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Old 10-17-2012, 12:42 AM   #1456
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Installing hand guards

Could someone please tell me how they went about installing Acerbis hand guards? The twist grip tube on mine covers the end of the handlebar. If I drill the end of the tube off there would be around 3/16" of plastic still out beyond the end of the handlebar. If I cut the end of the tube off flush there wouldn't be enough room to fit my hand on the grip.Thanks
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:46 AM   #1457
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Could someone please tell me how they went about installing Acerbis hand guards? The twist grip tube on mine covers the end of the handlebar. If I drill the end of the tube off there would be around 3/16" of plastic still out beyond the end of the handlebar. If I cut the end of the tube off flush there wouldn't be enough room to fit my hand on the grip.Thanks
I cut the bare minimum off the throttle tube then shoved everything inboard. I cut the same amount off the clutch side grip.

You'll have to grind off the locating pins on the components if go this route
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:09 AM   #1458
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I cut the bare minimum off the throttle tube then shoved everything inboard. I cut the same amount off the clutch side grip.

You'll have to grind off the locating pins on the components if go this route
Thank you sir. I was sort of hoping that I wouldn't have to grind those locating pins off; but there seems like no other way.
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:20 AM   #1459
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Could someone please tell me how they went about installing Acerbis hand guards? The twist grip tube on mine covers the end of the handlebar. If I drill the end of the tube off there would be around 3/16" of plastic still out beyond the end of the handlebar. If I cut the end of the tube off flush there wouldn't be enough room to fit my hand on the grip.Thanks
I always drill and slide the controls in a little, also the piece that goes into the bars that has a lip thats about a 1/4 inch thick. drilling is cleaner and no grip removal is necessary.
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:52 PM   #1460
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Control pins

When I took my grinder to the pins, they heated up and I just pulled them out.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:55 PM   #1461
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Use a hacksaw to cut the lip off of the end of the throttle tube and same on clutch side. Takes about 3 minutes. I know it's a little scary to be hacking on a brand new bike, but it will be fine.
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:00 AM   #1462
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Hey! New owner here.

To be totally ridiculous, someone needs to offer us a nice black ano gas cap alternative to the chrome thing we have now.

I'm keeping a blog on the little bike here:

crf250l.tumblr.com
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:05 AM   #1463
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Hey! New owner here.

To be totally ridiculous, someone needs to offer us a nice black ano gas cap alternative to the chrome thing we have now.

I'm keeping a blog on the little bike here:

crf250l.tumblr.com
The stock cap is so out of place. There has to be something out there that would fit?
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:22 AM   #1464
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http://bestdualsportbikes.com/dual-s...honda-crf250l/

They have a nice little write up on getting 6 more horsepower out of the CRF....and will sell you the "kit"....swallow hard...it isn't cheap
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:02 PM   #1465
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http://bestdualsportbikes.com/dual-s...honda-crf250l/

They have a nice little write up on getting 6 more horsepower out of the CRF....and will sell you the "kit"....swallow hard...it isn't cheap
If my math is correct thats a 31% increase over stock which should make the bike feel quite different. The cool thing is it looks like the bike will let you do it in stages ordering the fuel programmer last.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:52 PM   #1466
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Just traded my CBR250R in on the 250L at lunch today, cant wait to put some miles on her
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:56 PM   #1467
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Just traded my CBR250R in on the 250L at lunch today, cant wait to put some miles on her
I still have both the CBR and the CRFL. I rode the CBR last night for the first time in nearly a month. I still like the CBR better than the CRFL. But the CBR is limited to the amount of 'offroading' it can do.
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:07 PM   #1468
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I still have both the CBR and the CRFL. I rode the CBR last night for the first time in nearly a month. I still like the CBR better than the CRFL. But the CBR is limited to the amount of 'offroading' it can do.

I had the CBR for bout a year and loved every mile of it but some neck issues wasnt allowing me to enjoy it much anymore and there dirt in my blood...
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:11 PM   #1469
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http://bestdualsportbikes.com/dual-s...honda-crf250l/

They have a nice little write up on getting 6 more horsepower out of the CRF....and will sell you the "kit"....swallow hard...it isn't cheap
I saw additional air holes in the air box - I'm not sure I would want the holes on the side especially if I have to go through any deeper water crossings...perhaps on the top?
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:26 PM   #1470
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Parts for oil change, around 10 bucks minus oil.

Thanks Joe! Need to change my break-in oil so snapping the numbers on the bags helps with ordering as the filters are hard to find locally as of now. Is that the drain-plug washer as well?

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