HONDA CRF250 RALLY OWNERS

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

  1. Phmode

    Phmode Most of the gear, little idea!

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    No'ish.

    It merely raises the whole of the shock body by up to 10mm which lowers the seat height by up to about 25mm.

    The geometry of the shock and linkage remain the same as does the 'rate' of the whole assembly. Yes, the 'geometry' of the bike has changed in terms of the rear being slightly lower, but no more than it does when you set your sag or change the pre-load for different loads or even when you fully load the bike for a camping trip.

    I have no idea what an L shock is like so can't comment on that.
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  2. northumbrian

    northumbrian Adventurer

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    just to add to Brian’s comments, I went the YSS / K-tech route based mainly frim feedback on here. The suspension is transformed, but what’s most important is it suits the bike.
    It is still super supple, but now it’s controlled, it is not competition standard, but the neither is the bike.
    Like has been said it transforms the bike into a great Adventure / trail machine.
    I keep hearing the 25 bhp worries, if you have never had a hyper dirt bike then you may crave the fix, I’ve been there/ done that, and nowadays 25 ponies in the dirt suits me just fine.
  3. rexbro

    rexbro Been here awhile

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  4. heirhead

    heirhead worlds worst mechanic

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    Hello

    Looking for low seat, lowering links, any other goodies someone might not want.
    Have rear rack and hand guards.

    Thanks,

    hh
    wwm
  5. hookeniggy

    hookeniggy Good at getting lost

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    No, no TUV or DOT here, (Thailand), not even abs on the bike can do what you want here, no ridiculous laws to make things impossible for the common guy, the 25 ponies work fine for me in this heat, and i like the turning radius of the bike, versus competition bikes, no more gym, endless repairs, i just ride these days.
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  6. hookeniggy

    hookeniggy Good at getting lost

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    Sounds like a plan, i'm now at that other end of my riding spectrum in life too.....
    Although i get the 25 hp: is that enough question? from some youngsters, that wanna properly learn adv ride dirt on their 1200 gsa.
    Hard to explain and often not understood.
  7. rexbro

    rexbro Been here awhile

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  8. Swamper

    Swamper Been Nowhere Done Nothing

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    Pumpkin Head, you look to be more of a street rider, yes/no?
  9. hookeniggy

    hookeniggy Good at getting lost

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    Impressive miles, that's three times around the globe more or less!
  10. rexbro

    rexbro Been here awhile

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  11. rexbro

    rexbro Been here awhile

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    PA has tons of twisty little backroads - many are little used and in disrepair - perfect for the Rally. My rides are day trips 150-300 miles usually. I fit in whatever gravel, dirt, and trails I find along the way. The Rally is a great bike and I ride it all the time but it has some limitations when the going gets rougher. My FE 350s is a better dirt bike when I need one. Not a lot of legal trails local to me so I don’t get off-road as much as I would like. :ricky
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  12. rexbro

    rexbro Been here awhile

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  13. heirhead

    heirhead worlds worst mechanic

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    Less!
    But very impressive, great pics also!

    hh
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  14. Glenn247

    Glenn247 Long timer Supporter

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    @rexbro You said you've burned through a lot of tires rolling over 40k miles, but I expect this bike to be really easy on tires as it's down on power...I have a '17 Rally and the Shinko 705s seem to last forever for normal riding on cement and dirt...

    Anything you can educate us on in regard to tires?

    You may have the most mileage of any Rally owner on this thread

    Does anyone know the highest mileage they have seen on this CRF250 motor without being opened up?
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  15. xtbiker

    xtbiker Adventurer

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    Hi All,
    Does Honda discontinue CRF250L and Rally?
    I just realised it is no longer available according to the website of Honda
  16. Fitz Fortune

    Fitz Fortune Adventurer

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    Still on the Honda UK website.
  17. RockyDS

    RockyDS Lost in the wilderness

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  18. Cuttlefish

    Cuttlefish Riding to disappear.

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    Got a feeling the forza 300 is the same engine (albeit 300cc like the rally should be) and one guy on the scooter forum is reporting 144K kms on his.
  19. heirhead

    heirhead worlds worst mechanic

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    Anybody, anything?

    hh
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  20. SRTie4k

    SRTie4k Northeast Explorer

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