The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. PeterS

    PeterS Loves big headlights...

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    Hyperpro makes a full adjustable rear shock and they also have a replacement spring for the front fork.

    They used my bike for measurements.
    I've tested the rear shock for some 1500 km now and it's just perfect!
    The front conversion was done a few weeks ago, so not tested for many km's. They have also replaced the forkseals for SKF ones wich is also a big improvement.
    But definately performs better than stock, steers sharper and dives less when braking. Both Hyperpro springs (front and back) are progressive.

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    Bike's are still under construction for our RTW trip.
    This is one of them with our prototype rack.
  2. SAPB

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    Round the World? I'll be keeping track of this. My quote from HyperPro:

    Rear shock: Model 461 = $ 959.00

    with adjustable rebound damping, with remote reservoir

    and high and low speed compression damping.


    That's a little steep for me, especially when the stock shock isn't total trash (for the kind of riding I do). I knew what I was getting when I bought the bike, not looking to be spending twice the purchase price to make it into a (insert your brand here). Those are real interesting racks. Custom made? I like the idea of the Rotopax down low. The need to carry everything you need, unless you have a support crew, can be quite lengthy.
  3. TNC

    TNC Candyass Camper

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    Man, that's an impressive shock from all appearances. Honestly never heard of them, but a little research indicates they are the real deal. Pricey but good stuff.
  4. Ed@Ford

    Ed@Ford Long timer

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    PeterS:

    That rack and spare fuel tank mount is definitely "Thinking outside the box"
  5. kiwi5

    kiwi5 Been here awhile

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    Love the rack- how much for one to be shipped over to New Zealand? Or how about sending me the specs so I could get a local engineer to make one up?
  6. Erik RS

    Erik RS Three Wheel Maniac

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    Thank you :D

    I'm the one designing and building those racks. The design hasn't been finished yet, but I might consider to make proper drawings and a jig and do a production version if there would seem to be enough demand.
  7. SAPB

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    In the picture taken from the rear, there is something at the far right on that rack that I'm trying to figure out what it is/purpose. I have the KTM mirrors on my bike, and love them. Did the skid plate come with all those holes, or did you lighten it? I'll bet shipping the rack would be $$$$$$$$$.
  8. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    You mean the galvanised post thats in the ground :rofl

  9. Sharkfan22

    Sharkfan22 Adventurer

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    Just noticed that CRFsonly has the 305 big bore kit listed!

    I will be ordering one tomorrow, has anybody fitted one yet?
  10. SAPB

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    Camera made it look like it was part of the rack in that picture, but you are right in looking at the other pic.......D'oh!
  11. SAPB

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    I considered it, but not liking having to use high octane gas. Ramz did one: http://www.rickramsey.net/CRF250Lbigbore.htm
  12. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Like I said, have another closer look, it's a galvanised post in the ground 6 feet at the front of the bike:1drink

  13. SAPB

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    Yup, I'm an idyut.
  14. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Hahahah, if I was honest, I would have said I did the same thing, but my pride would be hurt so I won't :wink:

  15. Sharkfan22

    Sharkfan22 Adventurer

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  16. cat

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    Ed, i was not directing that to you.

    And still people moan.

    Exactly. Especially when the cost of doing that is about the same as the basic (Z series) YSS shock...and the Cogent Dynamics spokesperson is not even sure about the SHOWA OEM design.

    We were talking about the rear shock - specifically, rebuilding it with different components, unknown quantity in terms of results, and at a cost that is about the same as buying a good YSS shock.
    The rest, i have probably spent more than most on modifying the bike.
  17. Ed@Ford

    Ed@Ford Long timer

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    CAT: Absolutely no offense taken. YSS deserves a good look for sure. However, VERY little effort was required to make a BIG improvement on the supposedly unrebuildable KLR shock..sadly, doing anything to the stock CRF shock so far seems unlikely.
  18. jjustj

    jjustj cum petris et choris

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  19. SAPB

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    Nice area to be able to ride!
  20. SAPB

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    The reply to my inquiry to Hagon said, "Unfortunately, we do not have a listing for you bike". Too bad, I did mention the dealers were selling them out all over the world, also.