Originally Posted by frost1
New crf 250l owner here, as well as new Advrider member, and first time ever rider...ever. Now have 17 total lifetime miles under my belt. Took it out on the open road and was brave enough to hit 50 mph. I have to work on shifting, and w/o a tach wasnt sure what gear to be in. Anyway, have no idea as to how to comment on the bike because I have no basis of comparison. However, at my present weight of #240 lb I'm questioning whether this 250 will haul my butt up hills w/o slowing traffic. Coworkers convinced me to start small.
Question, I opted for the 5 year total Honda warranty, and I could cancel for full refund, it is quite pricy. Do members typically go with the extended Honda warranty or just the factory 1 year and "self insure"?
If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend you take the MSF rider safety course.
Instead of the extended warranty, I suggest you get good, protective riding gear, and wear it all the time.
If you have good riding gear, bank the warranty money for future maintenance, tires, gasoline, et cetera.
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