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Old 09-23-2012, 10:46 AM   #181
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Hi everybody. My name is Dave Simon and I own best dual sport bikes and I'm just letting you know that FMF just finished with pipes. I don't really know how to add pics in here but you can go to www.bestdualsportbikes.com and see the pipes and dyno results under the CRF250L page. I also have programmers coming finally in a week or so. Been working with Dobeck on good base maps.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:18 AM   #182
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Does anyone have any suggestions/recommendations for more or less complete toolkits of decent quality to take care of at least basic maintenance? Do they exist? Basically something to cover all fasteners, oil change, wheel removal etc?



Slime compressor
Combo tire spoon/wrench. 24mm will get the rear off.
Tire irons
Rim Protector
3/8's drive wrench
12 and 17mm wrenches and sockets. This will get the front off.
5 and 6 allen head bits for the other fasteners.
Locking Crescent Wrench.
Small Vice Grips.
Valve core remover.
Tire bead tool.

I'm going to remove the rim protector, as I'm finding out they really don't do much good and add to pain of tire changing.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:32 AM   #183
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Slime compressor
Combo tire spoon/wrench. 24mm will get the rear off.
Tire irons
Rim Protector
3/8's drive wrench
12 and 17mm wrenches and sockets. This will get the front off.
5 and 6 allen head bits for the other fasteners.
Locking Crescent Wrench.
Small Vice Grips.
Valve core remover.
Tire bead tool.

I'm going to remove the rim protector, as I'm finding out they really don't do much good and add to pain of tire changing.
Looks good... But did that come as an actual pre-packaged kit? I'm a lazy ass and was mostly looking to see if there are made up kits already out there
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:35 AM   #184
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GPS mounted. Thst is the TOPO 24k map loaded.

Hey joe nice gps!!

So how accurate is the bikes speedo compared to the gps, lets say at 65mph? i know some of the jap speedos are off by a bit.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:54 AM   #185
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Hey joe nice gps!!

So how accurate is the bikes speedo compared to the gps, lets say at 65mph? i know some of the jap speedos are off by a bit.
Thanks, fairly accurate. I seen at most a 2mph high difference on the bikes speedo.
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:09 PM   #186
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Looks good... But did that come as an actual pre-packaged kit? I'm a lazy ass and was mostly looking to see if there are made up kits already out there
Nope, built it up myself. I know you can get prepackaged tool kits, but it might not be CRF specific.
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:38 PM   #187
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Got a question for you fellows--does anybody make a lowering link for the rear of this bike ?
I have a buddy that bought one last week. He's a wee bit on the vertically challenged side. The dealer raised the forks in the trees about 3/4 inch which helped some but lowering the rear would also help;
He likes the bike but may trade it in for something a little lower if we can't figure something out.
He can get his toes on the ground but it's still not confidence inspiring for him.
Thanks for any ideas.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:28 PM   #188
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Somewhere I've seen a pic of a new hole drilled into the u-shaped metal bracket on the shock. Maybe someone can find the pic? I think it was overseas,,,
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:33 PM   #189
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Got a question for you fellows--does anybody make a lowering link for the rear of this bike ?
I have a buddy that bought one last week. He's a wee bit on the vertically challenged side. The dealer raised the forks in the trees about 3/4 inch which helped some but lowering the rear would also help;
He likes the bike but may trade it in for something a little lower if we can't figure something out.
He can get his toes on the ground but it's still not confidence inspiring for him.
Thanks for any ideas.

Look on Ramz site here (at the bottom of the page) for some ideas

http://www.rickramsey.net/CRF250L.htm
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:50 PM   #190
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Thanks on the tip to lower the rear. He's a machinist--maybe he can drill a couple of holes. Thanks.
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:36 PM   #191
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Reflector brackets

Calling all service manual Owners!!!..... Can you please take a look at you bibles and let me know what the torque specs are for the upper triple tree bolts on the front forks? I'm getting rid of those reflector brackets and I don't like the "snug it til it's tight method". Any info would be appreciated. I need to order my manual, I know I know...

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Old 09-23-2012, 05:55 PM   #192
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:33 PM   #193
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I just discovered a glowing review of the CRF250L posted at Motorcycle.com.

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufactur...iew-91418.html

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Old 09-23-2012, 09:48 PM   #194
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I brought my new CRF250L home this weekend. I will be fabricating a skid plate from 1/8th inch 5051 series aluminum. I'll be starting on the designs this week. I hope to have it done in the next 3 weeks. I see a potential replacement for the right side gray plastic brake light switch cover from .080" and a luggage rack from 1/8" aluminum. I'll update as I progress. Thread subscribed.
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:56 PM   #195
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I'm not an owner yet, but does anyone in the Kansas City area own one of these that would let me test ride? You can ride my DR-Z. The dealers around here are a no go so far.
Sorry, I just bought the only one in the Kansas City area.
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