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Forum: Thumpers Today, 10:08 AM
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Posted By kiwi5
So does the crf250l have have an automatic unit? ...

So does the crf250l have have an automatic unit? I wonder if anyone has had the lifter fail twice?
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:19 AM
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Posted By kiwi5
Excellent question. I will be talking with my...

Excellent question. I will be talking with my mechanic later today and will report back. It would appear to be a rare failure as only Scoot and I have reported this issue and there must be a...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 01:20 AM
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Posted By kiwi5
Cam Chain fixed!

The major issue with my cam chain has been fixed under warranty, with no additional damage to the bike even though I rode about 20kms with the lifter (i think it was the cam chain lifter that broke,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 03:10 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
I have had my bike for a little over 1.5 years so...

I have had my bike for a little over 1.5 years so probably out of warranty, but I will be raising hell Iin a big way If they do not repair under warranty anyway. Should not happen given how easy I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 09:33 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
Houston. We have a problem.

Uh, oh.....I noticed my CRF250L felt a bit down on top end power while out riding some back roads today....didn't think much of it, but on the way back home while riding flat out (around 115kph) and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 01:03 AM
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Posted By kiwi5
My seat became a lot more comfortable after I...

My seat became a lot more comfortable after I started working out heavily and went from 190lbs to 175lbs. I also have a dirty old sheepskin that helps out- I can ride all day (literally) without my...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 12:54 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
Exactly. It is obvious that I did not notice the...

Exactly. It is obvious that I did not notice the issue until I was braking hard. As mentioned prior, the mechanics checked the front brake disc at the same time and it was not damaged- I watched...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 01:00 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
I would grease the suspension linkage; the bikes...

I would grease the suspension linkage; the bikes come with only a small amount of some weird grease applied. I was lucky and did mine almost immediately- there was corrosion already starting on one...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 12:53 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
I bow to your superior knowledge of what...

I bow to your superior knowledge of what happened. Clearly myself and the qualified Honda mechanics were hallucinating. We will all seek immediate medical support and (hopefully) the appropriate...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 05:40 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
Incorrect. The spokes were so out that the front...

Incorrect. The spokes were so out that the front rim was seriously out on the cocentricity gauge. I know this because I watched my mechanics. After they trued
the spokes, and checked the front...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 08:18 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
10,000km Review

One year and a half and 10,000 kms on my CRF250l. Still lovin' it! I recently had to have the front wheel spokes re tuned as I was noticing serious "pulsing" when using the front brake. No damage...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 01:25 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
-Somebody issue bound to start cryin' over this...

-Somebody issue bound to start cryin' over this mildly sarcastic comment!! ;)
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 11:24 AM
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Posted By kiwi5
I agree regarding the 13t front sprocket causing...

I agree regarding the 13t front sprocket causing high revving at highway speed. I have changed back to the 14t but I think changing the rear to 42 will best perfect.
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 03:51 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
Now that looks like fun- can't believe there were...

Now that looks like fun- can't believe there were no flat tires in that forestry block! Great video.
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 05:28 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
Scoot Fender Mod

Last question on your fender cut (I promise!) what angle approx. did you cut? It looks like about 30 degrees?
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 12:43 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
The trimming of the rear is what's holding me...

The trimming of the rear is what's holding me back on the Acerbis, it is already quite short in the rear (I think?), so with it trimmed back, does it still provide any form of protection to the frame?
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 07:40 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
I like the black- what sort of spray paint did...

I like the black- what sort of spray paint did you use? I will be cutting my front fender as well, thanks for the photo. Now I can see where you made your cuts.
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 03:44 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
The tool kit that was with my CRF250L came with...

The tool kit that was with my CRF250L came with those basic axle wrenches (and extension handle) for both front and rear axles. I have tested them and they work just fine. I got rid of the rest of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 04:25 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
I must be a totally lame rider. I am always...

I must be a totally lame rider. I am always thinking that any more power would be lethal when my mighty CRF250L (aka RECON 1) spits gravel many inches into the air as I power out of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 04:18 AM
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Posted By kiwi5
Really? I have not weighed them but I have just...

Really? I have not weighed them but I have just spooned on a shinko 705 and I would not think that it weighs significantly more than the stock tire. Assuming we are talking about the rear tire? In...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 02:18 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
How many kms (or miles) do you have on yours?

How many kms (or miles) do you have on yours?
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2014, 01:44 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
Sounds like an excellent mod, of course I don't...

Sounds like an excellent mod, of course I don't really understand what it is you've done due to my mechanical shortcomings!
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 04:53 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
Yup, I noted that one of the dome 6mm bolts that...

Yup, I noted that one of the dome 6mm bolts that holds the leg protector on the muffler fell off somewhere. Blue locktite on all bolts is the solution!
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 01:09 AM
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Posted By kiwi5
What did you use to cut the fender?

What did you use to cut the fender?
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 03:39 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
I put a supermoto front fender on a DR650 I had...

I put a supermoto front fender on a DR650 I had and it made a HUGE improvement. Thinking about doing the same on the CRF250l or I might just chop back the existing one....
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 11:58 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
Hey Scoot- great to read you are back in the...

Hey Scoot- great to read you are back in the saddle and up-armored at that! What is the front fender mod??
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 11:45 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
What altitude do you ride? Have you put in the...

What altitude do you ride? Have you put in the EJK/airbox mods?
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 10:44 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
14T Front Sprocket

After the discussion of potential wear (on output shaft) of the 13T front sprocket I thought I would put back on the original 14T. ( Note that I ride pretty close to sea level). While the 13T is...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2,084
Views: 247,261
Posted By kiwi5
Uh-oh! With the lower foot pegs you will now...

Uh-oh! With the lower foot pegs you will now start scraping them all the time!
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 05:56 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
Nothing wrong with the XT250, one of our...

Nothing wrong with the XT250, one of our motorcycle magazine writers (over here in NZ) took one on an off road safari and he had a great time. The XT250 is a good bike to commute on and do some basic...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 04:32 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
I've checked my output shaft splines (13T JT...

I've checked my output shaft splines (13T JT front sprocket) and while there are shiny marks where the sprocket fits on the splines, there is no noticeable wear like the RTW guys had on theirs. I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10,472
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Posted By kiwi5
My rear tire looks almost exactly like that, I've...

My rear tire looks almost exactly like that, I've just ordered a Shinko 705 replacement. I was tempted to keep riding on my OEM rear, but we are in the rainy season so the Shinko 705 is going on. The...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 03:00 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
Ditto- I would love to know about how a super...

Ditto- I would love to know about how a super moto set up goes. Power? Top Speed?
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 11:34 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
OEM tire performance in the rain?

I'm about to start commuting with my CRF250L and I've put back on the OEM tires- anybody commuting with these in wet conditions? My OEM tires are worn in, especially the rear, but I'm not sure how...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10,472
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Posted By kiwi5
That is the sort of news I wanted to hear! I'll...

That is the sort of news I wanted to hear! I'll bet my splines will be fine given my lame riding style.
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10,472
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Posted By kiwi5
My mechanic also pointed out that other bikes...

My mechanic also pointed out that other bikes (like the KLR) have a more secure attachment method for the front sprocket, so that would help....for other bikes. I have emailed Steph (who is doing a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10,472
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Posted By kiwi5
For those who have not seen this yet....

For those who have not seen this yet....
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10,472
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Posted By kiwi5
Well, the fella's who reported it have had it...

Well, the fella's who reported it have had it happen on not just one- but two bikes. So unless they are Taliban spies trying to put us off the CRF250L then it HAS clearly happened. Read back...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10,472
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Posted By kiwi5
Yes, I noticed that with the 13T JT sprocket- if...

Yes, I noticed that with the 13T JT sprocket- if it is noticeably less when I put back on the 14T OEM sprocket, then the 13T will not go back on and I will just go with a larger rear sprocket and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10,472
Views: 1,947,364
Posted By kiwi5
I've spoken with my Honda mechanic, who is a...

I've spoken with my Honda mechanic, who is a off-road local champion (he knows a thing or two about bikes obviously). His thoughts are that the guys doing the RTW trip have accelerated the wear by...
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