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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #320 on: July 09, 2018, 01:37:49 pm »
@zebra - Flying Brick two racks were posted, which one is being sold at the moment ? First one looks like the seat will not come off with.
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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #321 on: July 09, 2018, 01:39:12 pm »
What's the service intervals on the Rally? 6000 km on the Versys.
 

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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #322 on: July 09, 2018, 01:41:44 pm »
Zanie, those fuel consumption figures are really impressive on your Fuelly profile.  :thumleft:

I think at the end it will come down to the best deal I can get secondhand.
 

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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #323 on: July 09, 2018, 01:42:03 pm »
Sidetrack: Those pics are both of my bike from different angles - the angle makes it look like the rack's over the seat, but it's not. It was the first rack Flying Brick installed.  ;D

LSS: Service intervals for the Rally are 12,000 km. Nice and long!
 

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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #324 on: July 09, 2018, 01:43:21 pm »
I really like this one but it will be an import. Would be nice with handles like that of Flying Brick. The first two looks like stuff will drop down between the crossbars ?
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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #325 on: July 09, 2018, 01:47:48 pm »
Sidetrack: I also strongly considered that rack, but due to price and urgency, I went for the Flying Brick version and have been forever grateful for that decision.

The grab-handles are great for moving the bike around and I have not had any moment where I thought "I wish my rack had [insert random functionality]".
 
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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #326 on: July 09, 2018, 01:50:01 pm »
Sidetrack: I also strongly considered that rack, but due to price and urgency, I went for the Flying Brick version and have been forever grateful for that decision.

The grab-handles are great for moving the bike around and I have not had any moment where I thought "I wish my rack had [insert random functionality]".
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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #327 on: July 09, 2018, 01:57:12 pm »
Zanie, those fuel consumption figures are really impressive on your Fuelly profile.  :thumleft:

I think at the end it will come down to the best deal I can get secondhand.
I just cant get used to the Versys looks, sure it will commute well but cant see myself heading too far off road with it
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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #328 on: July 09, 2018, 02:14:43 pm »


Quote from: Zanie on Today at 01:42:03 pm>Sidetrack: Those pics are both of my bike from different angles - the angle makes it look like the rack's over the seat, but it's not. It was the first rack Flying Brick installed.  ;D

LSS: Service intervals for the Rally are 12,000 km. Nice and long!

Yes, and ...no! the FIRST rack shown has North-South bars, and the SECOND rack has East-West bars... ;D
the FIRST rack is the Flying Brick rack, which we stock...
the other I THINK is a picture I found trawling the web; more later...
We have stock of the first rack...it was designed with 'pick-me-up' handles: partly to aid picking the bike up, and partly to allow a bigger/wider bag to rest on the handles AND the actual rack...
Stuff dropping down NOT usually a problem whatsoever, since USUALLY a soft-bag is tied on to the top of these racks!
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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #329 on: July 09, 2018, 02:25:58 pm »
Are you sure Chris I bought my rack from you and it sure looks like the 2nd one ;)
 

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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #330 on: July 09, 2018, 02:31:11 pm »
My mistake Chris. Obviously it's Monday and I'm still asleep at the PC. Mine's the one in the first picture.
 
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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #331 on: July 09, 2018, 02:34:43 pm »
The plot thickens  :biggrin:
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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #332 on: July 09, 2018, 02:36:38 pm »
Chris getting old
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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #333 on: July 09, 2018, 02:36:48 pm »
hehe, I now THINK we get two different racks (North/South & East/West) from 2 different sources, we just cannot remember who supplies us the SECOND rack! (embarrassing!)  :-[


We have also now been offered a THIRD rack (see pic), but will have to limit how MANY we stock, I did ask 1st rack designer to build on those grab-handles, and MAY have asked the second designer to do the same - let me quickly take my memory pills!  :o



More research needed!  :scratch:
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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #334 on: July 09, 2018, 02:37:39 pm »
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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #335 on: July 09, 2018, 02:40:01 pm »
Last one is nice, will be able to bolt a piece of flat alu to it but also needs those grab handles.
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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #336 on: July 09, 2018, 02:42:44 pm »


Quote from: sidetrack on Today at 02:34:43 pm>The plot thickens  :biggrin:
OK, things clearer now!  :biggrin:  We INDEED sell BOTH North/South and East/West rack, and p-r-e-s-e-n-t-l-y have stock of the North/South rack - whew, tough crowd today  :imaposer:
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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #337 on: July 09, 2018, 02:45:02 pm »


Quote from: sidetrack on Today at 01:37:49 pm>@zebra - Flying Brick two racks were posted, which one is being sold at the moment ? First one looks like the seat will not come off with.

in answer - FIRST rack is in stock, SECOND rack can be ordered in, and BOTH do not interfere with seat removal, that is purely an optical illusion....
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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #338 on: July 11, 2018, 09:06:28 pm »
Zanie, those fuel consumption figures are really impressive on your Fuelly profile.  :thumleft:

I think at the end it will come down to the best deal I can get secondhand.

This would be a mistake in my opinion. Get the bike you wan't, not the cheapest you can get. I'm a serious tight ass too but won't buy a bike I wan't second best again to save a buck.

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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #339 on: July 11, 2018, 10:15:57 pm »
I was also looking around at other cheaper options. The little Yamaha WR250 would have been far cheaper and in technical sections probably better due to the low seat height.

But the Rally looked so pretty, it felt less cramped (my longer legs made me sit in the fetal positional on the Yammie) and I actually like the plush suspension.

It's also great to have a bike with no second-hand issues, because (at least from my experience) there is always the extra cash you drop to fix up a second-hand bike.