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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by joec63, Sep 4, 2012.
Thanks for the info.
Why is the SpeedoDRD so expensive? $70 is what I've seen.
Radar all over the place around here, and all over, to increase revenue of broke town budgets. Think of the SpeedoDRD as less than the price of a speeding ticket....
A buddy of mine had a CRFL last year (late in the season, I didn't even know he had it!), anyway, he sold it after removing all the goodies he added. I managed to snag the DRD for $40 off him.
No installation instructions for it other than it goes on the speedo-sensor on the transmission case.
An hour later and much swearing, I managed to get it hooked up to the connector in front of the air box mounted on the cross tube. What a PIA!
Nice to have an accurate speedo again though (he had the 13T sprocket as well).
I've been bad though and haven't gotten out for even a single trail ride this year. Bought a new street bike and thats been getting all my attention. To be corrected this weekend at the Calabogie Boogie!
Ah...but with a 13t the speedo will always be reading higher than actual so thats even cheaper
Took it in for a leaky fork seal . Fixed under warranty , only issue at almost a year.
I went to my local Honda/Yamaha/Suzuki dealer to check on the CRF250L. I was quoted $5,600 OTD on a 2013 that they didn't even have in stock..."but we can get it within a week."
They've charged you for the bike, all their processing fees, tax, and all the fees to transfer the bike from another dealer.
Call around and find the dealer they located and just by direct from them. Cut the middle man out.
So i couldn't find anything anywhere with someone modifying the stock exhaust...
So I did it and documented it all myself.
Link to my Build Thread notes
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Buddy of mine ordered the larger tank but sold his bike before getting it installed. Offered it to me for a slightly reduced price. If you weren't looking closely at the bike, you wouldn't know you had a larger tank. Really is a nice fit. After installing it, I went to the local gas station and put in exactly 3 gals in a container. The tank took it all plus another 16 oz. This will keep me in the comfort zone when riding Baja in November.
Keep us posted on how many miles you get out of that tank.
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That is a good price on the CRFL otd, and a total shit price on the WRr... I am not sure I would want to deal with that Yamaha dealer. That type of price difference does make the CRFL a no brainer
Had a minor issue recently. My LRP had been sat in the garage for 2-3 weeks and refused to start when I tried firing her up. It didn't feel like a battery problem as she turned over fine just didn't want to start...so I rolled it down a hill in gear and popped the clutch. To my delight she roared to life. I took her for a 15 minute spin and all was well.
After that I locked her up again and went on a 2 week holiday (to Cirali and Kas - Mediterranean...V nice ). I went down to the garage yesterday morning and started her first time.
What could have been the cause for her not to start?
Probably the gas. Maybe let it idle for a few seconds before shutting it of next time if you know it'll sit for a while. Fuel injected motors shouldn't really be bothered by that though.
Also the battery need to deliver enough voltage to run the pump/injectors.
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That happened to me last winter. We had it nasty here, not able to ride for weeks on end. I followed the advice on page 26 (engine does not start) in the owner's manual, and it didn't work. I used my left thumb to push the start button, and gave it a little throttle with right hand. It started, and kept the revs up, and it settled in. Haven't had problems since, riding just about every day now. I was running Stabil at the time also.
Well my CRF is on order and i pick it up on the 19th can't wait to join in the fun
Just picked up my CRF250L this afternoon, it's the first brand new bike (or car) that I've ever owned, as soon as I got underway I couldn't help but have a giggle, It's like riding a little push bike in comparison to my Africa Twin!
Did a max of 70MPH on the way home and it didn't complain but I'll have to get used to using the gears a bit more than I do with the twin but that's not really surprising given the size of the engine.
I've got the Adventurespec kit all ready to fit to it but I won't have the time for this until next week where I plan to get some grease on the axles and pivots before I start using it on a regular basis. ( http://www.adventure-spec.com/default/adventure-spec-honda-crf250l-bundle.html )
The reason I've bought this fun little bike is to use through the winter as my main mode of transport (I don't have a car and the twin is a heavy lump to pick up when I drop it in the snow) and also maybe get a little green laning done when time allows.
Looking forward to racking up the miles on this lovely bit of kit.
I was coming through town today (Gillette WY) and saw a 2013 with 225 miles on it for sale. Of course I stopped and
checked it out. It is stock except for a lowering link. They want 4500 firm. I of course already have mine now with over
4000 miles on it so I am not interested.
Put a new case on the LRP
nice case.... and also the green magwheels hehehe