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Old 11-26-2012, 10:38 PM   #1141
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C'mon I see those Trials riders hoping gaps like that all the time on youtube, you can do it.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:49 AM   #1142
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If Clarke or IMS can make some larger fuel tanks, it will be a win for the long distance ADV. My only other concern at this point is the lack of spares when abroad.... the CRFL isn't sold in central or South America yet; they still have the XR250 Tornado. Hope they end up replacing it!
It is routine for tank makers to be well into the second year of a bikes availabilty before selling product. Tooling always expensive plus the pattern making before any injection mold can be designed. They like to know sales numbers for the first years supply to justify the significant development costs way in advance of any sales. There are usually 3-4 major players, and if the first guy hits a homerun, then others risked a lot of money for nothing. 2 dozen owners asking for a tank in a forum doesnt hurry anything. Doesnt hurt I guess but you see a bunch of " group buy" talk and " they told me in an email.." And no tanks for a year and a half.
If you need extra fuel, I suggest you do a work around and figure on using that for a year, year and a half.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:04 AM   #1143
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It is routine for tank makers to be well into the second year of a bikes availabilty before selling product. Tooling always expensive plus the pattern making before any injection mold can be designed. They like to know sales numbers for the first years supply to justify the significant development costs way in advance of any sales. There are usually 3-4 major players, and if the first guy hits a homerun, then others risked a lot of money for nothing. 2 dozen owners asking for a tank in a forum doesnt hurry anything. Doesnt hurt I guess but you see a bunch of " group buy" talk and " they told me in an email.." And no tanks for a year and a half.
If you need extra fuel, I suggest you do a work around and figure on using that for a year, year and a half.
Agreed. I'd like to see a tank too. Until then, the Rotopax will do the job. Even then, unless it's a significant increase in fuel capacity, the Rotopax still may get the call.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:07 AM   #1144
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What are the after-market seat options available so far?

Sat on bike this morning at the shop and instantly knew what the first upgrade would be.

Funny, I had discounted the Honda CRF230 from my short-list of bikes in my search for a 250 DS.

Not sure how I missed the CRF250 in my initial research...anywho as I mentioned, I slung a stiff old leg over the bike this morning and really liked the feel/fit of the bike. I think it will be perfect for commuting to work and knocking around the back mountain roads. Price doesn't suck either. Imagine that bike will take me anywhere my old crusty ass decides to go.

Thanks guys....
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:13 PM   #1145
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:29 PM   #1146
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Seems to be a popular answer for a lot of bikes these days.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:02 PM   #1147
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:18 PM   #1148
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So I haven't been looking at how many miles I have put on the bike and I am over by 100 for the first servicing. Is that really bad. I received an estimate of $225 for the first servicing including all parts and labor. Is that high?
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:43 PM   #1149
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So I haven't been looking at how many miles I have put on the bike and I am over by 100 for the first servicing. Is that really bad. I received an estimate of $225 for the first servicing including all parts and labor. Is that high?
I brought my CBR250R in for it's first service (valve check, all other maint. was done by me), oh, about... 4000km overdue.

Dealer didn't care, they're more than happy to take my money.

Better late than never. Oh, btw, no adjustment required.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:58 PM   #1150
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So I haven't been looking at how many miles I have put on the bike and I am over by 100 for the first servicing. Is that really bad. I received an estimate of $225 for the first servicing including all parts and labor. Is that high?

I paid $300 total, would have rather paid $225.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:22 PM   #1151
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I received an estimate of $225 for the first servicing including all parts and labor. Is that high?
I believe my dealer quoted me about that same price for the valve clearance check and first oil and filter change.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:37 PM   #1152
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I believe my dealer quoted me about that same price for the valve clearance check and first oil and filter change.
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I paid $300 total, would have rather paid $225.
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I brought my CBR250R in for it's first service (valve check, all other maint. was done by me), oh, about... 4000km overdue.

Dealer didn't care, they're more than happy to take my money.

Better late than never. Oh, btw, no adjustment required.
Sweet! I will have it done then asap. I have the oil, gasket and filter already. I wonder if that will cut the price a little.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:21 PM   #1153
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So I heard back from Dobeck and they are offering $75 off for active military and free shipping... SOLD! Can't wait to get it!!!
All right, got it last night, installed... went out on a test ride just now and the butt dyno says "huge improvement!" Before, the front end would never have left the ground... I'm not saying it's effortless now, but it sure didn't take a lot of convincing I also feel the throttle response is much more instantaneous. And this is without the exhaust (which I'm still considering pending other reviews)... anyone tried with and without the exhaust that could give a comparison?
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:19 PM   #1154
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Does anyone have stock exhaust but with 13/43 sprocket gearing? Curious to see how well it is on the trails. Saving up for the performance kit right now so in time I will get it.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:39 PM   #1155
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Does anyone have stock exhaust but with 13/43 sprocket gearing? Curious to see how well it is on the trails. Saving up for the performance kit right now so in time I will get it.

I've got 13/42 w/the fuel controller (stock exhaust) and its so much better better - haven't been on the trails yet, but it tears up the dirts roads around here

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...And this is without the exhaust (which I'm still considering pending other reviews)... anyone tried with and without the exhaust that could give a comparison?
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