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Old 09-24-2012, 03:45 PM   #2056
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Google that company and proceed at your own peril. Sprocket Specialists are very good, call if they don't list what you want.
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:53 AM   #2057
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Hey - I''ve started a thread asking for feedback from riders that have ridden both the CBR250R and the CRF250L, as I can't for the life of me get a place to test ride the CBR.

I'm afraid it got lost in the thumpers section with no replies, but if any of you would be so kind as to step up and answer the questions posted there, it would be awesome

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=829403

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Old 09-27-2012, 02:53 AM   #2058
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bungie has both bikes.
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:25 AM   #2059
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Ok, that sprocket company looks like a hassle. I'll look elsewhere for my custom stuff.


Lots of gas mileage peeps in here, thought you'd like to see this thing.




110 mpg, 2 cylinder air cooled Hatz diesel, holds 1.3 gallons of fuel and has a top speed of 68 mph.
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:00 AM   #2060
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Ok, that sprocket company looks like a hassle. I'll look elsewhere for my custom stuff.
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PMP sprockets has been very good to work with so far. She makes rear sprockets to order and may have a 13T front.
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:21 PM   #2061
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Picked mine up yesterday, and got it insured today. Have only put about 20 miles on it so far, but for a first bike, I think it's awesome! Loving it.

So far the only things that have changed have been removing stickers

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Old 10-05-2012, 08:31 PM   #2062
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:27 PM   #2063
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Got mine today. My 250cc fleet


160 miles to the dealership on interstate to buy it. 220 miles home on the back roads.
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:53 PM   #2064
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Thank you! Haven't had time to read through much of the thread, but has anyone had any issues with shifting from neutral to first at a stop light? Mine's done it a few times already and it's pretty annoying. Downshifting straight to first is no problem when stopped, but if I upshift to neutral while waiting, when the light is ready to change and I try to shift into first, it doesn't engage and stays in neutral. :( Is this a common problem? Is there some adjustment that can be done?
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:32 AM   #2065
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This will happen on any bike if the clutch is fully disengaged (some people, for some reason, adjust the clutch so pulling it doesn't actually totally disengage it).

Quickest fix is to let the clutch out a tiny bit while pushing the shifter. Once the clutch touches it'll drop right in.

See my post on the same topic in the CBR forums... http://www.cbr250.net/forum/94692-post55.html
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:28 AM   #2066
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Thank you! Haven't had time to read through much of the thread, but has anyone had any issues with shifting from neutral to first at a stop light? Mine's done it a few times already and it's pretty annoying. Downshifting straight to first is no problem when stopped, but if I upshift to neutral while waiting, when the light is ready to change and I try to shift into first, it doesn't engage and stays in neutral. :( Is this a common problem? Is there some adjustment that can be done?

I don't use neutral while riding, but have noticed the same thing first thing out of the garage in the morning. I just roll the bike a couple of inches while pushing into first with the clutch lever in...seems like it's between teeth rather than a clutch adjustment to me.


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Old 10-07-2012, 09:52 AM   #2067
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Thank you! Haven't had time to read through much of the thread, but has anyone had any issues with shifting from neutral to first at a stop light? Mine's done it a few times already and it's pretty annoying. Downshifting straight to first is no problem when stopped, but if I upshift to neutral while waiting, when the light is ready to change and I try to shift into first, it doesn't engage and stays in neutral. :( Is this a common problem? Is there some adjustment that can be done?
This happens to me on all my bikes. When you're sitting at a light and can't get it into first with the clutch pulled in, simply release the clutch in neutral for about a second. Then pull it back in and you'll be able to slip it right in to first.

I had a few panicky moments on my CB when I first started riding before I figured this out. But no more worries - it works every time.
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:18 PM   #2068
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A brand-new engine (so no taking the Freeway), cool, wet weather, and gloves / boots that weren't waterproof or warm enough made for a five-hour, 220-mile ride home from the dealership on the back roads yesterday. By the time I rolled into the garage my hands and feet were numb, and I was ready to crawl under the covers.

Today I geared up warmer, it was dry, and I was on familiar roads. What a FANTASTIC BIKE!

Back story:

A few weeks ago I set out to reduce my three-bike fleet to a two-bike fleet. This of course meant trying to turn two five-plus year-old bikes into a new bike (and it meant a small bike, because I always like to have one handy), and I had my eye on two possible choices: a Suzuki TU250X, or a Honda CBR250R.

First, it was off to my local Honda/Yamaha/Kawasaki dealer to see if we could swing a deal for a CBR250R. This was my fourth trip there over the last nine years where I was ready to deal, if only they were too. And for the fourth time, their idea of a fair deal was so bad they lost out to the local Suzuki/Yamaha dealer, and I went home with a TU250X, which I absolutely love.

But... I kept thinking about the CBR250R, and easily convinced myself that with a TU250X in the garage to handle two-up duty, I could part with my beloved, and much-accessorized, 2006 Sportster. So it was back to trying to make a deal (attempt number five) with the local Honda shop. Once again, their idea of fair was so far my mine that negotiations ended quickly. Time for the Internets, where I found other dealerships that were more interested in closing the deal then opening my anterior anatomy.

So yesterday I took the Sportster on its last ride (160 miles of Interstate), and traded it in on a brand-new CBR250R.

I've generally had at least one 250cc (or smaller) bike in the garage for the last (counts on fingers..) six years, so I already knew what fun they are (not to mention frugal with gas, oil, etc.), but this is the first time since my first bike (a Ninja 250) that I've only had 250cc bikes and I'm stoked about it. I'm as excited about riding as I have been years.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:08 PM   #2069
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Wife got her CBR back in Feb and rides it at every opportunity



Recently she decided that she didn't like the rear fender and wanted an eliminator. Part ordered, and 2 hours later in the garage (I've got sausage fingers that don't fit we'll in these little bikes) this is the result...



Not too bad especially with the smaller blinkers which are still nicely visible from the rear. Up next is the Leo Vince exhaust this week to help her get noticed in the horrible Albuquerque traffic.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:00 PM   #2070
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Wife got her CBR back in Feb and rides it at every opportunity



Recently she decided that she didn't like the rear fender and wanted an eliminator. Part ordered, and 2 hours later in the garage (I've got sausage fingers that don't fit we'll in these little bikes) this is the result...



Not too bad especially with the smaller blinkers which are still nicely visible from the rear. Up next is the Leo Vince exhaust this week to help her get noticed in the horrible Albuquerque traffic.
Unless you just want the noise her odds at survival are better served by spending the money on a copy of Proficient Motorcycling or Street Strategies by Hough or Ride Hard Ride Smart by Hahn if not sending her to some type of rider training. I assume NM has not changed their policy that any type of rider training is not required to operate a motorcycle.

Depending on one's brain to survive instead of one's noise is a better deal.
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