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Old 11-12-2012, 09:35 AM   #901
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>"On the Q4 Hex, I removed the bolt that holds the spark arrestor/insert in place and tried to remove the assembly. It wouldn't budge."

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(I have a WR250R, not a Honda, but I think the FMF pipe stuff is the same.)
Didn't have an issue with removing the spark arrestor from mine. A small screwdriver inserted around the spark arrestor edge/exhaust pipe/edge usually works (probably with a hammer).

I don't see a way to get a screwdriver in here anywhere. Nothing sticks out - it's all flush. And very tight fitting, no gaps at all.

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Old 11-12-2012, 10:18 AM   #902
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Anyone ride the 250L that has a 29 inch inseam and can flat foot?- ( I know, flat footing isn't everything....to some!)- to me it does mean something!. TIA
30 inch inseam

200 lbs

I can flatfoot one and ball of the foot the other
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:00 PM   #903
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[QUOTE=roundtripping;20024052]I have a 29" inseam and you won't be able to flat foot on either side, let alone both.[/QUO

Oh well, doesn't hurt to ask!. Thanks for the honest answer.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:01 PM   #904
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30 inch inseam

200 lbs

I can flatfoot one and ball of the foot the other
Thanks for the info!.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:00 PM   #905
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After spending the first 500kms on the road, I finally got out of the city with a friend and hit some dirt roads and two tracks trails. I was riding the bike hard and emptied the tank twice in less than 250 kms, about half of that was riding hard in the dirt and gravel.

When I rode on the street I figured I'd be good for back country exploring as I was getting 180kms out of a tank, but ride the bike hard and it really sucks back the gas. My guess is riding hard, you would have a hard time getting 100kms/60 miles out of a tank.

If a aftermarket tank does not come out, I am going to have to find some way of carrying some extra gas.

Other than that, the bike really comes alive off the pavement, doesn't feel at all like the same bike.

I thinkn the hard charging crap fuel economyu while pushing it is down to the smaller engine. It only makes 20hp thereabouts. pushing it mena sshe's working hard all the rtime and drinking the gas. I'm with you on the Aftermarket tanks, need one sharpish.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:28 PM   #906
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If a aftermarket tank does not come out, I am going to have to find some way of carrying some extra gas.
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I'm with you on the Aftermarket tanks, need one sharpish.
In the meantime, carry an extra gallon+ this way:

http://rickramsey.net/CRF250Lmods.htm#mojavi

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Old 11-12-2012, 05:57 PM   #907
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If a aftermarket tank does not come out, I am going to have to find some way of carrying some extra gas.

Another option from post #745 on this thread: I use this method also. Not sure if it's okay to post a link to the rack manufacturer?

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Old 11-12-2012, 08:17 PM   #908
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:21 PM   #909
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My CRF250L

Got the first one from my local dealer. No mods but just ordered a rear rack. Will post when I get it hooked up. I am completely new to riding. I have about 1500 on it so far and other than the MSC, that is pretty much my experience to date. I found it easy to ride from the get go. Single track on day four. On road is outstanding and off-road the same. Only time I get weird is on the gravel roads. Seems to float for lack of a better description. Trails are a BLAST. I am on the balls of my feet and I am 200 5'9'. No complaints at all. Plan to do some light touring and camping and am really liking the look of the wolfman stuff. I have a Arai XD-3 for off-road riding but use a Nolan N43E Trilogy for day to day and combo riding. Commuting 17 miles each way even in 38 degree weather and with some cheap Cycle Gear Bilt jacket and pants and have had no problem with cold or rain. Thinking about grips, bars, hand guards, mirrors, electrical socket and GPS mount, etc...

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Old 11-12-2012, 08:45 PM   #910
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Another option from post #745 on this thread: I use this method also. Not sure if it's okay to post a link to the rack manufacturer?

I'm sure Mike wouldn't mind. He's on here too.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:03 PM   #911
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Here's a link to Manracks: http://www.manracks.com/master#!__ma...a-crf250l-rack

The utility rack has the option of mounting a Roto-Pax fuel, water or storage container/s on it. Cool stuff !! And I hope lot's more coming.

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Old 11-12-2012, 09:07 PM   #912
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DON'T spend the $20 on the black bash plate that will get pitted and look like hell, but DO spend the $20 that seat concepts want to install the cover
I installed my seat concepts seat and it was pretty easy. If you don't have a power stapler, get one. I have the skid plate, hand guards but the seat was the best money I spent. It is wonderful. Took a 120 mile trip and no problems.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:38 PM   #913
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>"On the Q4 Hex, I removed the bolt that holds the spark arrestor/insert in place and tried to remove the assembly. It wouldn't budge."

TwilightZone:
(I have a WR250R, not a Honda, but I think the FMF pipe stuff is the same.)
Didn't have an issue with removing the spark arrestor from mine. A small screwdriver inserted around the spark arrestor edge/exhaust pipe/edge usually works (probably with a hammer).

I don't see a way to get a screwdriver in here anywhere. Nothing sticks out - it's all flush. And very tight fitting, no gaps at all.

Hmmm that is not good. I was hoping it was removable
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:59 AM   #914
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I thinkn the hard charging crap fuel economyu while pushing it is down to the smaller engine. It only makes 20hp thereabouts. pushing it mena sshe's working hard all the rtime and drinking the gas. I'm with you on the Aftermarket tanks, need one sharpish.
Yeah I agree, it does empty the 7ltrs quickly... lol because its fun, you ride along and before you know it down to one stipe which is still 1.5lt as I understand. And when you check youve done 150km. So in a way you dont notice how far you have gone. I would a love a little 13lt tank. That would be awesome.

In a warm climate 35 degrees + would you use 15W40 or 15w50? From stock they put in 15w40.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:28 AM   #915
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Tires?

Any consensus on best 50/50 tires for this bike? I'm still on the stock ones which are good I expect (no experience). They don't really seem that good in the wet on hardball.
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