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Old 12-06-2012, 06:29 PM   #1321
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Dammit!

I just ordered a Richochet skid plate, had I had known, I would've ordered both the skidplate and rad guard from a bunch of good Cdn boys.

Oh well. Order coming for a rad guard!
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:54 PM   #1322
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B & B from OZ has a skid plate and rear rack
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:42 PM   #1323
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Bought myself a 250L yesterday for a 70th birthday present. Dual sport bikes are my favorite rides, many thousands of miles on KLR's, XR650L, 450EXC, and the DR650 that I still have. I feel the Honda is a fun bike if one accepts what it is and isn't. My KTM was magic, but way overkill for dual sport riding. I tend to build a bike in to exactly what I want than sell it!
Only mods so far are hookups for heated gear. Eventually, higher bars to make standing more comfy.
Now, to sell my new Harley. Another bad decision!

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Old 12-06-2012, 08:46 PM   #1324
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Bracket

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Which mount for the drc did you order? Also do you have anymore pics?
The mounting bracket is the same as we use for the DRZ400 Edge kit. Just added two 8mm holes in the bracket,two 8mm bolts,two aluminum spacers and the 12 O'clock Labs controller.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:54 PM   #1325
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Happy birthday ya old fart (from another old fart).
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:00 PM   #1326
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What length is the stock lever from the centerline of the shaft to the centerline of the folding tip, and the offset from the centerline of the pinchbolt to the inside surface of the shifter that faces the alternator
Stock CRF250L lever

from the centerline of the shaft to the centerline of the folding tip - 4 1/2 inches

offset from the centerline of the pinchbolt to the inside surface of the shifter that faces the alternator - 2 inches

Crude trace:


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Old 12-06-2012, 09:30 PM   #1327
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Took the charcoal canister off, it's pretty lightweight (probably only weighs about a pound). Only 1 vacuum line needs plugged (connects to the throttle body) , and an inline filter should be added to the vent from the tank so nothing can get in there. The rest of the lines can be removed. I removed the solenoid from the canister and mounted it to one of the holes where the canister bracket was previously attached so the ECU wouldn't freak out. Not much in weight savings unfortunately but I won't have to deal with any issues that may arise because of it.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:46 PM   #1328
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Bought myself a 250L yesterday for a 70th birthday present. Dual sport bikes are my favorite rides, many thousands of miles on KLR's, XR650L, 450EXC, and the DR650 that I still have. I feel the Honda is a fun bike if one accepts what it is and isn't. My KTM was magic, but way overkill for dual sport riding. I tend to build a bike in to exactly what I want than sell it!
Only mods so far are hookups for heated gear. Eventually, higher bars to make standing more comfy.
Now, to sell my new Harley. Another bad decision!

Chris
I am nearly 70 ,and I bought the crf250l about 2 months ago,,,,,love it, I have installed GPS,,Acrebsis bar protectors, richeches SP. bash plate. . 2 stage heatroller for vest and gloves,,,and a givi top case,,,,on a cycleracks rack, next mod will be seat concepts seat,,,and maybe a 13 tooth sprocket.. And a holder for a SPOT.
This bikes real fun, and does everything well,,,, wanted a wr250 r,,, but the price and dependability factor ,influenced me to pull the trigger on the MOUNTAIN GOAT....it's hard to beat a Honda.......
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:55 AM   #1329
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I wasn't mad, just stirrin things up. It was kinds died, gotta have some fun. BTW, it's Mental, get it right...
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:13 AM   #1330
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More CRF 230L suspension

Thank you for the nice comments folks! Byron, thank you for your comments as well as your business! We think that the new CRF shock is a good option as it is right up the center of our expertise here at Cogent. Byron's shock is a 1 off custom but was built based off of a comprehensive analysis of the OEM shock, wheel rates and our customers needs and experience. We are very selective about how we setup a shock and beyond the calculations and design consideration, customers preferences and perceptions of the suspension performance is foremost in our design criteria. I know that for me, I need to spend time with a setup, not just through differing lading and terrain but even through different moods that I may have before I am willing to accept my own satisfaction. If a good level of interest develops, we would be interested in doing some kind of group buy with special incentives for the participants. We would want to be sure to get good feedback from the participants and assure that each customer is fully satisfied with their personal setups. With that accomplished, Cogent Dynamics would add the CRF shock as a standard product. The list price for one of these standards would be $625, $30 more than the Moab shock with the same features. Once the production numbers became inline with the Moab, the pricing would technically be the same. Unfortunately, with the cost of our parts (all made in the USA by motorcycle enthusiasts) the Moab is likely to see a price hike anyhow since it has been at the same price for about 5 years.

The OEM rear shock is revalvable and rebuildable but is not really designed to be so, causing some compromises in doing so (namely the addition of a fill port and the crimped in separator piston). Having said that, fitting a new spring to the OEM shock is something we can do with no trouble. Revalving the shock is no real problem at about $200. Once we start talking about adding a rebound adjuster (much as we do to the DR650 shocks) I feel it is more cost effective to replace the shock as a unit since with revalve, rebound adjuster and a new spring would total over $500 with parts and labor.

I appreciate all of your comments.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:41 PM   #1331
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Stock CRF250L lever

from the centerline of the shaft to the centerline of the folding tip - 4 1/2 inches

offset from the centerline of the pinchbolt to the inside surface of the shifter that faces the alternator - 2 inches

Crude trace:


The XR400R folding shifter are 5 5/8 and 1 5/8 respectively....the 1 5/8 could easily be stretched to 2"...5 5/8 might be nice if you have big feet
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:17 AM   #1332
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Tankbag magnetic

Could someone recommend a magnetic tank bag? I really don't want the strap on type.
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:49 AM   #1333
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Could someone recommend a magnetic tank bag? I really don't want the strap on type.

works good for my needs,originally bought for my cruiser, but seems to fit the CRF tank pretty well also: http://www.joerocket.com/catalog/ind...Manta_Tank_Bag
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:40 PM   #1334
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Could someone recommend a magnetic tank bag? I really don't want the strap on type.
See Post 905.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:58 PM   #1335
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FirstGear Silverstone Magnetic Tank Bag II


Works perfect.
Here's the post...
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