The 2012 CRF250L thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by dfhmotor, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Schrauberklaus

    Schrauberklaus ***ifyer

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    I like it that Honda take many Parts out of the big box .

    I need a new Helmet lock for my XR 250 Part No. 50710-KCZ-J71 Price from a australia Website 36,70 AUD
    Plus shipping &Tax .

    Now i get a Helmet lock for the CRF 250L today Part No. 50710-KCZ -J71 from the local Honda dealer here in Thailand Price 600 Baht thats half the Price , no shipping or Tax .

    Rims , Breaks and some other Parts looks like they will fit both bikes .

    Just order the steering stem and Top brige for the CRF 250 L for 2790 Bath thats 84 AUD compare to 667 AUD in Australia .

    I like that Bike even i maybe never buy one . It reduse my Spare part costs a lot .
  2. xr400r

    xr400r Long timer

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    Nice to see honda doing something new!!!! Now they need a 450L and a 700L
  3. ramz

    ramz Professional Trail Rider

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    Here's what I found in my CRF250L Owner's Manual.

    61KZZ00 -- 2013 CRF250L Service Manual
    31KZZA00 -- 2013 CRF250L Owner's Manual

    Order on-line: http://www.helminc.com
    Order Toll Free: 1-888-292-5393
    (Credit Card Orders Only)
    Mon-Fri 8am - 6pm EST

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    I looked on Helm's web site and neither of these manuals are listed. I have ordered manuals from Helm for years, and I know that they often don't show new model-year manuals right away on their web site. So I called the number I usually call when looking for new manuals: 1-800-782-4356. The lady said they did not have the Owner's Manual yet, but the Service Manual was available for $49.95 + $6 S&H. I was quick to order the Service Manual and she said it would be 7-10 days, but in my experience, it will be more like 5 business days.

    I also asked her to check for the CRF250L Parts Catalog, and she said it was not available yet.

    The Owner's Manual may also be available electronically on the HRCA web site, but it's not updated to accept 2013 models when you sign up. C'mon Honda, get it together.

    I would be willing to scan a few pages of the Owner's Manual and post them, but not so many as to violate copyright. Fair use rules allow a few pages to be copied. The Service Manual will be much more useful. It has a Maintenance chapter that includes everything shown in the Owner's Manual and more. RED1 kindly posted a bunch of pages from this very chapter: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=740737&page=46
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  4. Schrauberklaus

    Schrauberklaus ***ifyer

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    The Honda dealers here in Thailand have the Parts Catalog in Thai .
    Had it in Hand today . for finding the Parts No to the No in the Sketch nobody need to read Thai .
  5. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    Thanks, just ordered the service manual. :D
  6. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    yes a CRF700L dual-sport would be awesome.
  7. xplodee

    xplodee Adventurer

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    My bike came in today (two days late) and I'll be picking it up tomorrow morning. Can't wait! Will take some pics this weekend. fwiw I'm a total beginner on dirt (not a beginning rider though, been riding street for ten years including track riding) so my ride report will be worth a little but not as much as an experienced dirt rider.

    T
  8. Carmwes

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    Just rolled over 107 Miles today on mine. Filled up W/gas for the first time. 98Miles@ 1.2 Gallons. 80 mpg. More miles this weekend. And Offroad! Fun Bike!!:D
  9. RED1

    RED1 Been here awhile

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    We have been told in Oz that we will be able to source a larger capacity dual sport, do not know what size or when!:wink:
  10. lstehbens

    lstehbens Adventurer

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    Please expand upon this frivolous innuendo... I want to know more :evil
  11. TIKI-da-MAN

    TIKI-da-MAN Adventurer

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    Have had mine on order since early May.Got the call today that it was in. Picking it up from Sports Cycle in Rockingham,NC next week. Very excited about this sweet machine ! Should prove to be a great alrounder with awesome fuel economy (80 mpg rumored). Can't wait !
  12. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    Gentlemen, please follow G19Tony's fine example and post photos of your new bikes. :evil

    Spud :D
  13. ADVNCW

    ADVNCW Banned

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    Was touring the WA coast and riding the legal beach parts on my 230L the past 2 days. I stopped at South Sound Honda and sat on the new CRF250L. Nice, nicely done. Feels big, especially after finishing 225 miles in 2 days on my 230L. The big-framed 250L feels like it needs a 450 motor. Still however am a fan of the little 230L in tight mountain singletrack riding. But definitely that CRF250L would have been nicer for the touring and beach sand riding that I did.
  14. kirbi69

    kirbi69 Been here awhile

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    i wonder how this bike compares to my first ever real bike, a 1984 honda xl125s.... best bike ive ever owend, i got it in 2002, with 300 miles on the clock. it was still brand new, the original owner, had it sealed inside a shipping container. and had done all the preventive stuff to it. it was basicaly like buying a brand new 1984 honda xl125 s in 2002. i loved that bike.

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  15. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    Very cool bike! :clap
  16. xplodee

    xplodee Adventurer

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    Bike is mine :) put 40miles on it, 5 putzing around in fields and doing a small hill over and over again. Remember, this is my first dirt bike. I love it! Ive had my fiancé on the back for 20 of those miles and it's so comfy!! I'm 5'8"-5'9" and it fits perfectly.

    Pics and videos to come tomorrow.

    T
  17. acesandeights

    acesandeights Asperger

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    Why is the MSRP less than the 230L ?
  18. taranaki

    taranaki statale

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    Honda will eat Kawasaki's lunch at this price point. The KLX250S should have shown with FI in NA/NZ/OZ but the penny pinchers prevailed.

    Honda's pockets are deep enough to play such games and Kawasaki took their eyes off the ball.
  19. joec63

    joec63 Been here awhile

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    After calling around the past couple of weeks the only one I could find that wasn't spoken for was 100+ miles away. Same place I got a great deal on the VFR, Honda East in Maumee. Had them hold it and took delivery today. The plan was for a friend to assist hauling it back in his pickup but that fell through when he called this AM and said he was sorry but a family emergency came up. No problem I told him.


    So the only option was was to ride it home. The weather was a little cooler than it has been but comfortable; 71 , partly cloudy with winds 10-15mph. After the trek to the dealership with my significant other we arrived at the dealership to find the place buzzing with patrons so it wasn't a quick in/out as I had hoped. Nevertheless the wait wasn't too bad.


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    Finally made the purchase and was on my way. Told the wife I was taking the scenic route on route 20 and to go ahead and take the turnpike and I'll see ya at home later. 20 is moastly two lane backroad with small towns along the way. A good breakin route with speeds ranging from 25 to 55 mph. And tons of traffic lights.

    Not three miles from the dealership do I stop at a light and along side rolls up a fellow and his pretty rider on a FJR giving me the thumbs up on the new purchase. He asked how I liked it. Said so far so good I've only owned it for about 5 minutes :rofl

    I haven't ridden anything similar in size to the CRF in a long time to compare it to but the street performance is about what you would expect. Brisk acceleration but not earth shattering. Comfortable at speeds up to 70. That's about the sweet spot. It will do more but feels like it's working too hard to be be up there for extended lengths of time. Now to find some off road stuff!

    113 miles later I made it home

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  20. GotMojo?

    GotMojo? Long timer

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    I think Kawasaki was focusing on the Ninja 250R... the new revamped model looks a bit sexier than Honda's CBR250R and has FI now so it should be a slight step up from the Honda. They probably sell more of the entry level sport bikes than these dual sports so Kawie probably spent their time and money there.