The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. Shooplick

    Shooplick Been here awhile

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    Looks like your forks are twisted in the pics. Try loosening the lower triple clamps and bouncing the front end to straighten out the front then tighten the clamps again.
  2. Shooplick

    Shooplick Been here awhile

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    Loosen the pinch bolts on the axle also while bouncing the front
  3. canthai

    canthai Adventurer

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    Stand with the front wheel between your legs, grasping with your knees, facing the rear of the bike.
    Grab the handlebars and while holding the wheel so it can't move sideways, turn the bars until they are perpendicular to the front wheel. Small jerks work better than one mighty heave as you can sneak up on the correct position.
    Done
    Check that the triple clamp bolts are tight - not too tight as it is a steel bolt in aluminum and if you really tighten it you risk stripping
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  4. Griff2

    Griff2 Griff

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    I agree with loosening the triple clamp pinch bolts and the axle pinch bolts. However I would loosen the top two triple clamp pinch bolts. At that point I would pull the forks back into shape as described and I would only finally tighten the axle pinch bolts after compressing the forks several times .
  5. SFC_Ren

    SFC_Ren Been here awhile

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    You should have kept the stock bars on and then you wouldn't have any worries except that you would be replacing a $14.10 set of stock Honda bars that are designed to bend and not worrying about fork tubes being tweaked. :hmmmmm

  6. Tanger

    Tanger Been here awhile Supporter

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  7. Tanger

    Tanger Been here awhile Supporter

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  8. scharfg

    scharfg Been here awhile

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    Hi there, thank you for the follow up.

    I used the:

    EBC CK Series Clutch Kit - CK1314

    So is that the OEM pack so it was okay to leave the juddr ring n washer in....?
  9. Lapchik

    Lapchik Tinkeritis posterboy

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    Reworked the dash tonight. Fuses used to be inside the fairing. Much easier to get to here.

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  10. Griff2

    Griff2 Griff

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    Interesting console. The little TTO unit is small enough to be unintrusive and I might borrow from your idea to have a second one recording data other than the RPM counter. Thanks for that.
  11. BarryB

    BarryB Been here awhile Supporter

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    Lapchik, do you have a write up on the air/fuel ratio install? That’s interesting. TIA
  12. Lapchik

    Lapchik Tinkeritis posterboy

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  13. Lapchik

    Lapchik Tinkeritis posterboy

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    I have temp and tach/hour. They have more options now than when I installed. Lack of backlighting sucks, but my aux lights are bar mounted and light them up.

    https://www.trailtech.net/digital-gauges/tto
  14. breakm

    breakm Been here awhile

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    Some pics of last few weeks.

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  15. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am. Supporter

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    Just a few pics while I continue to run up some mileage since getting it back from the recall/failure of the circlip.

    Surely not as epic as what most of you post, but for now, I'll just have to take it.

    BTW, sorry for bringing it up, soon this bike will be moved out to the Anza Borrego Desert with tons of sand, I want to change out the tires to a more dirt orientated tire like a 40/60...Any thoughts?


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  16. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Kenda trakmaster II is our go to rear tire here in sandy Florida. Take your pick of front tires, not nearly as important.
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  17. Crotch Rocket

    Crotch Rocket Been here awhile

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  18. JungleDeath

    JungleDeath Been here awhile

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    Epic is relative. Sometimes riding 55mph roads to go get homemade icecream is epic enough for me.

    Tires; is DOT a requirement? I'm thinking D606 front next purchase. My sand and your sand may be similar. Unfortunately hard pack and embedded rocks are a thing as well.
  19. jsonder

    jsonder Tired Old Fart

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    Dunlop 606 tires are DOT approved; I run them in Arizona.
  20. Lapchik

    Lapchik Tinkeritis posterboy

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    Anyone want a FREE trailer? It's cool, but I don't use it as much as I thought I would. Pick up in Pope County, MN 56334.
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