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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #360 on: July 13, 2018, 03:22:16 pm »
Don't go out of your way but if someone can please post the height of the grips when the bike i upright I'd appreciate it  :thumleft:

I am getting annoyed with my low GS handlebars not being able to clear car mirrors in traffic
Will measure tonight
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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #361 on: July 13, 2018, 03:49:10 pm »
1140mm with my full weight (83kg) on the bike
I ride traffic everyday and car mirrors is fine but you have to dodge suv and bakkie mirrors. The bike is awesome in traffic. And no problem holding 120kmh true speed in traffic due to slipstream similar than a cyclist riding through the convoy.
I also see on this forum and on advrider.com that everyone who bought these little bikes cant stop raving about them.
Personally the bike exceeded all my expectations by far!
 
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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #362 on: July 14, 2018, 11:25:52 pm »
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.

Fair enough, except if that is R20k bucks for example. Nice Versys for R54k on Gomboom.

Problem is I like both very much.

I paid 65k for my Rally with 1800km on the dial. They are far and few between but a cheaper second hand one will pop up, especially now that we're going into the second year of sales. Also scan the dealers. They are eager to sell them because they aren't flying off the showroom floors.  Thing is, once sold, I think the buyers are liking them, they're just initially skeptical about the high new selling price and small HP.

The lived experience is however a very satisfactory one and that's difficult to sell on paper.
Didn't you pay R65K for my xtz?

I've never ridden a CRFL but I have my doubts about that trade you made?

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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #363 on: July 15, 2018, 09:57:29 pm »
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.

Fair enough, except if that is R20k bucks for example. Nice Versys for R54k on Gomboom.

Problem is I like both very much.

I paid 65k for my Rally with 1800km on the dial. They are far and few between but a cheaper second hand one will pop up, especially now that we're going into the second year of sales. Also scan the dealers. They are eager to sell them because they aren't flying off the showroom floors.  Thing is, once sold, I think the buyers are liking them, they're just initially skeptical about the high new selling price and small HP.

The lived experience is however a very satisfactory one and that's difficult to sell on paper.
Didn't you pay R65K for my xtz?

I've never ridden a CRFL but I have my doubts about that trade you made?

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Selling the Tenere was a regrettable moment yes. It had to be done at the time.

This little Rally is a great bike and better than the Tenere in wind protection, weight, looks (which is subjective) and fuel consumption but in my opinion, your Tenere specifically was better in almost every other aspect.

Having said this, if it weren't for the rear shock, I'd say that the little Rally handles better than the Tenere so for more technical riding with cruisability in between, it's arguably better.

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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #364 on: July 16, 2018, 07:42:47 am »
Difficult to compare a 250 and 660 but the Rally wins with fuel consumption, running costs, weight, ability off road (both bikes stock have sub par suspension), 18/21 wheels so wider range of tyres available in theory.
Tenere higher speed cruising ability, can take a pillion but still crappy with stepped seat and I think the Tenere looks better. For taller riders that feels comfortable in the technical stuff on 660Z the Rally would not be an option.
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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #365 on: July 16, 2018, 08:14:26 am »
I should not have ridden that bike...
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I should not have ridden that bike...
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Dammit now I cant wait anymore.
 

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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #366 on: July 16, 2018, 08:17:51 am »
Which bike?
 

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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #367 on: July 16, 2018, 08:24:42 am »
Which bike?

 :biggrin: The one this thread is all about
 

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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #368 on: July 16, 2018, 08:29:20 am »
get one
 

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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #369 on: July 16, 2018, 09:17:18 am »
Which bike?

 :biggrin: The one this thread is all about
Looking at new or used ?
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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #370 on: July 16, 2018, 09:38:35 am »
I should not have ridden that bike...
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I should not have ridden that bike...
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Dammit now I cant wait anymore.

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I also made this mistake. I was ignorantly happy with my 650GS until I tried out the little Rally on some mountain bike trails on a Honda demo weekend. I spent 4 months dreaming about the Rally before going ahead with the purchase.

Last Friday I rode my poor GS for the first time in about 2 months. It felt big and cumbersome. It hurt my left wrist (still need ligament surgery). Sure, it has power and a very comfy seat, but that's about it. I thought I would use it more for breakfast rides, long-distance road stretches, etc. But honestly, I don't do those types of rides anymore. I have come to the very sad conclusion that it must go (I had a little cry about this realisation). It needs a home where it will be used.
 

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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #371 on: July 16, 2018, 09:49:45 am »
I know the 250 Rally can take me up difficult terrain much easier than a 650 class bike and it's still very capable on road as a commuter as well (much better than a plated enduro bike). Case closed just a pity they don't sell for perceived  250 type money  :-\
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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #372 on: July 16, 2018, 09:55:13 am »
Looking at new or used ?

Probably secondhand or demo.

I'm busy looking for and buying a house, so after that is done I'll start looking in earnest.
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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #373 on: July 16, 2018, 10:51:27 pm »
I know the 250 Rally can take me up difficult terrain much easier than a 650 class bike and it's still very capable on road as a commuter as well (much better than a plated enduro bike). Case closed just a pity they don't sell for perceived  250 type money  :-\
I own a 250L and a DR650 - the DR is much more fun , feels about the same weight but is able to power out of mud and sand much easier, its a better bike for difficult terrain for me, the 250 just doesn't have that extra push somehow - took a friend riding in the forest here in Knysna on the 250 and the 650 and we went off the roads and into the pine plantations between the trees , the power felt better on the 650 so made it easier to change direction or blast up slopes  - I hope they have fixed the long side stand on the Rally , on the 250L you need to find a small dip to put the stand in . Still have the 250L as its a class bike and very reliable, I use it round the farm but going into the forest the 650 is much easier, going to Baviaans is a no-brainer
 
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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #374 on: July 17, 2018, 12:04:52 pm »
See on ADVrider the higher mileage Rally's are now on 50000km. No mechanical issues reported.
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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #375 on: July 17, 2018, 12:16:59 pm »
See on ADVrider the higher mileage Rally's are now on 50000km. No mechanical issues reported.

Lekker, seems that Honda has a winner here.

How does the valve system work? Shim buckets or rocker arms? Prob the former.

 

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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #377 on: July 17, 2018, 12:36:28 pm »
Part 14 I assume is the shim that you change (or grind) to adjust valve clearance.
 

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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #378 on: July 19, 2018, 08:11:17 am »
How do you guys select a contour when you buy Protaper fatbars? There are so many to choose from. When I eventually buy the Rally I'd like to put some fatbars and hand guards on.
 

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Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Reply #379 on: July 19, 2018, 08:37:28 am »
The Renthal RC High, part no. 809-01, also seems like a good alternative.
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