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Old 05-03-2013, 08:02 AM   #4591
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I'm doing the 13/42 on my LRP. The front was easy. I had to take the rear to the LBS. My HF tools weren't tight enough and I was starting to round off the hex head bolts. The LBS had to torch a couple of the nuts too.
Maybe there was thread lock on there. They should put less of that on, and more grease on the bearings.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:48 AM   #4592
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Front sprocket change, any tips as I've never changed one before?

Does the chain need to be slackened first? Bike in gear? Any info appreciated ;)
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:10 AM   #4593
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There is no thread locking compund on the rear sprocket nuts. They are all-metal lock nuts, torqued very hard.

Always loosen the nut, not the bolt. You should break the nuts loose with an open-end wrench, not the hex key. They hex key is only to hold he bolt while you finish getting the nut off. Even a Snap-On hex in an impact driver would round off if you try to do it that way.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:10 AM   #4594
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Maybe there was thread lock on there. They should put less of that on, and more grease on the bearings.
I did my swingarm and shock bearings yesterday. Easy peasy.

The swingarm bearings were dry! The shock bearings didn't have much.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:23 AM   #4595
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There is no thread locking compund on the rear sprocket nuts. They are all-metal lock nuts, torqued very hard.

Always loosen the nut, not the bolt. You should break the nuts loose with an open-end wrench, not the hex key. They hex key is only to hold he bolt while you finish getting the nut off. Even a Snap-On hex in an impact driver would round off if you try to do it that way.
Still on the fence about the 42 rear. I have a 17mm open end, but if I decide to go that route, I would get a 17mm box wrench, as a socket will not go in there. Probably break them loose before wheel removal like Krono did. Hey, where is Krono, he's disappeared.......
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:27 AM   #4596
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Is that a JT sproket? Looks like the other side should face out...........
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:34 AM   #4597
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There is no thread locking compund on the rear sprocket nuts. They are all-metal lock nuts, torqued very hard.

Always loosen the nut, not the bolt. You should break the nuts loose with an open-end wrench, not the hex key. They hex key is only to hold he bolt while you finish getting the nut off. Even a Snap-On hex in an impact driver would round off if you try to do it that way.
I do it the right way. My HF hex head sockets don't have tight enough tolerance in the bolt. When I felt the socket slipping, while reefing on the the wrench, I knew I needed professional help.

Sometimes you have to go where the proper tools are.
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:05 PM   #4598
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Still on the fence about the 42 rear. I have a 17mm open end, but if I decide to go that route, I would get a 17mm box wrench, as a socket will not go in there. Probably break them loose before wheel removal like Krono did. Hey, where is Krono, he's disappeared.......
Hey !

Still here, but in stealth mode
Thank's for remember me

Son rides the CRF, and I now have another bike ... quite similar in apparence




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Old 05-03-2013, 01:09 PM   #4599
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Hey !

Still here, but in stealth mode
Thank's for remember me

Son ride the CRF, and I now have another bike ... quite similar in apparence




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Slow down, kids depend on you now....oops, this coming from someone who's gone way to fast almost all the time on whatever bike I'm on....That's quite the geological outcropping in the background, must have been fun to watch while it was still red hot!
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:14 PM   #4600
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Slow down, kids depend on you now....oops, this coming from someone who's gone way to fast almost all the time on whatever bike I'm on...

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Old 05-03-2013, 02:01 PM   #4601
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Hand guards held up

Glad I bought hand guards,probably saved some $ here.bent my rear brake lever around in a circle and scratched up the heat shield plastic and the stock muffler.not bad

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Old 05-03-2013, 04:12 PM   #4602
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Dipped or painted plastic?

Number plates/panels don't hold up very well..well to my abuse..they are dipped/painted plastic and show black underneath when scratched.




Gonna have to go easy on the plastic I guess. Lol. If my f's,r's and x were like this they wouldn't be so pretty. I hate painted plastic.

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Old 05-03-2013, 06:31 PM   #4603
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CRF Windscreen

I'm spoiled by the wind protection afforded by my KLR650, but a lot of the time the light weight CRF is more fun to ride. For wind protection, I bought a set of Wind Screen Brackets made by TCI Products for $59.95. I was NOT interested in spending almost $120 extra for their wind screen. The brackets are perfect for sheet polyethylene just kinda bent over the existing mounting tabs. I lucked out with a $3 lid to a storage box at IKEA. A pattern was cut from poster board to make as large of a screen as possible....ended up about 14" wide and 17" tall. It's white to kinda match the existing headlight surround....but lots of other plastic colors are available by cutting up garbage cans or waste baskets. For about $25 you can move up to KYDEX which comes in a huge number of thicknesses and colors and available at Amazon. The material is real popular with DIY holster makers.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:57 PM   #4604
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did you guys catch this CRF250L trip report from Nevada?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=883521

a good read with a Brit perspective

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Old 05-03-2013, 07:14 PM   #4605
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I'm spoiled by the wind protection afforded by my KLR650, but a lot of the time the light weight CRF is more fun to ride.
That's what I was thinking too. I just wanted some windblast off my chest. So I made a mini-fairing out of fiberglass and drilled it into the plastic around the headlight. Works just as I intended. I got about $80 in it with paint.



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