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Old 09-17-2013, 01:16 PM   #6211
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Oil leak

I noticed from the beginning that it was leaking oil / coolant (blue-green color), thinking that it will soon disappear. At the first service 1000 km (620 miles), so I said it to the service which then ordered the new gaskets. A few weeks later gaskets was replaced with about 2000 km (1240 miles) on the meter.

After a few days I saw that it started leaking again, now the color was brownish. I contacted Honda again and they in turn would contact Honda Sweden for advice. After several weeks the Honda shop still had no reply, so now they have ordered new gaskets again to come on Friday. Hopefully they will be changed next week. I have now run 3500 km (2175 miles).

To be continued...

image of the first leak.
http://www.myggan88.com/misc/CRF250L-OIL-COOLANT.JPG
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:50 PM   #6212
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Thanks! They are Warp 9 wheels, the tires are Michelin Pilot Powers. The CRF handles very,very well as a supermoto. If you look close in the first photo you can see the front wheel of my Husaberg FS570 and I believe the Honda handles better, probably because of a lower center of gravity. Dragging the pegs will be no problem. I am very happy with it. It is very different animal than stock.
I'd love a breakdown on the expense the rims and tires set you back. PM me.
Was it a custom order or something that you just ordered online?
Did you have to modify the bike at all, like chain or suspension?
What tire size did you settle on?
Did Warp9 install the tires when they shipped you the rims?

I appreciate your feedback as I've been debating about doing the exact same mod for months now.
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:48 PM   #6213
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The leak is being fixed under warranty next Tuesday. Will report back after as I know others on here have the same problem,
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You are lucky bro as your bike will be fixed under warranty... Here in my place it is very hard to ask for warranty claim...I will just fix it my self though, so i'm waiting on your bike update on what are the parts to be replaced... thanks
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:02 PM   #6214
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Honda Powersports US released their official CRF250L video today - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISA0_PJn0SI

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Old 09-18-2013, 04:47 AM   #6215
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video..

says light eh? hmmmmmm compared to??? Marketing got to love it!
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:06 AM   #6216
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I'd love a breakdown on the expense the rims and tires set you back. PM me.
Was it a custom order or something that you just ordered online?
Did you have to modify the bike at all, like chain or suspension?
What tire size did you settle on?
Did Warp9 install the tires when they shipped you the rims?

I appreciate your feedback as I've been debating about doing the exact same mod for months now.
Thanks,
I to would love to see a break down of the rim pricing I think they look wicked cool I would love to get a set on mine.
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:38 PM   #6217
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After a few days I saw that it started leaking again,
To be continued...

image of the first leak.
http://www.myggan88.com/misc/CRF250L-OIL-COOLANT.JPG

It looks to me like the water pump seal is leaking at the shaft and the weep hole is letting put the coolant. I had this happen on my DRZ. The fix is to replace the shaft/impeller and seals around the shaft. My DRZ was about 3-4 years old when it happened to me. If the bike sits it can happen. The seal gets brittle and oil/coolant chemicals break it down I guess.

It could leak coolant into your oil and vice versa.
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:49 AM   #6218
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Did my DRC Edge Integrated install last night....one word - frustrating.


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Old 09-19-2013, 11:31 PM   #6219
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It looks to me like the water pump seal is leaking at the shaft and the weep hole is letting put the coolant. I had this happen on my DRZ. The fix is to replace the shaft/impeller and seals around the shaft. My DRZ was about 3-4 years old when it happened to me. If the bike sits it can happen. The seal gets brittle and oil/coolant chemicals break it down I guess.

It could leak coolant into your oil and vice versa.

Thanks for the reply. I'll take this up with my Honda mechanic.
Coolant into the oil, no thanks!!!
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:11 AM   #6220
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Oil leak

Talked to Honda today, they said that it will take at least two weeks until the new gaskets will arrive.
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:32 AM   #6221
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Just ride my CRF home from the Place i work the last half Year .
1127 Km bad but Fun Roads in two days , most at 100 to 110 Km/h
No Problems . ~ 3 L/100 km with the only mod a high flow Air Filter .

But the Goodies waiting .

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Old 09-20-2013, 01:36 PM   #6222
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Where did you buy the decal kit? And, that is an amazing amount of gear!!!! You rock!
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:10 PM   #6223
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Nice farkles. But curious why you're changing out the gauge cluster. You don't like the icon of a V8 engine on a dirtbike?
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:12 PM   #6224
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Just ride my CRF home from the Place i work the last half Year .
1127 Km bad but Fun Roads in two days , most at 100 to 110 Km/h
No Problems . ~ 3 L/100 km with the only mod a high flow Air Filter .
Care to list the parts?
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:56 PM   #6225
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Just ride my CRF home from the Place i work the last half Year .
1127 Km bad but Fun Roads in two days , most at 100 to 110 Km/h
No Problems . ~ 3 L/100 km with the only mod a high flow Air Filter .

But the Goodies waiting .

Why six turn signals?
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