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Old 09-21-2012, 12:37 PM   #166
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nice, if you are sitting on the bike, what side is the radiator on? does the fan kick in automatically when temps are too high? do you have the option to manually turn it on and off?
Sits on the left as I recall. I've had it kick on in the tight slow wooded terrain. No option to turn it off. I don't believe it has kicked on when on the road but I haven't been in heavy traffic either.
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:08 PM   #167
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:12 PM   #168
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Has anyone heard anything about availability from exhaust manufacturers other than FMF?
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:19 PM   #169
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two brothers is supposed to have one, saw a video on youtube
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:22 AM   #170
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Looks very close. Tempted to order and see if it would work. Anyone try a K & N yet?
I think I am liking this no messy oil - clean paper filter method. A bit pricey though. First 1050 miles were in dusty conditions.

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Old 09-22-2012, 08:54 AM   #171
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The paper air filter is impregnated with oil.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:29 PM   #172
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:43 AM   #173
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Picked my crf up back in August and I just found this thread. Gotta say it's been 5 years since I had a bike and I almost forgot how much fun it is. I've got a bunch of stuff sitting in the garage waiting to be bolted on but I'm having too much fun right now
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:07 AM   #174
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Picked my crf up back in August and I just found this thread. Gotta say it's been 5 years since I had a bike and I almost forgot how much fun it is. I've got a bunch of stuff sitting in the garage waiting to be bolted on but I'm having too much fun right now
Welcome to AdvRider, 'chuck. We sometimes refer to this place as the Asylum, but don't let that keep you from exploring and learning. Just stay outta the basement!
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:09 AM   #175
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Snapped this pic on the COSI bus scale in Columbus, Ohio. Filled up the gas tank a mile away. Bike does have hand guards.

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Old 09-23-2012, 06:12 AM   #176
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[QUOTE=26.2;19659472]Snapped this pic on the COSI bus scale in Columbus, Ohio. Filled up the gas tank a mile away. Bike does have hand guards.


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Hmm... I've always wondered how accurate scales for a many ton truck or bus would be for a motorcycle.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:27 AM   #177
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Snapped this pic on the COSI bus scale in Columbus, Ohio. Filled up the gas tank a mile away. Bike does have hand guards.

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Looks pretty accurate.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:41 AM   #178
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Snapped this pic on the COSI bus scale in Columbus, Ohio. Filled up the gas tank a mile away. Bike does have hand guards.


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Hmm... I've always wondered how accurate scales for a many ton truck or bus would be for a motorcycle.
We have a truck scale where I work. It weighs in 20 pound increments and rounds up to the higher weight. One pound over 50,000 sets it to 50,020 for DOT purposes for example. There is a certified 6'X6' shipping scale on the dock that weighs pound for pound. I'll see if my manager will let me use it. If so, I'll remove the hand guards and associated hardware and have a full tank.
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:55 AM   #179
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I'd be willing to buy you a tank of gas. I know it's not much.
I live Toronto so that s a bit far for a test ride. But having owned a DRZ and now the CRF, I can tell you the following.

The CRF seat is much, much better, I can ride 200kms without discomfort, I could barely do 80 kms on the DRZ without pain. The CRF seat is wider.

The seat height on the CRF makes it much easier to ride I have 31 inch inseam.

It is not as top heavy as the DRZ, it feels much lighter although there isn't really much weight difference.

The DRZ had more power, but I don't miss it. Neither bike is comfortable riding over 100kph, 60 mph for extended periods. The CRF seems happiest cruising at 85 kph, 55 mph on the road.

Most of all, I like the lower seat height. That's why I bought the bike. I bought it for street riding and gravel roads, not so much for gnarly off road. I am 52, and wanted something to ride at a more relaxed pace.

Off road, single track, I found the DRZ to tall and too top heavy for me. i have not ridden the CRF in those conditions yet, but I suspect I would be more comfortable riding it off road than the DRZ because of the lower seat height.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:25 AM   #180
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Does anyone have any suggestions/recommendations for more or less complete toolkits of decent quality to take care of at least basic maintenance? Do they exist? Basically something to cover all fasteners, oil change, wheel removal etc?
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