The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. EEKAMOUSE

    EEKAMOUSE Been here awhile

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  2. Turk

    Turk 'Bab Man

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    cheers eek
  3. tilliejacques

    tilliejacques Been here awhile

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    Giant Loop sells an exhaust guard for their luggage for $25.

    I looked at it when I was buying my Mojavi and contemplating a different exhaust but I like the quiet.

    cheers
  4. carlclaflin

    carlclaflin Been here awhile

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    howdy,
    i currently have a 1994 yamaha xt225. i've been looking at honda's new crf250l. anyone out here have it, and how do you like it/ ride, etc?

    70/30, dirt/street is mostly my riding.
  5. gaw777

    gaw777 Adventurer

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    Anyone removed the kickstand safety switch other than Ramz? I use mine for 80% dirt. Was out this weekend going up a pretty steep rough hill and the bike just dies, like it ran out of fuel, but fired right back up again, ran rest of the day. Pucker moment for sure. Got back to camp and one of the other riders mentioned the kickstand switch might have been activated :eek1

    Have anyone removed the safety switch. If so how hard?

    Any thoughts.........thanks
  6. trainman

    trainman Been here awhile

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    carlclaflin, I would read all the post, you will get your answer. Pretty hard to go to a bike specific thread and find owners who don't like them.

    John
  7. Oldtimer

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    I read on the CRF'S only site that they list a Power Bomb and Mega Bomb header. One must be for torque at low to mid and the other for mid to high range. Which is which?
  8. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer Been here awhile

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    Does anyone live near the Four Corners area (within 100 miles or so) where they would be willing to let me park my vehicle while I attempt to ride the Colorado back roads discovery route. Probably would be in May/June time frame. It's a 650 mile route so it would probably take 4 to 6 days round trip. Thanks
  9. Bighouse

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    Just want to say hi to all the CRF250L owners. Soon to be owner here. I just put a deposit on one since the 3 that came in sold in 2 days. Two more are coming soon and one is mine! After taking pictures at the motorcycle show here in Moncton and spending 2 days there I realized that it was time to move up from my 50cc scooter! I went through most of this long thread skipping over the flare ups and lots of good information here!

    Any other CRF250L riders from Southeast New Brunswick?

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
  10. SugarDust

    SugarDust Kulia i ka nu'u

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    You might wanna put this request in the Rockies Forum? BTW we are looking at the Colorado Back Country Discover Route this soummer (late) as well - I think that you should consider the route later than May/June because there is a good chance that some of the high passes will still be snowed in...
  11. Rocket123

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    Captain Kickstart,

    I see you have the slip ons. How much louder is this than the stock exhaust, and did you notice any improvement in performance?

    Rocket
  12. kb7tgr

    kb7tgr Adventurer

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    Real easy Remove it, unplug it, connect the wires together done.
  13. Telemarktumalo

    Telemarktumalo Go Red Sox!

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    Thanks. I'm on it.

  14. gnath9

    gnath9 Been here awhile

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    mega bomb for low to mid
    power bomb for mid to high
  15. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    A group of 5 of us are doing the COBDR and as much as the UTBDR as we can heading back south. Looking at maps, I've decided that Durango will probably be the best place for us to leave the truck/trailers and plan on skipping the 4 corners section as there isn't much dirt around there and just pick up the COBDR around Delores, CO. We are leaving GA July 26th in the trucks and should be ready to leave from Durango the morning of July 28th on the bikes. We plan on being back to the trucks by Aug 9th to head home.

    I've still got to put up a post myself in the Rockies forum to find a place to leave the vehicles.
  16. Captain Kickstart

    Captain Kickstart EnduroRider

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    Thank you, Harcomo :-)

    I found that mirrors at the german Ebay.
    Here they are: http://www.ebay.de/itm/230923047434

    [​IMG]

    Yes, they are folding if you are riding offroad. But not complete 180 degree - only in that angle, as shown on the picture (both, inside and outside).
  17. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    Those are really slick looking mirrors! Still, it looks like they could break pretty easily.

    I use these on my KLX and DR:

    http://www.doubletakemirror.com/

    I can attest to their durability. If you go down, they just fold out of the way. They're about $100 for a complete set (two mirrors, arms and mounts), but are well worth it.

    Rob
  18. SAPB

    SAPB Long timer

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    Another source, though I haven't gotten around to getting these yet.

    http://www.moto-science.com/product/ktm-oem-folding-mirror-243mm-perch-mount-10mmx125mm
  19. Oldtimer

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    You are absolutely right. I obviously wasn't thinking. Thanks.
  20. bdolnik

    bdolnik Been here awhile

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    Would love to see a picture of your bike with the Coyote on there, I've been thinking about getting the Great Basin but wasn't sure if it would be too big for the bike.