The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. billfires

    billfires Adventurer

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    Just rode home from the dealer in 40 degree temps. A little cold but I haven't had this feeling since I had my SL 350 in 1980-81. Was only a 15 mile ride but took all back roads. First addition will be a tachometer as the bike is so quiet. Will post pics when I figure out how. Bill C
  2. jtbek

    jtbek ADV990R

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  3. Harcomo

    Harcomo Been here awhile

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  4. jtbek

    jtbek ADV990R

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  5. roundtripping

    roundtripping Adventourist

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  6. Guerillah

    Guerillah Been here awhile

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    Trying to change out the handlebars and am having some problems with the throttle tube. The two damn Phillips heads that hold it onto the bar will not budge. I've put pb blaster on them to no avail, am I missing something?
  7. ramz

    ramz Professional Trail Rider

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    I called Yoshimura just now.

    There will be a complete exhaust system (muffler & header) and a slip-on only (muffler).

    They are using the RS4 duplex chamber setup with packing material.

    Mid 90s db range, not EPA compliant.

    Available in 6 weeks or so - just after the New Year.

    They will take your name for pre-orders - 800-634-9166.
  8. Brk4moose

    Brk4moose Could save your life

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    Agreed. I just got mine. Yikes! Looks like a high school kids welding project.

    Another question. Any need for the fi controller if you just want a slip on?
  9. Guerillah

    Guerillah Been here awhile

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    My welds are decent on mine, definitely not terrible. I'm thinking they have 2 welders there.
  10. 13Moose-man

    13Moose-man Adventurer

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    You don't have to. But the controller is well worth it for the performance you will gain combined with the slip-on.
  11. dsn11487

    dsn11487 Adventurer

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  12. Guerillah

    Guerillah Been here awhile

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    Some mods... Still got handlebars sitting since I can't get my stock throttle tube off... :( Stupid phillips screws

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  13. Kankujoe

    Kankujoe Adventure Traveller

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    I dropped off my new 2013 CRF250L at Flatland Racing today. They will be developing accessories using my bike as the pattern. In the next two weeks they'll have skid plates & radiator guards. Next will be a rear rack. Around Christmas they'll borrow my bike again, then most likely disc brake guards will follow.

    They seem like great guys, all are experienced riders. They gave me the grand tour of their manufacturing & retail facilities. The owner told me they have been in business for 20 years. All of their accessories look like quality stuff, I look forward to getting my bike back with the new farkles.
  14. 'Flagger

    'Flagger ..this space for rent..

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    :clap
  15. Harcomo

    Harcomo Been here awhile

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    Lookin' good! So.....how are you liking the Megabomb and the Q4 muffler?
  16. Guerillah

    Guerillah Been here awhile

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    Thanks!

    I like them, definitely free'd up some weight, difference isn't hugely noticeable but can surely be felt (as far as power). It was popping a bit after install of just the exhaust components. Once I added the fuel controller is when it opened up. I also did the airbox mods and filter mod that can be seen on bestdualsports.com . The 13 tooth front socket was also a big boost to the gearing, tons of fun in the dirt at this point. I need some better tires than stock though as they kind of suck in the sand.
  17. Rider1

    Rider1 Ridin' Dave

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    Thanks for doing this !

    We appreciate it a lot !

    Dave
  18. SAPB

    SAPB Long timer

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  19. goondock

    goondock Adventurer

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    Hey Guerilla, I second this post above, that is the exact tool I used to get mine off. i was shocked as to how tight those suckers were in there.
  20. goondock

    goondock Adventurer

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    follow up about the HBD mirrors on the HBD handguards.. yes there is a little doubling at night. when you see the headlights in the mirrors you will see the main headlight with two faint headlights on each side.. not really that bad though. totally tolerable.. I have seen some other people throw some stick on mirrors over them but i don't see the need