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Honda CRF250L modifications & upgrades & anything useful
« on: August 10, 2014, 02:18:22 pm »
Hi Guys and girls

I thought of starting this thread because these little great bikes can be turned into awesome commuter and adventure bikes to my understanding.

Maybe some of you have already done these mods or upgrades and can inform us of what's the best and where are we wasting money.

Suspension? Speed? Adventure bike mods? Thinks we need to know or should check? Etc......

Really hope this helps everyone.

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Re: Honda CRF250L modifications & upgrades & anything useful
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2014, 10:44:28 pm »
I'm looking for a custom made rear rack and possibly also a bash plate. Don't want a nasty homemade effort and am willing to import if necessary. Accessories for these bikes are available in Australia and the US. Not sure how to go about importing these items. Any here would be appreciated.
 

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Re: Honda CRF250L modifications & upgrades & anything useful
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2014, 10:46:41 pm »
I'm looking for a custom made rear rack and possibly also a bash plate. Don't want a nasty homemade effort and am willing to import if necessary. Accessories for these bikes are available in Australia and the US. Not sure how to go about importing these items. Any here would be appreciated.

Paul from PSP in CT will be able to help you.
 

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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2014, 11:00:57 pm »
Many thanks. Do you have any contact details for me?
 

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Re: Honda CRF250L modifications & upgrades & anything useful
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2015, 08:07:09 pm »
In a moment of necessity I traded the Xr150 in on a Demo crf250l.  Now the pimping will start in Ernest. Fmf pipe, Fat bars and handgaurds ordered already. There is a bike service accessories shop here in Durban Waterfall area Trtec adventure that specialises in making racks and bash plates etc. I have seen a 250l around here with there kit on and it really looks like quality stuff. I have an appointment with them during next week and will report on the progress.
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Re: Honda CRF250L modifications & upgrades & anything useful
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2015, 06:50:12 pm »
Just bought a replacement air filter from our local Honda dealer. At R438 I don't see any gold plating or diamond studs included. Are there any filters available in RSA which I can use in future? Thinking K&N, Uni or equivalent. These filters are available overseas but I cannot justify the import prices.
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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2015, 09:32:29 am »
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Re: Honda CRF250L modifications & upgrades & anything useful
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2015, 09:40:45 am »
Many thanks. Do you have any contact details for me?

We sell PSP product, I currently have a bashplate - R1195 and luggage carrier - R1495
 

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« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2015, 09:44:33 am »
Thanks, bought a rear carrier rack from PSP a few months ago. I need some advice regarding replacement air filters please!
 

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« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2015, 06:24:22 pm »
I fitted a 2 brothers pipe to my 250. Awesome sound and quality look. Huge weight savings also and much better throttle response.
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« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2015, 06:25:58 pm »
I fitted a 2 brothers pipe to my 250. Awesome sound and quality look. Huge weight savings also and much better throttle response.
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« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2015, 06:27:12 pm »
A buddy of mine has a BMC filter fitted. Cost him R900.
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Re: Honda CRF250L modifications & upgrades & anything useful
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2015, 06:16:05 pm »
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I fitted a 2 brothers pipe to my 250. Awesome sound and quality look. Huge weight savings also and much better throttle response.
:thumleft: Nice one bud, what was the cost of that pipe and hows about a pic?  :lol8:
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« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2015, 08:06:52 pm »
Paid R4300. A bit more than the Fmf. Will post a pic from desk top on Monday
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« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2015, 07:41:14 pm »
Pretty much the Holy Grail for these bikes

http://rickramsey.net/CRF250Lmods.htm
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Re: Honda CRF250L modifications & upgrades & anything useful
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2015, 09:05:22 am »
Looking to by a side stand for my CRF250L. Bought it with a soupys performance adjustable stand on, but it broke off this weekend on the back of a trailer.

Should I get a stock one or look for something else? Any great stands out there worth shopping for?
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Re: Honda CRF250L modifications & upgrades & anything useful
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2015, 04:53:14 pm »
The dirt on the bottom left in the photo, is green coolant leaking from the weep hole. Well document problem with these bikes, and will be repaired under warranty. What concerns me is the oil seepage all along the crankcase split gasket. I'm no rocket scientist, but me thinks that the motor will have to be opened to sort it out. Anybody out there with a similar problem. The bike has not reached 10 000km yet.
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Re: Honda CRF250L modifications & upgrades & anything useful
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2016, 03:46:54 pm »
Have always liked 250's, the WR250R is great but not sold locally so I looked at the specs and see the 250L weighs in at 145kg ! Do you find the heavy ? I'm sure even a DR650 weighs less. The 250 might be lighter on fuel and has Fi but I cant see the advantages. My late 90's DR250 weighed around 120kg.
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Re: Honda CRF250L modifications & upgrades & anything useful
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2016, 07:14:32 pm »
I sold my KLR to put money down on an African Twin - then the release dates where pushed forward and I couldnt stand being bike less so I bought a second hand 250L - its a great little bike - not heavy at all - in its balance and picking it up . The engine is great and pulls well for its size . On dirt roads  I can keep up with 660's on windy roads ( in fact my little bike is better on the turns ) and unless the bikes I am with go faster than 110km on the dirt straights I am right there all the time . The petrol tank is a bit lacking and 180km so far seems my maximum range - this will need an upgrade to make it a traveling bike . The bikes lack of power can be felt on tar roads and its lack of wind protection also is a factor .
That said I had planned to go up Africa in June on the Africa Twin when I get it but now am seriously thinking of taking this bike rather , its very easy to live with and with a few upgrades ( fuel ) can make an amazing traveling bike if you don't intend to do 400km plus days .