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Old 03-03-2013, 09:47 AM   #3556
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Wondering if anybody has experience with burn problems with aftermarket exhausts on soft luggage. I have a Giant Loop Coyote bag and it drapes over the tail rack and rearward part of the seat, slants forward toward the passenger pegs. It seems the FMF and the Arrow have no temp guards. Probably makes no difference for day trips, but camping forays require the luggage.

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Hello Forum, Hello lccpmj - greetings from germany

I owned the Arrow-Exhaust for my baby.
Current the Arrow-Exhaust is the only one, you can get here in Europe.
Only Leo Vince has planned to fabricate a muffler for the CRF250L, but it's not available at present.
http://www.leovince.com/en/catalog-h...2013/285222662

Yesterday I've installed the muffler and opened the riding season 2013
Quality, look and sound are really good.

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Old 03-03-2013, 09:59 AM   #3557
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Prices

I bought mine back in November for $4720 cash before local TTL with both an FMF exhaust and hand guards from Southern Honda in Chatanooga, TN. They were selling stock bikes at that time for $3997. I see now they have them listed at $4197.

My experience was excellent. I had some issues with my Ultimate MX Hauler (first time in use), and one of the guys in the service department spent about 30 minutes helping me get it sorted out. He definitely went above and beyond. The only negative was the dealership was having a test ride day, and it took longer to get the bike paid for and keys in hand than going during the week would have.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:52 AM   #3558
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Checked one out yesterday at the local dealer and was very impressed. I was dead set on the WR250R, and have yet to find one to throw a leg over, but dollar for dollar brand new this Honda is hard to look past. They sold 6 this past week and only have one left and are ordering more. I foresee a higher price for 2014 as these seem to be a pretty big hit for Honda.

I need to look into this thread for what the aftermarket has available.
If you are looking for a more aggressive dirt bike that is lets say 75% dirt and 25 % street go with the Yamaha. I have had my 250 L since August and I love it. Depending own your talent level and what you want to do the Yam and the Honda are both good bikes. I see guys spend big bucks to get their Honda suspension on par with the Yam or other more dirt oriented bikes. The Honda is a great valu but it does have limitations. You get what you pay for.
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:16 PM   #3559
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Took my bike out for her first real ride. Some minor hill climbing up some gravel roads. She made it up like a charm. Definitely much more fun and safer than riding my 950 adventure.

I was thinking I would break her in easy but got to reading about it this morning and decided I would go with the advice of some that it a bike breaks in better by just riding it and having fun. That way she'll know what to expect for the rest of her life, too.
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:31 PM   #3560
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If you are looking for a more aggressive dirt bike that is lets say 75% dirt and 25 % street go with the Yamaha. I have had my 250 L since August and I love it. Depending own your talent level and what you want to do the Yam and the Honda are both good bikes. I see guys spend big bucks to get their Honda suspension on par with the Yam or other more dirt oriented bikes. The Honda is a great valu but it does have limitations. You get what you pay for.
I want a scenic gravel road bike with very little single track thrown in. Either bike will be fine, heck another KLR would be fine but I want smaller/lighter. Thanks.


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Old 03-03-2013, 12:51 PM   #3561
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Air Box Mods + EJK + 13T

Looking at the most cost effective performance upgrades ( I'm poor so cannot justify replacing the whole exhaust and suspension), I reckon that opening up the very restrictive airbox and doing some tuning with an EJK (or similar) along with 13T front sprocket would get plenty enough improvements- for the average rider that is. Having said that, the bike is good enough for most off road riding as it is, I'm just looking at the most basic upgrades to bring it up one level..............
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:34 PM   #3562
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I am going bat sheet crazy here seeing photos of you guys riding where it is warm and green!
We are still in the grips of a snowy winter here in So Wisconsin and 6 more inches of the crap forecasted soon.

All I can do is head for the dungeon and dream up crap to do or bolt on the bike. How bout a tank bag strapped to a Rotopax? And I think my fairing is done but need some road testing for sure.



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Old 03-03-2013, 02:56 PM   #3563
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doh, didnt see this thread before.

BDSB stage 1 kit has the FMF injection programmer, CRFOnly has an EJK unit...what if any would the difference between the two be, other than the label?

http://bestdualsportbikes.com/produc...-honda-crf250l

http://www.crfsonly.com/catalog/prod...oducts_id/4881
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:04 PM   #3564
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doh, didnt see this thread before.

BDSB stage 1 kit has the FMF injection programmer, CRFOnly has an EJK unit...what if any would the difference between the two be, other than the label?

http://bestdualsportbikes.com/produc...-honda-crf250l

http://www.crfsonly.com/catalog/prod...oducts_id/4881
They are the same thing both made by dobek performance
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:13 PM   #3565
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They are the same thing both made by dobek performance
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:05 PM   #3566
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Wondering if anybody has experience with burn problems with aftermarket exhausts on soft luggage. I have a Giant Loop Coyote bag and it drapes over the tail rack and rearward part of the seat, slants forward toward the passenger pegs. It seems the FMF and the Arrow have no temp guards. Probably makes no difference for day trips, but camping forays require the luggage.

Giant Loop sells an exhaust guard for their luggage for $25.

I looked at it when I was buying my Mojavi and contemplating a different exhaust but I like the quiet.

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Old 03-03-2013, 10:25 PM   #3567
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howdy,
i currently have a 1994 yamaha xt225. i've been looking at honda's new crf250l. anyone out here have it, and how do you like it/ ride, etc?

70/30, dirt/street is mostly my riding.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:34 AM   #3568
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Kickstand safety switch

Anyone removed the kickstand safety switch other than Ramz? I use mine for 80% dirt. Was out this weekend going up a pretty steep rough hill and the bike just dies, like it ran out of fuel, but fired right back up again, ran rest of the day. Pucker moment for sure. Got back to camp and one of the other riders mentioned the kickstand switch might have been activated

Have anyone removed the safety switch. If so how hard?

Any thoughts.........thanks
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:17 AM   #3569
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carlclaflin, I would read all the post, you will get your answer. Pretty hard to go to a bike specific thread and find owners who don't like them.

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Old 03-04-2013, 04:02 AM   #3570
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I read on the CRF'S only site that they list a Power Bomb and Mega Bomb header. One must be for torque at low to mid and the other for mid to high range. Which is which?
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