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Old 08-15-2012, 09:27 AM   #811
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Cant wait to hear your thoughts on how it does at 55/65 MPH. Thats the sweet spot for most of the paved roads I ride.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:36 AM   #812
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guess I paid at the higher end of the spectrum at MSRP plus $300 fee plus tax/tags. $5250 OTD
At $5,400 as a blind estimate I may have not been that far off?
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:59 AM   #813
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Here are some more pictures of the bike. I'm going on Friday to get Kenda 761's put on it. I'll be doing some street riding today. The bike had .2 on the odometer. Handguards are next. I'm thinking Acerbis Rally 3's for this bike. I'll order them before I head out of town. I have some KTM folding mirrors that were on my KLR250 before this, going to dig them out of storage today.







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Old 08-15-2012, 11:00 AM   #814
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Very nice!
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:31 AM   #815
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My dealer just called - my CRFL arrived yesterday just before closing. I'll pick it up today at 4pm and go for my first ride around 6pm today. Can't wait. Like a kid at Christmas.
That's great! I'll be checking your website for new information.

http://rickramsey.net/CRF250L.htm

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Old 08-15-2012, 11:33 AM   #816
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:41 AM   #817
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Woot! , dealer called. Will have it in his hands on Friday!
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:45 AM   #818
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Got a quote of $3117 after trade, out the door. My trade is a 2007 DR200SE. I paid $2300 for it. Someone stop me before I do something I shouldnt...
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:47 AM   #819
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Did you see this???

I just put it up for sale.

Just bought a new to me KTM450.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=817326
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:55 AM   #820
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When you guys get some time on the bikes, would really like to hear about your riding impressions!
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:05 PM   #821
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This will be the first offroad (light trail , no delusions here ) bike since the Kawasaki KT250 I owned as a kid way back in 1977. Since then it's been all street. I'm excited! Waited way to long.

Can anyone suggest Handguards?, is it one size fits all ?
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:13 PM   #822
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This will be the first offroad (light trail , no delusions here ) bike since the Kawasaki KT250 I owned as a kid way back in 1977. Since then it's been all street. I'm excited! Waited way to long.

Can anyone suggest Handguards?, is it one size fits all ?
find a set where the guards have adjustment/pivot for different shape bars.
you might like CR HI alum. bars too.

these are popular
http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...lex-Handguards
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:18 PM   #823
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how does it cruise on the highway

I have a wr250r and it cruises down the highway at 72mph with no problems. Not that either bike is really for the highway, but I am wondering if the CRF is similar to the WRr in that regard.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:10 PM   #824
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I just got back from lunch and a couple errands on the bike. I was on the surface streets so I didn't get much above 45. I never got to 5th or 6th today. It cruised easily at 45 in 4th. The tires were a bit slippery, but I attribute that to being new, and being knobbies. The bike was awkward to push around, but what bike isn't Once under way, it didn't feel heavy at all. I was cautious in the turns, because of the tires, but steering felt light. I got on the front brake kind of hard a couple times and the bike tracked straight and the handle felt firm. The seat will need work, but, I don't think you're supposed to sit much in the dirt. If I could remove an inch from the seat, I think it would be great. Speaking of the seat and height. I could sit comfortable on the balls of my feet at stops. I have a 30" inseam. As I mentioned, an inch off the seat would be great. The Kenda 761's I'm going to put on the bike Friday, might drop it a tiny amount too. The wide footpegs are great. I congratulate Honda for including something that everybody would be doing anyway. I will probably get an IMS folding shift lever at some point too. Overall, I'm pleased with the bike. I won't be able to get to the dirt for a couple weeks. I'm sure by then, other guys will have had their bike out and reported in.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:29 PM   #825
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I just got back from lunch and a couple errands on the bike. I was on the surface streets so I didn't get much above 45. I never got to 5th or 6th today. It cruised easily at 45 in 4th. The tires were a bit slippery, but I attribute that to being new, and being knobbies. The bike was awkward to push around, but what bike isn't Once under way, it didn't feel heavy at all. I was cautious in the turns, because of the tires, but steering felt light. I got on the front brake kind of hard a couple times and the bike tracked straight and the handle felt firm. The seat will need work, but, I don't think you're supposed to sit much in the dirt. If I could remove an inch from the seat, I think it would be great. Speaking of the seat and height. I could sit comfortable on the balls of my feet at stops. I have a 30" inseam. As I mentioned, an inch off the seat would be great. The Kenda 761's I'm going to put on the bike Friday, might drop it a tiny amount too. The wide footpegs are great. I congratulate Honda for including something that everybody would be doing anyway. I will probably get an IMS folding shift lever at some point too. Overall, I'm pleased with the bike. I won't be able to get to the dirt for a couple weeks. I'm sure by then, other guys will have had their bike out and reported in.
Thanks for posting your first impressions. If you can comfortably rest the balls of both feet on the ground, the saddle height is perfect for off road riding. If you desire an even lower saddle height, I recommend you carefully choose tires with a lower aspect ratio.

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