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Old 09-30-2012, 11:07 PM   #346
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Yes we had a CRF250L, KLX250S, WR250X converted to R, KLX300, KTM 200EX, XR250R, and a XT225. Hopefully this week we will all get back together and trade bikes and give you guys some feedback. The KLX owner is shorter and likes the layout of the CRF better and the WR owner liked the lower grunt of the CRF for tight woods riding.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:45 AM   #347
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itrack, love the pic with all the bikes stuck in a row in the mud. There are some decent folding mirrors out there that can be a good option for rides like that one. Those are good days.
Has anyone got a suggestion for replacement mirror that folds that would work good on this bike?
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:12 AM   #348
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Has anyone got a suggestion for replacement mirror that folds that would work good on this bike?
I like this as a hand guard/mirror solution. Highwaydirtbikes.com.

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Old 10-01-2012, 01:33 AM   #349
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I really like this bike, for commuting and casual to semi-aggressive trail riding, but the 320 lb weight is a detractor. Certainly it is not meant to compete with a KTM EXCF, but the weight should still be much less than it is. I still may buy one, though, if I can keep my KDX200 as well.....
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:58 AM   #350
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I want a little more preload on the front. Is it possible to make a homemade preload spacer for the front fork? I don't know much about the newer separate function forks that are appearing on more and more bikes. I know the spring resides in the right hand fork however and the cap nut size is 30mm.

you can preload spring with a bit of PVC piping spacer, sounds cheap but it's what most people do, there's a whole process to figuring out the sag and measuring the length of the Spacer you need, google is you're friend here.

As for levers, most of the Big four Japanese companies have mostly standardized lever sizes. I don't know about KTM or BMW, but Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha and Kawasaki are all pretty standard. Bikes with hot start levers are the exception though, their perches are different.
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:38 AM   #351
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People say these are good:http://www.doubletakemirror.com/build/honda


I really like the HighwayDirtbike setup, but it's pricy.
Can anyone confirm if they fit the bike?
Can't confirm but they have a multitude of top clamps and seems to have all sizes covered. Would of went this route if I didnt have the Cycra.

Good Video on the install and idea of the quality.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB8mVw0i_8M&feature=plcp
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:21 AM   #352
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Has anyone got a suggestion for replacement mirror that folds that would work good on this bike?
Believe it or not, the lowly Bikemaster folding unit is a very popular for a lot of the serious riders in the Rockies forum. That's where I saw one first. A lot of the Bikemaster stuff is kind of cheap, but this mirror is well made with extreme adjustability. It also has a tensioning nut system for both the stalk and mirror housing to keep things tightly in place over time. It all folds down toward the handlebar even if you have a crossbar. Good mirror for a good price.
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:46 AM   #353
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Ricochet Armor

I just talked to Ricochet. They acknowledged the problem and are working on a fix. They will get a new skid plate out to me as soon as they make the adjustments. A number of people had already called. I knew they would make it right.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:16 PM   #354
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I just talked to Ricochet. They acknowledged the problem and are working on a fix. They will get a new skid plate out to me as soon as they make the adjustments. A number of people had already called. I knew they would make it right.
Wow, I just got the recall notice. Way to step up Ricochet.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:19 PM   #355
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Wow, I just got the recall notice. Way to step up Ricochet.
Here is the letter I received:

Hello, I'd like to thank you for you order of our new skid plate for the CRF250L. It has come to our attention that there is some issues with the first production run of these plates that we are in the process of resolving. Our new design will have better clearance on the left side and also allow for oil filter removal without removing the skid plate. As you were sent one of these first production versions we want let you know that you will be receiving a replacement skid plate with our updated design free of charge. This plate should ship within the next week. You are not required to reply or do anything further, and you may keep the plate you have. Feel free to call with any further questions or comments. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for the inconvenience.

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That's good customer service, if you ask me.
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:26 PM   #356
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Hello, I'd like to thank you for you order of our new skid plate for the CRF250L. It has come to our attention that there is some issues with the first production run of these plates that we are in the process of resolving. Our new design will have better clearance on the left side and also allow for oil filter removal without removing the skid plate. As you were sent one of these first production versions we want let you know that you will be receiving a replacement skid plate with our updated design free of charge. This plate should ship within the next week. You are not required to reply or do anything further, and you may keep the plate you have. Feel free to call with any further questions or comments. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for the inconvenience.

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That's good customer service, if you ask me.
I knew Ricochet Offroad Armor would make things right. They not only manufacture excellent skid plates, they offer superb customer service.

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Old 10-01-2012, 01:46 PM   #357
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Dibs if anyone wants to get rid of the first-batch skid plate for a 'damaged goods' price
I will also gladly take one of the first run skid plates off of one of u guys if interested. I will happily bend/cut one of these to make it work... If the price is right . Any takers? I'm near Philly and will send a check or money order.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:15 PM   #358
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Here is the letter I received:

Hello, I'd like to thank you for you order of our new skid plate for the CRF250L. It has come to our attention that there is some issues with the first production run of these plates that we are in the process of resolving. Our new design will have better clearance on the left side and also allow for oil filter removal without removing the skid plate. As you were sent one of these first production versions we want let you know that you will be receiving a replacement skid plate with our updated design free of charge. This plate should ship within the next week. You are not required to reply or do anything further, and you may keep the plate you have. Feel free to call with any further questions or comments. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for the inconvenience.

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That's good customer service, if you ask me.

I got the same email - They rock, awesome customer service!
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:10 PM   #359
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I just got the recall email, great customer service!
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:29 PM   #360
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Here is the letter I received:

Hello, I'd like to thank you for you order of our new skid plate for the CRF250L. It has come to our attention that there is some issues with the first production run of these plates that we are in the process of resolving. Our new design will have better clearance on the left side and also allow for oil filter removal without removing the skid plate. As you were sent one of these first production versions we want let you know that you will be receiving a replacement skid plate with our updated design free of charge. This plate should ship within the next week. You are not required to reply or do anything further, and you may keep the plate you have. Feel free to call with any further questions or comments. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Regards,
Michael Gibbs
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That's good customer service, if you ask me.

Awesome, They have my business once the second batches get made and I see several of you with pics and happy reviews.
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