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Old 08-24-2012, 05:53 PM   #991
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30 inches....hmmmm,I'm 30 inches. Are you able to flat foot this steed?.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:59 PM   #992
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30 inches....hmmmm,I'm 30 inches. Are you able to flat foot this steed?.
Not quite, on the balls of my feet. It's very managable IMO.
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:42 PM   #993
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Okay, background time, I've got an FJR fitted for LD riding, my 'town' bike is a 2011 CBR25R ABS. So I'll compare the CRF which I picked up today to the CBR.

The 50lb weight savings is VERY noticable. Theirs no doubt that the CRF will take the CBR handily - and this is on engine with 13km on it! My CBR got noticeable stronger as it broke in. Handling is lightening quick. Brakes need to bed in, my CBR ABS had crappy brakes till they took a set too.

Gearing feels a little taller in first - it doesn't wind out as fast the CBR does. The knobbies give the bars some high frequency buzzing which is hardly surprising. Seating position is very comfortable and seat gives you a sore ass after about 45 minutes around town. Again, hardly surprising. I wear a 32" inseam jean and I can flat foot the bike.

It's got a stupid chrome gas cap. WTF were they thinking.

Mine is serial # 25!

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Old 08-24-2012, 06:57 PM   #994
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So has anyone tested out the top speed of this bike? true real world top speed, holding it at WOT for a few good flat miles on the freeway or highway, lets say with a average 170 pound rider or so? cause i know the CBR250R is said to hit 90mph, and that is a heavier bike, hopefully this one will be able to hit mid 80's.
I have seen 137 km/h, slighty downhill. Real world top speed I would say 130 km/h. 80 mph.
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:58 PM   #995
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You folks that have these bikes,what are your inseams?.
31 inches and I flat foot it.
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:59 PM   #996
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Congrats Bungie4! Enjoy the new ride.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:27 PM   #997
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I think the tank is missing this...ought to be good for about 5hp

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Old 08-24-2012, 11:19 PM   #998
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Nice info

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Okay, background time, I've got an FJR fitted for LD riding, my 'town' bike is a 2011 CBR25R ABS. So I'll compare the CRF which I picked up today to the CBR.

The 50lb weight savings is VERY noticable. Theirs no doubt that the CRF will take the CBR handily - and this is on engine with 13km on it! My CBR got noticeable stronger as it broke in. Handling is lightening quick. Brakes need to bed in, my CBR ABS had crappy brakes till they took a set too.

Gearing feels a little taller in first - it doesn't wind out as fast the CBR does. The knobbies give the bars some high frequency buzzing which is hardly surprising. Seating position is very comfortable and seat gives you a sore ass after about 45 minutes around town. Again, hardly surprising. I wear a 32" inseam jean and I can flat foot the bike.

It's got a stupid chrome gas cap. WTF were they thinking.

Mine is serial # 25!


I just heard from the dealer. Mine will be in next week. It is serial # 43
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:25 PM   #999
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Very nice job. We're they easy to install?
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:31 PM   #1000
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I got the Honda 2013 CRF250L Service Manual from Helminc.com today and had a quick look through. You wouldn't believe what we can do with the diagnostics. 37 pages of PGM-FI System service and diagnostic information. Not a word about adjusting the fuel or ignition maps.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:55 PM   #1001
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For those wanting more power, see:

http://www.rideasia.net/motorcycle-f...html#post18043

19,000 baht is USD $608.

For 10 more HP, I'll take it.
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:09 AM   #1002
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I pick up today the Spare Part Steering Stem and Top Bridge for the CRF250L from the local Honda dealer
here in Thailand .
The Steering Stem comes with the lower bearing and sealing disk for 85 Euro
Bridge 53300-KZZ-900 and Stem 53219-KZZ-900

This Parts fit the CRF250L and the XR250 and 400 R without modification and the XL600R Frame with a small modification for the Steering lock .
My USD Forks from the XR fit in the CRF Stem .

All i need to know is the Front Wheel Axle diameter/lengh of the CRF .
Someone know it allready ?

If the CRF Axle fits the XR Fork (looks like , but impossible to mesure at the dealership i can order the CRF axle and have all Parts to convert my XL to USD Forks.

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Old 08-25-2012, 04:51 AM   #1003
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You folks that have these bikes,what are your inseams?.
I'm 32.5" and wear either 32" or 33" pants/jeans depending.
I don't flat foot in athletic running shoes. Looks like I could in proper boots
I have narrow hips and weigh 155 pounds which doesn't help.
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:10 AM   #1004
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Suspension

I'm really enjoying my 250L, but I see myself upgrading the suspension if at all possible - at least get springs for my weight. It appears the rear shock is preload adjustable, but the adjustment collar is hard to get to without removing parts.
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:10 PM   #1005
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So has anyone tested out the top speed of this bike? true real world top speed, holding it at WOT for a few good flat miles on the freeway or highway, lets say with a average 170 pound rider or so? cause i know the CBR250R is said to hit 90mph, and that is a heavier bike, hopefully this one will be able to hit mid 80's.
Top speed on a bike like this is not only a weight factor, but in most cases top speed is affected by drag. The CBR's fairing and low overall height more than make up for any weight difference between the two bikes.
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