Honda CBR250R.

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

  1. DOUBLE-O G

    DOUBLE-O G Smooth Operator

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    I have just purchased a 2012 CBR250R (red) today and I couldn't be happier! It's got a Two Brothers pipe on it - love it! I had a 2011 I sold earlier this year and I really regretted it.
    My girlfriend rides with me but thinks the seat is too hard. Does anyone know of someone who makes a good/ comfy passenger seat? I know Corbin makes one but they usually are a little hard as well. Any other company? Thanks!
  2. scooterspirit

    scooterspirit Ilovekitty

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    He's back..got the good color too! So it's all good again :rofl
    Maybe I thought you would try the Ninja 300, but I suspect the Honda will keep a special appeal
    Larry has an 'RMS' that he seems pleased with. Don't know how to get one though GL
  3. SilkMoneyLove

    SilkMoneyLove Long timer

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  4. LoJack

    LoJack Long timer

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    It's those orange wheels. Zang!

    But the time spent keeping the rear wheel clean...
  5. DOUBLE-O G

    DOUBLE-O G Smooth Operator

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    Yeah... I just couldn't stay away. The CBR really is a great bike.
    Thanks for the info. I will definitely look it up.
  6. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    Meh. I keep the rear wheels on all my bikes clean. It wouldn't make any difference what color it is, they always get cleaned at least once a week.
  7. Flying Frisian

    Flying Frisian Born to Ride

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  8. DiabloADV

    DiabloADV Semi-Occasional

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    There have been a few in that price range (and less) for sale here in the Bay Area for two months. One dealer has a brand-new one for $3699.
  9. Flying Frisian

    Flying Frisian Born to Ride

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    This one is almost brand-new and properly broken in! The first service is complete so no big bucks need to be spent on the first service. Also for Oregon buyers, the bike has a plate that is good till June 2016.
  10. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Back on the 250 tomorrow. Lifted it an inch in the front and made my own raising links for the back, standard bars now too.

    Took a month off of the 250, needed a change in position and the horsepower of my other bikes during some nasty storms. A week to Death Valley on the BMW in there too.

    Looking forward to getting back on the lane splitting knife!!

    :ricky
  11. Gryphon12

    Gryphon12 Long timer

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    How did you lift the front without running out of fork tube?
  12. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

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    For anyone in the Phoenix, AZ area wanting a new CBR250R, both Western Honda and Apache Motorcycles has them on sale for $3199.
  13. DiabloADV

    DiabloADV Semi-Occasional

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    Finally stopped storming long enough to get out on mine. Nice ride out if town today. I still just love this little bike. My airhead is still under construction.
  14. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    One inch of stick out over the top triple is stock, now it's flush. Cute little clip-ons go on the fork tube over the top of the triple.
  15. DiabloADV

    DiabloADV Semi-Occasional

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    Whah...?

    You mean, not the stock above-triple-clipons? Did you mount tubular bars...if so, how...and PICS!!!
  16. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    I was gonna take a pic later on the way to work. Lemme see if I can get something to turn out ok in the garage. BRB


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    I just happened to have those modified risers laying around, wanted to try it out before a spent a bunch of money. Old crappy used bars, old ugly risers. Drilled the triple and bolted them on, routed the stock cables around and got everything to reach. I just had to sit up a little bit. Still wanna get the touring screen, to get back down out of the wind.
  17. chazbird

    chazbird Long timer

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    Larryboy: Somewhere you mentioned you regularly ride Sacramento-Berkeley-Sacramento on the CBR250R. Do you ever take 160 through the delta and the Antioch Bridge or just do the (frequent) torture route of 80? I've found without traffic its 10-15 minutes faster on 80, but with traffic, which is often, you save time on the Delta route, even with lane splitting. As you can imagine its also much nicer, but not recommended during tule fog.
  18. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Sometimes, but not often. If 80 gets clogged I can split lanes, if there is a wreck on the levy road I'm screwed.

    I work swing shift so my only real commute issue is the drunks at night after the football/baseball games.
  19. DiabloADV

    DiabloADV Semi-Occasional

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    I rode part of that route Saturday...out Marsh Creek, over the bridge, west on 12, Suisun Valley Rd. to Lake Berryessa...wonderful day.
  20. DiabloADV

    DiabloADV Semi-Occasional

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    Awesome! I'm gonna do that. Now...about the links...?