The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    I don't have a Great Basin, but from what I've seen, it might be a big big for the small DS bikes. The other thing is I think the Great Basin tends to sit "straight down" by default although it probably could be tied up towards the passenger pegs. The Coyote on the other hand sits more on an angle behind the rider's legs towards the passenger pegs.

    But maybe someone has tried the Great Basin on a small bike.
  2. kzahel

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    I was wondering the same thing so I stuck mine on the bike (also have the giant loop fandango tank bag, which seems to fit alright.

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    It looks weird because it's empty. It can strap to the footpegs just fine for the front straps. I ordered the manracks BBQ rack so that I'll be able to strap the back straps to something. Once it comes I'll give it a test and let you know.
  3. g94

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    I am jealous of all these bikes. They look so beautiful! Congrats guys!
  4. Bighouse

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  5. kiwi5

    kiwi5 Been here awhile

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    Just swapped the stock 14t front sprocket to a 13t. Wayyyyy better offroad. first gear is far more effective and on some simple hills 2nd gear felt like a whole new ( and better) bike. Gps showed 15kph slower than what speedo showed but it did not sound too stressed at 85kph ( 105kph on the speedo). Once the bike is through the breakin period I will happily cruise the highways at 95kph (115 on the speedo). This bike just keeps getting better! :clap
  6. Dago52

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    Do the smaller tooth gears give you better low end and bigger tooth gears give
    you better high end?
  7. cat

    cat Long timer

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    Yes. More teeth on front sprocket and less teeth on rear sprocket lowers the final gearing.
  8. SAPB

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    This got me curious, so I leaned the right side bar of the bike against a tree, pulled the clutch, dropped to 1st, then proceeded to put the side stand down to see at what point the kill switch would kick in. Thinking about the minute hand on a clock, the up position is about 13 past the hour, while the switch kicks in at around 22-23 past. The spring seems pretty taught, so I doubt rough terrain could override the spring, and make the stand come down any. Still, having said that, I will remove the switch, and solder the wires together. Carry zip ties in case the spring breaks.
  9. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    You got that backwards. You go with fewer teeth on the front and/or more on the rear to lower gearing (higher numerical)... just like how in a truck, 4.10 is lower gearing than 3.73.

    So by dropping a tooth up front, you will turn about 300 more RPMs than before.

    Rob
  10. Vspec

    Vspec Been here awhile

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  11. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    Yeah, Rob is correct. A good easy way to think about this is how a bicycle with at least 10 speeds work or even better 15-18 speeds. Depending on your number of gears, you either had 2-3 sprockets up front and 5-7 sprockets on the rear.

    If you went to the smaller sprockets on the front and/or larger sprockets on the back, it made it easier to climb hills, but your feet on the pedals turned many more revolutions to go the same speed. If you really wanted to go fast down hill, you went to the big gears up front and small gears in back and it became much harder to pedal, but you could go much faster with less revolutions of the pedals.

    Sprocket changes on a motorcycle basically has the same "overall" affect to your final gearing on the bike.
  12. emreturkeli

    emreturkeli "Ruzgarin Tersine"

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    anyone?
  13. SAPB

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    I'm thinking that if anyone actually knew, they would have responded already. You can make anything work, with enough tinkering........
  14. Spud Rider

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    I have a DRC Edge tail light installed on one of my dual sport bikes. This unit has functioned flawlessly for over 40,000 miles of hard riding; it is a very rugged unit. Personally, I prefer the integrated turn signals; you never have to worry about damaging the turn signals when you drop the bike. :deal

    Spud :beer
  15. Bighouse

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    Cool thanks for the info Spud. So these would be dot approved even if there is no yellow blinker?
  16. SAPB

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    DRC is indeed lightweight/slick. Laws vary by state, some states require separate turn signals, nearby MA is one. I was told this by someone who does state inspections there. http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Rights/State-Laws.aspx
  17. Ed@Ford

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    Probably not...for example California has a minimum center-to-center distance on rear turn signals...I seem to recall 9"....at one time Baja Designs had all that stuff on their website, but I haven't been there for years
  18. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer Been here awhile

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    This is off topic and I humbly ask for forgivenss but, Bighouse, have you heard of Team Toys?
  19. Bighouse

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    No I have never heard of them...
  20. Spud Rider

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    I agree with Ed. The integrated turn signals are probably not DOT approved. :deal As always, I suggest you check with your local DMV and state police to see if the integrated turn signals are legal in your state. :nod

    I live in Idaho, where turn signals are not required for street-legal motorcycles. Therefore, the integrated turn signals are perfectly legal here. However, many states have more stringent laws than Idaho regarding motorcycle turn signals. In Idaho a motorcycle only needs a tail light, brake light, headlight, horn, and a single mirror to qualify for a license plate. For example, here are some photographs of my street-legal, Honda CRF250X.

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    Spud :beer