The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. Lost Rider

    Lost Rider Roadie

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    You're welcome!
    Right on, I understand working on weekends.... gots to pay for the bike! :evil

    If you can ever swing taking a day off it's a good investment with your time and some insurance companies give discounts for completing the course, offsetting lost work time loot.


    As for fuel, when riding solo or just filling the LRP we use regular, when we're fueling together and I'm on the berg' we put premium in it cause the high strung berg' has to have premium. I remember discussions about running premium gas in bikes that don't call for it and the consensus seemed to be it won't hurt it at all, but it also wont give it any gains and therefore is just costing more in gas for no reason. I'm sure there's many points of views on it, like oil, but I can't feel any difference between using regular or premium in the LRP.
  2. Jim331656

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    I see you are from NJ, be careful! People are crazy around here!!! They do the MSF course at Millville motorsports park during the week and weekends! I found the first day ridiculously boring but the second day was good. You get a license at the end which was my main reason for taking it! They go over some really good techniques and such that I felt made it worth it.
  3. Ed@Ford

    Ed@Ford Long timer

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    Page 99 of the owners manual discusses restart after a tipover. Basically key off, stand it up, key on, restart. And...as lost rider says, don't bother to hit the key if you don't hear the fuel pump cycle on/off for fuel system prepressurization.
  4. gnath9

    gnath9 Been here awhile

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    Good deal !!! and Happy to help :freaky
  5. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    The MSF instructors realize many people work on weekends, and can only take the rider safety class during the week. Therefore, I'm confident classes will later be scheduled during the week, especially after the riding season arrives in New Jersey. I strongly encourage you to contact the nearest MSF office to learn about the weekday classes. :deal

    Spud :beer
  6. gaw777

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    Ha, miles go by fast, don't really pay too much attention to how many miles I have, so ya it is up around 1000 :D

    The mods were all completed after break-in and first full service.

    As far as the re-start. I did try and restart after the tip over, would not start, so I turned it off for a few seconds, turned on and started right up.
    It always starts up right away after a stall. The stalls have happen as i cut the throttle. I am going to be more aware to see if there is a pattern that develops or if just random.
    I guess if I just stay on the throttle, it will not be an issue. :lol3

    The stalling pretty much just happened this last week end on one ride, so maybe it was just one of them things.
    Anyway, if anyone has answers, love to hear them.
    :ricky:ricky
  7. gaw777

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    I am looking for an exhaust shield bracket. The one that sits off the exhaust pipe by your leg, there is only one. It's the bracket that holds the exhaust shield in place. If you have changed out your pipe and do not want/need that bracket I need one. :D
    Willing to pay for it and the shipping
    Sorry do not know how to post up pictures. There is a picture of one in post 1997 by Ed@Ford.
    He used the old one and made a new one for the 2nd needed bracket.
    Or can send you a picture via email if wanted.

    Any one have one just sitting around???

    Thanks :clap
  8. kiwi5

    kiwi5 Been here awhile

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    I have a CRF250l that stalled once during breakin (while slowing down to a stop, clutch in, shifting down through the gears) and has not done it since (I am coming up to 2000kms) and the CRF250l we have at work used to stall in the manner quite frequently but it seems to have gone away as it approaches 1500kms. I would recommend riding it relatively aggressively and pile on some kms. That should clear up the stalling- if not, take it back to the dealer!
  9. Jim331656

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    Anyone having issues getting it into first gear? Downshifting from second to first sometimes does nothing, sometimes finds neutral and sometimes finds first? I only have about 200 miles on the thing so I am hoping it will get better.
  10. gaw777

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    I use it mostly off-road so it gets ridden pretty aggressively.
    Good to hear it cleared up on it's own. It will teach me to feather the clutch to keep the rpm's up a bit, so it does not have a chance to stall.
    Thanks again! :D
  11. kiwi5

    kiwi5 Been here awhile

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    Yup- same thing happens to me all the time (and this happened on other motorcycles i've had as well) the technique to make this not happen is to plan ahead: for example, be in first gear as you roll into the garage, don't try and change form 2nd into 1st once you are stopped. Don't know if this makes sense, but it works for me. If not, you have to gently let the clutch out until it "finds" a gear and then shift.
  12. Billydkid

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    Good day gents,

    I hate this to be my first post but I bought my new 250l and took it down to Daytona Bike week. During the trip, I started getting a stall in lower revs. It would restart but it happened about 5 times randomly.

    Then, I experienced the bike missing in higher rev 5 th gear. Furthermore, It was leaving a oil mark under the bike. Its losing oil somewhere and it will leave a few drips from engine guard drain hole. It's not coming from drain plug and its showing signs around clutch cover and shift shaft seal????

    Back from trip and I had to drop it off at dealer. They found a nut sitting on case that had fallen off fuel pump at drop off. I'm waiting on what they find and hope to help someone else with finds.

    Has anyone found any similar issues??????

    I have worked for Honda dealership and sold Honda motorcycles past. I have never seen these kind of issues with new Honda.
  13. SAPB

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    Some have experienced oil that spit off the chain, and either puddled in the plastic "skid plate", or made it to a spot underneath where it's parked. Trainman said he had a leak, never heard what was up with that.

    Fuel pump is in the tank, not sure what's up with that nut.

    Some experience either stalling, or myself, backfiring/stalling, that seems to be hardly happening at all any more. Not sure if it's because the computer has been "learning" how to run correctly. Mine has never "missed" at higher revs, not sure what you experienced was "bouncing" off the rev limiter @ 10,500 RPM? Kind of hard to tell without a tach though.
  14. Billydkid

    Billydkid n00b

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    Thanks so much for the reply.

    I just spoke to Honda tech and they are advising something wrong with fuel pump and there was fuel pressure issue and air getting into lines?? They also stated the oil they are finding is from shift shaft seal and alternator cover.

    Parts on order.

    I have 426 miles of on road break in
    Pro tapper oversized CR high bars and FMF slip on upgrades.
  15. izzyblue

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    New clutch, fresh tires and a change of oil.... My little LRP is ready to go explore Death Valley again!! :clap thanks darling

    3 more days and we're off:freaky

    ~ Nancy
  16. kiwi5

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    Do not forget the camera! And to post cool photos after....
  17. Dago52

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    I just installed my new SRmoto taillight. Man that OEM taillight is heavy. The install went smooth and the bike looks more like a dirt bike.
  18. Charleston

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    I may do the clutch mod and would be interested to hear what you folks that looked into it have learned. I’ve only notice slipping when I punch it on the street, it may happen in the dirt but I can’t make out the difference between clutch and tire slip. I know that the CRF250L has a slightly beefed up CBR250 tranny and thought that the Judder spring clutch was to help lower the stress on the tranny even more by softening the peak load. When the tranny input shaft failed on my old BMW it left me stranded. A little clutch slip may not be so bad if it means I can still get home. What have you guys heard?<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>

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  19. kiwi5

    kiwi5 Been here awhile

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    If the clutch on your bike is slipping, and it is still under warranty- then I would suggest you take it straight back to the dealer!
  20. mcrosser

    mcrosser Only the truth

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