The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. trussman

    trussman Adventurer

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    I don't see why you should have any problem. I have ridden mine further at a time at higher speeds with no issues except my butt numb.

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  2. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    Your bike will handle it fine. 400km/258m isn't that terrible. Your butt is the real question on how it will hold up! :lol3

    If your bike is brand new with only 250km so far, then change the oil before you go since you'll probably go past the first recommended oil change on that trip. 400km + 400km + miles you ride on the trail.
  3. SAPB

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  4. Cfk

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    Thanx for reply.I will do first service before we go away,will try clock 1000 km,shouldn't be a problem.
    Got b&b bash plate on it and honda cargo rack,13t sprocket and deciding on alloy bars and hand guards... Too many options out there.
    B&b bashplate looks sick.highly recommended.
    Cheers
  5. Auto-X Fil

    Auto-X Fil Been here awhile

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    Nope, only one choice: http://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_Shop/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=catshow&ref=handguards_00

    They will sell you ProTaper bars already tapped and with inserts installed.

    Reasons to get HBD's setup:

    1) The handguards mount to the triple clamp, so they are far less likely to bend your bars, and won't rotate.
    2) The handguards mount to a tapped and threaded hole in the bar end, instead of using an expander plug. This makes for a much stronger connection that again, won't spin.
    3) The mirrors!!!
  6. Lost Rider

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    Having an unexpected break in my current work on tour we decided to go to Baja and ride some of the Baja 1000 course during the pre-running. About 1400 miles in about 4 days with lots of dust, rocks, tequila and tacos. :evil
    The little Honda that could performed great, ran strong even with questionable brown Mexican gasoline, had no issues with the terrain or long highway miles to get there and back with the new windscreen making those long days mo' better for Nancy. Couple of things got bent but nothing we couldn't just bend back on the trail.

    Go LRP (and Nancy) !


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  7. wolftrax

    wolftrax Been here awhile

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    OK Lost, love the pix. Nice to see the LRP in action. Is the screen a DIY?
  8. Lost Rider

    Lost Rider Roadie

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    Thanks!
    Yes, I made the screen(s) from a .177" Kydex ABS sheet purchased on Amazon using the oven, a heat gun and a dremel.
    Heated the sheet in the over @ 275º till it was pliable, formed it into the OEM headlight mask, bolted it on then shaped the top with a heat gun, trimming as I went with the dremel. Kind of used the same shape on the top as found on the BMW G650GS screen.... Hello Kitty!
    No wind on the chest, helmet in clean air... somehow it worked out perfectly. :wink:
  9. Vspec

    Vspec Been here awhile

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    Why no HDB mirrors on the LRP?
  10. SAPB

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    Got to be racking up the mileage on the LRP, do the 2nd valve check yet?
  11. Lost Rider

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    Because Nancy forgot to fold them in on a ride and broke them, HDB never responded to me when inquiring about buying new ones... and you can't just order the mirrors by themselves off their website. :huh
    But the most important reason is she has poor eyesight and never could see well with the HDB mirrors, the much larger Double Take mirrors in the more "standard" position gives her much more confidence of seeing what's going on around her on the street.
    While deciding/waiting on what to do about new mirrors I put the OEM ones back on, she said " I can see again!"
    I knew that Double Take was the way to go for her, riding on dirt with the OEM mirrors is just asking to break things.
    I personally love the HDB mirrors on my bike, but I have excellent eyesight.



    SAPB:

    No we haven't, I just changed the oil/air filter again and tightened up a few loose bolts. My injury earlier this year has kept the miles down on both our bikes, hopefully this winter we'll get some more seat time, for now it's time to work and Baja was just a short adventure to hold us until I get home again after xmas.
  12. Kray

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    Leg #1 of the TransAm Trail is scheduled for this weekend on the LRP :rofl
  13. SAPB

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    You doing the whole TAT? I researched it, some sections in CO, I believe, are only passable for short periods of time. Keep us posted.

    http://www.transamtrail.com/
  14. Kray

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    SAPB, no, unfortunately time/money simply wont allow for the entire journey. A friend and myself will be knocking out sections over the coming months/years.

    I'll be documenting each section as we accomplish them. We are fortunate enough to live 1.5 hours from the starting point in TN. I currently have a virtually stock CRF250L and he'll be riding a slightly modified DRZ400. With only my backpacking and dirt bike skills to help me along, we've scheduled Leg #1 for November 16, 2013 - this coming Saturday.

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  16. wolftrax

    wolftrax Been here awhile

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    Have fun in the Mississippi mud!!!! I did The Tn and Ms section last October 2012 and damn near froze to death. Three days of straight rain.
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  18. Kray

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    Luckily that wont be an issue this go-round. :rofl Going forward the trick will be scheduling a truck or grabbing a uhaul to drop us off and pick us up. It really is a bummer to do it that way, but it's the only feasible way we can make it work.
  19. Turk

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    Nice!! :thumb
  20. ScootToots

    ScootToots Been here awhile

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    I was at the Honda dealer today talking with one of the tech guys. He recommended this camshaft from Daniel Crowler Racing: Honda CBR 250 Victory Race Cam Set. He said it would be just the ticket for the CRF250L, providing significant power increases across the board in all gears.

    Has anyone looked into this? The dealer mentioned also, that on a regular valve service, they could install the cam set for a minimal extra charge. DCR sells the cam set for $359. Not too bad.

    Interesting?