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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by joec63, Sep 4, 2012.
Been trying to think of a name for my bike, looks like Lindy is close to the top right now.
Good find. My review -
Somewhat interesting... interesting... interesting... very interesting... extremely interesting... and............ no longer interesting.
She better watch out or somethings gonna shoot outta that and hit her in the eye. Hahahaha
Thanks to the Vaves Adjustment Lost's tutorial (p 104), I dared to bring my bike in the house too
( ... basement to say the truth) and I'm into the valve settings, as after 6500km mine were a little rumorous, tik tik tik...
Foud them slightly out of spec, with 0.20mm intake and 0.35mm exhaust and same value on both side
Removed the spark plug too, because i was unable to unscrew the crankshaft hole cap :huh
I will then try to find the new shims tomorrow at Honda dealer to complete the job
I have decided that I need my bars higher. I can't stand on the pegs comfortably because I have to scrunch to reach the bars. This also limits how far back I can move my weight while standing,. Should I get new bars or just some risers. I would like to keep the price down to around $100 or less.
Took a short trip to the Angeles today
Has anyone put fat tires (like a Yamaha TW200) on the LRP?
I seem to have the same problem as you are having with the bars being too low. For some reason, I'm just not sold on the bar riser thing. To me, they seem like an add on that doesn't belong....I don't know.....maybe I'm all wrong! I guess if you needed to really get the bars way up there, then risers might be needed to attain that height. And if you are going to 1 1/8" bars, you have no choice but to go to some kind of riser/adaptors like the ProTaper Universal adaptors. But if you want to stick to a 7/8" standard bar, the Renthal RC High bars might fit the bill. They will give you more rise and less sweep than the stock bars and you can bolt them to the stock clamps. There's a ton of options out there....almost mind boggling....I guess the choice is up to you and what you like the looks and feel of personally because both will work.
Where is that at?
I see that Cycleracks has a back rack for our bikes but the photo shows it mounted on a CRF230L. Has anyone ordered the rack for the CRF250L and do you have a photo of it mounted? Thanks, Bill C
They dont make one as far as i know. The teedub runs I believe a 13 inch wheel. Or 14. Either way our back doesnt come in a 180 wide tire....or does it?
I would love to lace some teedub rims to my hubs and run those fat tires!
I have found that if you use a flat washer for a 1/2" bolt, (at least that's the size that works on my XT 550, YMMV) or any size that fits snugly in the slot, you can clamp it in a vise grip and easily turn it out. Plus, it won't "cam out", raising burrs on the screw. Another tool they could cram into the toolkit for this bike. Note in my sig, I have the original version of this bike. 40 years on and only 3 more HP and 6 fewer pounds:huh. I would still like to have one though.
That's on the 39 by crystal lake :)
I though so. I was up there yesterday. I did about 70miles up there. I went up to crystal lake up hwy 39 then down to the east fork over to Glendora ridge and down glendora mountain road. Where are you located? It would be nice to have more people to go riding with. I am in Glendora
Well, time to head back to the dealership, I think.
Not sure what happened. It was 18 degrees out, I started my CRF, allowed adequate warm up time, shut 'er down, checked oil level and chain slack, and hit the road. Rode 12 miles to my friends house, parked, hung out for about 3-4 hours. Went back out to start it up- around 15 degrees now. All lights are on, bike makes the usual noises, turns over, coughs a little smoke (no more than expected with the weather it seems...?) but wont start. I let the starter turn for a total of 15-20 seconds give or take....
Checked the oil, nada. If I lean it about 20 degrees to the right, a little bit shows up in the window. I have 572 miles, and was taking it in for the valve check tomorrow, with plans of doing all the other 600 mile checkups on my own.
Any ideas? I never checked my oil cold....is it normal to not show up in the window?
Yes - or at least it is normal on the Pulsar 180. I think it is unrelated to your starting problem.
Kronos,...slightly more than a kg - good. i thought there was nothing else, after the exhaust, that could be reduced much. I will take off the indicators (it is not likely, here, that the police notice,) but i need the 60/55W headlight. I had thought of adding auxiliary LED lights, but then i realised that if i do that, and the ZETA bash plate, and a rack, the best i could do is try to keep it from becoming more than the original weight. :-s
Big fender washer. File the sharp side smooth.
I have heard that the small spark plugs break easily, so i want to take mine out and put Loctite Anti-seize (the silver/aluminium type).
Yes, me too. Just looks wrong. I've decided on the Zeta CX (7/8"), MX124, i think it is - pretty much the same as the OEM, just slightly less "sweep". I'm just waiting for Wheeling Cycle to get stock of the Zeta front sprocket cover so i can order them together.
Check the Zeta Racing website
...there is a HANDLEBAR SIMULATOR that lets you select the CRF250L OEM handlebar and then one of the Zeta bars, and shows you graphically, beautifully, with all the measurements, what the differences are.
Yes, can't trust them, that's why i want to do it as soon as i can, and get good fork oil in them.
Same with the axles, they tend to not grease them properly in assembly, and you end up with corroded and stuck axles.
I just need to check whether the lift stand i have is low enough for this bike. (And get the time to do everything.)
Thanks for the tip
I only tried holding a coin with a grip, but it quickly bent so i gave up. Since i had the "Finn's addition" as an alternate i didnt dig that further.
Will be ok for next time
About weight reduction, you can also trim the helmet lock
I also got big gain with lithium battery
The DRC taillight is also muck lighter than stock.
And a noticeable gain when swapped rear sprocket for an aluminium 42t from CRFsOnly (stock 645gr, alu 262gr)