The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. gnath9

    gnath9 Been here awhile

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    Not Really ..... I'm looking forward to hear what they come up with.
  2. gnath9

    gnath9 Been here awhile

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    Yes we are !!! and I for one am happy to be a part of it.

    Thanks to all that post the good stuff !!! :clap I am sure in a month or so I will have more to contribute :ear
  3. itrack

    itrack Been here awhile

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    Have you got the hint yet to stfu?
  4. michaelwoodcock

    michaelwoodcock n00b

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    Hey guys, just logged 1k on my odometer!! The crf rocks as far as 250 road legals go! Great MPG, decent handling, and plenty of get up and go in town. Once on the highway, there is no snap left in the throttle. If you're past 60 mph, rolling the throttle to the stop will only yield a gentle acceleration up to 80 +/- 6 mph indicated, and the spedo seems to be 2mph off according to my GPS, so the top speed seems to be 84 mph in stock form. It handles off road pretty good but I can't get nearly as sideways as I can on my CRF450R with good off road tires! It will wag the tail a lot less, and doesn't give good feedback on the edge, it but if you've got a little bit of experience you can still ride it close to the edge off road without crashing. The tires seem to be holding it back. The NICE dual chamber forks on my CRF450R look like they'll fit the triple clamps on the crf250L no problem, and add all the adjustability I need! I haven't measured the shock yet, that's for another day, hopefully the 450 shock will fit too! I have a variable DC power supply and I will be checking to see what everything on the bike draws. I believe with LED running lights in the front, an LED tail light, and an HID and/or LED headlight, there should be plenty of wattage available for any touring needs. I've added polly heaters, and it handles them no problem!

    Cheers,
    Mike

    P.S.
    The brakes don't suck! I can stoppie this thing no problem! The back brake does take a little bit of a stab to brake slide though

    Edit: LED tail light from a new CBR600RR draws 2.7 watts when brakes are applied, and a little less than half that when they're not. The OEM brake light on the crf250L draws 5 watts running, 21 when the brakes are applied. Liscense plate light draws 5 watts, the front running light should draw 5 watts each, 10 total, should be able to get that down past 1 watt with LED's. Should be able to easily conserve 15 watts by changing these to LED's. We shall see!
  5. DirtyBlackIrish

    DirtyBlackIrish Been here awhile

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    I read this onmy phone and didn't get to see all the pther talk back and forth on plans for sollutions. I think I need to just look while on the computer! Hahahaha. I am also interested in seeing what we come up with. I think I will be a ways from one anyway. 7/8" noncrossbar. I didn't even know they made something like that. Is it solid or something?
  6. DirtyBlackIrish

    DirtyBlackIrish Been here awhile

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    Congrats!!
  7. Bake

    Bake adventurer

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    I spoke with Bill yesterday. I can say very little but the bike has moved to testing the next bigger engine. I promised I would not reveal the size and the other things he has going on with the whole package.
    Here's a testament to how tough Honda made the engine... So far the test bike has 30 dyno runs without trouble.

    I am extremely pleased with the Yoshimura full system exhaust. Not loud at all, runs perfect with the addition of the EJK controller as preset for a Stage 1 modification. I'm good to go.

    About flaming others or spending a lot of the site owner's resources on thread creep, I've been around here for some time and have made a lot of contributions, context, ride reports, organized rides in Colorado, and been to a number of Rallies.

    Don't concern yourself with my post count, it doesn't imply I know jack. 90% was BSing in the proper forum, JoMomma.
    But.
    That's whats coming next. There will be a hint from the Mods to take personal head butting there, if you've got the nards for it. It's a fucking shark tank. What happens to threads that get a few sore necks going is... People involved get a week or a month locked out, thw Mods take their Volunteer Time to cull out all shit, and the whole scene takes a step backwards.

    Here's my tip.... Don't Be A Dick.
  8. SAPB

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    Well said.
  9. gnath9

    gnath9 Been here awhile

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    I don't really know either on the cross bar ... they offer one that has an upward bend and it looks bad ... IMO
  10. Spud Rider

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    X2. :deal

    Spud :beer
  11. Alexp87

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    Hey guys, new here. Been lurking around this thread for a while. Decided to sign up today since, if everything works out, I'll be picking up my new CRF250L on Saturday! Pretty excited! Been trying to get these guys down to the price I want. First quote was almost $5700! Our sales tax here in WA is pretty high, but I'm hoping to get the price a lot lower than that. Not to experienced at buying, but we'll see how it goes. I'll post pics as soon as it's home.
  12. 'Flagger

    'Flagger ..this space for rent..

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    We require proof of ownership to post in this thread ... typically demonstrated by mailing me $100 to assist in the ownership verification process.

    Think Central American border crossings to gain an understand of the level of service you'll receive.

    :D


    Welcome to the team!
  13. Ed@Ford

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    ALEXP87:

    Don't let Flagger pull your leg too hard....but your dealer (aka Steeler) sure IS pulling your leg. My CRF was under $4500 before a $95 documentation fee required by MI & OH dealers, and of course 6% sales tax. I KNOW your taxes in WA are pretty sucky....my son just relocated to Seattle, and he told me about the ugly taxes on booze. But we're here to tell you the CRF is a fine little ride, and the accessory providers are on board with racks and all sorts of goodies!
    EDIT: I googled around for prices.....my old geezer brain forgets where at the moment though!
    EDIT: www dot cycletrader dot com!!!!! DUH HOLY CRAP I REMEMBER!!!
  14. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    If you haven't brought the bike home, don't buy it at that price! It is well worth your time to drive to Ellensburg, and get the bike for MSRP, without any bogus fees! :deal

    http://yakima.craigslist.org/mcd/3474458810.html

    Spud :beer
  15. Captain Yesterday

    Captain Yesterday Been here awhile

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    Just talked to my local dealer, they can't even get one, and if I wanted to order one it would be $5500 OTD, Then again this dealer, san luis motorsports in slo, is the worlds worst motorcycle dealer. I wouldn't buy anything from them anyway, I was just curious.
  16. Alexp87

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    Thanks for finding that. I'll be calling them in the morning. Ellensburg is only about 2 hours away or so.
  17. goondock

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    Ok hooked up the tail light and the rear markers. work great. Didnt install the new relay yet so they blink fast, no big deal untill inspection time.

    problem with the front. there are 3 wires for the front blinkers. ground, blinker and running lights but the led's have only 2 wires. power and ground. so i hooked the new led's up to the power and the ground and left the running lights wire unhooked. tested it out and nothing will blink, or light up now. So then i just touched the running light wire to the power and they lit up but still nothing will flash.

    do you think the relay will fix this problem or is there something else i am missing.? any thoughts?
  18. dirtdevil8

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    has anyone figured out the best way to remove all the smog filter crap?
  19. DirtyBlackIrish

    DirtyBlackIrish Been here awhile

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    Interesting! I just saw one too online. Just a stock photo though and not on a bike so it just looked like a bar. Hahaha There has to be a reason they went that way. I wonder what they were considering when they set up the damper that way? I am very anxious to here reports on mods to work it out. I know Lost was looking forward to the kit for awhile now. :D
  20. DirtyBlackIrish

    DirtyBlackIrish Been here awhile

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    I saw something a ways back but just did a search and didn't come up with anything. But I'm not very good at finding squat on search so far.