Wanted...Honda crf250l

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Re: Wanted...Honda crf250l

Post by gspod » Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:05 pm

Really interested in these bikes - how do you get on with the low front mud guard on the trails.
Sorry to hijack this thread - a new one perhaps?, they seemed to have some interest.

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Re: Wanted...Honda crf250l

Post by catcitrus » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:08 pm

The Mk1 (my designation) came first--and that's exactly why I put a high fender in--but made my own fork brace. Some people convert to 17/21 or 18/21 from the slightly odd 16/19 and don't seem to bother with a fork brace(probably think its not necessary/too difficult)--I've kept with the stock wheel sizes to keep the bike low and balanced--the wheel spindle is a bit spindly and I think a brace is very necessary (the OE has a thick plate brace under the low fender). I think that you would get away with a low fender in most situations (Dakar bikes , KTM 640 adv and so on). The Mk2 is deliberately kept on standard gearing and trail wings for more road biased and longer trips--70 mph in top is not even 7k revs and the red line doesn't start until 9k--its almost overgeared as standard for road work--but its early days.As you say--I didn't intend to hijack the thread--if you are interested then there is a very active thread on ADV
http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/n ... t-30363300

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Re: Wanted...Honda crf250l

Post by gspod » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:34 pm

catcitrus wrote:The Mk1 (my designation) came first--and that's exactly why I put a high fender in--but made my own fork brace. Some people convert to 17/21 or 18/21 from the slightly odd 16/19 and don't seem to bother with a fork brace(probably think its not necessary/too difficult)--I've kept with the stock wheel sizes to keep the bike low and balanced--the wheel spindle is a bit spindly and I think a brace is very necessary (the OE has a thick plate brace under the low fender). I think that you would get away with a low fender in most situations (Dakar bikes , KTM 640 adv and so on). The Mk2 is deliberately kept on standard gearing and trail wings for more road biased and longer trips--70 mph in top is not even 7k revs and the red line doesn't start until 9k--its almost overgeared as standard for road work--but its early days.As you say--I didn't intend to hijack the thread--if you are interested then there is a very active thread on ADV
http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/n ... t-30363300
Many thanks - I'll take a look

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