HONDA CRF250 RALLY OWNERS

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

  1. TRX Rally

    TRX Rally Adventurer

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    I upgraded to 13/42 Talon sprockets with a new DID ERVT chain, light and strong.

    EJK is also installed and when tuned with the exhaust + the upgraded Clutch (judder spring removed) >> IMO the CRF is a new machine..

    As you have heard, many different opinions. Mine is chain/sprocket first, clutch upgrade second, EJK third, exhaust/suspension if you have time and funds, etc...
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  2. Iceman68

    Iceman68 Tank Slapper

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    Yeah, sprocket would be easiest, cheapest, and most noticeable.
  3. hookeniggy

    hookeniggy Good at getting lost

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    Riding in the Burma Thailand area now on the CRF Rally, bike does well, only clutch seems to slip at around 90km/h? is this normal? bike is almost brandnew, with only 4000 km's other than that having fun on it.
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  4. chopper13

    chopper13 Been here awhile

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    Honda put a jutter spring in the back clutch plate ,to ease torque on the bike while riding on pavement,some like myself removed it and replaced it with standard clutch fiber plate
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  5. redlava

    redlava Adventurer

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    Is there any negative after removing jutter spring?
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  6. hookeniggy

    hookeniggy Good at getting lost

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    Thanks chopper 13, the slipping occurred indeed whilst riding on pavement, loaded up, and with a strong headwind, at around 95km/h i sense the clutch start slipping, after going of the throttle a bit it went away, and the bike picked up speed gradually.
  7. hookeniggy

    hookeniggy Good at getting lost

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    So this is normal, not anything to worry about?
  8. chopper13

    chopper13 Been here awhile

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    I replaced mine with another clutch plate and Ebc heavy duty springs,clutch pull is slightly stiffer,but no more slippage.,new gasket and about 20 min. Just lay bike on it’s slide take cover off,remove clutch take plates out one at a time,the back one has judder spring in it replace that one with new fiber plate reassemble ,new gasket,your done ,just ride it easy for a 1/2 hour or so,to let new plate wear in some
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  9. hookeniggy

    hookeniggy Good at getting lost

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    Thanks man, can i just keep on going like this? no issue?
  10. hookeniggy

    hookeniggy Good at getting lost

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    Part of the journey yesterday, unfortunately i ran out of battery in the mountainregion, and forgot to turn the mike on the camera on....
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  11. TRX Rally

    TRX Rally Adventurer

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  12. canis

    canis Adventurer

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    Nice place. It seems that you have an electric motorcycle :-)
    I see that you have Ortlieb bags. How do you fix them on your bike?
  13. hookeniggy

    hookeniggy Good at getting lost

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    Haha, yeah its sooo nice and quiet, the Ortlieb bags just strap on the bike fairly easy:clap great for low key travels.
  14. hookeniggy

    hookeniggy Good at getting lost

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  15. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Yes, they are DOT legal, and the Mid-hard lasts a fairly long time, even with a fair amount of asphalt "connecting" runs. I've got 5,000 miles out of mine, and it still has some tread left.
  16. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Well, I got about 6,000 miles out of my OEM chain, but noted that it was beginning to stretch pretty badly and needed a fair amount of adjustment. This doesn't seem like a lot of mileage for a chain, but i don't think the OEM is top shelf. So, an excuse to get a new chain and change the gearing a little.

    I got a Superlight 14 (stock gearing) and 43. Hope that it will fit.

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  17. chopper13

    chopper13 Been here awhile

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  18. Ed@Ford

    Ed@Ford Long timer

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    DOC: Advise if you have sprocket bolt issues. That always was a PITA on early CRF-L's. I was surprised the Scorpion 120x18 was DOT
  19. Hamamelis

    Hamamelis Inmate

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    OK gents, question: has anyone else had an issue with the running lights after dropping the bike at low speed?

    My right-hand turn signal works perfectly, but the right hand running light is off. Wanted to see if anyone else has had a similar issue before opening up the light or replacing it outright.
  20. chopper13

    chopper13 Been here awhile

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    Did it drop on light switch side.the running light is the third wire in your turn signal.maybe it’s getting poor connection ,between high and low berm