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Old 12-16-2012, 04:45 PM   #1561
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New 250L Owner

I am the new owner of one of these babies, and so far loving it. Wouldn't you know that winter has arrived with a vengeance in the few days since I picked it up. First forays onto the dirt in some years. I also ride a BMW f800ST. I plan to use the bike to explore the numerous dirt roads and trails in central Oregon. Appreciate the forum and learning about this new bike!

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Old 12-16-2012, 04:54 PM   #1562
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Looks like Manracks has free shipping for the holidays, if anybody was on the fence: http://www.manracks.com/#!honda-crf250l/cjhw
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:58 PM   #1563
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Looks like Manracks has free shipping for the holidays, if anybody was on the fence: http://www.manracks.com/#!honda-crf250l/cjhw
Great rack. Not only that but it makes the UPS lady look at you in that very special way
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:00 AM   #1564
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Motion Pro Rim Locks

How many are using these?
I am thinking of ordering a set for the bike, but not sure what size to order, a little help please
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:46 AM   #1565
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Terra and CRF250l flamers

Posted the following in the Terra thread

" I've noticed a lot of flamers in these 2 threads as well. It seems to be a load of crap to me... Oh it's a pig and the suspension sucks, get a used this or that... Totally juvenile. I don't own either of these bikes, but I like these models, and more importantly the OWNERS seem to be very positive about these new bikes. No, these bikes are not orange and they are not trying to compete with the orange machines. And by no means am I bashing Orange, great bikes with a different perspective and mission.

My WR250r is decried as a pig as well... if I want to reduce weight, I should focus on my fat ass before I sink a dime into lightening my bike, it would benefit me and my riding.... If I lost 40lbs, my suspension would work better and the power increase would exceed a pipe and programer, not to mention the health benefits for me. (Cheaper too)

I like the new nc700x too... that bike gets bashed as well. But guess what owners are loving them too, more importantly they are selling, just like the Terra and CRF. Not only are they selling, they are getting very positive reviews! All 3 represent a segment in the market that was largely ignored, affordable, multi-use, practical yet passionate bikes that want to be ridden everyday...

My WRr falls into that category as well (though a bit pricey new), I put 7000+ on my first season on this bike! More than the last 3 seasons combined on my old xr650l, why? Because the thing just works... No fuss, no muss, just hit the button and go. I can go where ever I want, whenever I want (well wife and kid dependent) The fact of the matter is that I focus on riding more than the bike now, it is a liberating experience "

The CRF thread is growing fast... And look at how fast the After-market is growing for the LRP.
I like that L.R.P. Enjoy your new bikes, they are going to be popular and the market leader within the year for the segment. The Terra is the best of the 650 single segment IMHO.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:52 AM   #1566
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Has anyone tried a rack form Nomadic Racks?
It's very similar to the one from ManRacks, but 20$ cheeper.

http://nomadic-racks.com/index.php?o...080&id=4113616

Was wondering this myself although I first saw this rack on eBay. It appears thinner and lacking the tie-down rails under the sides that the man racks have. Also looks like it's set back from the seat more. These racks look good to me. I think I might try it.

I like that it's skinnier and leaves more room for the passenger.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:37 AM   #1567
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Took a nasty spill the other day while out riding on the trails, got a little TOO confident, accelerated up a jump and landed in a rut, got sideways and spilled it, that 43T rear sure helps acceleration lol.... Bruised rib, hurt wrist, and my gopro split my damn lip through the helmet (mounted on my mouth guard, pushed through the damn thing).

The wife is pissed since she didn't want me to get the motorcycle in the first place, so I may be putting my bike up for sale soon depending on if I can fend her off or not. Luckily the bike is still great minus some scratched plastic on one fender. If anyone is interested, please let me know... 300 miles on her and tons of mods (i have a bad habit of modding).
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:41 AM   #1568
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Bruised rib, hurt wrist, and my gopro split my damn lip through the helmet (mounted on my mouth guard, pushed through the damn thing).
Glad your generally okay. You'll heal. Any chance that goPro was on? I fall a lot too, and it's always nice to see that others do to.

Get well and hopefully you will get to keep the bike.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:44 AM   #1569
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Glad your generally okay. You'll heal. Any chance that goPro was on? I fall a lot too, and it's always nice to see that others do to.

Get well and hopefully you will get to keep the bike.
Thanks, yep it was on, haven't downloaded it off the gopro yet to look at it though.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:53 AM   #1570
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Took a nasty spill the other day while out riding on the trails, got a little TOO confident, accelerated up a jump and landed in a rut, got sideways and spilled it, that 43T rear sure helps acceleration lol.... Bruised rib, hurt wrist, and my gopro split my damn lip through the helmet (mounted on my mouth guard, pushed through the damn thing).

The wife is pissed since she didn't want me to get the motorcycle in the first place, so I may be putting my bike up for sale soon depending on if I can fend her off or not. Luckily the bike is still great minus some scratched plastic on one fender. If anyone is interested, please let me know... 300 miles on her and tons of mods (i have a bad habit of modding).
Hmmmm, wife or bike, wife or bike. Reminds me of that commercial where the guys only had enough money for either toilet paper, or beer.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:46 AM   #1571
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How many are using these?
I am thinking of ordering a set for the bike, but not sure what size to order, a little help please
Thanks



2.15 for the rear
1.60 front.

You might want to get some spoke weights too so you can balance your wheels after you add rim locks as they will add vibrations on pavement if not balanced.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trks...at=0&_from=R40

If you spring for the slightly more expensive MP Litelock one's you'll need less weights to balance the wheels.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rim-Locks.aspx
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:53 AM   #1572
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How many are using these?
I am thinking of ordering a set for the bike, but not sure what size to order, a little help please
Thanks
Rimlocks are based on rim WIDTH....look on the bead of the rim....on the front you'll either have 1.6 or 1.85 somewhere...on the rear I think it'll have a 2.15 somewhere.....and of course there should be a hole with a little rubber nipple in each rim generally about opposite the valve stem.....if not...you have to drill a hole in the rim....AND it's a good idea to re-balance the assembly after installing it because at 60 or so you'll feel the out-of-balance....or the easier way i use is to get a roll of solid core solder....you'll need at least 4 ounces...weigh each rim lock + nut, then calculate the LENGTH of solder that will give you the correct weight = each lock...then wrap that solder around 1 or more spokes, with a little electrical or duct tape over the top....or buy fancier wheel weights at Harbor Freight, Aerostich, or maybe motion pro.

Yeah..right...what Lost Rider said!! But rim locks are a help if you run LOW pressures off road like 10 to 15 psi...and of course are a BIG help if you get a flat and have to limp out of the woods...sloooowly!
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:02 AM   #1573
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Thanks, yep it was on, haven't downloaded it off the gopro yet to look at it though.
Well, live and learn....the improper go-pro usage was a painful lesson....but only your pride was damaged....don't quit yet...wife or no wife!! My wife laughed when I came home with a titanium rod in my leg with a handful of titanium drywall screws to hold it in place.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:28 AM   #1574
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2.15 for the rear
1.60 front.

You might want to get some spoke weights too so you can balance your wheels after you add rim locks as they will add vibrations on pavement if not balanced.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trks...at=0&_from=R40

If you spring for the slightly more expensive MP Litelock one's you'll need less weights to balance the wheels.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rim-Locks.aspx
Perfect, this is the info I need. I have been actually looking at the MP litelock ones.
Thanks again
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:31 AM   #1575
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Rimlocks are based on rim WIDTH....look on the bead of the rim....on the front you'll either have 1.6 or 1.85 somewhere...on the rear I think it'll have a 2.15 somewhere.....and of course there should be a hole with a little rubber nipple in each rim generally about opposite the valve stem.....if not...you have to drill a hole in the rim....AND it's a good idea to re-balance the assembly after installing it because at 60 or so you'll feel the out-of-balance....or the easier way i use is to get a roll of solid core solder....you'll need at least 4 ounces...weigh each rim lock + nut, then calculate the LENGTH of solder that will give you the correct weight = each lock...then wrap that solder around 1 or more spokes, with a little electrical or duct tape over the top....or buy fancier wheel weights at Harbor Freight, Aerostich, or maybe motion pro.

Yeah..right...what Lost Rider said!! But rim locks are a help if you run LOW pressures off road like 10 to 15 psi...and of course are a BIG help if you get a flat and have to limp out of the woods...sloooowly!
Perfect, I did not know where to find the rim width, thanks.
Nor did I know one needed to re-balance the wheel, guess it makes sense, but no one said I had an over abundance of that.
Thanks again, I really appreciate it!
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