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Old 09-04-2012, 11:18 AM   #1
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The CRF250L thread






Post your experiences, modifications, and issues specific to the CRF250L
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:02 PM   #2
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:05 PM   #3
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I contacted Acerbis to see if they had any plans at all for a gas tank, and this is their reply
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Sorry we do not have plans to make the CRF250L fuel tank in the future.
Hopefully IMS or Clarke will step up...

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We are in the beginning stages of producing a tank for this bike. I do not yet have any information on size or other specs as it is a bit early, but we are likely to see something finished around the end of the year.
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:12 PM   #4
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Thanks for starting the new thread, Joe.

I'm confident Clarke will soon produce a larger fuel tank for the CRF250L.

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Old 09-04-2012, 02:36 PM   #5
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Thanks for starting the new thread, Joe.

I'm confident Clarke will soon produce a larger fuel tank for the CRF250L.

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Has anyone contacted IMS? Then tend to go even larger than Clarke for western riders. http://www.imsproducts.com/Contact/

I'm sure both Richochet http://www.utahsportcycle.com/ & Flatland would like to measure up some bikes http://www.flatlandracing.com/

As well as Seat Concepts http://www.seatconcepts.com/

Plus PBI racks http://www.promotobillet.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=24
And Manracks http://www.manracks.com/

If you guys want the aftermarket to produce, don't wait but rather contact them and offer up your bike. You'll get one for free from the deal.
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:45 PM   #6
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Has anyone contacted IMS? Then tend to go even larger than Clarke for western riders. http://www.imsproducts.com/Contact/

I'm sure both Richochet http://www.utahsportcycle.com/ & Flatland would like to measure up some bikes http://www.flatlandracing.com/

As well as Seat Concepts http://www.seatconcepts.com/

Plus PBI racks http://www.promotobillet.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=24
And Manracks http://www.manracks.com/

If you guys want the aftermarket to produce, don't wait but rather contact them and offer up your bike. You'll get one for free from the deal.
Seat Concepts is already on it. I offered up my seat, but he said he'd just get one himself. I offered up my bike to IMS, but never heard back. I'm sure they can source one locally.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:00 PM   #7
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Has anyone contacted IMS? Then tend to go even larger than Clarke for western riders. http://www.imsproducts.com/Contact/

I'm sure both Richochet http://www.utahsportcycle.com/ & Flatland would like to measure up some bikes http://www.flatlandracing.com/

As well as Seat Concepts http://www.seatconcepts.com/

Plus PBI racks http://www.promotobillet.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=24
And Manracks http://www.manracks.com/

If you guys want the aftermarket to produce, don't wait but rather contact them and offer up your bike. You'll get one for free from the deal.
Yes, I contacted IMS, see above.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:04 PM   #8
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nice. sounds like there will be aftermarket coming in soon.
having a 4+ gallon tank, comfy seat and beefy skid plate is essential for western touring and day riding.

anyone contacted Wolfman or Berg to get the process started on side racks?
http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/
http://brmoto.com/

Wolfman might also be interested in doing one of their rear racks too.

Obviously Giant Loop Coyote bag will fit on the bike as is
http://www.giantloopmoto.com/products/coyote-saddlebag

I'm sure Happy Trails also would like a bike in for various products
http://www.happy-trail.com/
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:37 AM   #9
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anyone contacted Wolfman or Berg to get the process started on side racks?
http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/

Wolfman might also be interested in doing one of their rear racks too.
Wolfman is about 4 miles from our house, I can ride mine over and show him. Problem is that we are on the road on vacation and won't be back till the end of next week.....
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:04 PM   #10
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nice. sounds like there will be aftermarket coming in soon.
having a 4+ gallon tank, comfy seat and beefy skid plate is essential for western touring and day riding.

anyone contacted Wolfman or Berg to get the process started on side racks?
http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/
http://brmoto.com/

Wolfman might also be interested in doing one of their rear racks too.

Obviously Giant Loop Coyote bag will fit on the bike as is
http://www.giantloopmoto.com/products/coyote-saddlebag

I'm sure Happy Trails also would like a bike in for various products
http://www.happy-trail.com/

The Giant Loop Coyote option interests me greatly. I like soft bags, especially when grinding my through dense single track on the way to the fishing hole

There is a set availible to try locally for fit I belive. Going on Saturday to confirm it's existance and to try it for lay out / fit. The pipe is so well protected for heat on the CRF250L, that I suspect that all I really will be looking at is mount points and tail position.

Will let you know what I find out if I can get one to try on the bike.

Would sure like a rear rack though... rather than having it sit on the plastic directly... hmmmm.

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Has anyone contacted IMS? Then tend to go even larger than Clarke for western riders. http://www.imsproducts.com/Contact/

I'm sure both Richochet http://www.utahsportcycle.com/ & Flatland would like to measure up some bikes http://www.flatlandracing.com/

As well as Seat Concepts http://www.seatconcepts.com/

Plus PBI racks http://www.promotobillet.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=24
And Manracks http://www.manracks.com/

If you guys want the aftermarket to produce, don't wait but rather contact them and offer up your bike. You'll get one for free from the deal.
If any CRF250L owners reside in Southern California, you should definitely contact Mike at ManRacks.

http://www.manracks.com/master#!__master/suzuki-dr650

Mike makes very nice luggage racks for a variety of Honda, and other motorcycles. I have owned several of Mike's luggage racks, and several of the other products he manufactures. Mike encourages feedback from his customers, and constantly works to refine his products. After a new luggage rack is fabricated, Mike frequently sends out free prototype rakcs for testing, and feedback. Mike has also refined a RotoPax mounting plate for the XR650L luggage racks, so I'm sure he can quickly modify this mounting plate for a CRF250L luggage rack.

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If any CRF250L owners reside in Southern California, you should definitely contact Mike at ManRacks.

http://www.manracks.com/master#!__master/suzuki-dr650

Mike makes very nice luggage racks for a variety of Honda, and other motorcycles. I have owned several of Mike's luggage racks, and several of the other products he manufactures. Mike encourages feedback from his customers, and constantly works to refine his products. After a new luggage rack is fabricated, Mike frequently sends out free prototype rakcs for testing, and feedback. Mike has also refined a RotoPax mounting plate for the XR650L luggage racks, so I'm sure he can quickly modify this mounting plate for a CRF250L luggage rack.

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Old 09-04-2012, 03:26 PM   #13
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can't wait for aftermarket stuff for these little burros. I guess that's the problem with buying a brnad spanking new model, have to wait for everyone to catch up. I'd like a skid plate, rack with saddel bag option, bigger tank, pipe and efi tweak, oh yeah and stiffer springs.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:57 PM   #14
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New crf 250l owner here, as well as new Advrider member, and first time ever rider...ever. Now have 17 total lifetime miles under my belt. Took it out on the open road and was brave enough to hit 50 mph. I have to work on shifting, and w/o a tach wasnt sure what gear to be in. Anyway, have no idea as to how to comment on the bike because I have no basis of comparison. However, at my present weight of #240 lb I'm questioning whether this 250 will haul my butt up hills w/o slowing traffic. Coworkers convinced me to start small.

Question, I opted for the 5 year total Honda warranty, and I could cancel for full refund, it is quite pricy. Do members typically go with the extended Honda warranty or just the factory 1 year and "self insure"?

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I'm considering Wolfman D12 enduro bags for my CRF. I've already ordered the fender bag. What do you guys think? I'm thinking it will work ok.

I'll be getting the Summits for my Versys at some point soon.
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