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Old 01-10-2013, 12:30 PM   #32401
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Check out Kalani in this video. He has the 290 kit but it's more technique than engine displacement. Watch his friend
on the WR450 for comparision.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6--...yer_detailpage
OK, lofting the front wheel - non-issue :) I'm like, OMG, I was going to watch the video, then the link wasn't there. I'm like, duude, what video? So a buddy of mine called and said there was this totally awesome Tang event up at the Bird, dude. But I wound up refreshing this page and was stoked to see your link - I'm like, that is totally SO rad!
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:40 PM   #32402
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:43 PM   #32403
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OK, lofting the front wheel - non-issue :) I'm like, OMG, I was going to watch the video, then the link wasn't there. I'm like, duude, what video? So a buddy of mine called and said there was this totally awesome Tang event up at the Bird, dude. But I wound up refreshing this page and was stoked to see your link - I'm like, that is totally SO rad!
I like Kalani's video's. He's the reason I bought a WRR. ;) I think it's an age thing because I've mentioned his videos to others and they had a similar reaction to yours. ;)
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:47 PM   #32404
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Thumbs down Crf250l

...I had a chance to take a close look at one 'o them CRF250Leszz the other day.
It might be an O.K. starter bike but really...how disappointing.
It's really cheap-o looking. Welded on peg brackets, lacky fork, looks very Chinesey.
I'm embarrassed for Honda.
It is not a real moto like the WR.
Even the Honda parts guy told me it was just an excuse by Honda to get into the small dualsport market.
Shameful...
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:13 PM   #32405
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...I had a chance to take a close look at one 'o them CRF250Leszz the other day.
It might be an O.K. starter bike but really...how disappointing.
It's really cheap-o looking. Welded on peg brackets, lacky fork, looks very Chinesey.
I'm embarrassed for Honda.
It is not a real moto like the WR.
Even the Honda parts guy told me it was just an excuse by Honda to get into the small dualsport market.
Shameful...
The truth comes out. Non adjustable shock and lame-o forks is not honda quality.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:33 PM   #32406
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Also 16K valve intervals on the Honda. Not a lot of aftermarket yet either.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:45 PM   #32407
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I like Kalani's video's. He's the reason I bought a WRR. ;) I think it's an age thing because I've mentioned his videos to others and they had a similar reaction to yours. ;)
Kalani is entertaining, he'd be fun to ride with. OK - now I think I'm 98% of the way there. One of the % is the weight of this bike, though Rick Ramsey was able to easily get 12 pounds off it, putting it at 280 (?) dry. The other 1% is me getting my bike sold.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:53 PM   #32408
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This is the 4.7 gal tank-love it even in the tight rocky woods,and here is the Sargent with it. I've got 2 after market seats and am considering selling this-pm me if interested.
Searching this thread is tough.

So we have 3 options I see or tanks. IMS 3.0 $265, IMS 4.7 $400, Safari 3.7 for $500.

Common sense tells me IMS 4.7. had one on the KLR and never had an issue. Whats says ADV? both brands take a fall(s) well? We all know what the Safari looks like from BigDogs bike. An extra gallon and $100 cheaper, what's the catch?

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Old 01-10-2013, 02:44 PM   #32409
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Cool2 Tankisms

...O.k., I'll blather first.

The IMS 3 gal is simple easy and just enough gas for your every weekend 150 mile jaunt. Doesn't add alot of weight, i.e., handling isn't affected.
(Just Gastanks gives a discount too!)
All the big dog adventurers here think they need great grand gallons of gas to be complete. Well, gallons add weight.
So think about what you really need.
If you're planning for that trip across the Gobi, best go big.
If not, go small, save cash, and carry one or two petrol bottles just in case.

The Safari is a looker though...

See the tool tube? Perfect fit for a gas bottle!
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:55 PM   #32410
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The IMS 4.7 looks like a poorly-cooked turkey.

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Old 01-10-2013, 02:58 PM   #32411
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...I had a chance to take a close look at one 'o them CRF250Leszz the other day.
It might be an O.K. starter bike but really...how disappointing.
It's really cheap-o looking. Welded on peg brackets, lacky fork, looks very Chinesey.
I'm embarrassed for Honda.
It is not a real moto like the WR.
Even the Honda parts guy told me it was just an excuse by Honda to get into the small dualsport market.
Shameful...
Judging by the CR250L thread it seems there are plenty of owners quite happy with the bike. Everyone has different budgets/desires etc... Seems like a nice enough bike to me all things considered. The guy that started the thread where he bought both a wr250r and a crf250l thought the honda actually looked better put together. Anyway to each their own.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:17 PM   #32412
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...yeah, we're baggin' on it here at the WR sanctum.
I'm sure it's a fun little bike. Just ain't what some of us think it could be...

"Could it be that the return of the all-purpose motorcycle — one you can ride to, as well as through, the woods is returning? If so, Honda’s CRF250L should be at the head of the class"




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Old 01-10-2013, 04:00 PM   #32413
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Catch? There is no catch, except the extra weight and size of the tank.

I originally bought a Safari 3.7gal. I didn't like the added width between my knees, and I still don't like the idea of having a secondary fuel pump that could fail out in the middle of nowhere when you're counting on it. The main reason I sold it was it would take more gas than I'd want to carry as extra (more than 2 1L MSR bottles) to reprime the fuel lines in the wings should it run out.

I now have and have had the IMS 3.1 tank for 20k+ miles, one of the originals. I did have problems with fuel weeping around the pump gasket until I switched over to the big honkin' o-ring they supply now with the tanks. Otherwise, no issues at all. On the highway I have a solid 140-150 mile range, on back roads and trails where I get better mpg's its closer to 200 miles. The bottles, which live on top of my wolfman enduro saddlebags, give me an extra 20-40 miles. Same width as stock, in fact its hard to tell its even there. Thats plenty for exploring back east, and plenty for traveling all over unless you start getting really remote. For the Dalton I brought a 2gal gas can for example. Otherwise, I've only ever needed the bottles 2 or 3 times and usually only because I skipped a gas station for whatever reasons (87 only, line too long for 1 pump, etc).

If I lived in the southwest, where there could potentially be hundreds of miles without gas, I'd get the IMS 4.7gal without much hesitation. Might even still try to carry a rotopax, 1gal or 2gal, just to be able to get out and get really lost if I wanted to. Or stick with the 3.1 and a gas can.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:31 PM   #32414
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Judging by the CR250L thread it seems there are plenty of owners quite happy with the bike. Everyone has different budgets/desires etc... Seems like a nice enough bike to me all things considered. The guy that started the thread where he bought both a wr250r and a crf250l thought the honda actually looked better put together. Anyway to each their own.
Agreed. I've got a WR250R and an X, and just picked up a CRF250L. It was substantially cheaper, so my expecations are that it won't be on quite the same level as the R/X. I haven't taken delivery yet, but at some point I will provide some feedback on how they compare. Always gotta keep in mind though... I think the price difference is over $2000. That's alot of money for farkling and riding gear, and the riding experience might just be about the same for some people. Everybody's expectations and requirements are a little different.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:08 PM   #32415
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Thanks, I don't like taking fuel bottles. Just a hassle. I have strapped a gatorade bottle on once since I knew I was going to be pushing it from A-B years back. I have yet to buy the bike yet, just planning farkle priorities. Of course the most expensive 3.7 just seems ideal for what I am used to carrying on larger pigs. Maybe I need to get over that fact. I am buying this bike to slow down my pace and do more site seeing than blazing gravel.
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