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Old 03-24-2013, 09:24 AM   #3991
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Swingarm pivot nut 88 (9.0, 65) [N-m, kgf-m, lbf-ft]
Shock arm to swingarm nut 74, (7.5, 55) [N-m, kgf-m, lbf-ft] {Apply engine oil to the threads}

You doing metric down there?
Thanks SAPB, I have the files ready to go to do a writeup on how I did the swing arm service, just haven't had the time to get it put together. Shitty weather round here today, might be able to make some time to get it sorted out.
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:19 PM   #3992
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If you can ever swing taking a day off it's a good investment with your time and some insurance companies give discounts for completing the course, offsetting lost work .
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I see you are from NJ, be careful! People are crazy around here!!! They do the MSF course at Millville motorsports park during the week and weekends! I found the first day ridiculously boring but the second day was good. You get a license at the end which was my main reason for taking it! They go over some really good techniques and such that I felt made it worth it.
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The MSF instructors realize many people work on weekends, and can only take the rider safety class during the week. Therefore, I'm confident classes will later be scheduled during the week, especially after the riding season arrives in New Jersey. I strongly encourage you to contact the nearest MSF office to learn about the weekday classes.

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Yeah I'm sure I can benefit from the saftey course. I'm going took look into midweek classes. I didn't see any available at the community college where they have weekend classes booking but hopefully they will soon. Millville is not that far away so that's another option I didn't know about, thanks for the info.

As far as people driving crazy in NJ. I can vouch for thar. Especially in the summer since I live just outside of a beach resort. Of course I will be hitting the trails to avoid the summer traffic whenever I can but there are some Cracker Jack licensed drivers out here.

Thanks for the fuel type information. I'm going to use regular. One thing that has me scratching my head is the ignition. When I put my key in and try to turn it, I have to wiggle, push, pull, etc... to get the thing to turn to the on position. I'm going to read my manual and/or talk to the dealer. Maybe I'm missing a step or maybe it has a faulty ignition.
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:24 PM   #3993
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Your bike is ridden hard so this will be a great test. Thanks for leading the way. And the Traveler thread is very useful, thanks also for getting that started.




I only noticed the slip when in 2nd or 3rd gear at moderate speed on pavement and then nailed the gas wide open. Freeplay adjustment helped but if it gets worse I will take it to Honda as you suggested since my motor is stock.

Off-road is probably harder on the transmission because you can abruptly go from no traction to traction under full power like landing a jump. I wondered if Honda designed the clutch to take some of the shock out.
Able to take a brief ride today. Tried pulling the clutch in 3rd, and revving, and snapping, no slipping at all, really abrupt. Maybe they made my bike on a Wednesday.
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:30 PM   #3994
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Yeah I'm sure I can benefit from the saftey course. I'm going took look into midweek classes. I didn't see any available at the community college where they have weekend classes booking but hopefully they will soon. Millville is not that far away so that's another option I didn't know about, thanks for the info.

As far as people driving crazy in NJ. I can vouch for thar. Especially in the summer since I live just outside of a beach resort. Of course I will be hitting the trails to avoid the summer traffic whenever I can but there are some Cracker Jack licensed drivers out here.

Thanks for the fuel type information. I'm going to use regular. One thing that has me scratching my head is the ignition. When I put my key in and try to turn it, I have to wiggle, push, pull, etc... to get the thing to turn to the on position. I'm going to read my manual and/or talk to the dealer. Maybe I'm missing a step or maybe it has a faulty ignition.
Try moving the bar end a little while turning the key, sometimes the thing just gets back a bit from being in the fully locked (bar turned full left, not the key locked position). Or just push the bar full left before trying the key.
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:35 PM   #3995
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Our winter here in Wisconsin has been terrible long. Yesterday it got up to 41F and the roads were clear of ice and snow.
Pushed the Lil Honda out of the basement, rooster tailed through about a foot of snow to get to my driveway, then put 27 wonderful miles on her. It was a delight

Now today it is snowing again. . Will spring ever get here?
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:48 PM   #3996
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Our winter here in Wisconsin has been terrible long. Yesterday it got up to 41F and the roads were clear of ice and snow.
Pushed the Lil Honda out of the basement, rooster tailed through about a foot of snow to get to my driveway, then put 27 wonderful miles on her. It was a delight

Now today it is snowing again. . Will spring ever get here?
I went out today, it was 47 degrees out. Even with heated gloves, it felt really good to get back in the nice warm house. Global warming?
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:51 PM   #3997
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Thanks SAPB, I have the files ready to go to do a writeup on how I did the swing arm service, just haven't had the time to get it put together. Shitty weather round here today, might be able to make some time to get it sorted out.
Excellent- I've got the torque setttings, just waiting on some photos! I did find a detailed pictorial on greasing the swingarm bearings for a klr650 so I am getting closer....
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:33 PM   #3998
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Wink Grease yer linkage NOW!!

Just had a crack at greasing up my linkage- found it pretty easy though I removed the dog legs first which differs slightly to what was mentioned in another post. Lucky I did this now as the upper dog leg bolt was corroded and the inner sleeve of this bolt had rust/corrosion as well. Another couple of wet winter months (we are in autumn now) and this bolt/sleeve would have been severely rusted. All other bolts were bone dry and probably one winter away from becoming rusty. No grease anywhere inside the needles, just a very light coating of weird light tan color non greasy crap. Wiped errything dry, polished off as much corrosion as I could and packed heaps of Mobil marine grade grease on all areas. I will get my dealership to replace the corroded bolt under warranty as I have done under 2000kms with only a couple of creek crossings. I will also get the dealership to grease the swingarm and steering bearings as warranty repair. Well at least I will try, if they refuse then they will lose out on all further sales which is not a small number.....moral of this story? Grease your linkages, swingarm and steering bearings NOW. Or sell the bike after a year.....!
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:37 AM   #3999
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Apologies if it's been covered, but how are lowering options on this bike? I haven't sat on one but I think I would need a couple inches+.
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:54 AM   #4000
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Apologies if it's been covered, but how are lowering options on this bike? I haven't sat on one but I think I would need a couple inches+.
Go to Ramz's site, and the last two pictures when you scroll all the way down show two lowering options: http://rickramsey.net/CRF250L.htm
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:56 AM   #4001
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Fatbar Conversion

Here's my recently completed fatbar conversion.

I had a used BMW F800GS handlebar lying around, so I bought a cheap pair of converters and installed it.

Much more comfortable riding position, standing and sitting.

I'm still looking for a good set of handguards though. With temperatures still around freezing here, I can last an hour before I lose feeling in my fingers.



And the test ride, yesterday:

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Old 03-25-2013, 03:15 PM   #4002
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After 250kms of asfalt I finally introduced my LRP to something called mud

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Old 03-25-2013, 03:21 PM   #4003
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Rear tire suggestions

I need to replace my rear tire soon. I live in Arizona so most of my offroad travels are hard pack and rocky. (very rocky) I do ride it on the pavement (mostly to get to the dirt) The front looks to be in good shape. I also thought a little wider rear tire might be good also.. any suggestions will be appreciated. The ODO reads 2,011 miles


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Old 03-25-2013, 04:19 PM   #4004
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If you want a wider tire Dunlop D606

Otherwise I may go with a Michelin T63 in stock size

I have 700 miles on my CRF rear is over half gone
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:23 PM   #4005
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I have 700 miles on my CRF rear is over half gone
I thought that same thing at aroun 8-900, but at 1600 miles it looks the same as it did then. I ride almost exclusively pavement because of my commute, and its too cold for fun riding at the moment.
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