The 2012 CRF250L thread

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

  1. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    I agree; I trust the OEM paper filter designed by Honda for the CRF250L. Uni foam filters are good, as are BelRay and No-Toil filter oils. However, Best Dual Sport Bikes has designed a new filter cage for their Uni foam filter, and I am not sure it will properly seal along its edges. :huh

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    In contrast, you can see the edges of the OEM paper filter are lined with foam, and the inside of the filter has a square notch which inserts into the opening in the air box. :D

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    I would better trust a foam filter cage which is designed with the same base as the OEM CRF250L filter. Perhaps No-Toil, Uni, or another vendor will design such a filter cage in the future. :deal

    Spud :wave
  2. outdoornate65

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  3. G19Tony

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  4. Ed@Ford

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    Now that I see a close up of the Uni prototype, it looks like a plate has been devised that it covers over theair box inlet and adapt an existing element that'll go in the box....so far not an optimized solution....Paper without the backfire screen seems a better intermediate solution
  5. Spud Rider

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    That's exactly my point, Ed. :wink:

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  6. zoldar

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    Is this the red gripper carbon?
  9. Spud Rider

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    I don't think this review has been mentioned in this thread. :dunno Motorcycle.com just posted a comparison between the Honda CRF250L and the Kawaski KLX250S. Here's the video summary of the comparsion.

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    Here's a link to the associated article at Motorcycle.com.

    http://www.motorcycle.com/shoot-out...12132012&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly

    Motorcycle.com says the Honda suspension performs well enough compared to the Kawasaki. Therefore, the lower price of the Honda CRF250L, combined with its high tech, fuel injected engine, makes it the winner over the Kawasaki KLX250S. :deal

    Spud :beer
  10. nbrooks

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    They called it the Red Carbon, which is on the sides. The black gripper is on the top.
  11. tmaxx222

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    Question to any owners who have ridden the crf250L offroad in the desert, how does it handle whoops? Compared to lets say the drz400 or dr350's suspension. Im really looking to upgrade my old xl250 which is not in my eyes worth rebuilding the suspension and putting money in to when a brand new bikes is so cheap and most likely much much better.

    I guess my main question is how fast can you comfortably go offroad on the crf250L on a not smooth road, I've seen some review videos posted hear riding in southern cali trails but the didn't comment enough on its limits and Big Bear, Johnson Valley, Red Mountain are the areas I want to take it.
  12. SugarDust

    SugarDust Kulia i ka nu'u

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    should ask this in the owners thread might get a better response
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    Plasti Dip progress pic. Fairing, fork protectors are next.

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    Looks like the Plastidip is working great! To me that looks like a salvage title on wheels though :norton
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    Well another one bit the dust, I'm picking up my CRF250L tomorrow. Just wanted to order some handguards and wondering what brands fits the bike best and if modification need to be done, what are they, Thanks, John