Honda CBR250R.

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Paulvt1, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. LoJack

    LoJack Long timer

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    Thank for posting that article on the new 500's. Sounds like Honda is starting to get it.

    Gotta say, though. What's with the shot from the hip crappy photos like they are a bunch of celebs hanging out being normal people? Makes it hard for me to take the article seriously.:puke1
  2. Bugz

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    I think the people in those pictures are filming. Looks like their building a new advert for the bikes.

    Probably crappy pictures by themselves to spread the rumor and warm everyone up for the official release :ear
  3. sendler

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    That is riding the Ninja650 the same way that gets me 95 mpgUS on the CBR250R. If I was riding the 650 to work more, I would go way longer on the gearing. It is torque tuned and could probably run 20% longer gearing.
  4. sendler

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    That is riding the Ninja650 the same way that gets me 95 mpgUS on the CBR250R. Nearly full on hypermiling. If I was riding the 650 to work more, I would go way longer on the gearing. It is torque tuned and could probably run 20% longer gearing where I could probably break 70 mpgUS.
  5. larryboy

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    First day on the Bridgestone BT45's yesterday. No more wiggle on grooves, I can run more psi in the tires with the same ride as the stock tires. I was gonna save the stocks and throw them on again next summer, but there was checking between every tread on the front and the rear was damn near at the wear bars. My opinion about running tires until they're fully gone has changed recently...I'm not dying for a few extra miles out of a tire, they're in the trash.

    Satin black on the wheels, the silver was looking really bad as the dirt built up and I'm not into detailing bikes anymore.

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  6. DiabloADV

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    Paint, powdercoat...?
  7. Bugz

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    Is that a RMS? If so what do they cost for the 250?
  8. LoJack

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    Black wheels look great.:getiton Think that's gotta happen.
  9. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Rattle can satin black after some 600 grit to scuff them up. Degreased the snot out of them to start.


    What's an RMS? :ear


    Should look better over time too!! :thumb
  10. larryboy

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  11. scooterspirit

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    I bet you could get 3500 for it pretty easy, how much you want for it? I saw insurance paid $2400 on a wrecked one with 8K miles. You could maybe get $2K for a trade in, maybe 2500 because you got that nice, cushy seat. It ain't worth shineola :rofl

    I think that guy was asking about your XRLarry muffler, how much you want for that?
  12. Bugz

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    Rick Mayer saddle
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    I logged in today to ask for tips on rain tires. Thanks for the review on the BT45's, Larryboy. It sounds like you're pretty happy with them so far. Any other suggestions on rain tires from the peanut gallery, or are these pretty much acknowledged to be the best?

    Also, dimarquez, if you'd like to sit on my bike and see how it fits ya, you're welcome. We're doing a little bike night this Sunday, Nov. 4th, in Bremerton, and I'll have my bike there. Just a group of local riders - not a club. Let me know if you'd like the details.
  14. larryboy

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    Yup, Rick Mayer seat...very nice,

    BT45's were great during 86 miles of rain last night.
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    You didn't want to try the radial BT023?
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    No, not enough tread down the center for me.
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    About the tires, mine cost more, so they're obviously better....I save enough on gas to buy tires and chains. When it's all said and done, I figure I save at least $50 per 1K miles ridden vs 'the old beater.' That's pure profit, hehehe..
  18. LoJack

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    So the bike is tucked away for the winter. It's been in the twenties in the morning, and we're getting slushy precipitation. Won't be long til it's actually snowing. But I'm already thinking about spring (it's going to be a long winter...)

    I seem to hit a lot of fog. I'd like to put some fog lights on the bike for better visibility, and to combat oncoming traffic light. Doing searches yields a number of choices, but I'm wondering what people here have done?

    Originally I was thinking of putting two Trail Tech 35w halogen lights on the forks, but it seems fog lights have a wide, low beam. So their spots might be too narrow, and their floods too tall, unless I pointed them down a fair amount. Dunno if that would be good or not.
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    Whatever you get, yellow lights are best for fog AND for conspicuity.
  20. LoJack

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    Good point. Trail Tech has a few colored covers you can put on their lights. Amber is one, and I'd probably get that.

    I am not too into HID and LED for lighting since it's usually too white for my taste. And it's harsh for oncoming traffic. I can't stand being in the path of HID lights. It's pretty popular these days, but I don't get the appeal to it.

    I found some Warn lights I might get for my truck. If they don't seem to big, I will try them on the bike in the spring. They have a remote switch, which is nifty. There are also some Hella lights I found that might work well.

    There is a nice looking spot on the front fender mount that might be a good place to put the lights. I'll just have to make a bracket. I'm wondering though, if vibration might be an issue.

    Funny thing, it's been warm enough to ride the last couple of days. Kinda ironic that I just put the bike away.