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Old 08-03-2013, 10:19 AM   #5671
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exactly, I have had them on my wr for almost a year and the ones on the crf for about 2 months and I take the crf off road quite a bit more, they have held up great, they need a little modification but its pretty simple.
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:08 AM   #5672
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My own, it had the same kind of 'micro oil leak'. After first service, I've never seen oil leakages anymore.

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Old 08-03-2013, 09:07 PM   #5673
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Cool mirror mounts.

More details please.

Oh and the most important question, Can you see anything behind you in the mirrors?

I had some wide bars on my DT250 Yamaha back in the 70's and I mounted the mirrors just below and inside of the switches. They were the classic round handle bar mounted mirrors. I just cut the chrome rod down to a nub.

I was looking around my waist, under my arms. Unfortunately this technique would not work well with my increased girth.
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:56 PM   #5674
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13/48 sprocket set up

Wooo-hoo, if you want your CRF250L to really rock off road (and are not too bothered about road use) then go with a 13/48 sprocket set up. We have done this with the work bike and it has some insane torque- I wouldn't do this on my 250L, but I do a lot of road.......
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:05 PM   #5675
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Wooo-hoo, if you want your CRF250L to really rock off road (and are not too bothered about road use) then go with a 13/48 sprocket set up. We have done this with the work bike and it has some insane torque- I wouldn't do this on my 250L, but I do a lot of road.......
Nice.. have to try this one hehehe
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:58 AM   #5676
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Wooo-hoo, if you want your CRF250L to really rock off road (and are not too bothered about road use) then go with a 13/48 sprocket set up. We have done this with the work bike and it has some insane torque- I wouldn't do this on my 250L, but I do a lot of road.......

I just rode the Moose Run dual sport rally B/B+ loop this weekend on my LRP. In prep for the single track, I changed out my set up from 13/42 to 12/42 - it was perfect for rocky 2 track as well as the easy/intermediate single track I rode and was able to cruise at about 60 mph on the paved sections no problem. I don't recommend it for the street use at all but recommend it for dirt focused dual sporting. On a side note I was worried that the Q4 would be too loud to pass the 96db off road limit - it came in at 89db, well under the limit. However, the suspension needs some work...guess that will be my winter project this year.
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:25 AM   #5677
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I just rode the Moose Run dual sport rally B/B+ loop this weekend on my LRP. In prep for the single track, I changed out my set up from 13/42 to 12/42 - it was perfect for rocky 2 track as well as the easy/intermediate single track I rode and was able to cruise at about 60 mph on the paved sections no problem. I don't recommend it for the street use at all but recommend it for dirt focused dual sporting. On a side note I was worried that the Q4 would be too loud to pass the 96db off road limit - it came in at 89db, well under the limit. However, the suspension needs some work...guess that will be my winter project this year.
Wow, broken collar bones, upside down bikes.... Looks like great riding out there!
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:42 AM   #5678
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Wow, broken collar bones, upside down bikes.... Looks like great riding out there!
Sure enough - Over 2 days of riding the B/B+ was 170+ miles of pretty excellent Colorado riding
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:53 AM   #5679
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I just rode the Moose Run dual sport rally B/B+ loop this weekend on my LRP. In prep for the single track, I changed out my set up from 13/42 to 12/42 - it was perfect for rocky 2 track as well as the easy/intermediate single track I rode and was able to cruise at about 60 mph on the paved sections no problem. I don't recommend it for the street use at all but recommend it for dirt focused dual sporting. On a side note I was worried that the Q4 would be too loud to pass the 96db off road limit - it came in at 89db, well under the limit. However, the suspension needs some work...guess that will be my winter project this year.
I've got a 13 front, will adding a 42 rear make much difference? Can I make this switch without changing the chain?
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:31 AM   #5680
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I've got a 13 front, will adding a 42 rear make much difference? Can I make this switch without changing the chain?
It's a smaller step than your 13t was.


Stock to 13t = -7.1%
Stock to 13/42 = -12%

And yes, you can do it with your stock chain. You moved the axle back 5/32" from the stock position by removing a tooth, now you'll push it forward 5/32" from stock by adding two.
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:38 AM   #5681
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Here's my deal. I bought a Versys. I wanted passing power (got it), range (200mi+), and storage (came with soft bags). But you know what? I want to ride the LRP all the time. It's just more fun! I will give up the passing power (and easy wheelies) of the Versys for the stupid fun of the Honda, but I want to work on the other two items.

The tank is easy - IMS will eventually release the 3.1 gal tank. Not great, but worth it.

For the bags, I have these requirements:

1) Saddle bags - I want to keep the ability to strap big stuff on the tail, or slide way back there.
2) No using the seat bolts. I don't want to need take the rack off to get under the seat.
3) Roomy. A helmet each side would be perfect, but I can deal with slightly smaller
4) Easy to get in and out of.
5) Waterproof would be nice, but optional.

I don't want to lose the pillion pegs, but it's not a deal-breaker.

Right now the DirtBagz Ranger setup looks like the best match. Any other suggestions?
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:53 AM   #5682
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It's a smaller step than your 13t was.


Stock to 13t = -7.1%
Stock to 13/42 = -12%

And yes, you can do it with your stock chain. You moved the axle back 5/32" from the stock position by removing a tooth, now you'll push it forward 5/32" from stock by adding two.
Thanks for the info. Am I right in understanding that anything larger than a 42 rear will need a longer chain?
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:08 AM   #5683
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I did a 13/43 and it fit fine but took of the 43 just felt to steep for the street for right now, maybe once I break in the motor a bit more I will put it back on. My buddy runs the 13/43 combo and his doesn't feel nearly as corked up or high revving as mine does but he has about 1200miles on his compared to my 250miles.
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:08 AM   #5684
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Thanks for the info. Am I right in understanding that anything larger than a 42 rear will need a longer chain?
You might be able to squeeze a 43 on there. 45 will NOT fit. If you want to go lower, you'll need wither a 12t front or a longer chain.

As noted above, 12/42 is AWESOME in the dirt. However, it runs out of steam real quick on pavement, and forget about getting on the freeway. 12/42 also matches your stock chain length and axle position.
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Old 08-05-2013, 12:28 PM   #5685
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Cheers guys, I'll order a 12 and a 42 and play around a little, see which works best!
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