Honda CBR250R.

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

  1. LoJack

    LoJack Long timer

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    Has anyone had experience with Kriega products? I'm thinking of getting a bag for the tail portion of the bike:

    http://www.kriega.us/bike-packs/

    I'm thinking the 20 liter, it should just fit. Or maybe set it up sideways, in which case I could even go with the 30 liter bag and not worry about running out of room. It's still smaller than my backpack and I rarely fill that up all the way.

    This whole winter thing gets a little tiresome about this time of year. I'm jonesing big time.

    Thanks, LoJack
  2. larryboy

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    I'm out there freezing my arse off every day. :deal

    I keep eyeing the grab horns and crates. :evil
  3. LoJack

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    I hear we are supposed to have a high of -4 on Monday... Fahrenheit.
  4. bungie4

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    -30C here tonight without the windchill. Welcome to Mid winter in Ontario. The crazy bit is, we still get up and go to work. Why do I live here again?
  5. Turtlebone

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    What is winter? :fitz

    Here's a couple new pics of mine. I've got just under 2,400 miles on it so far. I'm 5'11" @ about 215 lbs, and even with my wife on the back, I still love this thing. Plenty of fun for city driving and commuting. About two weeks ago, I got my first ticket, though :mulie I felt like an ass. I was on the 5 @ about 1:30 in the afternoon with almost no traffic on a beautiful winter day (in the 70s :p) there was practically nobody on the freeway and I was just cruising in the second lane when some retarded cage -- putting down the road -- decides they need to switch from the number 4 lane over to the number 2 lane for no reason. I accelerated and went around them in the number 1 lane. Looked behind me, didn't see any police cars and continued along. Next thing I know, I look in my right mirror and see a cop car pacing me. I look down and I was doing 88. Crap! Luckily, he only wrote me for 80, but I've yet to see the damage. Still awaiting the courtesy notice in the mail.

    Removed the rear decals, added some reflective tape to the wheels, and tidied up the rear fender a bit.

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    A quick and dirty gif of with and without the camera flash...

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  6. RustyStuff

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    These lil' bikes seem to be selling well. I've seen 3 of them running around this fall/winter.
  7. Bugz

    Bugz Been here awhile

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    I havn't seen official stats but I think the CBR250R, NC 700 platform and 150cc scooters are top selling for honda in europe.
    Still love my lil 250 as well :clap Brilliant bike.

    Would like to get a testride on those new 700's and 500's though :deal
  8. TonyKZ1

    TonyKZ1 Been here awhile

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    That makes at least two of us as I know I'd also like to test ride a new NC700X and all three of the new 500s. I wouldn't mind a ride on the CBR250 either for that matter, just to compare with my old Ninja 250.
    Tony
  9. Reconstructed

    Reconstructed Been here awhile

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  10. SilkMoneyLove

    SilkMoneyLove Long timer

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    I'm thinking I'll ride my Duc 750SS for the season and sell it mid summer to pick up a used Cbr250 in the fall.
  11. Bugz

    Bugz Been here awhile

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    Quite a bit different isn't it?
  12. SilkMoneyLove

    SilkMoneyLove Long timer

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    Yes, but my main purpose for it is commuting. Other bikes fill other needs.
    Right now my garage is all Ducati and Ural, so I need a Honda in there to make sure I have something that starts :-)
  13. Bugz

    Bugz Been here awhile

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    :roflI'd love to have a ural though.
  14. SilkMoneyLove

    SilkMoneyLove Long timer

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    Yup, the Ural is cool. It is not practical though. If it were a 750cc it might be more useful, but the 650 hates the interstate.
    I think the CBR could handle the commute with ease.
  15. scooterspirit

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    Larry, how is that new chain holding up with those old sprockets?
    I ordered some sprockets about 2 weeks ago from the Honda dealer. I guess they are still waiting on the front one. I've heard the xr250 works on the front, but I decided to wait and see what shows up. Note to self: order everything way before you need it. :deal
  16. larryboy

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    Like iron, they look really good, no hooking yet. Chain looks pretty good too, very minor adjustments compared to the stock chain. Good advice though, I'd better order up some sprockets and a chain just to be ready for it.

    The BT45 tire experiment is a fail, excellent traction, but the rear is about gone with less than 8,000 miles on it. Better order up another one, that'll get me through the spring rains and wear out the BT45 front.

    Gonna do a service this weekend on the bike, check the valves and such. 23,000 miles now.
  17. Navin

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    A sticky rear tire lasts 8000 miles and it is a fail? :huh
  18. scooterspirit

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    This might be wrong, (but what here isn't,) I'm just going to put the new chain on, those sprockets look fine to me. They always say don't change one with out the other, but those still look like they still owe me some money, 10k miles worth at least. :clap
  19. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    For $50-60 in sprockets you are throwing $ away on the new chain. Chain life will be shortened. If the chain is sacked, so are the sprockets.
  20. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Wrong. Not on a bike without horsepower, there was zero wear on the sprockets at 15,000 miles...none.


    Ordered up another rear BT45, that should get me into May, I have a set of used radials off a WR250X to try during the summer.