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Old 03-30-2013, 07:19 AM   #4096
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I've had many dual sport bikes for both on and off road and have never damaged a radiator, or even had one leak. This bike will be the first bike (CRF250L) that I have added a radiator guard on, no particular reason other then to get free shipping from CRF's Only I needed to add something else to the order. As far as bikes these days, it's the only way to go, I don't think I would go back to a bike that wasn't just because they work and the engine runs cooler.

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Old 03-30-2013, 07:46 AM   #4097
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I've had many dual sport bikes for both on and off road and have never damaged a radiator, or even had one leak. This bike will be the first bike (CRF250L) that I have added a radiator guard on, no particular reason other then to get free shipping from CRF's Only I needed to add something else to the order. As far as bikes these days, it's the only way to go, I don't think I would go back to a bike that wasn't just because they work and the engine runs cooler.

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i do have to say is the crf250l is a beautiful looking bike. I do like the height, i'm 5'7" w/29" inseam 210lbs. i can get the balls of feet down and feel good. my current bike, i feel like an oaf; i know once the suspension getsbroken in the crf would sink a little more w/ me on it. the price, can't beat that, espically compared to other comparable bikes. i'm just looking for info, trying to educate myself and reading here on this thread. i love my little yamaha (first bike) and just want to make sure i'm happy with what ever bike i buy. I also need to get out to the dealers and test ride.
thanks for your input. ride safe
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:33 AM   #4098
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Dit anyone have a source for a free wiring diagram?
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:10 AM   #4099
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Will do.
I haven't heard a peep out of them, but I'm working in their neighborhood next week- I'll swing by and see what's up..
cool, nothing like an in-person inquiry . thanks!


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Old 03-30-2013, 09:52 AM   #4100
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Here is Honda Parts Diagrams, don't know it this will help, John

http://www.hondapartsnation.com/oemp...f250l-ac-parts
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:04 AM   #4101
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Thanks for the comeback on the Nuvi & moose hot grip info. Ed
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:17 AM   #4102
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So did you use the plastic mount as a template to fabricate a metal one? I assume it came with a plastic one.
The Garage Pro Travel Trunk sold by J.C. Whitney comes with a steel mounting plate. This is a rugged travel trunk. It will take a lot of abuse, and last for years.

If you order before Tuesday, you can get a 10 percent discount, and receive the large travel trunk for $40.46, delivered. Many of us on ADVRider bought the large trunk for $48, delivered, and it was an exceptional deal at that price. This is an amazing deal; you can't go wrong.

http://www.jcwhitney.com/garage-pro-...58683y1989u0j1

Search ADVRider for reports on the J.C. Whitney Travel Trunk. Apparently you can also fit this travel trunk to Givi mounts. Some riders here bought three of the trunks, and mounted them as saddlebags as well.

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Old 03-30-2013, 10:57 AM   #4103
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The Garage Pro Travel Trunk sold by J.C. Whitney comes with a steel mounting plate. This is a rugged travel trunk. It will take a lot of abuse, and last for years.

If you order before Tuesday, you can get a 10 percent discount, and receive the large travel trunk for $40.46, delivered. Many of us on ADVRider bought the large trunk for $48, delivered, and it was an exceptional deal at that price. This is an amazing deal; you can't go wrong.

http://www.jcwhitney.com/garage-pro-...58683y1989u0j1

Search ADVRider for reports on the J.C. Whitney Travel Trunk. Apparently you can also fit this travel trunk to Givi mounts. Some riders here bought three of the trunks, and mounted them as saddlebags as well.

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Doh! "Strong metal mounting plate". I guess I was thinking about your other post about a plastic one will fail. Thanks Spud!
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:47 PM   #4104
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Larger fuel tank

Anybody get on the waiting list for this, I think from Acerbis? 3.? gallon, Not sure this would eliminate the original cap? Screw on would have to be tight to pressurize for FI. Available mid April? Just got over 1,000 miles on my CRF today, and more to come, weather in the 50's sure beats hacking around on the computer.
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:01 PM   #4105
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:10 PM   #4106
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That was fast , Thanks
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:02 PM   #4107
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J.C. Whitney is once again selling the travel trunks! They are now called Garage Pro Travel Trunks. The large travel trunk is on sale for $44.95, with free delivery, if you order before Monday! In addition, you can get another 10 percent off the price by using the promo code "zoom10."

http://www.jcwhitney.com/garage-pro-...58683y1989u0j1

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Spud, thank you. I will order one tomorrow, as it looks like it will be exactly what I am looking for. Bill C
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:12 PM   #4108
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Just did the 13 tooth front sprocket, WOW! what a difference. Lots more "power" when I need it, no more dropping it a gear every time I need a burst of speed. Only problem now is I will probably be spinning the knobs right off the tires on the Iowa gravel roads.
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:44 AM   #4109
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:59 AM   #4110
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552 miles so far, did the break in oil & filter change.
It's probably 205 but,
Installed Ricochet bash plate yesterday



Previously installed manrack, windshield, handguards and the cold wind deflectors.

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