CRF250 L thread

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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by crofty » Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:43 pm

Motorbike said, thinking about buying one of these bikes....are they guttless..i would be 90% B road use
Great for Scottish B roads and single track in the Highlands. (btw always take a boat on you saddle in case the ferries arnt running :lol: )
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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by cowling » Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:25 am

Hi motorbike, is there anywhere local that you can test ride one ?
I'm with minky and crofty on this, they are a great do all bike, maybe
Miss out the long motorway run , but I have done big motorway miles
At a 65mph cruise speeds, commuting, greenlaning with the ABC
Lot of here, which can get quite extreme, and the little Honda has
Done it all and never missed a beat. I'm a big believer of leaving bikes
Stock ish, as its to expensive to upgrade, minky has spent a lot on
His, I'm yet to have a ride, but he has turned it into something very
Special to suit his exact needs. A new can frees it up somewhat, and
A bigger tank, or the cheaper option, a 2 Ltr fuel buddy are musts ,gets
You to 130 fuel range.

Between the three of us we must have clocked 40000 + trouble free
Miles, my advice, buy one. (thumbs)

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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by minkyhead » Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:25 am

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whats the wether forcast ..wheres me map

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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by P4ulie » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:03 am

Its not gutless just low powered, if you're usual mode of travelling is the third lane its the wrong choice.

If I don't have something else I will be heading up on the crf from London - Inverness & then 6 nights wild camping around Highlands. I will likely give myself 2 days to get up there using the scenic route. At a steady plod I get 130-140 to a tank, 2 litre fuel bottle job done. I've only needed to use it once so far :)
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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by crofty » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:24 am

I have,nt felt the need for a large tank yet, but might change that if I take it to Morocco next year. I can get 130 all and every day riding normally and the best I had was 138 before I gave in and refuelled. With a 1 litre sigg bottle in the tool tube (perfect fit incidentally) this gives me another 18/20 miles driven economically,so theoretically 155, good enough for most places in Europe. Minky Like to see your photos of the 120 mile solo trip. Was it in Albania ? I was in Albania with whippet this year and it looked like there was trails everywhere,some of them were are called major roads though :laugh:

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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by minkyhead » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:44 am

sent you apm crofty (thumbs)
whats the wether forcast ..wheres me map

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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by garyboy » Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:04 pm

great stuff cheps :)

.. could you put links up, if possible, for accessories etc B)
(especially the black acerbis tank,

I will post them on the first page.

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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by garyboy » Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:06 pm

great stuff cheps :)

.. could you put links up,
if possible, for accessories etc B)
(especially the black acerbis tank, screen, luggage, rails, . .. )


I will . post . them on the first page.



ps .. does anyone know if crf250X bits will fit the L ?
.. gear lever?, plastics?, hand guards? sprockets? ..

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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by Birdie » Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:43 pm

Apico silver tip gear lever Honda CRF 150 r fits the CRF

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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by garyboy » Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:53 pm

thanks, Birdie ... I got some stuff from the 250 X , and was wondering if the 250X gear lever fits [as it is hinged] (to save me taking the oem one off to see)

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