The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. creamcheese

    creamcheese n00b

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    The mounting bracket is the same as we use for the DRZ400 Edge kit. Just added two 8mm holes in the bracket,two 8mm bolts,two aluminum spacers and the 12 O'clock Labs controller.
    Fg


    http://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/shop/52/24/1400.shtml
  2. Just Bob

    Just Bob Been There Done That

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    Happy birthday ya old fart (from another old fart).:D
  3. ramz

    ramz Professional Trail Rider

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    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

    Crude trace:

    [​IMG]
    :ricky
  4. Guerillah

    Guerillah Been here awhile

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    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.
  5. Unclejimmy1

    Unclejimmy1 Adventurer

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    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.......:clap:clap
  6. Creekgeek

    Creekgeek Custom Sarcasm Dir.

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  7. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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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.
  8. Ed@Ford

    Ed@Ford Long timer

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    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
  9. koh kood

    koh kood Been here awhile

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    Could someone recommend a magnetic tank bag? I really don't want the strap on type.
  10. Bob80

    Bob80 Adventurer

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  11. Willard

    Willard Adventurer

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    See Post 905.
  12. MentalGuru

    MentalGuru Crazy Diamond

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    Here's the post...
  13. Ed@Ford

    Ed@Ford Long timer

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    Do you peel the whole tank off for fueling or can you access the filler when you unzip it from the base?
  14. koh kood

    koh kood Been here awhile

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    I was sort of looking for one about 1/4 that size. For trail riding that would be way too large IMO.
  15. Lucky62

    Lucky62 Dreamer Extraordinaire

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    ....it's hard to beat a Honda.......:clap:clap

    Perzactly......:thumb:thumb
  16. bungie4

    bungie4 Frostback

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    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.

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  17. siyeh

    siyeh unproductive

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    My old Joe Rocket Manta fits and sticks nicely but it is very small.

    Gloves, wallet, cellphone, water bottle, and it's full

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  18. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    I think the company is igio....fairly small,has four magnetic thingys.
  19. koh kood

    koh kood Been here awhile

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    Thank's for the suggestions on the tank bag.
  20. Kankujoe

    Kankujoe Adventure Traveller

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    I also use a Joe Rocket Manta tank bag.