The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. bigblockbarry

    bigblockbarry Random Misfire

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    17s with 120/70-17 f and 150/70-17 r.I bought these from Forrest at Wheeling Cycle.They have stock Honda hubs and brake rotors which work great for me,I can swap back to dirt wheels for the weekend in about 30 minutes.
  2. Ed@Ford

    Ed@Ford Long timer

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    sweet!!!
  3. Falcon083

    Falcon083 Adventurer

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    BigBlock Nice Set-UP! have you waxed your bike? seems to have an extra extra Gloss to it ! Shiney !


    ED@ford well thanks to you i now have a tool tube. ha ha ha. and it works great. fits my kit and right now i am in the process of giving it the krylon touch to make it white. the KTM orange doesn't flow to well. ha ha ha. now to decide where to put it. i am thinking off the side of the rear rack will do nicely.

    Got in a nice early ride today. just puttered around. for some reason i was in a slow ride mood today. taking in the scenery in stead of barreling down the road. saw some things i want to stop and take a picture of, but was in auto pilot, ride, ride, ride. ( someone had taken an old gas pump and turned it into a mailbox)

    alright; you guys have a good evening and hope to have some good ride reports soon. :deal
  4. dsn11487

    dsn11487 Adventurer

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    13/48 gearing ordered, speedo healer, new chain, new 606 rear and mt21 front ordered, new stickers and spoke skins for esthetics!

    Will report findings, already have pc4, power bomb, ejk, and air box mod on.
  5. Vzuke

    Vzuke Been here awhile

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    BigBlockBarry,

    Did you have any problems with the 120 front tire rubbing the forks?

    I went with Warp 9 wheels and tires, they recommended a 110 tire up front because a 120 would rub.

    I also put a 140 on the rear per their recommendation. I had to whittle on the chain guard with that one. Did you just remove the stock chain guard?

    Oh and the 140 was rubbing the stock muffler (lowered bike). Did you have to modify that? I used it as an excuse to get a full Yoshimura system. It was more oval than round, like the stock muffler. But I still had to shim it out about 1/2" so it wouldn't rub.

    Thanks.

    Vzuke.

    The misses lowered bike.
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  6. Vzuke

    Vzuke Been here awhile

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    Stock exhaust with 140.
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    Yoshi with 140.
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  7. bigblockbarry

    bigblockbarry Random Misfire

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    I haven't had any problems with hard parts rubbing.I had to grind on the fork guards to clear the tire and heated up the chain guard with a heat gun and bent it out of the way.What tire do you have on the back?
  8. SAPB

    SAPB Long timer

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    Here's how Lost Rider mounted his tool tube, by eliminating the stock one.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20732891&postcount=19
  9. Falcon083

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    That is a possibility, the stock storage compartment is about useless. i was going to modifiy it by cutting out the center shelf and be able to use all of the inside. but now after seeing this.......... i will have to do a little tinkering....

    thanks :freaky
  10. SAPB

    SAPB Long timer

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    Also, I saw on the http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=262998
    where a guy's tool tube broke off, and he lost all his tools. Some think a strap arrangement like big hose clamps around the tube is the way to go.
  11. SAPB

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  12. Ed@Ford

    Ed@Ford Long timer

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    smokin deal on the aldi calipers! Looks nicer than the Harbor Freight ones
  13. AcftMan

    AcftMan Adventurer

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    Thank you all for the Amazing Amount of information about the bike! I had to read every page before I would post. I lurked for 6 months but couldn't pull the trigger on getting one, Until the day I get back from overseas, my neighbor rides in my front yard with a LRP! I about crapped myself and went on for about 20 mins telling him about his bike. Needless to say I got one the next day! Last time I rode was 12 years ago in the mountains of NC on my TTR125. I'm 27 5'6'' 150lbs and the bike feels good. Engine braking is very pronounced. I feel very confident on the bike and already laid it down a few times. One time was so bad it crushed the radiator in from the side. Not quite as bad as Nancy did on hers though. The stock front tire is bad on sand. I'm in panama city fl, so riding isn't as fun as what it was in NC. First night I got the bike my wife said go ahead bring "it" in the house! She knew I was gonna ask! I had to strip the panels off to inspect everything and answer questions for about an hour from our 2 boys. There 3 and 5. That was fun... On the list of things to get are Radiator, Rikochet skid plate, HDB guards, 13 tooth with corrector, PMR rear rack with wolfman peak ofcourse. Thank you LOST for the detailed DIY on the Valve check! I will do all maintenance to my bike. I am an Aircraft Mechanic by trade and enjoy bending wrenches.[​IMG]
  14. Epy

    Epy Hen-teaser

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    I'm sure it's already been covered, but how is the sargent seat? I have the seat concepts one and it's harder than stock, probably going to sell it. Does sargent make a low version?

    edit: whoops, meant corbin
  15. bigblockbarry

    bigblockbarry Random Misfire

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  16. isalas16

    isalas16 Adventurer

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    What tires did you guys purchased? and how do you like them, have you ride with those tires in the Rain?
  17. New2Moto

    New2Moto Been here awhile

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    It costs an arm and a leg but it might save your butt! lol I got a corbin and have a few hundred miles on it. Its like night and day compared to the oem and apparently its supposed to get even better after 2k miles

    I don't do alot of technical riding so the extra wide back part is perfect for the 30min -2 hour pavement stints to get to the various off road areas and the front is still just as narrow as the oem for technical stuff/ standing

    It does make it a little harder to flat foot, especially when sitting all the way at the back, but I am about 6'1 and I can still touch reach comfortably

    Probably not the best seat upgrade for pure dirt riders but its great for 50/50 riders like me who do to the trails some days but also cruise the slab for a few hours now and then!

    Cheers :freaky
  18. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    I know you like to play thread cop but this one was WAY out of line considering how many pages in this thread you've filled with your ride reports, which those of us seeking real info on the CRF then have to slog through..... :csm
  19. Vzuke

    Vzuke Been here awhile

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    BigBlockBarry
    It's funny that you mentioned the heat gun, I did the same thing with mine. Well with my wife's. Since I lowered it I don't get to ride it much. "I look like circus bear." It's a 250cc Grom.

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    I put some Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa's on the CRF. I doubt that my wife will find the limits of this tire. And while she has ridden in the rain (got caught out in it a few times) she wasn't slipping and sliding.

    I have Conti Trail Attack Dual-Sport Tires (80% road - 20% dirt) on my DRZ SuperMoto (100% road). Again I'm not out there trying to find the limits of the tires in the rain but I wouldn't say I was as cautious as the misses.
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  20. SAPB

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    Welcome to the club!