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Old 04-08-2013, 04:33 PM   #4246
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Quick thinking! I've heard the stories of people who have sucked water into the cylinder, not quite as easy to compress as air/gas.
It becomes a natural reaction to hit the kill switch when you know of the consequences of keeping the engine running. Hydraulic lock is common place in the UK with the amount of the water we've had this year.

Incidentally I am collecting a thimble full of water in the breather each ride, so there is still some water in the system, plus some emulsioning on the filler cap but the engine oil is still as clear as new.

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Old 04-08-2013, 05:48 PM   #4247
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Does anyone have the EJK base settings from Best Dual Sports Fuel controller? Is it different than the numbers on Rick Ramseys? 3 3 6 5 4 4.5
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:15 PM   #4248
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Am I crazy for thinking I want to sell my 2001 BMW F650GS for one of these? The CRF250L is 100lbs. lighter - I like small and light. The F650GS just feels so heavy at times. This still has fuel injection which I love, plus even better MPGs. This appears to have better suspension (or am i wrong?) and more travel. Plus, I really don't care about power or going fast, as long as I can do 70mph reasonably for short stretches. The taller seat height is appealing too.

I don't travel much. Just tool around town and maybe go for 3 hour max rides. I carry no passengers and only need to carry minimal cargo. No multi day trips for me.

Would I miss my F650GS?
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:39 PM   #4249
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Does anyone have the EJK base settings from Best Dual Sports Fuel controller? Is it different than the numbers on Rick Ramseys? 3 3 6 5 4 4.5
using the tip LostRider has posted a couple times:

do a google search for the follow:
site:advrider.com, EJK FMF map
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:41 PM   #4250
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Am I crazy for thinking I want to sell my 2001 BMW F650GS for one of these? The CRF250L is 100lbs. lighter - I like small and light. The F650GS just feels so heavy at times. This still has fuel injection which I love, plus even better MPGs. This appears to have better suspension (or am i wrong?) and more travel. Plus, I really don't care about power or going fast, as long as I can do 70mph reasonably for short stretches. The taller seat height is appealing too.

I don't travel much. Just tool around town and maybe go for 3 hour max rides. I carry no passengers and only need to carry minimal cargo. No multi day trips for me.

Would I miss my F650GS?
If that's all you plan on riding, the CRF250L should suit you fine. The F650GS is a much better long distance bike but if that's not what you are using it for, than the CRF should fit nicely. Depending on your size, 70mph isn't out of the question for short stretches, just don't expect it to purr down the interstate quite like the BMW does. The F650GS does awesome as a single holding 70-80mph on the interstate.

Suspension off road will be better with the CRF and you should really enjoy the lighter and smaller bike.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:26 PM   #4251
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The settings that it came with are 3 3 6 5 4 4.5 I have not done any tweaking around with it, bike runs great.
I just checked the paperwork with mine and its the same as Moose Man mentioned.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:53 PM   #4252
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Does anyone have the EJK base settings from Best Dual Sports Fuel controller? Is it different than the numbers on Rick Ramseys? 3 3 6 5 4 4.5
That's the settings mine came with!
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:07 PM   #4253
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Am I crazy for thinking I want to sell my 2001 BMW F650GS for one of these? The CRF250L is 100lbs. lighter - I like small and light. The F650GS just feels so heavy at times. This still has fuel injection which I love, plus even better MPGs. This appears to have better suspension (or am i wrong?) and more travel. Plus, I really don't care about power or going fast, as long as I can do 70mph reasonably for short stretches. The taller seat height is appealing too.

I don't travel much. Just tool around town and maybe go for 3 hour max rides. I carry no passengers and only need to carry minimal cargo. No multi day trips for me.

Would I miss my F650GS?
That's a really tough question. I loved my 650GS but it had more vibration than the CRF 250L. It was great on fire roads but crap in anything the least bit rough off road. The LRP is much better in the dirt but, except for the vibes, the BMW is better on the open road just by virtue of power. Both great bikes. Resale on the BMW is more like the price of gold so I'd say keep it after picking up the LRP and give it a while to see which you prefer - if you can. Gotta say tho - light bikes are just the kittie's titties.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:33 PM   #4254
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Thanks for the thoughts guys. I'll go test ride one soon. I should also just consider having two bikes. Will need to do some rearranging in the garage :) My two concerns were space, and the question of do I need two bikes. I have a feeling one will be a "favorite" and the other will just sit and collect dust. I'm sort of a minimalist so I like the thoughts of just one bike.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:36 PM   #4255
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I picked up the LRP on Saturday am and drove home (17 miles) to find a small oil leak on the brake pedal side of the engine. It is only a small leak but it is blowing down that side of the bike so looks bad.

I havent spoken to the dealer yet as they were closed yesterday, but I have marked where the leak is coming from on the attached photo - does anyone know what this protusion hides in the crankase - is it some sort of breather or pressure release?



Thanks in advance for any ideas - fantastic bike apart from this, so smooth and easy to ride.
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Mine did it also after the first ride of 15-20 miles. It was a very small amount and hasn't done it since.
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:27 AM   #4256
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I hit the kill switch as I'm sure the sensor didn't kill the engine. I've dropped the bike a few times and had the engine running whilst on its side so I'm not sure it works quite so instantly. If you don't switch the ignition off and back on after a fall the starter motor spins but no start.

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That's interesting, because I also dropped the bike several times during offroad, and everytime the bike killed itself within a second! Before I even reach the kill switch
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:03 AM   #4257
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That's interesting, because I also dropped the bike several times during offroad, and everytime the bike killed itself within a second! Before I even reach the kill switch
I've just tried laying the bike down with the engine running and it doesn't kill the engine? Anyone else?

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Old 04-09-2013, 07:29 AM   #4258
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I've just tried laying the bike down with the engine running and it doesn't kill the engine? Anyone else?

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My wife dropped hers and I don't think it quit either. I think it eventually stalled because it was in gear and the rear wheel couldn't turn but I don't think a tip over switch was triggered?
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:31 AM   #4259
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Thanks for the thoughts guys. I'll go test ride one soon. I should also just consider having two bikes. Will need to do some rearranging in the garage :) My two concerns were space, and the question of do I need two bikes. I have a feeling one will be a "favorite" and the other will just sit and collect dust. I'm sort of a minimalist so I like the thoughts of just one bike.
If you can keep both, I think the CRF and the 650GS will compliment each other well.

BTW, look at my sig. You can't ever have too many bikes. My wife loves 4 of her bikes. Heck she's got the XT225 & the CRF and doesn't want to give either of those up. And her Ducati 696, well that is her pride and joy right there. She'd trade me in before she so traded that bike.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:12 AM   #4260
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If you can keep both, I think the CRF and the 650GS will compliment each other well.

BTW, look at my sig. You can't ever have too many bikes. My wife loves 4 of her bikes. Heck she's got the XT225 & the CRF and doesn't want to give either of those up. And her Ducati 696, well that is her pride and joy right there. She'd trade me in before she so traded that bike.
+1 I have my CRF250L and my 11 F650GS - works very well for me
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