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Old 12-15-2012, 09:36 AM   #1531
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Remind Nancy..."make momentum your friend"
Were the individual shims labeled with a laser etched value? The big "coin" shims in my KLR were.

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Old 12-15-2012, 10:30 AM   #1532
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First mod: longer bolt & nylon lined lock nut for the shifter, 70. Thanks Ramz.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:37 AM   #1533
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Thanks Ed, will do.

It looks to me like the shims are just stamped, not etched. I can barely read the 190 on the old shims now.
9 bucks a piece for new shims at my dealer.

Total cost for 600 mile service with two bottles of Motul 10w40, filter and shims, including a bottle of wine is under $50, the satisfaction of doing it yourself = priceless.






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Old 12-15-2012, 10:44 AM   #1534
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Finally got the 43T installed after my buddy in my works machine shop took care of some business, raining too much to take her out for a spin to try it out at the moment. BTW, none of my local Honda dealers within a 100 miles radius have the rear sprocket bolts in stock, make sure to order some new ones before you do the job just in case shit happens like in my case.

On a personal note, the drama and hate in this forum boggles my mind at times... I come from a high performance car background where people spend more on turbo kits than these bikes cost and there are less ego's at play. In the grand scheme of things, all these bikes (KTM, Honda, Yamaha, Beta) are relatively cheap compared to any car you're ever going to buy, ride them, have fun, and stop caring so damn much.

Thanks for the post Lost, will surely help me out when I tackle this. Also thanks for Ramsey for his site, I reference it all the time. In the famous words of the deceased Rodney King, "Can't we all just get along?!"
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:58 AM   #1535
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LOST RIDER:
Remind Nancy..."make momentum your friend"
Were the individual shims labeled with a laser etched value? The big "coin" shims in my KLR were.

EVERYONE ELSE: Don't piss on others' contributions



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Old 12-15-2012, 11:40 AM   #1536
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.....On a personal note, the drama and hate in this forum boggles my mind at times...Thanks for the post Lost, will surely help me out when I tackle this. Also thanks for Ramsey for his site, I reference it all the time. In the famous words of the deceased Rodney King, "Can't we all just get along?!"

No doubt - thank you Ramz and thank you Lost for your great info, as well as everyone else but "Can't we all just get along?!" ?
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:46 AM   #1537
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The LRP is back together, I managed not to drop a shim down in the motor luckily.
I'll add the few things I did to get it back together or easier to the DIY post.... after I go ride!
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:49 AM   #1538
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Thanks Ed, will do.

It looks to me like the shims are just stamped, not etched. I can barely read the 190 on the old shims now.
9 bucks a piece for new shims at my dealer.

Total cost for 600 mile service with two bottles of Motul 10w40, filter and shims, including a bottle of wine is under $50, the satisfaction of doing it yourself = priceless.






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Old 12-15-2012, 11:52 AM   #1539
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only on KTM prices!!
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:02 PM   #1540
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. . . but I didn't find it yet.

Should I buy this bike?

I've been riding motorcycles less than 3 years but thanks to lots of mountain bike experience I can read a trail surface pretty well. I have a BMW R1200 GS that gets lots of Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountain gravel road and buff double track miles with street tires, but it's pretty heavy and I've stayed away from slimy double tracks and most stream crossings. But I want to ride on slimy double tracks and stream crossings. Not an aggressive rider, and I have short legs - the GS can be a challenge with a 33 inch seat height. And I want a reliable bike that I can just ride, not work on.

Does the CRF250L fit the bill? Any alternatives? (I'm keeping the GS, of course) Thanks.
I bought one, I'm a new rider, I'm short and I'm not a aggressive rider. This bike is a great fit for me. I can't really speak for you but it does all the things you have mentioned. My husband lowered it with a kouba link and I am interested in the shorter seat that is in the works. I'm only 5'3 and on my toes. The bike is heavy to pick up. Luckily when I have dropped it I haven't been alone. Hope that helps....
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:29 PM   #1541
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I'm hearing you Mental, this bike is bringing lots of new folks to ADVrider which is a good thing, and while I might not agree with you now and then I get the Mental tone and am looking forward to you getting your own LRP and adding to the pool of experience and knowledge around here from your ownership.
The amount of new riders on this bike is exactly the reason I took the time to do this little DIY thing, and presented it in the way I did. I hope to inspire people to do their own work on their new bikes and also have the complete information provided in the Honda service manual when they do so by not making it complete with torque values, etc.



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About how long did it take to do the whole job, not counting running to the Honda shop. Thanks for the write up and pix, it helps.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:55 PM   #1542
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only on KTM prices!!


I just couldn't resist posting that reply....

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Old 12-15-2012, 05:27 PM   #1543
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[QUOTE][It is a public forum so my suggestion would be to put us on ignore. Then you can live with the misinformation and still believe you are above reproach./QUOTE]

Or you could go and annoy people in another thread
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:00 PM   #1544
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Lost Rider,

About how long did it take to do the whole job, not counting running to the Honda shop. Thanks for the write up and pix, it helps.


It took a couple of hours to get it apart and measure all 4 valves, but I was taking photos, writing as I went, having wine, etc.
Took about a half hour to put it back together. I should be able to do it much faster next time.



Apparently I put it all back together correctly, the bike's running good and performed very well on local single track, the Ortega Trail.

Go LRP!



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Old 12-15-2012, 06:34 PM   #1545
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[It is a public forum so my suggestion would be to put us on ignore. Then you can live with the misinformation and still believe you are above reproach./QUOTE]

Or you could go and annoy people in another thread
Why? Its a public forum I can post in this thread and anywhere else I want already...

Would you rather have correctly answers that are easy to fully understand or have partial answers that are lacking informaton other inmates might like and appreciate???

I have contributed more accurate and helpful informaton on this forum then you have... Does that bother you for some reason?

You weren't even able to quote a simple post...

Nobody is forcing you to read my posts. You could simply scroll past them and not read it.


Just because a spirited debate happens doesn't mean it's hate. People are allowed to have different views, questions and opinions. Use your post as an example.


Your response seems to be the one that contains hate.

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