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Old 01-11-2013, 10:36 AM   #2101
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I would
These bars are kinda unique in the fact of there engineering,they allow the use of additional straight area (control area) for the least amount of width.
They are very high so you better want higher bars
Once I get the ergos right (a few rides) I suspect I will add a composite perch to attach the loose ends
my cost including bars will be around $45. but it may take an evening.

Now try not to have size envy too


Nice!!!! I'm really happy seeing them on . you gonna get the cycra front mounts for then?
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:17 AM   #2102
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I have had mine stall several times by reving the bike out in say third then pulling in the clutch as I chop the gas. I also have gotten it to backfire several times when chopping the gas after a hill climb. Bike is bone stock but ridden extremely hard, 1500 miles.
chop the gas? does this mean "let off" or "give er"....sorry for my misinterpretations...
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:39 AM   #2103
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Yes going from full throttle to 0 by just letting go of the throttle.
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:51 PM   #2104
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Can someone tell me top speed in each gear on a stock bike? I hate not having a tach and I have no way to guess on RPM....this is my first single cyl.

When do you guys normally shift when riding normal? And riding hard?
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:07 PM   #2105
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Can someone tell me top speed in each gear on a stock bike? I hate not having a tach and I have no way to guess on RPM....this is my first single cyl.

When do you guys normally shift when riding normal? And riding hard?
Typically I prefer to bounce it off the limiter at all times hahaha. Seriously just ride it how your comfortable your not gonna hurt it
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:24 PM   #2106
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I'm starting to look for a new bike for the girlfriend, this is one of the bikes I'm considering. She told me to just pick out whatever I think is best. She's 5'4", around 140 or 150 lbs.

Anyways, I'm trying to get an idea on performance. How would this bike compare to an older xr250? I'm picturing the 2 bikes having similiar performance, both motor and suspension. Maybe a slight performance edge to the crf, but a bit heavier?

Other bikes I'm considering are all older designs and air cooled, this is the only newer one of the bunch. Xt225, super sherpa, maybe klr 250, that stuff.

All typos and misspellings blamed on my phone.
I'm 5' 6" and upgraded from the xt225 to the CRF. The CRF is a much better bike, but it is also much more modern. However, I could flat foot the XT, which I have no hope of doing on the CRF. The XT was definitely a great little bike, and I reckon it suit your little lady much better than the CRF.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:33 PM   #2107
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in case anyone is looking for a budget boost in performance, I ordered the big gun eco slip on for 185 shipped, ejk tuner for 213 shipped, and a 13t sprocket for 15 shipped. For just a touch over 400 I'm expecting 95% of the gains.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:47 PM   #2108
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I'm 5' 6" and upgraded from the xt225 to the CRF. The CRF is a much better bike, but it is also much more modern. However, I could flat foot the XT, which I have no hope of doing on the CRF. The XT was definitely a great little bike, and I reckon it suit your little lady much better than the CRF.
Ok thanks. I was hoping to get into the more modern 250l over the older designs, one of the main things that made me consider the 250. I was thinking I could lower it some for her, but it doesn't sound like ill be able to do that enough.

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Old 01-11-2013, 01:48 PM   #2109
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Typically I prefer to bounce it off the limiter at all times hahaha. Seriously just ride it how your comfortable your not gonna hurt it
...X2...go by sound/feel, unless you have a hearing impairment, then you may need the assistance of an aftermarket tach which some people on here have been purchasing.

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in case anyone is looking for a budget boost in performance, I ordered the big gun eco slip on for 185 shipped, ejk tuner for 213 shipped, and a 13t sprocket for 15 shipped. For just a touch over 400 I'm expecting 95% of the gains.
Cool....look forward to hearing/seeing a review..and if it solves your stalling issues...

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Old 01-11-2013, 02:03 PM   #2110
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I'm 5'4" and I slid the forks up about 3/4" and set the sag all the way down (it was about 8 full turns of the spring nut) and I can come close to almost flat footing with my left leg in my comp five's. I'm sure it will be better once I put a seat concepts seat on it.

What is her inseam?

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Ok thanks. I was hoping to get into the more modern 250l over the older designs, one of the main things that made me consider the 250. I was thinking I could lower it some for her, but it doesn't sound like ill be able to do that enough.

All typos and misspellings blamed on my phone.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:07 PM   #2111
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Can you post a link for the Zeta bracket?
Did you mount the Easton bars? I'd really appreciate a picture of it and Zeta hand-guards.

Regarding skid plate,
I have the AXP plastic one and I prefer it to all the others I've seen. Maybe it will be worth to wait.







You made your point across, but you're ignoring that these Easton bars + adapter cost 40$.
You can't get a decent set of 7/8 bars for that much.
A fat-bar + adapter would cost over 100$ and you'd still have to get hand guards that can clamp to the fat bar.
Even if you have to bend/fabricate the hand guards (or buy a 30$ bracket) it's still worth it.

If you have any other comments about Easton bars, I'd like to see it. Mounting a GPS isn't a deciding factor for me.
Here it is.


http://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/shop/5/11/498.shtml



Yeah, I am having a time deciding on the skid plate. You got pics? Have you dumped it yet with the axp?
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:12 PM   #2112
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Bent one of my stock footpegs (they suck), replaced it with DRC Wide Footpegs - the extra width increased confidence and feels much nicer when standing up. Thanks to srmoto.com


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Old 01-11-2013, 03:07 PM   #2113
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What are you guys doing for security that don't have garages? I just signed for one and will be picking it up tomorrow, however being in an apartment there's very little to secure it with. I have ordered a cover and was going to order a disc lock alarm however I'm unsure of whether the bigger disc locks will fit (15 mm pins). Anybody else using a disc lock?

As far as attaching it to a hard object (since two guys and a truck could just lift it and drive away), the only option would be a lamp post that is in some bushes but that would require like a 15 ft cable. 15 ft of quality chain would be way too expensive for such a bike in my opinion, and I doubt the apartment owner would appreciate it. The other option would be to ask to install a sunken link, but doubt they would go for me drilling into their concrete or call it a trip hazard. I could also walk it to my patio every day but with all the rain that would quickly rut the grass, haha, let alone be obnoxious as a commuting standard.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:13 PM   #2114
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Bent one of my stock footpegs (they suck), replaced it with DRC Wide Footpegs - the extra width increased confidence and feels much nicer when standing up. Thanks to srmoto.com


DRC Wide Footpegs VS. OEM by Guerillah, on Flickr

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Old 01-11-2013, 03:31 PM   #2115
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What are you guys doing for security that don't have garages? I just signed for one and will be picking it up tomorrow, however being in an apartment there's very little to secure it with. I have ordered a cover and was going to order a disc lock alarm however I'm unsure of whether the bigger disc locks will fit (15 mm pins). Anybody else using a disc lock?

As far as attaching it to a hard object (since two guys and a truck could just lift it and drive away), the only option would be a lamp post that is in some bushes but that would require like a 15 ft cable. 15 ft of quality chain would be way too expensive for such a bike in my opinion, and I doubt the apartment owner would appreciate it. The other option would be to ask to install a sunken link, but doubt they would go for me drilling into their concrete or call it a trip hazard. I could also walk it to my patio every day but with all the rain that would quickly rut the grass, haha, let alone be obnoxious as a commuting standard.
Do you have an dedicate parking spot? Maybe put an tote above ground and fill with concrete and a cable. Even a trash can. Won't be a trip hazard either.
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