The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. Avi8tor

    Avi8tor ADV Poser

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    I use the Rox elite risers for the fat bars with the risers on the inside of the clamps. I ordered 96mm x 38/40 mm and the fit perfect. I don't think the clamp could have been any wider and fit.

    I suggest you take the bars off and mount the Rox risers and measure the distance between the bolt holes. That's how I did mine and it was spot on.

    It took over a week for them to ship...so you may have time to get it changed if you need to.
  2. Irish769

    Irish769 In Principio Erat Verbum

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    Nice pile o' goodies there Gnath9! I went with the Flatland gear as well. I installed it this weekend and it looks to be very well made and fits like a glove. It says a lot when there is no bending, shimming, fiddling etc. to make parts fit...they just fit.
  3. dsn11487

    dsn11487 Adventurer

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    Um, I have them mounted on my bike and it's the 100x 33/35.....when talking about mm it's easy to get those templates off.
  4. Rad_Leo

    Rad_Leo Adventurer

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    Has anyone experienced any issues with their headlight? Riding home tonight, I realized that my running headlight won't turn on, but my high beam works. I pulled the headlight unit off tonight and found cracks in the plastic, and three of the connection points had been broken off. It may have been from a crash, but I don't remember crashing in a way that would affect the headlight unit. Could it be electrical like a loose wire or connection somewhere?
  5. gnath9

    gnath9 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the reply ...
    When I get off work today I will install the ROX risers and measure again. Mine will be mounted on the outside to allow for a Scotts damper and I did go with the fat bars. I really did take my time with them templates :hmmmmm

    Now I am a little concerned :huh
  6. gnath9

    gnath9 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for your input ... I am confident about the 38/40 part of it because, I had the ROX risers in my hands and not on the bike. It's the 100 or 106 I am worried about. I even went out 3 different times to double check my numbers before committing
    to the submit button.

    Thanks ... the Flatland stuff does look very nice :clap
  7. goondock

    goondock Adventurer

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    I couldn't take the chrome cap anymore so I taped off the bottom and sprayed 3 coats of plasti dip on it. Had to rotate the key flap a bit to get the one side. then let it dry and had to take an exacto and cut around where that little flap rotates so it woudln't rip the coats.

    First impressions are it looks WAY BETTER.. durability... not sure yet. snow on the ground here so i will have to talk about that later.. but it is plasti dip so it really doesn't matter if it scratches off or rips off i can just peel it off and do it over again,it only took 10 minuets total time not counting drying time, or wait till an aftermarket one is available.

    got done at night so the photo is a little dark but you get the idea.. no chrome, black!
    [​IMG]
  8. gnath9

    gnath9 Been here awhile

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    Damn you !!! :rofl
    That looks really nice, Great Job !!!

    I really didn't mind the chrome cap so bad but now .... I'm gonna need to fix that :lol3
  9. gnath9

    gnath9 Been here awhile

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    [​IMG]

    This was taken back in November shortly after I bought the bike.
    (cell phone pic not so good)
  10. Just Bob

    Just Bob Been There Done That

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    I was thinking of keeping the steel shifter because if it bent you could straighten it, vs a cast aftermarket one snapping. Then I saw this post on RideAsia.net! :eek1.

    "a fall on a CRF 250 L resulted in a broken gear lever which sheared the selector shaft off at the engine casing, meaning the rider had to ride all the way back in 3rd gear. This is the 3rd CRF 250L this has happened to in Chiang Mai."
    [​IMG]

    Anyone else have this happen?

    Bear in mind there are a lot of CRF250Ls in Chiang Mai and they're "ab-used" as rentals.
  11. gnath9

    gnath9 Been here awhile

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    I have watched their youtube vids .... and yes they do have lots of idiots renting those :eek1

    but just hearing of this .... I may need to buy a folding lever as well.
  12. Larry Ferguson

    Larry Ferguson Adventurer

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    I don't own one of these so I hope it's OK if I say that that bike is set up very nicely.
  13. Bksports88

    Bksports88 Adventurer

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    I ordered a performance kit from BDSB in early January and still havent gotten anything yet. Emailed them twice and they said Im shipping everything except the fuel programmer today (2 weeks ago) anyone else having this trouble?

    BK
  14. gnath9

    gnath9 Been here awhile

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    I ordered one a week ago Sunday and got it on Saturday (he said it would ship Thursday) but, It said programmer to follow.... :eek1 and that was my main reson for choosing them. (pre programmed) Maybe I better send off an email. Also I did contact him before I placed my order because I had heard of some issues with past orders.
  15. bigbluecreek

    bigbluecreek Wish I was in Mexico

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    Thanks Larry, Not sure i would change a whole lot if i were to go on another trip tomorrow. I would probably change the seat to the Seat Concepts or Corbin, I had the airhawk on the seat and it was okay...seemed to move around alot. Would definetly change the rear shock. Any suggestions from anyone???
  16. gnath9

    gnath9 Been here awhile

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    WOW !!!
    That was fast ... I got a response within minutes and said it will ship today !!!
    I have gotten great customer service from them :clap
  17. gnath9

    gnath9 Been here awhile

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    I have a Race Tech on order but other than hearing great things about it, I can't really comment yet. It better be good because it was very expensive. ($721.00)
  18. Ed@Ford

    Ed@Ford Long timer

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    BUT BUT BUT:

    I've seen such cases where the shaft broke when attempts (usually very ham-fisted) were made to bend it back into shape
  19. Krono

    Krono Perfect Liner

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    As buying this, you just ruined the first quality of the CRFL ---> being cheap :wink:

    Just saying for my concern, because already spent about 1'500 $ for her w/ FMF and so on ... :D

    I was tempted too, but it's enough for now and i will settle for it as it is, ortherwise i'd rather buy another bike "all inclusive".

    L
  20. gnath9

    gnath9 Been here awhile

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    LOL ... :rofl

    I bought the bike because it was cheap enough to mod away and will have everything I want and more. I also bought it because I have faith in the CBR engine it has on it.
    I came real close to buying a KTM ... but I am not a young guy anymore. :lol3
    even considered the Yamaha but after you mod that thing you would have spent KTM money.

    Thing is ........ this will probably be my last motorcycle and its going to be just the way I want it. :1drink