The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. gaw777

    gaw777 Adventurer

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    How many are using these?
    I am thinking of ordering a set for the bike, but not sure what size to order, a little help please :D
    Thanks
  2. byron555

    byron555 Lame Duck Adventurer

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    Posted the following in the Terra thread

    " I've noticed a lot of flamers in these 2 threads as well. It seems to be a load of crap to me... Oh it's a pig and the suspension sucks, get a used this or that... Totally juvenile. I don't own either of these bikes, but I like these models, and more importantly the OWNERS seem to be very positive about these new bikes. No, these bikes are not orange and they are not trying to compete with the orange machines. And by no means am I bashing Orange, great bikes with a different perspective and mission.

    My WR250r is decried as a pig as well... if I want to reduce weight, I should focus on my fat ass before I sink a dime into lightening my bike, it would benefit me and my riding.... If I lost 40lbs, my suspension would work better and the power increase would exceed a pipe and programer, not to mention the health benefits for me. (Cheaper too)

    I like the new nc700x too... that bike gets bashed as well. But guess what owners are loving them too, more importantly they are selling, just like the Terra and CRF. Not only are they selling, they are getting very positive reviews! All 3 represent a segment in the market that was largely ignored, affordable, multi-use, practical yet passionate bikes that want to be ridden everyday...

    My WRr falls into that category as well (though a bit pricey new), I put 7000+ on my first season on this bike! More than the last 3 seasons combined on my old xr650l, why? Because the thing just works... No fuss, no muss, just hit the button and go. I can go where ever I want, whenever I want (well wife and kid dependent) The fact of the matter is that I focus on riding more than the bike now, it is a liberating experience "

    The CRF thread is growing fast... And look at how fast the After-market is growing for the LRP.
    I like that L.R.P. Enjoy your new bikes, they are going to be popular and the market leader within the year for the segment. The Terra is the best of the 650 single segment IMHO.
  3. N1 Qualified Man

    N1 Qualified Man Impulse Purchaser of Moto

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    Was wondering this myself although I first saw this rack on eBay. It appears thinner and lacking the tie-down rails under the sides that the man racks have. Also looks like it's set back from the seat more. These racks look good to me. I think I might try it.

    I like that it's skinnier and leaves more room for the passenger.
  4. Guerillah

    Guerillah Been here awhile

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    Took a nasty spill the other day while out riding on the trails, got a little TOO confident, accelerated up a jump and landed in a rut, got sideways and spilled it, that 43T rear sure helps acceleration lol.... Bruised rib, hurt wrist, and my gopro split my damn lip through the helmet (mounted on my mouth guard, pushed through the damn thing).

    The wife is pissed since she didn't want me to get the motorcycle in the first place, so I may be putting my bike up for sale soon depending on if I can fend her off or not. Luckily the bike is still great minus some scratched plastic on one fender. If anyone is interested, please let me know... 300 miles on her and tons of mods (i have a bad habit of modding). :cry:cry:cry:cry
  5. dsn11487

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    Glad your generally okay. You'll heal. Any chance that goPro was on? I fall a lot too, and it's always nice to see that others do to.

    Get well and hopefully you will get to keep the bike.
  6. Guerillah

    Guerillah Been here awhile

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    Thanks, yep it was on, haven't downloaded it off the gopro yet to look at it though.
  7. SAPB

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    Hmmmm, wife or bike, wife or bike. Reminds me of that commercial where the guys only had enough money for either toilet paper, or beer.
  8. Lost Rider

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    2.15 for the rear
    1.60 front.

    You might want to get some spoke weights too so you can balance your wheels after you add rim locks as they will add vibrations on pavement if not balanced.

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p3984.m570.l1313&_nkw=spoke+weights&_sacat=0&_from=R40

    If you spring for the slightly more expensive MP Litelock one's you'll need less weights to balance the wheels.

    http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/2/9/203/32819/ITEM/Motion-Pro-Liteloc-Rim-Locks.aspx
  9. Ed@Ford

    Ed@Ford Long timer

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    Rimlocks are based on rim WIDTH....look on the bead of the rim....on the front you'll either have 1.6 or 1.85 somewhere...on the rear I think it'll have a 2.15 somewhere.....and of course there should be a hole with a little rubber nipple in each rim generally about opposite the valve stem.....if not...you have to drill a hole in the rim....AND it's a good idea to re-balance the assembly after installing it because at 60 or so you'll feel the out-of-balance....or the easier way i use is to get a roll of solid core solder....you'll need at least 4 ounces...weigh each rim lock + nut, then calculate the LENGTH of solder that will give you the correct weight = each lock...then wrap that solder around 1 or more spokes, with a little electrical or duct tape over the top....or buy fancier wheel weights at Harbor Freight, Aerostich, or maybe motion pro.

    Yeah..right...what Lost Rider said!! But rim locks are a help if you run LOW pressures off road like 10 to 15 psi...and of course are a BIG help if you get a flat and have to limp out of the woods...sloooowly!
  10. Ed@Ford

    Ed@Ford Long timer

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    Well, live and learn....the improper go-pro usage was a painful lesson....but only your pride was damaged....don't quit yet...wife or no wife!! My wife laughed when I came home with a titanium rod in my leg with a handful of titanium drywall screws to hold it in place.
  11. gaw777

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    Perfect, this is the info I need. I have been actually looking at the MP litelock ones.
    Thanks again
  12. gaw777

    gaw777 Adventurer

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    Perfect, I did not know where to find the rim width, thanks.
    Nor did I know one needed to re-balance the wheel, guess it makes sense, but no one said I had an over abundance of that.
    Thanks again, I really appreciate it! :clap
  13. TwilightZone

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    I run litelocks without re-balancing the wheels. (front and rear)
    Works just fine up to the top speed on a 250 anyway.
  14. Spud Rider

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    Very well stated, Byron. :thumb

    Spud :beer
  15. Ed@Ford

    Ed@Ford Long timer

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    Yup...those MP lite weight locks are SWEET....the ancient ones on my XR400R are VERY heavy by comparison
  16. Guerillah

    Guerillah Been here awhile

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    Haha... hmm, tough decision...

    Definitely! :1drink
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  17. STANIMAL

    STANIMAL SUPPORT THE SECOND

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    Thats crazy talk , you dont sell a bike just because you fell .
  18. k4lcartman

    k4lcartman n00b

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    guerilla what tag bracket set up are you using ?
  19. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    I agree, but tell that to his wife. :deal

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  20. Guerillah

    Guerillah Been here awhile

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    She's settled down, I think I can keep her lol..

    Truer words have never been said. :freaky

    It's the DRC Edge2 setup, very nice!