CRF300L/Rally Owners

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  1. Nyufuka

    Nyufuka Adventurer

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    Gear lever adjusted. :) But now it sits right next to the engine. It might become an issue if/when I lay the bike down somewhere on the trail…

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  2. Diskodik

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  3. emoose

    emoose I have no idea what I'm doing. Supporter

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    That’s what I figured, but thought I’d ask anyway to make sure. I’ve been watching for issues with the gearbox wearing in after my experience with the CB300R. I got caught out on that bike a couple of times when the gearbox stuck at a bad time.

    On the CB, preloading the shifter eliminated the issue.

    On a separate note, now that the temperature has dropped a bit, I’m really appreciating the heat off the cat. This must be what a heated seat feels like. So toasty.
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  4. Tewster2

    Tewster2 Long timer Supporter

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    if I know I'll be riding in mud I just take the cover off
  5. randypower

    randypower Been here awhile Supporter

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    @Tewster2 will you be riding the CRF to Alaska to compare to the WRR?
  6. Addison

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    I finally was able to find a Crf300l locally and get a deposit down on it. Ships on Halloween, I'm so stoked about it. Also its cool seeing that this website has a model specific forum for it. Hope to learn lots from you folks here.
  7. Nyufuka

    Nyufuka Adventurer

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  8. randypower

    randypower Been here awhile Supporter

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    Congrats. Feel free to post a picture on delivery day.
  9. Blackshirt

    Blackshirt Long timer

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    Inpreda lists the GPK shield as interchangeable between the 250 and 300 Rally.

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  10. Aces 6

    Aces 6 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Over

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    That's deep...
  11. outdoorgb

    outdoorgb Been here awhile

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    and wide...
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  12. Tewster2

    Tewster2 Long timer Supporter

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    Not sure if I’ll take the 300 or the Trail 125…either way I’m done with really long rides…plan to drive to Fairbanks and ride from there.
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  13. Ed@Ford

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    Also, please look at the VIN tag on the frame...maybe it's a 2022...
  14. Aces 6

    Aces 6 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Over

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    You know....after putting on 15,000+ miles this year on the AT on the TAT and riding back x-country I'm starting to think the same way. Every time I see a hitch rack I'm thinking....hmmmm, would fit nicely on 4RNR with a CRF 300Rally.
    Will trailer the AT to do some BDRs out west this coming summer but the allure of a smaller, lighter, more transportable bike has greater merit as I umm...mature. :gerg
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  15. outdoorgb

    outdoorgb Been here awhile

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    Just bought a rack and should be here in a day or two... Everything around Porkland (R) is locked up. Need to go a bit to find some fun.
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  16. paprides

    paprides Been here awhile Supporter

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    With a drop of about 300 rpm at 100 kph (aka 62 mph) any difference to my right hand on the goof pipe is negligible. Cruises along quite nicely (dare I say "for a 300?") with only a quite noticeable incline requiring a nudge of the left foot. Frankly, I was expecting and looking for a downside to the 38T.
    Didn't find one.
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  17. emoose

    emoose I have no idea what I'm doing. Supporter

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    Did you buy tapered bolts? And if so, can you provide a link?
  18. paprides

    paprides Been here awhile Supporter

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    emoose opined: now that the temperature has dropped a bit, I’m really appreciating the heat off the cat. This must be what a heated seat feels like. So toasty.

    Toasty on the right thigh only however. :lol3
    I haven't received any "complaint level," heat through my 'Stich from the right side Cat yet have noticed it in a peripheral part of my brain. "Oh. It's warm there." Not scalding soup in the lap heat, more like "I'll just move my coffee mug from this area of my lap," heat.

    Naturally, as there's a cure for most things (except viral) merely getting a move on is the best solution!
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  19. paprides

    paprides Been here awhile Supporter

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    I didn't find any so used the stock ones. Locktite and torqued to specs. (can't remember the specs). I went back a week later and checked the torque - all good. I'd love to find the tapered bolts if for the only reason my head doesn't think about them from time to time.

    Next up for that area of the bike is TUTORO install so I need not spend so much time ineffectively lubricating the chain.....
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  20. Ed@Ford

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    I have a friend with a 300L. He has gone with a hitch rack as opposed to a trailer. He confirms my impression that loading onto a trailer is easier than a hitch rack. Maybe it's because both of us are seniors+ (76 years). I saw a hitch rack system that had a tiny 12 volt winch to pull the bike onto the hitch rack.....but it was french made and $$$$....but it was damn clever.
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