The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. Ed@Ford

    Ed@Ford Long timer

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    that red is sweet
  2. siyeh

    siyeh Lawn Nazi

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    Oh, in case anyone is wondering I did take the bike out of the wheel chock before I shot the seat height pic so it is an accurate measurement.
  3. toddol1971

    toddol1971 Adventurer

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    I'm sure you never posted an off topic post in a specific thread. Everybody does it, newb or not. I've read alot of off topic posts in this thread made by people that own a 250l. Does that mean they shouldnt post in here too. Of course not. What it means is that stuff pops up in your head and you say it to all your new thread buddys. Whats wrong with that.

    In all my years on this interweb I dont remember someone so worried about someone posting in a thread about things not directly related to the op's post.

    I understand that it would be nice to have it that way, but there are some legitimate posts on here that arent necessarily about the op's post

    There are alot of guys out there that are waiting to buy, or hoping to buy this bike and looking into the owners thread can get them alot of info. Occasionally that means they may compare it to the bike they have or have had at one time. to me this is totally exceptable. I feel bad for that guy you ran off. My grandpa always said, "if you live in a glass house, you shouldnt throw stones."

    Oh yeah, I'm sorry this is off topic.
  4. toddol1971

    toddol1971 Adventurer

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    Totally legitimate post imo. The guy just wants to know what youn's think about your bikes.
  5. toddol1971

    toddol1971 Adventurer

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    I didnt know that either. Thanks
  6. Bob80

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    Nice...I believe it may of been the wife that posted about the low seat. I just ordered one in black. I was kinda skeptical on how the red would look, but seeing it now, it woulda been a great choice also. Does it actually feel lower to sit on, even though it may be a bit wider than the stock? Thanks for posting up the pic's
  7. Bob80

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    Very!!...far nicer than the factory.... IMHO
  8. siyeh

    siyeh Lawn Nazi

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    My eyes are not what they used to be. But gol darn I thought the factory "red" seat was PINK. I hated it

    I asked mxbundy of Seat Concepts to send me both of his red seat covers for our CRF250L. Told him I would pick the color I wanted then send the other back to him. He agreed. I have yet to send the unused cover back to him just yet so here are a couple crap pics of his "other" red. I just laid it on my seat so you guys and gals could compare. It is a very smooth fabric.

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  9. siyeh

    siyeh Lawn Nazi

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    I cant really tell just sitting on it in the basement if it feels lower. But I will say 100% it is softer and wider. And the seating bowl might be just a tiny bit further back. I need to put about 500 miles on this seat to give one an honest review

    if this goldarn snow would just melt

    and it spose to be below zero tonite

    arggggg
  10. toddol1971

    toddol1971 Adventurer

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    There was no ignorance towards you Lost.

    I think the main problem is there is no specific spot for the different bikes. There all jumbled up in the thumpers forum.
    I have no idea how hard it would be to have a specific spot for these or not, but that would stop all the problems of which you speak. Then sticky's would be all our best friends.
  11. Bob80

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    I'd say ya made the right choice, more of a "richer" look to the carbon fiber ...miles on the seat before an honest review=understandable..BTW...You can keep that snow and cold down there....:D...Thanks
  12. Charleston

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    I'm a noob/owner and agree that it’s hard to pick out useful info from this thread. If a picture is worth a thousand words we need more pictures and a lot less words.

    Here are pictures of a mounting spot for a 12v outlet. The outlet was on sale a Cycle Gear for $10. It's pretty stout, includes wires with lugs and a handlebar mount. I cut the mount to fit the space on the right side fairing and used Velcro to hold it in place (double sided tape would be more secure). There is a ground block a couple inches away but I ran both wires to the battery zip tied to the existing wire harness. I use the outlet to power a GPS in my tank bag map pocket and to charge the battery.
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    Now if I understand correctly I shouldn’t say that I use Battery Minders instead of a Battery Tenders because they have a desulphate cycle and have kept my batteries good for years because that could lead to pages of cussing and discussing battery chargers so I won’t say it here.<o:p></o:p>
  13. Lost Rider

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    Please add your post and anyone else who's already posted with things like this join us in the The Honda CRF250L Adventure Traveler Thread. :clap
    My contribution to try and sort out all the info into one place for setting up your bike for ADVentures. A thread to try and splinter off things so they don't get lost in a matter of days in this fast moving thread. :freaky

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=20614931#post20614931
  14. Bob80

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    Great steps in getting these new threads rolling. I am not very computer/forum intelligent, but am learning

    This link is brilliant: however the hell ya did it? (doesn't matter...:lol3)

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/searc...rchid=22408482

    I just bookmarked it, and then I can go where I want to from there, instead of the round-a-bout, foolish way I was doing my navigating threw the different threads...Would it make any sense to add your thread (Lost) to that list also, so we have all the CRF250L info. on that page?
  15. Bob80

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  16. Lost Rider

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    Not sure why it doesn't work, I'm at the mercy of the ADV search tool.

    Here's how I got there.

    click search while in the forum topic list.

    click on the . under the search text entry box.

    In that advanced search page type in crf250l in the keywords box, then select Thumpers forum to search in.

    Click Search now on bottom right of the page.


    There you go.

    I updated my thread with the new link, it's different so maybe that search is only good for a period of time.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/search.php?searchid=22410821


    In order for my thread to work I need help, so if you've posted up your methods to make the LRP yours, please help us all and repost it over there where it can be indexed and not LOST. ;)We like photos.
    Soon enough we'll have a good resource with all the various options to setup a LRP for Adventuring!
  17. Krono

    Krono Speed Junkie

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    We need a CRF250L sub-forum now :D

    L
  18. SAPB

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    Yes! An amphibious CRFL.
  19. Telemarktumalo

    Telemarktumalo Go Red Sox!

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    It seems the link expires and leads to a dead end. Bummer.
  20. Bob80

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    Yes..bummer indeed, I liked the way it looked, sort of a main menu type deal, you could could go to that screen and see what was new in all the different threads, also great for IPhones and such as a bookmark. Even following your new method that you posted, I still get about 4 pages of everything else mixed in.

    As I mentioned before, my forum skills are pretty slack,but something like the menu screen you had would be great. Like Krono said, a sub-forum or something.

    It's hard to blame Noobs and new buyers for coming here and wanting to know more about the CRFL, lots of fantastic everything here, and it's the hottest thread that I've found about the CRFL...but,it will be good to get everything more orginized and get all the great info. and great members posting in the appropriate threads, and accomplish this by the easiest means possible for everyone.....( I think that made sense...:D)

    "What??"......Do they make these in Thailand yet???......:rofl