The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. trainman

    trainman Been here awhile

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    (1) I would like to post pics, someone several post back told about Google Drive, I now have the Google Drive and an account with them, where do I go next to post pics. Any help would appreciated on this, Thanks, John

    (2) Big Canoe, I knew what you were talking about, just wanted to give you a hard time for the old school term and me being old myself. I think you will find the bike ok at 60-65 mph, usually at higher speeds the tires can be a factor in smoothness of the ride. Do I want to ride this bike all day at 60-65mph, NO, plus the LRP does not have much power at this speed.

    John
  2. SAPB

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    I've had mine doing 70, briefly, seemed pretty stable. I know air cooling means reduced weight, but if you look at (uh oh, off topic) modern trials bikes, they are all liquid cooled, and less weight is the name of the game for those folks. Liquid cooling, closer tolerances, more power.
  3. Larry Ferguson

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    Wow, a million miles already. Do you need new tires yet?:lol3
  4. Lost Rider

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    I've had quite few all day on highway rides, to get to and from the trails, 60-75 is no issue at all for me. With a 13t sprocket, 60mph going uphill, 70-75 on flat roads with no headwind. The motor is very smooth for a 250 single, the seating position is comfy(with risers/higher bars and an Airhawk seat pad), and even with full on knobbies (balanced) it's pretty stable. Top speed downhill with tailwind was 93MPH indicated, (probably more like 85 actual).






    roundtripping: I would help with the measurement but the LRP is at Bazzaz getting poked and prodded.... :evil



    Go LRP!


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  5. Oldtimer

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    I experienced the same issue with my Tech 8's. I ordered the folding shift lever from Bestdualsports and it fits on a little higher on the spine raising the lever about 1/4 inch eliminating the problem.
  6. Mk5mike

    Mk5mike Been here awhile

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    LRP with my 230 lbs has seen an indicated 80mph passing and will do 60 easy no stress and still do even more just fine.
  7. Oldtimer

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    I resemble that remark. :freaky:clap
  8. Lost Rider

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  9. trainman

    trainman Been here awhile

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    Thanks, Lost Rider, that's what I was looking for, John
  10. Boismj03

    Boismj03 Been here awhile

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    Hey Lost,
    I am really enjoying this thread, alot of great info on here. I got a CRF 250 L a couple days ago and I am really liking it.. a couple of questions for ya:
    Which Airhawk pad are you running?
    Also I am looking at risers and bars for my LRP.
    Did you have any issues with cable lengths for your Rox 1.5" risers?
    Also curious about the bazzaz mapping!

    Here it is... stock so far with a GL Fandango tank bag. Great bike
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  11. Lost Rider

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    Nice!

    Welcome to the club! :freaky

    We're running the AIRHAWK Cruiser Pillion pad, depending on how big your ass is, it works very well. I have a couple Medium Cruiser pads for other bikes and would use them on the LRP if I wasn't a skinny Euro sized guy...

    http://www.therohostore.com/Product...on-Seating-System-wCover__CRUISERPILLION.aspx

    No issues with cable lengths with the ROX risers and KX High Protaper bars, though I do reroute the clutch cable to the rear of the triple clamp. i think I posted about it way back when I did it, you can do a thread search if need be.

    I'm also curious about what Bazzaz will do for the LRP, if past experience is any indication it will be a substantial improvement. Bazzaz is a highly respected FI tuner, the only one I'd consider to put on my bikes after getting to know the guys in the R&D department and seeing their shop. These guy live it.
    I will be out of town until the 11th, when I get the LRP back I'll be sure to share my experiences. I believe Bazzaz will be doing the testing/tuning with an aftermarket slip-on pipe, and I have done the cost free air box mod, opening up the intake, so I'll need to decide if I keep the OEM exhaust or go with the slip on they used to tune the bike.
    I HATE loud bikes, it's a nuisance to everyone and doesn't help promote our sport to non-riders and is very counter productive to helping keep our trails open. It will be a hard decision and only if there's DB-killer quiet inserts available for what they use will I consider keeping it...
    Either way an improvement in power at a low cost with little effect on reliability or the option to choose maps for better MPG when getting Lost is good by me.




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  12. Demar39

    Demar39 Been here awhile

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    I like your jacket.... although I'm a few sizes bigger than you. Are you warm on the hot days... does it breathe well?
  13. Lost Rider

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    These recent photos aren't of me, but a rider on a Lost fly and ride tour riding the LRP so I can't comment on the riding gear. What I wear personally is listed on my website, and there's various threads in the Equipment Forum about Rukka gear. :1drink


    This is me on the LRP.



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  14. emreturkeli

    emreturkeli Been here awhile

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    Hi everyone!

    You're gonna make my wife divorce me! :D It's been 3 days and nights that I'm going through this insane 235 pages! Finally I'm done!

    During the 3 days that I was reading this thread, here's my progress:
    - I made a downpayment for a CRF, the delivery is probably mid March latest.
    - Made a list of what I will put on the bike (farkles farkles!!) :evil Actually I made two according priorities.

    and now I'm dying because neither I have something left to read on the forum, nor I have the bike!! :lol3

    Anyway here is my list:

    by the way I'm 178cm (I think thats 5'10) 83kg, will be riding both in the city as commuter, and off road all weekends, but I'm preparing the bike offroad oriented! :evil

    Priority #1
    - ManRack Utility Rear Rack
    - FlatLand Radiator Guard
    - FlatLand or Emperor Skid Plate (couldn't decide any help appreciated)
    - Rox Elite Pivoting Risers 2"
    - ProTaper Contour KX High Bend (or a rental bar, just because red would look great, again not sure)
    - Pro Taper Pillow Top Grips

    - HighWay Hand Guards (I think those are providing the best protection, but I don't like the look and shape of the plastics and the straight look of the bars when looking from the front, maybe I didn't see enough photos with the correct angle? But still confused about the handguard matter...
    - Regular Foldable Mirrors (RAM) or Highway HG mirror addition but honestly I don't beleive that those will perform well.

    - 13t Front Sprockets
    - Speedo DRD Calibrator
    - Foldable Gear Lever
    - Yoshimura Fender Eliminator and some smaller LED front and rear blinkers (any recommendations?)
    - Steel braided brake lines front and rear

    Priority #2:
    - FMF Q4 Exhaust
    - FMF MegaBomb Header
    - FI Mapper EJK or equivalent
    - 42t Rear Sprocket (if need felt)

    Priority #3: (If I decide that the bike is a keeper, and decide to not sell it for sure)

    - Seat Concepts (carbon gripper red)
    - Race Tech rear shock and I don't know where can I tune the front fork here in Turkey

    and the worst part is that in my stupid country any shipment with a value above 80$ is hold at the customs and kept mandatory for stupid custom fees like %65 :cry so my only option is to wait to have friends visiting USA, so that they can bring the parts to me. Some EBay sellers understand the situation and declare lower values for international shipments but I think that's a low possibility with these kind of companies? (I'm afraid to ask them since some of them acts and responds as if it's a fraud but I don't see it that way considering the unfair reasons the government does that!) anyway thanks in advance for all the help and guidance! :clap
  15. goondock

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    I have DRC led markers and DRC tail light with DRC eliminator kit. bought them form Wheeling Cycle Supply if you are concerend about the blinkers blinking fast you will need the IRC Relay to make them blink at stock speed. that IRC relay just replaces the stock relay. if you dont care about fast blinkers then you dont need it.

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  16. RonZacapa

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    Have my lrp now for about 3 months and done just over 1600 hassle free km with it. Had to get to a meeting yesterday that was like hurry up & wait, like you rush like mad to get there on time (lack of proper planning on my part) just to find out that theres another meeting running late before yours. Anyways, I was pleasantly surprised when the lrp was barreling along at an indicated 149 km/h (92.6mph) on a downhill section with me ducking down. I know the speedo over reads by a good few km but it still felt plenty fast. In town and through the traffic I prefer the lrp over my XR650L and the R80 airhead, its just about the perfect little runaround.
  17. Ed@Ford

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    Got a question. To fill the tank, it looks like the zipper unzips from the front left, down the side, then at the rear unzips further from L to R allowing the tank bag to flop to the left for gas cap access. If the bike is on the sidestand, does the tankbag want to flop back into place while filling the tank? Since the CRF has those silly bars across the fill hole, I use 2 hands on the gas filler to make sure the gas flows into the tank and not all over everything. Any commentary on your experiences fueling with this tank bag?
  18. lccpmj

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    Hi Everyone,

    Picked up my CRF250L 2 weeks ago and loving it! Glad I found this place as it's a wealth of information. Only problem I can find is the lack of accessories here in the UK - Honda UK only lists a work mat and motocross tent ffs. Anyway, managed to get this ordered from France today, as Arrow UK don't stock it.

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  19. trainman

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    lccpmj, welcome to the forum, when I first got my bike there were several places in the UK that sold items for your bike, but never bought from any of them. Type in CRF's Only, they are here in the US and carry a large number of items for your new bike, don't know about shipping to the UK cost, but it will give you a good idea on what's out there for your bike. Good Luck and welcome again to this forum, there are others on this forum from the UK so someone should be able to help.

    John
  20. kiwi5

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    Yeah, I know it's a debatable subject but does anyone pay attention to "carefully" breaking in the LRP during the first 1000K, or do you just ensure to vary the speed and thrash it?