The CRF250L Owners thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by joec63, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. koh kood

    koh kood Been here awhile

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    I ordered new plastic parts for my bike. I changed the colour from red to black. They all came without graphics. Just bare plastic.
  2. simplemind

    simplemind Been here awhile Supporter

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    Question re wheels: What is the preferred aftermarket wheelset for the 250L, ie what is the best bang for the buck in a quality set? I'm thinking of having a set for more off-road oriented riding and using the OEM for more road oriented riding.
  3. Lapchik

    Lapchik Tinkeritis posterboy

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    Warp 9, or OEM if keeping the same size tires. Not many other trustworthy options out there.
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  4. MonkeySlayer

    MonkeySlayer Been here awhile

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    @JMGCO Awesome! I got out and rode way out off 285 this weekend past Kenosha towards BV. Headed in to National Forest Land by Salt Creek and rode for hours checking our leaves and riding trails. We camped for the night and it was crazy windy!!!

    @flatland964 Loving the Himalayan!
  5. popohun

    popohun Been here awhile

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    Those are mosko reckless 80?
  6. flatland964

    flatland964 Been here awhile

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    Yes, they are. Loving them! Incredibly well thought out product.

    They were perfect for the trip and sit well on the Himalayan. I am hoping to be able to use them for the CRF250 also, but haven't tried yet (the Himalayan is still being shipped back from San Diego).
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  7. popohun

    popohun Been here awhile

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    I want them also on my rally
  8. simplemind

    simplemind Been here awhile Supporter

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    Thanks, I was under the impression that the OEM's were sub-par but that's just here say from a Husky dealer. ;)
  9. supasonic

    supasonic Been here awhile

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    Goddamn, i cannot decide between my Beemer + CRF 250 L and the Tenere 700 as my only bike. I am an offroad noob, have 0 experience. I am concerned, that the 250 will drive me nuts, when commuting to my destination hundrets of KM in Germany. But damn, this is a sexy bike :/
  10. Bugchewer

    Bugchewer Piece of Work

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    I was at a local dealer to look at used DR650 and sitting next to it was a nice 250L. I had a WR250R and like a dumb ads sold it. I have a Tiger 800 for road and mild off road. The CRF250L seems like a capable and fun bike. O have to admit it has me thinking it might be ideal for back roads, forests and trails. This thread isn't helping resist.
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  11. popohun

    popohun Been here awhile

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    Which beemer?
  12. JMGCO

    JMGCO Adventurer Supporter

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    Always happy to meet up for a DS ride somewhere along the central Front Range. Shoot me a PM
  13. Sinrgracing

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    Couple weeks ago, before the first very early snow. Clear Lake near Goat Mtn, Mt. Hood Nat'l Forrest.

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  14. washout800

    washout800 Been here awhile

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    You need them both.
    Got the CRF 250L first. Got the DR in July. The BMW F800GS is gone.
    Simply, capable, fun and excitement. Barn friends.jpg
  15. 2thdrinOR

    2thdrinOR Been here awhile

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    For me being old and short, the CRF250L is just soooo much easier than the DR650 was...
  16. WalterMitty2

    WalterMitty2 Been here awhile

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    It appears both the newer 250L and Rally come with an Electrical Accessory Connector near the bars. However, most videos show folks wiring in phone/GPS charging units to the battery. Other then the having a direct connection which allows for charging when the bike is off, what are the benefits of going the battery route? As someone who isn't very mechanically inclined, tapping into the already provided connector seems much easier.
  17. supasonic

    supasonic Been here awhile

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  18. Lapchik

    Lapchik Tinkeritis posterboy

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    some accessories will pull too many amps for what the plug by the bars allow. You won't be able to charge the battery through that accessory plug, and you won't be able to run heated gear off of it.
  19. mpillis

    mpillis Been here awhile

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    I also have a DR650 and CRF250L and I love how much lighter and easier to maneuver the CRF is when in a situation. But I do love the power of the DR. So the DR is my adventure bike and the CRF is my go in the woods and play. Not gonna add racks and a bunch of stuff to the CRF. Keep it light.
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  20. mpillis

    mpillis Been here awhile

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    I have a 2017 CRF250L, where is this accessory plug. Pics please
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