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Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 12:25 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
-Somebody issue bound to start cryin' over this...

-Somebody issue bound to start cryin' over this mildly sarcastic comment!! ;)
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 10:24 AM
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Posted By kiwi5
I agree regarding the 13t front sprocket causing...

I agree regarding the 13t front sprocket causing high revving at highway speed. I have changed back to the 14t but I think changing the rear to 42 will best perfect.
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 02:51 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
Now that looks like fun- can't believe there were...

Now that looks like fun- can't believe there were no flat tires in that forestry block! Great video.
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 04:28 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
Scoot Fender Mod

Last question on your fender cut (I promise!) what angle approx. did you cut? It looks like about 30 degrees?
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 11:43 AM
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Posted By kiwi5
The trimming of the rear is what's holding me...

The trimming of the rear is what's holding me back on the Acerbis, it is already quite short in the rear (I think?), so with it trimmed back, does it still provide any form of protection to the frame?
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 06:40 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
I like the black- what sort of spray paint did...

I like the black- what sort of spray paint did you use? I will be cutting my front fender as well, thanks for the photo. Now I can see where you made your cuts.
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 02:44 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
The tool kit that was with my CRF250L came with...

The tool kit that was with my CRF250L came with those basic axle wrenches (and extension handle) for both front and rear axles. I have tested them and they work just fine. I got rid of the rest of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 03:25 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
I must be a totally lame rider. I am always...

I must be a totally lame rider. I am always thinking that any more power would be lethal when my mighty CRF250L (aka RECON 1) spits gravel many inches into the air as I power out of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 03:18 AM
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Posted By kiwi5
Really? I have not weighed them but I have just...

Really? I have not weighed them but I have just spooned on a shinko 705 and I would not think that it weighs significantly more than the stock tire. Assuming we are talking about the rear tire? In...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 01:18 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
How many kms (or miles) do you have on yours?

How many kms (or miles) do you have on yours?
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2014, 12:44 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
Sounds like an excellent mod, of course I don't...

Sounds like an excellent mod, of course I don't really understand what it is you've done due to my mechanical shortcomings!
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 03:53 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
Yup, I noted that one of the dome 6mm bolts that...

Yup, I noted that one of the dome 6mm bolts that holds the leg protector on the muffler fell off somewhere. Blue locktite on all bolts is the solution!
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 12:09 AM
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Posted By kiwi5
What did you use to cut the fender?

What did you use to cut the fender?
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 02:39 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
I put a supermoto front fender on a DR650 I had...

I put a supermoto front fender on a DR650 I had and it made a HUGE improvement. Thinking about doing the same on the CRF250l or I might just chop back the existing one....
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 10:58 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
Hey Scoot- great to read you are back in the...

Hey Scoot- great to read you are back in the saddle and up-armored at that! What is the front fender mod??
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 10:45 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
What altitude do you ride? Have you put in the...

What altitude do you ride? Have you put in the EJK/airbox mods?
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 09:44 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
14T Front Sprocket

After the discussion of potential wear (on output shaft) of the 13T front sprocket I thought I would put back on the original 14T. ( Note that I ride pretty close to sea level). While the 13T is...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 06:12 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
Uh-oh! With the lower foot pegs you will now...

Uh-oh! With the lower foot pegs you will now start scraping them all the time!
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9,501
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Posted By kiwi5
Nothing wrong with the XT250, one of our...

Nothing wrong with the XT250, one of our motorcycle magazine writers (over here in NZ) took one on an off road safari and he had a great time. The XT250 is a good bike to commute on and do some basic...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 03:32 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
I've checked my output shaft splines (13T JT...

I've checked my output shaft splines (13T JT front sprocket) and while there are shiny marks where the sprocket fits on the splines, there is no noticeable wear like the RTW guys had on theirs. I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 02:28 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
My rear tire looks almost exactly like that, I've...

My rear tire looks almost exactly like that, I've just ordered a Shinko 705 replacement. I was tempted to keep riding on my OEM rear, but we are in the rainy season so the Shinko 705 is going on. The...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 02:00 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
Ditto- I would love to know about how a super...

Ditto- I would love to know about how a super moto set up goes. Power? Top Speed?
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 10:34 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
OEM tire performance in the rain?

I'm about to start commuting with my CRF250L and I've put back on the OEM tires- anybody commuting with these in wet conditions? My OEM tires are worn in, especially the rear, but I'm not sure how...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9,501
Views: 1,645,625
Posted By kiwi5
That is the sort of news I wanted to hear! I'll...

That is the sort of news I wanted to hear! I'll bet my splines will be fine given my lame riding style.
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9,501
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Posted By kiwi5
My mechanic also pointed out that other bikes...

My mechanic also pointed out that other bikes (like the KLR) have a more secure attachment method for the front sprocket, so that would help....for other bikes. I have emailed Steph (who is doing a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 07:06 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
For those who have not seen this yet....

For those who have not seen this yet....
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9,501
Views: 1,645,625
Posted By kiwi5
Well, the fella's who reported it have had it...

Well, the fella's who reported it have had it happen on not just one- but two bikes. So unless they are Taliban spies trying to put us off the CRF250L then it HAS clearly happened. Read back...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9,501
Views: 1,645,625
Posted By kiwi5
Yes, I noticed that with the 13T JT sprocket- if...

Yes, I noticed that with the 13T JT sprocket- if it is noticeably less when I put back on the 14T OEM sprocket, then the 13T will not go back on and I will just go with a larger rear sprocket and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9,501
Views: 1,645,625
Posted By kiwi5
I've spoken with my Honda mechanic, who is a...

I've spoken with my Honda mechanic, who is a off-road local champion (he knows a thing or two about bikes obviously). His thoughts are that the guys doing the RTW trip have accelerated the wear by...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9,501
Views: 1,645,625
Posted By kiwi5
Is there a higher quality (better fitting) 13t...

Is there a higher quality (better fitting) 13t front sprocket maker than JT? Or maybe the answer is a softer steel front sprocket so the sprocket wears faster. I can't wait to get home and check my...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9,501
Views: 1,645,625
Posted By kiwi5
It would appear (after doing the google) that...

It would appear (after doing the google) that best practice is too clean front sprocket and re-apply grease every oil change. Not alot of extra work so I will add this to the routine.
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9,501
Views: 1,645,625
Posted By kiwi5
Never knew that! Will do ASAP. I have some...

Never knew that! Will do ASAP. I have some belray grease that should do...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9,501
Views: 1,645,625
Posted By kiwi5
So is the solution to always use the 14t? I have...

So is the solution to always use the 14t? I have the 13t with a slack chain- i am coming up to 7,000 kms and will check the sprocket play today. Seeing as i am going to be doing alot of commuting...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9,501
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Posted By kiwi5
Depends on shipping costs to New Zealand....

Depends on shipping costs to New Zealand....
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2014, 01:08 PM
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Views: 171,238
Posted By kiwi5
As has been mentioned prior- many thanks to...

As has been mentioned prior- many thanks to NJBrett for his unvarnished reviews. The speedo issue was/is the same on my crf250l and got even worse when I changed the front sprocket down to a 13t. ...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 07:03 PM
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Posted By kiwi5
I'd like to hear that with the baffle installed,...

I'd like to hear that with the baffle installed, loved the sound but that would break my will to live if I did a long day's ride....
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,598
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Posted By kiwi5
Looking at used bike resale values (over here in...

Looking at used bike resale values (over here in NZ), Harley 883's are new at 14K NZ and dropping to around 9k NZ used, BUT- they take ages to sell (some stay on our "Trade Me" website for months and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,598
Views: 228,631
Posted By kiwi5
I have yet to test ride the Bolt, but the reviews...

I have yet to test ride the Bolt, but the reviews that I am reading here are very positive. While winter is in full swing, it is still not too bad weather, maybe I'll ride over the Kai Mai Ranges to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9,501
Views: 1,645,625
Posted By kiwi5
Parts from Thailand

Anyone have a link to any reputable internet CRF250L parts (from Thailand)? I remember reading that plastics and other bike parts are very cheap when bought from Thailand....
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1,721
Views: 171,238
Posted By kiwi5
[QUOTE=NJ-Brett;24318161]And they are saying I am...

[QUOTE=NJ-Brett;24318161]And they are saying I am grumpy!
I am not into kick starters, other then they save some weight on a bike.

For some, the sound a motor makes is music, it is for me.
It...
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