CRF300L/Rally Owners

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by mcmann, May 1, 2021.

  1. Dmorcos

    Dmorcos Been here awhile

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    Ok, I thought that you said you removed the weights which I think is doable, but have not figured out how.
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    On the dry side Been here awhile

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    I removed the weights (original poster). There are two tabs that are only visible under the handle grips, which you will need to remove. Plan on getting new grips since you will post likely destroy them getting them off. You will need to depress these tabs at the same time, or drill them out in order to pull the weights out of the handlebar.
  3. Dmorcos

    Dmorcos Been here awhile

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    Thank you so much. I do have new grips waiting to be installed.
  4. appliance57

    appliance57 Long timer Supporter

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    What are the things that make you unsure about the bike. I'm thinking of getting one and I'd be interested in hearing your ownership experience.
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    appliance57 Long timer Supporter

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  6. mullman

    mullman Adventurer

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    DFD460B1-53C2-4CC3-A87E-90791E649F82.jpeg 48648D45-82DA-4432-A9D5-D13DA9A0C022.jpeg Beautiful day on the BRP with my two week old CRF300L. Today was Blowing Rock to Little Switzerland for a few loops of 226/226A, then Mt Mitchell for lunch. For those that don’t know it’s the highest point east of the Mississippi and south of Canada in NA.

    Time for a oil change already. I’m 180 lbs and two turns shock preload made all the difference for me.

    Honda hit a home run with this one.

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  7. Dmorcos

    Dmorcos Been here awhile

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    Had my bike a month now. 950 miles so far 60 % trails. I have put the bike through some nasty stuff with stock tires, many trails I did not think I would dare go on with a new bike that is stock. She has done so well no matter what I put her through and has failed me nowhere. I ride mainly wood trails, the more technical the better. Love this bike.

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  8. Firecatdude

    Firecatdude Adventurer

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    So this is the one you used?

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  9. Diskodik

    Diskodik Adventurer

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    We talked about wheel hop before. I have had this issue and many with me. Check this video:
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  10. mcmann

    mcmann Adventure Rider Junkie Supporter

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    Good wheel truing video . . . even for a true rim that needs periodic spoke maintenance.

    If My Rally had an issue, I would try rotating the tire 180 degrees.

    More than likely, most tires are a bit out of round. Maybe if you can line up the high side of the tire with the low side of the rim. Fortunately, my Rally is very smooth at highway speeds.

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  11. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman Long timer Supporter

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    I've wondered about this, and it would definitely be my preference. Do you simply remove the lower bits or is there more to it?
  12. On the dry side

    On the dry side Been here awhile

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    On the dry side Been here awhile

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    You have to make one cut of the plastics which is irreversible (the rest simply unbolts). You will want, or should, think about adding a skid plate from the 300L and an exhaust guard.
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  14. ilovetacos

    ilovetacos n00b

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    1900 miles about to change tires. Got some motoz rallz. 1300 road 600 dirt on stock irc.




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  15. Diskodik

    Diskodik Adventurer

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  16. On the dry side

    On the dry side Been here awhile

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    Have any US based riders installed the Thai ECU from Bikerzbits? If you have, I would love to hear your thoughts - did it trip any codes, performance, etc.. Thanks,
  17. fastnlight

    fastnlight Tire Tester

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    Get ready for some power and speed loss. They are great but heavy tires with tall knobs. I am running something similar a dost 5mph on the top end. Great dirt traction....

    Greg
  18. ilovetacos

    ilovetacos n00b

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    Yes. And didnt get really much power and speed loss with riding I do. I gained lot of grip though, especially on the front end. Doesnt feel like its going to wash out anymore on loose dirt.
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  19. Green Mtn Rider

    Green Mtn Rider Husky Rider

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    Do you have a 21 inch front tire?
  20. ilovetacos

    ilovetacos n00b

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    Yes. Next trip is alot more offroad miles.