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  1. I tried searching the forum for this specific question and found nothing about performing a valve clearance check on a 2017 CRF250L. I just purchased a 2017 CRF250L and have noticed how the new model varies from previous years on when you should check the valve clearance. On previous years it is recommend to check the valve clearance on the first service which is at 600 miles along with changing the oil and oil filter. According to both my Owners Manual that came with the bike and also the Honda Repair Manual, they both state that it is recommend to check the valve clearance at 16,000 miles and it does not mention checking the valves at 600 miles. Is this one of the changes that Honda has made to 2017 model? Also, the bike has 730 miles on it and I have changed the oil and oil filter. I have noticed that the bike started to make some "valve train" noise at about 150 miles. The engine noise is audible from 5,000 rpm to about 6,500 rpm after the engine is warmed up. The noise slightly dissipated after my first oil change and I started to ride it much harder, but the noise is still there. Not sure if this is normal for the engine. Found some people on other forums talking about this, but I found it difficult to find a solid answer. Any thoughts? Any feedback would help. Thanks.
  2. Let's see your CRF250L, sitting purdy or in action.
  3. Hey guys! I'm back from the cross country trip! I've actually been back for a while, but, I've been busy.... I did get the EJK installed before the trip , and I'm glad I did so! It was almost night and day, anyways here is the link to my old thread for references Anyways now that I'm back, I've decided that the pipe is not for me, I also removed some packing from it for the wow effect, but I'm ready to just drop the two bros and pick up a full kit from a company (No offense @Ducky Dog and @gnath9 but I'll stay widely manufactured products on this build). So I guess, what is the best full kit, cost wise, and performance wise..... I don't want to pay more for something that doesn't give a great improvement over the competition... So what full kit would you recommend? Also I'd be willing to sell my slip on m7 for Cheap if someone wants it.... It sounds really loud, I can post a vid if anyone is interested! Thanks, Ethan
  4. For me it was a productive day. I did my first oil change, turned up the preload and did a "custom" fender eliminator/reducer by modifying the stock one. So what did you do to yours today?
  5. I'm thinking of saving up for either the crf250l or wr250r. I would ride mostly to school and on trails around my place. I'm 14 6'3 and weigh around 140. And considering the wr getting discontinued, I don't have much choice on getting a brand new bike. But I would still like to have you guy's opinions on which I should get. Thanks
  6. Hi Guys I am about to attempt to take a Honda CRF250L around the world. I aim to become the first British Woman to do this journey solo and if I make it to Antarctica, I will have hit all 7 continents, making me the first Brit and only the 5 person in the world to have ridden my bike on all 7 continents. At the moment my budget will not allow for the 7th continent and even with the funds in place is will be a challenge. However, I am a pretty determined lady if I may say so myself (some might say stuborn!) and with 20 weeks before I set off I am still pushing and trying to rally support. It was suggested by one of your members that I should put a link to allow for donations on here and so I am doing just that. I hope no one minds and please feel free to ignore it but any donations would be very gratefully received. Also as I am working on a very tight budget and wild camping a lot of the time, I would be very grateful too for any offers of hospitality on route or suggestions for roads/trails to check out along the way. Even if you want to come and keep me company for a leg of the journey! That would be really cool! My blog address if you would like to take a look is stephmoto-adventurebikeblog.com Facebook www.facebook.com/OneWomanOneMotorbikeOneWorld?ref=hl To make a donation please click here. You will be directed to a paypal donation page. If the link doesn't work then please log in to your paypal and email donations to stephjeavons@gmail.com Thanks for taking an interest in my journey. Cheers Steph
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    FOR SALE - CRF 250L RACETECH rear shock. $400 shipped. Sprung for 290lbs 75%trails/25% road Purchased 1/19/15 Low miles, like-new condition.

    $400.00

  8. I've been reading many posts, some good, some bad on our new kid in town...the 2013 Honda CRF250L. It is my impression that most of the posts are from riders that either (a) don't have one or ( haven't rode one; this is not surprising since they are hard to get right now...the dealers can't keep them in stock. hmmm...pondering...can't keep them in stock. Yes, the supply is limited due to overseas demands for the little scooter..but still I think, "can't keep them in stock" says something to the market. I recently traded in my 230L on a DRZ400S and my wife traded her 230L in on the new CRF 250L. WHY? Because we wanted to give up some gas mileage for a bit more speed and better suspension...we got just that on both accounts. I took the 250L for a little spin down HWY 101 in Washington state...the hilly winding part along the Hood Canal and found this machine to be a breathe of fresh air over the 230L on the tarmac. It could easily keep my 235lb body going 65mph without waiver. It cornered well, handled well, was nice and quiet and achieved 70 mpg. Then we headed up into the Olympic mountains...the old logging roads and fire roads. The 250L kept right up with the DRZ and had stellar handling compared to its little brother the 230L.No issues of hitting bottom on either end...not exactly a tractor but that's what the shifter and clutch are for when the terrain goes south on you. Yes, your not going to win any enduro's on this nor astonish anybody on a track or load it down with 200lbs of gear and take off on a 2000 mile trek...but, that's not its purpose. Let's examine reality for a moment : Nobody ever has, nor ever will, make the perfect "Dual Sport" bike...this is a pipe dream conjured out of desperation and limited resources...or something related to that sort of mind freak in some way. If one wants to ride "anywhere" one needs at least three, if not four bikes. We to like to go on the trails but we take our WR250F and WR450F on the trails...that's what they were made for and they're great for that...but not so much on the roads because one just rides from gas station to gas station. (and needs ear plugs and a mouth piece to keep ones teeth from rattling out). We also like to ride on the highway...on a road bike preferably...nice smooth inline four like my old GS1000, or a Gold Wing, BMW or what have you...don't really care as long as its comfortable and fast. Next we have the adventure bike...The gentleman's "dual-sport"...sweet on the highway and fine on the dual track but too much work on the fire roads or trails. Enter the F800GS or similar orange bike. Finally, we get to the Dual Sport; part dirt bike, part adventure bike...good gas mileage, enough suspension for some rocks and logs, street legal and emissions correct. For the days one doesn't want to bother trailering the WR, but still may get into some crap a big bike can't handle without an expert rider at the helm. The 250L is fine for this...what we call "bike packing in the back country"...beats walking by a large margin. Did I say fine? I mean the good kind of fine...not stellar...not a pig...just fine. Honda nailed that with a good price tag...not to much, not to little...just fine. Myself, at 6'5" and 235lbs, prefer the DRZ400S, but Ive been riding for 35 years and can deal with the high seat...frankly if not just from the size standpoint the DRZ is also...fine. Yes, Honda answered the desire of a whole lot of people, just like us, with the 250L...its a dual-sport and it serves that niche well. Its an improved 230L from our view and that's just what we wanted...just a bit more...not to much...just right. If one wants an orange bike...shut up and go buy one...they made them for those with your needs and wants. The 2013 Honda 250L is not for you and was never intended to be for you. Most recreational riders of average size, that have a job, will love this little dual sport on the county pavement and the logging roads...Thats where they ride when they say "Dual Sport". Good Job Honda ! Please make a CRF400L...I'll take two. I'll never understand those that need to hate something else in order to like what they want...twisted at best....good day.
  9. As many of us new owners of the CRF250L come on board, One of the "big" selling features of this bike is the lower seat height, compared to the 650L's, WRR's, KTM's, DRZ-z's, KLX's.... and so on...YES, the Dr200 is lower and the XT 225, TW200 and the CRF 230L, but we're here to deal with the "NEW"CRF 250L With the CRF250L's seat height being advertized at 34.7 inches, it comes in "lower" than most others in the 250cc class and up. The objective of this thread is to give us vertically challenged owners/future owners the options we have to make the bike more fitting and comfortable for us people in the 5'3' to 5'8" range. If your shorter and new to riding, I'd suggest maybe looking into one of the above mentioned bikes ...If taller, no problems should be experienced I would think. I am going to point out my own experiences/opinions/dimensions to give people an insight to the size and fit of the CRFL. I am about 5' 8.5" with sneakers on my feet, lil more with riding boots, My inseam is about 31 inches and I weigh about 180lbs. When I sit on the CRFL (Stock form) I am on my toes to ball part of my feet, with the bike sitting on the garage floor or other flat surface. As I am a relatively experienced rider on street ( scale of 1 to 10....about a 6). I am quite comfortable with it in its stock form on streets/dirt/ fire/ service roads- 90% of my intended riding. If I was less experienced, It's height would be a bit intimidating to me. The wife is 5'4" and has a CRF250L also, and we have a Kouba link installed, forks lowered and Seat Concepts seat on order. Please feel free to ask any questions about this topic on here or share your experiences. I am "new" to the "Dual Sport" and TT world also, but will help answer your questions or try to point you in the right direction, Hopefully some of the "Ole pro's that lurk here will chime in".. The below pic's show me (5'8" - 31" inseam) sitting on the bikes. Pic's don't do much justice as the "feel" but take note of my feet position and Knees (there is a difference, trust me!!) Plus weather it makes much of a difference or not, but it`s so cold out in my garage ``it would freeze the nuts off an Iron bridge`` so there's not much give to the suspension and seat. Thanks to FOXBROOK (wife) for taking the pic's See below: This is the stock set up, my heals slightly raised and I'm sorta struggling to reach the floor This is The bike with the Kouba Link installed, Take note that I'm more flat footed. The link installed (simple installation,good instructions,and the grease fitting is a bonus) Front forks lowered, slightly more than 1/2 inch...my measurements might be slightly off also I dropped the forks about 1/2 inch, could go more or less..IDK . Pretty simple also, but if ya do this, be careful with the plastic head light cowl when torquing up the bolts ..Bottom/Top bridge pinch bolts (24ft/lbs) as the manual states. You have to kinda squeeze the cowl a tiny bit to get the scoket in there and the tabs break VERY easy....
  10. I just got my hands on a new CRF250L. Since this model was just released there are not yet model specific luggage options. Until some one comes out with mounting hardware for a set of hard panniers, what are my options? I tried a set of Ortlieb waterproof soft bags but the exhaust burned through the rear strap. The inside of the right bag was also hot as an oven. The obvious answer is a generic tail bag but I'd like more capacity and still be able to strap on a tent and sleeping bag. Would a pair of Aerostich tank panniers work? I'm concerned the flair of the front body work would push them out too far.
  11. Time Left: 10 days and 16 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    I'm selling my 2014-Honda-CRF250l. I purchased it from a dealer in GA at the end of April with 1,107 miles on it. Current odometer reads 2,222 but I plan to keep riding it while it's for sale. I love the bike but I've decided I want something even more off-road oriented. Bike is pretty much stock other than sprocket upgrade (13/42) and addition of a Pro Moto Billet 'Rack It' rear rack. I also just replaced the stock tires with 90/10 DOT knobbies (about 320 miles ago. I also purchased a 3 year XtremeGard extended warranty which will transfer to the new owner. I still have the stock tires and sprockets which will go with the bike. I will update with more (cleaner) photos later.

    $3,895.00

  12. Hello all. I just finished my first oil change on my bike, and it is also the first oil change for the bike in general. I filled the bike up with oil, started it up for about 20-30 secs and it went back down below min (im assuming thats the filter filling up) then i topped it off twice more and realized i over filled it slightly. when the bike is standing up you can just see a little air pocket at the top of the window. Is this enough over that I need to worry and try to drain some or will that be about close enough to be OK?
  13. New to the forum post up something... Everyone can use their voice here, owners, non-owners, wannabes and freaks... ..........................................
  14. Post up your mods, tech and any you info have here. What works for what weight, your adjustments, shock tech, fork tech, steering stabilizer info, whatever you got... All in one place so everything for easy access... Lets see what you got.
  15. I started my search for a dual sport about a month ago. My last dirtbike was a 96 CR500R that I only rode trails with and was all stock. It was a great bike for off road but sadly, I had no one left to ride with and with no trails close by I sold it in 2009. I had also sold my streetbike in 2009 and got a Corvette. Enough of that. A month ago I was going to buy a 2017 CRF250L. I had been going back and forth between that and a WR250R and wondered if the extra $1,500 or so was worth it. Then I had seen the KTM 350 and 500 EXC and put a deposit on a 17 500 EXC, THEN I came across the Beta 430 and 500 RS and went up to the closest dealer today to swing a leg over the 430 and chat with a salesman, I like the bike. I'm thinking of canceling my deposit for the EXC and just buying the 430 RS. Here are my thoughts, if you care; I would save $1,000 right off the bat as the MSRP for the 430 is $9,699 where the EXC is $10,699. For $100 more I could get the 500 but I don't think I'll need the extra power as I know I'm past my prime CR500R riding days and the 430 will be nice both on the road and on the trails. I'm mostly going to be riding the 4.5-6.5 miles back and forth to work over city streets and on the weekends, depending on where I am, or at night when I can go and ride for an hour or two after the kids go to bed, I know I won't be riding all day long, both weekend days like I did when I was single and had friends and the time to go and ride-I sure miss those days. I like that I can save the money and I like that I have been reading that Beta's are every bit as good and every bit as reliable as every other motorcycle out there and that both parts and service won't be an issue. The only two things that I consider changing on the bike would be the fuel tank and getting a bigger tank but then as I had mentioned, I might ride 60 miles a week going back and forth to work so stopping for gas won't be a big deal and again, I have no one to ride with so I really wouldn't need to worry about range plus, as a dual sport, I could just ride the the gas station-yes! I like that the bike has the Voyager GPS, that is a $300 bonus. I can go out and find new trails near me-there aren't many but there are some, powerlines and stuff and not have to really worry about getting lost, not that it was ever a problem in the past but it is nice to also have the tach, engine temp and all the other features it has that other bikes just don't have, yet. While I'm 5'7" and 165 dry, I had no problem at all having both toes touching the ground, no different than I was on my CR500's. I was glad that I won't have to get and possibly have any lowering kits installed. All the controls felt nice and I like that the clutch is hydraulic, the throttle pull was really smooth and light and that the bike still has the kickstarter-that KTM has done away with in 17. I had taken the seat off using the pushbutton and the salesman had shown me where they had installed the quick connector for a battery tender as well as rings on the lower triple clamp for the tie-down hooks-another couple of bonus'. Bike was brand new sitting there, waiting for me. Should I cancel the deposit on the KTM-as who knows when they might start shipping their bikes, save me $1,000 to put towards a new Shoei Hornet X2 helmet and the hitch rack I'll be needing for my SUV, and a possible LED headlight upgrade and buy the 2017 Beta 430 RS?
  16. Time Left: 6 days and 15 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Selling a koubalink that was used on my 14' CRF250L for 1800 miles. Have no need for it anymore, nothing wrong with it, been sitting in a box since last July. Lowers the bike by 1 inch. $120 paypal'd and shipped to lower 48 states

    $120.00

  17. I am considering buying a crf 250l dual sport. I like the size and seems like the perfect lil bike to whip around town in. Its my alternative to a scooter. Not to mention the price tag is very attractive. I'd like to make it into a scrambler. My buddy told me this would be difficult because this particular bike has a perimeter frame, and a metal gas tank wouldn't properly fit. Also the radiator is up front under the plastics and would stick out funny. Any ideas and could someone school me on what a perimeter frame is and why a cool looking metal gas tank won't fit? Any ideas on how to make this possible? I know the xr 650 could work but I like how small and cheap the 250 is. Thanks
  18. Hey all, I noticed on a few youtube videos and noticed it myself that the stock shifter does not fold, obviously this is problematic because if you hit a rock or tree and bend your shifter you can have a hard time getting back home. So i started looking online for some good aftermarket shift levers that fold and i'm having a really hard time finding them for crf250l i don't even thnink they exist. So i hve heard a bunch of rumors and opinion from other people and I don't know what model of bike to buy the shifter from i have heard of using a CRF150R shifter Just wondering wich would fit ? And if you could link a website that ships to Canada and has them it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
  19. I am considering buying a crf 250l dual sport. I like the size and seems like the perfect lil bike to whip around town in. Its my alternative to a scooter. Not to mention the price tag is very attractive. I'd like to make it into a scrambler. My buddy told me this would be difficult because this particular bike has a perimeter frame, and a metal gas tank wouldn't properly fit. Also the radiator is up front under the plastics and would stick out funny. Any ideas and could someone school me on what a perimeter frame is and why a cool looking metal gas tank won't fit? Any ideas on how to make this possible? I know the xr 650 could work but I like how small and cheap the 250 is. Thanks
  20. Anyone have the windshield on there bike? and what are your views?
  21. This is a new list, so we will continue to add to it. Remember, TT offers more than 8 million parts, including genuine Honda parts so if you do not see that you're looking for in this list, nor find it on your own in the on-line catalog.. Contact the TT Store folks and tell them what you're looking for. Chances are they can source it for you. Genuine Suzuki O.E.M Parts & Parts Fiche Body ThumperTalk Skid Plate Moose Racing Pro Skid Plate more to come....
  22. I'm looking to get into the dirt bike market. I currently have a bike for the road - a Suzuki TU250X. This has quite a low seat height - 770mm or roundabouts - and this is comfortable for me. I could go an extra few centimetres particularly because dirt bikes are generally more narrow (so my legs won't be as wide apart) and I'd have thick dirt bike boots on. The dirt bike that I do get needs to be road legal as I want to ride it in national parks etc. rather then just private property. There are plenty of road registrable dirt bikes out there but the seat heights are insane. Most being around 870mm - 940mm which is way to high for me. I'm 5'2" with an inseam of about 63cm (I think). So, as you can imagine it's hard finding something that fits - with most bikes leaving my feet dangling. I have been looking at the Honda CRF250L, as its stock seat height is smaller then most. It looks like something that is marketed at the weekend trail rider rather than hard core enduro or motocross rider and that's fine by me - I just want something easy to ride. Its stock seat height is 875mm and I want to know what the best ways of lowering it - I don't weigh too much so lowering the suspension is okay (I know it affects the ride). Does anyone have suggestions? I also see the Suzuki DR200S - with a seat height of 845mm (which is lower) but I have to say I'm not keen on the way it looks... Silly I know. Suggestions on lowering this one? Otherwise, are there any other suggestions of bike model and their lowering techniques.? I'd rather not have a bike less than 200cc's. 250cc-300cc's is ideal. Any help would be amazing. I have been looking for some time but I am striking out. Thanks in advance!
  23. The first year I owned my 250L, I gooned around in supermoto trim 100% of the time. If I wanted to ride off-road I would trailer my dirt bike since there are no extensive public trails within 1 hour of my home. 6 months ago I wore out my street supermoto tires again. Got busy, never ordered replacements so I swapped over to the stock wheels and tires. I started venturing further out to do more off-road. This eventually led to rim locks, better tires, skid plate, full RaceTech suspension and some supplemental luggage. The luggage I've been carrying is basic. Wolfman enduro tank bag, Wolfman fender bag, Wolfman bottle holder with 1L of extra fuel. I also ride with an off brand CamelBak. I carry basic tools, 1 spare tube and 2 spoons, phone, charger, air pressure guage, bike pump, zip ties, GoPro stuff. I'm getting bored of the local riding area and I want to start taking full day trips. I ride alone most of the time, I probably prefer it even. My questions: What is your must have gear for day trips that might also fit in my current bare bones luggage? I don't want more bags. I don't have rain gear except for my tank bag. I figure if it's calling for rain I'm not going and if it rains late in the day, I'm headed home. Bad idea? Do any of you trailer your bike to get closer to the action? Most of the riding I want to do is in the mountains of NC. I'm about 1.5-2 hours east of the roads I'm trying to get to. That's an extra 3+ hours of riding to get to the good spots and get home! What do you use for GPS? I use google maps on my phone typically. However I don't expect to have service in some locations. Does anyone use a device like the Garmin InReach? My wife would prefer I get one of those since I ride alone and will be on remote forest roads. Thanks for the advice.
  24. started converting my buddies crf over to supermoto, wheels and tires are on, seat covered, supermoto fender on, white shrouds are on there way and Im dropping the plastics off for graphics tomorrow. Here is our progress so far. hopefully everything will be finished up by next week.