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Old 12-31-2012, 10:37 PM   #1801
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Hey lost,could you tell me what kinda performance mods youve done if any,looks quick in your video,i love that sharp turn you do up to the camera and then skid outta the turn,looks sick!! good stuff


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Old 01-01-2013, 04:01 AM   #1802
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Hey lost,could you tell me what kinda performance mods youve done if any,looks quick in your video,i love that sharp turn you do up to the camera and then skid outta the turn,looks sick!! good stuff


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I drilled some holes in the airbox, probably made no difference besides the sound, no money spent on performance mods. It feels like it has more power now with some miles on the motor and its first service dome.
Those were stock tires and gearing in the video, we now have a 13t sprocket and proper knobby tires and are very happy with what the LRP has to offer as is with those simple changes.

Happy new year from O'hare at 5 am.


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Old 01-01-2013, 09:14 AM   #1803
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My new CRF250L

Hi everyone i am new to dual sport bikes and riding. I have been very much enjoying my new CRF250L taking it on some trails and mostly road riding but the other day i gave it a wash and put it away for the night and now it wont start because the engine management light is showing.

I am going to get the dealer to pick it up this week i really hope its covered under the warrantee.

I will post an update when i know what is causing the problem.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:00 AM   #1804
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We have 20" of snow on the ground here in WI. So our bikes are in the basement for a bit. Merry Christmas to me.
I found some Aerostich Tank Panniers under the tree.



For $3 at the local hardware store I procured some front attachment points:



I think they will ride there just fine but need more road testing,,,,



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Old 01-01-2013, 10:18 AM   #1805
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siyeh, thanks for the pics, the bike looks great, I like the handguards and the panniers. I'm from Rhinelander, ever been there, now in Texas.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:20 AM   #1806
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Clever little tie down loops!! Who's tail trunk?
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:13 AM   #1807
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. I'm from Rhinelander, ever been there,
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yep spent a ton of time UpNort. Got a buddy who lets me use his cabin near Lake Tomahawk on the Wisconsin River.
miles and miles of dirt roads around Eagle River/Rhinelander I've done em all twice
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:18 AM   #1808
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Clever little tie down loops!! Who's tail trunk?
I stole that idea from an adv KLR rider
topcase is a GIVI E300B I had on another bike
it fit well with a Twisted Throttle GIVI Z113C plate
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:45 PM   #1809
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Nice job! Perhaps you might consider placing a small strip of inner tube under the clamp to protect the paint. After the clamp tightens, the inner tube should keep it from slipping on the frame.

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Old 01-01-2013, 01:29 PM   #1810
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I stole that idea from an adv KLR rider
topcase is a GIVI E300B I had on another bike
it fit well with a Twisted Throttle GIVI Z113C plate
Twisted Throttle, a short ride from here. I sent an inquiry a couple of months ago about if they were going to add CRF250L to what fits my bike, and they just replied no.
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:43 PM   #1811
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What I'd like to see in a CRF250L skid plate

For my purposes, a skid plate like this one that Works Connection makes would make perfect sense for me. Not too big and heavy but offers protection for the frame rails and underside. They make one for the 230L and 230F so I'm hoping they have one for the 250L in the future. I emailed them to see if there are any plans for one.

http://www.crfsonly.com/catalog/popup_image.php/pID/118
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:06 PM   #1812
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If you like tie down straps, I use these from Moose Racing, they are for tying down your bike and mount to the fork triple clamps, but they can work all over the bike where there is a bolt. These straps allow you the take the stress off the handlebars when transporting your bike.

http://www.amazon.com/Moose-Racing-S.../dp/B0068ESR66

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Old 01-01-2013, 02:13 PM   #1813
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I think that is a nice looking skid plate for the street, but off road you won't have any protection for your engine side cases. I would look into one with what I call ears on the sides of the skid plate.

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Old 01-01-2013, 03:45 PM   #1814
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Something i want to share here : As dual-sport supposes you go from road to dirt and vice-versa, one of the first and most useful addition i made to my bike is an air-pump and a deflator, as you can see on the picture installed on the handelbar
I have 25km on tarmac to reach my offroad playground, thus by winding roads, so i prefer having the right tire pressure - for me it would be 20 psi, and 12 for dirt/mud.



The air pump is a 10$ M-bike manual pump. You will need around 150 pumps to go from 12 to 20 psi

The tyre-deflator is made by Staun, fully ajustable. I use them for my 4x4.
Unfortunately you can only get them in 4-pack, and they are not cheap.
http://www.stauntyredeflators.com.au/
But maybe there are some other brands ...

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Old 01-01-2013, 04:05 PM   #1815
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Something i want to share here : As dual-sport supposes you go from road to dirt and vice-versa, one of the first and most useful addition i made to my bike is an air-pump and a deflator, as you can see on the picture installed on the handelbar
I have 25km on tarmac to reach my offroad playground, thus by winding roads, so i prefer having the right tire pressure - for me it would be 20 psi, and 12 for dirt/mud.



The air pump is a 10$ M-bike manual pump. You will need around 150 pumps to go from 12 to 20 psi

The tyre-deflator is made by Staun, fully ajustable. I use them for my 4x4.
Unfortunately you can only get them in 4-pack, and they are not cheap.
http://www.stauntyredeflators.com.au/
But maybe there are some other brands ...

L
Great! Less weight is better. Some of us also ride bicycles, pumping for a while sure beats the added weight of a battery powered compressor. Good mounting point, I was going to put one on my rear rack, more likely to get toasted in a involuntary get off.
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