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Old 10-24-2012, 11:53 AM   #631
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Thanks guys. I just finished installing the fi programmer. Install was no problem. Took the bike for a little spin, so much better and that is without the exhaust and no other mods.
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:01 PM   #632
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Thanks guys. I just finished installing the fi programmer. Install was no problem. Took the bike for a little spin, so much better and that is without the exhaust and no other mods.
What kind of lead time to receive the exhaust ?
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:46 PM   #633
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Thanks guys. I just finished installing the fi programmer. Install was no problem. Took the bike for a little spin, so much better and that is without the exhaust and no other mods.
I have one on order too - can't wait to get it.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:45 PM   #634
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Just finished installing the fmf megabomb and q4 exhaust. Looks freakin sweet! Have not started it up yet, I want the hi-temp silicone used at mid-header connection to cure properly (24 hours is what it recommends). Thanks ramz for the gasket part #, went down to the local dealer and they had one. Can't wait to try it out!
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:38 PM   #635
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So.......

I'm still new to posting on the forums although I check in often. I've owned both a 2001 KLR and a 2007 G650Xchallenge. I liked them both very much but no longer own either. I've got the dual sport itch again and need some advice..I've been considering buying a new KLR but have been reading some pretty good stuff about the CRF250L and had a few questions for the owners......

1. How would the CRF do with a 215 lb 6' foot tall guy riding it? Would it be too small for a guy my size?

2. Im looking for a commuter bike / dual sport bike for a 20 minute backroad ride to work during the week and something for the logging roads/ dirt roads in NH for the weekends..Would this bike fit the bill for that? Is it good on the road (30-55mph)?

3. I'm torn between the Honda or the KLR...I'm rarely on the highway and like the value of the Honda but having owned a KLR in the past don't want to miss the extra CC's..

Any advice would help, Thanks in advance!!!
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:06 PM   #636
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So.......

I'm still new to posting on the forums although I check in often. I've owned both a 2001 KLR and a 2007 G650Xchallenge. I liked them both very much but no longer own either. I've got the dual sport itch again and need some advice..I've been considering buying a new KLR but have been reading some pretty good stuff about the CRF250L and had a few questions for the owners......

1. How would the CRF do with a 215 lb 6' foot tall guy riding it? Would it be too small for a guy my size?

2. Im looking for a commuter bike / dual sport bike for a 20 minute backroad ride to work during the week and something for the logging roads/ dirt roads in NH for the weekends..Would this bike fit the bill for that? Is it good on the road (30-55mph)?

3. I'm torn between the Honda or the KLR...I'm rarely on the highway and like the value of the Honda but having owned a KLR in the past don't want to miss the extra CC's..

Any advice would help, Thanks in advance!!!
I'm 240 lb 6' tall, it fits and hauls my carcass around just fine. I use mine for exactly for what you want to use it for and I love it. It cruises at 55 mph on pavement effortlessly. In my opinion if your not going to be on the highway that much its perfect for the riding you want to do.
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:14 PM   #637
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So.......

I'm still new to posting on the forums although I check in often. I've owned both a 2001 KLR and a 2007 G650Xchallenge. I liked them both very much but no longer own either. I've got the dual sport itch again and need some advice..I've been considering buying a new KLR but have been reading some pretty good stuff about the CRF250L and had a few questions for the owners......

1. How would the CRF do with a 215 lb 6' foot tall guy riding it? Would it be too small for a guy my size?

2. Im looking for a commuter bike / dual sport bike for a 20 minute backroad ride to work during the week and something for the logging roads/ dirt roads in NH for the weekends..Would this bike fit the bill for that? Is it good on the road (30-55mph)?

3. I'm torn between the Honda or the KLR...I'm rarely on the highway and like the value of the Honda but having owned a KLR in the past don't want to miss the extra CC's..

Any advice would help, Thanks in advance!!!
Big disparity in displacement between the bikes but nontheless the CRFL can do what you're asking. I've cruised on the highway @ 75 mph indicated so 30-55 is no problem. Off road it's very capable for intermediate trails. Tougher stuff would require a sprocket change. Stock is a good compromise for street/trails.

The seat height may be an issue. I'm 5' 7" 30in inseam @170 so it probably fits me just right. I could see 6ft being on the edge of feeling cramped for extended riding. Definetly should go and see how it fits you.
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:24 PM   #638
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I'm 240 lb 6' tall, it fits and hauls my carcass around just fine. I use mine for exactly for what you want to use it for and I love it. It cruises at 55 mph on pavement effortlessly. In my opinion if your not going to be on the highway that much its perfect for the riding you want to do.
I second this, I am 5'11" 6' on a good day and weigh 245, I mainly use the bike as a commuter I ride 30 miles one way to work and love it, it is fast enough and an enjoyable ride I would recommend it to anyone. for me it is too quiet.. I know a lot of guys on here are going to be shaking their heads but I have never had a problem with trial riding where i ride with my loud 2 stroke.. Next week i am going to get an FMF and the mega bomb. possibly a programer and a 13 tooth haven't decided yet
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:27 PM   #639
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Just finished installing the fmf megabomb and q4 exhaust. Looks freakin sweet! Have not started it up yet, I want the hi-temp silicone used at mid-header connection to cure properly (24 hours is what it recommends). Thanks ramz for the gasket part #, went down to the local dealer and they had one. Can't wait to try it out!
How excited are you? Did you happen to weight the stock vs. the FMF? Man... be sure to write up a quick review once you take it out for a ride. did you also install the FI controller?
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:33 PM   #640
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Hey everyone, I am new to this site and new to motorcycle riding. I just purchased a CRF250l and so far I love it. Lots of good info from you veteran riders. Where is a good place or website to get aftermarket exhausts for the 250L?
Thank you in Advance.
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:35 PM   #641
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Hey everyone, I am new to this site and new to motorcycle riding. I just purchased a CRF250l and so far I love it. Lots of good info from you veteran riders. Where is a good place or website to get aftermarket exhausts for the 250L?
Thank you in Advance.
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:55 PM   #642
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How excited are you? Did you happen to weight the stock vs. the FMF? Man... be sure to write up a quick review once you take it out for a ride. did you also install the FI controller?
Didn't weigh them, but the fmf is quite a bit lighter and yes I did the FI controller. Probably won't be able to test it out until Friday, hopefully.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:19 PM   #643
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The FMF muffler is 7 pounds lighter than the stock CRF250L muffler.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:47 PM   #644
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So.......

I'm still new to posting on the forums although I check in often. I've owned both a 2001 KLR and a 2007 G650Xchallenge. I liked them both very much but no longer own either. I've got the dual sport itch again and need some advice..I've been considering buying a new KLR but have been reading some pretty good stuff about the CRF250L and had a few questions for the owners......

1. How would the CRF do with a 215 lb 6' foot tall guy riding it? Would it be too small for a guy my size?

2. Im looking for a commuter bike / dual sport bike for a 20 minute backroad ride to work during the week and something for the logging roads/ dirt roads in NH for the weekends..Would this bike fit the bill for that? Is it good on the road (30-55mph)?

3. I'm torn between the Honda or the KLR...I'm rarely on the highway and like the value of the Honda but having owned a KLR in the past don't want to miss the extra CC's..

Any advice would help, Thanks in advance!!!
I am 6'3" and 235, I have both the Crf250l and an 08 KLR for what you described I would pick the crf250l. You won't miss the cc's and if you do the aftermarket performance parts will help a lot.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:23 PM   #645
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I'm 5'11, 240 lb and use it for local commuting, it fits me perfect. I cruise at 55 easily and I like the way it handles offroad.
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