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Old 03-26-2013, 11:39 AM   #4021
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If you look at the rear brake pedal (not in the back, about the mid-way point), you'll see another spring that goes up to the brake light switch. There's a hole in the plastic plate thing which allows access to adjustment. Not sure which way the adjust has to go, just wing it.
Got it, No reason to think that removing the front turn signals had anything to do with it right?
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:47 AM   #4022
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Got it, No reason to think that removing the front turn signals had anything to do with it right?
Haven't looked at the front brake switch, to see if there's adjustment, more likely to be the back, I've not removed turn signals, maybe someone else has.....
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:19 PM   #4023
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First time offroad...

I took my bike to offroad for the first time last sunday. Everything was great except one downside..

That thing is really not an easy one to pick up when fall aside..
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:41 PM   #4024
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I took my bike to offroad for the first time last sunday. Everything was great except one downside..

That thing is really not an easy one to pick up when fall aside..
I guess everything is relative, when you come from picking up a KTM 990 a few times the CRF feels like lifting air
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:04 PM   #4025
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I took my bike to offroad for the first time last sunday. Everything was great except one downside..

That thing is really not an easy one to pick up when fall aside..

Any damage? Did you bend/brake any levers/shifters? Interested to hear how it handled the fall.
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:28 PM   #4026
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Any damage? Did you bend/brake any levers/shifters? Interested to hear how it handled the fall.
Of course...

Seriously bent stock handlebar.. (this stuff is really peace of s*it!)
Bent the brake pedal (deciding what to do with it, any update? if yes, to what?)

But everything was rebendable.. at least to ride back to the service for proper reshaping
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:33 PM   #4027
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Just thought I'd throw this out there.

The 13t sprocket I got from CRF's only, was $18.95+Fedex (no other choice) $10.77.

The KTM mirrors I got from Moto-Science were $84 (for both)+$12.30 USPS.

Both items came from California, the mirrors ordered Friday, shipped Saturday, in hands Monday. The sproket was ordered on a Wednesday, and didn't come until today, the following Tuesday. Fedex site said it was coming Saturday, so I hung around all day waiting, and never showed. Many things I get on Amazon, mc related or not come USPS, always inexpensive, and fast.
Yes. The same applies to international shipping...and is even worse because Fedex and UPS turn into "3rd world" this side. (No matter how much you pay when you order. How about paying $25 or so more when they deliver it.) It's such a sore point with me, i don't even want to say anything more. Some of the most unpleasant experiences i've had in life have been when i found out after i'd ordered, that they shipped it by some courier service.
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:40 PM   #4028
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Of course...

Seriously bent stock handlebar.. (this stuff is really peace of s*it!)
Bent the brake pedal (deciding what to do with it, any update? if yes, to what?)

But everything was rebendable.. at least to ride back to the service for proper reshaping

I've already replaced my stock handlebar and I'm going to order a brake snake immediately. I hope you didn't suffer any damages either! I always think about the bike first.....
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:40 PM   #4029
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Not sure if anyone knows what rear sprocket from a popular other dirt/dualsport will bolt on.
HONDA XR650L. XR400, many years...but never mind, all you need to do is look for is XR650L rear sprockets.


The big nuts for holding sprockets on...are for holding them on, the nut screws on to the countershaft. The Honda way, of two 6mm bolts holding a retaining plate, is a good way - much better than the circlips like on KDX. So, the bolts are not holding on the sprocket, they are holding the retaining plate in place.
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:29 PM   #4030
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Of course...

Seriously bent stock handlebar.. (this stuff is really peace of s*it!)
Bent the brake pedal (deciding what to do with it, any update? if yes, to what?)

But everything was rebendable.. at least to ride back to the service for proper reshaping

I just rebent mine back to something resembling stock shape and carried on!
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:58 PM   #4031
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Try moving the bar end a little while turning the key, sometimes the thing just gets back a bit from being in the fully locked (bar turned full left, not the key locked position). Or just push the bar full left before trying the key.
It seems so obvious now... Yeah it works fine hen I turn th handlebars all the way to the left. Thanks for your patience.

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I am having my bike completely gone thru as I read this is something all new bike owners should do regardless of make or model.

good post as this is little known knowledge ...
I too have an appointment for a "new bike greasing". I'm glad I found out sooner then later.
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:15 PM   #4032
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ahhhhh

Winter is finally loosening it's grip here in Wisconsin

it feels great to get out now that the snow is melting

going off road last night I got stuck in a mudhole

so I best stick to the roads for a bit

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Old 03-26-2013, 06:51 PM   #4033
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Yowsa!

This thread got huge......I've had the CRF out a bit through the winter, now that the snow is disappearing it should get some more miles. I can;t get over how much stuff there is in the aftermarket now. But, I'm really not going to spend a fifth of the bikes initial cost on go fast parts. I'll keep it simple, works good for me.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:12 PM   #4034
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all you new crf250l owners. while out enjoying your toy, riding some dirt. which of yous have fallen and damaged your radiator? I'm comparing the new 2013 crf250l and 2013 xt250 - yamaha. my skill is level is 1, so i differently anticipate in dropping it...alot. i currently have a 1994 yamaha xt225, which i dropped quite a bit last summer flinging some mud around. I have a nice NEW scare on my shin.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:48 PM   #4035
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Rocky Mountain doesn't seem to have a 42t to fit the CRF. The 13/42 means not messing with different chain chain/links. Not sure if anyone knows what rear sprocket from a popular other dirt/dualsport will bolt on. Ramz says a Sprocket Center 42 is bolt on. I think Sugardust said she was sent the wrong one, which they replaced, but can't remember the source. I just saw Sprocket Center has a JT 42t, which is $32 + $10 for custom drilling to fit CRF. Not sure of ship coast. Hey, that's $1 a tooth!
The XR650R, CRF250X/R, CRF450X/R, et cetera, motorcycles have rear sprockets (JTR210) very similar to the CRF250L/XR650L/XR600R/CBR250R/XR250R (JTR301) motorcycles. Compare the diagram of the XR650R/CRF JTR210 sprocket on the left, with the diagram of the CRF250L/XR650L JTR301 sprocket on the right.



The major difference is the XR650R/CRF sprocket employs an 8.5mm flat head bolt which fits a countersunk bolt hole. The CRF250L/XR650L sprocket employs a 10mm shoulder bolt which fits a counterbored hole. Compare the XR650R/CRF bolts on the right with the CRF250L/XR650L bolts on the left in the photograph below, provided by the courtesy of Rick Ramsey. Thank you, Rick.



The XR650R/CRF sprockets are available in sizes 38T to 53T. These sprockets will fit the rear wheel of the CRF250L if you carefully ream out the 8.5mm hole to 13/32-inch (10mm). Then purchase six, M10-1.5x35mm, flat head bolts with washers and locking nuts to secure the modified sprocket to the rear wheel of the CRF250L. Many XR650L owners use this method to fit XR650R sprockets to the rear wheel of the XR650L.

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