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Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 510,092
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Bar risers: Helibars...

Bar risers:
Helibars (https://www.helibars.com/product/honda-cbr250r-replacement-handlebars)

Love them but pricey. They do not get rid of all of the hand pressure but most of it and still...
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 510,092
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
I've got a 2012. I agree the removable gas cap...

I've got a 2012. I agree the removable gas cap is inconvenient and the pump protector is aggravating. I also agree that high-flow pumps that are basically "digital" in their flow regulation (Full...
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 510,092
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
I needed to replace my original IRC Road Winners...

I needed to replace my original IRC Road Winners last spring. The Michelin Pilot Street Radial wasn't yet available in the US, so I went with Bridgestone Battlax BT45 bias plies. However my next set...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 901
Views: 235,707
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
We're good! Sweet machine there.

We're good! Sweet machine there.
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 901
Views: 235,707
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Somehow got a random link embedded...fixed it...

Somehow got a random link embedded...fixed it now. BTW your comment didn't indicate what the problem was, so I was scratching my head for a couple of minutes wondering what you were talking about.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 901
Views: 235,707
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
2015 Husqvarna FS 450

New video (http://youtu.be/Oax6wD4IJFk) from Husqvarna.

http://www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com/typo3temp/pics/fs_01_1cf5e41620.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 510,092
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
@Treadless how do you like those mirrors and what...

@Treadless how do you like those mirrors and what brand/model are they?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-03-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1,187
Views: 205,875
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Fogelsong Valley, Southwest Virginia USA

http://s26.postimg.org/le8i0n2mh/IMG_0521.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-03-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,187
Views: 205,875
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Burke's Garden, Virginia USA

http://s26.postimg.org/sg6fmu689/IMG_0438.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-03-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1,187
Views: 205,875
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Furkastrasse east of Realp, Switzerland heading toward Furka Pass

http://s26.postimg.org/u6pgobnrd/IMG_0962.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 510,092
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Oh well. I figured his comment "this many...

Oh well. I figured his comment "this many consecutive 15 hour days" qualified as the kind of severe butt abuse you were looking for...
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 510,092
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
CBR250R in the Himalayas

5000 km ride (http://www.cbr250.net/forum/ride-reports/36946-cbr-rides-himalayas.html)

18,000 ft pass (http://www.cbr250.net/forum/ride-reports/40266-cbr-climbs-18-000-ft-himalayas.html)
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 510,092
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
This guy "NSU" did a cross-country haul...

This guy "NSU" did a cross-country haul (http://www.cbr250.net/forum/ride-reports/40033-cross-country-loaded-touring.html).
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 510,092
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Saturday Ride in N. Central Kentucky

South of KY 22, KY 227 is a fantastic thrill ride.
(3829'52.2"N 8447'26.48"W)
http://s26.postimg.org/q8iwd79jd/IMG_1959.jpg

KY 1636, Gaines Road east of KY 32, Long Lick Road.
(3820'34.53"N...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 510,092
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
First gear is so low that low-speed grunt is like...

First gear is so low that low-speed grunt is like a 230-250cc 4-stroke trail bike.
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 510,092
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
CBR250R on Gravel

We ran 18 miles on gravel in coming out of Burke's Garden, Virginia on a state-maintained road. The bike handled fine on gravel.

Mine's got the Combined ABS...I used rear brake only and the ABS...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 510,092
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
I believe I got it at bikerzbits...

I believe I got it at bikerzbits (http://www.bikebandit.com/aftermarket-parts/motorcycle-body/luggage-racks/pg9?f=2) but it might be available in other places as well. It's not a thing of beauty but...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 510,092
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Thanks, that might be an option if it will clear...

Thanks, that might be an option if it will clear my saddlebags.

http://s26.postimg.org/hd7g1jeo9/10295191_1562385377321592_6376528781149755124_o.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 510,092
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
That's a great photo of your bike. Looks very...

That's a great photo of your bike. Looks very clean without the logos.

What exhaust are you running? I would like to replace the heavy stock exhaust to reduce weight but I don't want to go to...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 510,092
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Looks peaceful. I really enjoy the serenity of...

Looks peaceful. I really enjoy the serenity of the back roads.
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4,312
Views: 744,800
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Awesome bike - enjoy!

Awesome bike - enjoy!
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 510,092
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
CBR250R Country

http://s26.postimg.org/yxz14qosp/CBR250_R_country.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 510,092
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Your photos (at your links) are really good!

Your photos (at your links) are really good!
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 510,092
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
By all means, we could nerd out as the...

By all means, we could nerd out as the dynamically hi-viz duo! I'm in the upper part of the state, on the south end of Greater Cincinnati. Lots of great riding to the south of me. I don't take much...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 510,092
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Ha, I have the same color bike and hi-viz jacket....

Ha, I have the same color bike and hi-viz jacket. Have left the jacket on the bike like that many times and my little CBR next to a riding buddy's big ST1300...so that's a familiar sight!

I had...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4,312
Views: 744,800
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
What's the initial and subsequent service...

What's the initial and subsequent service interval?
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4,312
Views: 744,800
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Me too, ever since I saw the 2013 Euro model.

Me too, ever since I saw the 2013 Euro model.
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4,312
Views: 744,800
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Ditto! :thumb

Ditto! :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 510,092
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
damasovi & kraven, you guys are so right. Riding...

damasovi & kraven, you guys are so right. Riding a small bike is just so darn fun!

There are a lot of older guys with years of riding experience on bigger bikes, who are rediscovering the joys...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 510,092
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
This is me (at right in hi-viz) on the way to the...

This is me (at right in hi-viz) on the way to the Tail of the Dragon at Deal's Gap. I was riding with a group of guys all more than 1000cc. There was a Harley (as seen on the left), an ST1100, a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4,312
Views: 744,800
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Cool2 Day Trip in the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) of Germany

My daily ride here in the States is a zippy little 2012 Honda CBR250R with ABS, but in March of this year I had the opportunity to rent a European-spec 2013 Honda CB1100 ABS.

Here's the bike I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 510,092
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Priceless, what a companion! :clap

Priceless, what a companion! :clap
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Went easier than expected

The old vent came off with a strong tug of the fingers.

Was all bug-encrusted underneath. After a good cleaning, discovered that the sun had baked an outline to use as a template for the...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Sounds good, thanks. I think I will open the vent...

Sounds good, thanks. I think I will open the vent and use a plastic pry to lever it off the helmet carefully.
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Arai Vector-2 ACF@ Duct Front Vent Repair

Has anyone ever had to replace the front vent duct on their Arai Vector-2? I dropped my helmet and cracked the little housing. I ordered a replacement from Arai.

The instructions do not reference...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 510,092
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
I'm not sure what this opinion is based on but a...

I'm not sure what this opinion is based on but a lot of people riding CBR250R's have praised the IRC tires on this bike. The only reason I switched to Bridgestones when I needed replacements was just...
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 510,092
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
I really wanted to try the Michelin Pilot Street...

I really wanted to try the Michelin Pilot Street Radials but Michelin dragged their feet too long on the US release and I ran out of patience last July. I replaced the IRC Road Winners with...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 510,092
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
I've slabbed it for a couple hundred miles at a...

I've slabbed it for a couple hundred miles at a time here and there on tours just to get to the twisties faster. Daily commuting in rural hill country is done at 6-8k rpm, but on serious twisties in...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-06-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 53,558
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Last day of the ride - Cynthiana, Kentucky

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5448/9221748605_a0ae0d790c_b.jpg

We found temporary shelter for the whole gang at an abandoned bank (can't remember the town). Picnic table was a bonus! Break out...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-06-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4,333
Views: 628,330
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Yep! It's fun to get "lost" on the small back...

Yep! It's fun to get "lost" on the small back roads. When you've had enough fun, just hit Home on the GPS and meander your way back.
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