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Old 11-13-2012, 06:21 PM   #916
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I know this has been asked before but what's the best way to upload photos? I'm struggling using the URL choice.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:40 PM   #917
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Got the first one from my local dealer. No mods but just ordered a rear rack. Will post when I get it hooked up. I am completely new to riding. I have about 1500 on it so far and other than the MSC, that is pretty much my experience to date. I found it easy to ride from the get go. Single track on day four. On road is outstanding and off-road the same. Only time I get weird is on the gravel roads. Seems to float for lack of a better description. Trails are a BLAST. I am on the balls of my feet and I am 200 5'9'. No complaints at all. Plan to do some light touring and camping and am really liking the look of the wolfman stuff. I have a Arai XD-3 for off-road riding but use a Nolan N43E Trilogy for day to day and combo riding. Commuting 17 miles each way even in 38 degree weather and with some cheap Cycle Gear Bilt jacket and pants and have had no problem with cold or rain. Thinking about grips, bars, hand guards, mirrors, electrical socket and GPS mount, etc...

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Old 11-13-2012, 07:10 PM   #918
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Mine was pretty much the same, took a bit to get the end out the first time. Hmmm... if you can't get any bite around the end of the pipe:
1) Remove the spark arrestor bolt
2)Remove the screws holding the silencer together (i.e. at the front end, like you're going to repack the pipe).
3)Once you seperate the pipe, the spark arrestor end should fall out. (Well... mine does anyway.)

Hmmm that is not good. I was hoping it was removable
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:02 PM   #919
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Featuring, Protaper bars and risers, Ricochet skid plate V2, Moose hand gaurds and Giant loop Mojavi bags.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:38 PM   #920
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Congrats on the your new Honda!

Be careful until you hone your skills....
Thanks! I've been learning so much riding. Probably most importantly is that I have so much to learn. Two of the biggest so far is following distance and LEAVES are not our friends! Slow and steady in the win wins.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:34 AM   #921
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Got my stickers! looking Snazzy!

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Old 11-14-2012, 05:02 AM   #922
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:50 AM   #923
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TCI Rack

Here is the rack I got. Ordered it last week and got it today. Went right on. Took 5 minutes and it is really light but well built. A little wider than I thought but it seems like it will be great. Haven't ridden with it yet but will report on loaded and unloaded. Especially on freeway at high speeds.

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Old 11-14-2012, 06:57 AM   #924
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Pins on Rack

The four pins you can see at each corner sticking down so you can bungee or tie-off on them. Seems like maybe a few more would be beneficial but won't know until I use it.

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Old 11-14-2012, 09:25 AM   #925
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Last night (while nearly asleep) I remembered what I did on the 'first off' of the spark arrestor. I used a punch and hammer on the bolt hole to rotate it sideways in the muffler tube, then back, then sideways again, the spark arrestor loosened up.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:52 AM   #926
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I used a punch and hammer on the bolt hole to rotate it sideways in the muffler tube, then back, then sideways again, the spark arrestor loosened up.
Thanks, I'll give that a try.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:37 AM   #927
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Contacted Acerbis about an aftermarket fuel tank, this is their response.

"Sorry, but we do not have any new products planned for the CRF250L. There is no gas tank on the drawing board at this time. At this point, we are going to wait and see how many bikes are sold and what the demand is for a larger tank, etc. If it sells well, we may look into making some items for it, but nothing is being planned right now."
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:22 PM   #928
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Contacted Acerbis about an aftermarket fuel tank, this is their response.

"Sorry, but we do not have any new products planned for the CRF250L. There is no gas tank on the drawing board at this time. At this point, we are going to wait and see how many bikes are sold and what the demand is for a larger tank, etc. If it sells well, we may look into making some items for it, but nothing is being planned right now."

They obviously haven't been paying attention, it is sold out all over the place :)


Any one know if other plastics will fit on the bike? Dare I say red is not my favorite color.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:55 PM   #929
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nice. you can now use a Giant Loop Coyote bag for luggage (clothes etc) and have it sit on the rear of the seat with it looped to the front edge of that rack and down bellow on the foot pegs and use a dry duffel from from Wolfman on that wider rear rack for tent etc. and hold it with Rox straps.

You can quickly go from day riding to ADV touring in a few minutes.

...if you want to go cheap then use 1 large Cabellas dry bag and lay it parallel to the bike on the rear seat and rear rack.
put all your stuff in there and strap it down. http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/produ...AL%3BIK-514114
this will work but make the bike more top heavy vrs getting weigh lower with a Giant Loop Coyote.

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Here is the rack I got. Ordered it last week and got it today. Went right on. Took 5 minutes and it is really light but well built. A little wider than I thought but it seems like it will be great. Haven't ridden with it yet but will report on loaded and unloaded. Especially on freeway at high speeds.

IMG-20121113-00185

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Old 11-14-2012, 01:00 PM   #930
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if you use ROX straps (preferred over crappy bungees. basicly these are what everyone uses anymore) they loop around bars and so those pins also serve as hold points to keep the ROX from slipping up or down the tubing.
All you need is 1 set (a pair of them) of ROX straps to hold any dry bag in place, so 4 points of contact on the rack are what is needed.
You either loop straight over top the bag or if it's short and the ROX could slip of the end you then use an cross-X pattern to strap.
http://www.rokstraps.com/moto.html

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The four pins you can see at each corner sticking down so you can bungee or tie-off on them. Seems like maybe a few more would be beneficial but won't know until I use it.

https://tciproductsusa.com/index.php...roducts_id=777
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