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Old 02-16-2013, 10:10 AM   #3271
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Yes, so most people pick a CR-Hi handlebar, rotate it forward enough to suit them for standing, and get used to whatever pull-back it has. If you use the adaptors to convert to fat bars, that adds more height than any of the typical bends other than the trials bars.

With a road bike, you need to avoid the bars that are much wider than stock, to avoid problems with the length of the clutch and throttle cables and wiring.

Getting the pull-back to suit you...the usual idea is to sit on the and hold out your arms to a sort of natural position and see how your wrists are, how straight or angled your wrists are. If they're quite angled, you want more pullback (many people do) then you have to look at that when comparing the handlebar specs.
When you look at the specs, comparing the different pull-backs, you see...trials bars typically very straight, less pull-back, because straighter better for standing, with more forward balance; then MX bars, then enduro bars and supermoto bars, more pull-back.

ZETA website has handlebar "simulator" that illustrates it very nicely. You select the bike (and they have the CRF250L), it displays a diagram showing the standard bar, then you select one of the ZETA bars and it superimposes the diagram for that one so you can compare.
You can see that the CRF250L bars would be quite good for most people - medium high, more pull-back than most.
I used that to check out bar bends when i was looking. It really helped me understand how to visualize different bends.
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:47 PM   #3272
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Just got back from the dealer. $5,113 for a used LRP with 87 miles on it. Couldn't be happier its got plenty of pull on the freeways for me.
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:56 PM   #3273
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Anyone in the socal area that has removed their rear fender with the emissions label want to part with it for a day? I'm willing to pay to borrow it so I can register my bike. Honda doesn't sell the label. Here's my bike at the DMV failing the inspection. :(
They didn't seem to care about the exhaust, just the VIN and emissions label check.
You know, now that I think of it, CARB has to be pretty stupid. Here in MI, the insurance companies know what motorcycles are "born" street legal, as well as emission legal. California and CARB are dumb enough to depend on some frikkin' sticker on the rear fender.....just another sad beaurocratic pissoff.
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:10 PM   #3274
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You know, now that I think of it, CARB has to be pretty stupid. Here in MI, the insurance companies know what motorcycles are "born" street legal, as well as emission legal. California and CARB are dumb enough to depend on some frikkin' sticker on the rear fender.....just another sad beaurocratic pissoff.
Oh crap, I hope you aren't insinuating the the big C state isn't real................
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:26 PM   #3275
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New topic...CRF windshields....I've seen at least one inmate here using the TCI Products Windscreen and brackets....Has anyone bought the brackets and made their own windscreen? To me the TCI windscreen is a little bit tall and dorky. I've made unique windscreens for my KLR, BMW Dakar, and V Strom, but used existing attachment points...but there's nothing to start from on the CRF.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:56 PM   #3276
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New topic...CRF windshields....I've seen at least one inmate here using the TCI Products Windscreen and brackets....Has anyone bought the brackets and made their own windscreen? To me the TCI windscreen is a little bit tall and dorky. I've made unique windscreens for my KLR, BMW Dakar, and V Strom, but used existing attachment points...but there's nothing to start from on the CRF.
I have the windshield coming from CRF only, it will be here on wed. will let ya know how I like it.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:11 PM   #3277
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New topic...CRF windshields....I've seen at least one inmate here using the TCI Products Windscreen and brackets....Has anyone bought the brackets and made their own windscreen?
not a windscreen but a buddy and I are making a fairing out of fiberglass

first experiment was a failure working on #2 right now

I might paint it next week so I will take a pic if it is worthy
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:15 PM   #3278
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New topic...CRF windshields....I've seen at least one inmate here using the TCI Products Windscreen and brackets....Has anyone bought the brackets and made their own windscreen? To me the TCI windscreen is a little bit tall and dorky. I've made unique windscreens for my KLR, BMW Dakar, and V Strom, but used existing attachment points...but there's nothing to start from on the CRF.
I'm also interested in a smallish type touring shield (like the Jimbo shield that many of us TW200 owners have installed)... Something that extends up about 12-14" above the headlight fairing/bezel.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:11 PM   #3279
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I have two new windshield that are takeoff from the two new 650 V-Strom I purchased. I did hold one up to the CRF250L and it looks like it would work with the correct mounting brackets. OK now I have to just find the right brackets.

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Old 02-16-2013, 09:16 PM   #3280
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Well it's official owner of a crf250l and on the way back to duty station to off load it and start riding.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:28 PM   #3281
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Well it's official owner of a crf250l and on the way back to duty station to off load it and start riding.

Congrats!!!!
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:13 PM   #3282
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Anyone in the socal area that has removed their rear fender with the emissions label want to part with it for a day? I'm willing to pay to borrow it so I can register my bike. Honda doesn't sell the label. Here's my bike at the DMV failing the inspection. :(
They didn't seem to care about the exhaust, just the VIN and emissions label check.
Is that the best dual sport crf? It looks good. The muffler looks a little darker then the one i have more or a grey then a silver.
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:15 PM   #3283
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Well it's official owner of a crf250l and on the way back to duty station to off load it and start riding.
Good for you! Did you buy the bike in Ellensburg?

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Old 02-17-2013, 12:26 AM   #3284
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bdolnick, welcome and thanks for the pics. :) How about a pic or two from the underside, the back - of the Yoshi thing...?
I want to figure out whether to get this, or the DRC bracket, or just leave it.

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Wow, any compliment from you on photos Lost is pretty special, I'm constantly drooling over yours!
Yes! Good pics. :)

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The Wheeling Cycle Supply CRF250L taillight kit - DRC Edge taillight + bracket + 12 o'clock Labs LED board with integrated turn signals and better LED because the DRC LEDs are not good enough... the DRC bracket is actually the one designed for the Suzuki DRZ400 - apparently it fits the CRF250L subframe perfectly. On the 12 o'clock Labs website, the images that show the dimensions of them, they're the same images, all dimensions the same. So if you don't want the expensive 12 o'clock Labs LED board...
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:26 AM   #3285
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I have two new windshield that are takeoff from the two new 650 V-Strom I purchased. I did hold one up to the CRF250L and it looks like it would work with the correct mounting brackets. OK now I have to just find the right brackets.

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