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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by joec63, Sep 4, 2012.
Happy birthday ya old fart (from another old fart).
Stock CRF250L lever
from the centerline of the shaft to the centerline of the folding tip - 4 1/2 inches
offset from the centerline of the pinchbolt to the inside surface of the shifter that faces the alternator - 2 inches
Took the charcoal canister off, it's pretty lightweight (probably only weighs about a pound). Only 1 vacuum line needs plugged (connects to the throttle body) , and an inline filter should be added to the vent from the tank so nothing can get in there. The rest of the lines can be removed. I removed the solenoid from the canister and mounted it to one of the holes where the canister bracket was previously attached so the ECU wouldn't freak out. Not much in weight savings unfortunately but I won't have to deal with any issues that may arise because of it.
I am nearly 70 ,and I bought the crf250l about 2 months ago,,,,,love it, I have installed GPS,,Acrebsis bar protectors, richeches SP. bash plate. . 2 stage heatroller for vest and gloves,,,and a givi top case,,,,on a cycleracks rack, next mod will be seat concepts seat,,,and maybe a 13 tooth sprocket.. And a holder for a SPOT.
This bikes real fun, and does everything well,,,, wanted a wr250 r,,, but the price and dependability factor ,influenced me to pull the trigger on the MOUNTAIN GOAT....it's hard to beat a Honda.......
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Thank you for the nice comments folks! Byron, thank you for your comments as well as your business! We think that the new CRF shock is a good option as it is right up the center of our expertise here at Cogent. Byron's shock is a 1 off custom but was built based off of a comprehensive analysis of the OEM shock, wheel rates and our customers needs and experience. We are very selective about how we setup a shock and beyond the calculations and design consideration, customers preferences and perceptions of the suspension performance is foremost in our design criteria. I know that for me, I need to spend time with a setup, not just through differing lading and terrain but even through different moods that I may have before I am willing to accept my own satisfaction. If a good level of interest develops, we would be interested in doing some kind of group buy with special incentives for the participants. We would want to be sure to get good feedback from the participants and assure that each customer is fully satisfied with their personal setups. With that accomplished, Cogent Dynamics would add the CRF shock as a standard product. The list price for one of these standards would be $625, $30 more than the Moab shock with the same features. Once the production numbers became inline with the Moab, the pricing would technically be the same. Unfortunately, with the cost of our parts (all made in the USA by motorcycle enthusiasts) the Moab is likely to see a price hike anyhow since it has been at the same price for about 5 years.
The OEM rear shock is revalvable and rebuildable but is not really designed to be so, causing some compromises in doing so (namely the addition of a fill port and the crimped in separator piston). Having said that, fitting a new spring to the OEM shock is something we can do with no trouble. Revalving the shock is no real problem at about $200. Once we start talking about adding a rebound adjuster (much as we do to the DR650 shocks) I feel it is more cost effective to replace the shock as a unit since with revalve, rebound adjuster and a new spring would total over $500 with parts and labor.
I appreciate all of your comments.
The XR400R folding shifter are 5 5/8 and 1 5/8 respectively....the 1 5/8 could easily be stretched to 2"...5 5/8 might be nice if you have big feet
Could someone recommend a magnetic tank bag? I really don't want the strap on type.
works good for my needs,originally bought for my cruiser, but seems to fit the CRF tank pretty well also: http://www.joerocket.com/catalog/index.cfm/251/381/Luggage/Manta_Tank_Bag
See Post 905.
Here's the post...
Do you peel the whole tank off for fueling or can you access the filler when you unzip it from the base?
I was sort of looking for one about 1/4 that size. For trail riding that would be way too large IMO.
....it's hard to beat a Honda.......
I had an old Nelson-Rigg magnetic tank bag kicking around that's to small for my FJR, tried it on my CRF. Bingo! Big enough to hold some useful stuff. Small enough to not get in the way standing on the pegs.
My old Joe Rocket Manta fits and sticks nicely but it is very small.
Gloves, wallet, cellphone, water bottle, and it's full
I think the company is igio....fairly small,has four magnetic thingys.
Thank's for the suggestions on the tank bag.
I also use a Joe Rocket Manta tank bag.
I am new to this site and have had this 250L since March (in Thailand). I was wondering if anyone has located a service manual for it yet? I have had leaking fork seals since almost new and had a friend bring me some new seals back from the states. I would like to service the forks and replace the seals but am hesitant to try without a service manual. Even stock parts are almost non existent here. Mine is made in Thailand and customer support sucks. I tried Honda in Japan but they keep referring me to Honda of Thailand. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!