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Old 02-24-2013, 01:39 PM   #3413
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Originally Posted by Gypsyangel View Post
Just to add as an afternote to anyone reading this thread, The CRF really does have a tight seating position. Much more like a sportbike than a Dualsport. I had been on it briefly before and never noted this,but after my ride tonight,really took notice. It's tighter than even the XT. Still not bad for me,but for the average height rider,this may even be an issue with the stock seat. One may have to look for a lower peg that may work on this bike.
mm, that's kind of why i was thinking of handlebar with less pullback.
I think the DRC footpegs have a -5mm, for the CRF250L there is only the standard/medium and the high +5mm.

Originally Posted by BlueLghtning View Post
I guess in order to meet that price point, Honda had to skimp somewhere and the more porky bike was the outcome,
No, when you start stripping it, you see why it's so heavy. It's "built like a tank." So many steel brackets on the frame, the masses of stuff at the back, enclosing the tail light, and even those plastic pieces are a bit heavy. Although there are some light parts like the passenger footpegs.

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