The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. willu707

    willu707 Will, 2006 Yamaha XT225

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    How is your insurance so cheap? That's what I pay now, but for an xt225 I fully own
  2. cybertrip

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    Auto loan. But many have a car loan, and then a motorcycle/rv/boat loan. Mine is just an auto loan. I've got a BRP right now but I'm looking at getting a 250L and I will finance it if I get it.
  3. bungie4

    bungie4 Frostback

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    It isn't the firmness that gets me, it's sitting directly on your tailbone all the time. I'm not a big guy, 175lbs. It needs some extra width!

    I'd like to do some out of town exploring, but any more than 15-20 minutes on that orange 2x4 and I'm in pain. Good thing I can find gravel roads in about 10 minutes flat in any direction :D
  4. siyeh

    siyeh Lawn Nazi

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    Does this mean I can now post in this "owners" thread? :D

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  5. goondock

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    I didnt have any extra cash laying around either, a crf that was pre ordered at my local honda dealer was not picked up so I wanted to jump on it. Financed the entire bike through honda finance came out to 97 bucks a month 3.99%, insurance was 130 for the year. done. figured I would just pay it off when i came across some extra cash but in the mean time 97 a month is not bad for me that is.
  6. joec63

    joec63 Been here awhile

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    you just did :D , congrats!
  7. siyeh

    siyeh Lawn Nazi

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    Thanks, Joe. Getting this bike took me a little longer than I anticipated. I found a dealer 60 miles from me who quoted $4898 out the door last JULY. I gave him $500 down and got it in writing. That deal fell through a few days ago. He called and said Honda won't ship any CRF250L's to a "tier 3 dealer" til March or April. I have no idea what this meant. Dealer said only the big guys are getting them and he was not and is not a "big guy".

    So he gave me my $500 back and I found 2 on sales floors 24 and 30 miles away from me.
    Dealer 24 miles away said $5250 out the door.
    Dealer 30 miles from me said $5000 out the door.
    Out the door to me means:
    bike
    title
    plate
    handling fee
    freight and setup
    sales tax
    a boob job for the receptionist
    and whatever the hell else they can hide in the bottom line

    I paid $5000 cold hard cash out the door in Deforest WI
    it was raining so I trailered it home
    my bike shoe worked great but I put 2 straps on it anyway

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    I will prolly be asking you guys a ton of questions in the near future
  8. byron555

    byron555 Lame Duck Adventurer

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    Mad City Power sports? I was there with my daughter this morning looking at it in the back being setup for a test ride later in the day. Apparently it had just come in...

    the seat was off, but over all it looked like a very nice bike, enjoy it
  9. siyeh

    siyeh Lawn Nazi

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    Yeppers

    They called me a week ago informed me they just got one in. Vetesniks in Richland Center showed a CRF250L on their website a month ago. Me and the boy rode over and they sold it right before we got there. Salesman at Richland Center said quote "our Madison location is getting the next one".
    So I had to jump fast and the best way to do that is a pocket full of Ben Franklins. :D

    I bought a bike from MadCity a little over a year ago. They came off MSRP $1500 on a new Honda Phantom at that time. No such luck on this one. These bikes are hot, boys and girls, and my feeling is Honda will sell every one they can build. There are 4499 reasons I feel this way. Old guys with cash in hand will keep the demand for this bike strong. IMHO
  10. Kevinsterner

    Kevinsterner Been here awhile

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    I just ordered a new seat from seat concepts for the exact same reason. I took a 100 mile ride and my tail bone was sore for weeks
  11. Shooter83

    Shooter83 Inmate # 5.56x45

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    Just got an email back from a local Honda dealer. He said the "total out the door price, including all fees" would be $4,895 for one of these bikes.

    That seems like a pretty good deal, compared to what I'm seeing other people report what they paid, no?
  12. byron555

    byron555 Lame Duck Adventurer

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    Agreed, my old man is trying to look at one, but they keep selling before he has a chance. He may end up sticking with his crf230L. easier to load alone on a hitch rack.
  13. Harcomo

    Harcomo Been here awhile

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    I was in Cullman Alabama last Friday 10/5 and the Honda dealer there had a new CRF250L on the showroom floor with a tag on it that said $4499. Don't know if he's still got it but it might be worth a call for anyone in the area if you're interested in one.

    http://www.alpowersports.com/contact.html
  14. Kevinsterner

    Kevinsterner Been here awhile

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    At $4500 there is not much profit in it for a dealer. along with selling like hotcakes you won't see one below list. If you are just paying list plus a few fees you are getting a good deal. I had one dealer in Phoenix charging almost $1000 for setup and destination. I went to a smaller dealer with less overhead and paid list plus $300 for freight and setup. of course there was tax and lic. on top of that. I felt I got a pretty good deal. They also gave me 15% off accessories I bought.
  15. yyz

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    I have had no issue with the seat at all. I wear padded cycling shorts (under my jeans or riding pants) if I am going out for any length of time.

    I used to have a DRZ400, now that is an uncomfortable seat.
  16. joec63

    joec63 Been here awhile

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    Since you have experience with both how do they compare ?
  17. Wargasm

    Wargasm Been here awhile

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    hey bicycling shorts for me too. I actually like the seat, I've got narrow hips I guess because the old GSX1100 is uncomfortably wide for me, a big comfy couch for most. The CRF in comparison is nice and comfy, the corners start wearing into my arse after an hour or two.
  18. StupidDogCoffee

    StupidDogCoffee IGNORE THIS TEXT

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    We got the first rain we've had in months and the roads are treacherous in a car, let alone a bike, so I spent time in the garage installing handguards.

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    Anyone know if Giant Loop's Fandango or Diablo tank bags will fit well on the bike?
  19. joec63

    joec63 Been here awhile

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    Forgot to ask, which cover did you go with? Not sure on the gripper material.
  20. bungie4

    bungie4 Frostback

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    Carbon/Gripper.