The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. CRFSoCal

    CRFSoCal Adventurer

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    I may sell mine soon. Not 100% Sure yet though. I am in socal
  2. ParaMud

    ParaMud Been here awhile

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    I wont be able to buy it until after the summer, taking the klrs to alaska.
  3. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    We just ordered the low seat concepts seat (with the black top/red sides) for my wife's CRF250L. Also got a skidplate and radiator guard coming. I think she ordered the Richochet skid plate, but I'm not even sure.

    We'll see how she likes the SC seat and if that helps her get a bit more of her feet on the ground.
  4. Mk5mike

    Mk5mike Been here awhile

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    That was cash price if that's what you mean by not using there financing
  5. 30Bones

    30Bones Long timer

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    Checked one out yesterday at the local dealer and was very impressed. I was dead set on the WR250R, and have yet to find one to throw a leg over, but dollar for dollar brand new this Honda is hard to look past. They sold 6 this past week and only have one left and are ordering more. I foresee a higher price for 2014 as these seem to be a pretty big hit for Honda. :freaky

    I need to look into this thread for what the aftermarket has available.
  6. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer Been here awhile

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    Nor a vacation. :cry
  7. modeselector

    modeselector Common as muck

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    Has anyone have luck finding a switched power for heated grips / aux lights?
  8. 100dollarman

    100dollarman n00b

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    First post.....been lurking for awhile.

    Bought last month in Victorville for $5177 OTD cash. Have 500 mi on her now.

    Added Wolfman daytripper bags, Q4 muffler (stk pipe, runs perfect), Manrack. May change to a 13t front spocket. Trying to NOT spend too much on farkles! Removed fender/plate mount/light.....will figure how to mt plate when I get it.

    Been riding offroad forever (I'm 52)---- broken back and hip has slowed me down, but I still want to ride! Great bike to putt around on, but also like to cover some miles offroad (just at a slower pace nowadays!). Love this bike so far!

    (was going to post a pic or two, but I must need more posts for that)
  9. kiwi5

    kiwi5 Been here awhile

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    While I know that replacing the both header and exhaust (plus remap) will definately improve performance; what sort of improvement does just putting a FMF slip on do? Asides from a cooler sound and some weight loss?
  10. Harcomo

    Harcomo Been here awhile

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    I had the FMF Q4 slip-on installed on my 250L for a short time....took a couple quick rides around town with it on and decided it was a tad too loud for my taste....so I took it off and put it up for sale. The main reason I got it was weight savings and it really looked good on the bike, but the extra noise isn't for me I guess. Took it off and boxed it back up....here's the link to the ad if you or anyone else is interested in a Q4 slip-on that's like new at a substantial savings.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=862953
  11. emreturkeli

    emreturkeli Been here awhile

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    Hi Harcomo, sent you a message on your sale thread.. :D
  12. kiwi5

    kiwi5 Been here awhile

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    Did you notice a significant performance boost?
  13. Harcomo

    Harcomo Been here awhile

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    Well, to be honest with you, I couldn't tell that much difference but that has more to do with the way I ride than anything else. I just mostly putt around anymore.....no high rpms or getting crazy or anything at my age anymore. So I don't know.....but I would think the Q4 would have to help out as far as opening up the exhaust goes as the factory exhaust is pretty restricted in comparison. I had already installed the EJK fuel programmer before I put on the Q4 and I would suspect that the programmer was giving as much or more performance boost than the pipe just by adding extra fuel to the engine. So it's really hard for me to say if just the Q4 was giving that much of a performance boost.
  14. kzahel

    kzahel Adventurer

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    [​IMG]

    Just bought mine today from Mission Motorcycles in SF for $5500 out the door. Have been thinking about this for months and months now. Only rode it a few miles so far, but will report later with my impressions. She's very quiet and gentle.
  15. Telemarktumalo

    Telemarktumalo Go Red Sox!

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    Read the 4th posting on here.... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=438034

    Check the adjustment of the head bearing in case it came loose from the factory.
  16. roundtripping

    roundtripping Adventourist

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    Hey, what are you guys paying OTD?!
  17. roundtripping

    roundtripping Adventourist

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    What about ITD?!
  18. Ed@Ford

    Ed@Ford Long timer

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  19. BigAHelm90

    BigAHelm90 n00b

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    Do u guys thing the ecu will beable to adjust to a slip on? Or will it need remaped
  20. NesquikNinja

    NesquikNinja Been here awhile

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    Theres a few responses to this question on the last few pages....mine was roughly 4700 OTD....They offered me 3700 on my trade in (I had a standing cash offer for 3750) and wanted 4700 + about $900 in fees.

    I told them I would not pay any fees what so ever and wanted at least what my cash offer was on my bike, which I told them was $4200. They gave me 4250 trade in and I threw $500 on top and it was done.

    They are out to get you, so try to get them first :freaky