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Old 08-22-2012, 02:00 PM   #946
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Had my CRF250L on the highway today. Scary above 60mph with a healthy wind blowing. I'll be using my Monster for highway commutes and this guy for anything and everything else.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:57 PM   #947
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Sat on one (CRF250L) in my local London UK Honda dealer yesterday
They chain bikes up at the dealership over there?
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:47 PM   #948
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In southern at and nt Phoenix ???

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I also picked up mine yesterday. In all honestly my expectations of this bike were not very high, mostly because my previous dirt bike was a 2007 CRF450X. What sold me on the 2013 CRF250L was it's styling, the improvements over the 230, its price tag, and because this bike fit a niche that I was looking to fill. For some reason I was expecting it was ride more like a hopped up moped with dirt tires. Wow, am I surprised!! This bike has the best transmission of any bike I have ever ridden. Shifts like butter. Good power and great handling. This thing is a keeper!!!



Wow, you got one in SV and none of the dealers in Phoenix have one yet. My dealer says they will get their first one in late september. I am going down tomorrow to put a deposit on it.
Keep us informed on how it goes. I am curious on mpg let us know what you get
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:32 PM   #949
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We got one last week at the shop I used to work in Abilene, TX. Nice finish, nice saddle height, nice motor, but they sure cut the corner on the suspension. It'll sell because it's a Honda, it's inexpensive, and most folks won't need any more suspension than it offers as is. I'm disappointed a bit, but it will hit the bean counters target a lot better than a more serious and more expensive 250 DS.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:08 PM   #950
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anyone know what the max weight is for this bike for rider and gear? I want one of these but I think i am to fat lol. I could always buy one and have all winter to lose weight lol
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:28 PM   #951
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anyone know what the max weight is for this bike for rider and gear? I want one of these but I think i am to fat lol. I could always buy one and have all winter to lose weight lol
According to the owner's manual, it says 320 lbs. I weight around 220 lbs, and even though I haven't really tested out the suspension I was looking to adjust the preload on the shock and fork for my weight, but surprisingly, nothing is mentioned in the manual about how to do it.

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Old 08-22-2012, 09:31 PM   #952
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Took it out tonight after work for another short adventure. Up to 100 miles now, but I'm off Friday and I hope to put on another 200 miles to finish the break-in period. Then I'll start testing the powerband. I'll also report on the fuel economy.


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Old 08-22-2012, 11:37 PM   #953
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I sold my Shorei after one winter as the cranking power on cold mornings was not enough to start my KTM 950SM. Very light, and keeps charge but cold weather starts; forget about it IMO...
My Shorai LFX09A2-BS12 battery easily starts my Honda XR650L at 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius). I don't ride when the temperatures are below freezing.

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Old 08-23-2012, 08:43 AM   #954
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Have had my CRF250L for 8 days now. Still enjoy it! Roll over 300 Miles tomorrow. Will change Oil and Filter. Then off to Colorado in 3 weeks. TAT and backroad goofing off for a week or two. Just to see the Aspens and grab a Beer in Georgetown CO. It Starts every morning, no points, (yes, I'm that Old), Nothing to fiddle with......(Triumph) Weight? Well, it weighs more than my Ruckus, and less than my KLR and R1150R, so I'm happy. And I don't have to Pre-Mix Fuel/Oil.......(RL-250 Suzuki)
Magnetic tank bag works, Heated Vest now works, and rubber waterproof daypack works on the tail. (ebay) Minimalist Touring at it's best. Suspension works for me, I came from a TW200. Washboards are nothing, just hit it and go!
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:12 AM   #955
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78-80 mpg still in break in mode
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:06 AM   #956
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more exciting, have a beer on a deck in downtown Crested Butte.

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Have had my CRF250L for 8 days now. Still enjoy it! Roll over 300 Miles tomorrow. Will change Oil and Filter. Then off to Colorado in 3 weeks. TAT and backroad goofing off for a week or two. Just to see the Aspens and grab a Beer in Georgetown CO. It Starts every morning, no points, (yes, I'm that Old), Nothing to fiddle with......(Triumph) Weight? Well, it weighs more than my Ruckus, and less than my KLR and R1150R, so I'm happy. And I don't have to Pre-Mix Fuel/Oil.......(RL-250 Suzuki)
Magnetic tank bag works, Heated Vest now works, and rubber waterproof daypack works on the tail. (ebay) Minimalist Touring at it's best. Suspension works for me, I came from a TW200. Washboards are nothing, just hit it and go!
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:15 AM   #957
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Oil Change

Parts for oil change, around 10 bucks minus oil.

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Old 08-23-2012, 10:51 AM   #958
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78-80 mpg still in break in mode
3.3l/100km / 71 mpg (US) after 650 km / 400 miles
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:08 AM   #959
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Parts for oil change, around 10 bucks minus oil.

The CRF250L oil filter appears as if it might be the same oil filter used by my Honda XR650L. If this is so, the following, aftermarket oil filters will also fit the bike.

Fram CH6015
HiFlo HF112
Wix 24944
Purolator ML16815
Napa PS4944
Tusk TK112
Neutron 1245540002
Emgo 10-99200
K&N KN112
Baldwin P7132

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Old 08-23-2012, 11:13 AM   #960
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that filter is used on everything. evem my xr 600
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