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Old 03-26-2013, 11:01 AM   #4021
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I hate to say it, but a shipping charge of $18.95 for a C/S sprocket is a rip off.

The Primary Drive C/S sprockets sold by Rocky Mountain ATV/MC are very good sprockets, and only cost $8.99.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...Front-Sprocket

UPS shipping from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC costs only $7 for orders under $99, and is free for orders over $99. Customer service from RM ATV/MC is excellent; orders placed by 5 PM are shipped out the same day. Since I live in an adjacent state, any in-stock items I order from Monday through Thursday are received the very next afternoon.

If anyone is contemplating using either a 45T or 48T rear sprocket on his CRF250L, I highly recommend the Primary Drive rear sprockets for the XR650L, which cost $19.99.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...Steel-Sprocket

I use these rear sprockets on my 2005 XR650L, and they are excellent. The torque from the 650cc engine is very hard on rear sprockets, especially since the XR650L lacks a cush drive on the rear wheel. My PD rear sprockets always last the life of the drive chain. These sprockets are an excellent value.

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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!
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:11 AM   #4022
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Brake Light Will not turn Off.

Few weeks ago, I got new brake lines installed, so that could be the issue Maybe installed to tight, with not enough clearance? (Don't think so but I never checked my tail light after the install)

About a week later I also disconnected and removed my front blinkers. Rear blinkers flash erratically, but I did not mind, So that could be the issue. Thoughts on either?
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:31 AM   #4023
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Few weeks ago, I got new brake lines installed, so that could be the issue Maybe installed to tight, with not enough clearance? (Don't think so but I never checked my tail light after the install)

About a week later I also disconnected and removed my front blinkers. Rear blinkers flash erratically, but I did not mind, So that could be the issue. Thoughts on either?
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.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:39 AM   #4024
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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   #4025
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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   #4026
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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   #4027
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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   #4028
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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   #4029
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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   #4030
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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   #4031
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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   #4032
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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   #4033
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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   #4034
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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   #4035
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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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