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Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11,132
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Posted By ScootToots
I have ordered a UNI Filter 2 stage Foam Filter...

I have ordered a UNI Filter 2 stage Foam Filter that is made for the CRF250L. It is from Uni Filter in Australia. It is touted (according to their specs) to trap much smaller particulate than the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11,132
Views: 2,127,201
Posted By ScootToots
Hi Mark, I have just sent you an email and I...

Hi Mark,

I have just sent you an email and I have also sent you the funds by PayPal to purchase a tensioner unit for my CRF250L. As I said in the email, I may let Honda install the new OEM...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11,132
Views: 2,127,201
Posted By ScootToots
Thanks Mark, I have your information that...

Thanks Mark,

I have your information that you sent me by email a week or three ago. Depending on how Honda responds, I may order one from you and be done with it. The next week or so will tell.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11,132
Views: 2,127,201
Posted By ScootToots
Engine problem

You might know I had some engine problems last February. The Cam Chain Tensioner Lifter Assembly failed to hold its position. That caused some bad cam chain slapping. The lead tech at the local Honda...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11,132
Views: 2,127,201
Posted By ScootToots
Mark, when you say "then backed out 1/8-1/4", I...

Mark, when you say "then backed out 1/8-1/4", I think you must mean 1/8-1/4 turn, yes???

That would be a huge difference. Please clarify.

John
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11,132
Views: 2,127,201
Posted By ScootToots
That's true. The stock bike would be great for a...

That's true. The stock bike would be great for a rider who mainly rides on pavement in somewhat level country. If you have constant grades to deal with, as where I live in British Columbia, 6th gear...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 94,575
Posted By ScootToots
Sadly true. I actually got out for the first ride...

Sadly true. I actually got out for the first ride in a week yesterday. My street was ice (tricky riding) but the main roads were clear. An hour later it began snowing again. We expect up to 10" by...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 94,575
Posted By ScootToots
Yup, the adapter that came with the tank and the...

Yup, the adapter that came with the tank and the rack, have the tank laying flat on the rack so that a tail bag can be strapped on top of it. Saves space.
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 94,575
Posted By ScootToots
Like you, I think the Kolpin Gas Container looks...

Like you, I think the Kolpin Gas Container looks well constructed, but I haven't had to use it yet, so I can't comment about possible leakage. I doubt it would, and if it did it could likely be...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11,132
Views: 2,127,201
Posted By ScootToots
Thanks, Ed and Samtech. I'll think carefully...

Thanks, Ed and Samtech. I'll think carefully about what you are saying. My original thought was that the TuffTube is about half the thickness of an ultra HD tube (like the Michelin UHD) , but twice...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11,132
Views: 2,127,201
Posted By ScootToots
Tube Question

Sorry for taking space with a dumb question, but I'm wanting to order an inner tube to mount with my new Kenda K270 tire. The front tire is a K270 and I used the Kenda TuffTube with that. The nearest...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 94,575
Posted By ScootToots
I've bookmarked the Rokstraps website. Thanks. I...

I've bookmarked the Rokstraps website. Thanks. I really prefer a rack that is wider than the fender. That's why I got the Boreggo rack. It keeps things steady and secure when strapped. Also, they...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 94,575
Posted By ScootToots
Mike, The miles are a combination of city, some...

Mike, The miles are a combination of city, some highway, and a lot of dirt riding. The bike has held up real well, except for the Cam Chain Tensioner Lifter Assembly. That failed and caused some...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 94,575
Posted By ScootToots
Thanks for the heads-up on the Motonaut straps :-)

Thanks for the heads-up on the Motonaut straps :-)
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 94,575
Posted By ScootToots
Mike, The bike has 23,000 km's on it. The chain...

Mike, The bike has 23,000 km's on it. The chain is still fine really, but I'd rather swap it every couple years than keep it until it's suspect. I also have a Kolpin Gas container (1.5 US gallons),...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 94,575
Posted By ScootToots
Acerbic Fuel Tank for crf250l

I have some goodies waiting for warmer weather to install. Heading the list is the Acerbis 3.1 gallon (11.7 litres) tank. A full 4 litres larger than stock should really improve the range.

With...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11,132
Views: 2,127,201
Posted By ScootToots
Mike, Yours maybe just the normal clatter...

Mike,

Yours maybe just the normal clatter and such that these engines produce, and you may be getting some rattle from the Lifter assembly for the cam chain. Just keep a good ear out for changes....
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11,132
Views: 2,127,201
Posted By ScootToots
When the Cam Chain Tensioner Lifter Assembly is...

When the Cam Chain Tensioner Lifter Assembly is not functioning well, it will typically cause a rattling sound that occurs at steady and trailing throttle at certain rev ranges. City riding at 30 -...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11,132
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Posted By ScootToots
Why not just top it with whatever you used in the...

Why not just top it with whatever you used in the oil change? Not sure of the wisdom of using 20W-50 (which is not a monograde btw). Cold starts might not provide enough lube quick enough.

To...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11,132
Views: 2,127,201
Posted By ScootToots
Cool. Thanks for chiming in. If mine begins to...

Cool. Thanks for chiming in. If mine begins to rattle again, you can bet I'll be getting in touch with you.

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11,132
Views: 2,127,201
Posted By ScootToots
Thanks for that update. It's useful to note that...

Thanks for that update. It's useful to note that silicone expands to many times it size in the presence of gasoline. It would only take a minuscule amount in the wrong location to expand and cause...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 08:59 AM
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Views: 2,127,201
Posted By ScootToots
Kreiger Cam Chain Tensioners make a lifter...

Kreiger Cam Chain Tensioners make a lifter assembly for the 250L. It isn't listed on the site but he has developed one. The thing with manual tensioners is, you have to ensure you know how to get the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 02:47 PM
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Posted By ScootToots
PS: I have been contacted by dozens of riders who...

PS: I have been contacted by dozens of riders who had the same failure, and have had Honda replace the lifter assembly under warranty, and dozens more who have had to replace it on their own back.
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11,132
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Posted By ScootToots
It is a poorly designed unit! When mine failed, I...

It is a poorly designed unit! When mine failed, I videotaped the problem and sent the link to my Honda dealer. I spoke to them by phone after they saw the vid, then I took the bike in to them. After...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11,132
Views: 2,127,201
Posted By ScootToots
That's good news. I thought they might get...

That's good news. I thought they might get authorization to do a warranty repair, since Honda is aware of the issue that the lifter assembly can fail unexpectedly. I'll bet you're breathing a sigh of...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11,132
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Posted By ScootToots
Totally agree, Ed. For $300 or so, a person can...

Totally agree, Ed. For $300 or so, a person can improve the power considerably by installing the fuel controller and swapping sprockets if that better suits their riding. As for the exhaust, like you...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11,132
Views: 2,127,201
Posted By ScootToots
That was me that had the failed cam Chain...

That was me that had the failed cam Chain Tensioner lifter assembly. In my instance it went from the usual annoying rattle at certain revs of steady throttle, to a crunching slapping sound at idle...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11,132
Views: 2,127,201
Posted By ScootToots
If you can't shift from Neutral to first at a...

If you can't shift from Neutral to first at a stop, just engage the clutch again, then disengage again and it will go into first. It's not a fault. It's just the way it goes sometimes.
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11,132
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Posted By ScootToots
I got over 14,000 km out of the stock rear and...

I got over 14,000 km out of the stock rear and almost 20,000 out of the front. The front still had fair life left. The rear was down to 4mm in the center knob. The use was maybe 60% pavement,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11,132
Views: 2,127,201
Posted By ScootToots
People like that need a lesson. I hope you have...

People like that need a lesson. I hope you have contacted a lawyer to drive that lesson home to him. You should be compensated well for this. His insurance will likely cover the sum received (if it...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11,132
Views: 2,127,201
Posted By ScootToots
jjustj, thanks, so something more aggressive on...

jjustj, thanks, so something more aggressive on the front would serve better then. Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11,132
Views: 2,127,201
Posted By ScootToots
SAPB, Thanks for that info and your thoughts. I...

SAPB, Thanks for that info and your thoughts. I appreciate it
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11,132
Views: 2,127,201
Posted By ScootToots
Pirelli MT-43 in Front???

Has anyone mounted the Pirelli MT-43 front tire in combo with the MT-43 rear? It comes in a 2.75-21 size. According to specs on the Dennis Kirk site it will fit our 1.60 front rim.

I am going to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11,132
Views: 2,127,201
Posted By ScootToots
Ha, that rattle sound you hear is only the way...

Ha, that rattle sound you hear is only the way the microphone picks up the engine. It seems to isolate the valve sound making it sound like a rattle. The cam chain tensioner rattle was eliminated...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11,132
Views: 2,127,201
Posted By ScootToots
CRF250L Review at 20,000 km's

20,000 km's on the odometer was begging for another review, plus, I try to recap on the various mods and accessories. I may have forgotten one or two, but you'll get the gist. Here it is:

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Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11,132
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Posted By ScootToots
CRF250L Stock Exhaust Performance Modification

After hearing how loud a friend's 250L was with an FMF muffler (he had the power core header), I thought it would be fun to see if a guy can get equal performance from a simple mod to the stock...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11,132
Views: 2,127,201
Posted By ScootToots
Thanks. That's great info so far. Keep us posted...

Thanks. That's great info so far. Keep us posted :-)
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11,132
Views: 2,127,201
Posted By ScootToots
Do you run the TubLiss system on the street also?...

Do you run the TubLiss system on the street also? The makers say that you should not. What are your findings? Also, I was surprised to hear that you have sidestand issues with the D606, and now even...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11,132
Views: 2,127,201
Posted By ScootToots
Thanks Ed, and SAPB, I'll keep those...

Thanks Ed, and SAPB, I'll keep those recomendations in mind for next time. My mentality always defaults to keeping things simple. That's why I thought I'd try no lube of any kind as Neduro does....
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11,132
Views: 2,127,201
Posted By ScootToots
Yeah, a lube would have helped. I didn't use any...

Yeah, a lube would have helped. I didn't use any kind of lube or Windex. I also didn't use talc on the tube. I wanted to try it without aids like that (as in Neduro's excellent tutorial).

Didn't...
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