The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. salty_dog

    salty_dog Trips near Attala, WMAs and Central MS dirt roads

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    Looked for this connector once on my ‘17 but could not locate. Somewhere online someone said on left side under front plastics. Gonna have to check again near left dash.
  2. Samanjo

    Samanjo Long timer

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    Did a solo day trip yesterday
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  3. CObiker123

    CObiker123 Adventurer

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    Thanks all. I do a few overnighters and a bunch of full day rides a year and would like to lose the Rotopax, so I think it makes sense.
  4. breakm

    breakm Been here awhile

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    Some recent photos, few days off work spent riding. Even though I am thinking about 2022 CB500X lately and jumping on that "adv" bandwagon, still the CRF250L does the job and makes the decision hard, it just does it all and thats hard to resist from a person who cant make up his mind easily about what kind of riding to do :D

    Absolutely no regrets buying this bike new 5 years and 27 000km ago.

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  5. WalterMitty2

    WalterMitty2 Been here awhile

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    It's on my 2019. I found it, and tapped into it for a phone charger AND a Garmin mount. I wanted both to be on switched power. CRFSOnly sells a connecter...you just pull out the factory plug, put in the adapter and then wire in whatever you want.
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  6. Heavy

    Heavy Been here awhile

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    Have a look at
  7. salty_dog

    salty_dog Trips near Attala, WMAs and Central MS dirt roads

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    Thanks! Very helpful
  8. WalterMitty2

    WalterMitty2 Been here awhile

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  9. salty_dog

    salty_dog Trips near Attala, WMAs and Central MS dirt roads

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    Enjoyed reading your trip report! Sounds like it was a lot of fun
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  10. Glenn247

    Glenn247 Long timer Supporter

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  11. Nortonbrian

    Nortonbrian nortonbrian Supporter

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  12. Nortonbrian

    Nortonbrian nortonbrian Supporter

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    what does it weigh now?
  13. jjustj

    jjustj Long timer

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    Friends coming out to ride here in colorado with me for a few days.One from Iowa one from Ind. Just had to take the lrp out on a recon mission for their visit. Heres some of it!

    https://www.relive.cc/view/v8qkkKZQLKq
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  14. MonkeySlayer

    MonkeySlayer Been here awhile

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    I also live in CO and did the IMS on my 2017. You wont regret it! Unless you trailer a lot it is so nice to have for camping, day trips, etc. I did mine before I did the CO BDR.
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  15. CObiker123

    CObiker123 Adventurer

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    Thanks all for the replies, I am doing enough longer rides to justify and will plan on it being the winter project.
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  16. CObiker123

    CObiker123 Adventurer

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    Got out for an amazing ride to the high country yesterday with my buddy who was on his 250L Rally; 230 ish miles, about 8 hours. Leaves are peaking and the weather could not be beat (aside from some wind). Bikes did amazing over a couple 11,000 + passes, one paved, one not. Bike continues to amaze me. My take away from this ride was I think I want to add some risers, bars are just a little low when standing. Looking at the Tusk .06 ones. Anyway, couple pics for you all. Hmm, some of them are posting sideways, if you know a fix let me know.

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  17. breakm

    breakm Been here awhile

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    It is a great bike thats hard to let go. Last Sunday I did an offroad ride, and after getting back on the road felt like going out of my way to some nicer bits of asphalt (dual sport after all). I also like how my bike sounds now, specially audible at 06:50 when I slow down if you aren't listening from a laptop. Its at about 27 000km now and when it gets warm it sounds nice to me, unlike in about first 10-15 000km or so when it was a lot quieter and not as deep sounding.

  18. Dr Bombay

    Dr Bombay "When you get to a fork in the road, take it" Supporter

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    Hi All! Does anyone here have a good working knowledge of some of the difference in parts between model years of the CRF250L? Specifically wheels. I have a 2018 and had to buy a new front wheel. Bought one used from a guy who said fits 2010 thru 2020, but it doesn't fit my bike. Hub is wider, rotor is bigger diameter by 6mm, and center line of rotor is outboard of centerline by 4mm. I heard/read that the 2018 model year had quite a few changes but not sure if they changed wheels/hubs. Or did the guy I bough the wheel not know what he had? TIA
  19. SRTie4k

    SRTie4k Northeast Explorer

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    Given that the first year of the CRF250L was 2013, I'm gonna say the guy doesn't know what he's talking about.

    Maybe he thought you were buying for an R or an X.
  20. Dr Bombay

    Dr Bombay "When you get to a fork in the road, take it" Supporter

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    No doubt.... Should have done my homework BEFORE hitting the "buy it now" button....