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Old 01-16-2013, 10:16 AM   #2221
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Glad our LRP is running good, a man or a woman could go crazy trying to figure this out.

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Old 01-16-2013, 12:28 PM   #2222
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Here's a nice video which demonstrates some good, general tips for changing the drive chain and both sprockets. In particular, note the good information starting at the 4:29 time mark regarding the correct way to loosen and tighten the rear sprocket bolts for the CRF250L.



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Old 01-16-2013, 12:57 PM   #2223
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Glad our LRP is running good, a woman could go crazy trying to figure this out.

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Old 01-16-2013, 01:35 PM   #2224
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Spud, great post

+1 This showed how removing the bolts, while just holding the allen in place works better. I think Ramz said 20/20 hindsight, this would have worked better. Some of us like to do this stuff our on our own, and get a better understanding of what is going on with our bikes, in case "stuff" happens miles away from where anybody can help. I am thinking of doing the 13/42 like Sugardust has, and while I'm at it, do the Tubliss conversion. Still hopes of actually riding here, I would rather do the conversion and check the air pressure, then wait 24 hours and check again, before slapping the wheels back on. If I get 3 days where I can't ride, that would probably be the time. I only did that once to fix a flat, put it all back together, then it's flat the next day. You get better at stuff the 2nd time around, live and learn.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:11 PM   #2225
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Sprocket change

Yeah, that was a good video. Just how much force is required to break loose the nut on the back of the sprocket bolts on a 250L? Do I need to hire a gorilla or if done properly by two people like in the video, can it be done with standard tools (no cheater bars, pipes over wrenches, etc.)? I wouldn't mind a 42T rear sprocket, but some of the horror stories about rear sprocket removal on here have kinda steered me clear of it so far.
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:10 PM   #2226
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Rear sprocket removal was pretty easy. Like 10 min including wheel removal!


Not sure if the photos uploaded but a socket wrench with Allen key attachment in on hand and wrench in other.
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:13 PM   #2227
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Yeah, that was a good video. Just how much force is required to break loose the nut on the back of the sprocket bolts on a 250L? Do I need to hire a gorilla or if done properly by two people like in the video, can it be done with standard tools (no cheater bars, pipes over wrenches, etc.)? I wouldn't mind a 42T rear sprocket, but some of the horror stories about rear sprocket removal on here have kinda steered me clear of it so far.

you can do it without a cheater bar - I did it, and while i was one who had a a problem with the rear sprocket bolts, my dealer took them out for cheap, then I just replaced them all with XR650L bolts (at the time you couldn't get the rear bolts you probably can now)
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:00 PM   #2228
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Yeah, that was a good video. Just how much force is required to break loose the nut on the back of the sprocket bolts on a 250L? Do I need to hire a gorilla or if done properly by two people like in the video, can it be done with standard tools (no cheater bars, pipes over wrenches, etc.)? I wouldn't mind a 42T rear sprocket, but some of the horror stories about rear sprocket removal on here have kinda steered me clear of it so far.
Rear sprocket removal is a one-man operation for my Honda XR650L. However, I don't know how tightly Honda is torquing the rear sprocket bolts on the CRF250L. Even if the first sprocket removal is difficult, you shouldn't have further problems if you follow the proper technique demonstrated in the video. I use a short, T-handle, Allen wrench and a short, box end wrench to perform the procedure. You don't need to torque the bolts very tight; just snug them up, as demonstrated in the video.

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Old 01-16-2013, 04:19 PM   #2229
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Rear Sprocket

OK, thanks for the encouragement JR, Sugardust and Spud Rider! What rear sprockets are you folks using....I've seen the one's from Sprocket Center....JT's and Superlite. The Superlite 42T looks interesting. Also, CRF's Only has rear sprockets in 42T listed as well but don't state what brand it is. I assume it looks like the one in the picture?

http://www.crfsonly.com/catalog/prod...oducts_id/4743

Also, refresh my memory that the stock chain works with a 13/42 setup and no other mods to the chain guides, etc., right??
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:26 PM   #2230
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Rear sprocket removal is a one-man operation for my Honda XR650L. However, I don't know how tightly Honda is torquing the rear sprocket bolts on the CRF250L.
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I did it alone as follow : unlocked all the nuts when the wheel still in place with my foot, standing all my weight on the 17mm ring wrench. 1st gear should be engaged to prevent wheel spinning, too.


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Old 01-16-2013, 04:42 PM   #2231
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Anyone know which K&N oil filter this bike takes..? I've seen some say KN-111 and others KN-112.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:57 PM   #2232
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Hopefully this works, first time posting pics. I've been wanting to install my Emperor Racing skid plate but it has been really cold out. Today I figured the hell with it I've been waiting long enough, time to get it on. Install went well. Front and back use brackets to mount the plate to so it takes a little bit of time getting it lined up properly. Other than that everything looks good, should provide decent protection.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:08 PM   #2233
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OK, thanks for the encouragement JR, Sugardust and Spud Rider! What rear sprockets are you folks using....I've seen the one's from Sprocket Center....JT's and Superlite. The Superlite 42T looks interesting. Also, CRF's Only has rear sprockets in 42T listed as well but don't state what brand it is. I assume it looks like the one in the picture?

http://www.crfsonly.com/catalog/prod...oducts_id/4743

Also, refresh my memory that the stock chain works with a 13/42 setup and no other mods to the chain guides, etc., right??
I got the 42 PBI sprocket from CRFs Only, its Aluminum and slightly lighter than the stock. I used the stock bolts and got a 13 up front. Haven't tried it out yet because its been raining here. 13 alone was a huge help on steep trails, excited to see how the 42 performs.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:34 PM   #2234
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Emperor skid plate looks nice, I like how the coverage goes between the down tubes. Looks light as well. i have The ricochet plate and found that leaves a gap there so it constantly picks up mud and leaves off the trail.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:15 PM   #2235
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Rear sprocket removal was pretty easy. Like 10 min including wheel removal!


Not sure if the photos uploaded but a socket wrench with Allen key attachment in on hand and wrench in other.
What are you doing to the bike?
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