The 2012 CRF250L thread

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

  1. kermitridesagain

    kermitridesagain Been here awhile

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    so the crf is a plodder and the wr is a ripper.....

    i like plodding.... its not a race
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  2. kermitridesagain

    kermitridesagain Been here awhile

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    thanks .... crf sounds perfectly adequate ....
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  4. JR1

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    Yes, good description
  5. Woody2627

    Woody2627 Grey Wobbler

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    The honda struggles in headwinds because it is way overgeared. 6th gear is really an overdrive in standard trim.
  6. kermitridesagain

    kermitridesagain Been here awhile

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    what do you mean? doesnt it struggle due to lack of power more than gearing... if not what can you do to correct it?
  7. kermitridesagain

    kermitridesagain Been here awhile

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    i wanna be a ripper on the road but a plodder off it? which bike fits best...
  8. JR1

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    I'd recommend going to the dealers and trying them back to back. I did that several times. If they're not too far from each other, ride one over to the other. For me the only advantage of the WR was a little more HP. Honda seems to carry it's weight lower, so I felt the weight difference was negligible. All three of the guys I know who have WR's ended up upgrading their suspension, so I figured either bike I bought, I'd be doing that. I felt the Honda just fit me better. Some guys make a bunch of mods to get more of a ripper feel from the Honda, I found that changing the gearing and doing the suspension upgrade transformed the bike tremendously on & off road, and other than long hills or heavy headwinds, it seems to handle slab fine. Full disclosure, although I have ridden pavement as much as eight hours at a time to get back from multi day off road rides, I tend to avoid black top as much as possible. Not due to the bike, it's just not how I enjoy riding. Both are good bikes, unfortunately only you can decide which is best for you.
  9. kermitridesagain

    kermitridesagain Been here awhile

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    i d like to do that but nowhere sells the wr... to get one i d be going to europe buying an importing... hondas are sold here but still brand spanking new is a bit above what i d like to spend on a bike.... and they are relatively new to our market so may take a year or two before they start becoming more frequently available and hopefully already modded in my price range...

    so might be a honda in my future but not just yet

    the slightly heavier and lower bike may also suit my climate which is often windy... bit wary of such a light high bike considering how i ve already been blown around on a much heavier klr...
    but as you said the honda s weight sits low and it feels grounded so seems to me to be arguably the better choice for crosswinds....