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Old 03-03-2013, 12:16 PM   #3556
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Took my bike out for her first real ride. Some minor hill climbing up some gravel roads. She made it up like a charm. Definitely much more fun and safer than riding my 950 adventure.

I was thinking I would break her in easy but got to reading about it this morning and decided I would go with the advice of some that it a bike breaks in better by just riding it and having fun. That way she'll know what to expect for the rest of her life, too.
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:31 PM   #3557
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If you are looking for a more aggressive dirt bike that is lets say 75% dirt and 25 % street go with the Yamaha. I have had my 250 L since August and I love it. Depending own your talent level and what you want to do the Yam and the Honda are both good bikes. I see guys spend big bucks to get their Honda suspension on par with the Yam or other more dirt oriented bikes. The Honda is a great valu but it does have limitations. You get what you pay for.
I want a scenic gravel road bike with very little single track thrown in. Either bike will be fine, heck another KLR would be fine but I want smaller/lighter. Thanks.


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Old 03-03-2013, 12:51 PM   #3558
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Air Box Mods + EJK + 13T

Looking at the most cost effective performance upgrades ( I'm poor so cannot justify replacing the whole exhaust and suspension), I reckon that opening up the very restrictive airbox and doing some tuning with an EJK (or similar) along with 13T front sprocket would get plenty enough improvements- for the average rider that is. Having said that, the bike is good enough for most off road riding as it is, I'm just looking at the most basic upgrades to bring it up one level..............
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:34 PM   #3559
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I am going bat sheet crazy here seeing photos of you guys riding where it is warm and green!
We are still in the grips of a snowy winter here in So Wisconsin and 6 more inches of the crap forecasted soon.

All I can do is head for the dungeon and dream up crap to do or bolt on the bike. How bout a tank bag strapped to a Rotopax? And I think my fairing is done but need some road testing for sure.



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Old 03-03-2013, 02:56 PM   #3560
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doh, didnt see this thread before.

BDSB stage 1 kit has the FMF injection programmer, CRFOnly has an EJK unit...what if any would the difference between the two be, other than the label?

http://bestdualsportbikes.com/produc...-honda-crf250l

http://www.crfsonly.com/catalog/prod...oducts_id/4881
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:04 PM   #3561
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doh, didnt see this thread before.

BDSB stage 1 kit has the FMF injection programmer, CRFOnly has an EJK unit...what if any would the difference between the two be, other than the label?

http://bestdualsportbikes.com/produc...-honda-crf250l

http://www.crfsonly.com/catalog/prod...oducts_id/4881
They are the same thing both made by dobek performance
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:13 PM   #3562
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They are the same thing both made by dobek performance
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:05 PM   #3563
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Wondering if anybody has experience with burn problems with aftermarket exhausts on soft luggage. I have a Giant Loop Coyote bag and it drapes over the tail rack and rearward part of the seat, slants forward toward the passenger pegs. It seems the FMF and the Arrow have no temp guards. Probably makes no difference for day trips, but camping forays require the luggage.

Giant Loop sells an exhaust guard for their luggage for $25.

I looked at it when I was buying my Mojavi and contemplating a different exhaust but I like the quiet.

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Old 03-03-2013, 10:25 PM   #3564
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looking for a new bike

howdy,
i currently have a 1994 yamaha xt225. i've been looking at honda's new crf250l. anyone out here have it, and how do you like it/ ride, etc?

70/30, dirt/street is mostly my riding.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:34 AM   #3565
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Kickstand safety switch

Anyone removed the kickstand safety switch other than Ramz? I use mine for 80% dirt. Was out this weekend going up a pretty steep rough hill and the bike just dies, like it ran out of fuel, but fired right back up again, ran rest of the day. Pucker moment for sure. Got back to camp and one of the other riders mentioned the kickstand switch might have been activated

Have anyone removed the safety switch. If so how hard?

Any thoughts.........thanks
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:17 AM   #3566
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carlclaflin, I would read all the post, you will get your answer. Pretty hard to go to a bike specific thread and find owners who don't like them.

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Old 03-04-2013, 04:02 AM   #3567
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Fmf

I read on the CRF'S only site that they list a Power Bomb and Mega Bomb header. One must be for torque at low to mid and the other for mid to high range. Which is which?
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:48 AM   #3568
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Parking

Does anyone live near the Four Corners area (within 100 miles or so) where they would be willing to let me park my vehicle while I attempt to ride the Colorado back roads discovery route. Probably would be in May/June time frame. It's a 650 mile route so it would probably take 4 to 6 days round trip. Thanks
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:00 AM   #3569
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Just want to say hi to all the CRF250L owners. Soon to be owner here. I just put a deposit on one since the 3 that came in sold in 2 days. Two more are coming soon and one is mine! After taking pictures at the motorcycle show here in Moncton and spending 2 days there I realized that it was time to move up from my 50cc scooter! I went through most of this long thread skipping over the flare ups and lots of good information here!

Any other CRF250L riders from Southeast New Brunswick?

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Old 03-04-2013, 06:05 AM   #3570
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Does anyone live near the Four Corners area (within 100 miles or so) where they would be willing to let me park my vehicle while I attempt to ride the Colorado back roads discovery route. Probably would be in May/June time frame. It's a 650 mile route so it would probably take 4 to 6 days round trip. Thanks
You might wanna put this request in the Rockies Forum? BTW we are looking at the Colorado Back Country Discover Route this soummer (late) as well - I think that you should consider the route later than May/June because there is a good chance that some of the high passes will still be snowed in...
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