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Old 10-27-2012, 09:08 PM   #676
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How different would a crf250r shock be? There seems to be a wider cheaper And easier to find selection of suspension parts on fleabay and i wonder if with a little bit pf tweaking if it could work


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Old 10-27-2012, 09:30 PM   #677
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would an XR250 shock/spring fit? cuz if it does, i've got an old 04 XR250 i can cannibalise for bits! mwahahahaha
My brief search says XR250 shocks are in the 12-13" range. This thing is 15"
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:41 PM   #678
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How different would a crf250r shock be? There seems to be a wider cheaper And easier to find selection of suspension parts on fleabay and i wonder if with a little bit pf tweaking if it could work


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That's EXACTLY what I've been wondering as it would make for a fairly cheap upgrade to a full adjustable rear shock. You'd still need to swap the spring and do a revalve to make it a little more plush for street/trail riding though. Also wonder if the CRF-R shock linkage would be bolt up, and if so would it provide a little extra travel and ground clearance?

Someone really needs to run out and sacrifice their brother/friend/sisters CRF-R/X for parts to find out.
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:35 AM   #679
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just wondering if anyone remembers the URL for the Honda shop website? i forget wot its called, so i cant even google it.
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:10 AM   #680
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The one with the parts?
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:29 AM   #681
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:34 AM   #682
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Yeah, that one.
Seriously? Two pages back.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:45 AM   #683
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My brief search says XR250 shocks are in the 12-13" range. This thing is 15"

Those are '85 and older XR250R's and XR200R. My '87 is 14.8", my '95 XR250L shock is 15"(both are 40mm KYB's) and '85-89 XR600R shocks are 15" long(36mm? Showa).

Both have adjustable compression and rebound damping. These are remote reservoir shocks.

I have no clue if a piggyback shock would fit. If so even longer better shocks are available.

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Old 10-28-2012, 07:23 AM   #684
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James Bond 007 Rides Honda CRF250R in Skyfall


James Bond 007 rides a Honda CRF250R motorcycle in the new action and adventure film Skyfall.

In the opening sequence Bond rides the motorcycle through the streets and on the rooftops of the city of Istanbul, Turkey. In typical 007 style the chase segment is fast and furious.

The film supposedly used 25 of the Honda CRF250Rs in various configurations for the production of the scenes. The CRF250R is a dirt bike. The obvious modifications that the filmmakers made to the motorcycles for stylistic purposes for the film were to add headlights, taillights, signal lights, windscreens, hand guards and tank modifications. Honda does produce a dual sport version of the CRF250 which is called the Honda CRF250L.

Here are some images of the motorcycles used during the production of the film.
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Here is a video with the original storyboard (scetchings) for the motorcycle segment.
See video
Here is a video of the behind-the-scenes making of the motorcycle segment.
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And finally, here is a video of the promotional trailer for the film.

Motorcycles and movies... what could be better.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:17 AM   #685
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I BOUGHT IT!! My local dealer had one CRF250L left. Hope to pick it up this week if that damn Hurricane Sandy doesn't mess things up too bad...It was actually a lot bigger than I thought it was.

2 Questions..

Is anyone using the man racks aluminum rack they sell on ebay?

What tail bag are you guys using on your bikes with the rack?

I found this one through touratech. Its in the G650 section, its a little pricey but looks nice..

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/4...G650X-Tail-bag
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:20 AM   #686
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I BOUGHT IT!! My local dealer had one CRF250L left. Hope to pick it up this week if that damn Hurricane Sandy doesn't mess things up too bad...It was actually a lot bigger than I thought it was.

2 Questions..

Is anyone using the man racks aluminum rack they sell on ebay?

What tail bag are you guys using on your bikes with the rack?

I found this one through touratech. Its in the G650 section, its a little pricey but looks nice..

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/4...G650X-Tail-bag
I just got a Manracks utility rack. I'll be mounting it on the bike today.
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:10 PM   #687
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Anyone checked out either of these two sites?

This one has a nice tail rack and some pannier options, even a windscreen for the 250l.:

http://www.tciproductsusa.com

This one has a exhaust kit that claims to add 3 to 5bhp.

http://bestdualsportbikes.com
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:50 PM   #688
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Pulled the trigger

Got my new CRF250L about two weeks ago and love it! Didn't have a chance to take it off road until yesterday, but was really impressed how it handled in dirt and loose gravel. So impressed, in fact, that I had to just keep riding until I got myself in trouble in a bit of mud ... But 90 minutes later, a few light scratches, and a whole lot of sweating got it out of there. Couple lessons learned, don't go near wet areas if you are riding by yourself, and I hate mud!!! I was cleaning mud out of every crevice on me and the bike for an hour or two

Bottom line, I had a great time, felt like the bike never let me down and had plenty of power to get me through some gnarly rocky uphill sections and was great going through some fairly tight technical trails... Ricochet skid plate and Acerbis hand guards on the way.

By the way, what are folks carrying as bare bones tool kits? My two Allen keys are not gonna cut it! I'd like to keep it to the minimum to use the existing toolbox. Also, any recommendations on spare tubes (brand/website)?

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Old 10-28-2012, 06:40 PM   #689
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Anyone checked out either of these two sites?

This one has a nice tail rack and some pannier options, even a windscreen for the 250l.:

http://www.tciproductsusa.com

This one has a exhaust kit that claims to add 3 to 5bhp.

http://bestdualsportbikes.com
After a 40 mile ride home in 40f rain that windscreen is looking mighty attractive. Does anyone have any prior experience with this company's windscreens?
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:04 PM   #690
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80% finished on my aluminum luggage plate. It will be carrying my Wolfman tool pak. and my 1 gallon Rotopax fuel container using the Rotopax mount. 3 birds with one stone. Extend the range to 210 miles, check. Bring along a spare tube and tire irons and a patch kit and co2 inflator sets, check.
, Alternatively, just use the aluminum plate to pack onto, like a cooler or a backpack.
Pics this week of my prototype.
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