Honda CRF 250 Rally

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by pinglow, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. Ed@Ford

    Ed@Ford Long timer

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    FRIDOLIN: My friend from Berlin says the 6210 euro price includes the VATtax, and has confirmed this with his dealer in Berlin who has bikes, and will have them to see & touch next week.

    TTTOM: Well said RE: KTM

    BITING DOG: You could be correct regarding the single sided spring forks of the Rally, because why has Honda gone with an expensive fork re-do to put a larger stout front axle on the heavier Rally? When I sat on the Rally at a recent bike show the front suspension was nice and firm....and the rear suspension was soft and sagged like mad under 200# fat ass gringos!
  2. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    200+ pounds is about what us American (30 miles away in my case) types weigh. None of the manufacturers spring or valve their bikes for normal sized gringos.

    Afraid that by the time you retrofit a Fox Podium shock, some CRF R forks, and a 300cc conversion, it's going to be a $10k bike. Now you're competing with a Husky 701, which may still need a revalve, but the actual suspension components are sound. Three times the horsepower could be a good time maybe? Definitely be nice on the road.

    *Nevermind. The 701 uses incandescent signals too
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  3. Ed@Ford

    Ed@Ford Long timer

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    BITING DOG: Pay yer money, take yer choices!
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  4. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    I am dying for a nice & chill dual-sport ride upcountry. Some epic mountains to ride, gorgeous scenery, good friends, and a deluxe Mile High Cheeseburger in downtown Pemberton afterwards.


    Sadly, everything is covered in snow
  5. Ed@Ford

    Ed@Ford Long timer

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    BITING DOG: Break out the 4 wheeler and the $$ and at least do the burger thing
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    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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  7. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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    Honda haven't listed the Rally on their Kiwi inventory for 2017, I'm keen to see what $$ they go for.......we normally are the first to get new offerings, oh well, too bad never mind.....theres lots of whurrs about still
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    BITINGDOG: OMG what a gut buster. Wash that down with a fine porter, and collapse into a fine food coma.
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  9. davesupreme

    davesupreme grand poobah

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    i tried using those once, but i had a .... ahhhh..... little messy accident ..... :fpalm
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  10. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    ROFL
  11. WoodrowBDR

    WoodrowBDR Been here awhile

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    No its the tires i dont like:y0!
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  12. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    I'll tell ya, it's made from organic beef grass fed on a pasture less than 5 miles away. No hormones, no antibiotics. All yummy beef. Fresh buns baked downstairs. It's a beautiful thing. If y'all ever get out this way, I'll take you there for a burger, my treat
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  13. DavidM1

    DavidM1 Unicorn hunting

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    Yes, that's the other option. I so want something halfway between the two. Hoping the KTM 390 might be the unicorn. And curious about the weight of the new XT.
  14. GR0NK

    GR0NK Got some screws loose!

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    Now you know I'm gonna hop on my 950 and drive three days straight across the continent and be knocking at your door at 7am. "Let's get a burger and beer!" :lol3


    Sean :D
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    DavidM1 Unicorn hunting

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  16. skywalker714

    skywalker714 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Stock cases, changed only 5 parts all from cbr 300. Crank assembly, two balancer gears, balancer and clutch springs. 3 FMF parts: header, Q4 exhaust and fuel controller. Stock everything else.
    It is worth the effort.
  17. swimmer

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    OK, so some time ago Rick Ramsey had on his site that the 300 crank would not work in the 250 case. You've obviously shown in can. Were any mods to 250 case needed? Also, you bought the FMF fuel controller. Could you have run with the stock 250 ECU? Thanks.
  18. fridolin

    fridolin Been here awhile

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    I wasn't clear. The german price 6210 Euro includes tax and delivery. The offical price of Honda USA does not include taxes and delivery. So the prices are not comparable. The price in Germany without tax and delivery is 4978,- Euro which is roughly 5400,- $. Thats the price you must take. Pretty expensive in the US.
  19. Lesharoturbo

    Lesharoturbo Nerdly Adventurer

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    Pics and or build thread for this?


  20. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice MC_Rider

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    I got around to watching the unlock Your Fears videos.

    A lot of noobs would watch that and have confidence on their MC purchase. That seems like easy stuff to most of youall, it's been decades since you first learned to ride.
    :D