The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. Buckshot77

    Buckshot77 Adventurer

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    Cool, thanks
    I'll probably just leave it for now,I kinda like it like that anyway,sounds a bit like one of my hd's with the screamin eagles if you twist your head and squint just right. Lol
    I've got other stuff to mess with on it now after the bike and I slid 20' on our sides down a steep rocky slope after endowing a 6' vertical drop halfway down a long scary down hill....not so shiny anymoe
  2. cabezagrande

    cabezagrande magically delicious

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    The Cycra ProBend CRM (Center Reach Mount) for 7/8 inch bars is what I went with. They fit on the stock and on the new Renthal bars.
  3. willbeoutdoors

    willbeoutdoors Adventurer

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    Well I got to take my bike out for the first time this year :clap. It felt good to get back in the saddle again especially since I just installed a seat concepts seat which is a nice upgrade over stock. I did a little mix of highway,town and dirt roads. However, on my way back home my bike started to stall and then surge. well about a mile later I found out why...no gas :cry even though my gas gauge had one solid bar still. It must of gotten stuck, luckily I was only about 2 blocks down the highway from a gas station so I got some exercise today anyways:lol3. Some pics of the bike happy to see daylight again:
    <a href="http://photobucket.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i574.photobucket.com/albums/ss186/dkman67/crf250l/2013-04-30134614_zps8d346907.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 2013-04-30134614_zps8d346907.jpg"/></a>
    <a href="http://photobucket.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i574.photobucket.com/albums/ss186/dkman67/crf250l/2013-04-30134729_zps3f1e6579.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 2013-04-30134729_zps3f1e6579.jpg"/></a>
    My 12v socket:
    <a href="http://photobucket.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i574.photobucket.com/albums/ss186/dkman67/crf250l/2013-04-30134703_zps549fd1f7.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 2013-04-30134703_zps549fd1f7.jpg"/></a>
  4. Brandon805

    Brandon805 Get the camera

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    Awesome, I can't wait to save up enough to get the programmer and header. I'd like to put all of them on at once but my patience is non-permitting.


    I was really hoping it wouldn't be so loud! :eek1

    After spending too much time on YouTube it seemed like the quieter option.. I putt around town all day too, I guess we'll see how she blows.
  5. Lost Rider

    Lost Rider Roadie

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    Ventura eh? I live near Ojai/Oak View, swing on by sometime to compare bikes or shoot the shit. I can't ride but am home all the time right now...
    We could do some testing for bikes with and without controllers maybe...

    Moving to westlake village in a week so make it quick, or come out there too if it's closer.



    -Finn
  6. koh kood

    koh kood Been here awhile

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  7. tilliejacques

    tilliejacques Been here awhile

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    I can see that coming now in Honda marketing... "engine braking for long brake pad life"! :D



    heh, yes, my little 125cc ring-a-ding trials bike loves to coast and is nice and light!


    Neither my CBR250R (same FI engine, different tuning) nor my BMW G650GS (FI) have such abrupt engine braking. I do not think that it's stalling.

    Guess I'll add working *much* harder at smooth throttle to my list of riding-things-to-improve!

    It was awesome to get the bike out at Big Bend, turn on the key and start the bike, and voila! It was jetted for 2000ft instead of 8300ft at home. :clap

    Thanks again for the replies!

    cheers
  8. Dago52

    Dago52 Adventurer

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    Anytime
  9. Saleendude07

    Saleendude07 Adventurer

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    The CRF250L is my first bike. Ive had it about 2 months not. I currently have a CRFsonly FMF performance package on its way. I went with the powercore4 and the powerbomb. I am extremely excited to see what this bike will become. When I bought the bike i had no idea how big of a deal they are.
  10. Lost Rider

    Lost Rider Roadie

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    Welcome to the club!

    You're right, this bike is a big deal!
    It's opening the door for a lot of people to get into dual sport riding, along with being a perfect bike for not so new the adv life and that's a good thing.

    Enjoy, and take some photos!
  11. pandamanprod

    pandamanprod Been here awhile

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    New Racetech Rear suspension, front springs and valves installed today. Gosh! It feels so different! Being a 200 LB Rider. I feel like like not only does the suspension feel more plush, but it ads way more "effective" suspension. As my weight alone probably killed an inch or two of stock, that is now available with aftermarket. Hitting trails this weekend!
    <a href="http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/pandamanprod/media/CRF250L/a6d9a7af-4c00-4e2f-b370-21b026fe35a0_zps6700d606.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a491/pandamanprod/CRF250L/a6d9a7af-4c00-4e2f-b370-21b026fe35a0_zps6700d606.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo a6d9a7af-4c00-4e2f-b370-21b026fe35a0_zps6700d606.jpg"/></a>
  12. Brk4moose

    Brk4moose Could save your life

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    So I've been giving the whole exhaust thing a lot of thought. I've been tossing around the idea of the two brothers racing slip on kit for my 250L.

    Any one pre order one?

    They are supposed to ship mid-may and I'm not really a big fan of the FMF setup any one else got a slip on they recommend? I have used two brothers stuff in the past with good results

    I'm not looking to go with a full exhaust or fuel programmer, just a slip-on. Seems like I almost get hit every time I hit the back roads of NH. I'm thinking people can't hear me.
  13. Turk

    Turk 'Bab Man

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    Finally got to take my bike properly onto the trails. Went with a buddy who also has a LRP...

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    What a fapping great bike this is!!!
  14. SAPB

    SAPB Long timer

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    Twins! Is that a rear tire swap out already? And somebody's swapped out the front brake loop.
  15. Turk

    Turk 'Bab Man

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    Those are the tyres that come as standard here (Turkey). They're pretty good on tarmac, and I found them fine on all surfaces so far (I'm no dirt bike expert mind).

    I think the dealer mounted the brake hose in a different way so it doesn't stick out as much.

    I think the US version may have slight differences, like the tyres and also the license plate light....which is smaller on our bikes?
  16. Jon_PDX

    Jon_PDX Long timer

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    I just got those and have a question.

    I held them up to the factory bars and it appears there may be clearance issues on the right side with the master cylinder, hoses, and cables.

    Did you have to relocate/move around, adjust any of those things to get them mounted?

    If you have a close-up picture of them mounted that would be great.

    Thanks,

    Jon...
  17. Saleendude07

    Saleendude07 Adventurer

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    I will get some up when the exhaust comes in. Her is it the day it came home with me.
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  18. SAPB

    SAPB Long timer

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    Pretty sure those are the ones I've got. Mount them with everything loose, and jiggle them around until they kinda sorta fit, then tighten them up. I did have to take a hacksaw to the plastic part on the right side, so to clear the throttle cables, after all the metal stuff was tight. Also, the throttle tube has to be cut back 1/8" past the metal part, otherwise is will rub on it, and cause improper throttle return. Way easier to do this before the end thing is in. I think I had to cut one of the zip ties that holds the wiring thing on the left side also. Bars are likely to get scratched up, get over it...........
  19. gnath9

    gnath9 Been here awhile

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    Congrats !!!
    I believe the suspension is the best mod you can do to this bike. I also have the full Race Tech set up. It's just one of those things that no one can understand until they ride the bike.
    It's a real nice feeling knowing your suspension can handle about everything you encounter including jumps.
    I upgraded my suspension because I ride MX track with my boy but, I had no idea how well it would behave on the street !!!
    Now I want some supermoto wheels and tires.
  20. Jon_PDX

    Jon_PDX Long timer

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    Thanks for the reply, I kinda figured that would be the case. Just did not want to start cutting stuff up before checking first.

    Regarding the throttle tube trimming. I noticed a lot of folks cut quite a bit off the throttle tube.

    On my DR650 I purchased some spacers that went between the end of the bar and the guard that spaced them out to clear the throttle tube and also allow for full length levers.

    From this page...
    http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr650.html#controls

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    They have different tapers on each side to fit different size bars. If I had a lathe I would make some.

    Jon...