The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. Auto-X Fil

    Auto-X Fil Been here awhile

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    The weight of the rider doesn't have anything to do with it. The ideal shift points are the same for all riders, as everyone wants to maximize the power to the wheel.

    Note that these are numbers for max acceleration. It's an academic exercise for the most part. If you're happy shifting lower, then shift lower!

    If you want to see how high the engine can go, just rev it out. Grab second gear, and hold the thing to redline (60kmph+). Eventually it will just stop accelerating, as there is a rev limiter to protect the engine. You can hold it wide-open against the limiter for as long as you want with no worry about damaging the engine, although I'm sure your ears and butt will have you back off soon.
  2. Charleston

    Charleston Adventurer

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    I installed those grips and used a dremel with a small sanding drum to remove the nubs. I didn’t remove the flange but that’s probably a good idea. At that time I installed hand guards and had to cut the ends off the grips and the throttle tube so I just pushed the grip up to the flange.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
  3. Charleston

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    You might check the clutch freeplay. The clutch has a judder spring and one undersized friction plate and can slip pretty easily. Mine clutch cable came too tight and caused the clutch to slip and the engine to rev up under load until I adjusted the cable freeplay.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
  4. SAPB

    SAPB Long timer

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    A while ago, someone in Europe (Holland maybe?) posted about this, and I sent an inquiry to the US distributor, which is in NJ. I kind of forgot about it, and it went into my "junk", and I almost deleted it. I thought it looked slick, because they had the adjustable thing sticking out the left side next to the throttle body. You have to give them a bunch of info such as weight, and % of time with gear, passenger, off road, ect. Not sure what's up with ship cost to Israel, I told him the zip code where it was going.

    Hi Eric,

    I am sorry for the late reply, but Hyperpro did not have all the data ready to offer the shock for sale, but here it is now.



    Thank you for your interest in the Hyperpro shocks for the CRF 250.

    Yes, we can supply you with a new set of shocks for the CRF 250 of 2013. The shocks will be build to your specs. and weights. Please see detailed quote below.



    The shocks come as either emulsion shock, with remote reservoir or

    fixed or articulated piggy back reservoir.

    The shock is called the " 3 D " model.

    The available features are rebound damping, high and low speed

    compression damping, ride height or length adjuster and remote pre-load

    adjuster.



    Please check our web site for more details, models and other

    available products at www.epmperf.com



    The Hyperpro shock has some advantages over other products

    on the marketplace today.



    --- It has a 16 mm shaft which is not only sturdier, but also displaces

    more oil in the compression stroke so that you can regulate the compression

    and rebound damping better.



    --- The shocks have a new seal design which has been proven in tough

    MOTO-cross competition use and showed that it is far better than others when

    it comes to leakers.



    --- The Hyperpro " 3 D " shock utilizes the "Bladder" technology when it

    comes to separate the oil from nitrogen gas. Other manufacturers utilize a

    floating piston. A floating piston always has to overcome stiction first

    before it begins to move. A rubber bladder does not "know" what friction or

    stiction is and therefore reacts smoother and quicker to pressure changes.



    --- The Hyperpro shocks come with a progressive spring to ensure a compliant

    ride and to prevent bottoming out under load.



    The shocks do come with a purple spring.

    A black spring is an alternative at +$10.00/spring.



    Front:

    Hyperpro progressive = rising rate fork springs with fork oil at $ 159.00





    Rear shock: Model 460 = $ 619.00

    with adjustable rebound damping



    Rear shock: Model 461 = $ 959.00

    with adjustable rebound damping, with remote reservoir

    and high and low speed compression damping.



    Optional for all rear shocks:

    HPA = Hydraulic Pre-Load adjuster (remote) = $ 269.00



    Warranty = 5 years

    All new shock purchases come with a &#8220;FREE&#8221; 1st service coupon.

    The service is recommended between 25-30,000 miles.

    The coupon is issued with the shock serial number and it is transferable to a new owner.



    Delivery time : approx. 2 weeks to us from the factory plus shipping time to Israel.

    S&H to Israel via Priority Mail trough the postal mail service at approx. $ 100.00



    Please call the office in NJ at 732-786-9777 with your questions and/or order.



    Thank you for the support of our business, we are looking forward serving

    you.



    Regards



    Klaus Huenecke

    EPM Performance Imports

    Email: info@epmperf.com

    Phone/ Fax: 732-786-9777

    www.epmperf.com
  5. goldham

    goldham Super Geek

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    Does anyone have some info on where to buy this tail light set up?

    http://www.drcproducts.com/elect/d45-29-34/index_crfl.html

    I've searched high and low on here and google trying to find it but only come up with the integrated turn signal/brake light kit that removes the stock turn signals. I am a safety nut and would like to keep the stock signals and then upgrade to LEDs once the stockers break off.

    Thanks for the help guys! This thread is what made me buy the LRP.
  6. trainman

    trainman Been here awhile

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    Wheeling Cycle Supply

    https://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/shop/52/13/1368.shtml

    Excellent people to deal with, have purchased several items from them, I did look on their website and did not see it as pictured, they are a DRC dealer and I would call them, I would think they would have it, just not on the website yet.

    John
  7. goldham

    goldham Super Geek

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    Thanks trainman! Found it on their website.

    https://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/news/coming-soon-crf250l-tail-light-from-drc/17

    Looks like I'm out of luck for the time being. I'm going to give them a call and see if they have an ETA on it.
  8. trainman

    trainman Been here awhile

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    Great, I will be looking out for it to, everything is probably pretty standard as far as the actual DRC LED light goes, but it's the bracket that I want that fits the bike and the turn signals.

    John
  9. goldham

    goldham Super Geek

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    Just got a reply from Wheeling Cycle Supply. Tail lights are ready to ship from the manufacturer but they haven't set the price yet, as soon as they do the tail light will be available on their website. I'll keep an eye out and post as soon as they're available.
  10. Fytclub

    Fytclub Adventurer

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    When I went to start my bike today I got a buzzing sound from the little black box near the battery and no turn over. I took apart the box and the fuse looks good. Battery is good too as it's been on a tender and showed full charge.

    Anyone know what it may be?
  11. Auto-X Fil

    Auto-X Fil Been here awhile

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    Buzzing is usually the relay, but could be a bad connection. I had a Suzuki ATV that buzzed instead of starting, and it turned out to be a loose battery lead.
  12. Fytclub

    Fytclub Adventurer

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    Thanks guys, I'll give it a try.
  13. Wanderlustking

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    sites i could order a shift lever from?

    Ive seen that the 250l has the same crf150r is there any confirmation on that? Is there a specific year that works?

    I've combed through a bunch of posts about it but couldn’t find a confirmation.
    Thanks yall.
  14. Dirtbikekid98

    Dirtbikekid98 n00b

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    i could not find a website but im sure someone on here has found one but here is one on ebay that i saw someone using

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/RFX-Forged-...pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts_13&hash=item3ccf62f820
  15. Dirtbikekid98

    Dirtbikekid98 n00b

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  16. Ed@Ford

    Ed@Ford Long timer

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    check battery voltage...sounds like you have a low or near dead battery...if you're down under 11.5 volts or so, your battery is dying.....or has lost it's charge
  17. mulausk

    mulausk n00b

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    I am waiting on the MSR folding shift lever from motorcycle-superstore.com (SKU#162068) It is indeed the one that fits the crf150r. $23.99 + S/H. There is a picture of it in the CRF250L Adventure Travel thread.

    (I mistakenly ordered the one that fits the crf250r initially, which does NOT fit the crf250l.)
  18. Buckshot77

    Buckshot77 Adventurer

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    Here's my shifter
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  19. Buckshot77

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  20. mulausk

    mulausk n00b

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    Yep, that be the one. Came today, already on the bike. Thanks for your post; it inspired me to pull the trigger on that shifter.