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Old 09-23-2012, 08:33 PM   #196
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I just discovered a glowing review of the CRF250L posted at Motorcycle.com.

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufactur...iew-91418.html

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Old 09-23-2012, 09:48 PM   #197
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I brought my new CRF250L home this weekend. I will be fabricating a skid plate from 1/8th inch 5051 series aluminum. I'll be starting on the designs this week. I hope to have it done in the next 3 weeks. I see a potential replacement for the right side gray plastic brake light switch cover from .080" and a luggage rack from 1/8" aluminum. I'll update as I progress. Thread subscribed.
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:56 PM   #198
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I'm not an owner yet, but does anyone in the Kansas City area own one of these that would let me test ride? You can ride my DR-Z. The dealers around here are a no go so far.
Sorry, I just bought the only one in the Kansas City area.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:30 AM   #199
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Mine isn't pretty any longer.
Does anyone have parts catalogue?



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This happened on the 7th hihg-speed-nose-dive crash. Bike took first 6 like nothing.
Bike Bandit might have it on their website. www.bikebandit.com

A good reminder to put zip ties in my kit. Glad you're ok.
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:17 AM   #200
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maintenance

Hey guys, what are the valve adjustment intervals and oil change intervals for this bike? After the holiday season is over, I will be picking up either this one or a ninja 300. I think the deciding factor will be the maintenance intervals.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:27 AM   #201
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Hey guys, what are the valve adjustment intervals and oil change intervals for this bike? After the holiday season is over, I will be picking up either this one or a ninja 300. I think the deciding factor will be the maintenance intervals.

Thanks in advance.

Off the top of my head suggested intervals are 600 mile oil change/valve inspection. Then 8k oil change, 16k valve adjustment/oil change etc.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:29 AM   #202
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I'm interested in one too. I seen this on you tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2h7gqTCKoA and it looks like hes using http://www.drcproducts.com/elect/d45...x_plastic.html does anyone has more info about these?
Yes I'd say that is a DRC Edge tail light and plate holder... looks much neater (personally I prefer the Anato, although that doesn't have a licence plate illumination)...

But why that nasty sounding exhaust? Not only does it sound sh!t, but it is so loud... seriously why by a D/S bike then p!ss everybody off by making it sound like that?

Keep 'em quiet - ride stealth!

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Old 09-24-2012, 08:07 AM   #203
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but why that nasty sounding exhaust? Not only does it sound sh!t, but it is so loud... Seriously why by a d/s bike then p!ss everybody off by making it sound like that?

Keep 'em quiet - ride stealth!

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Old 09-24-2012, 10:40 AM   #204
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Rack from PMB

FYI, I emailed Pro Moto Billet and they replied that they have already developed a Rack-it rear cargo rack for the CRF250L - due to be out in the next couple weeks.

In short order, a skid plate from Ricochet and a rack from PMB. Who's stepping up to get rear spring options?!
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:49 AM   #205
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To each his own but this bike doesn't have a tach and is way too quiet to hear the rpms when you are at speed. and besides I like loud bikes they are too boring when they are quiet I like to hear that single THUMP!
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:30 AM   #206
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To each his own but this bike doesn't have a tach and is way too quiet to hear the rpms when you are at speed. and besides I like loud bikes they are too boring when they are quiet I like to hear that single THUMP!

True, I like them to sound nice and have slightly more power as well - however that one in the video sounds way over 96 db max that is becoming the standard for most places on the trails (and here in colorado as well). The FMF q4 is 94db max - I am getting one and much lighter (6 pounds light as well). Besides you can get a cheap tach/hour meter here:

http://www.rickramsey.net/CRF250Lmods.htm#hourtachmeter
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:51 AM   #207
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I got one of those tachs, very handy... So where does thing redline? This is my first thumper in what seems like forever so I'm still trying to adjust to exactly where it needs and wants to be ridden...
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:55 AM   #208
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My rear rack arrived today! Bought it from a vendor here, bikerzbits.com.


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Old 09-24-2012, 12:26 PM   #209
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My rear rack arrived today! Bought it from a vendor here, bikerzbits.com.
Very nice, did it come from Thailand?
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:31 PM   #210
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Says Top and Bottom Bridge bolt , 24 lb ft.
Thanks joe. Much appreciated
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