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Old 02-02-2013, 07:55 AM   #2851
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Hey, our LRP made the cover of Cycle World/March issue. Another shootout, CRF, KLX, and WRR. Guess which bike got best bang for the buck?
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:55 AM   #2852
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Back to being too cold here to do much. While you were in there, did you notice how the hoses are routed, with regard to stream crossing? I know there's fix on the KLX with a "T" fitting, with another hose going up high, otherwise water gets sucked up that hose. Wondering how deep the water would have to be to in danger of killing it. Anybody been in water? How deep?
Is this a concern on an FI bike?
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:01 AM   #2853
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Is this a concern on an FI bike?
Good point, haven't been in there yet to see. If so, the Achilles heal would be the top of the air box then?
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:54 AM   #2854
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I see power commander makes a efi controller for the cbr 250 wondering if it would work on our bike?
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:20 AM   #2855
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Perforating the lid does work on XR400's, but of course it makes fording deep streams dangerous.

Back to being too cold here to do much. While you were in there, did you notice how the hoses are routed, with regard to stream crossing? I know there's fix on the KLX with a "T" fitting, with another hose going up high, otherwise water gets sucked up that hose. Wondering how deep the water would have to be to in danger of killing it. Anybody been in water? How deep?
I'm talking about sucking water into the air filter assembly. The T fitting business you mention is carburetor specific
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:27 AM   #2856
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Just a heads up... I started a "CRF250L Engine Control Details and Tech thread"

Here's the link.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=859501

I will add more when I have someone to type for me again...

Thanks and thanks!!! Also, thank you to LostRider and MentalGuru for taking the time to clean up the thread and get it back on topic. I missed it all due to a work deployment and just got back in the USA. It was really taking too much of my time sorting through all the extra gunk going on. I sincerely appreciate it.
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:30 AM   #2857
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:46 PM   #2858
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Back at the end of this summer when I went out on my second real trail ride. We were taking a break at a road crossing. This was down in the Capitol Forest.
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:47 PM   #2859
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:28 PM   #2860
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Does anyone mind posting pictures or maybe some tips as to what gear i should wear while riding? I have been wearing jeans, helmet, boots, and gloves. Any tips would be appreciated.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:07 AM   #2861
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Does anyone mind posting pictures or maybe some tips as to what gear i should wear while riding? I have been wearing jeans, helmet, boots, and gloves. Any tips would be appreciated.
Please take it to the Equipment subforum.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=47
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:16 AM   #2862
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Does anyone mind posting pictures or maybe some tips as to what gear i should wear while riding? I have been wearing jeans, helmet, boots, and gloves. Any tips would be appreciated.
I agree with Cat .... there's more appropriate areas here on AdvRider for that question. When you get there, do some searching ... but if you do ask provide some detail on what your riding is like .... on road? off road? Dual Sport? Trail? I've found that I like a specific set of gear for each purpose.

Good luck and enjoy your CRF!
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:25 AM   #2863
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Perforating the lid does work on XR400's, but of course it makes fording deep streams dangerous.

Back to being too cold here to do much. While you were in there, did you notice how the hoses are routed, with regard to stream crossing? I know there's fix on the KLX with a "T" fitting, with another hose going up high, otherwise water gets sucked up that hose. Wondering how deep the water would have to be to in danger of killing it. Anybody been in water? How deep?
I have had mine in water probable 3 or more feet deep.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:43 AM   #2864
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I have had mine in water probable 3 or more feet deep.
That's good to know, thanks!
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:42 AM   #2865
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So, when i got this bike I had so little experience I actually had concerns riding home from the dealer. It went so darned well that I rode another hour or so that evening but had to leave for a flight out so I put it up. All I could think about for the next week was getting back on it.
I did some riding on dirt roads on base and some trails but at the time was really conservative not knowing what to expect. Lucky for me I have a buddy that has a CRF250R and he took me trail riding several times into the capitol forest here in Washington.
I still have many skills to work on and vast room for improvement on those skills but this bike definitely inspires confidence in a new rider. Getting on the highways was really weird at first and it still isn't my preference if it can realistically be avoided.
It's winter here now and although mild still not very hospitable for riding. I decided to get over my fear of riding in the rain and cold with this bike and it was very easy to accomplish. The bike was really more sure footed than I had imagined it would be. That is until I took a wild ride on some ice. I didn't go down or anything but it was close and at about 35mph. Thank God I have been trained to remain calm in high stress environments or who knows what the potential outcome could have been. Now I am more conservative again on what weather and conditions I will ride in.
I must be close if not over the 2000 mile mark so far. Currently it is partially disassembled while I am making some of the mods I have discussed with many of you so far. I am really thankful for this forum and all the contributors that have made so much of this information easier to find and all the advice I have already received that would have taken me a lifetime to acquire on my own. There is just no substitute that could have gotten me to where I am currently with this adventure without you all.
This has definitely been the best purchase of my life!!!!
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