The CRF250L Owners thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by joec63, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. siyeh

    siyeh Lawn Nazi

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    hey I resemble that remark

    started riding these dangerous motorsickles when I was 10 years old

    and that was 1968
  2. DirtyBlackIrish

    DirtyBlackIrish Been here awhile

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    I am excited to see how they turned out! How do they feel height wise? You get the 1 3/8 or the 1 1/8? :clap
  3. EEKAMOUSE

    EEKAMOUSE Been here awhile

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  4. SAPB

    SAPB Long timer

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    Yeah, so when you get to a certain age, you can withdraw from an IRA at reduced penalty, and avoid monthly payments totally, then proceed to use up your children's inheritance. My personal record for most bikes owned at once was 4, most recently it was one at a time, until the LRP made it 2. Funny, since I got the CRF, it's the only one I've used, but if the weather was better, probably a different story. No place to ride legally at faster than what the CRF can do anyway, so why not keep it simple.
  5. EEKAMOUSE

    EEKAMOUSE Been here awhile

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  6. DirtyBlackIrish

    DirtyBlackIrish Been here awhile

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    Oh hells yeah!!! I like it so much! Good job. Do the handguard turn signals light up like running lights when not blinking? How does the handlebar height feel?


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  7. EEKAMOUSE

    EEKAMOUSE Been here awhile

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    Stretches out the cockpit nicely height is great helps with stand up trail riding so much. Turn signals do not work as running lights. Btw those are the cycra front triple clamp mounts.
  8. EEKAMOUSE

    EEKAMOUSE Been here awhile

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    I should prob add that the bolts you need to attach the cycra triple tree front mounts are M8 1.25 55mm I picked some up at my local dealer he had them laying around. The cycra mounts don't come with longer bolts to attach them.
  9. EEKAMOUSE

    EEKAMOUSE Been here awhile

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    Another tip if you run front and rear led turn signals you will need a resistor to make them work I recommend the ones wheeling supply sells.
  10. CR250R

    CR250R StllSmokin

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    Hi guys I've been lurking this page/site for a long time now but decided to finally sign up. I just picked up my 250L last week and really like it so far but I will def be modding it as money comes in. I actually have a question about the Easton bars, just got them in the mail in the "woods bend" and was wondering if any cables/wires will need to be extended or re-routed? Thanks.
  11. kiwi5

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  12. kiwi5

    kiwi5 Been here awhile

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    Above photo was taken while out playing on the back roads south of Raglan, New Zealand. Bike is now at 650kms on the clock and certainly has a bit more power. We will be adding the bashplate and FMF exhaust this week. Only negatives: can't stand the strange metal bars blocking off the fuel tank opening- why the heck are they there? To stop large objects falling in? Also, the chain adjustment marks, I'm used to having hash marks on both upper and lower, don't like the dot underneath. Doesn't feel very precise. Finally, I can still get the bike to stall (every time) when slowing down. Doesn't do it when riding aggressively, only when I get lazy and pull the clutch in while downshifting to a stop. The stalling has yet to show itself when hammering along the back roads so that is a positive. If I keep blipping the throttle as I down shift it doesn't happen. Still a great bike though!
  13. EEKAMOUSE

    EEKAMOUSE Been here awhile

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    Just put those bars on above pics we did not have to re route or extend any cables the bars are rotated to the - 1 mark in the clamps install is pretty straightforward and easy.
  14. Harcomo

    Harcomo Been here awhile

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    Does any company make a handlebar for the 250L that comes predrilled for the switchgear or are the only options to still grind off the knobs on the switchgear housings or drill holes to match them in the new bars?
  15. CR250R

    CR250R StllSmokin

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    Yup thanks for the pics and reply, just wasn't sure if the 250L had enough slack but now I will go ahead and slap em on.
  16. Fytclub

    Fytclub Adventurer

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    I ordered my muffler and pipe and other stuff when I bought my bike. I put about 150 miles on it totally stock just to get a feel for it. It was ok, but I could feel just how restricted it was. My Q4 came in this week so I decided to put it on.I was very surprised by the difference just the Q4 made. More power and more responsiveness. Went on a 100 mile ride today high into the Colorado mountains and the bike performed very well. Bottom, middle, top, all was improved. On the highway, 65mph was very easy as was merging and passing.

    Even with the new Q4, I can still feel the bike wants to give more but can't and it feels like it's in the fuel delivery. I cannot wait until the EJK comes in to really wake this bike up.

    I was very on the fence when I bought this. Stock it was fun, but I just wanted more power. Thank God for EJK and FMF for throwing their tech into this bike early on.
  17. itrack

    itrack Been here awhile

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    Knocked out a few mods today. Fixed the brake line later on but this is the only shot I snapped. I added trials tires front and rear, 13t sprocket, airbox mods, ejk, polisport led tail light, and removed the tool box. Kinda looks like a KTM Freeride tail.

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  18. siyeh

    siyeh Lawn Nazi

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    More info on the trials tires please? Pics?
  19. 'Flagger

    'Flagger ..this space for rent..

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    Don't know of any pre-drilled aftermarket bars ... the combinations they'd have to deal with would be problematic. Grinding off the knobs/pins is not that difficult with a dremel-style grinder. Put enough heat into the metal pins and the surrounding plastic will soften, allowing you to pull the pins. If that doesn't work, just grind 'em down flat.

    To keep the controls from rotating on the new bars, just cut up an old tube and put that between the control and bar. When installed, the controls won't move easily and they should rotate a little when crashing in the dirt to absorb some energy.
  20. DirtyBlackIrish

    DirtyBlackIrish Been here awhile

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    NICE!!!! That is what I want more than anything. I noticed that right away standing up the first time I was offroad. It was very much an awkward position to be in. Yeah I thought those were the ones as they looked different than the Zeta ones. Did you have to do and bending or anything else on the protectors?

    Perfect! I had thought about that as well. I figured they would either have no bolts or several sets of different sizes.