The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. ivel_86

    ivel_86 Oops

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    Put a new case on the LRP
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  2. jab1026

    jab1026 Adventurer

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    nice case.... and also the green magwheels hehehe
  3. ivel_86

    ivel_86 Oops

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    The wheels aren't mine. They are a friend's he is on here. Epix I think is his screen name.
  4. lloydpb

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    For any UK CRF riders I have a nomadic rack for sale.

    See post in European vendors,
    Thanks
    Lloyd.
  5. jjustj

    jjustj cum petris et choris

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  6. Rubbernecker

    Rubbernecker Been here awhile

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    Just went to the dealer and put my leg over a 14' 250l. Really nice bike!! $4699. Dealer fees BS about $6000 otd. Seem about right?
  7. trussman

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    Newbie to the forums from the east coast. Have had my 2013 CRF for a year and 3 weeks. First bike I have had since I was 12. Fun to drive and great on fuel. Been ran off the road a few times by non driving women in SUVs, the knobbies have saved me from wreckin. I have right at 7300 miles on it as of today. New tire about to be delivered tomorrow by UPS. Here she is.....no good pics but it's my DD so I'm rarely off it enough to take a pic.
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  8. SAPB

    SAPB Long timer

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    Too high, find another dealer and start a price war.
  9. trussman

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    I agree. I bought my 2013 for $4700 out the door a year ago. Only one they had on the floor and had been there less than 2 weeks.
  10. Rubbernecker

    Rubbernecker Been here awhile

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    Thanks guys. $1300/1400 in fees is crap. I was hoping for about 5 otd. All the dealers in CA at least have them marked at 4499-4699 plus fees.
  11. trussman

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    Yeh thats too much. I didn't even try to work them down and they knocked off a bunch of fees.
  12. Rubbernecker

    Rubbernecker Been here awhile

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    The dealer I went to was a Honda Kawa dealer. He was trying to sway me to the klx250. Said it was better on the dirt than the 250l .
  13. trussman

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    It might be, but isn't it more expensive.....? Could be why he was trying to sway you.
  14. trussman

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    Also isnt the Kaw carb and not fuel injected? FI, in cars at least, is less likely to be an issue if sitting a while...
  15. SAPB

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    Mine is a 2013, so $4449, $300 destination, $150 delivery = $4899, not taking into account state tax. Granted, the 14's are more. I considered the KLX, but waited for delivery of my bike. Could have had a pretty good discount on the KLX, they were marked down below the CRF price. Kawis are FI in a lot if European countries, soon to be here I'm sure.
  16. trussman

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    yeh, when I was pricing and comparing bikes, I was surprised they all weren't FI. glad Honda was bc for the cost and its mpgs it was where I was heading.
  17. NotDylan

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    So I'm considering picking up one of these little gems but had a few concerns. Number one, I'm 5'11 250lbs, aka fat. I'm working on that but I don't expect to get too far under 200lbs any time soon. I don't really need it to be able to haul me down the interstate at 70, more like 60 on back roads and small highways. I'm sure the bike will do that but I'm just worried what impact my weight may have on the performance.

    I definitely will be offroading this bike and it will be my first time ever off road on a motorcycle (at least on purpose :D). This is not my first bike, though it has been nearly 2 years since I was on one last and even then I was relatively inexperienced. Would I be better off looking at a DRZ 400? I would really like to stick with FI though and the price point of the Honda is enticing.
  18. trussman

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    I am right at 200 and have used mine a lot to commute 120 miles a day for work when needed. My pack with computer, docking station, plans, and odds n ends weighs 53 pounds. I personally had no problem gettin out in traffic or keeping up with it at 65-70 mph.
  19. Auto-X Fil

    Auto-X Fil Been here awhile

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    Given your weight, I would gear it down to 13/42 right out of the gate. That'll really help that little motor haul you around.

    I'm 150lb, and I've ridden two-up with a 170lb dude. It's slow, but it still gets up to speed. It also looks really, really funny.
  20. Jim331656

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    Way high. They are probably doing to you what they tried to do with me and sneak an extended warranty for $600 bucks. They gave me the hard sell on it when I told them to take it off. I kept saying it's a Honda. NJ state tax and reg is expensive but I still came in around 5k.