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Old 09-20-2012, 10:10 AM   #2041
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That seems like an awful lot of time and money to get less than the horsepower of an unmodified Ninja 250. If you're racing in the 250 class, why on earth would you race the CBR250R?

I don't race, and I love my little CeeBee, but....

It's all in the challenge.
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:26 AM   #2042
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That seems like an awful lot of time and money to get less than the horsepower of an unmodified Ninja 250. If you're racing in the 250 class, why on earth would you race the CBR250R?

I don't race, and I love my little CeeBee, but....
Honda had a reasonably large budget for club money. The guys in Texas made a lot of club money racing and winning on their CBR250R. Being the only Honda in the field, across the entire nation almost, they were paid well for their placings.
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http://www.cbr250.net/forum/cbr250-p...ce-winner.html
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:53 PM   #2043
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Oh and in a very few cases... the money.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:41 AM   #2044
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Hey sendler, have you played with light weight chains or non-oring chains for more power to the ground slash less drag for better mpg's?

Watching the stock chain get lumpier as time goes on started me thinking about the next chain.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:29 AM   #2045
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Hey sendler, have you played with light weight chains or non-oring chains
If my bike was strictly for competition I might go with a non o-ring chain and an oiler but I commute a lot of miles and in bad weather so I will sick with an o-ring type. I wasn't happy about having to go with an aluminum rear sprocket to get the gearing I wanted but it has 4,000 miles on it now and I haven't had to adjust the chain at all since I put it on so it must not be wearing. My original chain seems still good after 14,000 miles. I shimmed the cush drive and that helped a lot to get rid of any of the chain noise I was getting when coasting up to stops.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:36 AM   #2046
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Does it wear a 520 chain stock?
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:39 AM   #2047
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Thanks, sendler.

Yeah, 520 chain. I know there is a light weight o-ring chain made, I forget who makes it. I wouldn't do a non-o-ring chain right before the rainy season, but I might try to find that light weight o-ringer.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:42 AM   #2048
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I bet a 420 O ring conversion would drop a few lbs of rotating mass and be strong enough.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:40 PM   #2049
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oil...

Well, I've put about 2300 miles on the 250 in the last five weeks. It's been cold at 6am lately, in the thirties, so not sure how much longer I'll be able to ride. Half expecting snow soon. Think I'll do an oil change before I put her to bed for the winter.

So I've heard that using synthetic helps with shifting, which has been an occasional problem for me. It doesn't want to down shift some times in third on down.

Has anyone had that issue and solved it with switching to synthetic? In the big city this weekend and was going to head over to the dealership to say hi and get a oil change kit.

Oh, and some of the roads I've been riding:



Took the long way home yesterday, it was so nice out. found some great twisties.

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Old 09-22-2012, 03:59 PM   #2050
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Yes, I find the shifting on both of my bikes to be a lot smoother running motorcycle specfic sythetic. I run Mobil 1 4T 10-40 in both of them.

When I first got the VFR I ran Castrol 10-40 in it and it shifted like ass.
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:27 PM   #2051
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Oil thread alert!

Anyway...Rotella T6 will go in my CB, just like all my other bikes and my cars. T6 is among the few synthetics properly rated for a wet clutch.
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:33 PM   #2052
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Hey, thanks. Yeah, I'm not an oil geek. They had a few different synthetics when I went there this afternoon. A Honda 10w-30, Yamasomething 10w-40, and an Amsoil 10w-40. I went with the Amsoil.

Thanks for the suggestions, I'll keep them in mind next time around. Lojack
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:57 AM   #2053
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Yes, I find the shifting on both of my bikes to be a lot smoother running motorcycle specfic sythetic. I run Mobil 1 4T 10-40 in both of them.

Yup, that's what I run in all my wet clutch bikes.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:49 AM   #2054
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Found these guys for chains:

www.sidewindersprockets.com/smart_chain.html


Super annoying website starts playing a voice over on every page.


They also make sprockets, sendler. Maybe you can get that engine bogging rear sprocket you like made in a lifetime titanium from these guys?
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:08 AM   #2055
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made in a lifetime titanium from these guys?
I emailed and called them repeatedly and they never got back to me. Check him out on youtube. He is like the nutty professor.
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