The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. Jim331656

    Jim331656 Adventurer

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    Could be the tire but I actually was surprised how smooth the stock tire was on the street. I would lean more to the wind affecting a strait up sitting rider with two big mirrors sticking up high. How much riding experience do you have?
  2. CRFSoCal

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    I have about a year of experience but nothing on the freeway just street. I don't have the stock mirrors. I have the high way dirt bike mirrors and hand guards. I will try again and see what happens.
  3. Jim331656

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    I kind of had an ah ha moment after I had some mileage on my Duc. The faster you go the more stable the bike will be but the more sensitive it is even to the slightest input. If you get a little wiggle let it wiggle. Trying to make corrections makes it worse most of the time. Holding on too tight makes it worse most of the time. Kind of counter to what everything in your mind tells you. I still tell myself to relax and stay lose.
  4. Ed@Ford

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    BOISMJ03:

    Is that a RAM mount holding your Nuvi?

    What kinda heated grips?

    Sweet setup!
  5. clfarren5944

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    Hooray for my new Seat Concepts saddle!! So much better than stock. Width more closely matches the width of my butt!
    Chris
  6. CRFSoCal

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    Has anyone put a Scott's stabilizer in the crf yet?
  7. Spud Rider

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    J.C. Whitney is once again selling the travel trunks! They are now called Garage Pro Travel Trunks. :D The large travel trunk is on sale for $44.95, with free delivery, if you order before Monday! In addition, you can get another 10 percent off the price by using the promo code "zoom10." :D

    http://www.jcwhitney.com/garage-pro...69.jcwx?skuId=346517&filterid=d58683y1989u0j1

    Spud :beer
  8. Irish769

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    The overall shape of the aluminum "heart" of that Cycra looks the same as the Pro Bend Bar Pack I have. I have the triple tree front mounts and they're great. I'm betting those will fit.
  9. carlclaflin

    carlclaflin Been here awhile

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    i had the same thing on my bike, once i increased the tire pressure from 10psi -18psi (max32) things smoothed out. you just need to find that balance of air pressure for street and dirt.
  10. SAPB

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    So did you use the plastic mount as a template to fabricate a metal one? I assume it came with a plastic one.
  11. Boismj03

    Boismj03 Been here awhile

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  12. carlclaflin

    carlclaflin Been here awhile

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    any takers? it just seems that the location of the radiator, it would be a easy smash. my little putt-putt is air cooled, so no need to worry on that. I'm just looking for input, to help me decide which bike to buy.
  13. trainman

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    I've had many dual sport bikes for both on and off road and have never damaged a radiator, or even had one leak. This bike will be the first bike (CRF250L) that I have added a radiator guard on, no particular reason other then to get free shipping from CRF's Only I needed to add something else to the order. As far as bikes these days, it's the only way to go, I don't think I would go back to a bike that wasn't just because they work and the engine runs cooler.

    John
  14. carlclaflin

    carlclaflin Been here awhile

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    i do have to say is the crf250l is a beautiful looking bike. I do like the height, i'm 5'7" w/29" inseam 210lbs. i can get the balls of feet down and feel good. my current bike, i feel like an oaf; i know once the suspension getsbroken in the crf would sink a little more w/ me on it. the price, can't beat that, espically compared to other comparable bikes. i'm just looking for info, trying to educate myself and reading here on this thread. i love my little yamaha (first bike) and just want to make sure i'm happy with what ever bike i buy. I also need to get out to the dealers and test ride.
    thanks for your input. ride safe:freaky
  15. Schrauberklaus

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    Dit anyone have a source for a free wiring diagram?
  16. tilliejacques

    tilliejacques Been here awhile

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    cool, nothing like an in-person inquiry :D. thanks!


    cheers
  17. trainman

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  18. Ed@Ford

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    Thanks for the comeback on the Nuvi & moose hot grip info. Ed
  19. Spud Rider

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    The Garage Pro Travel Trunk sold by J.C. Whitney comes with a steel mounting plate. :D This is a rugged travel trunk. It will take a lot of abuse, and last for years. :deal

    If you order before Tuesday, you can get a 10 percent discount, and receive the large travel trunk for $40.46, delivered. :deal Many of us on ADVRider bought the large trunk for $48, delivered, and it was an exceptional deal at that price. :D This is an amazing deal; you can't go wrong. :deal

    http://www.jcwhitney.com/garage-pro...69.jcwx?skuId=346517&filterid=d58683y1989u0j1

    Search ADVRider for reports on the J.C. Whitney Travel Trunk. Apparently you can also fit this travel trunk to Givi mounts. Some riders here bought three of the trunks, and mounted them as saddlebags as well. :deal

    Spud :beer
  20. SAPB

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    Doh! "Strong metal mounting plate". I guess I was thinking about your other post about a plastic one will fail. Thanks Spud!