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Old 11-02-2012, 06:39 AM   #751
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We ran Bill's Crf250L and got 17.5 hp. Stock. I'll get the print out posted as soon as I can. The motor has 100 miles on it, it'll make a wee bit more by the time it gets 1000 miles and everything has had a chance to polish in.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:45 AM   #752
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[QUOTE/]

I'm still interested in your side rack. I'd be great to carry a gallon of water too. [/QUOTE]
I will be doing the side mount Rotopax bracket, it's a matter of finding time whilw working 50 hrs a week building airplanes. . I want one also, we'll get there. I also have plans for an aluminum replacement for the brake switch "mud flap" mostly just because I think it's cheesy looking.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:52 AM   #753
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I'd be a little leary of the HP claims with this kit. Below is their "supposed" dyno chart showing the HP gains on their website, but look at it closely. I'll give you a hint: upper left corner. See it? They show three curves markered in on the graph, but the actual printout only indicates two (green and red). Either they never did a third pull to validate their claims, or they did the third pull on a separate sheet and the results were so lack-luster they chose not to publish them. Thus Black = Bullshit




I probably wouldn't have caught it, but I found it rather odd they felt the need to go over the actual pull curves with red and blue markers even though the actual curves were clearly visible. Then I looked a little closer and noticed that no where along the black pull can you see anything from the original printed pull poking out from behind the marker. All they did was took the second chart they posted (below) and colored in a third make-bleieve pull to magically validate their claims.

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I agree, I thought their video on the website was lame.
I saw that as well, you can clearly see that was hand drawn with no dyno sqiggle behind it. I'd also want to see the hp and tq on one graph. I'd also like to see the airbox screen taken off, stock muffler uncorked, and the fuel controller only. Hopefully they just had a brain fart and will go back to the dyno for more legit testing? Wether they show it or not my money is you get 80% of the gains with the fuel controller.

On another note I'm just a couple miles shy of 1000 and did the 3rd oil and filter change as well as checked the valves, everthing was in spec. After researching on the CBR250R forums its commonly known that if you break the bike in hard and fast the valves will be in spec, if you break it in easy they probably need adjustment. I def need a skid plate, I'll post pics of the damage I did Sunday on our rocky step up and step down climbs out at Hidden Hills Adventure Park, in Marble Falls. I cracked the skid plate up top and had the mounting tabs bent forward along with some nasty frame scratches.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:10 AM   #754
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I'm still interested in your side rack. I'd be great to carry a gallon of water too.
I will be doing the side mount Rotopax bracket, it's a matter of finding time whilw working 50 hrs a week building airplanes. . I want one also, we'll get there. I also have plans for an aluminum replacement for the brake switch "mud flap" mostly just because I think it's cheesy looking.[/QUOTE]

That's great! I think it's pretty cheesy too. Where do you build airplanes at? I fly them.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:36 AM   #755
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I will be doing the side mount Rotopax bracket, it's a matter of finding time whilw working 50 hrs a week building airplanes. . I want one also, we'll get there. I also have plans for an aluminum replacement for the brake switch "mud flap" mostly just because I think it's cheesy looking.
That's great! I think it's pretty cheesy too. Where do you build airplanes at? I fly them. [/QUOTE]

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Old 11-02-2012, 09:17 AM   #756
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Got my HBD hand guards from Highway Dirtbikes. jsut a note they don't work with the steel stock bars. I am new to this but not sure if that is a standard thing with grips that screw the bars or not, so it gave me an excuse to get some pro tapers I stuck with 7/8 bars. The hand guards went on easy enough and I really like the mirror feature. now i dont have the big mirrors sticking up off the bars, looks better IMO. the mirrors work well, obviously not as much visibility as the stock ones but they work well enough. plus they fold in when I hit the trails.. Haven't laid the bike down or hit any trees so I cant comment on durability but they look strong enough.

In summary, I really like em!!









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Old 11-02-2012, 12:53 PM   #757
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What was the issue with stock bars?
Did you get a custom top clamp from HDB?

How much did the HDB and ProTapers set you back, if you don't mind me asking?
The inside diameter of the stock bars was too large for the hand guard insert. You are supposed to tap the end of the bars with the supplied tap and then thread the insert in .. the diameter was too large.

the guards were 199.. 150 for the hand guards and 50 for the mirrors. The bars were 65 bucks and the new grips were 10

so 275 to get rid of my stock mirrors and have some sweet hand guards. I know there are cheaper routes but I really disliked the mirrors sticking up.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:27 PM   #758
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The inside diameter of the stock bars was too large for the hand guard insert. You are supposed to tap the end of the bars with the supplied tap and then thread the insert in .. the diameter was too large.

the guards were 199.. 150 for the hand guards and 50 for the mirrors. The bars were 65 bucks and the new grips were 10

so 275 to get rid of my stock mirrors and have some sweet hand guards. I know there are cheaper routes but I really disliked the mirrors sticking up.

On stock steel bars you would use a rubber hose with a nut or some inserts meant for steel bars. HDB guards are designed for aluminum bars with inserts.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:39 PM   #759
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On stock steel bars you would use a rubber hose with a nut or some inserts meant for steel bars. HDB guards are designed for aluminum bars with inserts.

Yeah I found that out ha ha ha, no worries though i wanted them and it gave me an excuse to get some new bars.
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:53 PM   #760
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Dirt Bike Magazine Review of BDSB's modded CRF250L

Here's Best Dual Sport Bike's modded bike reviewed by Dirt Bike Magazine.

http://www.dirtbikemagazine.com/ME2/...33371B89BB148F
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:37 PM   #761
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Here's Best Dual Sport Bike's modded bike reviewed by Dirt Bike Magazine.

http://www.dirtbikemagazine.com/ME2/...33371B89BB148F
Best Dual Sport made great headway on power and weight.....supposedly 6 horsepower, and 13 pounds with battery & muffler....but NOT cheap....the bottom line is the developers for goodies for this bike are jumping out of the woodwork!!
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:53 PM   #762
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Here's Best Dual Sport Bike's modded bike reviewed by Dirt Bike Magazine.

http://www.dirtbikemagazine.com/ME2/...33371B89BB148F
The article mentions upgrades to the Forks and Shocks using Racetech components ... can't find any mention of that on BDSB's website. Not flaming ... just curious to know more.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:23 PM   #763
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Best Dual Sport made great headway on power and weight.....supposedly 6 horsepower, and 13 pounds with battery & muffler....but NOT cheap....the bottom line is the developers for goodies for this bike are jumping out of the woodwork!!
Yes they did. I got the fi programmer and fmf exhaust from Best Dual Sport Bikes, no air box or other mods done yet. I don't know the actual hp gain I got, but I can definitely say a whole lot better than stock. Much more responsive and real good mid range pull. It's not cheap but if you want the extra performance its the way to go.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:23 PM   #764
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The article mentions upgrades to the Forks and Shocks using Racetech components ... can't find any mention of that on BDSB's website. Not flaming ... just curious to know more.

The article mentioned the G3 shock - seems like its a custom set up:

http://racetech.com/page/id/98

I guess you have to call them for the valve/spring for the front forks..
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:01 PM   #765
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The article mentioned the G3 shock - seems like its a custom set up:

http://racetech.com/page/id/98

I guess you have to call them for the valve/spring for the front forks..
Describing the rider's weight, in riding gear, and the type of riding you want to do, to them personally, is your best bet if you really want the best suspension from them. (or any suspension techs)
Suspension is like a pair of shoes, either it fits good, or its just sorta kinda and you deal with it. No one size fits all if you want truly compliant suspension.

You probably know all that but I'm adding a little content for the new kids
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