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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by joec63, Sep 4, 2012.
That was fast , Thanks
Spud, thank you. I will order one tomorrow, as it looks like it will be exactly what I am looking for. Bill C
Just did the 13 tooth front sprocket, WOW! what a difference. Lots more "power" when I need it, no more dropping it a gear every time I need a burst of speed. Only problem now is I will probably be spinning the knobs right off the tires on the Iowa gravel roads.
552 miles so far, did the break in oil & filter change.
It's probably 205 but,
Installed Ricochet bash plate yesterday
Previously installed manrack, windshield, handguards and the cold wind deflectors.
Replace today the left Switch to put the Horn Button where it has to be for my left thump .
Use a TOYO DENSO Switch (HM-32QB-T) found on many older Hondas like
the VFR 750 and two of my other Bikes .
Honda still use the same color coding on the wirering until today ,
so cutting the CRF Switch off and connect the wires to the switch i get
from the second hand Warehouse was easy .
Cut the wires , remove 15 mm insulation on each, twist same color together , solder it and insulate the connection with shrink tubing
The new (old) Switch don't have the emergency Button but came with
a very usefull high beam Dipswitch in front .
I don't use the switch in the Pic , i use the same model with out the Coke .
Its just a example how it look .
1)RubbersideUp, I was quoted 5917 OTD by the guy at the Orange dealership, and "around" 5600/5700 by Huntington beach Powersports Honda. I did NOT get a good vibe from talking to Berts at the Long Beach Motorcycle show, and honestly, I knew more about the bike than almost any dealership, but ESPECIALLY more than the guys at the "megamall" places. I personally wouldn't buy from them...and I didn't! lol
2)CRFSOCal, NOW I find out you might sell yours, after I drop a chunk of change on a G650GS? THANKS! lol j/k
3)BigAHelm90, if the cops are pricks where you live, why would you even consider getting a slip on? You have this urge to say "officers, here I am"? ;-)
Wow, you had me going for a minute there. I had to go look at my bike to see if I had missed the fact that there was an "emergency" switch. Nope, not here in US. Not sure how many specs there are, US, and "other". So, you've got, that we don't:
No spark arestor
Lower wattage headlight (not any more)
Took a ride on another bike today and hit the horn every time I went to use the blinkers!
Just wondering if you recall the low beam light wire color? Thanks!
dirty White 1 mm /2 there is only one
If anyone is looking for a good used CRF250L pm me. It has 1400 miles, first service, all stock parts, extra filters and gaskets, Evo slip on, EJK tuner, sprocket, and trials tires. If you can't pm yet you can call Texas Powersports of Pasadena, Tx, ask for Jake.
Hi everyone. First post. I've been going through this forum and thread trying to learn as much as possible. I am nearly a complete Newbie to the Dual Sport world and Motorcycling in general (my only experience is a dirt bike for a few years as a teenager 30 years ago, and a few hours cruising on my brothers V65 Magna?, it's been a lot of years, but I do understand the basic concepts). I am absolutely convinced I am going to be buying one of these babies in the next 2-3 months, after I get my Oregon motorcycle endorsement next month.
I just want to explore the fire roads and get up to high places often. I love to go hiking and backpacking, but it takes me a full tank of gas in my pickup just to get up to the trailheads. So one of these bikes will be just the ticket.
I talked to my local dealer and he's never had one hit the floor. They pre-sell beforehand. So with some research I found a dealer 90 miles away that has 3, and he is probably who I will deal with when it comes time to buy. So my question to you all is: can somebody tell me what the overall lenght of the bike is? I mean from the leading edge of the front tire to the trailing edge of the rear?
The reason I ask is that when I go over to buy one, I think it would be best to trailer it home (I have a six foot utility trailer), rather than riding it home as a complete noob rider. I want to make sure it will fit in the trailer, either with the ramp removed or closed. It would be so much easier to get it in the trailer if it fits, than it would loading it in my pickup. I don't have any ramps and just me and my wife would have a rough time getting it out of the pickup at home.
Thanks so much in advance.
easygojoe, welcome aboard, I measured 84" to 84 1/2" tire to tire, I would add another 4-5" for the license bracket if your trailer had a tailgate that was taller then the bracket. You could angle the bike on the trailer to get a little more room if needed.
easygojoe, coming from a old guy 68 and have just about every size dual sport out there you are going to really enjoy this bike. I think you will be very pleased with the performance and handling of the bike, some guys here do a lot of upgrades to the bike, I myself ride then in the stock form and add only protection and safety items to the bike, but each of us have are own way on how we like it, ie., make it your own. Can't believe there is a Honda dealer out there that has never had this model to sell, makes me wonder what type of dealer he is and where is his location. You will probably get a better deal on the dealer that has more to offer and has them on the floor to sell, don't wait too long as summer is upon us. Try to read as many post as you can, this will answer many question, but we here are always willing to help.
I got about the same measurement as Trainman, but a bit less on the
tail light overhang. Also as he mentioned, it can be loaded diagonal in
a short trailer.
Seriously, consider riding it home, 90 miles is not a big deal, trailering can form a bad habit :d
Thanks for the reply and measurement John! I've got 86 inches crossways in the trailer, so that could work, the deck is just about 16'' off the ground, so it would be easy to load.
Thanks also Treebone.
Seriously, you don't think it would be a little crazy just jumping on a new bike right after purchase and toodling 90 higway miles home, after not being on a bike for thirty years other than my little rider/skills course required by Oregon to get my endorsement? I've been reading through these forums and it seems like a lot of people tip these over just off from the dealership.
I agree with you, trailer it home and get the feel of a bike again around your neighborhood, expand your riding abilities day by day. Remember when going off road it a totally different ride, everything changes and the bike performs much different, take it slow at first. Ask about a off road training course when you take your other riding course, the instructor should be able to give you some input on this. Remember, never ride by yourself off road, it's too dangerous if something happens and yes you will fall, it' not if you will fall, it's when.
John, I believe the dealer stated they were all pre sold and did not hit the sales floor. My dealer's first was like that, took a deposit, it came in , was set up and new owner picked it up. Bill C