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Old 05-03-2013, 06:31 PM   #4606
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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   #4607
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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   #4608
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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.



sorry, crappy cellphone pic
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:14 PM   #4609
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Can you take some better pics when you get a chance? Looks interesting.

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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.



sorry, crappy cellphone pic
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:33 AM   #4610
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I did the 13t, and also had never changed one. It was easier than expected. The torque figure for those 2 bolts is only 7 ft/lb, which is basically nothing, I didn't even use a torque wrench. I didn't need to loosen the chain, but you want the bike level, not on the side stand. I had 1,200 miles on mine, so the chain had more slack in it than when new, so you may have to loosen the chain.Those two bolts don't really hold the gear to the shaft the way you might think. There's a "fixing plate" that's bolted to the sprocket, and the gear can float a bit on the shaft. Difficult to explain, but when you get in there you'll see what has to be done. Make sure the stamped 13 is facing out. The fixing plate won't line up with the holes on the sprocket, but there's a cut out in the shaft, which allows the plate to move to the right position once it's in that groove. Way easier to do, than explain. With the rear wheel off the ground, getting the right amount of slack in the chain, will be too tight once it's back on the ground, I had to re-adjust it. You are going to love the way the bike is after the swap, good luck! Oh yeah, your speedo will read high after. Axle nut torque 65 ft/lb, adjustment lock nuts 20 ft/lb., page 69 in owner's manual.
Thanks for that detailed explanation!

I noticed the link for 'korys rides' where he has put the sprocket with the number facing inwards. The sprocket I have is from CRFs Only, should that be mounted in or outwards...or will it be self explanatory when I get to that stage?

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Old 05-04-2013, 02:47 AM   #4611
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Thanks for that detailed explanation!

I noticed the link for 'korys rides' where he has put the sprocket with the number facing inwards. The sprocket I have is from CRFs Only, should that be mounted in or outwards...or will it be self explanatory when I get to that stage?

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I got my sprocket from CRFs only, it's a JT. This pic shows that it's not symmetrical, and if it's on backwards, it will bind the chain.

http://sprocketcenter.com/index.php/...-sprocket.html

Also, I started lurking on this thread to help decide if this was the bike for me. It's gotten to be a lot to take in for new comers. I think there were something like 15 pages before anyone actually had a bike, and Ramz was the first one, from what I remember. Lots of info on his site: http://www.rickramsey.net/CRF250Lmods.htm#gearing

Getting to know your bike makes it way easier to deal with things that may happen far from where you can get help. You guys are lucky, the tool kit here consists of 2 allen wrenches, and a fuse puller. Ramz's site should answer nearly all you questions. Good luck with the bike!
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:51 AM   #4612
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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.
Nice to see pics of bikes that aren't clean, or pretty any more, that's they are made for!
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:11 AM   #4613
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I got my sprocket from CRFs only, it's a JT. This pic shows that it's not symmetrical, and if it's on backwards, it will bind the chain.

http://sprocketcenter.com/index.php/...-sprocket.html

Yup that looks the same as mine....so number facing outward then...

Oh, I see you like them dirty, here's mine (closer bike) from last week...


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Old 05-04-2013, 06:28 AM   #4614
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Yup that looks the same as mine....so number facing outward then...

Oh, I see you like them dirty, here's mine (closer bike) from last week...


Looks like a nice place to ride!
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:52 AM   #4615
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Eh?

good idea to pack some TP,
works better than rippin pages out of the owners manual...
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:00 AM   #4616
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I got my sprocket from CRFs only, it's a JT. This pic shows that it's not symmetrical, and if it's on backwards, it will bind the chain.

http://sprocketcenter.com/index.php/...-sprocket.html

Also, I started lurking on this thread to help decide if this was the bike for me. It's gotten to be a lot to take in for new comers. I think there were something like 15 pages before anyone actually had a bike, and Ramz was the first one, from what I remember. Lots of info on his site: http://www.rickramsey.net/CRF250Lmods.htm#gearing

Getting to know your bike makes it way easier to deal with things that may happen far from where you can get help. You guys are lucky, the tool kit here consists of 2 allen wrenches, and a fuse puller. Ramz's site should answer nearly all you questions. Good luck with the bike!
I measured it, and mine is symmetrical. It did not matter which way I put it on.
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:57 PM   #4617
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I measured it, and mine is symmetrical. It did not matter which way I put it on.
Only trying to help others, mine was not the same on both sides, and had to be mounted specifically stamping side out. Sorry for the late posting, weather here is better for riding, than posting! Just got over the 2K mileage here, it was a loooooooong winter.....
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:20 PM   #4618
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While searching for street orientated tires i came across some tubeless tires like the bt45 - perhaps stupid but these will never work right because of the air leaking spokes?
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:47 PM   #4619
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While searching for street orientated tires i came across some tubeless tires like the bt45 - perhaps stupid but these will never work right because of the air leaking spokes?
I've done this to my front, and soon to do on the rear, though technically, it's not street legal, at least here. No problems at all with it so far, need to run Slime: http://tubliss.com/

Drilling another hole in your rim may not seem wise................
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:21 PM   #4620
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Is there a video anywhere that does a step by step on how to install the ejk fuel programmer?
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