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Old 09-07-2012, 11:30 AM   #1996
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Yeah, I'm in Elk Grove. 16,49,108,395,89,4,49,16 and home.

Maybe in a couple weeks or whatever.
Ping me when you get closer. I'd meet you at 49/108 around Sonora somewhere. I want to do a Sierra loop before winter.
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:12 PM   #1997
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I'm desperately trying to convince my wife she needs a Repsol edition.
I think she does!
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Old 09-08-2012, 02:08 PM   #1998
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This is great. Not sure if it has been posted.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:47 PM   #1999
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L.B.S. => Picture of the inside of the passenger seat

Hey LBS, here are the pictures you asked for on my 2012 250 with measurements to give you a better idea. The space is pretty limited, I would say you could fit 5 hour energy, an ipod charger, and a mini tool kit. You know, the essentials.

Kraven, why don't you get the Repsol? One does not simply...own too many bikes.





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Holy damn, dude that's awesome! Looks beauty

Hey, could I trouble one of you guys to take a picture or two of the inside under the passenger seat, with it off?

I took a 250 for a test ride way back when, and was disappointed with the lack of storage under there. The OEM replacement cover, I think, does away with the seat altogether, and with the slight hump adds some space for carrying a little bit, right?

Another thing I found bizarre, was that the OEM toolkit hold down method uses formed plastic hooks molded out of the inner "fender" cover, which leaves large holes straight through it! To me, this looked like crap flung up by the tire in wet conditions, can get into the underseat compartment. The lower swingarm fender might keep a little bit off grit off the rear shock, but it's not big enough to prevent any other mud/water from going everywhere.

I have a CBR125R, and it has tons of storage space under the seat that I am really fond of. Would hate to give that up on the bigger bike. Still debating on swapping to the 250, but am on the fence as I dearly love my 125 and it has been an absolute joy these past 5 years of owning it.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:58 PM   #2000
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Aww the little Honda poses a threat...I like to hear that.

That new paint job was an eye-catcher. I've been entertaining the thought of a new exhaust, though probably not that brand. I guess if I really want speed then I can trade it in for something more powerful before getting a new pipe.

Good video, thanks Clayjars.

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Old 09-11-2012, 09:51 PM   #2001
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The space is pretty limited, I would say you could fit 5 hour energy, an ipod charger, and a mini tool kit. You know, the essentials.
Mine holds registration and insurance cards and a hat. There's more room in my jacket pockets than under the seat.

I need to figure out how to carry a set of golf clubs...
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:41 AM   #2002
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Mine holds registration and insurance cards and a hat. There's more room in my jacket pockets than under the seat.

I need to figure out how to carry a set of golf clubs...

I've got a Slime air compressor and a plug kit under the seat, like they were made it go there.
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:55 PM   #2003
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I've got a Slime air compressor and a plug kit under the seat, like they were made it go there.
Ah! I have one of those. Good idea.
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:57 PM   #2004
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Just FYI -- I installed a 15 countershaft sprocket ($18+shipping). I like it a lot better. First gear holds for another 3-4mph, and highway speed is ~500rpm less. Otherwise, you can't even tell it's on there. Nothing but positive results. Highly recommended.
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:10 PM   #2005
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CBR500?
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:59 PM   #2006
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Our identical bike, with a 500...dang. I'll trade over to that in a minute. But...they would have to avoid making it porker.
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:39 PM   #2007
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Hey LBS, here are the pictures you asked for on my 2012 250 with measurements to give you a better idea. The space is pretty limited, I would say you could fit 5 hour energy, an ipod charger, and a mini tool kit. You know, the essentials.
Awesome! Thank you so much!
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:11 AM   #2008
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painted the muffler cover. DupliColor Low Gloss Black engine paint. I did some durability testing of various high-temp rattle-can paint a while ago and I liked this brand the best. Turned out perfect. Looks OEM...



Next I'm going to use the same paint on those silver trim pieces below the seat.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:05 AM   #2009
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Looks great! I might have to do that.
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:22 PM   #2010
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I've used Laminar Lips on other bikes. The idea is to take a turbulent stream of air off the top of the windshield and both smooth out the airstream and move it a little higher. On my stock 250R, the wind hits me just below the collarbone. At over 60mph, that starts buffeting the base of my helmet (noisy) and lifting the helmet (annoying and tiring).

So, I got a Laminar Lip ($84). It works perfect. A smooth airstream now hits just above the helmet chinbar. It's quieter and the helmet stays rock-steady. It's now comfortable going 70+. Highly recommended...

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