The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. sledrydr

    sledrydr Been here awhile

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    Either way be sure to have a spare along. Aaaand the tools and know how to change it while sitting in BFE. I've never had much trouble on my lightweight 250. My last 650 was cursed:rofl I wish all bikes would go tubeless. Taking a small 12v electric pump is a godsend as well. Believe mine is Slime brand.

    Enjoy CO. My experiences there in Aug are that you need to be ready for potentially cold high altitude weather. Even in Aug! Have fun.
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  2. Lapchik

    Lapchik Tinkeritis posterboy

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    1/3 on deer collisions. I finally won a match!

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  3. sledrydr

    sledrydr Been here awhile

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    Good thing it was bambi and not momma! Can't believe how lucky I've been. We are over run with those durn critters also. Ride safe.
  4. Chuch

    Chuch Adventurer

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    Shameless plug - just listed one of my 250L's for sale in the flea market, located in Virginia Beach.
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  5. Samanjo

    Samanjo Long timer

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    Explored some unknown gravel road this morning
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  6. RidingforRebelGears

    RidingforRebelGears Been here awhile

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    A 200 mile sole ride to Kentucky yesterday and single track with my son today. My TAT/KAT 250L is a very versatile tool. Trouble free riding at its finest. 20210723_140121.jpg 20210724_120751.jpg 20210724_120057.jpg

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  7. breakm

    breakm Been here awhile

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    Anybody used AX41 at the back in 120/80-18? How does it look on the bike, is it a softer tyre then stock IRC for example? I'm limited to stock rear size due to legal stuff. Don't like the looks of Anakee Wild, had TW302 and that is my backup option, its a good tire just bit too hard for my liking. Can't get D605 in that size in EU.

    Best tires I had (and currently have) are MT21 but apparently rear in this size is being discontinued and will only carry on as a winter tire (M+S) compound, which is way too soft for dual sporting.
  8. SRTie4k

    SRTie4k Northeast Explorer

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    Check to see if Dunlop D606 is available. It's a great dual sport tire for the rear.
  9. CObiker123

    CObiker123 Adventurer

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    Got up to the high country today. Bike continues to be awesome. Another good test for the Kenda. Loving it. 672717C5-D57E-4136-BECD-081A162DB1C6.jpeg
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  10. Lapchik

    Lapchik Tinkeritis posterboy

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    406.5 miles today
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  11. breakm

    breakm Been here awhile

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    I know, it was never made in 120/80-18.. would have it already if it was. D605 is made in that size but not easily available.
  12. canthai

    canthai Been here awhile

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  13. SRTie4k

    SRTie4k Northeast Explorer

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    They make it in 120/90-18. Are you not allowed to change sizes?
  14. Lapchik

    Lapchik Tinkeritis posterboy

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    Yep, works really well for me. I do some rally events with it from time to time.
    -Easy access fuses
    -SAE port for battery charging/usb adapter plugs in to this also
    -AFR gauge and controller for EFI piggyback system
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    -water temp
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    GPS to the left, phone to the right.
  15. breakm

    breakm Been here awhile

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    I would have to either go through tests and legal stuff to get it licensed to this bike, or switch back to 120/80 just for technical check every year, I don't want to do either and don't want to go by the pure luck every year and every police check just hope that the guy is gonna be normal and not go through everything just to make my day worse. Thats from countries where you have no issues getting dirt bikes like 2 stroke EXC plated and ride in town with it.. most of them are registered on something like 8-11kW and thats fine as for bikes over 50cc nothing regarding power or speed is checked.. go figure...

    I'll probably just go with Bridgestone TW302 again, MT21 was perfect, MC360 mid-soft is too offroady, E07 is too "roady".. not perfect choice but not much choice anyway so..
  16. WalterMitty2

    WalterMitty2 Been here awhile

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  17. Lapchik

    Lapchik Tinkeritis posterboy

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    They are just regular duty tubes. It really doesn't matter if you go with an exact replacement or not. It just has to be the correct size for the rim and width. HD tubes aren't really worth it unless you really punish your bike offroad. They are just harder to install otherwise.
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  18. canthai

    canthai Been here awhile

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    WOW - Can't even change tire size in Croatia ? WTF !!!
  19. breakm

    breakm Been here awhile

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    I wrote that you can, in whole EU, but it needs to be legally added, not just put it on and ride.. which most still do, but change back once a year or find other ways around it. Like I said, I don't want to. I basically just wanted to see if anybody uses AX41 in this dimension but no luck here or on facebook.. TW302 will do, its big advantage is that its seriously hard carcass tire, pretty sure could ride it some distance flat. Not something that can be said for stock IRC or MT21 which are other 2 I tried.
  20. Samanjo

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    Rode some twin track all along the rail road
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