The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. SAPB

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    And we all KNOW you started it with no muffler. How much quieter than no muffler is the Big Gun?
  2. gnath9

    gnath9 Been here awhile

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    lol ... yes we do !!! :rofl
  3. SAPB

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    Looking at this, it seems the spark arrester (#7 on this) is $63. The lower part is just the spark arrester screen, which slips off (not sure which post showed this). So, I think Ed@Ford posted he modified the muffler on his XR400. It seems a cheap mod would be to get the SA out, and enlarge the holes (which you can't see in this schematic) to make it a bit more free flowing, and a little louder, way less $ than any aftermarket muffler, while still retaining the cat. Point being if you went a little at a time, enlarging the holes, and got too far, easy enough to put it back the way it was. Some of these DB ratings I'm reading about are just way to obnoxious, just my 2¢. Will the ECU "relearn" the mod?

    http://www.hondapartsnation.com/oemparts/a/hon/5053e49df870021c54be2131/muffler
  4. itrack

    itrack Been here awhile

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    its pretty loud compared to stock. The bike is way louder with no exhaust :)
  5. CR250R

    CR250R StllSmokin

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    Looking good. Btw I have a big gun full Evo R system on the way, will post sound clips once it's installed and my EJK comes.
  6. gnath9

    gnath9 Been here awhile

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    I realize this is a personal preference type question but ... I would like to hear what people like.:clap
    I am leaning towards the woods low bend because I also have the Rox pivoting 2 inch risers coming.
    these are the pro taper bars I have to choose from.

    CR High Bend
    CR Mid Bend
    Carmichael Bend
    KX High Bend
    Henry/Reed Bend
    Pastrana FMX Bend
    Windham Mid Bend
    Woods High Bend
    Woods Low Bend
    YZ High Bend
  7. 'Flagger

    'Flagger ..this space for rent..

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    I have the CR High on 2" Rox Risers ...... it's ok for 'attack position', but when casually riding in a standing position they're a little low. I'm 5' 9" but that's not the relevant measurement ... problem is, I can't remember the sleeve length on my dress shirts.
  8. Ed@Ford

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    Yes, compared to this CRF spark arrestor, the "windows" that are covered with screen in the XR400R spark arrestor are HUGE by comparison. BUT, there is also a snuffer in the end of the XR400 spark arrestor that keeps the noise down to 86dB..I think. If you take that snuffer out, it is VERY noisy...way over he 96dB allowed in offroad events now by AMA. I created a snuffer with much less restriction similar to the ones created way back then by XR's only. By comparison, the CRF has fairly small windows...but no snuffer. My thought is to take a stock CRF spark arrestor, or a reasonable copy, and hog out bigger windows, add screen, and get to a reasonable sound level, with a reasonable power increase. I am personally not interested in spending $700 to remove 7 pounds, and end up with a nasty loud muffler...and yes....anything over 90dB is LOUD in my book...but the stock CRF is 80dB....is similarly over kill in the opposite direction. I have a sound meter, and plan on taking some dimensions off the stock XR400 "windows" and the CFR "windows" over the next couple weeks.
  9. gnath9

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    what about cables, did you have plenty of room ?
  10. 'Flagger

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    Rerouted the clutch cable ... don't remember exactly how. Rotated the throttle assembly on the handlebar to point the cables down instead of up.
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    80 dB, had no idea, seems pretty quiet, even by comparing to bikes I've had recently. I think some have said that this computer controlled system is way more sophisticated than ones in the past, mostly to keep the "backyard mechanic", out of the loop. Haven't heard from Ramz lately, I think he stated something like, you won't believe what information we can get out of this. Not quoting, but here on this thread, quite early on, he stated something similar. Others have noted that changing anything is a no no on current laws, nobody getting hung around here just lately, though, the pirates are taking mufflers off for the first mod. Oh crap, pirates, and KTM bashing, I though this was a CRF forum :rofl
  12. Jinksy

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    New to the dual sport world. I'm trying to make my CRF faster off the line. How can I make this happen? Is "The Best Dual Sport" stage 1 kit worth the money? Please send me a private message and let me know.
  13. 'Flagger

    'Flagger ..this space for rent..

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    Ramz appears to have abandoned us .... hasn't posted in this thread since mid-December. That's a shame ... all input is welcome.
  14. 'Flagger

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    It's been a while since we heard anything about this ... unless I missed it?

    Looks like our missing owner has ordered and received the smaller of the two kits mentioned above. Maybe we can convince him to come back and provide some insight.
  15. Ed@Ford

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    There was some previous discussion on it being a no-no to adjust the "sealed" throttle stop on the throttle body. I asked the stupid question of whether there is an adjuster on the throttle cable by the RH grip. Well, I looked at the bike show yes...there is one on the CRF. Here's an experiment for someone who has a CRF in a warm area that likes to stall when the throttle is allowed to slam shut and the bike rolls to a stop. Fiddle with the adjuster on the cable to the point where the idle is slightly elevated....go out and see if the bike still stalls. If it no longer stalls, then "idle speed setting" via the throttle stop is a fix of sorts. But I think thoroughly studying the service manual is essential. Mine's on order...when it arrives? Who knows!
  16. CR250R

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    Having had quads and dirtbikes all my life I've always joined the main forums for whatever particular vehicle I own. Is it weird to anyone that this thread is really the only place on the web(in English) that has good info and user input on the 250L?
  17. Bob80

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    just looked in the throttle operation section..to sum it up breifly..the adjustments at the bars are the minor adjustments and the adjustments down below are the major adjustments on the throttle cable.....something to consider and try, but just to cold for me right now...Thanks Ed
  18. Spud Rider

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    There's a dedicated forum for the CRF250L over at Thumpertalk. :deal

    http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/351-crf250l/

    I like the running commentary and social intercourse of a "global village" thread such as this one. :nod However, it's easier to find information on specific topics when individual threads are created, and contained in one, convenient forum, such as the CRF250L Forum at Thumpertalk.

    Spud :beer
  19. MentalGuru

    MentalGuru Crazy Diamond

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    I'm not a back yard mechanic. I have 20 years of experence with this type of fuel injection and engine controller diagnosis, programing and custom tuning. I'm not bragging just informing you. :1drink

    The injection system on the CRFL is designed using automotive technology. It is a closed loop speed density system. :D

    I'm very experenced with this style system. I could put a turbo on it and dial it in correctly if there was room. I can basicly give you more info the a Honda tech can. :gerg

    I'm willing to help as needed and answer any questions. You just have to put up with me. I can get kinda out there at times, just nicely point it out so I don't go on a rant. I've been hit in the head a few too many times and would like to get the knowledge/info out well I still can. I also have a brain tumor and other heath issues so please keep this in mind. :kurt

    I haven't studied the system in detail yet since I don't own one... I plan on checking into it so I know what sensors it uses. Then I can explain how the system operates so everyone can understand. :1drink

    I could use some help gathering pictures and verifying some sensor information so I can provide accurate information. :nod

    A chance to study the service manual(or get one) would be great. Then I could give step by step help and instructions as needed. :wink:

    I believe it has the following sensors. If someone could double check the list and add the other possilble ones that would be great. :thumb


    BMAP = Barometric/Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor or a sensor for each.
    TPS = throttle position sensor
    CTS = Coolant Temperature Sensor
    OS or O2 = Oxygen Sensor
    IAC = Idle Air Control valve/stepper motor
    CKP = Crankshaft Position Sensor
    IAT sensor = Intake Air Temperature sensor

    Some good detailed pictures would be great if someone could help me out. Lost has a good one and I plan on searching for more, I will give credit for each picture I can ID unless I can't find it or you don't want we to. :ricky

    I think I want to start a new post like "CRF250L engine control details and tech"

    If that sounds good to the CRF250L owner and followers out there let me know??? :y0!

    If you could PM me pictures, info or questions feel free. This way it won't clog up this thread and be great source of info that can be located easy.

    Over and out...

    :beer


  20. MentalGuru

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    Be careful when you do this because dirt could cause the throttle to stick further open since it won't have any slack.

    :freaky