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Old 11-05-2012, 10:22 AM   #796
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Nice one page write up on the CRFL in the December issue of CW. Nothing new, but I get to look at more pictures of one while I wait for my (ship date 11/29) one to get here. This is mostly about Honda getting back to it's grass roots day of giving us the bikes we really want.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:45 AM   #797
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Nice one page write up on the CRFL in the December issue of CW. Nothing new, but I get to look at more pictures of one while I wait for my (ship date 11/29) one to get here.

This is mostly about Honda getting back to it's grass roots day of giving us the bikes we really want.

Now thats funny!!!

Noobs...


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Old 11-05-2012, 03:21 PM   #798
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I ordered the rack from Bikerzbits. It was shipped from Thailand. I think there are plenty of local options now though I am happy with the rack.
Nice setup. Your pics inspired me to order that wolfman bag. Still hoping someone does a centerstand for the 250.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:22 PM   #799
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Still hoping someone does a centerstand for the 250.
serious?
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:25 PM   #800
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After much reading on ADV I put a deposit down on one today, $5000 out the door with taxes, title, license.... very excited for delivery.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:29 PM   #801
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Congrats! I only have about 400 miles on mine so far. Around 100 off road. Loving this lil thumper!
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:59 PM   #802
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I know my wife is gonna hit it pulling her car in. Just a matter of time. The suspension travel leans the bike over in my garage more than my last bike. Besides maintenance is easier on a centerstand. To each their own I guess.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:28 PM   #803
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I know my wife is gonna hit it pulling her car in. Just a matter of time. The suspension travel leans the bike over in my garage more than my last bike. Besides maintenance is easier on a centerstand. To each their own I guess.
I just use the rear stand I bought for my CBR250R. It has 'paddles' that lever the swing-arm up instead of using bobbins. I think it was $65 new.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:32 PM   #804
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I don't know...depending on how the bike will be used, a centerstand won't stop the earth's rotation. Looking at what bikes he listed in his profile, it didn't appear that he's seriously into more aggressive dirt riding. If the application isn't a dual sport to be ridden on a real trail occasionally, the fitment of a centerstand shouldn't be a problem. I'd never put one on my KLX, but I ride it in terrain quite frequently that would cause a serious problem for a centerstand...and me. People are different, and if you're not going to ride trails or terrain where a centerstand might be dangerous, then it's doable. KLR650's have/had aftermarket centerstands, and they work pretty well for those who don't try to really ride them like full dirt bikes.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:17 AM   #805
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Finally got my CRF250 L

YAY! Finally got mine last week.. loving the bike!
Fitted 7/8 pro taper bars, had to re-adjust my clutch afterwards though.
Next weekend my assassin hand guards with custom CRF250L logos.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:52 AM   #806
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Hey I'm still new to the whole dual sport and riding. Is there any hand guards that work with stick bars? If not what are some good bars that are not to far from the way the stock ones are. Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:53 AM   #807
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YAY! Finally got mine last week.. loving the bike!
Fitted 7/8 pro taper bars, had to re-adjust my clutch afterwards though.
Next weekend my assassin hand guards with custom CRF250L logos.
Sunny South Africa :)
Nice I like the red bars, congrats on the bike it is a lot of fun. GO SPRINGBOKS!
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:22 AM   #808
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Hey I'm still new to the whole dual sport and riding. Is there any hand guards that work with stick bars? If not what are some good bars that are not to far from the way the stock ones are. Thanks in advance.

Use this tool to get the dimensions on the stock bars. Choose CRF250L from the drop down box. Then shop for bars that are close. I went with Pro Taper CR HIGH but others will work also. The stock bars are flimsy, bent very easy in a dismount

I preferred drilling the three holes for the switchgear versus filing down the nubs so keep the stockers for the hole measurements if you go that route.

http://www.zeta-racing.com/handlebar/players/sim.html

As far as handguards I was using Cycra pro bend on the stockers with a little adjustment.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:44 AM   #809
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I know my wife is gonna hit it pulling her car in. Just a matter of time. The suspension travel leans the bike over in my garage more than my last bike. Besides maintenance is easier on a centerstand. To each their own I guess.

I guess I'm just old school and am happy with a block of wood under the kickstand...

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Old 11-06-2012, 01:46 PM   #810
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I guess I'm just old school and am happy with a block of wood under the kickstand...

Same. Also he could just turn it around so it leans away from the car...
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