The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. ryguy83

    ryguy83 Adventurer

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    Hey lost,could you tell me what kinda performance mods youve done if any,looks quick in your video,i love that sharp turn you do up to the camera and then skid outta the turn,looks sick!! good stuff


    -ry
  2. Lost Roadie

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    I drilled some holes in the airbox, probably made no difference besides the sound, no money spent on performance mods. It feels like it has more power now with some miles on the motor and its first service dome.
    Those were stock tires and gearing in the video, we now have a 13t sprocket and proper knobby tires and are very happy with what the LRP has to offer as is with those simple changes.

    Happy new year from O'hare at 5 am.


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  3. topping

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    Hi everyone i am new to dual sport bikes and riding. I have been very much enjoying my new CRF250L taking it on some trails and mostly road riding but the other day i gave it a wash and put it away for the night and now it wont start because the engine management light is showing.

    I am going to get the dealer to pick it up this week i really hope its covered under the warrantee.

    I will post an update when i know what is causing the problem.
  4. siyeh

    siyeh unproductive

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    We have 20" of snow on the ground here in WI. So our bikes are in the basement for a bit. Merry Christmas to me.
    I found some Aerostich Tank Panniers under the tree. :clap

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    For $3 at the local hardware store I procured some front attachment points:

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    I think they will ride there just fine but need more road testing,,,,

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  5. trainman

    trainman Been here awhile

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    siyeh, thanks for the pics, the bike looks great, I like the handguards and the panniers. I'm from Rhinelander, ever been there, now in Texas.
    John
  6. Ed@Ford

    Ed@Ford Long timer

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    Clever little tie down loops!! Who's tail trunk?
  7. siyeh

    siyeh unproductive

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    yep spent a ton of time UpNort. Got a buddy who lets me use his cabin near Lake Tomahawk on the Wisconsin River.
    miles and miles of dirt roads around Eagle River/Rhinelander I've done em all twice
  8. siyeh

    siyeh unproductive

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    I stole that idea from an adv KLR rider :rofl
    topcase is a GIVI E300B I had on another bike
    it fit well with a Twisted Throttle GIVI Z113C plate
  9. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    Nice job! :D Perhaps you might consider placing a small strip of inner tube under the clamp to protect the paint. After the clamp tightens, the inner tube should keep it from slipping on the frame. :deal

    Spud :wave
  10. SAPB

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    Twisted Throttle, a short ride from here. I sent an inquiry a couple of months ago about if they were going to add CRF250L to what fits my bike, and they just replied no.
  11. Harcomo

    Harcomo Been here awhile

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    For my purposes, a skid plate like this one that Works Connection makes would make perfect sense for me. Not too big and heavy but offers protection for the frame rails and underside. They make one for the 230L and 230F so I'm hoping they have one for the 250L in the future. I emailed them to see if there are any plans for one.

    http://www.crfsonly.com/catalog/popup_image.php/pID/118
  12. trainman

    trainman Been here awhile

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    If you like tie down straps, I use these from Moose Racing, they are for tying down your bike and mount to the fork triple clamps, but they can work all over the bike where there is a bolt. These straps allow you the take the stress off the handlebars when transporting your bike.

    http://www.amazon.com/Moose-Racing-Strap-Rings-90009M/dp/B0068ESR66

    John
  13. trainman

    trainman Been here awhile

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    I think that is a nice looking skid plate for the street, but off road you won't have any protection for your engine side cases. I would look into one with what I call ears on the sides of the skid plate.

    John
  14. Krono

    Krono Perfect Liner

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    Something i want to share here : As dual-sport supposes you go from road to dirt and vice-versa, one of the first and most useful addition i made to my bike is an air-pump and a deflator, as you can see on the picture installed on the handelbar
    I have 25km on tarmac to reach my offroad playground, thus by winding roads, so i prefer having the right tire pressure - for me it would be 20 psi, and 12 for dirt/mud.

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    The air pump is a 10$ M-bike manual pump. You will need around 150 pumps to go from 12 to 20 psi

    The tyre-deflator is made by Staun, fully ajustable. I use them for my 4x4.
    Unfortunately you can only get them in 4-pack, and they are not cheap.
    http://www.stauntyredeflators.com.au/
    But maybe there are some other brands ...

    L
  15. SAPB

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    Great! Less weight is better. Some of us also ride bicycles, pumping for a while sure beats the added weight of a battery powered compressor. Good mounting point, I was going to put one on my rear rack, more likely to get toasted in a involuntary get off.
  16. damasovi

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    Hi,

    I saw this bike with joy at the IM show and like everything except the tiny tank (2 gallons?) so I was wondering how big was the range and if anybody is already making a bigger tank. This and the WR250 are bikes I really like but the Yamaha is a lot expensive-er.

    So what options if any are there for 3-5 gallon tanks? (I read the last 20 pages of this tread and could not find any info)

    Thanks

    Damasovi
  17. 13Moose-man

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    Would anyone happen to know what size spoke wrench is needed. The so called "tool kit" that it came with didn't include a spoke wrench. Any thoughts on spoke torque wrenches, are they worth the money?

    Thanks
  18. Spud Rider

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    I own Motion Pro and OEM, Honda spoke wrenches. However, I also like my Tusk Spoke Wrench Set. :deal

    http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/43/-/203/841/-/19537/Tusk-Spoke-Wrench-Set/tusk+spoke+wrench

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    Torque spoke wrenches are very expensive, and I don't trust them. When tightening spokes, I trust the feedback from my hand much more than I trust a torque wrench. As long as one applies common sense, it's very difficult to tighten a spoke too much. :deal

    Spud :beer
  19. trainman

    trainman Been here awhile

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    The fuel tank is 2.3 gals., at 70 mpg the tank is ok for me, but others on long off road rides may want a larger tank. I don't think you will see a 4.0-5.0 gal. tank for this bike, lucky if a aftermarket tank is 3.0 or 3.3 gals. I'm going to go with the RotopaX Fuel Tank and carry it on the rear rack on the bike, for my extra long rides where fuel could be a problem.
    John
  20. Fytclub

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    Is there a decent GPS and mount that everyone is using?