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Old 01-14-2013, 12:42 AM   #2161
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Well it's true, oil can be quite controversial on most threads and it's not unusual to go into 100 plus post on it. I would say, anyone who wants to find out all about OIL should just go to the Search button and have at it. Oh, by the way, I use Shell Rotella T Synthetic in my bikes, why, because if I can get it a WalMart for $20.00 for four quarts its got to be good.

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Old 01-14-2013, 05:45 AM   #2162
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Let's stop before it starts.

On cbr250.net forum, there is a thread on doing the oil change, nice photos and all...it turned into a heated argument about oil, quite an absurd one too.

btw, the rear sprocket... the Renthal sprockets listed on ebay for CRF250L, i think they are actually CRF250R sprockets - in the pic (which is not very clear and cannot be enlarged) the bolt holes appear to have the countersink (instead of the flat recess that the CRF250L sprocket should have.) And the Renthal website does not list CRF250L. The holes could be drilled out to 10 mm, if there is enough space, but WTH, why are there no sprockets available? I was a bit surprised to see that the Honda parts manual only has the stock 14 and 40 sprockets; usually you get alternative / different size OEM sprockets.

I'm waiting for a local dealer to call me back about oil filters and gaskets - like do they have stock or how long would it take to get them. (Their system not working or something.) I explained to him that the CRF250L and the CBR250R have the same motor, so he could search it either way.
As usual, i know more about it than the dealer.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:50 AM   #2163
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man that rode looks like fun. It sure is beautiful there. Is that way out in the country? If your loving lost's riding area, move on over here. we'd love to have ya.
"Way out" is relative, Japan is really not that big. Where I live it's something like 150 kilometers coast to coast from west to east, with mountains in the middle. So even though those pictures are countryside, it's not far away. In Japan you never have to go far to get to the countryside, and vice versa you get from countryside to cities very quick.

And if I had the money, or the job to move where LostRider is riding his bike, I would Interestingly though there is a slight chance that I'll be relocation to the US for work in 2014, I was already asked if I could imagine doing so.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:52 AM   #2164
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Let's stop before it starts.

On cbr250.net forum, there is a thread on doing the oil change, nice photos and all...it turned into a heated argument about oil, quite an absurd one too.

btw, the rear sprocket... the Renthal sprockets listed on ebay for CRF250L, i think they are actually CRF250R sprockets - in the pic (which is not very clear and cannot be enlarged) the bolt holes appear to have the countersink (instead of the flat recess that the CRF250L sprocket should have.) And the Renthal website does not list CRF250L. The holes could be drilled out to 10 mm, if there is enough space, but WTH, why are there no sprockets available? I was a bit surprised to see that the Honda parts manual only has the stock 14 and 40 sprockets; usually you get alternative / different size OEM sprockets.

I'm waiting for a local dealer to call me back about oil filters and gaskets - like do they have stock or how long would it take to get them. (Their system not working or something.) I explained to him that the CRF250L and the CBR250R have the same motor, so he could search it either way.
As usual, i know more about it than the dealer.

The xr250r late model front sprockets fit - I got 2 sizes for my bike, rear sprockets here:

http://sprocketcenter.com/index.php/...50-l-2013.html
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:16 AM   #2165
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Thanks, i'll check it out now.
What did you do about the chain? (Please see my earlier posts. DID 520 VF not listed in DID catalog, google turns up nothing.)

Here is a very good parts look-up facility:
http://www.hondapartshouse.com/oempa...f250l-ac-parts
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:36 AM   #2166
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Thanks, i'll check it out now.
What did you do about the chain? (Please see my earlier posts. DID 520 VF not listed in DID catalog, google turns up nothing.)

Here is a very good parts look-up facility:
http://www.hondapartshouse.com/oempa...f250l-ac-parts

my gearing is 13/42 - still running the stock chain
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:43 AM   #2167
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JT rear sprocket

sprocketcenter, note:
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*Sizes 40,42 and 43 are custom drilled sizes
You can see in the image there; they have the normal countersink 8mm holes and the 10 mm recessed holes are added so it fits CRF250L.

They are JTR301, listed for various XR250, XR600, XR650.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:08 AM   #2168
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sprocketcenter, note:
You can see in the image there; they have the normal countersink 8mm holes and the 10 mm recessed holes are added so it fits CRF250L.

They are JTR301, listed for various XR250, XR600, XR650.
yes thats right - the first rear sprocket they sent me was shipped without the countersink - I called and he sent a new one properly drilled out immediatly (basically an oops) . Oh and btw, the XR650L sprocket bolts work.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:25 AM   #2169
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Let's stop before it starts.

On cbr250.net forum, there is a thread on doing the oil change, nice photos and all...it turned into a heated argument about oil, quite an absurd one too.

btw, the rear sprocket... the Renthal sprockets listed on ebay for CRF250L, i think they are actually CRF250R sprockets - in the pic (which is not very clear and cannot be enlarged) the bolt holes appear to have the countersink (instead of the flat recess that the CRF250L sprocket should have.) And the Renthal website does not list CRF250L. The holes could be drilled out to 10 mm, if there is enough space, but WTH, why are there no sprockets available? I was a bit surprised to see that the Honda parts manual only has the stock 14 and 40 sprockets; usually you get alternative / different size OEM sprockets.

I'm waiting for a local dealer to call me back about oil filters and gaskets - like do they have stock or how long would it take to get them. (Their system not working or something.) I explained to him that the CRF250L and the CBR250R have the same motor, so he could search it either way.
As usual, i know more about it than the dealer.
I run Rotella T6 Synthetic in everything I own, 4x4 Tundra, Civic, ES300, CR250, IT200, CRF250L, lawn mower, spec Miata, etc. You can get it at Walmart, been running it for 4 years now in everything. My friends call me the "product tester". Every friend of mine now runs Rotella. Great oil, cheap, found everywhere. What else could you want.

The 94-04? XR250R front JT 13t sprocket from motorcycle-superstore is $13. Just ordered one last week.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:29 AM   #2170
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Can you please post a link to where you bought all your performance upgrades from. Thanks
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http://www.jcmotors.com/p-27985-big-...50-l-2013.aspx

ejk tuner, same as fmf, made by dobeck
http://www.phatperformanceparts.com/...TARDEJK&CartID=

XR250R front JT 13T sprocket

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:25 AM   #2171
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When I get around to ordering all my parts (getting c/c paid down first) I think these guys have a lot to offer.

http://www.crfsonly.com/catalog/prod...oducts_id/4743

I still need to decide on what gearing to go with. If the lower chain guide was not an issue I think I would just put a 50 on the rear and leave the front a 14. I am currently thinking of going with a 13/45 combo.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:41 AM   #2172
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On cbr250.net forum, there is a thread on doing the oil change, nice photos and all...it turned into a heated argument about oil, quite an absurd one too.
Hardly surprising, that forum smells like a Junior High locker room. I've been on it since 2011 and only venture in there when I'm bored.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:27 AM   #2173
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If your obsessed with knowing how the oil you chose is doing you can spend $25 and have it analyzed here:

http://www.blackstone-labs.com


I send in the oil from my Husaberg regularly, but I also push the envelope with the miles I put on that high performance engine's oil in my travels, sometimes doubling recommended intervals out of pure necessity.

While the Husa does have a wet clutch and calls for full synthetic, I won't be spending the cash for it on the Honda as I don't think it really is going to matter in the long run, there's too many Honda's in the world that have many miles using whatever standard oil is around and lets face it, this engine isn't high performance. Maybe I'll try a semi-synthetic to see if it will help the shifting be smoother, after we get plenty of miles to wear in the engine but maybe not...

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Old 01-14-2013, 11:49 AM   #2174
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Previously, I exclusively used Easter Timber Rattlesnake Oil, harvested only from serpents employed during religious snake-handling ceremonies in Appalachia. Croatalus horridus, the timber rattler, when harvested from the free range, produces unsurpassed base oil stocks. These excellent base stocks are further, miraculously enhanced during the religious ceremonies.



Unfortunately, the cost of collecting, handling, and harvesting these serpents has became prohibitive, so I switched to 15W/40 motor oil. The diesel motor oil is doing an excellent job for me, so I intend to keep using it.

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