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Old 10-12-2012, 08:10 AM   #496
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I was in Cullman Alabama last Friday 10/5 and the Honda dealer there had a new CRF250L on the showroom floor with a tag on it that said $4499. Don't know if he's still got it but it might be worth a call for anyone in the area if you're interested in one.

http://www.alpowersports.com/contact.html
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:07 AM   #497
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They called me a week ago informed me they just got one in. Vetesniks in Richland Center showed a CRF250L on their website a month ago. Me and the boy rode over and they sold it right before we got there. Salesman at Richland Center said quote "our Madison location is getting the next one".
So I had to jump fast and the best way to do that is a pocket full of Ben Franklins.

I bought a bike from MadCity a little over a year ago. They came off MSRP $1500 on a new Honda Phantom at that time. No such luck on this one. These bikes are hot, boys and girls, and my feeling is Honda will sell every one they can build. There are 4499 reasons I feel this way. Old guys with cash in hand will keep the demand for this bike strong. IMHO
At $4500 there is not much profit in it for a dealer. along with selling like hotcakes you won't see one below list. If you are just paying list plus a few fees you are getting a good deal. I had one dealer in Phoenix charging almost $1000 for setup and destination. I went to a smaller dealer with less overhead and paid list plus $300 for freight and setup. of course there was tax and lic. on top of that. I felt I got a pretty good deal. They also gave me 15% off accessories I bought.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:19 AM   #498
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I have had no issue with the seat at all. I wear padded cycling shorts (under my jeans or riding pants) if I am going out for any length of time.

I used to have a DRZ400, now that is an uncomfortable seat.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:25 AM   #499
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I have had no issue with the seat at all. I wear padded cycling shorts (under my jeans or riding pants) if I am going out for any length of time.

I used to have a DRZ400, now that is an uncomfortable seat.
Since you have experience with both how do they compare ?
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:25 PM   #500
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Since you have experience with both how do they compare ?
hey bicycling shorts for me too. I actually like the seat, I've got narrow hips I guess because the old GSX1100 is uncomfortably wide for me, a big comfy couch for most. The CRF in comparison is nice and comfy, the corners start wearing into my arse after an hour or two.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:07 PM   #501
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We got the first rain we've had in months and the roads are treacherous in a car, let alone a bike, so I spent time in the garage installing handguards.



Anyone know if Giant Loop's Fandango or Diablo tank bags will fit well on the bike?
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:43 AM   #502
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Ordered mine just a few minutes ago. I'm not expecting a Russell Day Long like my FJR has, but ANYTHING has to be better than the stock seat! My number one complaint about the bike.
Forgot to ask, which cover did you go with? Not sure on the gripper material.
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Old 10-13-2012, 04:48 AM   #503
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Forgot to ask, which cover did you go with? Not sure on the gripper material.
Carbon/Gripper.
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Old 10-13-2012, 06:03 AM   #504
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Since you have experience with both how do they compare ?
For me the best thing about the CRF is the seat height, it's just more manageable for me. They may weigh the same roughly, but the CRF feels much lighter. And the CRF seat is much better.
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Old 10-13-2012, 04:00 PM   #505
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Ricochet Skid Plate

My updated skid plate was waiting for me when I got off a trip yesterday. I installed it today, and I can say it's an unqualified success. I can get to the oil filter cover and there is good clearance on the left side of the engine case. I'll put up some pictures tomorrow.

Great customer service by Ricochet.
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:00 PM   #506
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My updated skid plate was waiting for me when I got off a trip yesterday. I installed it today, and I can say it's an unqualified success. I can get to the oil filter cover and there is good clearance on the left side of the engine case. I'll put up some pictures tomorrow.

Great customer service by Ricochet.
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:03 PM   #507
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Manracks

Anybody have one yet? I think I might give it a try and was hoping someone had an opinion. The price is right.

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Old 10-13-2012, 07:43 PM   #508
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1500 on the odometer today. Dealer service dept did the valve inpection today. Valves clearance were right on. Maybe next month the money will be there get skid plate, hand guards and rack. Look forward to seeing the updated ricocet plate and also hope someone posts the manrack too.
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:17 PM   #509
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My updated skid plate was waiting for me when I got off a trip yesterday. I installed it today, and I can say it's an unqualified success. I can get to the oil filter cover and there is good clearance on the left side of the engine case. I'll put up some pictures tomorrow.

Great customer service by Ricochet.
Got mine also. Fits good and was a snap to put on
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:01 AM   #510
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Valve clearance check

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1500 on the odometer today. Dealer service dept did the valve inpection today. Valves clearance were right on. Maybe next month the money will be there get skid plate, hand guards and rack. Look forward to seeing the updated ricocet plate and also hope someone posts the manrack too.
What did your dealer charge for the valve clearance check?
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