HONDA CRF250 RALLY OWNERS

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

  1. eakins

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    Same seat as the L I think and a Seat Concepts seat will be the ticket.
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  2. eakins

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    On a phone so no location, are you in the US? Is that when they will arrive?
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  3. eakins

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    I'd like to know that too.
    I see no provisions with a NACA duct for any laminar airflow. Anyone other screen like that on other bikes just dump buffeting air right on your helmet.

    I'm betting a Laminar lip or a MRA air spoil will work great here.
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  4. autonhome

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    Yes ! I have one on my DRZ400s, low version, very comfortable. Even after 20000+ km across Africa. No hesitation for me, even if shipping to Europe is quite expensive.
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  5. Snapper

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    Anyone know what the recommended service intervals are? I've seen 8k miles in reference to the regular CR250L, but a dealer briefly showed me a maintainence schedule with 4k intervals (although oil changes seems to be 8k on it). Perhaps folks quoting the 8k number are assuming they will DIY the 4k items?

    I usually like to do the basic stuff (like oil changes) but have not done valves or throttle syncs since boxer days. I'm considering the bike, and perhaps the extended warranty (I understand must be purchased within 1yr, before OEM warranty runs out) if it's a keeper, and don't want to be refused warranty work on technicalities - ie, 'bike was not adequately serviced in accordance with prescribed schedule'.
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  6. fridolin

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    The service interval is 12000 kilometers.
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  7. fridolin

    fridolin Been here awhile

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    I own my Rally since last Monday. And I have to confess: It's a fucking great BIKE!
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  8. 1litre

    1litre In over my head

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    I'm starting to like @fridolin more and more with every post!
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  9. webbiker

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    Barkbusters are on.


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  10. Daniel Bonnér

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    Can we have a more zoomed out picture of the front?
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  11. webbiker

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  12. Tobias95

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    I definitely need some proper hand guards for mine!

    Update on my bike, first 600 miles, done! Changed the oil myself at 300 and have it booked in for a service this weekend (I'll be changing the oil out again in a month or two most likely).
    Fitted a DRC Edge 2 tail light / tidy retaining the stock indicators. Looks so much better! Need to figure out how to get images to upload properly on here and I'll share a few with you all *edit- Got it!*.
    Only thing letting the bike down for me is the soft rear shock and poor brakes. Got some better pads on the way so hopefully they'll help. As for the suspension, has anyone used the Hyperpro replacement spring(s)? for £200~ front and rear it's a cheap option to try. Leaves me more money for travelling!

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  13. Snapper

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    OK thanks.... just found the maintenance schedule the dealer provided, and upon closer read, it does look like the 4K items are only intended for 'user' inspection (phew.... relief).

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  14. ferdiepick

    ferdiepick Been here awhile

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    I pick up mine in two days on Wednesday. I'm thinking about putting some sort of USB power into the tool box if I can as when I travel /camp I need to charge banks and torches. I already have a lead for my phone phone ready. Anyone else think this might be useful as the toolbox looked quite large to me.
    12v power cigarette socket would be good too.
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  15. swimmer

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    seems like a good idea to me. Something always needs charged. Just make sure to make to waterproof as much as you can any penetrations into the storage box.
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  16. ferdiepick

    ferdiepick Been here awhile

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    I thought about marine grade sealant as I have plenty of that. I little hole in the top corner maybe...

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  17. Timbre

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    Brakes will improve once broken in.


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  18. ADVBedouin

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    Tobias, you might try stainless brakelines before pads...a decent bike shop can make them for @ $50/ea...usually makes a huge difference in stopping power.

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  19. Daniel Bonnér

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    Thank you, looks great on the bike. Any problems with the fitting? Interfering with cabels and controls? Does it clear the windscreen?
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  20. chancer

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    Good to see the DRC Edge 2 works with the stock indicators, I was told it wouldn't

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