The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. archhangel

    archhangel Adventurer

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    After trailing youtube i'm yet to find some real inspiring clips with the 250L.

    Does anyone have any clips of some real overland adventure touring involving the bike?

    Or even some really gnarly trails so i can see what the bikes capable of..
  2. New2Moto

    New2Moto Been here awhile

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    Ya there are a few easy to find but not many..I know we have some first hand videos in here somewhere :)
  3. jab1026

    jab1026 Adventurer

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    Wolfman Lite explorer tank bag just enough for my CRF
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    Baler cost line, amazing view
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  4. 610

    610 Adventurer

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    Baler, Aurora is on my "to go to" list.
  5. jab1026

    jab1026 Adventurer

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    A very nice place to go here in the Phils.. Surfing spot are great where in lots of pretty pinay surfer enjoying the waves hehehe, food,historical place and of course the Dicasalarin cove...
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  6. New2Moto

    New2Moto Been here awhile

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    Thanks to the info posted in this thread and forum I have gathered all the things I think I needed/wanted to take me and my LRP the distance no matter what the terrain. (for my immediate area - I am not talking about cross country quite yet :D)

    I still have some things to get in the future as I figure out how I want to use this great first bike. But here is what I have gathered so far :D

    Bike:
    -Corbin Seat
    -ManRack BBQ rack
    -DRC edge LED tail light w/ front and rear LED flexible signals
    -Moose Racing skid plate
    -Emperor radiator guard
    -Moose Racing Contour hand guards
    -DRC wide foot pegs
    -Rear brake cylinder guard
    -Wolfman Enduro Tank Bag
    -Enduro fold-able mirrors
    -Protaper Pillow Grips

    Me:
    -Forma Terrain TX HPS Boots
    -Thor Force Knee/Shin Guards
    -Forcefield Padded Compression Shorts
    -Fox Kidney Belt
    -Leatt 5.5 HD pro chest protection (shipped, not here yet)
    -Leatt Hard Shell Elbow Guard
    -Fox V2 Given Helmet (Doesn't fit my head right, driving 2.5 hours too cycle gear on saturday to return and try on others)
    -Fox airspc goggles (gives me tunnel vision with how they fit my face, returning for others as well)

    -I still need abrasion resistant summer outer layer for street riding to the trails

    Thanks again! I will try to give my best opinion on the products I got for the bike if y'all would like :clap
  7. al1979

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    nice!!! wish ko lang, haha. originally from Davao here.
  8. jab1026

    jab1026 Adventurer

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    Kamusta po..I will be doing a Philippine loop ride this coming April with my CRF. Davao is on my list to stay for a night or two... I'll post picture soon of Surigao-Bislig city-Mati city and Davao city..
  9. Telemarktumalo

    Telemarktumalo Go Red Sox!

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    Thinking of buying another bike, but will need to part with the 250L to get it done. Wondering about how much I should ask for it from a friend.

    2013 CRF 250L
    ~1000 miles, mostly commuting on pavement
    I rate condition 9/10. No drops.
    Mods and Accesories: Flatland skid plate and radiator guard
    Cycra handguards
    Easton bar
    Manrack

    The 2014 is selling for $4999 locally.

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  10. kiwi5

    kiwi5 Been here awhile

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    Hey Scoot- i removed my backfire screen and snorkel along with stock exhaust and EJK at 1.5/1.5/2.5, my gearing is at 40/13. I tested with and without snorkel, and without snorkel is definately better ( more power). Why bother with the snorkel at all? Try without it i reckon. I have plenty of power in the low to mid range and only wish for a bit more power to pass slow moving traffic! ( 305cc big bore kit is my next mod). One question: can you maintain 100kph (gps verified) on the highway with that gearing?
  11. lccpmj

    lccpmj Totes amaze balls

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    It's probably best to just play around with the settings. My bike has full Arrow system, DNA air filter, stock airbox and EJK controller. My settings are 1.5,3,1.5. Which are different from a lot of peoples on here. With the stock Stage 1 settings it was way too rich. The bike flies now :-)
  12. Ed@Ford

    Ed@Ford Long timer

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    It's probably best to just play around with the settings. My bike has full Arrow system, DNA air filter, stock airbox and EJK controller. My settings are 1.5,3,1.5. Which are different from a lot of peoples on here. With the stock Stage 1 settings it was way too rich. The bike flies now :-)[/QUOTE]

    DNA Air filter?.....pleated gauze like a K&N, or some sort of foam? Thanks.

    Found it here: http://www.dnafilters.com/en/products.html?pid=62&sid=1396:CRF-250L-2013

    I think RamZ has it on his site too
  13. lccpmj

    lccpmj Totes amaze balls

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    Yep, like a K&N and the same as on RamZ website.
  14. ScootToots

    ScootToots Been here awhile

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    Hi Kiwi,

    I wanted the snorkel to stop migrating water on the airbox lid from being sucked in. That lid does get wet. Not losing anything by having a snorkel, since I chose the size. You asked if with 13/42 gearing I can hold 100kph. Yes, I can. It's just at higher revs than before, but not excessive. Having said that, I chose the Dunlop D606 for my new rear tire (needs it), and the D606 is slightly larger in diameter, so that will lower the ratios a tad, lowering the revs a bit.
  15. ScootToots

    ScootToots Been here awhile

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    It's probably best to just play around with the settings. My bike has full Arrow system, DNA air filter, stock airbox and EJK controller. My settings are 1.5,3,1.5. Which are different from a lot of peoples on here. With the stock Stage 1 settings it was way too rich. The bike flies now :-)[/QUOTE]

    Yeah, you're right, I do need to play with them a bit. After a couple more rides I'll see if it looks too carbon'd up or not. I hate adjusting the EJK. It skips steps all the time. I have to get lucky when I press the mode button to advance to the correct next step.

    I've bookmarked the site for that air filter. It would be nice to have a high flow filter that has some backfire protection, and is cleanable!
  16. bungie4

    bungie4 Frostback

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    Me on my CRFL, and two buddies (WR450 and WR250) doing some of the technical sections of the Calabogie Boogie last Sept.

    The CRFL makes an excellent submarine.
  17. ScootToots

    ScootToots Been here awhile

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    Ed,

    I've tried to find retailers of this filter. I can only find The DNA online store, which is on Greece, and their price is $129.00 CAD (plus shipping) when converted from Euros. You mentioned RamZ has it on his site. Who is ramZ, and how do I find his site? I've googled ramZ to no avail.

    Thanks,
  18. kiwi5

    kiwi5 Been here awhile

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    I will be buying a foam air filter from Uni Filter Australia- these have gotten excellent reviews. I will try out Scoot's air box mod- i didn't think any water got under the seat. Probably because it is a long hot and dry summer over here in NZ!
  19. SAPB

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    http://www.rickramsey.net/CRF250Lmods.htm#airfilter

    They are on sale.
  20. SAPB

    SAPB Long timer

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    Just lurking on the KLX forum. This applies to us also. Somebody had coolant loss, and the instrument cluster failed to indicate overheating, because if the coolant has all leaked out, the sensor can't read air. DOH! I'll bet Honda stripped a KLX to find out how to do it better.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=107591