The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. kiwi5

    kiwi5 Been here awhile

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    How about the fuel consumption with the tuner, better-same or worse? I am at 220km's and cruising around the back roads I am getting almost 27km's per liter so I am very happy so far!
  2. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    Welcome to the forum. Post away!
  3. roundtripping

    roundtripping Adventourist

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    LMFAO, I give up, this thread has officially gone to hell.
  4. NesquikNinja

    NesquikNinja Been here awhile

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    Were you making a joke about everyone asking? I dunno, I was just trying to be helpful...poke fun at the dumbass who tried to help, lol. :clap
  5. cabezagrande

    cabezagrande magically delicious

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    Bought it today--RPM in Lakewood, CO. Mine was the third that they sold today. Jeff was the salesman--good guy. Very easy to deal with--excited about the new ride.

    Biggest reason I picked RPM is they let you take a bike on a test ride (I wanted to see if I could hit 65 MPH--it did) and they did not try to tack on the extra 700 bucks that other dealers are trying to get.
  6. TxRoadDog

    TxRoadDog Shut up and ride

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    Question to the guys in this thread who live in Florida...

    What are you seeing as far as OTD prices go? Kind of want to know what to expect when I move out there and pick one up in May.
  7. 100dollarman

    100dollarman n00b

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    THX for the WELCOME!!!:1drink
  8. 240nekkid

    240nekkid Adventurer

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    bought one of these a couple weeks ago for my wife, sorry, but no pics yet. kind of an analog guy still. so far she loves it. i threw on some cycra handguards and modified the airbox. a bit of a difference there. i have an ejk tuner, an fmf exhaust, a 13t, and a richocet skid plate to bolt on as soon as she passes her dmv test. this will be a good addition to the stable. the bike is very mellow in stock form, kind of reminds me of one of their generators. no muss, no fuss, runs forever. love the site, been lurkin for a bit before joining as i usually dont have anything intelligent to add. lookin forward to a good summer on the trails with my girl.
  9. emreturkeli

    emreturkeli Been here awhile

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    I just got this question mark on my head...

    My Cycras with the front triple mount kit is on the way, also my ROX 2" Pivot Risers with Protaper Contour CX HighBend bars :evil

    But the question is when the handlebars are 2" high with the risers, but the CYCRA hand guard center connections are not on the bar directly but connected by the triple mount kit, would they remain lower in the centre?? :huh
  10. Captain Kickstart

    Captain Kickstart EnduroRider

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    Hello Forum, Hello lccpmj - greetings from germany :wave

    I owned the Arrow-Exhaust for my baby.
    Current the Arrow-Exhaust is the only one, you can get here in Europe.
    Only Leo Vince has planned to fabricate a muffler for the CRF250L, but it's not available at present.
    http://www.leovince.com/en/catalog-...ndard_honda_crf_250_l_i_e_2012_2013/285222662

    Yesterday I've installed the muffler and opened the riding season 2013 :clap
    Quality, look and sound are really good.

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  11. Harcomo

    Harcomo Been here awhile

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    I can't tell you about fuel consumption firsthand as I've never checked the mileage and I don't have many miles on my bike yet anyway. But it seems like I read somewhere that with the EJK, you could expect around a 10% reduction in fuel mileage with it installed. That seems logical since it's job is to allow more fuel all the way across the rpm range.
  12. Harcomo

    Harcomo Been here awhile

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    Captain Kickstart.....welcome to the forum! Where did you get those cool looking mirrors? They appear to be folding to get them out of the way when you don't need them offroad? Nice looking ride!!
  13. Telemarktumalo

    Telemarktumalo Go Red Sox!

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    Wondering if anybody has experience with burn problems with aftermarket exhausts on soft luggage. I have a Giant Loop Coyote bag and it drapes over the tail rack and rearward part of the seat, slants forward toward the passenger pegs. It seems the FMF and the Arrow have no temp guards. Probably makes no difference for day trips, but camping forays require the luggage.

  14. ratthing

    ratthing refrigerated cybercanine

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    I bought mine back in November for $4720 cash before local TTL with both an FMF exhaust and hand guards from Southern Honda in Chatanooga, TN. They were selling stock bikes at that time for $3997. I see now they have them listed at $4197.

    My experience was excellent. I had some issues with my Ultimate MX Hauler (first time in use), and one of the guys in the service department spent about 30 minutes helping me get it sorted out. He definitely went above and beyond. The only negative was the dealership was having a test ride day, and it took longer to get the bike paid for and keys in hand than going during the week would have.
  15. Kevinsterner

    Kevinsterner Been here awhile

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    If you are looking for a more aggressive dirt bike that is lets say 75% dirt and 25 % street go with the Yamaha. I have had my 250 L since August and I love it. Depending own your talent level and what you want to do the Yam and the Honda are both good bikes. I see guys spend big bucks to get their Honda suspension on par with the Yam or other more dirt oriented bikes. The Honda is a great valu but it does have limitations. You get what you pay for.
  16. kzahel

    kzahel Adventurer

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    Took my bike out for her first real ride. Some minor hill climbing up some gravel roads. She made it up like a charm. Definitely much more fun and safer than riding my 950 adventure.

    I was thinking I would break her in easy but got to reading about it this morning and decided I would go with the advice of some that it a bike breaks in better by just riding it and having fun. That way she'll know what to expect for the rest of her life, too.
  17. 30Bones

    30Bones Long timer

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    I want a scenic gravel road bike with very little single track thrown in. Either bike will be fine, heck another KLR would be fine but I want smaller/lighter. Thanks.


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  18. kiwi5

    kiwi5 Been here awhile

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    Looking at the most cost effective performance upgrades ( I'm poor so cannot justify replacing the whole exhaust and suspension), I reckon that opening up the very restrictive airbox and doing some tuning with an EJK (or similar) along with 13T front sprocket would get plenty enough improvements- for the average rider that is. Having said that, the bike is good enough for most off road riding as it is, I'm just looking at the most basic upgrades to bring it up one level..............
  19. siyeh

    siyeh Lawn Nazi

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    I am going bat sheet crazy here seeing photos of you guys riding where it is warm and green!
    We are still in the grips of a snowy winter here in So Wisconsin and 6 more inches of the crap forecasted soon.

    All I can do is head for the dungeon and dream up crap to do or bolt on the bike. How bout a tank bag strapped to a Rotopax? And I think my fairing is done but need some road testing for sure.

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  20. Turk

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