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Old 01-10-2013, 08:00 PM   #2086
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I run 89 octane, Chevron gas in mine, no issues to date.
I too run Chevron and will go out of my way for it if realistic. Dealer told me to run 89 so I started with that. Then when I read the manual, I switched to 87 and didn't have any issues. Tried 91 on several tanks and didn't notice any difference. Dealer had a point though, he said for the mileage it is supposed to get it's cheap insurance. I guess i agree with his sentiment.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:02 PM   #2087
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That's funny cause I think cycra makes the zeta stuff too lol
You know, I was just looking into which one to get and read that the cycra and zeta guards are interchangeable and that the zeta pro bends are "licensed" by cycra. I am guessing that really means made hahahaha
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:10 PM   #2088
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I too run Chevron and will go out of my way for it if realistic. Dealer told me to run 89 so I started with that. Then when I read the manual, I switched to 87 and didn't have any issues. Tried 91 on several tanks and didn't notice any difference. Dealer had a point though, he said for the mileage it is supposed to get it's cheap insurance. I guess i agree with his sentiment.
Yep, Shell is also good gas... I use 89 octane just as added insurance due to my mods. With the relatively low compression ratio (compared to a WR250R), I doubt it would ever need 91 octane.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:57 PM   #2089
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Who want to buy expensive aftermarket parts, only to have to modify them to fit??
I would
These bars are kinda unique in the fact of there engineering,they allow the use of additional straight area (control area) for the least amount of width.
They are very high so you better want higher bars
Once I get the ergos right (a few rides) I suspect I will add a composite perch to attach the loose ends
my cost including bars will be around $45. but it may take an evening.

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Old 01-10-2013, 11:02 PM   #2090
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Ceramic Coating

The ceramic coating on the Megabomb from BDSB, why is this better and worth the extra cost, as opposed to buying from a different source that is cheaper?
I looked back and found a few comments about this, but not much. Figured now that more people have purchased these products, there might be more input.
Worth the extra money?
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:01 AM   #2091
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No. Gimmick marketing tactic.
Check myshop09 on ebay. i ordered yesterday.

There is a lot of nonsense on that website. Including the suggestion that using a CRF250X/R rear sprocket with 8mm bolts instead of 10 mm, through 10 mm holes in the hub, that they do not slip, that the tension of the bolts holds them in place.
Your decision but i would advise people not to do it. Mounting a sprocket with 8 mm bolts through a 10 mm hole, really.
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:04 AM   #2092
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You can purchase zeta triple clamp mounts at wheelingsupply.com
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:55 AM   #2093
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I'm starting to look for a new bike for the girlfriend, this is one of the bikes I'm considering. She told me to just pick out whatever I think is best. She's 5'4", around 140 or 150 lbs.

Anyways, I'm trying to get an idea on performance. How would this bike compare to an older xr250? I'm picturing the 2 bikes having similiar performance, both motor and suspension. Maybe a slight performance edge to the crf, but a bit heavier?

Other bikes I'm considering are all older designs and air cooled, this is the only newer one of the bunch. Xt225, super sherpa, maybe klr 250, that stuff.

All typos and misspellings blamed on my phone.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:30 AM   #2094
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I think the XT225, or the Sherpa, would be a better choice, if I remember correctly the KLR 250 does not have electric start, maybe not all models. Since you didn't mention her riding skills, it's hard for us to pick a bike and at only 5'4" the CRF250L is going to be very tall in the saddle. Why not a TW200, 25" seat height to start with, if she is new to riding. I think by the way she answered your question on which bike to get, you are picking the one you like, but won't fit her. Answer is, get one she can put her feet flat on the ground, or she won't ride it.

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Old 01-11-2013, 07:32 AM   #2095
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Can you post a link for the Zeta bracket?
Did you mount the Easton bars? I'd really appreciate a picture of it and Zeta hand-guards.

Regarding skid plate,
I have the AXP plastic one and I prefer it to all the others I've seen. Maybe it will be worth to wait.







You made your point across, but you're ignoring that these Easton bars + adapter cost 40$.
You can't get a decent set of 7/8 bars for that much.
A fat-bar + adapter would cost over 100$ and you'd still have to get hand guards that can clamp to the fat bar.
Even if you have to bend/fabricate the hand guards (or buy a 30$ bracket) it's still worth it.

If you have any other comments about Easton bars, I'd like to see it. Mounting a GPS isn't a deciding factor for me.
These Easton bars are awsome far superior to no name untested junk and cheap if ya can't find a way to mount accessories that suks for you cause there are Many options looking at them I'm thinking the stock zeta bar clamps might even work they narrow down quick to 7/8" 2 of us are doing trial runs this weeken will try to post pics
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:26 AM   #2096
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I'm starting to look for a new bike for the girlfriend, this is one of the bikes I'm considering. She told me to just pick out whatever I think is best. She's 5'4", around 140 or 150 lbs.

Anyways, I'm trying to get an idea on performance. How would this bike compare to an older xr250? I'm picturing the 2 bikes having similiar performance, both motor and suspension. Maybe a slight performance edge to the crf, but a bit heavier?

Other bikes I'm considering are all older designs and air cooled, this is the only newer one of the bunch. Xt225, super sherpa, maybe klr 250, that stuff.

All typos and misspellings blamed on my phone.

If you could find a real clean CRF230L that's what I would pick for her. I had one before the 250 and it is a fantastic little bike.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:26 AM   #2097
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I think the XT225, or the Sherpa, would be a better choice, if I remember correctly the KLR 250 does not have electric start, maybe not all models. Since you didn't mention her riding skills, it's hard for us to pick a bike and at only 5'4" the CRF250L is going to be very tall in the saddle. Why not a TW200, 25" seat height to start with, if she is new to riding. I think by the way she answered your question on which bike to get, you are picking the one you like, but won't fit her. Answer is, get one she can put her feet flat on the ground, or she won't ride it.

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Makes sense. The klr 250 is kick only, you are correct.

As for her riding skill, she's ok but not good if that makes sense. She has been playing on a ttr125 for 2 years now and still gets a bit shaky on the woods trails. Lack of confidence more than anything. She has taken the msf course and has her liscense.

The reason she's letting me pick is because She wanted a ninja 250, and I bought it for her. She wrecked it on her first time out, now she's scared of it. She's ridden the ttr on the road with no trouble, and even had it out in the snow last week. She took my klr 650 for a small ride once. She's just afraid of the little ninja. I wanted to get her an xt, but she didn't want it at the time. Now she said I was right, and is letting me pick the next one.

Before I buy anything I'll make sure she's comfortable and can flat foot it. I was thinking about the 250l mainly because its getting a good reputation on here, and would probably be better for a short highway run than the others.

I think ill look for a smaller one though. Thanks for the tips. And it is true that I probably will ride her bike some, but it still has to be her bike first.

Next is to try and get rid of a ninja 250 and free up some funding.

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Old 01-11-2013, 09:34 AM   #2098
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Since you didn't mention her riding skills, it's hard for us to pick a bike and at only 5'4" the CRF250L is going to be very tall in the saddle. Why not a TW200, 25" seat height to start with, if she is new to riding. I think by the way she answered your question on which bike to get, you are picking the one you like

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True enough...with the CRF250L being high in the saddle for her, and if she is not experienced, I would think she would get discouraged quickly. My wife is only 5'4" also, and I thought it was too high for her . She somehow manages it pretty well on paved/dirt roads, but not so well on the rough uneven trails, however, she has a fair bit of experience on streetbikes, and we figured that there would be lowering options available. (which we went with the Kouba link, as mentioned a page or 2 back) Haven't tested it out much since installation, but quite surprised on how much it actually lowered the bike.

I would also think about the type of roads and trails in which you'll be traveling. If your into a lot of rugged, rutted wood stuff, then the CRF250L is most likely going to discourage her with its height. However, if your into paved/dirt/fire road/light trail type riding, and with the Kouba link-forks lowered, the CRF250L may be the bike for her.

This is just my opinion,and we are just average riders, we bought the CRF's for a change as there is many dirt/fire roads in our area, and they tend to be smoother than some of the paved roads here (no joke)..
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:05 AM   #2099
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Has there been any more issues with the stalling.....or possible fixes for it? I know it was discussed some awhile back..I had my first stall today going down the road about 45 mph, let off the throttle to slow down, shifted down through the gears, had the clutch in to grab first gear for a sharp uphill right turn and it just plain died.......like others have said, it was like shutting off the kill switch. I was maybe doing 5 mph when it shut off. I pulled over, hit the starter and it fired right back up. Kinda disconcerting you know, especially if someone was following you and all of a sudden you're dead in the water and get rear ended. That was my first ride after filling up at a Valero with 91 octane unleaded. Also the first ride with the FMF Q4 slip on installed. I also have the Dobeck fuel programmer that is on the factory preset settings. Maybe I should try gasoline from somewhere else next fill up as I don't think the Q4 pipe has anything to do with it. It seems to run good other wise. Or maybe program more fuel at the idle setting with the Dobeck? Who knows, maybe it will never do it again.....but I'm a little leary now.
I have had mine stall several times by reving the bike out in say third then pulling in the clutch as I chop the gas. I also have gotten it to backfire several times when chopping the gas after a hill climb. Bike is bone stock but ridden extremely hard, 1500 miles.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:14 AM   #2100
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I think the XT225, or the Sherpa, would be a better choice, if I remember correctly the KLR 250 Answer is, get one she can put her feet flat on the ground, or she won't ride it.

John
+1 the one she can flat foot, a lot of other women riders like the xt225 (there is a good aftermarket for it as well ) because of its low seat height, and friendly trail manners - I'll throw out the Suzuki DR200 as well, however I'm lucky that I'm tall enough to just about flat foot my CRF250L
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