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  1. Woodzi

    CRF250R 2018 oil choice

    I use Motul because that is what my dealer stocks. I wouldn't hesitate to use any quality brand. I am all in around $10k on a brand new bike, so I am not going to try to save a few dollars on oil. I don't know why automotive oil would cause issues with valves, but it will not work with a wet clutch.
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    CRF250R 2018 oil choice

    Yes, the 2018 shares the oil between the engine and transmission. I use quality 10W40 intended for use in motorcycles.
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    Good Question

    I was out in the shop yesterday and a car came in to ask for directions. Their kid (around 5 years old) saw all the toys in the shop and wated to take a look. So I showed him around and when he got to my bike his first question was "why does it have two mufflers?". That's what everyone wants to know was my answer. One huge benefit for me is how well it runs with the PMP quiet inserts. I dont think you could do that with a single exhaust and get the same results - quiet with minimal power loss.
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    Need advice

    Scotts has both over and under the bar mounts available. My personal preference is the Scotts over the GPR.
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    Battery Problems?

    Do you have the correct charger? You need one that works with lithium batteries. Maybe your battery was never correctly charged, or your bike's charging sytem has an issue. Mine often likes a bit of throttle for a cold start, but I have never had a problem with the battery.
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    Went counterclockwise on TDC

    I am not familiar with this specific engine, but the procedure is usually specified to ensure that the automatic decompressor is not engaged when you are checking the valve clearance.
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    07 250r cam shaft- ever seen this before?

    I think any of us who has done any amount of their own work has done something stupid and damaged parts - although it sounds like that is not the case here. Do you have kids? I occasionaly find things damaged/misplaced etc., but of course the kids (or the wife) never admit fault.
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    Crf 250 2018 broke basket

    Stock as well. Tops out at 72 mph on the GPS. Most of the magazines are saying one or two more teeth on the rear works better. I can see how that would work to avoid 1st gear in the tight stuff as much as possible and allow more use of 3rd on a track. Haven't got around to trying it yet. Having too much fun on my weekly outings to worry about it too much.
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    07 250r cam shaft- ever seen this before?

    I see what you mean about the bucket. It does look like it is deformed when you look closely.
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    07 250r cam shaft- ever seen this before?

    You dont measure the clearance at the lobe, so that would't be an issue. There must be debris somewhere inside the engine. Even if the tip of the lobe was missing when you reassembled it, you would expect some some debris from the bucket "polishing" what was left of the cam lobe.
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    RX or FX?

    I have an R and think it is a great off road bike. I have added a side stand, spark arrestor, Tubliss, a Scott’s damper and hand guards. I am coming from a YZ250. The Honda handles way better. Between the mellower power and better steering, it just goes exactly where you want it to go. I didn’t like the extra weight of the FX, which is why I went with the Honda. Not sure how much weight the RX will gain. Hopefully not much. It will be interesting to see how the new YZ250F platform works, but no new FX until the ‘20.
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    07 250r cam shaft- ever seen this before?

    Post a picture of the fracture surface of the piece that broke off.
  13. https://promotobillet.com/fastway/all/spark-arrestors I ordered mine directly from PMB and had them shipped to a US address. Shipping to Canada was going to be expensive. The quiet inserts are another $70 or so.
  14. I thought the 250L was around 24HP. The 450 should be somewhere in the low-mid 40's I would imagine.
  15. It's lighter than an XR600, which is one of the few bikes I wish I had kept. The 600 was the most versatile, fun bike I have ever owned. The 450L looks like it could top it. Lighter is always better from a performance perspective, but I chose my 250R over a 10 LB lighter KTM because I figured that the extra weight was all going towards durability - and at 228LB, it is still a relatively light bike.