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Old 02-25-2013, 11:00 PM   #3451
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Would anyone be interested in a FMF Powercore slip on? I am looking to sell mine
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:32 AM   #3452
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So total noob, only my second post, and this is my first bike. I am totally new to this stuff in general, but I am pretty mechanical having been in the auto repair business for nearly 20 years.

My CRF has about 70 miles on it and I noticed an oil and/or coolant leak today. Its coming from what looks like a weep hole directly underneath the water pump towards the front of the bike from the oil filter housing.

Is this normal? Been riding in cold weather, near freezing. If not what needs to be fixed (I guess it would be warrantied anyway, just curious)
For what its worth a few of my Honda's did the same coolant drip thing through the weep hole too, but stopped after another heat cycle.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:46 AM   #3453
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Mine did the same thing early on...had to warranty it at the dealer, they put in a couple new gaskets and seals.
Same here. First noticed this when the bike was new and queried this with the Honda dealer. My bike has now done a 1000 miles and the wheephole leak has stopped. Thinking its a new seal in a new bike on a new shaft and needs a bit of time to bed in. I'd say keep an eye on it and if it hasn't sorted itself in 500 miles file a warranty claim.

Sidenote: My CRF is great after 1000 miles, definately a good little dirt commuter
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:16 PM   #3454
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For what its worth a few of my Honda's did the same coolant drip thing through the weep hole too, but stopped after another heat cycle.
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Same here. First noticed this when the bike was new and queried this with the Honda dealer. My bike has now done a 1000 miles and the wheephole leak has stopped. Thinking its a new seal in a new bike on a new shaft and needs a bit of time to bed in. I'd say keep an eye on it and if it hasn't sorted itself in 500 miles file a warranty claim.
Thanks guys, I will keep an eye on it and see if it stops.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:07 PM   #3455
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A little more than 1000 miles. It will need new tires soon..otherwise I love this bike!
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:13 PM   #3456
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1000K service today and fitted a 13t sprocket, its like a new bike now.
I also got a pirelli mt21 fitted to the front. (I will report how it goes)

anybody got any links to the IMS tank yet?
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:56 AM   #3457
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Would anyone be interested in a FMF Powercore slip on? I am looking to sell mine
I messaged you. But yes I would be interested.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:18 AM   #3458
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Anyone come from a old school dual sport like a KRL650 or DR650 or DR350 have any thought on how this smaller cc, but more more modern bike compares in power and comfort?
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:48 AM   #3459
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Can someone please help me out with measuring the inner diameter of the radiator hose? I'm away from my bike for a bit and need this measurement for...a thing
Bump. Anyone? Pretty please.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:58 AM   #3460
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Anyone come from a old school dual sport like a KRL650 or DR650 or DR350 have any thought on how this smaller cc, but more more modern bike compares in power and comfort?
I still have my DR650 and have a KLX250S. Does that count?

The smaller bike will feel waaaaay more nimble. Once you get a good seat on it and get the bars at a good height, it'll be comfy too. What you'll miss is higher speed stability. I dunno about the Honda, but my KLX isn't real happy above 65 mph, though it will do 75 if I push it. It's just so light, especially in the front end, that above 65, it doesn't feel all that stable, especially with full knobbies.

But for getting around at lower speeds, you'll love it. You will miss the torque of the larger motor, but unless you're in a hurry, it won't be a big deal. I run a 13T sprocket on mine which has helped quite a bit with low-end power.

Finn would be a good one to answer this question too, since he has that big BMW and the Husaberg... yet he rides his LRP quite a bit.

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Old 02-27-2013, 07:12 AM   #3461
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It's a totally different bike (CRF250L) then the KLR 650's and the DR 650's, I've had them all, at 67 I'm truly old school. When I got the Honda it put a bike smile on my face and I thought it was 1970 all over again and riding my Yamaha DT250 again. You have to buy a bike for how you are going to ride it, that's why owning just one bike is hard to do if off road inters the picture. The KLR 650 is a great bike for what it is, and I didn't know they were old school, I was at the dealer the other day and they are still selling them new. If I could have only one bike, it would be a 650 single, KLR 650, DR 650, BMW 650 Sertao, KTM 690 E, or the new Husqvarna 650. A 250cc bike will never be a 650cc bike, but the fun factor on the 250cc and the price is what sell these bikes, otherwise we would all be on KTM 690 Enduro's. The new Honda CRF250L is the "Best bang for the buck" out there, enough said.


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Old 02-27-2013, 08:53 AM   #3462
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old school in that they are basically the same design from 20 years ago...no offense intended, I have owned several :)

does the lrp (I love that term) cruise along at 60 without much wiggle or vibration?
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:43 AM   #3463
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old school in that they are basically the same design from 20 years ago...no offense intended, I have owned several :)

does the lrp (I love that term) cruise along at 60 without much wiggle or vibration?
It'll run 60 easily but you have to get used to having to rev it. No harm as the rev limiter cuts in at 10,500 I think. Like Trainman, I've had all the dual sports and have a DR650 for long distance. Just love singles, don't need any more cylinders, and any less means pedaling.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:52 AM   #3464
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(1) I would like to post pics, someone several post back told about Google Drive, I now have the Google Drive and an account with them, where do I go next to post pics. Any help would appreciated on this, Thanks, John

(2) Big Canoe, I knew what you were talking about, just wanted to give you a hard time for the old school term and me being old myself. I think you will find the bike ok at 60-65 mph, usually at higher speeds the tires can be a factor in smoothness of the ride. Do I want to ride this bike all day at 60-65mph, NO, plus the LRP does not have much power at this speed.

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Old 02-27-2013, 09:54 AM   #3465
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old school in that they are basically the same design from 20 years ago...no offense intended, I have owned several :)

does the lrp (I love that term) cruise along at 60 without much wiggle or vibration?
I've had mine doing 70, briefly, seemed pretty stable. I know air cooling means reduced weight, but if you look at (uh oh, off topic) modern trials bikes, they are all liquid cooled, and less weight is the name of the game for those folks. Liquid cooling, closer tolerances, more power.
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