The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. ramz

    ramz Professional Trail Rider

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    Check the toolbox compartment on the bike.

    The on-line manual mentioned above is not the US model Owner's Manual. There are some differences between it and the US model.
  2. byron555

    byron555 Lame Duck Adventurer

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    just noticed on their website, not that I own a CRF, but thought you would like to know... Maybe it has already been posted.
  3. dsn11487

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    I have both a KLR and CRF250L and if you want something that is mostly off road, in town and short trips the CRF250L is the one to get. I like my KLR for longer trips that include off road stuff. I have it setup and ride pretty aggressively off road but it is heavy.

    I'm 6' 3" so the CRF might seem a little small when you stand up. I do have to lean a bit forward to press my knees around the tank also need to do handlebar switch out and raise them an inch or two, I have to bend a bit in my back when I stand.

    The CRF250L will cruise 65 easy. The KLR will do it easier and feel more planted to the road. I get blown around a little bit on the CRF, but if it's short distance it's not a problem.

    I got MSRP plus TTL for 4800 OTD (0.0625% tax rate). That was from a powersports dealership that moves a TON of bikes. The traditional dealership model that most dealerships have I was able to get 5050 OTD on negotiations. Obviously I passed on that deal and went cheaper, just had to drive about 200 miles.

    Also the insurance on the CRF is cheaper (125 a year full coverage vs 205 for KLR) and I'm pulling about 20-25 MPG more on the CRF.
  4. itrack

    itrack Been here awhile

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    I paid 5.4k out the door including TTL. Like the other poster mentioned, if you find one and want it, grab it quick. I bought the only one with in 5hrs of me. I drove 3hrs to pick it up. I traded in a crf230f and I think I financed 3.9k and the payment is like $78 a month and my full coverage insurance is $126 a year.

    Update: Miles 268 to 777.

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=19773708#post19773708

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  5. Nanocer

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  7. SugarDust

    SugarDust Kulia i ka nu'u

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  8. Kootenai Rider

    Kootenai Rider Gentleman of Liesure

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    Could someone that is putting a new pipe on the bike post up the weight of the stock vs. after market pipe?

    Has anyone cleaned up the rear end (of the bike) removing the big ass sub fender section and used the small mount for the license plate like some of the ktm's use? This way you don't have as much shit hanging down.

    Lastly the front turn signals are huge and mounted very far forward. It's just right that when your front end washes out, the blinker can break. My boss just got this bike and promptly dumped it at the orv park last night. Anyone move the turn signals back? I'm thinking that is something I want to do to help protect the signals better, in addition to smaller units.
  9. Jurie

    Jurie n00b

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    Got my bomb and muffler on order from Best Dual Sport Bikes. Jeezzz that bike does sound waaaayyy better than the stock. The Dyno graph on their website really shows the difference in HP. They are waiting for the stock to arrive. Anybody else ordering ?
  10. Jurie

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    This website will answer your question on stock vs aftermarket exhuast weight and contains DYNO info http://bestdualsportbikes.com/more-...e-better-handling-for-the-2013-honda-crf250l/
  11. EEKAMOUSE

    EEKAMOUSE Been here awhile

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    Hey my buddy ordered zeta handgaurds with integrated signals and cleaned up rear with drc kit all from wheeling supply
  12. EEKAMOUSE

    EEKAMOUSE Been here awhile

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    Oh yeah we had to use resistors to make signals work due to lower draw of LEDs so order that too
  13. EEKAMOUSE

    EEKAMOUSE Been here awhile

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    Weight savings of stock pipe versus fmf and header is at bestdualsportbikes.com along with dyno info
  14. EEKAMOUSE

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  15. Bake

    Bake adventurer

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    I watched the video of the bike with the FMF
    That is stupid loud. That's how you piss off land owners and end up with neighborhoods that ban motorcycles.
  16. SugarDust

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    FMF is saying that the sound level q4 for the bike it is no greater than 96db - i wonder if the one from them (best dual sport) is louder some how - maybe they moded it in addition to the ceramic coating? I've run Q4s before and they are pretty decent
  17. SugarDust

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    What DRC kit for the rear did he get?
  18. Bake

    Bake adventurer

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    The both do great work, quality products.

    My guess and that's all it is, is the iPad or camera is making it seem louder than it is.
  19. joec63

    joec63 Been here awhile

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    Could be, I don't recall them being that loud as in the video.

    Edit: Think the ceramic coating could be affecting the origianl design as SugarDust noted, increasing the sound. Just guessing though. I'll forgo the ceramic coating anyway.
  20. 13Moose-man

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    Went all out here, ordered megabomb, muffler and programmer from Best Dual Sport Bikes. Looks and sounds much better than stock.