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Old 07-26-2013, 06:14 AM   #5536
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Will a 15T front fit with the standard rear and chain?

Would help when there is a lot of tarmac to cover,
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:23 AM   #5537
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I did a 200+ mile ride today for the purpose of a couple of brief meetings. I knew the possibility of thunderstorms this afternoon, but my weather app made it look as though my choice to ride (instead of using a car) was a reasonable gamble. At least, I figured I wouldn't have rain prior to my meetings... and, if I run into some rain after my meetings, I'll be heading home... "so-what-if-I-get-a-little-wet". For the return run (90 miles) rain from the west looked on my radar app to be moving toward me at a rate that would provide just enough time for a dry run home (you know, the two trains going different speeds toward each other... where will they collide?) The storm picked up some speed, I guess, 'cause even with me doing my planned 55 and 65 mph I had my first opportunity of riding in the rain the last 10 miles... a rather driving rain... a good soaking.

But, it was worth it. I had a good laugh at myself... the cold and wet made my hot shower feel SO much better... it seemed like some kind of motorcycle-rider-initiation... and, it was kinda fun... just like the other 5,500 miles I've ridden since purchasing my CRF250L on March 29.

Thanks to the various commentaries of this forum I've gotten to know much more about this whole motorcycle thing (I'm trying to NOT learn everything through experience.) Last week I even purchased the stuff needed for another new adventure still to come my way when I decide to replace my OEM rear tire (still a few mm on the center blocks that I might as well make use of.) I also ordered some oil filters today... knowing that changing my own oil soon will be yet another new adventure for me. I'm good with the typical changing of oil at 5,000 miles with my car (at a dealership service department, however) but I'll try taking task this on myself with my motorcycle. The apparently typical tire replacement rate with motorcycles caught me a bit since I'm used to thinking of tire wear in terms of my car... 70K to 100K between changes. Ah, well... I've enjoyed all of the various adjustments and adventures that have come along with my recent purchase.

(This is also my first adventure of "posting" on this forum.... whoo hoo!)
with the point of trying NOT to learn everything through experience , waterproof-ness of some sort is excellent for commuting: One-piece suit from Aerostich or Olympia (or other vendors), or jacket/pants that are a pain for commuting (YMMV) but are easier for non-commute rides.

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Old 07-26-2013, 06:27 AM   #5538
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Will a 15T front fit with the standard rear and chain?

Would help when there is a lot of tarmac to cover,
Thanks
Lloyd.

I think so, but I haven't tried yet. See here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....postcount=4691

Also, 15/40 won't boost top speed at all. In fact, you'll end up being faster in 5th gear. I think 15/40 might make 6th kinda useless unless you're going downhill, or just want to cruise at 65mph at lower revs. Now, with a bunch of power mods... you might be on to something. But without a 305 jug, cam, programmer, and exhaust, you won't see me gearing a LRP over 14/40.
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:50 AM   #5539
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Ramz' site

Just checked on Ramz site, haven't been there in a while. Info on seal doctor, might be something for the tool kit, even preventative maintenance, before you get a leak. Knowing about the old 35mm negative fix, but like Ramz, I've gone digital also. http://www.rickramsey.net/CRF250Lmods.htm#sealdoctor
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:12 AM   #5540
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I did a 200+ mile ride today for the purpose of a couple of brief meetings. I knew the possibility of thunderstorms this afternoon, but my weather app made it look as though my choice to ride (instead of using a car) was a reasonable gamble. At least, I figured I wouldn't have rain prior to my meetings... and, if I run into some rain after my meetings, I'll be heading home... "so-what-if-I-get-a-little-wet". For the return run (90 miles) rain from the west looked on my radar app to be moving toward me at a rate that would provide just enough time for a dry run home (you know, the two trains going different speeds toward each other... where will they collide?) The storm picked up some speed, I guess, 'cause even with me doing my planned 55 and 65 mph I had my first opportunity of riding in the rain the last 10 miles... a rather driving rain... a good soaking.

But, it was worth it. I had a good laugh at myself... the cold and wet made my hot shower feel SO much better... it seemed like some kind of motorcycle-rider-initiation... and, it was kinda fun... just like the other 5,500 miles I've ridden since purchasing my CRF250L on March 29.

Thanks to the various commentaries of this forum I've gotten to know much more about this whole motorcycle thing (I'm trying to NOT learn everything through experience.) Last week I even purchased the stuff needed for another new adventure still to come my way when I decide to replace my OEM rear tire (still a few mm on the center blocks that I might as well make use of.) I also ordered some oil filters today... knowing that changing my own oil soon will be yet another new adventure for me. I'm good with the typical changing of oil at 5,000 miles with my car (at a dealership service department, however) but I'll try taking task this on myself with my motorcycle. The apparently typical tire replacement rate with motorcycles caught me a bit since I'm used to thinking of tire wear in terms of my car... 70K to 100K between changes. Ah, well... I've enjoyed all of the various adjustments and adventures that have come along with my recent purchase.

(This is also my first adventure of "posting" on this forum.... whoo hoo!)
Welcome to the world of dual sport! I'm 70 miles South of you "Where the North Begins" in Portage. I ride a WR250r though... Doing the tire change yourself? The first several are a pain. Get an extra tube and irons, watch youtube videos several times before attempting, and be ready to swear like a long shore man.
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:56 PM   #5541
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Best site to answer all your gearing, chain length, revs, top speed questions

http://www.gearingcommander.com/
Thanks! I saw this before, either on this thread, of some other, bookmarked it, then my laptop got toasted. Much good info here.
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:52 PM   #5542
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:25 PM   #5543
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Big bore kit 305? Anyone do it need ti find out

Any real world infoi got slip on and ejk air box mod also. Need the 305 kit any info would be awesome
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:58 PM   #5544
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Thanks, Lapchik, for the video on the sprocket change.

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Old 07-27-2013, 02:51 AM   #5545
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Any real world infoi got slip on and ejk air box mod also. Need the 305 kit any info would be awesome
http://www.rickramsey.net/CRF250Lbigbore.htm
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:32 AM   #5546
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I just removed the spark arrestor from my FMF PC4 (out of curiosity) after a fair bit of fiddling about as it was properly lodged in there. Once out I noticed that there was a fair bit of steel wool built up on the inside. I know the purpose of this part is for this exact reason, but for 2400kms this seems excessive?

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Old 07-27-2013, 06:54 AM   #5547
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I just removed the spark arrestor from my FMF PC4 (out of curiosity) after a fair bit of fiddling about as it was properly lodged in there. Once out I noticed that there was a fair bit of steel wool built up on the inside. I know the purpose of this part is for this exact reason, but for 2400kms this seems excessive?

I am assuming the muffler is designed as a perforated tube down the middle with lotsa holes in it, with the "can" around the outside packed with a sound absorbing material (steel wool in this case). Steel wool is generally considered the lowest temperature, lowest cost "packing" material. Also, it rusts....and exhaust gas contains lotsa water. Other choices are glass wool, which is next in temperature resistance, and "rock" wool or mineral wool the highest temperature resistance. How tightly packed the "wool" is affects how quiet it will be....loosely packed generally more sound absorbing, but lest durable. I further assume FMF sells materials to repack the muffler. Such designs require occasional rebuilding (re-stuffing). So much for how these mufflers are designed....the bit of steel wool looks like a wad of steel wool that was left loose in the muffler during a sloppy packing job, rather than dislodged during usage. I'd email FMF and see what they think. Again...all my opinion.
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:23 AM   #5548
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Hi Ed, thanks for your feedback.

I believe the FMF can be repacked.

The wool was clumped around the outer part in a circular manor, as if individual pieces had broken loose and collected there. However I may be wrong and it could just be one large clump that lodged in there like that.

I will email FMF to see what they have to say.

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Old 07-27-2013, 10:31 AM   #5549
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Hi Ed, thanks for your feedback.

I believe the FMF can be repacked.

The wool was clumped around the outer part in a circular manor, as if individual pieces had broken loose and collected there. However I may be wrong and it could just be one large clump that lodged in there like that.

I will email FMF to see what they have to say.

Cheers
Regardless, the spark arrestor screen caught it. I'll bet it runs a little better without that "pillow" clogging up a huge portion of the screen!!
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:53 AM   #5550
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Any news on an aftermarket oversize tank for the CRFL?

IMS was working on one a few months back, haven't seen it available.
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