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Old 01-21-2013, 12:20 PM   #2401
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I found another tutorial for servicing the KYB cartridge forks.

http://www.easterndirt.com/?p=6



The instructions in this tutorial are very good, and the information is supplemented with photographs.



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Old 01-21-2013, 12:26 PM   #2402
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I found another tutorial for servicing the KYB cartridge forks.

http://www.easterndirt.com/?p=6
Good find. My review -

Somewhat interesting... interesting... interesting... very interesting... extremely interesting... and............ no longer interesting.

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Old 01-21-2013, 12:35 PM   #2403
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I found another tutorial for servicing the KYB cartridge forks.

http://www.easterndirt.com/?p=6



The instructions in this tutorial are very good, and the information is supplemented with photographs.



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Old 01-21-2013, 01:21 PM   #2404
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DIY Valve adjustment for the LRP.


I'm not a professional mechanic, ...


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Thanks to the Vaves Adjustment Lost's tutorial (p 104), I dared to bring my bike in the house too
( ... basement to say the truth) and I'm into the valve settings, as after 6500km mine were a little rumorous, tik tik tik...

Foud them slightly out of spec, with 0.20mm intake and 0.35mm exhaust and same value on both side
(instead 0.16/0.27)

Removed the spark plug too, because i was unable to unscrew the crankshaft hole cap


I will then try to find the new shims tomorrow at Honda dealer to complete the job

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Old 01-21-2013, 02:57 PM   #2405
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New handle bars or just risers?

I have decided that I need my bars higher. I can't stand on the pegs comfortably because I have to scrunch to reach the bars. This also limits how far back I can move my weight while standing,. Should I get new bars or just some risers. I would like to keep the price down to around $100 or less.

Any advice??
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:50 PM   #2406
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Took a short trip to the Angeles today

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Old 01-21-2013, 04:35 PM   #2407
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CRF250L with FAT TIRES?

Has anyone put fat tires (like a Yamaha TW200) on the LRP?
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:58 PM   #2408
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I have decided that I need my bars higher. I can't stand on the pegs comfortably because I have to scrunch to reach the bars. This also limits how far back I can move my weight while standing,. Should I get new bars or just some risers. I would like to keep the price down to around $100 or less.

Any advice??
I seem to have the same problem as you are having with the bars being too low. For some reason, I'm just not sold on the bar riser thing. To me, they seem like an add on that doesn't belong....I don't know.....maybe I'm all wrong! I guess if you needed to really get the bars way up there, then risers might be needed to attain that height. And if you are going to 1 1/8" bars, you have no choice but to go to some kind of riser/adaptors like the ProTaper Universal adaptors. But if you want to stick to a 7/8" standard bar, the Renthal RC High bars might fit the bill. They will give you more rise and less sweep than the stock bars and you can bolt them to the stock clamps. There's a ton of options out there....almost mind boggling....I guess the choice is up to you and what you like the looks and feel of personally because both will work.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:28 PM   #2409
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Took a short trip to the Angeles today

Where is that at?
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:12 PM   #2410
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I see that Cycleracks has a back rack for our bikes but the photo shows it mounted on a CRF230L. Has anyone ordered the rack for the CRF250L and do you have a photo of it mounted? Thanks, Bill C
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:27 PM   #2411
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Has anyone put fat tires (like a Yamaha TW200) on the LRP?
They dont make one as far as i know. The teedub runs I believe a 13 inch wheel. Or 14. Either way our back doesnt come in a 180 wide tire....or does it?

I would love to lace some teedub rims to my hubs and run those fat tires!
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:43 PM   #2412
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(instead 0.16/0.27)

Removed the spark plug too, because i was unable to unscrew the crankshaft hole cap


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I have found that if you use a flat washer for a 1/2" bolt, (at least that's the size that works on my XT 550, YMMV) or any size that fits snugly in the slot, you can clamp it in a vise grip and easily turn it out. Plus, it won't "cam out", raising burrs on the screw. Another tool they could cram into the toolkit for this bike. Note in my sig, I have the original version of this bike. 40 years on and only 3 more HP and 6 fewer pounds. I would still like to have one though.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:45 PM   #2413
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Where is that at?
That's on the 39 by crystal lake :)
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:13 PM   #2414
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That's on the 39 by crystal lake :)
I though so. I was up there yesterday. I did about 70miles up there. I went up to crystal lake up hwy 39 then down to the east fork over to Glendora ridge and down glendora mountain road. Where are you located? It would be nice to have more people to go riding with. I am in Glendora
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:45 PM   #2415
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Possible break down.

Well, time to head back to the dealership, I think.

Not sure what happened. It was 18 degrees out, I started my CRF, allowed adequate warm up time, shut 'er down, checked oil level and chain slack, and hit the road. Rode 12 miles to my friends house, parked, hung out for about 3-4 hours. Went back out to start it up- around 15 degrees now. All lights are on, bike makes the usual noises, turns over, coughs a little smoke (no more than expected with the weather it seems...?) but wont start. I let the starter turn for a total of 15-20 seconds give or take....

Checked the oil, nada. If I lean it about 20 degrees to the right, a little bit shows up in the window. I have 572 miles, and was taking it in for the valve check tomorrow, with plans of doing all the other 600 mile checkups on my own.

Any ideas? I never checked my oil cold....is it normal to not show up in the window?
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