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Old 04-16-2013, 10:40 AM   #4366
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IMO the Arrow looks way better - the mounting clamps at the LV look very cheap
Agreed and got the Arrows on back-order already - should be available in two weeks.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:16 PM   #4367
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Hey guys Im picking up my 250L tomorrow and have a few questions. Forgive me if any of it is repetitive but ive read about 80 pages of this thread and my head is spinning!

1. Im going to want a 13tooth right of the bat correct?

2. I want POWER. Whats the best way to go about it? I saw that, that one site posted a bogus dino graph. Id rather not order from them, is there another equal or better option?

3. Where can I get aftermarket plastics? None of my normal parts sites even have the 250L listed as an option yet. Im looking for black or graphite
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:02 PM   #4368
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13t immediately- I would go through the break in period with just the 13t and then buy an EJK fuel tuner ( at this point you pull out the airbox snorkel and backfire screen). You will love the power increase.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:04 PM   #4369
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Hey guys Im picking up my 250L tomorrow and have a few questions. Forgive me if any of it is repetitive but ive read about 80 pages of this thread and my head is spinning!

1. Im going to want a 13tooth right of the bat correct?

2. I want POWER. Whats the best way to go about it? I saw that, that one site posted a bogus dino graph. Id rather not order from them, is there another equal or better option?

3. Where can I get aftermarket plastics? None of my normal parts sites even have the 250L listed as an option yet. Im looking for black or graphite
1. Im going to want a 13tooth right of the bat correct?

I say yes !!! but I am a fool

2. I want POWER. Whats the best way to go about it? I saw that, that one site posted a bogus dino graph. Id rather not order from them, is there another equal or better option?

FMF megabomb/Q4 with programmer ... buy where you want

3. Where can I get aftermarket plastics? None of my normal parts sites even have the 250L listed as an option yet. Im looking for black or graphite

that will be tuff to find at this present time.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:07 PM   #4370
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13t immediately- I would go through the break in period with just the 13t and then buy an EJK fuel tuner ( at this point you pull out the airbox snorkel and backfire screen). You will love the power increase.
I know this might cause trouble over here but,

In my humble opinion and I do not claim to know anything and also do not advise anyone to believe what I say to be true ....

The sooner you fix the over lean condition this bike is delivered with the better.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:55 AM   #4371
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Yeah, not sure why I recommended waiting to install the EJK fuel tuner, get it installed ASAP and enjoy the power!
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:18 PM   #4372
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:53 PM   #4373
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Eh?

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Yeah, not sure why I recommended waiting to install the EJK fuel tuner, get it installed ASAP and enjoy the power!
I think its because if you post something "wrong" around here you sure seem to catch hell about it !!! (hence my disclaimers)

Or you just had Beer on your mind and was thirsty

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Old 04-17-2013, 01:12 PM   #4374
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My wife and I went up to N. GA for the weekend so she could spend some time on the CRF and start to bond with it. I took my WRR up there for myself. They seem to make a nice pair together!

She's only 5'4"/115lbs/29" inseam so the CRF was a bit tall stock although she could get her toes down. We started with the low Seat Concepts Seat, but honestly it really didn't drop her that much. The stock Honda seat is actually pretty skinny and low to begin with.

I was really hesitant about lowering this bike either by drilling the shock mount or putting in lowering links as I think both ways leave the rear too low compared to the front and you end up with a very poor handling bike that is racked out in the front and won't turn. I noticed she was hardly squatting the suspension with her light weight, so we backed off the shock preload quite a bit to give her some better sag in the shock and I did drop the forks down a bit. Overall those 2 changes seem to have gained her the foot hold she needed to feel comfortable and she really did well on the bike all weekend.

By Sunday, she was riding more aggressive and faster than she ever did on her XT225 and she's absolutely fallen in love with the motor. She said it goes when she twists the the throttle and has a ton of engine braking that she takes advantage of. We haven't even dropped to a 13t sprocket yet and she's telling me she's not sure she needs it, but I think its still a little high geared stock. We really have no plans of fuel programmer or anything else like a pipe. She loves how quiet it is and the power and engine characteristics fit her like a glove.

We took lots of GoPro video, but really nothing too interesting. Maybe we'll get some edited and put up.

Here's a photo we took of ourselves in front of a big rock cliff. I'm 6'4" and she's 5'4".
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:52 PM   #4375
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The gearing is probably perfect for a 115lb rider.
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:58 PM   #4376
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Just for information: I went 13T and got it up to 90 MPH (145KMH) today. The rear tire was quite hot after highway use. But the bikes starts to loosen up - got 600km on it now. Fuel use dropped to 52 MPG doing about a tank of flat out.
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:13 PM   #4377
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Congrats! Only just got the bike too here, but the front brake is not enough -in my opinion- to stop. Had to learn using the rear also since the front doesn't have enough bite at this moment (only 400km on the clock ). I might consider changing the pads to some type of sintered brake pads*. Back in time these where very good on former bikes (day and night difference actually).

* Edit: found these: GOLDfren Brake Pads 278AD
So far as i know, Goldfren are crap. Galfer pads are available on ebay but the seller's charge for international shipping is too high. (i think it is a USA seller, so probably also a problem for you.)

I am waiting for EBC to come with pads. They do have clutch plates for it (for the CBR250R), so maybe it will not be long before they have brake pads.

Vesrah have only front pads - which would help, but it's the back brake that is so useless.


Vesrah metal/organic, front VD-181JL
Vesrah semi-metallic, front SD-181
Galfer HH Sintered Ceramic Brake Pads, rear FD409G1396
Galfer GG Semi-Metallic Brake Pads, rear FD409G1054


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Regarding the brakes: I cleaned my rotors with brake cleaner, then scuffed the pads last month....then the weather turned to crap so I took my KLR on vacation and left the untested CRF home. Got the CRF out...finally and put a few miles on yesterday...cleaned brakes were massively better...front is decent...rear was poor...got home...bled a ton of bubbles out of the rear which ought to help.
wow, i hadn't even thought of that. So much to do. But i have the wheels off now and i cleaned the spokes with WD-40, so the disks will get cleaned, but now i know i should take the pads out and scuff them. hmm! :)
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:19 PM   #4378
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The gearing is probably perfect for a 115lb rider.
It is too high for a 120 lb rider, probably too high for a 100 lb rider. On the freeway, it cannot pull 6th gear as soon as there is a slight uphill slope. (At least, not standard. Maybe with the fuel programmer it would be ok.)
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:03 PM   #4379
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Anyones take on mugen new dual exhaust for the 250L?
http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=LSSzo...%3DLSSzoIZKzpc
I really like the look and want one.

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Old 04-17-2013, 03:12 PM   #4380
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Another thing, I know it's just for looks but any opinion's on AMR graphic kits for dirt bikes. Http://amrracing.com. I was thinking about getting one done but with custom designs and not there pre made ones but its like double the cost.
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