The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. STANIMAL

    STANIMAL SUPPORT THE SECOND

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  2. SAPB

    SAPB Long timer

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    I read every post on the KLX forum, and decided that was the bike for me. A used low mile one showed up on the website of a local dealer. I stood in utter amazement as it took 10 minutes to get it started. Oh well, red is better than green anyway. Red bike starts in 1/4 second.
  3. TwilightZone

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    >"Tried installing a 43T rear tonight... no luck. Those hex bolts on the sprocket are pieces of shit, the depth is so tiny its easy for the bit to mangle the threads."

    Wonder if they have high-strength thread locker on them. If so, you need to heat before removing them. (dunno)
  4. bungie4

    bungie4 Frostback

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    Stock pipe or aftermarket?
  5. Ed@Ford

    Ed@Ford Long timer

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    I seem to recall Rick Ramsey having this issue....he drilled them out....but I think he said in hindsight, loosen it from the nut side first...that's what I did on my XR's ages ago.....visit his website rickramsey dot net
  6. Rider1

    Rider1 Ridin' Dave

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    No threadlocker just REAL TIGHT .

    I found it more effective as a two person job. One holding the allen side tight. And the other person gradually and smoothly removing the nut.

    Dave
  7. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    Speaking of that. Would you be interested in helping me swap mine out sometime. :evil
  8. Rider1

    Rider1 Ridin' Dave

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    Of course. You've got my number.

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  9. Guerillah

    Guerillah Been here awhile

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    Yea, I eventually realized I had a 1/4" impact and a 6mm bit for it, it worked wonders on the other 4 bolts and did not strip the head. If I would have done it with nothing but an impact and a 17mm wrench on the back I probably wouldn't of had any issues. Oh well... you live and you learn.:freaky
  10. SugarDust

    SugarDust Kulia i ka nu'u

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    Stock pipe right now
  11. bungie4

    bungie4 Frostback

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    Lets clarify this, your saying you got noticeable gains just by installing the FI Programmer? Or are you talking about no off idle closed throttle lean stalling?, easier starting? - drive-ability.

    I suspect the aftermarket pipe makes a difference, but not as much as most guys think. It's nearly all FI Programmer and gearing when their posting up some of the 'big gains' in the $1000 performance kit. I'm just seeing if my suspicions are being confirmed by your statement. If so, I''m in for the FI Programmer and not the pipe.
  12. hrcs90

    hrcs90 Adventurer

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    Honda dealers or any OEM dealer for that matter can not void your warranty because of a aftermarket part. There is a thing called the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act :deal

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...DbIIacB73Xu1IVHRbpHdQ&bvm=bv.1355325884,d.cGE

    What I have found is that it really relies on the attitude and energy that the dealer wants to put forth in processing the warranty claim. If the dealer is not into modifying they will usually almost always throw there hands up when they see aftermarket parts and cry void.
  13. MentalGuru

    MentalGuru Crazy Diamond

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    Yes they can void your because you replaced your muffler or reprogramed the ECU. The muffler has a small catalytic converter in it which is illegal to remove or modify. Both modifications involve illegal tampering with the emission system. This will legally void the engine portion of your warranty.

    They are working on a law in Wisconsin that allows any officer to inspect the exhaust on 2013 and newer motorcycles to verify the emissions system hasn't been tampered with.

    Other states are working on new laws also.

    The states are required to report emission tampering and violations to the EPA.

    I'm suprised dealer will replace the muffler. The penaltys are huge. Any catalytic converter(muffler in this case) that is replaced within 12 months must be reported to the EPA by law.

    If the dealer replaced the muffler you can still be held responsible. Even the technician that replaced the muffler is held responsible.


    Just sayin...:1drink

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  14. Tommyrg

    Tommyrg Adventurer

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    But..............heres the kicker........arent both of these parts bolt on anyways??? ; D my dealer told me that if it came down to it and the Honda rep wanted to look at it either put my stock parts back on or they would take parts off of a new unit for the time being :clap now thats dealer for the people.... Ron Ayers Motorsports :1drink
  15. longslowdistance

    longslowdistance Been here awhile

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    . . . but I didn't find it yet.

    Should I buy this bike?

    I've been riding motorcycles less than 3 years but thanks to lots of mountain bike experience I can read a trail surface pretty well. I have a BMW R1200 GS that gets lots of Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountain gravel road and buff double track miles with street tires, but it's pretty heavy and I've stayed away from slimy double tracks and most stream crossings. But I want to ride on slimy double tracks and stream crossings. Not an aggressive rider, and I have short legs - the GS can be a challenge with a 33 inch seat height. And I want a reliable bike that I can just ride, not work on.

    Does the CRF250L fit the bill? Any alternatives? (I'm keeping the GS, of course) Thanks.
  16. Tommyrg

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    Sorry for the back to back post but on a different note does anyone have a set of 17" hoops laying around? And how hard would it be to get the hubs powder coated? Any guys who have thought about where im going with this lets here some feed back, : parts used, COST, what 320mm rotor will bolt on and anyyy ideas :norton
  17. MentalGuru

    MentalGuru Crazy Diamond

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    You still have dirty hands according to the legal system. This means you lose...

    Federal law and EPA made it illegal to remove or tamper with any part of the emission system. Most states have laws making it illegal also.

    This you would be still guilty of, leaving you with dirty hands.

    Just because you conform to one law means nothing.

    So yes Honda can void your warranty for doing either modification because they are illegal. On top of that the dealer, the technician and the end user are in violation of state and federal law and can face large fines and imprisonment.

    That is, only if they get caught...

    :beer
  18. Tommyrg

    Tommyrg Adventurer

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    Ohhh yess I agree 100% but its like the other guy said...in the begging stages of a claim its all up to the dealer.. Thats the main ticket. If you dealer wants to do it, most likely its gonna get done.
  19. MentalGuru

    MentalGuru Crazy Diamond

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    I agree completely a good dealer will cover a customers problems without worrying about the modifications. If they don't do that would cause customer relation issues so they just let Honda cover the repair. It could cost them a customer if they push the issue with you, so they take care of the customer with that grey area and hope they don't get caught with dirty hands.


    Just remember to give a tip to the technician since he will most likely get paid at the lower warranty pay rate. Dounts and other treats will help keep everyone else on your side. :deal

    When you break down away from home things might get interesting. Remember that dounts and tips work very well. They can make a huge difference. :evil

    :beer
  20. Tommyrg

    Tommyrg Adventurer

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    But once again we both ride red.....so no need for warrantys:D.......probly wake up in the morning and my baby won't crank haha