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Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2015, 10:44 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
Bear with me: so the PC5 gave you no additional...

Bear with me: so the PC5 gave you no additional power & performance over stock? did you do any air box or exhaust mods? If I read you right the PC5 made it harder to kick start? I have been on the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 08:09 PM
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Views: 2,363,237
Posted By kiwi5
How much did it cost for the rear shock? Have...

How much did it cost for the rear shock? Have you added a spring to the front shocks?
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 09:09 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
Excuse my ignorance but what does the external...

Excuse my ignorance but what does the external reservoir do? Is there oil in it? Looks uber cool....
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 12:47 AM
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Posted By kiwi5
The ongoing oil battle is easily solved by my...

The ongoing oil battle is easily solved by my technique. I use the drained oil from my wife's toyota corolla as oil for my crf250l. I change out the corolla oil that i use in my crf250l every...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 02:14 AM
Replies: 12,282
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Posted By kiwi5
Probably not high enough to make to much of a...

Probably not high enough to make to much of a difference from where i ride so i will try the O2 sensor disconnect again and will use your numbers as a starting (or end point!). I do not have any...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 06:49 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
What altitude do you ride? I am at sea level...

What altitude do you ride? I am at sea level almost all the time and the 2.5-3-6 for the first three is great. I have not changed the original last three and have left the O2 sensor inplace as I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 08:34 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
Please update on how much improvement you notice...

Please update on how much improvement you notice once installed!!!! I have been debating whether to do this for months.
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12,282
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Posted By kiwi5
Yup, this is the screen I am going to get. Just...

Yup, this is the screen I am going to get. Just can't decide on clear or tinted, tinted looks a bit better but if I am tucked down going flat out on a dark night.....
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12,282
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Posted By kiwi5
My answer will not help, but I just removed the...

My answer will not help, but I just removed the spark arrestor on the FMF Q4 I added a few weeks back and love the improved sound. Much deeper than before but still does not turn any heads while...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 12:17 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
15,000 kms on my CRF250l with backfire.screen...

15,000 kms on my CRF250l with backfire.screen removed. No issues!
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 10:09 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
High Beam gone

Just noticed high beam does not work but low beam does.....stupid question: i am assuming the bulb has two filaments and the high beam has blown?? Update- ignore my query just googled and realized my...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12,282
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Posted By kiwi5
Radiator guard, Brake (and clutch) Snake and...

Radiator guard, Brake (and clutch) Snake and aftermarket bars. You'll be good to go then (along with your bash plate and bark busters)!
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 12,282
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Posted By kiwi5
Keen to know pricing on both. I reckon you...

Keen to know pricing on both. I reckon you definately need bracing with that amount of fuel weight loaded up! Oops, will PM for details.....
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 10:39 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
What are the tires you are using? Amazing...

What are the tires you are using? Amazing photos, I thought New Zealand was amazing but your photos make me want to load my bike on a raft and come over!
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12,282
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Posted By kiwi5
With my new FMF Q4 I doubt I'll ever hear any...

With my new FMF Q4 I doubt I'll ever hear any rattling sounds again! Problem solved. :lol3:lol3:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 11:03 AM
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Posted By kiwi5
What size front sprocket? Great info on the...

What size front sprocket? Great info on the crf150f chain guide, it will save me having to mod the existing.
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 10:06 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
Now you tell me...I just bought the FMF Q4! Mind...

Now you tell me...I just bought the FMF Q4! Mind you, I a'int complaining!
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 06:56 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
Love it!

Love it!
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 06:44 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
FMF Q4 Slip on Kicks Ass

Oh yes....my CRF250L (aka Recon 1) just got wayyyyy better. I installed the FMF Q4 slip on and adjusted the EJK tuner up to 2.5, 2.5, 4.5 for the first three settings. I did not know what to expect...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 06:30 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
I weigh about 180lbs, when i maxed out the rear...

I weigh about 180lbs, when i maxed out the rear suspension the handling improved in a big way. The rear end no longer bounces around when i am going uphill on heavily corrugated backroads. Front...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 02:36 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
I was worried about that, but it fit in nicely. ...

I was worried about that, but it fit in nicely. I will be getting another Desert HT rear when I do the 42nd Traverse later next week (Google this ride over here in NZ, it is great fun). But I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 11:55 AM
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Posted By kiwi5
Oh how I would love to be able to fit a MotoZ...

Oh how I would love to be able to fit a MotoZ Mountain Hybrid rear tyre to my CRF250L! I think 120-100-18 would be too big. For those who have not heard of this tyre do the google thang and check...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 11:46 AM
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Posted By kiwi5
I have run MT21's in the past (on a DR650) and...

I have run MT21's in the past (on a DR650) and they worked well on road and excellent on the back roads of New Zealand. They did wear faster than other tires but a good choice for dual sporting.
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 11:41 AM
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Posted By kiwi5
The Rear was a 110-100-18. I still have the...

The Rear was a 110-100-18. I still have the front (90-100-21) and will be putting it back on this weekend. The side knobs on the Desert HT tractionator front tire do not flex much at all and work...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 09:48 AM
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Posted By kiwi5
I have tried and loved the Motor Tractionator...

I have tried and loved the Motor Tractionator Desert HT. They are DOT approved and while the Front is my now my favorite front tire for adventure riding, the rear is a bit big for the CRF250L and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12,282
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Posted By kiwi5
Honda CRF250L is amazing

Hi Team
stay on message or start a new page. The CRF250L is an amazing motorcyle and this forum is all about celebrating that FACT.
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 11:08 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
I just have to convince my mate to do the work...

I just have to convince my mate to do the work for me.....by the way....what in the " wide world of sports " tires are you using????
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 08:00 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
I will use your design. Well done!!!!

I will use your design. Well done!!!!
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12,282
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Posted By kiwi5
Suspension

I have adjusted the rear suspension adjustment as hard as it can go and it is a vast improvement. Has anyone just upgraded to the race tech rear spring only? I am going to buy the race tech front...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 03:27 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
Luckily for me, I followed multiple reviews which...

Luckily for me, I followed multiple reviews which gave the Honda CRF250L the nod over the KLX250! I have just changed to 42/13 gearing from 42/14 and love it. Fantastic on back roads, tears up in...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 10:09 AM
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Posted By kiwi5
That is part of my annoyance! I always do my own...

That is part of my annoyance! I always do my own oil changes, tire changes, sprocket so etc. But this was warranty work rebuilding the top end. Turns out the mechanic who over filled the oil is a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 08:58 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
When is too much oil...too much?

As mentioned earlier, my mechanics changed the oil when rebuilding the head on my CRF250l. I noticed that there appeared to be way too much oil (as the sight glass was totally full). I drained out...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 08:48 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
plus million.

plus million.
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 01:57 AM
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Posted By kiwi5
Well spoken, once I have broken in the new top...

Well spoken, once I have broken in the new top end (500-800kms?) I will go back to thrashing my CRF250L! I thought about the big bore conversions but cannot be bothered with the vastly reduced...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 12:33 AM
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Posted By kiwi5
I found that when I had the 40/13 sprocket set up...

I found that when I had the 40/13 sprocket set up the engine sounded like it was revving a bit high when highway riding so I changed to 42/14 which is perfect. I have kept the 13T and will swap out...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 08:06 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
Great photos! Did you do both front and rear...

Great photos! Did you do both front and rear suspension?
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 05:34 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
Update- I got annoyed and drained at least 250ml...

Update- I got annoyed and drained at least 250ml of oil (there must be an easier way then trying to loosen up the sump plug just enough and then oil goes everywhere....:eek1) Now, after starting the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12,282
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Posted By kiwi5
Back in the Saddle

After a long wait for parts, my CRF250L has finally had the top end rebuilt (after a stray piece of silicone shut oil off to the top end causing the bike to grind to a halt). I use my bike for a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12,282
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Posted By kiwi5
36psi?!? Wow. I found that at anything over...

36psi?!? Wow. I found that at anything over 22psi the front tire developed a distinct wobble when at high speed. 36 seems dangerously high? I ride a t about 18 r-20 psi with no rimlocks and regular...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2014, 11:13 AM
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Posted By kiwi5
I removed the snorkel and used a small saw to...

I removed the snorkel and used a small saw to open up the hole by about 50% larger. Works very well to compliments the fuelled tuner and removal of air filter backfire screen.
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