Crf 250 Rally 10,000 Mile review

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Re: Crf 250 Rally 10,000 Mile review

Post by Scott_rider » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:10 pm

Nice one 8-) .
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Re: Crf 250 Rally 10,000 Mile review

Post by scoobydidler » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:09 pm

Amusing write up, cheers.
I'm 8000 miles up on mine and struggle to find fault with her. I had a test ride on one purely to satisfy myself that it could genuinely handle a motorway blast because although mine was bought as a trail bike and is used as such, we know that trailriding involves far more road work than we'd like, particularly if you're going to do anything European as we did this summer!
Having ridden a 250l a bit i reckoned the Rally did need something extra and it does have it. The suspension was an obvious poor point but it's easily and fairly cheaply remedied with a YSS shock in my case. Let's be fair, it's not uncommon to spend a few quid on high end bike suspenders so it wasn't a concern for me. It has transformed the bike in my opinion.

I don't see any need to rev the living tits off it though as many seem to, nothing happens after about 7.5k for my money and talk of redline this, 10k that is plain nuts but maybe it's me!

Fantastic bike with a few bits i can live with and it looks proper gorgeous

I get a bit of stick from them numptys that call themselves the "Adventure Bunkhouse Crew" for riding an overweight, underpowered commuter bike but i wouldn't have it any other way! Weirdos.

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Re: Crf 250 Rally 10,000 Mile review

Post by cowling » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:55 pm

There's a wealth of bikes in the ABC crew, from 250,350,450 mx bikes, to big 450,650,950,990 adv bikes, and on a std weekend with the usual mix of trails and road nothing really beats the crf250rally at anything. I understand it's not a race, if it was how much would the little crf250rally be left behind??? It would loose the race, but not by much.
My recent trip to France I was on mine amongst a sea of orange, ktm690, ktm690rally, husky701(690 ktm) , ktm950, and ktm990.
Loads of motorway, mix of trails and back roads, it was never shown up. Best part of 1500 miles over a long weekend and the little crf250rally just soaked it all up. Bloody excellent bike in my opinion. 👍

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Re: Crf 250 Rally 10,000 Mile review

Post by cowling » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:57 pm

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Re: Crf 250 Rally 10,000 Mile review

Post by scoobydidler » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:27 am

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Re: Crf 250 Rally 10,000 Mile review

Post by dibbs » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:21 am

I do like these bikes! has anyone fitted a bigger tank? can it be done?

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Re: Crf 250 Rally 10,000 Mile review

Post by scoobydidler » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:15 am

It can, a larger conventional tank or a camel tank that replaces the toolbox. I think you'd be hard pushed to need the extra in the uk mind and we did 3k miles round europe in the summer without struggling for fuel.
The lads over the pond are keen on them though, different logistic altogether.

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Re: Crf 250 Rally 10,000 Mile review

Post by No5 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:42 pm

dibbs wrote:I do like these bikes! has anyone fitted a bigger tank? can it be done?
You're not getting another bike are you?

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Re: Crf 250 Rally 10,000 Mile review

Post by boboneleg » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:31 pm

Good write up mate, good to see others enjoying an underrated bike.

I did the same recent French trip as Scooby and Cowling on mine and it never missed a beat. I was a bit precious with mine at first but now I've done a fair bit of trail riding on it and it just soaks everything up.

Mine is a year old now and I've covered 4000 miles and apart from the awful rear shock which I replaced with a YSS it's been fine. I also fitted a carbon fibre bash plate made by catcitrus on this forum and that's been well worth it to protect the underside of the bike.
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Re: Crf 250 Rally 10,000 Mile review

Post by dibbs » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:06 pm

No5 wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:42 pm
dibbs wrote:I do like these bikes! has anyone fitted a bigger tank? can it be done?
You're not getting another bike are you?

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