CRF300L/Rally Owners

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

  1. Dmorcos

    Dmorcos Been here awhile

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  2. Griff2

    Griff2 Griff

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    Based on Your findings I was also very tempted to go the 38T way. I was satisfited that the change would not adversely affect the more technical offroad aspects of my riding to any significant degree. However enroute to a Trail bike event recently I had some long miles to do on main roads. In the course of that travel I was facing directly into a very strong wind. The little bike held its own in top gear, but only just. At that point I decided I would leave well enough alone because I ride all year and wind can be a frequent visitor at this time of year in Ireland.
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  3. mcmann

    mcmann Adventure Rider Junkie Supporter

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    Plan B: 39T

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  4. Nyufuka

    Nyufuka Adventurer

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    A short update... I added a small spacer on the left side. Now, the clutch lever has a bit more space.
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    On the rights side, I had to improvise a bit. I decided not to cut anything off and used M6x30 bolt with a nut and a spacer instead. It might not look as nice as the other one but it fits like a glove and it does not block the gas. I just hope it's sturdy enough but I'll know that once I drop the bike somewhere on the trail. :)

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    To sum up: on the left side, I needed a M6x50 bolt and on the right side a M6x30 bolt plus a nut and a spacer. All I needed to do is cut rubber ends of the handlebar grips and tighten the screws. That's it. :)
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  5. outdoorgb

    outdoorgb Been here awhile

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  6. Adamèl

    Adamèl Adventurer

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    Advise request

    Just got me a renthal 22mm plus a set of acerbis handguards (rally profile)

    Now,

    1. Cannot find the torque spec for the handlebar clamp - do you guys recommend loctite as well?
    2. The left grip seems literally glued on the stock bar. Did someone removed it in a non destructive way? Or should I go for a new set...
  7. Dtx915

    Dtx915 Long timer

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    K-Tech for kit installed today with a stiffer spring. It's better than stock, not bouncing around near as much and is much more stable on fire roads at speed. We were talking about what changes could be made with this kit and it's limited to fork oil weight as height really wont have a impact unless I make a really big move.
    Still limited by the rear shock until they come on shore so for now I will live with it. Oh and I got a sicker ! IMG_20211022_122145059_HDR.jpg
  8. MotoPundit

    MotoPundit MacGyver

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    Can anyone confirm the location of the OBD connecter plug for the ECU?
  9. afordableperformance

    afordableperformance Been here awhile

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    Well, I finally had the chance to pick up a new Non-ABS Rally 300, so I went for it! Will do some research and test riding to see how it works out!
  10. daninghram

    daninghram Duck,Duck,Goose.

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    I ordered a K-tech rear shock and a fork spring on the 11th. The sales guy said they should be getting them 7 to 10 days. I'm hoping the fork spring will be good enough for the front.
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  11. Adamèl

    Adamèl Adventurer

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    On the 300L the ecu is under the left cowling, near the cooling expansion tank. I believe the OBD2 port should be in that area.

    I'll probably give it a look tomorrow, want to plug my obd2 scantool to see if I can read wather temp, the lamba sensor and the likes.
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  12. MotoPundit

    MotoPundit MacGyver

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    I’ve looked all around the ECU. Can’t find anything. I found this at the back of the bike. Plugged a 4-pin adapter cable into the red one, but my OBD scanner did not respond.

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  13. Dtx915

    Dtx915 Long timer

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    I would not have been happy with just a spring. The fork was under sprung but I didn't like the action. It's not as compliant as my off road bikes but I won't be picking rock gardens with this bike.
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  14. Adamèl

    Adamèl Adventurer

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    I would not want to say a stupid thing, but it might be that our North American friends do not have a fully functional OBD2 interface. Here in EU is mandatory as prescribed by the EU5 emission regulation (hence the different ECU and wiring harness?)

    I will check my bike soon.
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  15. Nyufuka

    Nyufuka Adventurer

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  16. Alfred_Bham

    Alfred_Bham Been here awhile Supporter

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    Mine so far!!

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  17. Dmorcos

    Dmorcos Been here awhile

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    Tail tidy changes the look of the bike. (to my liking) :) I have mine cleaned up as well.
  18. RVDan

    RVDan Long timer

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    Got the Honda skidplate today. I’m excited
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  19. RVDan

    RVDan Long timer

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    The Honda skid plate is quite nice.

    A pain to instal though, the tabs on the bike that it attaches too weren’t perfectly aligned.

    Had to chase the threads on the front ones, full of paint I think.

    Looks good though and doesn’t need to be removed to drain the oil.

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  20. Nyufuka

    Nyufuka Adventurer

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    I also had a few problems installing that skid plate but that was probably more due to my lack of skills. :D I managed to ruin one of the bolts so I replaced both on the front side. :)

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    Anyhow, it seems to me that you may have put those rubbers on the wrong side of the skid plate. Or did you use an extra set of rubber between the washer and the plate on the outside?
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    ere are complete installation instructions:
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