The CRF250L Owners thread

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  1. SAPB

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    My manual came today also, I ordered it the day you posted that they were available, maybe the 15th. Thought I could find out what RPM the rev limiter kicks in, but haven't found it so far.
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    2013 Honda CRF250L - Europe/UK Specifications/Technical Details
    European MSRP Price: See dealer for Pricing.
    UK RRP: £TBA (Prices are recommended and inclusive of VAT @ 20% and delivery)

    Engine
    Engine Type liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC single cylinder
    Engine Displacement 250cc
    Compression Ratio 10.7
    Max. Power Output 17.0/8500 kW/rpm (95/1/EC)
    Max. Torque 22.0/7000 Nm/min (95/1/EC)
    Fuel consumption 32.1km/L (90.4mpg)* (WMTC mode?Class3-1) Honda in-house measurement
    Oil capacity 1.8L
    Ignition Full-transistor battery ignition
    Ignition timing 10° (idling)
    Rev limit 10500 (rpm)
    Starter Self-starter
    Carburation Programmed fuel injection system (PGM-FI)
    Idle speed 1450±100 (rpm)
    Bore & Stroke 76.0×55.0 mm
    Battery Capacity 12V 6Ah (10HR)
    ACG Output 0.34 kW/5,000 rpm
    Spark plug type SIMR8A9 (NGK)
    Throttle bore 36mm

    Sleddog
  3. SAPB

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    Finally, I've asked on here, but never found out till now, thanks! Haven't had a bike w/o a tach recently. Never bounced it off the limiter yet, but then again, due to weather, not riding so much here. More snow on the way, 3rd weekend for snow, dang.
  4. Rocket123

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    Brilliant thanks for the suggestions. I searched far and wide for something that might be suitable and never came up with the Conti TKC80 myself which are available in the UK.



    Can get the front okay 300 -21 M/C 51S TT


    Not the 120/80-18 for the rear. Which would be the best size option:


    410 -18 M/C 66P TT reinf.
    400 -18 M/C 64R TT
    110/80 -18 M/C 58Q TT
    120/90 -18 M/C 65R TT
    140/80 -18 M/C 70R T


    Rocket
  5. CR250R

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    Question for my EJK friends.

    Just installed mine, everything seems fine but had a question with the instructions. It says turn on the bike, and if the EJK flashes red/green it means a connection issue, mine flashes this code if I turn the key/to accessory. But once I actually start the bike it flashes green like its supposed to, I'm assuming this is normal but was just checking if everyone else's does that as well.
  6. Ed@Ford

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    I'd suggest going to Continental or other sources to get dimensions of the tires of interest and measure the CRF tire for comparison. Since the CRF tire is an 80 profile, it's going to be fairly short...sadly the 120/90 may be tall by about an inch and wider. That inch can throw off your gearing...even if you are using a 13T C/S sprocket instead of the stock 14T. My opinion is too big of a rear tire just bogs little engines like the CRF
  7. callison

    callison Been here awhile

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    here's a bit of Little Red Piggy stock artwork for anyone that's interested:

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    And here's a 3" x 4" PDF suitable for printing:

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/16386239/lrp.pdf

    If I'm infringing on something someone has already done let me know, I'll happily take it down. If you want a specific size or format I can probably provide that as well.

    cory
  8. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer Been here awhile

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    As soon as saw your post stating they were back in stock, I ordered mine. After reading that yours came today, I went out to see if mine did but no, only my folding shift lever arrived. Oh well, that's a good days delivery.
  9. Ed@Ford

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    Rocket 123

    Can't get Kenda 270 in the UK? How about MEFO? When they came from the old DDR they were cheap....now after reunification they are $$$$....but they wear like iron! There is also Heidenau
  10. Ed@Ford

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    The Manual I just received has 5 revised pages added into the pack. Pages 1-11, 3-20, 7-18, 10-5, 10-19. Some pages have a "NEW" in big bold print....others nothing. Some are minor torque value editing...another is a whole different set of pictures Basic manual is Jun 2012 printing, these revisions are Nov 2012
  11. willbeoutdoors

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    can someone explain the tire situation with the crf250l. what size tires will work front and back since every different tire doesnt come in the same sizes.

    and do the stock tires have tubes? if so what size tubes do you buy? i am thinking about getting some new tires but i never changed a motorcycle tire before and dont really know anything about them.
  12. Ed@Ford

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    On Rocket123's #3370 page 225 input he shows a pic of the tools that come with the bike in the UK. Anyone seen a part # for that wierd spark plug wrench? Nothing in the manual, Americans don't get the tool kit, and there is no part # is the service manual, and no part or $$ on the parts fiche....Rocket's pic is the first one I've seen of that plug wrench. I've got some leftover plug sockets from my XR Hondas...but nothing like that....and auto plug tools are almost always too fat to go down the hole. And is the plug a 14mm hex?

    EDIT: Who has a clue what the tool just to the left of the 8/10 open end wrench does? In my leftover junk tools I have everything else..except of course the spark plug socket.
  13. kb7tgr

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    the tool left of the 8/10 appears to be a tool I have had in bikes in the past. It is a 10 MM socket that you put a screw driver through to turn.
  14. kb7tgr

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    In the last couple of days I have started making my CRFL mine.

    First thing was to remove the ugly rear fender extention and license light, then add a license plate bracket. .

    then built a tail rack.

    Added richoet bash guard.

    Cycra pro bend hand guards.

    Rox risers.

    Tach.

    13 tooth sprocket and spedo correction

    removed clutch and side stand switches

    12 volt outlet to power heated clothes and charge battery.

    removed the seat strap.

    slowly becoming mine.
  15. JRNASTY

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    Does anyone have any photos or instruction on side stand switch removal? I'm afraid to get started and then get stuck with a bike that won't start.... Thanks in advance!:thumb
  16. Ed@Ford

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    Some tool Info:
    Listed in tools for a '13 CBR250R is "Wrench, Plug (16.5)" 89216-MAT-000 $9.98 Has anyone bought this and used it on their CRF?
  17. cat

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    Thanks for the warning. That's bad news. After speaking yesterday, i looked at one catalog (the only SA supplier i could think of that had a list online - Michelin, Pirelli...two others i can't remember) and... 120 seems quite non-standard. They were all 130, 140, and the profiles were all 90. Then if you factor in the interest in more offroad type or more onroad type, seems like it's going to be a problem - involving a compromise.
    Yes, bigger tire with an engine like this...nah, i'd rather go for a 110, if that's what's available. It might look a bit skinny - the OEM one does already - but it would probably work better. And that means the speedo, too...i can see myself buying that expensive "speedo healer" thing eventually.

    What's bothering me, though, is that the front tire seems really wrong on the road - around 100km/h / 65mph, it feels really skittery. Quite unusual for me. Limited experience, but my KDX full knobbies are so stable on the road, they grip amazingly, and when they are getting near the limit, i can feel it. So i must see what i can get that is more suitable for the road.
  18. SAPB

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  19. Ed@Ford

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    When I said "compare size" was to find out exact width and height of a real tire mounted and inflated from the tire company's website...not 120/90 or whatever....those dimensions don't mean squat....And your comment about skittery at road speed has been expressed by some magazine road testers, and they admitted the tires were slightly soft for offroad use....I'd suggest going 3 or 4 psi over the suggested pressure on the sticker on the frame...or if there is a rated pressure on the tire, go with that number and see how it feels at speed.....also...if the little tits aren't worn off the tire you can be sure that's the problem...cut them off with a razor blade and then use the front tire and brake pretty good...and I think it'll feel better

    what kinda knobs did you have on the KDX?
  20. kb7tgr

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    I have no intention of re installing mine so instead of pulling the sub frame

    bolt I just cut the wire and removed it. I did solder it back together in case

    someone ever wanted it. I also did not use a jumper wire, I cut off the upper

    connector and soldered the wires together. leaving enough wire on it

    to reuse it if needed. don't forget to use heat shrink. ( I prefer the stuff with

    glue in it.) Easy and does away with a potential problem.