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Old 01-29-2013, 07:05 AM   #2746
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I gave this thread a look and enjoyed the OP and some genuine replies. Then it turned to the inevitable discussion that if you were a REAL rider and wanted a REAL bike, then you should be riding an orange bike. I like this thread better because I made my decision already and I'm getting some help on getting my bike set up. Thanks everyone. ManRack Utility Rack last night and a Flatland skid plate on its way.
AMEN! This site provides info and insight in weeks and days on the CRF and how to get it to where you want it. Doing that literally took YEARS 5, 10, or 15 years ago....
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:34 AM   #2747
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I have a hard time counting all the XL100, 125, XR185, XR200R's, and XR250R's I've gone thru over the years. Those bikes some how carry with them a "feel" you don't get with small dual sport Yamaha, suzuki, and kawasaki....it boils down to what you like...what gives you that feeling....I got it when I put my ass on the CRF....the WR250R never had that
Thanks again
I'll just get the CRF250L. I reckon I'll have fun regardless.
I could get a WR450F or the equivalent Honda, but they are way too high maintenace for the sought of miles I will be doing.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:37 AM   #2748
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CRF250L Owners.... Please chime in on this thread...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=858964
Yeah, now watch the fireworks.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:59 AM   #2749
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Took her for two new experiences yesterday.

1) Some serious mud. This is new to me and the bike. Its crazy how planted you can feel with the back tire spinning and sliding all over....never lost control, never felt like I was going to, yet I was slippin and slidin and throwing mud all over. Thats a new kind of fun!

2) Highway. My buddies were two-up on an R6 and the bike was turning about 20% max RPM at 60 MPH, while I was damn near pinned open haha. There was slight uphill section where the bike dropped to 55mph....but I was afraid to downshift to 5th due to not having a tach and having no idea where that would leave me RPM-wise?


Im thinking of moving locations at work and that will change my 12 mile round trip, no highway commute to a 60 mile roundtrip all highway commute...hope this bike can do it!
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:06 AM   #2750
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Has anyone replaced the brake lines with the steel lines? Is it worth the money? I know ramz did it and has a little write up on the site but more info would be cool. i wouldn't mind getting some better performance in the braking department although i haven't had too many complaints about the stock brakes. Also want to get rid of that MASSIVE brake line sticking up in the front. any writeup or pictures would be cool specs on line lengths if you ordered them custom would be helpful.

lost riders comments about when the bike sits it leave time for one to think of things to change, the bike has been sitting a little while because of the weather so that makes me want to change stuff up even though it isnt needed ha ha ha. That is some of the fun though.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:40 AM   #2751
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Honda's PGM-FI doesn't use OBD codes like the car world like you would expect, but a more Honda style. You can pull codes if needed through the RED DLC plug on the bike, by jumping the Brown and Green wires together or purchase Honda special tool "SCS connector". Make the connection and then turn the main switch on and count the MIL blinks.


So, are you pretty convinced Honda does not use the standard OBDII 4 digit codes on production bikes? If so, that means we not only need a way to read the MIL (Malfunction Indicator Light ) blinks....but also a "dictionary" of the code # and their meaning...........

Yes, Honda and Yamaha for some reason, probably because they can, on there power sports vehicles any way. Use there own version of "OBD/II". But Suzuki, Kawasaki, Harley and BMW use the standard OBDII.

The Honda service manual lays out a DTC Index of the blink codes and there explanation.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:57 AM   #2752
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Im thinking of moving locations at work and that will change my 12 mile round trip, no highway commute to a 60 mile roundtrip all highway commute...hope this bike can do it!
I hope so. If I get the bike I will be doing a minimum of 300km up and down technical mountain trails plus 50km of dirt road and 100kms of freeway all in one day every week
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:14 AM   #2753
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The Honda service manual lays out a DTC Index of the blink codes and there explanation.
excellent...thanks
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:34 AM   #2754
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CRF250L Owners.... Please chime in on this thread...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=858964
Me personally, I avoid these threads. I made my choice with the Honda, and a lot of people chiming in have never ridden the bikes in question.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:42 AM   #2755
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Me personally, I avoid these threads. I made my choice with the Honda, and a lot of people chiming in have never ridden the bikes in question.
That's probably a good idea, the 2nd post was off topic, someone asking why brand K wasn't included. For the most part, we seem to stay mostly on topic, here. Still, some go off into the blue horizon.....
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:57 PM   #2756
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That's probably a good idea, the 2nd post was off topic, someone asking why brand K wasn't included. For the most part, we seem to stay mostly on topic, here. Still, some go off into the blue horizon.....

Actually, half the posts in here aren't on topic, technically, if people were to read the first post and follow those guidelines when posting it would help us all. Just because a LRP is mentioned in a post doesn't make it on topic in here.

Owners Threads are for actual owners and what they are doing with their bike, accessories, upgrades, where they are riding, troubleshooting, etc.
This thread is like the catch all with lots of LRP comparisons to other bikes, mostly from new ADV inmates who talk about what bikes people have had in the past, comparisons to cars FI systems, hypothetical theories, opinions about other bikes, etc.
It would be better for everyone if all that non-ownership off topic discussion would be happening in the general crf250l thread, or one of the many CRF vs. whatever threads. Makes it hard to find actual ownership info when there's pages and pages of posts everyday with lots of off topic talk.
This is not a comparison thread, but folks still like to think it is one, if you are typing another bike model name in here you're off topic. This is not a place that people who don't actually own one to voice their opinion about the bike, etc, etc, etc.

Here's the OP at the start of this thread for those that keep forgetting what thread they are posting in. I'm not the police though and it's not my thread, just a concerned citizen.
I know there's grey areas and try my best to follow the spirit of an Owners Thread though I'm not perfect either, because I know it's near impossible to find what I'm looking for in this thread without spending way too much time sifting through the BS. But that's just me.

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Post your experiences, modifications, and issues specific to the CRF250L
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:21 PM   #2757
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:34 PM   #2758
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Me personally, I avoid these threads. I made my choice with the Honda, and a lot of people chiming in have never ridden the bikes in question.
This is exactly why I come here to get an opinion on this bike and not a comparison thread.
I don't want people telling me the CRF is crap when they haven't even ridden it, I want to know what the owners think.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:40 PM   #2759
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There was slight uphill section where the bike dropped to 55mph....but I was afraid to downshift to 5th due to not having a tach and having no idea where that would leave me RPM-wise?

I have not yet "bounced" mine off the rev limiter. First bike I've had in a while without a tach. Anyone with an aftermarket tach who can say where the rev limiter kicks it?
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:43 PM   #2760
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This is exactly why I come here to get an opinion on this bike and not a comparison thread.
I don't want people telling me the CRF is crap when they haven't even ridden it, I want to know what the owners think.


You are still off-topic posting in here and not helping us owners keep a good resource for us all to use without sifting through non-ownership posts and comparisons.
All of your posts in this thread are part of our problem with too many posts not pertaining to ownership, we don't care what you used to ride, I suggest you read the OP again and help out the community by following the guidelines. I see you just joined ADVrider, we have guidelines and rules to make it better for everyone and easier to find the info anyone is looking for, it's called thread topics.
I understand wanting owners opinions, but that's part of being a part of the ADV community, sifting through the opinions in the appropriate threads and deciding who you should listen to. Not just polluting our owners threads because you feel like it.
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