The CRF250L Owners thread

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

  1. breakm

    breakm Been here awhile

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    Cant help much but there was a differance in front wheel from 2013-2016 to 2017+, I know you need different tool to take it off.
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  2. WalterMitty2

    WalterMitty2 Been here awhile

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    Bump to first page/humble brag.....

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  3. Samanjo

    Samanjo Long timer

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  4. bnschroder

    bnschroder Been here awhile

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    Is that gear for a day or a week? Very economical packing .
  5. WalterMitty2

    WalterMitty2 Been here awhile

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    That my friend is gear for 8 days living off the bike...a Saturday to Saturday adventure...but using hotels/motels (no camping). Sort of the Beverly Hillbillies go ADV'ing!!!

    Going from bottom up...

    Rotopax (1 gallon)
    Tool bag (camo color, sitting in front of rotopax)
    40L Dry bag
    Backpack

    Better pic of the loadout, with fancy "hydration packs" added as well.....

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    Full ride report here....

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/colorado-passes-2021-newbs-first-real-adv-ride.1518593/
  6. cskochera

    cskochera dummy

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    Any suggestions on swapping out the front headlight/shroud? Aesthetically the stock one looks awful IMO. I’ve seen folks swap for the 450L headlight or a baja designs…better, but still not great. I really like a square light, a la WR250. XR400 maybe?
  7. Red_dog

    Red_dog Dirt Road Sniffer outerer Supporter

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    Like 150kg. Have weighed it a few times with luggage on truck scales, wouldnt expect it to be much more than stock with luggage removed i wouldnt think
  8. Red_dog

    Red_dog Dirt Road Sniffer outerer Supporter

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    First year for the CRF250L, was 2012. I know because i have one. Bought it Oct 2012. Also the front & rear axles are smaller than an X or R.
  9. Red_dog

    Red_dog Dirt Road Sniffer outerer Supporter

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    Try Click’n’Ride indicators. they don’t get burnt. You also need a 3 pin LED flasher can. Forget where i got mine, but works down to 0.01v and doesnt hyperventilate
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  10. Secondcreekrider

    Secondcreekrider Secondcreekrider

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    Spent the week on the 250L. Lucky me. :)
  11. CObiker123

    CObiker123 Adventurer

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    Added some .6” risers and got out for a spin. They make a great difference standing; a little more bend in my elbow, little better grip on the bars. Probably could go a little higher but will stick here for a bit.

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  12. CObiker123

    CObiker123 Adventurer

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  13. breakm

    breakm Been here awhile

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    Nice to hear that you didn't just go straight to 2'' risers that most don't need. I was looking for 20mm risers, so like 0.8'' as I felt that would suit me best (about 6'2) with slight forward rotation of the bars. Ended up buying 1.2'' only due to the fact that when I decided to buy the shop had those as smallest. For me they are just perfect and I could not imagine wanting more. For first few weeks I had to kind of think about the fact that I need to get more bend in elbows and get low on the bike in rough terrain, as my instinct was to bend elbows like before, and that still left me too high up, few weeks later extra elbow bend got normal and all is good.
  14. canthai

    canthai Been here awhile

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    I am 6 in my socks
    Love my 2" risers
  15. CObiker123

    CObiker123 Adventurer

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    Yeah, I am generally really comfortable on the bike, even after some long days in the saddle, so I didn't want to make any drastic changes. I think this will work well for me, I am 5'10" so it really just gave me a little more of a full hand of handlebar which I was missing. I have had the bike for a few years now and am just figuring out what I need from an ergonomics stand point.
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  16. breakm

    breakm Been here awhile

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    Since lowering pegs are expensive and also, lower.. so little bit less practical for offroad, only thing I'd still change when time comes is handlebar itself. I think more straight, less sweep handlebars would be nicer, not much, a little less sweep. But that is also personal choice, as I think these bars make me naturally position elbows near my body while sitting, I'd like the natural position that starts from the grips to be bit wider, roomier. When I put the elbows out while sitting now, angle on my wrist is little too much.
  17. Samanjo

    Samanjo Long timer

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    Early morning ride just outside the city
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  18. cbc

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    Hi folks. I just did a few changes to my bike. New bars (renthal se), new pro grips and the race tech front fork upgrade. I also changed the oil in the spring only side.
    my initial impressions are very positive. Much more planted front and more comfortable. The bars were given to me so I was spared the drama of having to chose between the endless choices out there. I like the wide profile so far. I am 6 foot 3 and weigh 210 without gear 4C0C0605-1911-4B77-ADBD-E934609B87CD.jpeg
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  19. CObiker123

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    Best rear cargo option, hands down!
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  20. cbc

    cbc Adventurer

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    Thanks. It’s a simple set up
    Here loaded up to take the girls on a picnic
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