The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. MentalGuru

    MentalGuru Crazy Diamond

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    I called and this is what I was told. They are in stock.

    They were working on the site for the past couple of days. They said to clear your cookies, set your country code and place your order. If it can't be done thru the site they said you can call and arrange to do it via e-mail.

    Here's the Canadian link. http://www.motosport.com/dirtbike/2...iversal-78-bar-mount-kit?cc=CA&mmy_source=pdp

    :1drink
  2. bungie4

    bungie4 Frostback

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    Fuck it, I'm done. Called twice and told both times they won't take a phone order from Canada. Tried removing my shopping cart, clearing cache, deleting cookies etc. Same shit.

    Flake outfit to deal with if your Canadian. I'll keep my money.
  3. bungie4

    bungie4 Frostback

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    Oh most definitely.

    I'm a programmer (for 25+ years) and believe me when I say, despite 'progress', nothing is easy anymore.
  4. Bob80

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    Just called them, Fella was very helpful, but pretty much talked me outta them. He said they were a really High bar, great for tall riders who stand alot while riding, which really I'm not that tall and don't ride that aggressive to stand all that often..but that's just me. 1300 sets available and they are on sale until sold out. The price is too good to turn down,but just don't sound like they'll fit my style.So I guess I'll leave it up to our American owners who have already ordered them to give us some reviews/pics when they get them set up...1300 sets!!
  5. trainman

    trainman Been here awhile

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    Hay Guys, why we are on the handlebar upgrades, what is the highest riser or bar that I can us without having to alter the cables, is a 1" rise too much.

    Thanks, John
  6. MentalGuru

    MentalGuru Crazy Diamond

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    I bought 3 different bends so I can pick my favorite. These are what I got.

    EXP M 94mm 56mm 14.5 degree CR Hi, Windham, McGrath bend

    EXP M 92mm 46mm 11.6 degree KTM, Suzuki bend

    EXP M 109mm 36mm 8.7 degree Woods Hi, Freestyle bend

    I only got one set with the 7/8" adapter mounts. I got two sets of mounts for CRF250/450 and other USD forks.


    I don't have the Freestyle bars yet, but I like the KTM/Suzuki bend the best so far. I'm tall but have long arms.

    I talked to the guy you did on Wednesday. He didn't like the Freestyle bars on his KTM. He tried to talk me out of them also. It didn't work.

    :freaky
  7. Bob80

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    Lost riders post #1093 (I think) may be of help...Think he went with 1.5 with little issues
  8. MentalGuru

    MentalGuru Crazy Diamond

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    I should have enough control room to narrow the bars 1" or more. This will makeup for the extra height.

    :D
  9. Bob80

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    :lol3..classic response, Just cause he doesn't like em, doesn't mean they wont work for you :clap
  10. MentalGuru

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    Easton EXP M 72mm 56mm 14.6 degree bend CR Lows are about the same as the stock bars.

    I'm 6'3" tall and have long arms and wide shoulders(part caveman I think).

    I like a tall bar without much pull back since it's easier on my wrists.


    I decided to buy Cycra Pro Bend Triple hand guard front mounts P/N# 165502

    http://www.motosport.com/dirtbike/CYCRA-PRO-BEND-FRONT-TRIPLE-CLAMP-MOUNT

    [​IMG]

    Now I'll just need 4 longer pinch bolts so my handguards fit.

    :freaky
  11. foxbrook

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    In regards to the Easton handlebars, here is the email response I received from them today. Maybe they should look at making a note of this on their website to save us Canadian's the hassle ..
    I very much apologize. I am currently restricted from shipping that particular bar combo internationally. I’m very sorry for any inconvenience.

    Rusty Olds
  12. trainman

    trainman Been here awhile

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    Thanks guys for the heads up on the handlebar heights, 1" will work just fine.

    John
  13. MentalGuru

    MentalGuru Crazy Diamond

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    Not that I'm offering because I don't ship to Canada.(PITA)

    I have shipped to a UPS store near the border for pick-up from a Canadian buyer. Just have them shipped to an inmates place for pickup, a UPS store or to have shipping across the border.

    Set-up a group buy so the US shipping is free and work out the border crossing/shipping from there.

    They are cheap enough that it is well worth the effort.

    Just a random thought....

    :freaky
  14. MentalGuru

    MentalGuru Crazy Diamond

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    Remember the adapter adds about 1" also.

    :1drink
  15. Ed@Ford

    Ed@Ford Long timer

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    I have an unusual request. I just can't pull the trigger on buying a CRF250L without even a very short ride...5 min max. Is there anyone out there in the readership that has a CRF within 50 miles of Detroit that will let me ride it? I'll even let him/her ride my Kawasaki KLR650 while I ride the CRF. I've got a sweet price lined up at a dealer in Toledo, but I need to know I'm not buying a $4500 pig-in-a-poke. Send me a PM...I'll kick in $$ if it'll help.
  16. SugarDust

    SugarDust Kulia i ka nu'u

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    I just did too - he might be down to 2 now....
  17. trainman

    trainman Been here awhile

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    I bought mine and didn't ride it before I purchased it, plus I drove 200 miles to pick it up. I did purchase it from a dealer who is a friend on mine and then didn't ride it for three days after I got it home, weather was just too cold to ride. Funny thing on my first ride I started just laughing and had this big smile on my face, it was just as if I were a kid again. It's nothing like your KLR is on the road and it feels half the weight of one.


    John
  18. Ed@Ford

    Ed@Ford Long timer

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    TRAINMAN (John): Yes, (probably) there will come a time when the KLR will be less fun than the CRF...it might be years away....or....that narrow little sideroad that makes the KLR groan...
  19. Mudclod

    Mudclod Mojo Moto

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    Alright John, that's what I wanted to hear!
  20. dsn11487

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    I have both a crf250l and klr650. The KLR has more Go but the CRF is a whole hell of a lot more fun off road. So much easier to tackle those hills, creek beds and trails. The only time I ride the KLR over the CRF is if I have hours of highway (5+) to eat up before we hit off road. Or if I have a ton of gear to carry. KLR is better setup for that right now