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Old 10-08-2012, 10:21 AM   #1426
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The KLX250s is Metal as well - not sure about the WR250R - I believe that it is metal too...
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:37 AM   #1427
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I think I know the answer to this question but does the CRF250L have a plastic gas tank? Does anyone know if the yamaha 250 and kawasaki 250 dual sports have plastic tanks? I assume that the street legal KTMs have plastic tanks. Just asking because the subject was brought up in another thread and I have heard in the past that plastic tanks were not (technically) legal for street use. I am sure they have developed a plastic that is "safe" now and I am assuming if the OEM are fitting them then they are legal.


You can pretty much bet if the bike is "born street legal" the tank will be steel because there are evaporative emission tests they must pass. The gasoline light ends actually boil thru the plastic. BUT BMW has some models with plastic that pass the test, but supposedly the plastic used and the coatings to seal the vapors in are $$$$$. For the price, and light weight, KTM may do like BMW....but for penny concious Honda, Kawi etc, expect steel
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:05 AM   #1428
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from their web page

Is it me but it looks like one of the tie down points is through the chain guard - I don't think thats a good place to mount it
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:29 AM   #1429
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Is it me but it looks like one of the tie down points is through the chain guard - I don't think thats a good place to mount it
Looks like the loose end of the adjustable strap is hanging down to the chain guard. Just needs to be tidied up. The taut part of the strap is pulled forward to the passenger peg mount.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:55 AM   #1430
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Looks like the loose end of the adjustable strap is hanging down to the chain guard. Just needs to be tidied up. The taut part of the strap is pulled forward to the passenger peg mount.

You're probably right, but I duuno - I zoomed in on the picture and didn't look like it was hanging down...
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:37 PM   #1431
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I'm going to be developing a bracket to carry a 1 gallon Rotopax container, on the left side of the bike, like the one I made for the wr250. Sold my last wr250 kit this week, and decided to start next doing one for my CRF250L.
Skidplate project coming along nicely, about half way now.

My friend Bill Blue has talked me into supporting the bike with a few more protection parts, and the Rotopax bracket.

Bill is buying one of the CRF250L and tearing the engine down. He wishes to build the biggest big bore kit it will take.
Something like his KLX351 kit.
We will stay in touch here.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:01 AM   #1432
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I'm going to be developing a bracket to carry a 1 gallon Rotopax container, on the left side of the bike, like the one I made for the wr250. Sold my last wr250 kit this week, and decided to start next doing one for my CRF250L.
Skidplate project coming along nicely, about half way now.

My friend Bill Blue has talked me into supporting the bike with a few more protection parts, and the Rotopax bracket.

Bill is buying one of the CRF250L and tearing the engine down. He wishes to build the biggest big bore kit it will take.
Something like his KLX351 kit.
We will stay in touch here.
Why not just buy a bigger tank ?
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:50 AM   #1433
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I'm going to be developing a bracket to carry a 1 gallon Rotopax container, on the left side of the bike, like the one I made for the wr250. Sold my last wr250 kit this week, and decided to start next doing one for my CRF250L.
Skidplate project coming along nicely, about half way now.

My friend Bill Blue has talked me into supporting the bike with a few more protection parts, and the Rotopax bracket.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:27 AM   #1434
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...Bill is buying one of the CRF250L and tearing the engine down. He wishes to build the biggest big bore kit it will take.
Something like his KLX351 kit.
We will stay in touch here.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:38 AM   #1435
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I'm going to be developing a bracket to carry a 1 gallon Rotopax container, on the left side of the bike, like the one I made for the wr250. Sold my last wr250 kit this week, and decided to start next doing one for my CRF250L.
Skidplate project coming along nicely, about half way now.

My friend Bill Blue has talked me into supporting the bike with a few more protection parts, and the Rotopax bracket.

Bill is buying one of the CRF250L and tearing the engine down. He wishes to build the biggest big bore kit it will take.
Something like his KLX351 kit.
We will stay in touch here.
Does "Bill Blue" have a website of his prior products?

Will your rotopax "system" integrate with any/all CRF rack provider?

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Old 10-09-2012, 06:18 PM   #1436
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Does "Bill Blue" have a website of his prior products?

Will your rotopax "system" integrate with any/all CRF rack provider?
Well,there's no way for me to know what someone else is making, so I won't be concerned about compatibility. It would be an owners' project to integrate add-ons, in my opinion.

Bill's website for KLX250 is

Www.bandbcyclerestoration.com
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:24 PM   #1437
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rotopax

we made a rotopax rack for the honda xr650l and discovered that it was too easy to overload the bike , i myself have
2 reds and a black on my bike , we might do a rotopax rack for the crf but at 80 mph maybe need just one red one we will see
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:27 PM   #1438
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Why not just buy a bigger tank ?
Sometimes we do. I had a Clarke 2.8 on my Klx250' and I made an auxiliary 1.1 gallon gravity feed system, so on my klx351, I had nearly 4 gallons on board. The bike had great range.
When I get a Rotopax bracket completed, it could carry a water container, a fuel container, even one of their cargo style containers for a first aid kit, supplies, or clothing. This bracket is pretty darn useful from what I saw from the WR guys using them, and Rotopax has a really good product.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:35 PM   #1439
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Yeah, how about a side tank for the klx250 like what that guy made?it looks really nice.


I've not had my Honda long enough to start tearing the tool box out of there, seeing what I could do yet. That system feeds the carb through a gravity feed and I don't want to mess with fuel pumps that our FI bike would need. So, a auxiliary container carried on that side makes the most sense for me right now.
Thanks very much for the props!



Skidplate proto work, so far just basic protection. More to come.

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Old 10-09-2012, 06:45 PM   #1440
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You can pretty much bet if the bike is "born street legal" the tank will be steel because there are evaporative emission tests they must pass. The gasoline light ends actually boil thru the plastic. BUT BMW has some models with plastic that pass the test, but supposedly the plastic used and the coatings to seal the vapors in are $$$$$. For the price, and light weight, KTM may do like BMW....but for penny concious Honda, Kawi etc, expect steel
Factory street-legal KTM's all have plastic tanks.
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