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Old 03-23-2014, 05:47 AM   #7831
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tool tube mount

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Here's how Lost Rider mounted his tool tube, by eliminating the stock one.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...1&postcount=19
That is a possibility, the stock storage compartment is about useless. i was going to modifiy it by cutting out the center shelf and be able to use all of the inside. but now after seeing this.......... i will have to do a little tinkering....

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Old 03-23-2014, 06:00 AM   #7832
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That is a possibility, the stock storage compartment is about useless. i was going to modifiy it by cutting out the center shelf and be able to use all of the inside. but now after seeing this.......... i will have to do a little tinkering....

thanks
Also, I saw on the http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=262998
where a guy's tool tube broke off, and he lost all his tools. Some think a strap arrangement like big hose clamps around the tube is the way to go.
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:09 AM   #7833
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Valve check

Just though I'd throw this out there. I got a digital caliper at Aldi for $9.99, because I didn't have one, and will need it for when I do the valves again at 16K.

https://www.aldi.us/en/weekly-specia...gital-caliper/
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:25 AM   #7834
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smokin deal on the aldi calipers! Looks nicer than the Harbor Freight ones
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:45 AM   #7835
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Thank you all for the Amazing Amount of information about the bike! I had to read every page before I would post. I lurked for 6 months but couldn't pull the trigger on getting one, Until the day I get back from overseas, my neighbor rides in my front yard with a LRP! I about crapped myself and went on for about 20 mins telling him about his bike. Needless to say I got one the next day! Last time I rode was 12 years ago in the mountains of NC on my TTR125. I'm 27 5'6'' 150lbs and the bike feels good. Engine braking is very pronounced. I feel very confident on the bike and already laid it down a few times. One time was so bad it crushed the radiator in from the side. Not quite as bad as Nancy did on hers though. The stock front tire is bad on sand. I'm in panama city fl, so riding isn't as fun as what it was in NC. First night I got the bike my wife said go ahead bring "it" in the house! She knew I was gonna ask! I had to strip the panels off to inspect everything and answer questions for about an hour from our 2 boys. There 3 and 5. That was fun... On the list of things to get are Radiator, Rikochet skid plate, HDB guards, 13 tooth with corrector, PMR rear rack with wolfman peak ofcourse. Thank you LOST for the detailed DIY on the Valve check! I will do all maintenance to my bike. I am an Aircraft Mechanic by trade and enjoy bending wrenches.
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Old 03-23-2014, 12:54 PM   #7836
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I'm sure it's already been covered, but how is the sargent seat? I have the seat concepts one and it's harder than stock, probably going to sell it. Does sargent make a low version?

edit: whoops, meant corbin

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Old 03-23-2014, 01:27 PM   #7837
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How about this one? http://www.amazon.com/SDG-Complete-S...s=crf250L+seat . I don't know anything about it other than seeing on amazon,may be a turd,I don't know.
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Old 03-23-2014, 04:09 PM   #7838
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I haven't had any problems with hard parts rubbing.I had to grind on the fork guards to clear the tire and heated up the chain guard with a heat gun and bent it out of the way.What tire do you have on the back?
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Stock exhaust with 140.


Yoshi with 140.
What tires did you guys purchased? and how do you like them, have you ride with those tires in the Rain?
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Old 03-23-2014, 04:23 PM   #7839
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How about this one? http://www.amazon.com/SDG-Complete-S...s=crf250L+seat . I don't know anything about it other than seeing on amazon,may be a turd,I don't know.
It costs an arm and a leg but it might save your butt! lol I got a corbin and have a few hundred miles on it. Its like night and day compared to the oem and apparently its supposed to get even better after 2k miles

I don't do alot of technical riding so the extra wide back part is perfect for the 30min -2 hour pavement stints to get to the various off road areas and the front is still just as narrow as the oem for technical stuff/ standing

It does make it a little harder to flat foot, especially when sitting all the way at the back, but I am about 6'1 and I can still touch reach comfortably

Probably not the best seat upgrade for pure dirt riders but its great for 50/50 riders like me who do to the trails some days but also cruise the slab for a few hours now and then!

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Old 03-23-2014, 06:10 PM   #7840
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You are still off-topic posting in here and not helping us owners keep a good resource for us all to use without sifting through non-ownership posts and comparisons.
All of your posts in this thread are part of our problem with too many posts not pertaining to ownership, we don't care what you used to ride, I suggest you read the OP again and help out the community by following the guidelines. I see you just joined ADVrider, we have guidelines and rules to make it better for everyone and easier to find the info anyone is looking for, it's called thread topics.
I understand wanting owners opinions, but that's part of being a part of the ADV community, sifting through the opinions in the appropriate threads and deciding who you should listen to. Not just polluting our owners threads because you feel like it.
I know you like to play thread cop but this one was WAY out of line considering how many pages in this thread you've filled with your ride reports, which those of us seeking real info on the CRF then have to slog through.....
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:12 PM   #7841
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It's funny that you mentioned the heat gun, I did the same thing with mine. Well with my wife's. Since I lowered it I don't get to ride it much. "I look like circus bear." It's a 250cc Grom.



I put some Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa's on the CRF. I doubt that my wife will find the limits of this tire. And while she has ridden in the rain (got caught out in it a few times) she wasn't slipping and sliding.

I have Conti Trail Attack Dual-Sport Tires (80% road - 20% dirt) on my DRZ SuperMoto (100% road). Again I'm not out there trying to find the limits of the tires in the rain but I wouldn't say I was as cautious as the misses.
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Old 03-24-2014, 03:29 AM   #7842
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Thank you all for the Amazing Amount of information about the bike! I had to read every page before I would post. I lurked for 6 months but couldn't pull the trigger on getting one, Until the day I get back from overseas, my neighbor rides in my front yard with a LRP! I about crapped myself and went on for about 20 mins telling him about his bike. Needless to say I got one the next day! Last time I rode was 12 years ago in the mountains of NC on my TTR125. I'm 27 5'6'' 150lbs and the bike feels good. Engine braking is very pronounced. I feel very confident on the bike and already laid it down a few times. One time was so bad it crushed the radiator in from the side. Not quite as bad as Nancy did on hers though. The stock front tire is bad on sand. I'm in panama city fl, so riding isn't as fun as what it was in NC. First night I got the bike my wife said go ahead bring "it" in the house! She knew I was gonna ask! I had to strip the panels off to inspect everything and answer questions for about an hour from our 2 boys. There 3 and 5. That was fun... On the list of things to get are Radiator, Rikochet skid plate, HDB guards, 13 tooth with corrector, PMR rear rack with wolfman peak ofcourse. Thank you LOST for the detailed DIY on the Valve check! I will do all maintenance to my bike. I am an Aircraft Mechanic by trade and enjoy bending wrenches.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:51 AM   #7843
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I have owned my CRF250L for about 3 weeks now and have about 150 miles on the clock. Not much but shortly after delivery we had a tremendous amount of rain and I did not ride much during those times.

So far its breaking in nicely and its far more capable then its size suggest. Also seems to use fuel very wisely witch is totally cool.

The only problem I have discovered is on my 3rd ride I started smelling coolant. I could not find any evidence of leakage and my levels were good. A bit concerned smelling coolant on a brand new bike I googled "CRF250L coolant leak" and sure enough found a very common problem of coolant coming out of the weep hole on the bottom of the engine. Pretty common on the CBR250R as well. So I went out and had a closer look and sure enough I could see a few drops of white crusty residue from that area.

Supposedly for most this problem goes away after the seals have an opportunity to properly seat from a set number of heat cycles. So for now I am just keeping an eye on it. For many the problem has not gone away but so minor you never loose any noticeable amount of coolant. Some have managed to get the seals replaced under warranty only to have the same problem again.

As long as it never gets worse I guess its not a real problem. However I am kind of shocked that here in this day and age you can have an odd problem like this. Also coolant stinks even just a drop or two so I kind of find it mildly annoying.

At the 600 mile service I will have it noted and documented and if it does not go away after the first 1,000 miles probably try and open a claim with Honda but that might be a lost cause. Nature of the beast. Total pump failure is very rare but has happened to a few people.
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:32 AM   #7844
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I won't worry to much about it. The smell goes away with time, and so doesn't the weep. Mine did the same but now at 6500mi nothing and she runs like a top
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:52 AM   #7845
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I won't worry to much about it. The smell goes away with time, and so doesn't the weep. Mine did the same but now at 6500mi nothing and she runs like a top
Mine never did that (that I knew of), but had the oil drip, which was actually just chain lube that spit off.
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