The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. goondock

    goondock Adventurer

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    Nice looks good! For all you guys out there that need to have blinkers sticking out for inspection you can buy the custom bracket, and tail light from Wheelingcyclesupply.com for cheaper. I bought the smoke tail light for 40.95 and the custom crf250l bracket for 29.95 had money left over for led blinkers and the resistors too. If you dont count the blinkers and resistor i bought you can get a sweet fender eliminator kit for 71 bucks plus shipping.. you have to call and order it though.
  2. sherpa7

    sherpa7 Adventurer

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    I just ordered the kit today because it looks awesome. Were good instructions provided with the kit? Next mod will be the rear shock.
  3. amtz.zero

    amtz.zero Adventurer

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    What dealer did you go to? My wife got hers at Berts for $5100 OTD.
  4. Keithert

    Keithert Long timer

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    I'm at the Chicago bike show now. Most of the people looking at the CRF250L are older! (Like me)
  5. Demar39

    Demar39 Been here awhile

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    I've decided I want one and I'm saving up... half way there. I'll be 54 in April.:D
  6. CRFSoCal

    CRFSoCal Adventurer

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    I went to Temple city motorsports. I will check my contract to see how much i paid. Maybe it was less. I know finance charges brought it up a little
  7. gaw777

    gaw777 Adventurer

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    How long of a wait for the rear shock, onced ordered?
  8. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    Hey guys... I don't have one of these... I have the KLX250S. I was over on the Kawasaki forum today, and in the KLX250S section, there's a thread on the CRF250L (a positive thread, btw, not a bash-fest). Anyway, somebody in there posted that they heard that Bill Blue is working on a big bore kit already for the CRF250L. He's the guy who makes the very popular 351cc big bore for the KLX.

    Word has it that he has a 283cc version working at the moment, but is aiming to go bigger. There's nothing about it yet on his website, so it's just hearsay at the moment. Still, I thought you might want to know. http://bandbcyclerestoration.com/

    I think the CRF250L is a neat little bike. If I ever need a second 250 dual sport, I'll seriously consider one.

    Rob
  9. SugarDust

    SugarDust Kulia i ka nu'u

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    Check this out on Ramz site http://www.rickramsey.net/CRF250Lbigbore.htm
  10. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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  11. Lost Roadie

    Lost Roadie Rider

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    haha, the guy who has a $8000+, 325+ pound, maybe 30 HP dirt bike with a 2 gallon fuel tank?.... :lol3
    He obviously has more money and free time to update his technically proficient website than he actually rides the bike to be taken too seriously.

    The LRP is great for what it is, great bike for us as OEM for sure, but the ramz site just makes me laugh and the constant references to him as a know it all LRP guy to be listen too are a fucking joke. :poser


    We love our LRP, if we wanted it to "perform" like a WR or KTM, we would have bought a WR or KTM... or Husaberg 390. or Husky 310. All attainable for what that ramz dude has into his bike. "faster" isn't always better though IMO, especially for less aggressive riders... that why we love the LRP as is.
    By the time you severely mod a CRF into performing like any higher performance bike, you've lost the fuel efficiency, low entry to DS price, warranty, and probably the long term Honda reliability that make an LRP attractive in the first place. And no amount of money dumped in is going to take away the steel frame and other added weight or budget components of the LRP...
    You folks have fun dumping cashinto a bike trying to make the LRP something it's not. :lol3:lol3:lol3 (that you'll get maybe 25% back on your investment when you realize it's still a Little Red PIG and buy a higher performance bike if you somehow think will make you go faster if that's your goal, when in reality the problem is the nut holding onto the handlebars)






    - from a LRP rider that doesn't overload a little 250cc bike, actually rides it, and enjoys it for what it is.


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  12. SAPB

    SAPB Long timer

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    Be willing to bet there isn't a single person on here who has left the bike stock. To each his/her own. I wouldn't be punching out the motor, and increasing the compression ratio from 10.7:1 to 12:1, then having to run premium gas, but that's just me. Just a skid plate, rear rack, hand guards, and a tank bag so far for me, but I wouldn't say I was done just yet. I was able to ride up, and add Stabil, and top off the tank yesterday morning, just as the snow started. Hard to tell how much we got, the drifting has made it so that right next to bare ground, there's a 4' drift. The clock on the microwave was flashing, so we lost power, but it's on right now. The weather folks were saying a couple of feet, too bad they got this one right......
  13. Krono

    Krono Perfect Liner

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    Everyone has their own reasons

    Whatever ...

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  14. Sharkfan22

    Sharkfan22 Adventurer

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    Any update on bigger tanks??
  15. gnath9

    gnath9 Been here awhile

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    Am I a Fucking joke because ....

    I bought a Corbin seat to improve the comfort of my LRP on the street.
    I bought FMF mega bomb/Q4 exhaust with a programmer to add a little more power.
    I bought a 13/42 sprocket combo to help lift the front tire when needed. (or for fun)
    I bought Rox risers and HDB handgaurds with mirrors along with protaper 1 1/8 bars and pillow top grips.
    I bought a Race Tech rear shock built for my weight and style of riding.
    I bought a flatland radiator guard (cuz I saw your post) and a skid plate for protection.
    I bought a speedo calibrator to keep my odometor accurate.
    I bought a Yoshamira tail light (just for looks)
    I bought a Scotts steering damper.

    And I am having my forks built with Race Tech springs and valves for my weight and style.

    I have followed your posts and visited your website. I have listened respectfully of your thoughts and opinions. And I am kinda in shock that you would make such a post against a fellow rider just doing what he enjoys.

    People waste lots of money on their 4X4's and their Harleys and their cars etc....

    I love Honda and its a fantastic bike even in its stock form. I believe I have invested my money well and will enjoy many years on a bike that in my mind will be better suited for me than any of the bikes you have mentioned.

    Sorry for the rant and I mean no disrespect but, because I listen to you (lost Rider) or Ramz or any other of these fine gentelman on this forum does not make me a FUCKING JOKE.
  16. 'Flagger

    'Flagger ..this space for rent..

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    +1.

    Lost Rider you are a knowledgeable and skilled rider. But arrogant as all hell. If Rick wants to spend his money to pursue his hobby, his way, then why rip him? Just because Ramz questioned your how-to you get all pissy?

    And shoving the non-owners out of the thread? WTF? That attitude never existed in the XR650L thread when I was watching it. It's a great resource .. a little hard to follow, just like this one, but a god-damn gold mine for info. Just as our thread is shaping up to be.

    Please, share your experiences. Comment on questions posted by owners and non-owners. Continue to document how you maintain the LRP. But cut out the shit.
  17. TNC

    TNC Candyass Camper

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    Damn, Lost Rider...you sound just like some government know-it-all who knows what is best for everyone based solely on YOUR judgement. If you really knew something, you'd realize that the dualsport category is basically a free-for-all area for riders to mod or not to their heart's content on bikes that can be used in a wide array of applications. I'm more of a KLX or WRR guy, but that has little to do with people enjoying expanding any DS bike's horizons with mods both big or small. Give it a rest, dude.
  18. gnath9

    gnath9 Been here awhile

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    You are spot on !!!

    To help Lost Riders validation that I am in fact a FUCKING IDIOT

    All of my Mods have been done just because I enjoy riding at our local OHV park with my 11 year old son on his CRF80F and after this summer, I will upgrade him to a CRF150R and I will need something to keep up !!!

    I also buzz it around the neighborhood. I will be surprised if I clock over 2K mile per year.
    I also needed a bike that will require very little up keep as I don't have the time to spend working on it.

    Also to me it makes way more sense to make a legal bike dirt worthy than to make a dirt bike street legal.

    also to me it makes no sense at all to thrash a stock bike in very harsh conditions that it was not built or intended for. I would suggest that new suspension would make that LRP last many many more miles as the bike would not be taking such a beating.

    I also realize that I am posting in an Adventure Riders forum and maybe I just don't belong or have the right to be here.
  19. itrack

    itrack Been here awhile

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    No offense Lost Rider but the terrain your riding basically sums up to fire roads. I would value your info on what luggage systems work for this bike, but your way over your head on performance parts geared for more "serious" off road rider. Even KTM, Husa, and Berg riders do mods fairly soon after delivery. Customizing your bike to your style of riding is very very common for a reason. Many bikes just need a little help to go from good to great, many people are building something they can't buy from a dealer.
  20. dangerdawg

    dangerdawg NooB

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    Hey Irish - what part of Nebraska you call home? I'm in Denton, just west of Lincoln - maybe we can go riding.