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CRF250 L thread

Post by garyboy » Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:57 pm

any comments or info on the crf250L ?

especially modifications !!
and accessories !!

new .. (mine) .. standard hight ..
Image20160813_192344 by gary boy, on Flickr

short one .. (mine)
Image26335124839_f8ed2396eb_b_LI by gary boy, on Flickr

tall one .. (Minky's)
Image25229117817_2b123659ea_o (3) by gary boy, on Flickr

Panniered one .. (Will's)
Image3E75137E-7331-4326-B47E-F628F95C8975 by gary boy, on Flickr
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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by garyboy » Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:00 pm

BASH PLATE / SUMP GUARD ...
1. (garyboy)- http://www.adtek-mx.co.uk/acatalog/Hond ... te-HS.html
(looks good,robust, 2 bolts to install, difficult to line them up.)
2.

FOLDING MIRRORS ...
1. (garyboy)- ebay cheapies (link to follow?).
2. (diggermanbob) - Zen Overland, (link?) (adaptor lh to rh thread).
3. (Herman) - wemoto (thread adaptors)
4.

LARGER TANK ...
1. (Birdie) - Acerbis petrol tank.
(looks nice in black!)
2. IMS.

SCREEN ...
1. (cowling)- (contact cowling or ebay)
(NC700 screen, alum pillars, drill 4 holes in cowl).
2. (crofty) - airblade screen ?
3.

H/BAR LEVERS ...
1. (minkyhead) - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2012-2013-Hon ... SwzOxUYHmE
(work great nicely adjustable)
2.


HANDGUARDS ...
1.


HEATED GRIPS ...
1. (garyboy) .. Oxford cheepies work fine. (£49+)


12V SOCKETS ...
1. ebay cigar lighter type, plus a plug-in dual ubs socket (remove if not charging, as drains battery)


LUGGAGE RAILS ...
1. s/s nice but too wide .. from Thailand .. (minkyhead's pic) ..
Image37456726300_0dedeaebcc_o by gary boy, on Flickr

SIDE PANNIERS ...
1. (garyboy) .. cheapy side paniers (tech 7) .. are ok but a nuisance
2. Wolfmans .. need frames.

no pannier frames needed ...
. Kreiga soft panniers.
. Tech 7 cheapies.
. Altrider Hemisphere.

Tankbag .. Kreiga (5 litre max?)

Will's Kreiga panniers .. (Will's pic) ..
Image3E75137E-7331-4326-B47E-F628F95C8975 by gary boy, on Flickr

REAR RACKS ...
1. Hornet [Mike] ..http://www.scaggsmotodesigns.com/honda.html
2. Boboneleg .. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-CRF250 ... 1438.l2649
3. garyboy .. ebay samples ..https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_odkw ... acat=10063

TYRES ...
1. (minky) .. mitas E09 rear .. xt644 front (e09 rear side-slips)
2. (minky) .. metzeler unicross is more aggressive but not so long-lasting as the e09.
3. (garyboy) .. IRC oem front tyre ... surprisingly good for general 50/50 use
4.



SEAT ...
1.(crofty) - boat on saddle :)
2.

EXHAUST ...
1. fmf q4?
2. (minkyhead) gpr full system, recommended by minkyhead.

ENGINE ...
1. ULTRA-RELIABLE. B) B) B) B) B)
2. BLOWS UP? :huh:
3. fool-proof oil filter? :sick:
4. cam chain fiasco continues? :unsure:
5. no problems (thumbs)
6. ? ?

CLUTCH ...
1. (minky) p. 35 .. stronger clutch mod

EBC:CK1313 plates, and get rid of small ring and slipper ring, plus Barnett springs 501-45-05050, +housing gasket?,
..(ck1313)= http://bikes.ebcbrakeshop.co.uk/honda-c ... 290559.htm
.. Barnett springs, 501-45-05050 £21 (inc deliv) .. = http://www.moorespeedracing.co.uk/honda ... 05050.html
..
EBC bike brake shop is NOT EBC
the ck1313 kit does not contain the 4 steel plates required for the mod..
so ... need part number
22321kyj902
x4 @£6.17 each FFS = £24.68.

LOWER SUSPENSION
1. (garyboy) .. can lower by drilling 10mm holes @ 19mm c/c to originals (lower monoshock bracket).
works well, but gets stuck in even small ruts as engine too low
Image20170102_182741 by gary boy, on Flickr
(see p.27 on here.)

REPAIR MANUAL ...
1. (Hornet [Mike]) .. http://www.hondampe.com.au/docs/owning_ ... L13_OM.pdf
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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by garyboy » Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:02 pm

I just tried to replace the 2 mirrors with 2 off the internet ... the adjustable/folding ones .... they were the wrong thread
right hand instead of the Honda left hand thread
bah !!

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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by WillS » Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:07 pm

garyboy wrote:any comments or info on the crf250L ?

especially modifications !!
Talk with minkyhead, he has one and has done plenty of mods and really likes the bike now.
They look a really nice bike for the money. (thumbs)
Will

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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by diggermanbob » Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:14 pm

garyboy wrote:I just tried to replace the 2 mirrors with 2 off the internet ... the adjustable/folding ones .... they were the wrong thread
right hand instead of the Honda left hand thread
bah !!
I think Zen overland do an adaptor. That converts the left hand thread to rh thread. (thumbs)

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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by garyboy » Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:21 pm

WillS wrote:
garyboy wrote:any comments or info on the crf250L ?

especially modifications !!
Talk with minkyhead, he has one and has done plenty of mods and really likes the bike now.
They look a really nice bike for the money. (thumbs)
Will
thanks wills .. I was hoping this thread could become a reference point for peoples' experiences of those mods, for others.

cheers Bob ... never even thought of a thread converter thingy ... that's the sort of thing for here !

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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by diggermanbob » Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:43 pm

garyboy wrote:any comments or info on the crf250L ?

especially modifications !!




Image
Just one comment that bike looks far to clean :whistle:

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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by Birdie » Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:26 am

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Now have a range of 200 miles + depending of type of roads :cheer:

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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by Har65 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 3:46 pm

Looking good !!!
Any ideas on a screen for the Crf ?

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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by Uncle Buck » Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:04 pm

Har65 wrote:Looking good !!!
Any ideas on a screen for the Crf ?
Speak to Neil (Cowling). He had developed a good one

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