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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by joec63, Sep 4, 2012.
being delivered monday.
Well just bought mine a couple weeks ago. Loving it so far. I hated the rear fender/reflector business so rather than buying something i figured i would get out the dremmel and heat gun first to see if i can make something work.
DIY fender eliminator project. VERY easy only took me about an hour because i was taking things slow.
First i took the metal bracket off that the plate mounts to. put some blue tape around the plastic and mounted the license plate where the metal bracket was mounted. Traced around the plate for my cut guides. Unbolted the plate and started cutting. At the top, where it mounts back under the tail light I just angle cut it back under to make it look nice and clean. Gave it a quick edge sanding to clean it up and done! well i thought i was done.. It still sat pretty straight down so i busted out the heat gun. Took the plate off and heated the plastic where the natural crease is, bent it up then sprayed some cool water on it and there we go. Jsut angled it up a bit. It was fun, personally i like the look and cant beat the cost.. FREE! next thing I would like to do is replace the license plate light with something smaller or modify the current one to bring it in closer. Here are some photos.
Future mods, HDB hand guards and mirrors, fmf slip on, possibly the powerbomb, and currently working on a wrap to give it some style.
Looks good, I like it.
If your looking for torque just reheat it my buddy went 13-48 and its great can still ride the highway although we font much. I agree more informative numbers would be nice! But hey the bike out the door is only 5000 so what the heck dropping 800 and programmer header and can is nothing even if it just makes it go bbbrrraaappp!
Just regear it damn auto correct
You can make your own torque curve by multiplying the hp X 5252 and dividing by rpm. That gives torque in ft.-lbs.
All the torque in the world won't move your bike a flippin mm. It's not until torque turns the wheel that it does work. Then it becomes hp.
on the 13-48 did he have to gt a new chain as well? - just a thought, your buddy should join in here too
Yep New chain too just went big and cut down don't know exact # of links we didn't count
Do not use these if you go off road. I've had 2 on my DRZ and they bend super easy. Both times I bent one it ruined my weekend ride, the second time I also burnt up my clutch as I was stuck in 3rd in a OHV park. I would carry the stock one as a spare with your tools if you do get one.
I just replaced the 2008 CRF 230L with a '13 250L!
Alot bigger bike....it's TALL compared to the 230. I loved boting around town on it but way more torque on the 250...10 more MPG and very crisp throttle response due to the fuel injection (keihin) and the 4 vlaves.
Motor is buttery smooth (counterbalancer and roller followers) as the 230 was old technology but extremely durable.
I love this bike! So far...
Already ordering stuff before I even have the bike. Amazon (Motorcycle Superstore) has Neutec TUbliss 21/18 for $175.43, free shipping, subject to change at any time.
Ordered mine just a few minutes ago. I'm not expecting a Russell Day Long like my FJR has, but ANYTHING has to be better than the stock seat! My number one complaint about the bike.
Thanks for the heads up.
Yeah, the stocker is very hard.
Has anyone tried to finance one of these bikes? I know their only about $5K, but I just don't have that laying around LoL. Just curious what its like payment wise, insurance, etc. I know there are many factors that vary the equation in that question, but just trying to get a general idea. I love the look of the bike, and i think it would be a great upgrade from my 2006 XT225. I might just hold off and save for a few months, but I have a car loan from Honda so I thought that might make getting a bike loan easier.
Credit unions!!!! They have the best rates even if your credit isn't the greatest. I've never had a dealership ever beat my credit union's rate. BTW, bankrate.com has an auto loan payment calculator. Also, dmv.ca.gov has a registration fee calculator.
Do you get an auto loan from them? Or just a private loan?
I put $1500 down and my payment is like $79 a month and insurance is something like $140ish a year. I save easily double that payment a month in gas by using it to commute. If you make the commitment to actually use it to go to and from work and run errands than the bike will work out being free :)
I financed mine through Honda. I got 1.99 %
Check out hondas website for details
How is your insurance so cheap? That's what I pay now, but for an xt225 I fully own