CRF300L/Rally Owners

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

  1. seancampbell

    seancampbell Long timer

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    If you get a chance, could you please report on hwy speeds with new gearing. Can you sit on 75mph?
  2. xNateX

    xNateX Adventurer

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    >I wouldn’t use more than one heated device with the 300’s alternator output. Honda offers heated grips on their accessory website.

    > http://shop.powersports.honda.com/p...street_adventure_crf300l-rally-abs_2021?pp=24

    Thanks. Honda's heated grips linked above are $280. I already ordered a pair of Oxford Heaters premium adventures. Amazon has them for $58, that's below MSRP. They were shipped from the UK, still with free shipping though. Link below.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009T4P1DE?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details
  3. amiintrouble

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    The intake doesn't help the situation much either, its sucking up hot air coming over the muffler. I don't see how the airbox mod would do much since it would still be getting hot air. Some fuses might be able to be relocated to open up the left side for some cooler air if the tube is pulled completely out. How long is that factory warranty period again? EDIT: I checked my papers, 1 year
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  4. TheAtom26

    TheAtom26 Adventurer

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    Got out for a great 300 KM ride on the Rally, this afternoon. This bike just seems to get better and better, the more I ride it! Power feels great now, even in the 6th gear “overdrive”.

    Zig zagged my way North East on mostly country dirt lanes, up to the Highlands area, here. Did some satisfying carving through paved twisties lined by Canadian Shield rock out-croppings, then played around on some dirt fire roads.
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  5. mcmann

    mcmann Adventure Rider Junkie Supporter

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    I will check tomorrow . . . I mainly wanted less rev’s at 55-65 mph . . . which is no trouble.
    It is not going to have more power . . . only -5% less revs at speed . . . which should be -5% less buzzz . . . and -5% less power.

    Plus, I am at 800-900 feet elevation . . . which will not effect the power compared to higher elevation.
  6. seancampbell

    seancampbell Long timer

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    Thanks,

    Here in Australia being able to comfortably sit on 110-120kph (75mph) is important.
  7. Tewster2

    Tewster2 Long timer Supporter

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    FWIW I run a heated jacket and gloves on my CT 125 with a 170 watt stator…no problems at all. I also run the same set up on my 300 plus Oxford heated grips….again no problems. Did the same things with my WR250 and DR650.
  8. xNateX

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    On the other 300L someone posted a link to a usb charger on Amazon that has a display of the voltmeter. I'll go ahead and add that when my rally comes in. In the meantime I felt confident enough to order up the heated socks (18w), gloves (36w), and shirt (48w), from Warm n Safe for about 102 watts or so all in. The display, if accurate, will let me know when the battery is being drawn down.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07F1TQRHT/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_6?smid=AONXAKBFGHL3Q&psc=1

    If everything is fine and I still need more warmth, I can go ahead and add the heated pant liners later. But I'm guessing I won't need 'em.
  9. Snarfblatt

    Snarfblatt Been here awhile

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    I finally received my ASV levers and clutch perch. You mentioned that you lose the mirror mount (which doesn’t bother me too much as I plan to use Doubletake mirrors and can buy the mount for $6) BUT I haven’t open the package yet because I can’t see where I can mount the clutch switch. Or if it even has a spot for the clutch switch.

    Can you post a picture or two of the clutch side? Much appreciated!
  10. webbiker

    webbiker Been here awhile

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    Great bike. If the on/off throttle could be smoothed out a bit, it would be 10/10.
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  11. Drtgrl

    Drtgrl Adventurer

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    You lose that too. The whole perch goes. I’m going to return mine as I thought they would have mentioned that in the description. I’ve emailed with them and confirmed I wasn’t missing anything. They’re very nice and I feel like it’s a step back ergonomics wise but I’m not ready to lose that switch yet.
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  12. On the dry side

    On the dry side Been here awhile

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    Has anyone cut/removed the lower plastics from their 300 Rally (I am thinking about it)? Post some pics and details if you have. Yes, I know you think I should have just gotten the L :).
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  13. Robotaz

    Robotaz Adrenalin Freak

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    Haha, bitching you out for buying the wrong bike would have been the first 10 replies without your disclaimer.
  14. Snarfblatt

    Snarfblatt Been here awhile

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    hey everyone, some additional knowledge. The IMS rally foot pegs for the CRF250L do indeed fit the 300 L, but not perfectly. If you crash the pegs fold up and back inside footpegs tooth will hit either the brake lever (right side) or the frame depending (left side).

    also, the SRC tail tidy is not wide enough for standard US plates.
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  15. Snarfblatt

    Snarfblatt Been here awhile

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    Thanks.

    Returning mine as well.
  16. newslacker

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  17. Vark

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    If you still need more warmth, I’ve found these to be highly effective. They pack well (very flat) and draw no current:


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  18. randypower

    randypower Been here awhile Supporter

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    Hi all. I'm wiring up Cyclops Aurora lights to my 300 Rally and wondering if anyone has found a good way to tap into the high beam to trigger an auxiliary lights relay.

    The OEM wires going from the harness into the headlight module are very tight and I've pretty much decided i don't want to monkey with OEM wiring and risk future failure. Instead, my plan is to run my own handlebar switch.

    However, the collective knowledge here may have a better solution.
  19. mcmann

    mcmann Adventure Rider Junkie Supporter

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    Cooler on your legs with the panels:
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  20. On the dry side

    On the dry side Been here awhile

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    I just did a test ride on the Rally without the side panels. The fan definitely was running less; hence my interest. But yes, it may be hotter from the exhaust as you stated.
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