CRF250 L thread

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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by Birdie » Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:17 pm

This is a straight swap the tip is folding I'm sure it was the 150 r
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apico have a web site 250 l not listed :(
What items from the 250 x fit the l ??

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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by P4ulie » Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:05 pm

cowling wrote:
Between the three of us we must have clocked 40000 + trouble free
Miles, my advice, buy one. (thumbs)
If you add me to the list were closer to 70000 * (thumbs)

* disclaimer, the last 3000 haven't been particularly trouble free :(
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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by crofty » Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:10 pm

So what has gone wrong ? forget that found the thread. hope it goes better now.

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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by P4ulie » Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:24 pm

I had to replace the engine the other month Crofty, no hint or warning, riding back from Wales, huge vibration through the pegs, loss of power & then a godawful noise.

I haven't broken the old engine down but the piston judders hand cranking & bronze washers disintegrated. Likely cause oil starvation through the conrod. Never ran low on oil, changes way below service interval (max 4000 miles), so must have been a blockage somewhere.

Recently is a head scratcher. Battery knackered & the bike stalling for no apparent reason. Doesn't appear to be fueling (will check again) doesn't appear electrikery.

Just shy of 29000 miles most of that put on in 18 months
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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by minkyhead » Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:28 pm

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whats the wether forcast ..wheres me map

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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by crofty » Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:56 pm

Read about your electrical problems only, did,nt know about the engine failure, there has been a few camchain problems on ADVrider, maybe a cam chain tensioner failure. if you get the engine stripped and find out let us know.

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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by garyboy » Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:55 pm

P4ulie .. was the (failed) engine stock .. i.e. no exhaust/fuel/airbox mods?

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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by P4ulie » Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:03 pm

I really hope it's not relevant, but fitted a full yoshi system 2 weeks before the engine failure. I really doubt that's involved, but apart from the usual farkling (handguards, heated grips, power socket, rear rack) everything else on the bike is stock
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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by garyboy » Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:07 pm

thanks for that, P4aulie ...
also .. does `heated grips` (non-Honda) invalidate the warranty?
as I want to put some symtec ones on?

also .. did they question the new exhaust? (for warranty)
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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by P4ulie » Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:12 pm

crofty wrote:Read about your electrical problems only, did,nt know about the engine failure, there has been a few camchain problems on ADVrider, maybe a cam chain tensioner failure. if you get the engine stripped and find out let us know.
Cam chain appeared fine, the entire top head looked good. No scoring & valves still within tolerance. Large amount of bronze coloured filings in the oil & consequently gearbox.

Thankfully I found a cheapish 500 mile engine from a breakers, a couple of hours & back in the game. I'm a crap mechanic, full engine rebuilds are way beyond me :(

It's sitting in the shed if anyones interested?

Edit: Heated grips are Honda dealer fitted OEM, they gave me a v good deal when I bought the bike (very good grips much better than Oxford / Symtex (had both), the exhaust is a mirage :laugh:
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