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Offline Sypie

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Re: CRF250 L as an ADV bike for my lady
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2014, 04:52:01 pm »
Hi Sypie,

I am also looking to buy one of these bikes for commuting and try to turn in into a proper adventure bike.
Could you maybe let me know what kind of $ are we talking about when doing this upgrades?

I would also like to hear about upgrading the suspension with progressive spring etc? Have anybody done it that can indicate what is the best to do and how much money it will cost?

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Sorry only replying now. From the top of my head I would say R11 000, it costed me. But in hindsight I would leave out the injection kit, that was R2500 rand. The header was R2800 and can R4300 thus R7100. Sprockets both, the total +- R700. The sprockets made a huge difference in pulling power, but lower top speed as result I  still did yesterday 130k/h on piece of gravel road, still very stable and had a bit more to give still. With the FMF pipe the bike just breathes better, maintain easier higher speeds and sounds much better >:D >:D >:D!
As for the suspension the bikes come standard with Showa shocks. See the guys mentioned something about soft rear suspension. I weigh about 78kgs I regurlaly attempt mild jumps, the suspension, havent bottomed out once still had lots of travel left!!
Also have done quite a bit of rough stuff too, rocks sand etc.
So I would not bother with suspension mods.
Only one gripe that I have is the tank thats too small for long distances though Even with hard riding I  still get  23/24 ks a litre.
A lekka surefire bike tough as nails.
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Re: CRF250 L as an ADV bike for my lady
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2014, 06:53:41 pm »
Got my son a CRF250L as a commuter come fun bike a year ago, never looked back. Great little machine IMHO.

If you want more out of it, one can go to extremes like this guy: http://www.rickramsey.net/CRF250Lmods.htm

While I think a lot of what he has done is overkill for this bike's intended purpose, it does allow one the opportunity to pick some of his best findings and apply them with great results...

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Re: CRF250 L as an ADV bike for my lady
« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2015, 09:01:16 am »
Hi guys. New on the forum! Great thread, great info.. cheers!  :ricky:




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Re: CRF250 L as an ADV bike for my lady
« Reply #23 on: August 06, 2015, 11:24:37 am »
Speak to Johann C Pretorius on the forum.

He started his wife on a Suzuki DR 200, followed by a CRF 250 L, which was fully modded and farkled.

Then bought her a new Yamaha XT 250.

The XT is lighter and seat height lower than the CRF.

I think they are both expensive bikes when bought new.


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Re: CRF250 L as an ADV bike for my lady
« Reply #24 on: August 06, 2015, 11:28:55 am »
If its going to be her first bike, and you can live with a 90 km/h cruising speed, then the Suzuki DR 200 is the perfect starter bike. Second hand they are affordable. The bike is light, with a low seat height.

If you buy the SE, change the front sprocket from a 12 to a 15 tooth.


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Re: CRF250 L as an ADV bike for my lady
« Reply #25 on: August 11, 2015, 03:56:02 pm »
R57000 for the 250l brand new is complete madness. Fun bike and i love mine but 57k is crazy
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