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Old 08-15-2012, 02:53 PM   #826
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Thanks for posting your first impressions. If you can comfortably rest the balls of both feet on the ground, the saddle height is perfect for off road riding. If you desire an even lower saddle height, I recommend you carefully choose tires with a lower aspect ratio.

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Good information. Thank you. Maybe I'll leave it as is. I am getting different tires Friday. I'll see then.
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:16 PM   #827
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Would someone please check the cables and wires on the bars to see if there is room for a riser, or high bar?
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:39 PM   #828
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Bar Risers@ Japako......Yes, Mine looks like there is plenty of slack in the cables/wires for a 1 maybe 2 in. Bar riser.
(I had them on my TW200. Does make a difference.)
Rode about 70 miles on mine this afternoon. About 64mph is what I saw once on the highway. Worked in some dirt badckroads, and crossed an empty field. Feels great so far. You know you're on a lighter bike in a crosswind though. Nothing like that flimsy,divining rod looking for water, front end of my old KLR. Seats a little hard, but it's new. Have an Alaskan Sheepskin for that. Did take off the left side panels to get to the battery and have a look around. Wired in a 12V. acc. socket, and GPS. Also a BMW plug for my vest. Pretty tidy under wraps.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:34 PM   #829
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The Farkling has begun

I had these KTM folding mirrors from my KLR250. I thought I'd try them out.



Ricochet Offroad Armor, header pipe protection.



Just another gratuitous bike shot.

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Old 08-15-2012, 08:42 PM   #830
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Christmas came in August this year:
http://rickramsey.net/CRF250L.htm

Now the fun begins...
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:52 PM   #831
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Christmas came in August this year:
http://rickramsey.net/CRF250L.htm

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I didn't see the new photographs posted on your website until I refreshed the web page. I also thought your bike had been shipped upside down, until I figured out the shop had cut the cardboard box at the bottom, and flipped it over when they removed it from the shipping crate. I eagerly await further updates, Rick.

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Old 08-15-2012, 09:50 PM   #832
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[QUOTE=byron555;19367170]I have a wr250r and it cruises down the highway at 72mph with no problems. Not that either bike is really for the highway, but I am wondering if the CRF is similar to the WRr in that regard.[/QUOTE]

I have had mine to 125 K's so far, which means about 115K's real time.....the Thai versions may be a bit slower, not sure...they restrict many bikes here.
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:04 AM   #833
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I am now quite torn between this and the WeeBR. The CRF I test rode fit me like a tailor-made suit, but the fact that I can't get a CBR250R to try out, and make an informed decision is annoying the crap out of me,
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:13 AM   #834
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Christmas came in August this year:
http://rickramsey.net/CRF250L.htm

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Impressions?
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:56 AM   #835
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I had these KTM folding mirrors from my KLR250. I thought I'd try them out.



Ricochet Offroad Armor, header pipe protection.



Just another gratuitous bike shot.

Nice!!!

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Christmas came in August this year:
http://rickramsey.net/CRF250L.htm

Now the fun begins...
Looking forward to hearing your review on the bike ramz, and im sure you will do all sorts of nice mods to it like you do to all your bikes , congrats, man that is a sick looking bike, id love to try one/own one in the future.
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:20 AM   #836
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When you guys get some time on the bikes, would really like to hear about your riding impressions!
Plus 1 .... Would like to know how it cruises at 55mph.
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:30 AM   #837
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Plus 1 .... Would like to know how it cruises at 55mph.
I can tell you that from my test ride. It does so effortlessly.
I yanked it up to 120 Km/h (75 mph) indicated on a slighly uphill section of highway (I live in a mountainous region), and it still had a bit more steam in it. I didn't go full whack due to crosswinds, but I do not expect it to be much faster than that - which is fine by me.

At a severe incline (say as severe as a freeway will go) it held up 100 km/h / 62mph in 5th, with no trouble whatsoever getting a bit more to pass some slower cars.

6th gear is kind of an overdrive, but it pulls nicely all the way to 5th.

For the record, 6ft1", 190 lbs.
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:19 PM   #838
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I can tell you that from my test ride. It does so effortlessly.
I yanked it up to 120 Km/h (75 mph) indicated on a slighly uphill section of highway (I live in a mountainous region), and it still had a bit more steam in it. I didn't go full whack due to crosswinds, but I do not expect it to be much faster than that - which is fine by me.

At a severe incline (say as severe as a freeway will go) it held up 100 km/h / 62mph in 5th, with no trouble whatsoever getting a bit more to pass some slower cars.

6th gear is kind of an overdrive, but it pulls nicely all the way to 5th.

For the record, 6ft1", 190 lbs.
Thanks Tiago... Just what I needed to know.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:02 AM   #839
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Christmas came in August this year:
http://rickramsey.net/CRF250L.htm

Now the fun begins...
Congrats....I view your site often. If anyone out there knows where I can get an owners manual in English (PDF would be great) please advise.

I purchased mine here in Thailand and the dealer cannot seem to fathom that request.

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Old 08-17-2012, 02:46 AM   #840
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Thanks Tiago... Just what I needed to know.
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I can tell you that from my test ride. It does so effortlessly.
I yanked it up to 120 Km/h (75 mph) indicated on a slighly uphill section of highway (I live in a mountainous region), and it still had a bit more steam in it. I didn't go full whack due to crosswinds, but I do not expect it to be much faster than that - which is fine by me.

At a severe incline (say as severe as a freeway will go) it held up 100 km/h / 62mph in 5th, with no trouble whatsoever getting a bit more to pass some slower cars.

6th gear is kind of an overdrive, but it pulls nicely all the way to 5th.

For the record, 6ft1", 190 lbs.
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Hello
I have had mine in thailand for 3 months now top speed 5th gear 130 km/r gps 121 and 6th gear seen 140 on the clock which is around 130 gps
Few things to watch for dropped mine on the radiator side this then moved the radiator to come in contact with the fan which then caused the rotating fan to put hole in radiator really do need a rad brace for these bikes but dont seem available yet
Also i seemed to have tigtened the plastic lid on the expansion tank to much and it split the top of the lid off there seems to be no lip on the expansion tank so its a bit easy to over tighten itapart from them little problems love the bike 2500 km done so far
Hopefully now the bike has made it to us and europe we should see more aftermarket parts come available.
Oh and on you tube there is a thai guy getting his to 163 km/r says he has just changed sprokets id would say his speedo is now reading completely wrong and its no where near the indicated speedo reading

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