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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:36 PM
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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 Yesterday, 05:31 PM
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 03:43 PM
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Posted By ScootToots
Tire Changing: seating the bead

Most of you likely already know this, but I learned something today about tire changing, particularly, seating the bead.

Since mounting a new front tire a few days ago, I noticed a slight bounce...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 08:47 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
AH, thanks for the clarification. That makes...

AH, thanks for the clarification. That makes sense now. Yeah, the MT43 was on my short list for a long while. The downside is the weight of the tire. It's a real heavy tire if the specs on the Dennis...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 03:10 PM
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Posted By ScootToots
Ed, What do you mean by: "but the...

Ed,

What do you mean by:

"but the diameter...especially over the worn IRC...was enough to make one seriously cautious about the firmness of the ground and make sure it doesn't tip too much to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 11:19 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
It's likely the cam chain tensioner lifter...

It's likely the cam chain tensioner lifter assembly. It rattles in many of these bikes, at certain revs and on steady or trailing throttle, then vanishes when under load. Mine progressed from the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 09:31 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
This works great. After seeing Shiftline's modded...

This works great. After seeing Shiftline's modded tail section, I did the same. Looks great, eliminates useless crap, and keeps the very visible tail light and signals.
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 07:53 PM
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Posted By ScootToots
Here is a clear explanation with photos:...

Here is a clear explanation with photos: http://www.crfadventures.com/crf250l-modifications/adjust-the-crf250l-preload.html
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 10:07 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
If you mean the preload adjusting rings on the...

If you mean the preload adjusting rings on the shock, they are very accessible to a long screwdriver and a hammer. Quick easy job actually.
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 10:08 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
Surprise to me as well, since I asked our Honda...

Surprise to me as well, since I asked our Honda Powerhouse lead tech if they can re-calibrate the speedo. He said Honda has no way to re-calibrate it, and that the only way is to purchase an...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 07:33 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
Pro Taper Pillow Top Grips might help, and be...

Pro Taper Pillow Top Grips might help, and be sure to wear gloves with padding in the palm. I like the dirt bike style gloves, but some are more padded than others. Those two considerations could...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 10:30 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
The popping on deceleration is common in this...

The popping on deceleration is common in this bike. The system injects fresh air into the exhaust to burn any gasses that would otherwise be expelled into the atmosphere. The popping is that gas...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 08:36 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
You may have been fortunate in that deer...

You may have been fortunate in that deer avoidance peg scraping maneuver. If you look at the tire, you'll see that when you lean aggressively like that, you are contacting the road with just two...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 08:24 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
I have the D606 in 120/90-18 on my crf250l. No...

I have the D606 in 120/90-18 on my crf250l. No issues with clearance. I have 13/42 gearing with the stock chain. Just a note though.

I find the D606 is better off road in mud or really loose...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 07:26 PM
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Posted By ScootToots
I finally healed up enough to ride into the...

I finally healed up enough to ride into the hills. Here's a brief video from today's ride:

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Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 10:56 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
Yah I really like the bag I have. It doesn't look...

Yah I really like the bag I have. It doesn't look bulky or dorky because of the shape. It is expandable out to the sides, and has lots of pockets, plus a rain cover. The straps are long enough to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 10:50 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
No worries :-). Not sure of the precise angle....

No worries :-). Not sure of the precise angle. The pic shows it fairly accurately. I chalked the line freehand, beginning at the start of the outward flair, then just chalked the line to be in...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 10:09 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
I used Rustoleum universal all surface spray in...

I used Rustoleum universal all surface spray in Satin finish. It bonds very strongly to plastic without priming first with a bonding primer, and the hardness is excellent once cured.

I had a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 07:17 PM
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Posted By ScootToots
A touch of black and fender mod

After the crash I repaired the exhaust cover and decided to paint it black. To keep things balanced I did the same for the tool box on the opposite side. I think the lines are much better now. The...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 08:50 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
Yah, I was wearing a textile jacket with armor...

Yah, I was wearing a textile jacket with armor also, and zero bruising, zero scraping on the upper body. The jacket was badly scuff on the elbows and one shoulder, as well as the back. It did it's...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2014, 10:55 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
Thanks for posting the link to this on the...

Thanks for posting the link to this on the CRF250L Owners thread. Really enjoyed the photos. What a great trip! I've never been to Newfoundland but have wanted to. I like the east coast. I've been to...
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