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Old 10-24-2012, 07:19 PM   #646
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The FMF muffler is 7 pounds lighter than the stock CRF250L muffler.
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:47 PM   #647
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So.......

I'm still new to posting on the forums although I check in often. I've owned both a 2001 KLR and a 2007 G650Xchallenge. I liked them both very much but no longer own either. I've got the dual sport itch again and need some advice..I've been considering buying a new KLR but have been reading some pretty good stuff about the CRF250L and had a few questions for the owners......

1. How would the CRF do with a 215 lb 6' foot tall guy riding it? Would it be too small for a guy my size?

2. Im looking for a commuter bike / dual sport bike for a 20 minute backroad ride to work during the week and something for the logging roads/ dirt roads in NH for the weekends..Would this bike fit the bill for that? Is it good on the road (30-55mph)?

3. I'm torn between the Honda or the KLR...I'm rarely on the highway and like the value of the Honda but having owned a KLR in the past don't want to miss the extra CC's..

Any advice would help, Thanks in advance!!!
I am 6'3" and 235, I have both the Crf250l and an 08 KLR for what you described I would pick the crf250l. You won't miss the cc's and if you do the aftermarket performance parts will help a lot.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:23 PM   #648
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I'm 5'11, 240 lb and use it for local commuting, it fits me perfect. I cruise at 55 easily and I like the way it handles offroad.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:32 PM   #649
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What is the website address that shows this "Models with no year" parts diagram?

I've checked 6 on-line parts dealers and none have what you describe.


www.hondapartshouse.com Pick Honda, Motorcycles, when you get to year scroll down to bottom after 1974(Models with no year), then scroll down to middle of page " CRF250L AC (13) "

http://www.hondapartshouse.com/home....KZZDKZZ4F2700A
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:30 AM   #650
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Thank you very much for the heads up on the site.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:32 PM   #651
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Sprocket Change

Got my JT 13T sprocket in the mail today and have the necessary wrenches and sockets lined out for the job. Maybe I'll get it installed over the weekend......can't wait to see how much improvement it makes.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:34 PM   #652
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www.hondapartshouse.com Pick Honda, Motorcycles, when you get to year scroll down to bottom after 1974(Models with no year), then scroll down to middle of page " CRF250L AC (13) "

http://www.hondapartshouse.com/home....KZZDKZZ4F2700A
Thanks for the site info.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:24 PM   #653
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Just took the initial spin on the bike with the fmf complete exhaust and fi programmer. Went only about 3 miles, its a little chilly up here in Maine. WOW!!! Whole new bike. Bike now pulls everywhere, lots of mid range power. Sound is good, nice deep tone, not obnoxiously loud. So far so good!
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:06 PM   #654
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Thanks to all that answered...I called my local dealer today. 1 left on the floor. I hope to see it tomorrow and throw a leg over it, can't wait. I was under the impression i was too big for it. Thanks again!
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:23 AM   #655
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wot FI controller did you get Moose? i had a look at the JetKit (wotever its called) one that Ramz has, and i cant for the life of me work it out, nor do i want to bugger up a brand new bike by overfuelling it and blowin the motor...wouldnt a Ignition/Fuel Programmer work betterer? like a a car? bit useless having BOTH a FI controller AND an ignition controller on the bike...

Ramz, how long is your braided brake hose? as i ride the bike daily, i can't having it sitting there in the shed for 2-3days while the part rocks up.

Sorry for bein obnoxious, just my 2 cents worth.

Also apologies for the tank remark...had a look at it the other day with a magnetic L plate, seems its STEEL, must have something to do with the 'world market' view Honda has taken, cuz i dont remember any Aussie DS bikes (YAMHONDSUZKAWI) ever having steel tanks..
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:09 PM   #656
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Question I bought one, but...

Hi all, I've been watching this thread, and based on the info here,bought one a couple of weeks ago to replace the KLR 650 for more off highway work. I really like the friendly and fun feel of the bike, and am looking to add a few horses as $ permits.
I'd like to compare notes with other owners on a few points, if possible.
My 250L has made what I would call a "piston slap" sound since I first started it with 2 miles on the clock.
Also, my last gas fill up was 1.3 gals for 72 miles of mostly secondary pavement, with a little commuting in the city (55 mpg).
She seems to run fine, but both the sound and what seems less than expected fuel mileage have me a little curious..
Any thoughts would be welcome!
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:20 PM   #657
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so im seriously considering buying one of theese, they are just cheaper then the new xr650L's
but i would liek to know how will it feel compared to my current XR600R that ive plated?
will i be dissapointed on the power?
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:13 PM   #658
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Just took the initial spin on the bike with the fmf complete exhaust and fi programmer. Went only about 3 miles, its a little chilly up here in Maine. WOW!!! Whole new bike. Bike now pulls everywhere, lots of mid range power. Sound is good, nice deep tone, not obnoxiously loud. So far so good!
Pictures? Video? Pretty please!

As far as I know, there's only 1 video of a CRF250L with the new FMF pipe. Would love to see some more video, and definitely some pics.
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:26 PM   #659
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pictures? Video? Pretty please!

as far as i know, there's only 1 video of a crf250l with the new fmf pipe. Would love to see some more video, and definitely some pics.
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:57 PM   #660
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will i be dissapointed on the power?

If you're going in expecting the same performance then yes, you will be dissapointed.
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