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Old 03-04-2013, 07:30 PM   #3586
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I am jealous of all these bikes. They look so beautiful! Congrats guys!
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:08 PM   #3587
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Thoughts on this rear light? I like everything about it other than the turn signals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y59B...e_gdata_player
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:33 PM   #3588
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13T front sprocket review

Just swapped the stock 14t front sprocket to a 13t. Wayyyyy better offroad. first gear is far more effective and on some simple hills 2nd gear felt like a whole new ( and better) bike. Gps showed 15kph slower than what speedo showed but it did not sound too stressed at 85kph ( 105kph on the speedo). Once the bike is through the breakin period I will happily cruise the highways at 95kph (115 on the speedo). This bike just keeps getting better!
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:11 AM   #3589
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Just swapped the stock 14t front sprocket to a 13t. Wayyyyy better offroad. first gear is far more effective and on some simple hills 2nd gear felt like a whole new ( and better) bike. Gps showed 15kph slower than what speedo showed but it did not sound too stressed at 85kph ( 105kph on the speedo). Once the bike is through the breakin period I will happily cruise the highways at 95kph (115 on the speedo). This bike just keeps getting better!
Do the smaller tooth gears give you better low end and bigger tooth gears give
you better high end?
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:59 AM   #3590
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Yes. More teeth on front sprocket and less teeth on rear sprocket lowers the final gearing.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:27 AM   #3591
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Anyone removed the kickstand safety switch other than Ramz? I use mine for 80% dirt. Was out this weekend going up a pretty steep rough hill and the bike just dies, like it ran out of fuel, but fired right back up again, ran rest of the day. Pucker moment for sure. Got back to camp and one of the other riders mentioned the kickstand switch might have been activated

Have anyone removed the safety switch. If so how hard?

Any thoughts.........thanks
This got me curious, so I leaned the right side bar of the bike against a tree, pulled the clutch, dropped to 1st, then proceeded to put the side stand down to see at what point the kill switch would kick in. Thinking about the minute hand on a clock, the up position is about 13 past the hour, while the switch kicks in at around 22-23 past. The spring seems pretty taught, so I doubt rough terrain could override the spring, and make the stand come down any. Still, having said that, I will remove the switch, and solder the wires together. Carry zip ties in case the spring breaks.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:29 AM   #3592
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Yes. More teeth on front sprocket and less teeth on rear sprocket lowers the final gearing.
You got that backwards. You go with fewer teeth on the front and/or more on the rear to lower gearing (higher numerical)... just like how in a truck, 4.10 is lower gearing than 3.73.

So by dropping a tooth up front, you will turn about 300 more RPMs than before.

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Old 03-05-2013, 08:39 AM   #3593
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Just want to say hi to all the CRF250L owners. Soon to be owner here. I just put a deposit on one since the 3 that came in sold in 2 days. Two more are coming soon and one is mine! After taking pictures at the motorcycle show here in Moncton and spending 2 days there I realized that it was time to move up from my 50cc scooter! I went through most of this long thread skipping over the flare ups and lots of good information here!

Any other CRF250L riders from Southeast New Brunswick?

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Old 03-05-2013, 08:44 AM   #3594
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Yes. More teeth on front sprocket and less teeth on rear sprocket lowers the final gearing.
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You got that backwards. You go with fewer teeth on the front and/or more on the rear to lower gearing (higher numerical)... just like how in a truck, 4.10 is lower gearing than 3.73.

So by dropping a tooth up front, you will turn about 300 more RPMs than before.

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Yeah, Rob is correct. A good easy way to think about this is how a bicycle with at least 10 speeds work or even better 15-18 speeds. Depending on your number of gears, you either had 2-3 sprockets up front and 5-7 sprockets on the rear.

If you went to the smaller sprockets on the front and/or larger sprockets on the back, it made it easier to climb hills, but your feet on the pedals turned many more revolutions to go the same speed. If you really wanted to go fast down hill, you went to the big gears up front and small gears in back and it became much harder to pedal, but you could go much faster with less revolutions of the pedals.

Sprocket changes on a motorcycle basically has the same "overall" affect to your final gearing on the bike.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:15 AM   #3595
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I just got this question mark on my head...

My Cycras with the front triple mount kit is on the way, also my ROX 2" Pivot Risers with Protaper Contour CX HighBend bars

But the question is when the handlebars are 2" high with the risers, but the CYCRA hand guard center connections are not on the bar directly but connected by the triple mount kit, would they remain lower in the centre??
anyone?
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:20 AM   #3596
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anyone?
I'm thinking that if anyone actually knew, they would have responded already. You can make anything work, with enough tinkering........
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:14 AM   #3597
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Thoughts on this rear light? I like everything about it other than the turn signals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y59B...e_gdata_player
I have a DRC Edge tail light installed on one of my dual sport bikes. This unit has functioned flawlessly for over 40,000 miles of hard riding; it is a very rugged unit. Personally, I prefer the integrated turn signals; you never have to worry about damaging the turn signals when you drop the bike.

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Old 03-05-2013, 11:18 AM   #3598
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Cool thanks for the info Spud. So these would be dot approved even if there is no yellow blinker?
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:23 AM   #3599
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I have a DRC Edge tail light installed on one of my dual sport bikes. This unit has functioned flawlessly for over 40,000 miles of hard riding; it is a very rugged unit. Personally, I prefer the integrated turn signals; you never have to worry about damaging the turn signals when you drop the bike.

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DRC is indeed lightweight/slick. Laws vary by state, some states require separate turn signals, nearby MA is one. I was told this by someone who does state inspections there. http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/...tate-Laws.aspx
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:28 AM   #3600
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Cool thanks for the info Spud. So these would be dot approved even if there is no yellow blinker?
Probably not...for example California has a minimum center-to-center distance on rear turn signals...I seem to recall 9"....at one time Baja Designs had all that stuff on their website, but I haven't been there for years
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