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Old 05-07-2013, 02:24 PM   #4666
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Thanks for the tip! I noticed that this listed part is aluminum, but I know MSR sells steel variants, so hopefully they make the same part in steel. It's listed as a shift lever for a modern CRF 150 R
moose racing lists many steel ones...but not for CRF150R

MSR has folding steel....no listing for CRF150R...the part# listed for CRF150R folding aluminum lever is not shared with ANY other bike...the MSR one is forged

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Old 05-07-2013, 03:37 PM   #4667
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Grease your linkages, swingarm and steering bearings NOW. Or sell the bike after a year.....!
Hi mate, linkages being the dog bones right? Also, how long a job is it getting to the steering bearings...easy access or does the whole front end have to come apart?

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Old 05-07-2013, 04:46 PM   #4668
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Over the weekend I lost my balance on a hill climb, and the bike tipped over, the aluminum shift lever I bought certainly didn't bend! They were right about that! Any thoughts on an aftermarket Steel? I got mine from best dual sport bikes, but they don't list it anymore, and I want a folding steel lever. Any thoughts? In the meantime, I get to rock my ghetto mod.
I pretty sure you can just buy a new tip. And quite possibly you just happened to get a defective one.
By the looks of that pic it didn't even bend the lever
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:17 PM   #4669
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MSR shifter

I posted pics of the msr on Lost's crf 250l adventure thread..
The shifter is super flexible Maybe too soft but that could have saved me some $ already as I have bent it bad twice and it bends right back..
U can see marks from my crescent wrenches on it to straighten it..
Again really flexible so just back into place..it is aluminum tho.
I recommend it.
I didn't choose the shifter by part #,I chose it by fit.
Look where the shifter posted above ends using honda lettering as a gauge..
One comes up to the n and the other doesn't even touch the lettering..little different.
I only posted the part# I case someone liked the fit themselves.
Oh ya and that's canadian$ so they are probably 15 in the u.s.



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Old 05-07-2013, 07:38 PM   #4670
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Pin style

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I pretty sure you can just buy a new tip. And quite possibly you just happened to get a defective one.
By the looks of that pic it didn't even bend the lever
Pin style is weak on those side mount tips..
No structure
Top pins are mounted through strong cross bracing.


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Old 05-07-2013, 07:38 PM   #4671
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Nice to see pics of bikes that aren't clean, or pretty any more, that's they are made for!
Hows this for dirty, I went out to the "lake" the other day

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Old 05-07-2013, 07:51 PM   #4672
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Hows this for dirty, I went out to the "lake" the other day

Nice! Looks like you should have a goldfish swimming around in the bottom 1/3rd of your headlight.
Awesome.
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:19 AM   #4673
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First bike.

Hey yall been stalking now for months and finally bought my first bike 3 days ago. Absolutely love it. Only have some cyca hand guards and about 80 miles on it now but plan on doing some big trips and adding a ton of goodies.


Best of all i live in great country for dual sportin
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:52 AM   #4674
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Hi mate, linkages being the dog bones right? Also, how long a job is it getting to the steering bearings...easy access or does the whole front end have to come apart?

Cheers
Yup, dog bones are part of the linkages- I have not done the steering bearings yet...but I tried to watch our mechanic lubing the crf250l we have at work. Sadly I missed most of the procedure! He reckoned it would take me a bit over an hour and it was "easy". Now I just need to have him give me the "step by step" instructions. Once I know how to do it I will report back...
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:12 AM   #4675
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Hows this for dirty, I went out to the "lake" the other day

Nice!
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:15 AM   #4676
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Yup, dog bones are part of the linkages- I have not done the steering bearings yet...but I tried to watch our mechanic lubing the crf250l we have at work. Sadly I missed most of the procedure! He reckoned it would take me a bit over an hour and it was "easy". Now I just need to have him give me the "step by step" instructions. Once I know how to do it I will report back...
Great, thanks for the reply and look forward to further updates on the steering bearings.

I'm going to take mine in for its 1000km first service over the weekend, they said I would have leave it overnight if I want the swingarm/linkages checked due to a heavy workload (lots of summer riders here) so I might have a crack myself. I've got a tube of SKF regular 'auto' grease, which I'm guessing is ok to use? Also, how important is it getting the right torque adjustment...is a guesstimated tightness sufficient?

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Old 05-08-2013, 02:23 AM   #4677
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Mpg

First tank of gas since the 13t & the speedo DRD, surprised to get 75 mpg. That was with almost no dirt, though. Then again, I never had the Garmin on the bike when it had the 14t on, and I think the Brit guy posted that it is way off stock, which seems to make sense. I was averaging 70 when not doing much dirt before the gear swap, but depending on how I was riding, it was all over the place. I'm at 2,075 miles now.
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:30 AM   #4678
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Great, thanks for the reply and look forward to further updates on the steering bearings.

I'm going to take mine in for its 1000km first service over the weekend, they said I would have leave it overnight if I want the swingarm/linkages checked due to a heavy workload (lots of summer riders here) so I might have a crack myself. I've got a tube of SKF regular 'auto' grease, which I'm guessing is ok to use? Also, how important is it getting the right torque adjustment...is a guesstimated tightness sufficient?

Cheers
They did my oil/filter after I rode it in, but did the valve check the next day when it was cold. Each time you do work yourself, you are saving money, I would invest in a torque wrench. Shop labor is $.
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:24 AM   #4679
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Flatland racing or Emperor racing skid plate

Emperor Racing is about 39$ more but seems a better product.

For those who own either what is the consensus?
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:49 AM   #4680
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Emperor Racing is about 39$ more but seems a better product.

For those who own either what is the consensus?
I have the Flatland but it doesn't cover the cooling hose/connection, on the right side of the bike, well enough for my liking. Here's a link to a pic of mine in Lost's Adventure Traveling thread.
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....88&postcount=8

I don't remember what the Emperor skidplate looks like but Lost's (and many other folks have it too) Ricochet covers the water pump connection very well. Here's a link to Lost's post of his Ricochet.
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....38&postcount=3

While you're protecting things, Flatland radiator guard is a good one

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