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Old 10-04-2012, 09:50 AM   #391
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Sending one to Vegas would have been closer.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:51 AM   #392
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G'day folks,

First time poster, first time rider, and first bike owner posting. I decided that at 34, it was finally time to fulfill a lifetime ambition and get myself a motorbike licence. As soon as I had the slip of paper, i went to the local Honda dealership and secured the purchase of a brand new 2013 CRF250L.

I havent been able to do much adventuring with it yet (unless you consider learning the absolute basics of riding an adventure lol) but as soon as I am fully licenced, I already have plans.

I have been a keen urban/rural explorer for many years, and having a trailbike available opens up a lot of old abandoned farmsites as well as other rural oddities.

So yeah, a big G'day from Perth Australia to you all...

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Old 10-04-2012, 10:10 AM   #393
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G'day folks,

First time poster, first time rider, and first bike owner posting. I decided that at 34, it was finally time to fulfill a lifetime ambition and get myself a motorbike licence. As soon as I had the slip of paper, i went to the local Honda dealership and secured the purchase of a brand new 2013 CRF250L.

I havent been able to do much adventuring with it yet (unless you consider learning the absolute basics of riding an adventure lol) but as soon as I am fully licenced, I already have plans.

I have been a keen urban/rural explorer for many years, and having a trailbike available opens up a lot of old abandoned farmsites as well as other rural oddities.

So yeah, a big G'day from Perth Australia to you all...
Welcome aboard. Glad to have you.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:24 PM   #394
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Setting up the bike for motocamping

I've been reading the camping threads. I have the stuff, now I'm starting to set the bike up. I only envision one or two day trips. I'm going to go minimal, so my packing needs won't be much. I have no idea what I'm doing, but that's half the fun. I'm going with Wolfman bags. I have the E12 saddle bags and tank panniers. I don't know if the panniers will work yet. The Enduro Duffel is on the way. I may get one of the rubberized bags for clothes and such. Any advice from you experienced guys is always welcome.

I also put some Pro Taper CR High bars on.







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Old 10-04-2012, 06:30 PM   #395
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Did it come with those tires on it?
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:35 PM   #396
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Did it come with those tires on it?
It did not. They're Kenda 761's. An 80/20 tire.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:54 PM   #397
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Giantloop Great Basin

I am going to follow this thread now. This bike looks more and more appealing as I read each post. Thought I would weigh in on possible luggage option for this bike. Currently I use a Giantloop Great Basin saddlebag for long day trips. It fits great on my 03 crf230f and I'm sure it would make a great addition to anyones moto-camping parties. ( Although those Wolfman packs look great!) Happy trails to you all.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:14 AM   #398
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Hi Gents, new to this forum from South Africa.

Got my 250l about 2 months ago.

Also ordered the mega bomb and fmf muffler from bestdualsportbikes.com

They are waiting for stock however.

Will everbody looking to replace their stock pipe ?
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:19 AM   #399
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Hi Gents, new to this forum from South Africa.

Got my 250l about 2 months ago.

Also ordered the mega bomb and fmf muffler from bestdualsportbikes.com

They are waiting for stock however.

Will everbody looking to replace their stock pipe ?
More than likely replace the stock can, havent decided on the header. Probably do it over the winter. Kinda waiting to see what else comes on the market.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:28 AM   #400
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I don't like how Giant Loop's Great Basin sits on this bike. At least not for day trips when there isn't much stuff in it. It also sits a bit asymmetrically because of the exhaust.

Someone asked about luggage on ThumperTalk already - this is what I tried so far.
http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/979...t__p__10311486





People asked about this before so let's put it here for future owners:

Am I reading that right? 8K miles between oil changes? Doesn't seem right......
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:50 AM   #401
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Am I reading that right? 8K miles between oil changes? Doesn't seem right......

Correcta mundo...but I will probably change at half that interval.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:47 AM   #402
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The US Owner's Manual is just slightly different:








8,000 miles does seem a little long on oil changes, but I'm willing to try if Honda's gonna warranty it. I'm using oil that can go that long....
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:03 PM   #403
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G19TONY, what make/model are those folding mirrors? That will probably be my first mod when the bike I ordered finally gets here.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:29 PM   #404
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G19TONY, what make/model are those folding mirrors? That will probably be my first mod when the bike I ordered finally gets here.
They are KTM folding mirrors that I got here:

http://www.moto-science.com/products...olding-mirrors
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:07 PM   #405
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Thanks! So it's the longer of the two?
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