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  1. CRF250LAde

    Oxidation issues

    Hi oldsoldier, I'm in the UK and getting this also - this is my second CRF250L and it worries me this isn't the 'new XL185' I thought I was buying, again - luckily I've managed to remove said crystals and put it down to the damp shed I have and unseasonably warm / damp UK climate - but looks like it's an ongoing challenge? So no, you are not alone on this one! Ade
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    Heated grips - wiring through ignition

    Thank you - some great ideas there that I hadn't considered. I'm currently liking the use of the black/orange horn feed as crfpaul1 / Kartosis mention because it's simple but like the permanence of your ideas...hmm.. Thank you for taking the time to reply and share. Ade Thanks for that - I'm liking the simplicity - Ade
  3. Hi Guys, I need to fit my R&G heated grips but want to have them wired through the ignition rather than direct to battery to avoid me leaving them on (or someone turning them on) when unattended. The grips are fused (orange blade fuse so 5A I think) but I can't see the wattage / power rating but suspect @ 50W? How have any of you successfully wired them or similar items as a switched accessory please? Not clear how I would do this from the wiring diagram or looking at the existing bike connections. Thank you, Ade
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    High speed stability

    GREAT UPDATE: I've fitted the Acerbis SuperMoto front fender / mudguard.. High speed stability sorted!! Bike is stable in cross-winds (and it's been very windy in the UK!) £30 / $30 well spent - not the spray protection of standard - but now a really capable machine both on and off any road. Thanks for the help Guys. What fender was it?: Bought from Ebay in the UK (the last one from that seller) but there are lots of other sellers Worldwide. But you'd be best to buy from the TT store: https://www.thumpertalk.com/shop/Acerbis-Supermoto-Front-Fender-White-White-2040390002-p4061079.html Ade
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    High speed stability

    GREAT UPDATE: I've fitted the Acerbis SuperMoto front fender / mudguard.. High speed stability sorted!! Bike is stable in cross-winds (and it's been very windy in the UK at the moment!) £30 / $30 well spent - not the spray protection of standard - but now a really capable machine both on and off any road. Thanks for the help. Ade
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    High speed stability

    Thanks Guys - really appreciated! Sorry but I haven't responded but I've been away a few days on holiday. I've ordered an Acerbic Supermoto front fender and will experiment before going the tyre or damper route. But i'll keep you updated. I can't be alone with this issue so any further feedback on solutions welcome. Ade
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    High speed stability

    Thanks Guys for all of the inputs - I'd still really value any definitive feedback on fitting a steering damper or specific multi use tyres. I have been riding for 35+ years and totally agree with the 'death / dainty grip' principles - good advice which I follow. But to be clear, I ride a 135+mph naked bike and have no such issues with the bike, it's arrow straight and stable (as it can be) The CRF is inherantly unstable and I would like to reduce that instability if I can. So more input appreciated!
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    High speed stability

    Thank you Ian, appreciated! I have a 100 mile journey on major (70mph+) roads I need to do regularly - when I get there, the CRF is the perfect bike, especially with the T63 tyres. I chose T63's because I tried them on a CCM GP450 (lighter and twice the power of the CRF) I didn't experience these wobbles on the CCM. So I am suspecting that I'm probably asking too much of the CRF.. But, if someone has definitely eliminated the wobbles with a steering damper and / or slightly more road focussed tyres i.e. Avon Trailriders? then I would spend the money. Otherwise I might need consider a different bike which would be sad. If I spend much more, then I might as well have bought the CCM or a BMW 450X to start with..but I'll spend the money if I can be sure I sort the instability. Anyone cured the issues? Ade
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    Honda CRF250L (2015)

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    Almost the perfect bike - does everything
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    Honda CRF250L 2015

    Almost the perfect bike - does everything
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    High speed stability

    Hi Guys, I'm unsure if I'm expecting too much from a Dual Sport but I regularly need to travel reasonable distances at 70mph+ on my CRF250L. I have Michelin T63 tyres (tires) and an Acerbic big tank plus hand guards and a BajaWorx screen. Also have standard gearing and stage 1 kit. Bike is fine up to 60mph, but at 70mph+ she needs lost of concentration as there is a lot of shimmy and twitchiness. Nothing is loose, tyres and wheels are balanced but it's very nervous and far from relaxing. Tried different pressures too. I've tried without the Baja screen but the issue remains. So my question is: How can I achieve high speed stability on this bike please? I would consider a tyre change if anyone can categorically guarantee a solution but suspect either: I need a steering damper OR I'm expecting too much? Any definite solutions really appreciated! Ade
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    acerbis tank installation help

    Perfect! Thank you - i suspected such so will do that and try some gas / fuel - appreciated! Ade
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    acerbis tank installation help

    Thanks! Saw that but my bolts just don't feel at all tight and the gasket is squishing - uncomfortable to stick any fuel ( gas ) in as i suspect i'll be wearing it For weeks! Do they eventually feel 'tight' in any way? Ade
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    acerbis tank installation help

    Hi Guys, I have the Acerbis tank too - but not fitted it full yet as i am lucky enough to have aquired a spare fuel oump and was going to 'leak test' thoroghly before fitting. My question is: how tight do I do up the bolts holding the pump? None seem to have gone 'tight' despite many turns of the socket? For note I have been torquing 'opposing' bolts rather than clockwise. Help appreciated as the original Honda tank nut fitment was tight but these bolts seem to go round and round a lot? Thanks! Ade
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    One Woman, One CRF250L, One World!

    He's a legend - Top hat and tails, silver cruet set, camping in the New Forest, sat astride an inflatable 6 foot banana, smoking a Monte Cristo...please, please don't ask why...
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