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Old 07-21-2013, 09:30 AM   #5476
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You fellas who have had this done or did it yourself, has anyone actually found any valves out of spec this soon ?
Dealer did mine, in spec.
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:44 AM   #5477
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Well I don't have an issue checking them I would just like to not void my warranty. Any thoughts on this?
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:51 AM   #5478
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Well I don't have an issue checking them I would just like to not void my warranty. Any thoughts on this?
You don't void your warranty by doing your own valve adjustment...at least I've never seen a manufacturer have that requirement...unless you break something yourself during the process. In fact most, maybe all, states have laws that prevent a manufacturer/dealer requiring in-house service to maintain warranty. I'm sure there must be exceptions somewhere in the mechanical world...maybe like Ferrari and such...but I don't think Honda has any such prohibitions.
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:55 AM   #5479
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Well I don't have an issue checking them I would just like to not void my warranty. Any thoughts on this?
Can't remember who did this, but take a picture of the valve cover off, with a paper visible with the VIN, mileage, date, ect. on it to prove it was done. Print it, and store with the bike's records.
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:55 AM   #5480
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You don't void your warranty by doing your own valve adjustment...at least I've never seen a manufacturer have that requirement...unless you break something yourself during the process. In fact most, maybe all, states have laws that prevent a manufacturer/dealer requiring in-house service to maintain warranty. I'm sure there must be exceptions somewhere in the mechanical world...maybe like Ferrari and such...but I don't think Honda has any such prohibitions.
TNC,
Thank you for your response. I appreciate it. I will check them on my own than. I know how to do it I have to do it regularly on my Ural. So it isn't a newish thing to be I just didnt want to run the risk but thanks again for the info.



Edit: SAPD Thats a great idea thank you!!
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:09 AM   #5481
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Thank you for your response. I appreciate it. I will check them on my own than. I know how to do it I have to do it regularly on my Ural. So it isn't a newish thing to be I just didnt want to run the risk but thanks again for the info.



Edit: SAPD Thats a great idea thank you!!
You knew about this, right? Thanks Lost! http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...89&postcount=4
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:12 AM   #5482
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:20 PM   #5483
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Thank you for that tire information that is perfect!

And just to be safe today I pulled The valve cover and measured .013-.014 every thing seems good for a while any way. Feels good to have some piece of mind. Thanks Lostrider for the pics and info for the tear down. Super useful!

And while it was apart I installed a stealth 12v outlet behind the left side center plasticVery trick.

Than upgraded the tool kit so now I can do a tear down on the side of the road if I need to
Awesome thanks again y'all!
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:17 PM   #5484
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Are you fellas removing the snorkel and or opening the air box. I ask because this is common practice with DR650 owners like me, for big throttle improvement. But she is old school carburetor.
Any advantage to this with the CRF ?


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Old 07-21-2013, 04:42 PM   #5485
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Anyone mounted a Givi monokey universal mounting plate. I'd get an E45 to carry my crap (laptop, shoes, lunch etc) when taking the bike to work.
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:51 PM   #5486
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Hey everyone. My name is Jason, DockingPilot's son.

Just got my new CRF250L this week and rode it for the first time this weekend.
So far so good! Seems like a great fit.

Looking forward to learning more from this thread.
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:55 PM   #5487
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CRF250L pair in Colorado Rockies

The missus and I took a pair of stock CRFL machines on our first vacation to Colorado from the Missouri Ozarks. The bikes were amazing, and arguably more versatile than the "premium" trailies we've owned.















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Old 07-21-2013, 05:01 PM   #5488
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Is it possable to get the Japanese version of the Yoshimura pipe in the states? It is available in carbon fiber, as well as mounting higher/looks better, I would assume they made this change to clear the enormous U.S. spec taillight and turn signals.

Has anyone ordered Japanese parts before?
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:05 PM   #5489
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That looked awesome. I will have to post some pics of my wife and I after our trip to big bend tx. In October.
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:01 PM   #5490
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The missus and I took a pair of stock CRFL machines on our first vacation to Colorado from the Missouri Ozarks. The bikes were amazing, and arguably more versatile than the "premium" trailies we've owned.
Beautiful pics! Thanks for posting.
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