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Old 11-11-2012, 05:57 PM   #886
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Acerbis handguards, their white color plastic matches the Honda.




Small dash with 2 BMW power plugs for electric vest, battery tender, etc. Wired direct to battery.

The temp gauge is a simple stick-on and can be moved easily. When my Garmin 60csx gets back from repair, I'll fit it to the plate.

What is the small LED gauge left of the ignition?
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:54 PM   #887
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What is the small LED gauge left of the ignition?
That should be hours meter and tach.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:00 PM   #888
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Is there anyone here who has experience with a KLR250, that would care to comment on comparing power between the two - bone-stock KLR to bone-stock CRF? I love my little KLR, but it's just a tad short on power at times (like trying to maintain 60-65 MPH, loaded and bucking a stiff headwind - where it's about tapped out - makes me cringe running so near WFO for any length of time). Thanks!
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:05 PM   #889
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Is there anyone here who has experience with a KLR250, that would care to comment on comparing power between the two - bone-stock KLR to bone-stock CRF? I love my little KLR, but it's just a tad short on power at times (like trying to maintain 60-65 MPH, loaded and bucking a stiff headwind - where it's about tapped out - makes me cringe running so near WFO for any length of time). Thanks!
I had a KLR 250. Gave it to my brother, so I could get this. I haven't had my CRF out all that much. 340 miles. It's a 250, but to me, it seems that with the FI, it's a better bike. I've had it WFO at 70 a time or two. No matter how you slice it though. It's still a 250, with all the limitations that entails. I love this bike.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:32 PM   #890
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Anyone ride the 250L that has a 29 inch inseam and can flat foot?- ( I know, flat footing isn't everything....to some!)- to me it does mean something!. TIA
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:50 PM   #891
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That should be hours meter and tach.
Works Connection tach and hours meter, correct. So far works as needed. As you can see, the LCD panel has spots that's developed on it, doesn't affect performance but if it does, I ll return it and get another. I haven't washed the bike yet...don't know exactly what is up with it, in due time I may get it moved to the dash plate, depends on how I locate the Dobeck fuel controller. The plan is to install the larger diameter exhaust tip and less restrictive spark arrestor assembly, then the controller.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:09 PM   #892
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Anyone ride the 250L that has a 29 inch inseam and can flat foot?- ( I know, flat footing isn't everything....to some!)- to me it does mean something!. TIA
I have a 29" inseam and you won't be able to flat foot on either side, let alone both.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:53 PM   #893
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New to this 250L thread. Thinking of maybe buying one. Just did a trip on a rental and wrote up a report here;

http://www.rideasia.net/motorcycle-f...html#post20574

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Old 11-11-2012, 11:52 PM   #894
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Great weekend :)

Firstly thanks to everyone for their input on the break in and hand guards.

Fitted them the weekend and had some great riding. Next weekend my mate with his klx250 and myself is going to ride the lookout point! :) rocky crazy elevation trails :) will definitely take some nice pics.

Here are my pics of the hand guards just waiting for my custom stickers for the hand gaurds now.





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Old 11-12-2012, 05:33 AM   #895
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Fuel

I am curious what fuel everyone is using. The manual says Regular 87 Octane is fine but I have been riding with my brother who has a KTM 500 and hes been filling up with Supreme 92 octane or 93 (cant really remember). So we have been sharing the fuel with him. Im wondering if its pointless or actually helping me out. Also, is it hurting my motor at all? I wouldnt think so but like some expert opinions.

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Old 11-12-2012, 08:15 AM   #896
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I am curious what fuel everyone is using. The manual says Regular 87 Octane is fine but I have been riding with my brother who has a KTM 500 and hes been filling up with Supreme 92 octane or 93 (cant really remember). So we have been sharing the fuel with him. Im wondering if its pointless or actually helping me out. Also, is it hurting my motor at all? I wouldnt think so but like some expert opinions.

Thanks,
Your wasting your money...87 is all the CRF needs. Your bikes engine will not benefit from using a higher octane than is recommended in the owner's manual. But if your engine knocks or pings at the recommended octane level, you may need a higher octane gasoline to prevent the knock.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:50 AM   #897
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Limited Fuel Range

After spending the first 500kms on the road, I finally got out of the city with a friend and hit some dirt roads and two tracks trails. I was riding the bike hard and emptied the tank twice in less than 250 kms, about half of that was riding hard in the dirt and gravel.

When I rode on the street I figured I'd be good for back country exploring as I was getting 180kms out of a tank, but ride the bike hard and it really sucks back the gas. My guess is riding hard, you would have a hard time getting 100kms/60 miles out of a tank.

If a aftermarket tank does not come out, I am going to have to find some way of carrying some extra gas.

Other than that, the bike really comes alive off the pavement, doesn't feel at all like the same bike.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:35 AM   #898
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>"On the Q4 Hex, I removed the bolt that holds the spark arrestor/insert in place and tried to remove the assembly. It wouldn't budge."

TwilightZone:
(I have a WR250R, not a Honda, but I think the FMF pipe stuff is the same.)
Didn't have an issue with removing the spark arrestor from mine. A small screwdriver inserted around the spark arrestor edge/exhaust pipe/edge usually works (probably with a hammer).

I don't see a way to get a screwdriver in here anywhere. Nothing sticks out - it's all flush. And very tight fitting, no gaps at all.

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Old 11-12-2012, 10:18 AM   #899
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Anyone ride the 250L that has a 29 inch inseam and can flat foot?- ( I know, flat footing isn't everything....to some!)- to me it does mean something!. TIA
30 inch inseam

200 lbs

I can flatfoot one and ball of the foot the other
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:00 PM   #900
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[QUOTE=roundtripping;20024052]I have a 29" inseam and you won't be able to flat foot on either side, let alone both.[/QUO

Oh well, doesn't hurt to ask!. Thanks for the honest answer.
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