The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. MTrider16

    MTrider16 Ridin' in MT

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    I see an advantage of not needing wires. If you are also worried about the capability of the charging system, no load on the bikes stator.

    David
  2. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Woohoo fairing on the CRF:clap

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    Anyone aware of plastic skidplate that protect the lower frame? Ordered the Cycra one on that is advertised as fitting L but it does not fit.
  3. SAPB

    SAPB Long timer

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  4. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    The CRF250L has 335w. I would guess that you have at least 100w available at a cruising RPM.

    I think gloves actually pull more watts than grips? Grips are nice if you hands just get a little chilly, but gloves do a much better job of actually keeping your hands warm in colder weather. Now a set of heated grips + hippo hands do a great job.
  5. Lost Rider

    Lost Rider Roadie

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    We've run a 77w Gerbings heated jacket liner + 35w heated grips all day with no issue last winter, there seems to be plenty of power left over to stay warm in cold weather on the LRP.
    I can't see the bike using more than 150w between lights, fuel pump, injector, and ECU, but haven't put an amp clamp on it.
    Speaking of, I remember seeing OEM honda heated grips a long ways back in this thread, maybe from someone in Japan, has anyone found a source for OEM heated grips in the USA or have a part #?

    The el cheapo generic heated grips I installed just to get us through winter have failed and if I can get OEM ones I'd like to go that route. If not these Moose Racing ones have served me well on another bike.
  6. Tnutt

    Tnutt Adventurer

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    For those of you who have changed over to the IMS tank, When you changed the OE fuel pump out of the OE fuel tank to the IMS tank, What did you do about the gasket? The OE tank has ridges with the studs in it, versus the IMS tank which has a flat surface where the gasket goes. I happened to have a motorcycle shop next door and he did not feel to comfortable using the same gasket cause you can't tighten it down to the right torque with out the gasket getting pushed out the sides. What did you torque the bolts too?
  7. Lapchik

    Lapchik Tinkeritis posterboy

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  8. r6realtor

    r6realtor Been here awhile

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    your reaction when you first went down on one side(48 second in) then picked the bike and it fell to the other side was hilarious!
    great vid by the way, enjoyed the whole thing!
  9. SAPB

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    You've got crashing down to a science! BTW, bars at full lock increase leverage, for lifting the bike. But hey, you are all done crashing.....
  10. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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  11. ScootToots

    ScootToots Been here awhile

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    I enjoyed that video. It seems that the best way to overcome the fear of those tricky situations (and learning how to handle them), is by giving them a go. And it sure helps if you have buddies nearby.

    Good stuff!
    :-)
  12. wolftrax

    wolftrax Been here awhile

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    Well I pulled the trigger today on the LRP. Rode it 150 miles today on the interstate, twisties and 2 track. I have to admit the LRP exceeded my expectations.

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    I bought this little gem with the intention of setting it up for touring. All my kit fitted right up!

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  13. Auto-X Fil

    Auto-X Fil Been here awhile

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    I just snugged them until it started squishing out. It seals fine.
  14. nbrooks

    nbrooks Adventurer

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    Why hasn't anyone come up a fork bleeder option for the LRP? I would think a machine shop could drill holes in the stock fork caps and resell them to fit a motion pro fork bleeder. RAMZ made some but I don't want to put forth the effort to get it done. Someone should put a kit together. Unless someone already has a lead on this.
  15. Bicyclist

    Bicyclist Been here awhile

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    Hey John, what fairing is that?
  16. gnath9

    gnath9 Been here awhile

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    more details to fallow if anyone is interested ......

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  17. TNC

    TNC Candyass Camper

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    So what's the big deal, gnath?...a KLX with a B&B sticker on it.:lol3

    Looking forward to hearing how it performs.
  18. gnath9

    gnath9 Been here awhile

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    lol .... no big deal but, All I have done was putt it around taking my time to break it in properly.
    According to the dyno I am up to about 26 HP now with the 305

    I just thought if anyone is interested I could share my thoughts on this as I gain a little more seat time.

    I can only comment on my impressions and satisfaction as I did not install this myself and am by no means an expert or mechanic. I just wanted a little more power under my butt !!! .... :1drink
  19. revolution337

    revolution337 Adventurer

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    ^ I'm considering doing a 305 kit this winter, so I'm eager to hear your impressions with it.
  20. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    ADVmonster Dual Sport fairing

    Was considering offering a bolt on kit for the L, including fender and gauge mount:ear. Will see how the wife likes it on the bike. The faring has worked great on other bikes it has been mounted on, from a XT225 to a 950se.

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