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Old 02-07-2013, 09:57 AM   #2986
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RACE TECH has a tool ...

Modifiers:
Riding Type: Desert / Enduro / Trail
Age: Standard Age - Up to 44
Skill Level: Dirt Amateur
Height: Standard Height
Gas Tank: Standard Gas Tank

REAR SHOCK SPRINGS
Recommended Shock Spring Rate: 11.8 kg/mm (use closest available)
Stock Shock Spring Rate: 9.5 kg/mm (stock)

this is what mine came out to be
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:15 PM   #2987
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Look what I had in my mailbox when I got home today !!!
killing me haha, i emailed future man and have heard nothing. Called them as well and they have a recording saying they're doing nothing regarding honda until end of Feb.

Great
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:39 PM   #2988
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killing me haha, i emailed future man and have heard nothing. Called them as well and they have a recording saying they're doing nothing regarding honda until end of Feb.

Great
I noticed this on their web page last night ......

"As of 2-6, all of our honda parts and kits, except for the Q4 are on back order until 3-16 . We won’t be conducting any Honda business until then. That includes returning phone calls or emails. If an air filter refund is due to you, and you haven’t received it, then please send a Paypal request for the $100 to Futureman50@gmail.com and it will promptly be taken care of "

maybe try to request your paypal money back and buy from CRF's Only .... just a thought
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:03 PM   #2989
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Tires!

I've read accounts of needing new tires quickly on these bikes, so I am going to start deciding now. This is my first bike I have ever been offroad on, so I did not and do not know what to expect, but I am satisfied with the performance of the stock tires on everything I have ridden. I will say I have accidentally slid the rear out on pavement, but I blame that on my riding habits developed on sport bikes and a Versys, so I just ride differently to avoid that, lol. I nearly highsided moving slow in some thick, disgusting mud the other day....I want to guess these tires are not good in the mud, or my incredible lack of traction is normal, or its just inexperience.

Anyways, my point is I cant really determine what I want if I dont know what to expect out of my tires....

Anyone got some comparisons on stock vs others?

And some pics from my ride the other day for fun!



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Old 02-07-2013, 01:55 PM   #2990
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RACE TECH has a tool ...

Modifiers:
Riding Type: Desert / Enduro / Trail
Age: Standard Age - Up to 44
Skill Level: Dirt Amateur
Height: Standard Height
Gas Tank: Standard Gas Tank

REAR SHOCK SPRINGS
Recommended Shock Spring Rate: 11.8 kg/mm (use closest available)
Stock Shock Spring Rate: 9.5 kg/mm (stock)

this is what mine came out to be
Great...thanks
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:28 PM   #2991
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Me and friend recently road our bikes to Mazatlan. Here is a picture of the 250L all loaded as I had it set up on the trip. it performed perfectly as we went over 3000 miles...the biggest issue was probably the rear shock in that it does not have much rebound. With the load, I had to always make sure i was on a slope or had kickstand in a hole.
Nice setup!

Tell me about your racks & bags. I'm trying to decide how I want to kit mine out.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:36 PM   #2992
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So I installed my big gun evoR full system this afternoon. I'm still waiting on my EJK so I only started it up for a few seconds, sounds awesome at idle muchh better. Will post some pics/review when my tuner arrives.....and um new clutch lever.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:13 PM   #2993
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CRF250L'13 - Fender Eliminator Kit

Does anyone know if the Yoshimura Fender Eliminator Kit has running lights? It doesn't have a license plate light either right? Please send me a personal message and let me know. Thanks
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:34 PM   #2994
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Does anyone know if the Yoshimura Fender Eliminator Kit has running lights? It doesn't have a license plate light either right? Please send me a personal message and let me know. Thanks
Yes it does ... also it has license plate led's. Unless by "running" lights you mean the turn signals. You use your stock signals so their function remains the same.
I know this because I just looked I have one in my pile of parts waiting to be installed.

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Old 02-07-2013, 09:49 PM   #2995
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Interesting note that the dealer warranted the broken shift shaft. Makes one reconsider the multi-year warranty that Honda offered on this bike. It was very reasonably priced, and even the price of the 3 year extended warranty is probably less than all the labor involved in replacing the shift shaft.
i also work at said dealership... so i cant gaurantee they will deem all cases as to being defective
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:46 AM   #2996
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Good CRF250L test here from Overland Adventurer, Chris Scott

http://adventure-motorcyclingh.com/2...0-mile-review/
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:37 AM   #2997
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Nice setup!

Tell me about your racks & bags. I'm trying to decide how I want to kit mine out.
the racks and bags all came from TCI Products. It comes as a kit with all included but i changed out the top case to the larger Pelican Case. the side bags are a little small and are not waterproof. they come with a cover that seems to work. Forgot one time and they do leak some inside. It all installed fairly easily. the nice part is the top case is removable by pulling pin and lifting it up. I could just take the top case off and leave in hotel at night.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:40 AM   #2998
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BIG BLUE CREEK: you need a stiffer rear spring...inquire with "Flagger" where he got the "400" spring he put on his bike...stock is 325.....read up on RamZ site about the tricks getting the stock shock out...he sez it's "fun". My KLR 650 was like that with the stock spring
I broke down yesterday and ordered a new rear shock from Racetech. I liked the fact the spring and shock are fully adjustable.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:30 AM   #2999
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Hi Folks,

As an FYI:
9.5 Kg/mm = about 535 Lbs/ inch (from a chart not bothering to run the calculations)
11.8 Kg/mm = about 660 lbs/inch.

The RT calculator is not a bad place to start, particularly when there is little other information. The spring rate selection will be dependent on other factors beside rider weight, including rider preference, style and very importantly, shock valving. The ratio of compression vs rebound forces have a big effect on what springs we can select. Lower spring rates will provide a lower resonant frequency for the suspension system. Our shock calibration often uses less rebound force an more compression forces than a standard implementation of a RT Gold valve as an example. If your adding any kind of luggage to one of these little bikes having more rear spring is going to be important. We have stock replacement springs for the OEM damper as well as offering the new shock.



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RACE TECH has a tool ...

Modifiers:
Riding Type: Desert / Enduro / Trail
Age: Standard Age - Up to 44
Skill Level: Dirt Amateur
Height: Standard Height
Gas Tank: Standard Gas Tank

REAR SHOCK SPRINGS
Recommended Shock Spring Rate: 11.8 kg/mm (use closest available)
Stock Shock Spring Rate: 9.5 kg/mm (stock)

this is what mine came out to be
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:01 AM   #3000
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I broke down yesterday and ordered a new rear shock from Racetech. I liked the fact the spring and shock are fully adjustable.

I have one on order as well ... I am also going to have the front done.
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