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Old 10-10-2012, 04:09 PM   #1441
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Well gents, stumbled into the local SE MI Honda store and lo and behold there was a CRF on the floor. I'm 67, 5ft 9", 31" inseam. Damn, it was a perfect fit. 32" wide bars. The sligtest downside was that the grips were skinny and hard, and the seat was pretty hard. Might not need bar risers, and there was a full 6" or so for sliding back on the seat. Plastic quality was top notch, paint was good. Had IRC tires. Sales guy was a dork...but $4400 was the price....probably plus some prep and tax & title. I was DAMN impressed. For those who care, they had a '12 CBR leftover for $3600 which is a BEAUTIFUL little bike.

WOW...talk about temptation!!

So...a little question...outside the USA I've seen heated grips for this puppy. Has anyone looked closely at the wiring to see if there is an outlet or accessory power point for 5 to 10 amps?...Anywhere in the Helm service manual??
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:30 PM   #1442
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Hi All:

I am very pleased that I a) joined the site and b) announce my new ride is in! My 250L came last Sat. and I am thoroughly enjoying it!

My 230L was lifted about a month ago. These bags look nice! so far: 120km on the clock...

I have been riding all weekend and love the smoothness of the engine and crisp response.

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Old 10-10-2012, 09:07 PM   #1443
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Where can I buy a jet kit for sea level ? I would like to uncork the exhaust and install a performance air filter . TIA.
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:59 AM   #1444
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Where can I buy a jet kit for sea level ? I would like to uncork the exhaust and install a performance air filter . TIA.
Jet kit? For a fuel injected bike?

Or are you trolling from the OC forum?
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:47 AM   #1445
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Jet kit? For a fuel injected bike?

Or are you trolling from the OC forum?
Nevermind , posted in the wrong thread.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:06 PM   #1446
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So, my 2-inch rise ROX risers came and they don't work with stock cables, at least on my bike. I've moved them around, the cables around, fiddled here and fiddled there...NoGo.

My Rear Rack came, from Bikerz Bits and it is bent so it doesn't want to install correctly. Bent just enough to make either the rear mounting points or the front mounting points not line up, depending on which ones you try and install first.

Well shit. Woe is me, right? :-)

On the other hand, I ordered a Power Bomb and Slip-on from FMF and that, my friends, should install with no issues. Wont get here for a bit though cause they're back ordered.

I win! ;-)
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:14 PM   #1447
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So, my 2-inch rise ROX risers came and they don't work with stock cables, at least on my bike. I've moved them around, the cables around, fiddled here and fiddled there...NoGo....
I, too, have Rox Risers. However, I was able to install mine with the stock cables. It was close, but I think what made it work was changing the bar (ProTaper Contour CR High) and installing Cycra ProBend CRM hand guards at the same time.

Clutch cable is tight-ish, but not overly so, on a full left turn. The clutch cable also had to be pulled out of the guide on the right side of the headtube.
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Old 10-13-2012, 02:30 PM   #1448
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I think this bike is all that I want.

I want to test ride it first but isn't easy around here.

Do you think it will be available for this CRF250L a customised front fairing look alike the new CRF 450 Dakar :

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Old 10-13-2012, 04:53 PM   #1449
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I, too, have Rox Risers. However, I was able to install mine with the stock cables. It was close, but I think what made it work was changing the bar (ProTaper Contour CR High) and installing Cycra ProBend CRM hand guards at the same time.

Clutch cable is tight-ish, but not overly so, on a full left turn. The clutch cable also had to be pulled out of the guide on the right side of the headtube.
I should also point out that i rotated the throttle to point the cables down.
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:09 PM   #1450
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I should also point out that i rotated the throttle to point the cables down.

Yes, I did not do that though I thought about it. Been riding around the last few days trying to find a reason why I bought the risers in the first place. Silly me, I don't think the bike really needs them. I hate it when my brain goes into Farkle Mode without any warning! ;-)
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:07 PM   #1451
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The new issue of MCN has a first impressions article about this bike.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:15 AM   #1452
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Rear subframe

Hi guys

Not had a chance to see one of these in the flesh yet.. It the rear subframe alloy or steel? Strong enough to load it up with panniers and top cases?

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Old 10-16-2012, 09:35 AM   #1453
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Hi guys

Not had a chance to see one of these in the flesh yet.. It the rear subframe alloy or steel? Strong enough to load it up with panniers and top cases?

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MCN said the subframe was steel.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:21 AM   #1454
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Here's a video review of the Honda CRF250L versus the Kawasaki KLX250S which I found at Motorcyclenew.com.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne...0l-group-test/



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Old 10-16-2012, 01:36 PM   #1455
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Here's a review by CMG (Canadian Motorcycle Guide).

http://cmgonline.com/2012/10/launch-honda-crf250l/

Pretty accurate review!
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