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Old 08-20-2012, 03:26 PM   #886
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My Triumph 800xc has the same 2 rod across to the filler hole, it protects the fuel pump from being hit by the
fuel pump nozzle.
Sounds plausible alright. Thanks!
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:27 PM   #887
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The CRF250L engine is the same as the one in the CBR250R, so when a CBR400R is rumored, we expect to see a CRF400L...

Rumors from Japan: a Honda CBR400R
http://www.rideasia.net/motorcycle-f...a-cbr400r.html
Now that would be a great addition to honda's lineup,

Ramz, what tires are those that you have there waiting to be put on you'r new honda? kenda k270's?
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:34 PM   #888
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nice Ramz. you are a thorough kinda guy.
over 12lbs for the muffler. that sucker is heavy.

...still never understood your always taking off the side panel to save a little weight.
you did it on on wrr too. sure it save some weight but makes the bike look rough.
i see you at 288 w/o fuel. thinking with a lighter pipe and those other mods plus a shorai battery aproaching 275lb is possible.

since you have a wr250r and now this bike, curious how this bike goes down the road compared to the wrr and how it does off-road.

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You KNOW where to look...




























http://rickramsey.net/CRF250Lmods.htm
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:36 PM   #889
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The CRF250L engine is the same as the one in the CBR250R, so when a CBR400R is rumored, we expect to see a CRF400L...

Rumors from Japan: a Honda CBR400R
http://www.rideasia.net/motorcycle-f...a-cbr400r.html
now that would be a hot little bike, especially since Yamaha shows no signs of larger WRR.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:39 PM   #890
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A REAL skid plate would be an AXP; the WR250R version fits with just a tweak.
nice call. plastic plate to watch adding weight.

http://en.axp-racing.com/n-777/Phd-E...77-AX1037.html

moose also rebrands those too right? is that what you have?
http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&c...,r:9,s:0,i:104

what about that rear light assy? who makes that?
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:43 PM   #891
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now that would be a hot little bike, especially since Yamaha shows no signs of larger WRR.

And you need a +350 lbs 400 with 38 HP because???
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:47 PM   #892
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now that would be a hot little bike.

The article quote "Japanese motorcycle mag Young Machine reports that Honda is working on a new mid-size sportsbike that will be positioned in the current range between the CBR250R and the CBR600RR. Apparently, the model is being developed with the home market in mind, "



Here's hoping a dual sport 400 makes it to North America. The XRL is getting pretty long in the tooth....this 250 may be the first sign from Honda that they're updating the whole dual sport line. But I'm not getting my hopes up just yet....

Wait and see
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:49 PM   #893
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And you need a +350 lbs 400 with 38 HP because???
Are those XR650L specs?
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:56 PM   #894
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And you need a +350 lbs 400 with 38 HP because???
hopefully it does not pork out that much but yes another 150cc and FI would be ideal for Colorado...and no i don't want a KTM. I want a bike that I can ride from my house, down the hiway if need be (as long as it takes to get to the goods) w/ camping gear (giant loop) and not thinking about maintenance. So far only this bike and the wrr fit that bill but jeep roads above 10,000' w/ camping gear you need CCs. Rode my DR650 over Webster this weekend loaded w/ gear and it was a handfull...but i wanted to go that way so i did it.
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:10 PM   #895
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Now that would be a great addition to honda's lineup,

Ramz, what tires are those that you have there waiting to be put on you'r new honda? kenda k270's?
lugs are too short. either a Shinko or IRC version
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:13 PM   #896
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Well what are the chances it would be lighter? Lower the weight, raise the price. That seems to be the big draw here, low price. FI will not cure altitude power loss. A low output 400 at sea level will be worse at altitude. Unfortunately it won't be any lighter up there either.

You'd hate a CRF500L with rebuildable shock, adjustable suspension, FI and well under 300 lbs with a 6 speed trans that was street legal?

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Well what are the chances it would be lighter? Lower the weight, raise the price. That seems to be the big draw here, low price. FI will not cure altitude power loss. A low output 400 at sea level will be worse at altitude. Unfortunately it won't be any lighter up there either.

You'd hate a CRF500L with rebuildable shock, adjustable suspension, FI and well under 300 lbs with a 6 speed trans that was street legal?

OK!
who knows, but Honda might build it a higher spec level because the 250 would be the entry bike. Even if they kept it all the same but just put that 400 thumper in there, i'd be satisfied.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:41 PM   #898
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so now that some of us have our bikes, is anyone planning on any suspension modifications? I'd like to either send my front end and rear end out or buy a replacement shock and send the front out. I've been riding long enough on the street to know what a good suspension will do for you and I won't hesitate to the same for this bike. What are everyone's favorite places to get work done? Racetech and...?

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Old 08-20-2012, 06:45 PM   #899
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Has anyone pulled and weighed their muffler? Wondering how much can be stripped down on this heavy bike? I'm sure Zeta
http://www.zeta-racing.com/ is working on a lightweight replacement rear brake / turn signal assy. Replace bars with alum? Shorai battery to save 4lbs. Anyone contact Ricochet so they can measure for a real skid plate? http://www.utahsportcycle.com/
I bought my bike in Utah and took it to Ricochet right after I picked it up, hoping one of their current plates would work. The gentleman took one look at it and said he'd have to design a new one, and would get a bike from a dealer and get on it, as soon as they finished another project. So, it's on they way. He told me by the end of the year.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:55 PM   #900
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A REAL skid plate would be an AXP; the WR250R version fits with just a tweak.

We will have locally made skid plates and radiator guards soon for our market, but I suppose your guys will be on the job ASAP. We are also working on a foam air filter element for our market as some will be used in very dusty conditions a long way from any service outlet.
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