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Forum: Thumpers Today, 02:06 AM
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Posted By SAPB
'' The owner's manual lists maximum weight...

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The owner's manual lists maximum weight capacity as 320 (Including rider, passenger, all luggage, and accessories). I have not ridden with a passenger, and weigh ~ 170 myself, 5' 9". I'm sure...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:18 AM
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Posted By SAPB
And Ramz did this: ...

And Ramz did this:

http://www.rickramsey.net/CRF250Ltuningafr.htm
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:01 AM
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Posted By SAPB
Stroked crank/balance shaft from the CB300F +...

Stroked crank/balance shaft from the CB300F + Bill Blue 305 big block = 349. I'm not familiar with the cost of the BB. I know if you send him back the stock cylinder, there's money back.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:49 AM
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Posted By SAPB
There are sites that have them listed, not...

There are sites that have them listed, not necessarily available (for the 250). I have not had any trouble getting common stuff like air/oil filters, gaskets, and the top chain slider (which I still...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 11:15 AM
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Posted By SAPB
Well that's interesting. The parts sites here...

Well that's interesting. The parts sites here show the crank, and connecting rod (for the 250) come together (~$184), and the balance shaft ($24). I guess if you've got back-up bikes, splitting the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 04:39 PM
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Posted By SAPB
The DJIA is down, jump start the economy, and get...

The DJIA is down, jump start the economy, and get stuff here:

http://www.powerlet.com/products

And mount with this: http://www.rammount.com/products/motorcycles.htm
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 03:26 PM
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Posted By SAPB
Edited, check the you tube vid.

Edited, check the you tube vid.
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 03:18 PM
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Posted By SAPB
Service manual with wiring diagram here:...

Service manual with wiring diagram here: http://www.hondampe.com.au/docs/owning_a_honda/owners_manuals/motorcycles/62KZZ00_CRF250L13_OM.pdf

Neat little connector where you unplug the ignition...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 10:00 AM
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Posted By SAPB
I weigh ~ 170, and it seems alright to me. A word...

I weigh ~ 170, and it seems alright to me. A word of caution, the brakes have some sort of stuff sprayed on to keep them from rusting on the ship, apparently. If nobody had warned me, I would have...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 06:46 AM
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Posted By SAPB
Yes, I carry a Topek Morph mountain bike pump...

Yes, I carry a Topek Morph mountain bike pump that has an integrated gauge. Rim-lock, yes, part of the Tubliss system.
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 10:00 AM
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Posted By SAPB
Wearing stuff out

Just put an order in for tires. They both have about 6.4 mm left, the front is original, and I just rolled over 11K miles this morning. The rear I replaced with a D606 @ about 4K. There's a little...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 05:32 AM
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Posted By SAPB
+1 And the filter. The early 600 miles...

+1

And the filter. The early 600 miles oil/filter is because the material that comes off the friction plates contaminates the oil.
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 03:10 PM
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Posted By SAPB
Got a response, not surprisingly he's a busy guy....

Got a response, not surprisingly he's a busy guy. Actually, I don't know if I could be without my bike right now. I will respond to try and find out his actual location. Not having a pickup truck...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 10:44 AM
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Posted By SAPB
This is a good vid that shows how. Once you see...

This is a good vid that shows how. Once you see what the seal mate looks like, you can make one out of thin plastic (windex bottle, ect.). Used to be folks used 35mm film negatives, so that...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 05:06 AM
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Posted By SAPB
Somewhere in Vermont. No response to my inquiry...

Somewhere in Vermont. No response to my inquiry yet. In my email, I sent the link to this (Owner's thread).
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 04:54 PM
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Posted By SAPB
I can't find a link, but the rev limiter kicks in...

I can't find a link, but the rev limiter kicks in at 10,500. The engine stops making useful power at 8,500 though.
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 03:29 PM
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Posted By SAPB
What year?

What year?
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 01:40 PM
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Posted By SAPB
This was posted a while back. I just sent an...

This was posted a while back. I just sent an email to Tom, asking how long he needed a bike for. Let's see what happens.

http://www.moto-racks.com/index.html
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 09:08 AM
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Posted By SAPB
http://www.gearingcommander.com/ Oops,...

http://www.gearingcommander.com/

Oops, change it to mph.
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 08:43 AM
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Posted By SAPB
It's on 3-7 in the service manual. Lost Rider did...

It's on 3-7 in the service manual. Lost Rider did a DIY. Here's are the two links:

http://www.hondampe.com.au/docs/owning_a_honda/owners_manuals/motorcycles/62KZZ00_CRF250L13_OM.pdf
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 02:53 AM
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Posted By SAPB
Awesome riding area you've got there, thanks for...

Awesome riding area you've got there, thanks for sharing! Nice to bring that up on Google maps.
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 02:13 PM
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Posted By SAPB
Sounds like crap to me. I've got nearly 11K miles...

Sounds like crap to me. I've got nearly 11K miles on mine, though I'm not abusing it like you young folks. I've had it in a variety of dirt, sand, ect. not riding hard enough to bottom the forks...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 03:28 PM
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Posted By SAPB
Me, I avoid major highways, and take back roads,...

Me, I avoid major highways, and take back roads, and allow the time to do that. If you can't, stand on the pegs every now and again. You've got a smallish tank, so you're going to have to be stopping...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 06:33 AM
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Posted By SAPB
And I just remembered which site lists both the...

And I just remembered which site lists both the height, and weight of tires. Not necessarily the best prices, shop around. Yup, way more "buzz" from the D606, but it reminds me how well it works...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 11:34 AM
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Posted By SAPB
Looks like fun, glad to see others who aren't...

Looks like fun, glad to see others who aren't afraid of scratching up a bike. Was that on stock tires?
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 11:10 AM
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Posted By SAPB
Lot's of information here, but what works on a GS...

Lot's of information here, but what works on a GS Beemer, isn't so great on a 250. One site lists the weight by tire, can't remember which one that is presently. Weight, tire height all play into it....
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 09:50 AM
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Posted By SAPB
Well, that's a coincidence, I was going to ask...

Well, that's a coincidence, I was going to ask tire questions also. I also have been, doing mostly road biased riding, but I compromise, and go with a better off road tire, and "live with" how it is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 02:46 AM
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Posted By SAPB
The last speeding ticket I got on my C14, the...

The last speeding ticket I got on my C14, the officer told me my speed on radar, and then said, "It's wet too". Which it was-it had just stopped raining. I wanted to tell him that my tires don't care...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 11:17 AM
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Posted By SAPB
LostRider (who hasn't posted here for a while),...

LostRider (who hasn't posted here for a while), said he had an Airhawk, which is easily changed from one bike to another. Not sure what the cost is compared to the other options, but it's easily...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 03:44 AM
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Posted By SAPB
Stickysidedown

Nice pictures, and a killer deal on the price.

Our "tookit" consists of the fuse puller, and two hex keys.
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 03:25 PM
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Posted By SAPB
From the owner's manual page 10. Break in...

From the owner's manual page 10.

Break in period

During the first 300 miles (500 km) of running, follow these guidelines to ensure your motorcycles's future reliability and performance.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 03:28 AM
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Posted By SAPB
A 250 and a 125

Probably just another bike we'll never see here in USA, but we can dream.

2500 Euros = $3404
3000 Euros = $4085

http://www.bikeexif.com/chinese-motorcycles#more-17882
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 03:24 AM
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Posted By SAPB
New Honda

Could a CRF300L be far behind?

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2014/07/honda-officially-announces-naked-cb300f/
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 03:21 PM
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Posted By SAPB
I forgot about those, hey, it's only money... ...

I forgot about those, hey, it's only money...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBhkp-DZMrE
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 12:31 PM
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Posted By SAPB
Cooking on the road

This belongs here:

http://www.bikebandit.com/community/articles/muff-pot?utm_source=community_article&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=muff_pot
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 11:24 AM
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Posted By SAPB
10 mpg!? Dang, I don't really try for high mpg...

10 mpg!? Dang, I don't really try for high mpg figures, but I'm averaging 75 mpg with the 13t, and GPS corrected SpeedoDRD.
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 10:07 AM
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Posted By SAPB
Chain

So, the one I ordered was back-ordered. I found one local, an SRT 520HO O-ring, but with 120 links, so I had to break it. Well, I had to break the OEM chain also, or take the swingarm off (no...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 09:41 AM
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Posted By SAPB
Folding shift lever

Figured I post this separate, so it would be easy to find in the future. The folding shift lever I got is Honda part # 24700-KSE-305. The splines line up, and though it doesn't come with the bolt,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 12:20 PM
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Posted By SAPB
I have also heard of others who didn't like the...

I have also heard of others who didn't like the DRZ. I think there is a kit to convert it to a 6 speed. You can mess with the gear ratios, but it's either geared low for good off road, and buzzy at...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 12:08 PM
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Posted By SAPB
Speaking of off topic, took a ride today to get a...

Speaking of off topic, took a ride today to get a chain (online place was back ordered). They had one of these in the showroom, the carbon fiber edition. It's not even on their webpage. It would...
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