HONDA CRF250 RALLY OWNERS

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

  1. Ed@Ford

    Ed@Ford Long timer

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    Last I looked the headlight assembly for a Rally was OVER $US 600
  2. Ed@Ford

    Ed@Ford Long timer

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    RILEY-RALLY: My 2013 CRF250L burned zero oil between 5000 mile oil changes. My 2017 Rally consumed a couple ounces in 2800 miles....and it is at 5000 total miles...so by comparison....a big difference
  3. Wisconsinkris

    Wisconsinkris Been here awhile

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    Any recommendations for a safe trigger wire for a relay to go off of?
  4. RileyRallyBike

    RileyRallyBike Trying D*mn Hard

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    Yea, I run this bike hard so I am going to continue to monitor and figure out how much its going through. Probably do a compression test today, make sure thats ok. No blow by when I pull that cap though so I dont think it's rings.

    Does anyone with a manual know the compression for this bike?

    The oil on the front of the case below the exhaust baffles me... cleaned it off, we'll see if it comes back...
  5. G____S

    G____S Adventurer

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    better to buy it directly from Thailand , Super-Bikers and bikerzbits have it for less than 300$ , need to add shipping and a bit of taxes.
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  6. RowBust

    RowBust Been here awhile

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    Is the engine mount bolt tight? If not oil can leak out of there, mine did
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  7. howdareyou

    howdareyou n00b

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    Saw one on ebay for ~400, will see what the dealer says first... for the whole “package” :)
  8. Phmode

    Phmode Most of the gear, little idea!

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    It's in the User Manual - 10.7:1
    Brian
  9. 78er

    78er Been here awhile Supporter

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    Yeah, the screen is pretty robust. I once hit a mini bus that did a uturn in front of me - screen scratched but intact. headlight lens and black plastics cracked in several places. the metal structure that holds everything in place was totally deformed where it connects to the frame and apparently absorbed most of the impact. Quite well designed if you ask me.

    Luckily my lights were still working so I just sealed the cracks with silicone...
  10. boboneleg

    boboneleg we can rebuild him.

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    That looks fantastic, I saw in another thread that you met up with RTW Paul :clap
  11. boboneleg

    boboneleg we can rebuild him.

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    I fitted the SE CR Hi, much better position than the stock bars

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  12. xl250k0

    xl250k0 Adventurer

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    Am I the only one who feels like the pegs are too far forward to make standing up comfortable? I am pretty short so I don’t think it is bar height.
  13. Grafspee

    Grafspee one bike is never enough

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    Leaving for NW Arkansas tomorrow! Gonna try the Rally out on a week long trip; Falling Leaf Rally this weekend, Glade Top Trail, then stay in the Oark/Turner's Bend area the rest of the week with 3 other guys I've been riding with for years - It should be a good time.

    Initial packing Job! - I need to pare this down a bit for the next time.

    Did a 5 mile testride fully loaded today and I think she's good to go

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  14. Rocking Horse

    Rocking Horse Self funded bludger

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    The service manual for '13-16 says 188psi (no service limit) so I'd say around that. 10.7:1 compression ratio.
  15. ben416

    ben416 Been here awhile

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    Mine is starting to seep in exactly the same place!! I've not lost a noticeable amount of oil on the sight glass but I keep wiping it away from the engine mount area. It has also developed more vibration over the miles. I'm up to 12k now. Hoping like others said and its just a loose engine mount. I was going to take it to the dealer to have it fixed under warranty because I thought it was a seal but I may try to tighten the engine mount first to see if that helps once I take it in for the season in a month or so.
  16. canis

    canis Adventurer

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    When your bike is still under warranty, just bring him to the dealer. Don't do enything by yourselve.
  17. canis

    canis Adventurer

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    You're not the only one.
    Here the same "problem".
    When I stay up on my AT, it is just perfect.
    When I stay up on my Rally, it feels not good. Not in balance, not comfortable. That is the only downside on the Rally.
    I have to hold the handles very hard otherwise I fall backwards. I have to bend over, but I am still not in a good position.
    I'm pretty short to. 165cm.
  18. karlb

    karlb My life is a blur

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    Adding some 30mm bar risers is it still tighten the front bolts completely then the rears to an unk tq?
  19. Phmode

    Phmode Most of the gear, little idea!

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    Mine told me to do the fronts to the specified torque followed by the rears to the same torque.

    As to the peg position, I used Vario bar risers which allowed me to go up and forward with the bars (rather than up and back which non vario types do) which made things better.
  20. karlb

    karlb My life is a blur

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    Did it give the specified tq value I haven’t found it in the Manuel