The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. macinthailand

    macinthailand n00b

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  2. macinthailand

    macinthailand n00b

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    Sorry.... I asked again after some others posted some info. I didn't see yours before posting. Thanks for this. Where, if you recall, did you get this info from? I pulled the spring side (right) apart and drained and measured the amount. Given you info, I have lost almost half of what's supposed to be in there. That is possibile too because when I got back from one ride my boot and engine case was covered in fork oil.
  3. Rider1

    Rider1 Ridin' Dave

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    "Macinthailand... Thanks. I contacted Rick via email but when I looked up this site (the manual site) the only thing I found was a manual that had several types of Hondas info in it. I was hoping for one specific to the 250L. They do offer specific manuals for other Hondas just could not find one specific to the 250L."

    At the bottom of the page that I sent you the link on is this:

    "If manuals are not shown online, you can call 1-800-782-4356 and order them over the phone."
  4. macinthailand

    macinthailand n00b

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    I am an idiot! Thanks. Jeez maybe someone should just order this for me because apparently I cannot read or follow simple directions!! LOL. I am a day ahead (12 hours actually) so I will order tonight my time. Probably take a month to get here too! Great info on this site Adventure riders site too. I have put this thing through hell and it is still taking care of business so everyone should be/will be impressed with the durability of these bikes!!
  5. Tommyrg

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    This came out of my manual it may be of by a half Oz plus or minus
  6. Tommyrg

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    And the type of fluid Honda used was ss-8 my forks were kinda spongy so I put 30 wt. In it. Most people claim it stiffins theme but it just slow the compresion down witch in return feels stiffer on quick fire roads
  7. Goon310

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    Hmm.
    I think it will be ok then.
    The main riding area is about an hour away, and once I'm there I can stay off road for the most part.

    I'd like to be able to do DS rides like LA-Barstow-Vegas.

    I guess worst comes to worst, I could always throw on a big bore kit seeing as one is in development.
    But like I said, I enjoy the low price point and simplicity of this bike.
    Even Honda says oil change every 8K miles!
  8. macinthailand

    macinthailand n00b

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    Perfect! Exactly what I am looking for. Appreciate the help. Now off to the shop to locate some oil!
  9. koh kood

    koh kood Been here awhile

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    I made the small fairing out of fibreglass. Keeps the wind down a bit and the gps drier.[​IMG]
  10. Red_dog

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    just wondering, with the clutch in, n stand down the bike should start right? i washed mine yesterday n now it refuses to start in anything but N with the stand down..even stopped in gear, with the clutch in, it still dies. any ideas?
  11. Tommyrg

    Tommyrg Adventurer

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    My 250l has never started in gear with the stand down, it also wont stay running in gear, with the clutch in when you swing the stand down...been like that since mile 0
  12. Bob80

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    Looks good, and great idea .Got anymore pic's from different angle?, Does it make much of a difference? and How much to Canada if ya decide to produce them?...lol
  13. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    Two friends of mine did LAB2V on a CRF100 and a TTR125. I think our CRFL's will make it, no problem. :D
  14. goondock

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    There was some talk a couple pages back of people asking about folding shift levers. Just picked one up from Best Dual Sport Bikes. My review is the shifter looks nice and functions as it should from my rough measurements the shifter is basically the same size as the stock one.. It feels pretty much the same too maybe a little longer but not much to make any difference.

    Summary: Lite, Sweet looking shifter at a good price. Haven't laid the bike down yet so I can't speak on durability but I feel safer with this one on there as opposed to the non folding stock one. here are some photos of my rough measurements.

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  15. Goon310

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    Was reading about a trio that did it on Honda Trail 90's.
    High speed.. er, Low Speed - Low drag? LOL

    Hoping to pick up my 250L end of the month.
  16. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    Nice work! :clap
  17. Tommyrg

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    Well I guess the drc brake light/turn indicator combo is coming sooner than I though :rofl

    <a href=http://s1274.photobucket.com/albums/y427/tommyrg/?action=view&current=2012-12-10_17-40-00_427_zpsa7e0d967.jpg target=_blank><img src=http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y427/tommyrg/2012-12-10_17-40-00_427_zpsa7e0d967.jpg border=0 alt=></a>
    <a href=http://s1274.photobucket.com/albums/y427/tommyrg/?action=view&current=2012-12-10_17-39-51_781_zps890cfc0a.jpg target=_blank><img src=http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y427/tommyrg/2012-12-10_17-39-51_781_zps890cfc0a.jpg border=0 alt=></a> broke the tail light section in a wheely:clap
  18. MentalGuru

    MentalGuru Crazy Diamond

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    A wheelie??? :y0! Pics or it just tipped over... :lol3

    :beer
  19. NesquikNinja

    NesquikNinja Long timer

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    Ha! I did that on my old triumph....only instead of breaking the tail light, I broke the whole damn bike. Lesson learned

    What have you guys done for a tach on the crf? Im going to cyclegear to get a tach/hourmeter tonight but I dont know how accurate it will be.....

    Also, opinions on the Ricochet and similar skidplates vs the TCI version that has engine guards as well?

    Rode to work today...wind chill is about 15F. That new Sedici Hotwired jacket is serving me quite well.
  20. Tommyrg

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    Haha it didnt just tip over this time. Can you see my pictures I posted or did I fail?