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Old 04-25-2013, 07:15 AM   #4486
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I have never greased the swing arm bushings or the head bearing on any bike that I've owned, but the KLR 650's have never come from the factory with any or very little grease on these bearing and there are probably millions of these bike still out there today with dry bearings. Now I'm now saying this is right or wrong, but it happen more then not. My conclusion is that bikes assembled in Asia don't us grease.

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Old 04-25-2013, 07:16 AM   #4487
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Are there other sources for heavier rear springs other than Cogent? Not interested in a new shock right now.
We can provide a new spring for your OEM shock on special order. With enough demand, those could become stocked items.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:32 AM   #4488
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ask and ye shall receive

This guy lost his job and needs to sell his brand new CRF250L. Asking $500 under MSRP. If I didn't have a deposit down on one at a dealership I'd probably be buying it.

http://boston.craigslist.org/nos/mcy/3763355526.html

Tell him Jared sent ya. :)

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Long story short, PO said he would pay off the lien. He did not. Repo man rang the doorbell and now I am CRF and bike less. Lesson learned.

These are harder to find than pope .... and stealership wants stupid amount and dealers cant have one before mid summer. Found the perfect one somewhere in NY state but it is just too far for my eastern Canada / Maritimes ass.

I am trying not to go to the darkside (WR250) but the prospect of a bikeless summer is getting to me and there is a decked one for an acceptable price local-ish.

Heck Boston or southern NH would be great and Maine would be perfect.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:18 AM   #4489
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Hyperpro

Just sent off an inquiry to Hyperpro about a rear shock. Us distributor is in NJ.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:18 AM   #4490
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We can provide a new spring for your OEM shock on special order. With enough demand, those could become stocked items.

Rick,

OK. Nothing against Cogent by the way. Just wondering what else was out there. What kind of pricing am I looking at?
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:31 PM   #4491
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Anyone with Big Bore Kits?

Still looking for any input on wether or not someone has a big bore kit on the CRFL. I know about ricks site, but he does not have too much information on performance increase. Looking for other input.
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:52 PM   #4492
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:04 PM   #4493
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07-13 CRF150 will work.

Where did you order this from? Thanks! I bent my shifter 200 yes into the trail i was riding today. So its time to purchase one.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:22 PM   #4494
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So I'm about to perform my first oil change with 300 miles on the bike. Is it safe to switch to an approved synthetic oil? I purchased some Lucas 10w30 synthetic oil with the correct additives.


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Old 04-25-2013, 06:44 PM   #4495
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So I'm about to perform my first oil change with 300 miles on the bike. Is it safe to switch to an approved synthetic oil? I purchased some Lucas 10w30 synthetic oil with the correct additives.


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Personally, I would not this early in the life of the motorcycle. You really have nothing to gain by going to synthetic at this point. Get some more miles on it with dino oil before you switch to synthetic. Although a majority of the break in has probably happened by now, you still have some time for things to seat properly and if you switch to synthetic now, you could end up with a bike with rings that don't make a good seal and use oil. So what good does that do you?

I had a bike I purchased with low miles (2k miles) and pretty new. The previous owner had put synthetic in at under 600 miles. From the beginning that bike used oil and by the time I got to 7500 miles, that bike was using a quart of oil every 1k miles!
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:47 PM   #4496
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Isn't the honda oil synthetic from the factory? I thought the honda oil from the dealer is synthetic too?
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:06 PM   #4497
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Where did you order this from? Thanks! I bent my shifter 200 yes into the trail i was riding today. So its time to purchase one.

I bought mine from Best Dual Sport Bikes ....
I posted that pick from another forum and a reliable source that said that shifter fit perfect.

So I think as long as you get one for the CRF150 07-13 your good to go.

Mine is unbranded and came with no packaging ....

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Old 04-26-2013, 04:58 AM   #4498
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CAT: I do not have an account to post pix, but will photograph the safety wiring and send it to you.
Yes, please, thanks. :) No hurry.

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YES, the CRF has a pressed masterlink. It is probably distinguished as a link with a dimple centered of the pins to hold the side plate on with.
i went around and around, with a flashlight, could see no different link. (Yes, i looked at the pins.)

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As has been mentioned before, make sure any clip-style master link you use matches the chain...the service manual says it is DID520VF. I'm 99% sure it is an O-ring chain..
Yes, but VF is not mentioned in the DID catalogs, it is specific to CRF250L and CBR250R. And that's about all you get when you google it.
So i'm waiting for the dealer to get spare master links for 520VX2.

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Personally I am not going to mess with the stock chain for at least 10,000 miles, and will never do anything other than the 13/40 and 14/40 sprocket combos. If I do like 13/40 gearing when it's time to replace the chain, I'd go with 14/43 or 14/45 as I do not like small countershaft sprockets
Yes, i will not do 13. I got a 44 tooth rear. i think smaller front sprockets might be harder on clip master links too.
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:31 AM   #4499
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Chain Tool

The crem-de-la-crem chain tool from Motion Pro is on sale here: http://store.mm411.com/index.cfm?fus...&ParentCat=195

$78..not inexpensive...not "cheap" if it saves your ass in the middle of nowhere when your chain needs serious repair, it's worth 5x that. BUT...play with it, learn how to use it....otherwise it's worthless.
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:47 AM   #4500
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I do have that shifter and it works fine, even gave me a better possession for my foot when wearing boots. I did change the bolt to a longer one and added a lock nut to the longer threads, just something I've always done.

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