The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. siyeh

    siyeh Lawn Nazi

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    On the interstate, where it was flat, I could get 24-25 mpg on the Tacoma if I kept it @65mph.
    It handled that trailer really well for a 4 banger.
  2. too old for dirt

    too old for dirt Been here awhile

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    Not removed. Stock as it came from honda.
  3. trussman

    trussman Adventurer

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    Thats odd. I assume that the tip of the arrestor is pointing away from the signal. It is possible that it could be pointing at it causing the melt.
  4. SAPB

    SAPB Long timer

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    It's pointed down. Another inmate ran it without the end pipe, and melted the directional. If it's stock, I would think the warranty would cover it.
  5. too old for dirt

    too old for dirt Been here awhile

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    Thanks, it goes to the dealer tomorrow. Stay tuned for more.
  6. lloydpb

    lloydpb Adventurer

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    The leak is being fixed under warranty next Tuesday. Will report back after as I know others on here have the same problem,
    Lloyd
  7. ATLKLR

    ATLKLR Adventurer

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  8. D.B.Cooper

    D.B.Cooper Unaffiliated

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    Thanks! They are Warp 9 wheels, the tires are Michelin Pilot Powers. The CRF handles very,very well as a supermoto. If you look close in the first photo you can see the front wheel of my Husaberg FS570 and I believe the Honda handles better, probably because of a lower center of gravity. Dragging the pegs will be no problem. I am very happy with it. :clap It is very different animal than stock.
  9. ride2live

    ride2live Just ride

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    Dude, I am about a week behind in the forum, but I got mine for 4300 otd. Keep shopping - many apologies if my very late post is redundant. I am in CO, flood shit is awful and I am a casualty, basement is toast - but my bikes are high and dry!
  10. Kray

    Kray Long timer

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    Warranty will cover this and make sure they document it to Honda as well. I had this issue and just went with a DRC Integrated brake setup because I wanted to pull the spark arrestor anyway.
  11. Mosquito88

    Mosquito88 Trek Rider

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    I noticed from the beginning that it was leaking oil / coolant (blue-green color), thinking that it will soon disappear. At the first service 1000 km (620 miles), so I said it to the service which then ordered the new gaskets. A few weeks later gaskets was replaced with about 2000 km (1240 miles) on the meter.

    After a few days I saw that it started leaking again, now the color was brownish. I contacted Honda again and they in turn would contact Honda Sweden for advice. After several weeks the Honda shop still had no reply, so now they have ordered new gaskets again to come on Friday. Hopefully they will be changed next week. I have now run 3500 km (2175 miles).

    To be continued...

    image of the first leak.
    http://www.myggan88.com/misc/CRF250L-OIL-COOLANT.JPG
  12. ATLKLR

    ATLKLR Adventurer

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    I'd love a breakdown on the expense the rims and tires set you back. PM me.
    Was it a custom order or something that you just ordered online?
    Did you have to modify the bike at all, like chain or suspension?
    What tire size did you settle on?
    Did Warp9 install the tires when they shipped you the rims?

    I appreciate your feedback as I've been debating about doing the exact same mod for months now.
    Thanks,
  13. jab1026

    jab1026 Adventurer

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    You are lucky bro as your bike will be fixed under warranty... Here in my place it is very hard to ask for warranty claim...I will just fix it my self though, so i'm waiting on your bike update on what are the parts to be replaced... thanks
  14. Kray

    Kray Long timer

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    Honda Powersports US released their official CRF250L video today - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISA0_PJn0SI

    <iframe width="480" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ISA0_PJn0SI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  15. jjustj

    jjustj cum petris et choris

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    says light eh? hmmmmmm compared to??? Marketing got to love it!
    :lol3
  16. ivel_86

    ivel_86 Oops

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    I to would love to see a break down of the rim pricing I think they look wicked cool I would love to get a set on mine.
  17. MoonBeamer

    MoonBeamer The Mountains are calling

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    It looks to me like the water pump seal is leaking at the shaft and the weep hole is letting put the coolant. I had this happen on my DRZ. The fix is to replace the shaft/impeller and seals around the shaft. My DRZ was about 3-4 years old when it happened to me. If the bike sits it can happen. The seal gets brittle and oil/coolant chemicals break it down I guess.

    It could leak coolant into your oil and vice versa.
  18. Kray

    Kray Long timer

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    Did my DRC Edge Integrated install last night....one word - frustrating.


    Hit the link for the write-up: Link

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  19. Mosquito88

    Mosquito88 Trek Rider

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    Thanks for the reply. I'll take this up with my Honda mechanic. :nod
    Coolant into the oil, no thanks!!!
  20. Mosquito88

    Mosquito88 Trek Rider

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    Talked to Honda today, they said that it will take at least two weeks until the new gaskets will arrive. :baldy