The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    So, is there anything larger than the 3.1 IMS in the works and will be out by this summer?
  2. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    Doubt it. Will the IMS even be out by then? It took them two years to get a tank out for the KLX250S, and it's only 3.0 gallons. I went with the Acerbis 3.7 gal tank because I got it used, even though it's for the pre-09 bikes... it can be made to fit with a little work.

    Somebody oughta contact Acerbis and see if they have plans for anything bigger.

    Rob
  3. Harcomo

    Harcomo Been here awhile

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    Somebody already did........this was posted 11/14/12.......not good if you're wanting an Acerbis tank.

  4. Lost Rider

    Lost Rider Roadie

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    That's a bummer, I'll still be getting one ASAP.

    I wish it was like the Safari on my Husa that goes on top of the OEM tank. 5 gallons would be perfect, giving us a 225-250 mile range. Exactly what we need to get Lost...
    Looks like I'll never get to retire the MSR bags I have.
    Oh well, a gallon up front is better than a gallon on the tail, plus the added protection.



    the new clutch install went well, I'll update a few things in the post soon.




    Tomorrow the LRP goes to Bazzaz to get put on a dyno so they can finally develop their fuel controller for all of us.
    I have a Bazzaz controllers on our other bikes, having been the guinea pig for my buddy at the R&D department before and have been very happy with the upgrades.
    Looking forward to seeing what they can do with the LRP and having a switch so I can choose between Power and Economy/OEM maps on the fly, like we have on other bikes.
  5. roundtripping

    roundtripping Adventourist

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    Can someone please help me out with measuring the inner diameter of the radiator hose? I'm away from my bike for a bit and need this measurement for...a thing :evil
  6. Crf250l

    Crf250l n00b

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    So total noob, only my second post, and this is my first bike. I am totally new to this stuff in general, but I am pretty mechanical having been in the auto repair business for nearly 20 years.

    My CRF has about 70 miles on it and I noticed an oil and/or coolant leak today. Its coming from what looks like a weep hole directly underneath the water pump towards the front of the bike from the oil filter housing.

    Is this normal? Been riding in cold weather, near freezing. If not what needs to be fixed (I guess it would be warrantied anyway, just curious)

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  7. willbeoutdoors

    willbeoutdoors Adventurer

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    Mine did the same thing early on...had to warranty it at the dealer, they put in a couple new gaskets and seals.
  8. CRFSoCal

    CRFSoCal Adventurer

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    Would anyone be interested in a FMF Powercore slip on? I am looking to sell mine
  9. hrcs90

    hrcs90 Adventurer

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    For what its worth a few of my Honda's did the same coolant drip thing through the weep hole too, but stopped after another heat cycle.
  10. RonZacapa

    RonZacapa Adventurer

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    Same here. First noticed this when the bike was new and queried this with the Honda dealer. My bike has now done a 1000 miles and the wheephole leak has stopped. Thinking its a new seal in a new bike on a new shaft and needs a bit of time to bed in. I'd say keep an eye on it and if it hasn't sorted itself in 500 miles file a warranty claim.

    Sidenote: My CRF is great after 1000 miles, definately a good little dirt commuter
  11. Crf250l

    Crf250l n00b

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    Thanks guys, I will keep an eye on it and see if it stops.
  12. NesquikNinja

    NesquikNinja Been here awhile

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    A little more than 1000 miles. It will need new tires soon..otherwise I love this bike!
  13. Sharkfan22

    Sharkfan22 Adventurer

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    1000K service today and fitted a 13t sprocket, its like a new bike now.
    I also got a pirelli mt21 fitted to the front. (I will report how it goes)

    anybody got any links to the IMS tank yet?
  14. Mk5mike

    Mk5mike Been here awhile

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    I messaged you. But yes I would be interested.
  15. BigCanoe

    BigCanoe Been here awhile

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    Anyone come from a old school dual sport like a KRL650 or DR650 or DR350 have any thought on how this smaller cc, but more more modern bike compares in power and comfort?
  16. roundtripping

    roundtripping Adventourist

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    Bump. Anyone? Pretty please.
  17. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    I still have my DR650 and have a KLX250S. Does that count?

    The smaller bike will feel waaaaay more nimble. Once you get a good seat on it and get the bars at a good height, it'll be comfy too. What you'll miss is higher speed stability. I dunno about the Honda, but my KLX isn't real happy above 65 mph, though it will do 75 if I push it. It's just so light, especially in the front end, that above 65, it doesn't feel all that stable, especially with full knobbies.

    But for getting around at lower speeds, you'll love it. You will miss the torque of the larger motor, but unless you're in a hurry, it won't be a big deal. I run a 13T sprocket on mine which has helped quite a bit with low-end power.

    Finn would be a good one to answer this question too, since he has that big BMW and the Husaberg... yet he rides his LRP quite a bit.

    Rob
  18. trainman

    trainman Been here awhile

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    It's a totally different bike (CRF250L) then the KLR 650's and the DR 650's, I've had them all, at 67 I'm truly old school. When I got the Honda it put a bike smile on my face and I thought it was 1970 all over again and riding my Yamaha DT250 again. You have to buy a bike for how you are going to ride it, that's why owning just one bike is hard to do if off road inters the picture. The KLR 650 is a great bike for what it is, and I didn't know they were old school, I was at the dealer the other day and they are still selling them new. If I could have only one bike, it would be a 650 single, KLR 650, DR 650, BMW 650 Sertao, KTM 690 E, or the new Husqvarna 650. A 250cc bike will never be a 650cc bike, but the fun factor on the 250cc and the price is what sell these bikes, otherwise we would all be on KTM 690 Enduro's. The new Honda CRF250L is the "Best bang for the buck" out there, enough said.


    John
  19. BigCanoe

    BigCanoe Been here awhile

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    old school in that they are basically the same design from 20 years ago...no offense intended, I have owned several :)

    does the lrp (I love that term) cruise along at 60 without much wiggle or vibration?
  20. clfarren5944

    clfarren5944 Adventurer

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    It'll run 60 easily but you have to get used to having to rev it. No harm as the rev limiter cuts in at 10,500 I think. Like Trainman, I've had all the dual sports and have a DR650 for long distance. Just love singles, don't need any more cylinders, and any less means pedaling.
    Chris