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Old 12-09-2012, 06:50 PM   #1366
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Sorry.... I asked again after some others posted some info. I didn't see yours before posting. Thanks for this. Where, if you recall, did you get this info from? I pulled the spring side (right) apart and drained and measured the amount. Given you info, I have lost almost half of what's supposed to be in there. That is possibile too because when I got back from one ride my boot and engine case was covered in fork oil.
And the type of fluid Honda used was ss-8 my forks were kinda spongy so I put 30 wt. In it. Most people claim it stiffins theme but it just slow the compresion down witch in return feels stiffer on quick fire roads
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:17 PM   #1367
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I just hit the 600 mile mark on my CRF. 100 dirt, 500 riding to work at 55 to 60 mph. It goes 60 in comfort. I have yet to interstate it and prolly won't.

Changed the oil yesterday and reused the filter cover gasket as the dealer did not have any in stock.
Anybody else just reuse the gasket? It does not leak so I should be ok?
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The bike can certainly do highway speeds but not MUCH more. I'm sure it would get a bit redundant riding far on the highway. I'm not a highway person anyways, I like the back 2ndary roads. I've had mine doing 115-120km/hr comfortably.
Hmm.
I think it will be ok then.
The main riding area is about an hour away, and once I'm there I can stay off road for the most part.

I'd like to be able to do DS rides like LA-Barstow-Vegas.

I guess worst comes to worst, I could always throw on a big bore kit seeing as one is in development.
But like I said, I enjoy the low price point and simplicity of this bike.
Even Honda says oil change every 8K miles!
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:22 PM   #1368
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And the type of fluid Honda used was ss-8 my forks were kinda spongy so I put 30 wt. In it. Most people claim it stiffins theme but it just slow the compresion down witch in return feels stiffer on quick fire roads
Perfect! Exactly what I am looking for. Appreciate the help. Now off to the shop to locate some oil!
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:41 AM   #1369
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I made the small fairing out of fibreglass. Keeps the wind down a bit and the gps drier.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:09 AM   #1370
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just wondering, with the clutch in, n stand down the bike should start right? i washed mine yesterday n now it refuses to start in anything but N with the stand down..even stopped in gear, with the clutch in, it still dies. any ideas?
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:21 AM   #1371
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just wondering, with the clutch in, n stand down the bike should start right? i washed mine yesterday n now it refuses to start in anything but N with the stand down..even stopped in gear, with the clutch in, it still dies. any ideas?
My 250l has never started in gear with the stand down, it also wont stay running in gear, with the clutch in when you swing the stand down...been like that since mile 0
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:07 AM   #1372
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I made the small fairing out of fibreglass. Keeps the wind down a bit and the gps drier.
Looks good, and great idea .Got anymore pic's from different angle?, Does it make much of a difference? and How much to Canada if ya decide to produce them?...lol
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:14 AM   #1373
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Hmm.
I think it will be ok then.
The main riding area is about an hour away, and once I'm there I can stay off road for the most part.

I'd like to be able to do DS rides like LA-Barstow-Vegas.

I guess worst comes to worst, I could always throw on a big bore kit seeing as one is in development.
But like I said, I enjoy the low price point and simplicity of this bike.
Even Honda says oil change every 8K miles!
Two friends of mine did LAB2V on a CRF100 and a TTR125. I think our CRFL's will make it, no problem.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:37 AM   #1374
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Best Dual Sport Bikes Folding Shifter

There was some talk a couple pages back of people asking about folding shift levers. Just picked one up from Best Dual Sport Bikes. My review is the shifter looks nice and functions as it should from my rough measurements the shifter is basically the same size as the stock one.. It feels pretty much the same too maybe a little longer but not much to make any difference.

Summary: Lite, Sweet looking shifter at a good price. Haven't laid the bike down yet so I can't speak on durability but I feel safer with this one on there as opposed to the non folding stock one. here are some photos of my rough measurements.





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Old 12-10-2012, 09:45 AM   #1375
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Two friends of mine did LAB2V on a CRF100 and a TTR125. I think our CRFL's will make it, no problem.
Was reading about a trio that did it on Honda Trail 90's.
High speed.. er, Low Speed - Low drag? LOL

Hoping to pick up my 250L end of the month.
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:40 PM   #1376
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I made the small fairing out of fibreglass. Keeps the wind down a bit and the gps drier.
Nice work!
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:16 PM   #1377
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Well I guess the drc brake light/turn indicator combo is coming sooner than I though


broke the tail light section in a wheely
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:24 PM   #1378
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Well I guess the drc brake light/turn indicator combo is coming sooner than I though

broke the tail light section in a wheely

A wheelie??? Pics or it just tipped over...

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Old 12-10-2012, 03:41 PM   #1379
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Well I guess the drc brake light/turn indicator combo is coming sooner than I though
broke the tail light section in a wheely
Ha! I did that on my old triumph....only instead of breaking the tail light, I broke the whole damn bike. Lesson learned

What have you guys done for a tach on the crf? Im going to cyclegear to get a tach/hourmeter tonight but I dont know how accurate it will be.....

Also, opinions on the Ricochet and similar skidplates vs the TCI version that has engine guards as well?

Rode to work today...wind chill is about 15F. That new Sedici Hotwired jacket is serving me quite well.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:41 PM   #1380
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A wheelie??? Pics or it just tipped over...

Haha it didnt just tip over this time. Can you see my pictures I posted or did I fail?
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