The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. Nanocer

    Nanocer Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2012
    Oddometer:
    16
    Location:
    SoCal
    With shipping it was $318.00, that includes all the stickers for the white version(not shown). Btw the seat is silver, not white. I'm thinking about sending my red seat to seat concepts for their make over :) when I get a chance I'll dig up the part numbers.

    -Will
  2. Harcomo

    Harcomo Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2012
    Oddometer:
    121
    Location:
    Missouri
    What do you use to remove the factory decals on the rear plastic fender or other plastic parts? Some of you have painted parts of your plastic with the Plasti Dip and I'm curious as to how you removed your decals as they seem tough to remove.
  3. siyeh

    siyeh unproductive

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2005
    Oddometer:
    2,079
    Location:
    Evansville, WI
    I have yet to remove any stickers on my CRF. But on past bikes, with my wife's hair dryer and GooGone, and really long fingernails, I have had very good results.
  4. Nanocer

    Nanocer Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2012
    Oddometer:
    16
    Location:
    SoCal
    I waited until the sun warmed them up good and peeled them off with my finger nail. You could use a blow dryer to warm up and loosen the adhesive. Then I used a little Goo-Gone on a rag to remove any remaining adhesive and then hit it right away with Windex to keep the goo-gone from eating the plastic.

    -Will
  5. Krono

    Krono Perfect Liner

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2012
    Oddometer:
    211
    Location:
    Heidiland
    Only reds here in europe too :cry


    L
  6. NesquikNinja

    NesquikNinja Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2012
    Oddometer:
    1,362
    Location:
    St. Louis
    White looks nice!

    Personally, this is the first bike Ive owned that isnt getting any cosmetic upgrades....I just dont see the point. Its gonna get dirty, dropped, scratched, broke, wrecked, tossed, and ridden. Ill get my luggage, my crash protection for the essentials, keep up with my mechanicals. Yeah its a 2013 but dual sports still look best after theyve seen some adventures rather than staying squeaky clean like the road bikes.

    I may rattle can it some day? Haha
  7. x32792

    x32792 Retired Cracker American

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,330
    Location:
    Winter Park, FL (Orlando) Flatistan
    Just finished reading the first 122 pages of this threat and thoroughly enjoyed it. Hope to read and learn more about the LRP.
  8. 'Flagger

    'Flagger ..this space for rent..

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2004
    Oddometer:
    2,552
    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    Welcome ... did you make an index of topics while reading? Will you share? :D
  9. NesquikNinja

    NesquikNinja Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2012
    Oddometer:
    1,362
    Location:
    St. Louis
    Holy hell you must have learned alot

    My turn to learn...at my age I should be more in to this hip-hop lingo you kids are using these days...what does LRP mean?

    I realize your talking about the bike, but what does it actually mean
  10. Lost Roadie

    Lost Roadie Rider

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2006
    Oddometer:
    3,592
    Location:
    On The Road




    Little Red Piggy, as seen in not so famous or not so great videos like this one.

    By all means don't confuse it with the BRP (Big Red Pig), the Honda XR650R. :deal


    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/54423038?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="1280" height="720" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/54423038">The Little Red Piggy</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/lostrider">Lost Rider</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
  11. siyeh

    siyeh unproductive

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2005
    Oddometer:
    2,079
    Location:
    Evansville, WI
    little?
    red?
    pig?

    Nanocer's a LWP
  12. Irish769

    Irish769 In Principio Erat Verbum

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2012
    Oddometer:
    156
    Location:
    Nebraska
    Greetings from just another Noob. I have a CRF on order...should be in my garage by 01/12 or so. I have been lurking and learning for a couple of months and appreciate the knowledge base. I have been pre-farkling and have a closet full of stuff just itching to be installed (Flatland skid plate and radiator guard, Manrack, Wolfman E12's, handguards etc). I have ridden street bikes for 30 years and always wanted something to leave the pavement. I looked at sooooo many dual-sports and just couldn't pull the trigger. I took a ride on a CRF and believe I found what I was looking for!
  13. ryguy83

    ryguy83 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2012
    Oddometer:
    98
    Location:
    Holmdel,NJ

    Little Red Pig
  14. ryguy83

    ryguy83 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2012
    Oddometer:
    98
    Location:
    Holmdel,NJ
    oh yea, AWSOME video Lost,great editing,had me cracking up



    -ry
  15. Lost Roadie

    Lost Roadie Rider

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2006
    Oddometer:
    3,592
    Location:
    On The Road



    Welcome to the party Irish, Christmas is coming a little late for you this year&#8230;. congrats on your new bike, have fun getting off the beaten paved path, beware though it's like crack and can become very addicting. :D




    Thanks ry, glad you like, it's supposed to be a little funny&#8230;. can't take life too seriously now can we?

    -Finn
  16. gaw777

    gaw777 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2012
    Oddometer:
    59
    Location:
    Cali
  17. DirtyBlackIrish

    DirtyBlackIrish Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2012
    Oddometer:
    153
    Location:
    Washington State

    Welcome!
  18. Irish769

    Irish769 In Principio Erat Verbum

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2012
    Oddometer:
    156
    Location:
    Nebraska
    Thanks for the welcome! Great video Lost...I hope that's what you do for a living otherwise you missed your calling! Love your decals as well and hope to obtain a few.

    I would like to replace my brake lines with some braided stainless and wondering how much of a job it is. I have bled and replaced fluid on many a brake but never pulled or replaced lines. Is it considerably harder starting with a dry line to get all the air out?
  19. merc16

    merc16 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2008
    Oddometer:
    391
    Location:
    Alabama
    OMG ! I just finished reading this whole thread. It took a few days but I did it before the year ended. I can't decide between it and possibly the Husqvarna 650Terra. Luckily, I have till spring to decide. Gotta pay bills off first. In this whole thread, I have not read anything that I would take as a negative of the 250.
  20. Farmboi

    Farmboi n00b

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2012
    Oddometer:
    1
    Still working on getting through all the posts but I've read many of them. I'm a total noob to motorcycles, getting in it to keep up with my 15 yr old son. For a first time bike I'm trying to decide between this and the wr250r. I'm 5"11 175lbs so I don't think I have to have a smallerish bike. I will do off road with my son who has a 2 stroke 125 and then I want to commute to work, 10 miles, no highway. For me, I think either bike will work, though the wr250r may be better off road when I improve as a rider. I think it's coming done to cost of these new. Nothing used in my area. I've looked at both manuals and the wr250r seems to have a longer maintenance schedule especially on the valves. Am I reading that right? Seems to the crf250l has a valve check at 600 miles then every 8k, as well as other maintenance where as the wr is valves at 24k, but reg maintenance is every 6k. Im no mechanic so this translates to direct costs, will try to learn many thanks to posts here but are there any thoughts on what this maintenance translates to for the two bikes? Or does it still just come down to preference?