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Old 09-23-2012, 06:41 AM   #181
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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   #182
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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   #183
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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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Old 09-23-2012, 10:46 AM   #184
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Hi everybody. My name is Dave Simon and I own best dual sport bikes and I'm just letting you know that FMF just finished with pipes. I don't really know how to add pics in here but you can go to www.bestdualsportbikes.com and see the pipes and dyno results under the CRF250L page. I also have programmers coming finally in a week or so. Been working with Dobeck on good base maps.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:18 AM   #185
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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?



Slime compressor
Combo tire spoon/wrench. 24mm will get the rear off.
Tire irons
Rim Protector
3/8's drive wrench
12 and 17mm wrenches and sockets. This will get the front off.
5 and 6 allen head bits for the other fasteners.
Locking Crescent Wrench.
Small Vice Grips.
Valve core remover.
Tire bead tool.

I'm going to remove the rim protector, as I'm finding out they really don't do much good and add to pain of tire changing.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:32 AM   #186
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Slime compressor
Combo tire spoon/wrench. 24mm will get the rear off.
Tire irons
Rim Protector
3/8's drive wrench
12 and 17mm wrenches and sockets. This will get the front off.
5 and 6 allen head bits for the other fasteners.
Locking Crescent Wrench.
Small Vice Grips.
Valve core remover.
Tire bead tool.

I'm going to remove the rim protector, as I'm finding out they really don't do much good and add to pain of tire changing.
Looks good... But did that come as an actual pre-packaged kit? I'm a lazy ass and was mostly looking to see if there are made up kits already out there
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:35 AM   #187
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GPS mounted. Thst is the TOPO 24k map loaded.

Hey joe nice gps!!

So how accurate is the bikes speedo compared to the gps, lets say at 65mph? i know some of the jap speedos are off by a bit.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:54 AM   #188
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Hey joe nice gps!!

So how accurate is the bikes speedo compared to the gps, lets say at 65mph? i know some of the jap speedos are off by a bit.
Thanks, fairly accurate. I seen at most a 2mph high difference on the bikes speedo.
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:09 PM   #189
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Looks good... But did that come as an actual pre-packaged kit? I'm a lazy ass and was mostly looking to see if there are made up kits already out there
Nope, built it up myself. I know you can get prepackaged tool kits, but it might not be CRF specific.
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:38 PM   #190
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Got a question for you fellows--does anybody make a lowering link for the rear of this bike ?
I have a buddy that bought one last week. He's a wee bit on the vertically challenged side. The dealer raised the forks in the trees about 3/4 inch which helped some but lowering the rear would also help;
He likes the bike but may trade it in for something a little lower if we can't figure something out.
He can get his toes on the ground but it's still not confidence inspiring for him.
Thanks for any ideas.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:28 PM   #191
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Somewhere I've seen a pic of a new hole drilled into the u-shaped metal bracket on the shock. Maybe someone can find the pic? I think it was overseas,,,
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:33 PM   #192
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Got a question for you fellows--does anybody make a lowering link for the rear of this bike ?
I have a buddy that bought one last week. He's a wee bit on the vertically challenged side. The dealer raised the forks in the trees about 3/4 inch which helped some but lowering the rear would also help;
He likes the bike but may trade it in for something a little lower if we can't figure something out.
He can get his toes on the ground but it's still not confidence inspiring for him.
Thanks for any ideas.

Look on Ramz site here (at the bottom of the page) for some ideas

http://www.rickramsey.net/CRF250L.htm
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:50 PM   #193
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Thanks on the tip to lower the rear. He's a machinist--maybe he can drill a couple of holes. Thanks.
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:36 PM   #194
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Reflector brackets

Calling all service manual Owners!!!..... Can you please take a look at you bibles and let me know what the torque specs are for the upper triple tree bolts on the front forks? I'm getting rid of those reflector brackets and I don't like the "snug it til it's tight method". Any info would be appreciated. I need to order my manual, I know I know...

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Old 09-23-2012, 05:55 PM   #195
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Says Top and Bottom Bridge bolt , 24 lb ft.
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