HONDA CRF250 RALLY OWNERS

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by ferdiepick, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. ferdiepick

    ferdiepick Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info. No engine management light on the dash at all

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  2. ferdiepick

    ferdiepick Been here awhile

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    In Peru on a rented crf rally riding the dirt roads..

    Colca canyon adrenaline ride!



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  3. Terje

    Terje Been here awhile

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  4. brenhden

    brenhden Happy camper

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    Thanks for sharing :)
  5. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Does your fuel gauge also work?
  6. minkyhead

    minkyhead Long timer

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    hugs and kisses .....im on it :thumbup ....thanks for the input ...:clap
  7. boboneleg

    boboneleg we can rebuild him.

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    plus the fact that you could potentially get a farmer pointing his shotgun at you if you were just riding around his field
    Great investigative work :clap
  8. boboneleg

    boboneleg we can rebuild him.

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    Well I'm not jealous at all Ferdie





    not in the slightest











    liar , liar pants on fire









    hope you have a great time :D
  9. mbravo

    mbravo Adventurer

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    We expect full report on the experience :) including where, how much, and of course how the Rally did ;) have fun!
  10. Noisytim

    Noisytim Been here awhile

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    Fuel gauge works
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  11. ferdiepick

    ferdiepick Been here awhile

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    Yes of course. I will be adding our Peru write up and costings to our website when we get back. You might like to look at our other trips on rallys and XR 250's or follow the current Peru trip on our Facebook page.

    I hope I don't get banned for the address...

    www.grandidea.co.uk

    https://www.facebook.com/Fernandferdie/

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  12. ben416

    ben416 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info, by chance do you know if the tuning of the replacement ECU requires higher octane gas than the tuning of the factory Rally ECU?
  13. Cuttlefish

    Cuttlefish Riding to disappear.

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    Love your work.
    Would be interesting to see a dyno chart from the bike now.
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  14. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Thanks. Be interested in how much of a change in mpg you have seen, if it's been noticeable, since swapping in 300 engine and this Japanese ECU
  15. Noisytim

    Noisytim Been here awhile

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    Not sure. I'm running 95 octane just in case. Ive noticed no pinging even at high load low rpm. Might have to hit the internet. Hard - everything is in Japanese. Donor bike runs same low comp ratio of 10.6
  16. Hltoppr

    Hltoppr El Gringo Spectacular

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    IMG_2233.JPG A week of fun in Baja! Rally did great, although really deep ... 15 miles of it... sand along the Baja 250 race route ate my lunch!

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  17. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice MC_Rider

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    Sorry if this has been posted before.



    Published on Mar 5, 2018Get your suspension working right on your Honda CRF250L Rally ADV Bike! In this vide we show how to properly install a new Race Tech Fork Spring in the Honda CRF250L Rally. Race Tech fork springs are a great addition to any dirt bike, dual sport, adventure or street bike. Race Tech fork springs are heat-treated and shot-peened and manufactured with high quality materials for extremely accurate rates while still being lightweight. These high-performance aftermarket motorcycle fork springs are available in various spring rates to suite the riders weight and riding style.
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  18. Jade Overland

    Jade Overland https://www.instagram.com/jade_overland/

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    15 miles of that would take me all day. Baja sounds and looks like a lot of fun, but that picture is how I would spend my entire day.
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  19. webbiker

    webbiker Been here awhile

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    Firstly, excellent post Noisytim


    Experimented with center mounted LED bar. DIY mounts with a threaded rod running through the dash/light assy.
    Details can be found on the interwebs.

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    A bit goofy looking

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  20. jonnylikesvtwins

    jonnylikesvtwins Have I learned anything yet?

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    Hello, I just purchased a barely-used 2017 Honda Rally 250 (had less than 320 miles on the odometer) from a super-nice guy in TN. I plan on having it serve as my mini adventure bike for completing journeys like the eastern portion of the TAT, the Smoky Mtns 500, and the MABDR (let's say a 50/50 mix of paved/gravel roads):
    I want to use soft luggage on it.
    -Is the Tusk rear rack the best option for this? I like the idea of it serving as a crashbar in the rear as well as a pannier support...but if there are better options, please let me know. Also, after installation, is the tool kit box rendered inaccessible?

    -I'm 6'4" tall and weigh 200lbs without my riding gear on; should I immediately do the fork spring/rear shock spring upgrades, or should I wait until I put another 1000 or so miles on it?

    I know that in the coming months/years I will have more questions & I look forward to hearing your responses. Thanks in advance!!