your bike...typically, most likely, and generally, you'd order parts based on model year - not year purchased.

At the very least , in North America, if you try to order parts for a 2007 wr250r or wr250x you'll get a response back that no such model exists.


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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Yamaha WR250R does it exist   Mon May 13, 2013 12:06 pm

We are saying the same thing.yamaha and all makers wont list bikes with manufacture date but wirh release of the model to the market.
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xy500




PostSubject: Re: 2007 Yamaha WR250R does it exist   Mon May 13, 2013 7:19 pm

Yes, but the papers for the bike tell you what year it is. We are disagreeing about what determines the 'year' of the bike. Model year, and year are two different things.
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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Yamaha WR250R does it exist   Mon May 13, 2013 8:28 pm

georgis4 wrote:
my 10th vin number is 0 so.... GAHHHH

Sorry.
I wrote that for the first poster who I assumed was from the USA.
The 17-digit VIN with the 10th digit as the model year identification is a United States Federal law thing we have here.
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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Yamaha WR250R does it exist   Tue May 14, 2013 4:16 am

It's all pretty simple stuff really guys.... there is a build date with-in the VIN, then a compliance date - will be attached as a small metal tag, and technically there would also be a sale date for the start of warranty period from new delivery - this will be written in the service book.

When ordering parts, mainly thru a Yamaha dealer, the most important number to quote will be the VIN, as it will fully id the exact bike details. As we all know the bike has remained technically the same throughout the years, so the easiest way for "us" is to just talk about the year model. For this purpose the majority would say it's a 2008~ model.

It is widely accepted / common knowlege that this bike was designated to be 1st released as a 2008~. Even as we now know that the very first "batch" were built late 2007, i'd suspect that the compliance plate - NOT VIN - will all be stamped 01/08 and onwards.
I would be happy to be shown otherwise if anyone has a 2007 stamped compliance plate.

Cheers guys.
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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Yamaha WR250R does it exist   Tue May 14, 2013 5:23 am

So we're all in agreement that there is no 2007 wr250r or 2007 wr250x then?

bert

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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Yamaha WR250R does it exist   Tue May 14, 2013 5:40 am

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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Yamaha WR250R does it exist   Tue May 14, 2013 5:43 am

motokid wrote:

So a 2008 "leftover" that's sold new from a dealer's showroom in 2010 is considered a 2010 model? scratch
My impression was it was always the older of the two, so a MY2010 car sold in 2009 is a 2009.
This model year rubbish is just so manufacturers can sell you older stuff for the highest price, and avoid losses near year changeovers.
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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Yamaha WR250R does it exist   Tue May 14, 2013 6:49 am

xy500 wrote:

This model year rubbish is just so manufacturers can sell you older stuff for the highest price, and avoid losses near year changeovers.

It's not rubbish. It is what it is.

There is no 2007 wr250r or 2007 wr250x.

They are all "model year" 2008 or above.

A 2008 model is a 2008 no matter what year it's sold to the buyer.

When you order parts for it you specify model year - not the year you bought it, or the manufacturing date.

And most "older stuff" gets sold at reduced price to get rid of it.

A 2012 wr250r on a showroom floor is going to have a lower price than a 2013.

Of course it's possible things work very differently down in Australia. You guys are known to be kinda weird down there. amazon hide lol!


(note smilies.....joking....ha ha....)

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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Yamaha WR250R does it exist   Tue May 14, 2013 8:18 am

motokid wrote:

There is no 2007 wr250r or 2007 wr250x.
FFS what does it say on the bit of paper i JUST showed you.
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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Yamaha WR250R does it exist   Tue May 14, 2013 11:25 am

xy500 wrote:
motokid wrote:

There is no 2007 wr250r or 2007 wr250x.
FFS what does it say on the bit of paper i JUST showed you.

That paper shows me you have a MY2008 and whoever typed up that paper put the year in wrong... scratch
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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Yamaha WR250R does it exist   Tue May 14, 2013 12:03 pm

YZEtc wrote:


The 10th digit of the 17-digit VIN is THE way to tell the model year.
A 2008 model has an 8 in the 10th digit.

Shows the 10th digit in the VIN as an 8. wink


I believe you bought bike in 2007.

I believe you bought a 2008 model.


Therefore - it's a 2008 wr250r that you bought in 2007.

Simple as that.

Doesn't change the fact that it's a 2008 wr250r.


And when I go to the Yamaha-Australia web page and look up some accessories for the wr250r guess what years they list for things like the GYTR muffler? 2008-2013


As I said before - a 2010 model, sold in 2013, does not "become" a 2013 wr250r.
So, a 2008 bought in 2007 does not make the bike a 2007.




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miniceptor86




PostSubject: Re: 2007 Yamaha WR250R does it exist   Tue May 14, 2013 7:27 pm

Good night and amen!
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xy500




PostSubject: Re: 2007 Yamaha WR250R does it exist   Tue May 14, 2013 7:33 pm

GAHHHH numbskulls
I guess Year: 2007 can somehow be read as something else? only in 'merica...
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