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Offline Robin Brown

Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #160 on: October 08, 2018, 12:01:37 pm »
Just interested. If I buy a CRF250 Rally will I find enough guys in Cape Town to ride with??
I ride an Africa Twin so it is no problem to keep pace on and off the road with the majority of guys I ride with.
But may be hard on them waiting for me when I become far slower!
 

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #161 on: October 08, 2018, 12:07:51 pm »
Just interested. If I buy a CRF250 Rally will I find enough guys in Cape Town to ride with??
I ride an Africa Twin so it is no problem to keep pace on and off the road with the majority of guys I ride with.
But may be hard on them waiting for me when I become far slower!
Depends where you ride, you'll probably only be slower on the tar.
 

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #162 on: October 09, 2018, 08:57:14 am »
Only slower on tar. Which my riding groups mostly avoid.

Except if you join a bunch of 120+ km/hr gravel "tarmac" riders. Not my cup of tea either...
 

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #163 on: October 09, 2018, 12:17:21 pm »
Only slower on tar. Which my riding groups mostly avoid.

Except if you join a bunch of 120+ km/hr gravel "tarmac" riders. Not my cup of tea either...

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #164 on: October 09, 2018, 09:04:04 pm »
So Little Red went to Honda Quest Bootcamp and met Big Red
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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #165 on: October 10, 2018, 06:55:35 am »
Ah, but the Rally just looks so much better...  :ricky:
 

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #166 on: October 12, 2018, 04:11:13 pm »
Ah, but the Rally just looks so much better...  :ricky:
 

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #167 on: October 25, 2018, 02:03:46 pm »
Got a Q4 on the way thanks
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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #168 on: November 05, 2018, 09:31:59 am »
It died :eek:

My rally let me down today, low fuel, bike stalled, I thought I had run out so I pushed to the garage,  bike starts and dies after about 10 seconds, or as soon as you open the throttle.

I didn't have a single tool on the bike, I had removed them all after returning from Quest, so I called my son and asked him to come to my rescue.

We checked everything battery-power, plug-spark, injector-fuel,  removed the tank, the pump, stripped that, filter blocked. Cleaned the strainer, and put it all back together - purrs like a kitten again. So all good,  just a PITA. You need to remove all the plastics to get the tank off, and the hose release on the tank is very fragile and finicky I think it would be very easy to break the clip.

As a side the bike seems to be running much stronger than before, so I guess it has been partially blocked for sometime already.
 

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #169 on: November 05, 2018, 09:38:05 am »
What was blocking it? Gunk or something larger?
 

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #170 on: November 05, 2018, 09:59:32 am »
It actually looked like fluff and debris, I have no idea how that got in the tank.
 

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #171 on: November 05, 2018, 10:16:56 am »
Teebag,

If it's anything like the TransAlp fuel pump, there is a mesh filter at the end and then internally, there is a fine filter. My TA had a similar issue but I had to 'backwash' the filter in order to get the correct pump pressure. Would be difficult to do in the field.

Which filter was blocked?

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #172 on: November 05, 2018, 10:38:26 am »
I didn't take a pic at the time my hands were full of fuel, below is schematic(sorry for the fuzzy pic), only one strainer (#2) inside the fuel pump casing, the fuel inlet to the pump is the slot circled in red - very small area, this slot was full of debris.

If it ever happens again, I will try shake the bike from side to side, which may temporally dislodge the blockage.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2018, 10:39:00 am by teebag »
 

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #173 on: November 05, 2018, 10:40:14 am »
It actually looked like fluff and debris, I have no idea how that got in the tank.

Thanks. I must actually take a closer look at the filler cap, because quite a lot of dust sits beneath it every time. I think dust and debris sneaks past that bolt on ring and then as soon as you open the cap it blows into the tank without one knowing it...
 

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #174 on: November 05, 2018, 11:03:25 am »
Found a pic - the strainer is inside the pump and you have to separate the 2 halves.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2018, 11:08:58 am by teebag »
 

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #175 on: November 05, 2018, 12:25:56 pm »
Ok, not like the TA filter.

Thanks for sharing. This is very useful information for future.


Offline Grappa

Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #176 on: November 05, 2018, 01:29:04 pm »
Thanks for sharing teebag. I've noticied a noticable drop in power and my fuel consumption is no longer what it used to be. The mileage is currently on 28k odd and it was last serviced by Honda at 24k. I've inspected the air filter recently and it appears to be clean enough. I have a bad habit of running the tank empty on my long trips, before topping up with spare fuel. I suspect that some residue may worked it way through and blocked the filter to a certain extent. I intend to remove and inspect as a precautionary measure.
 

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #177 on: November 05, 2018, 02:20:48 pm »
One of the reasons I would have liked a bigger tank, running any injection system low can cause all sorts of trouble so basicly 1-2L of fuel should always be in tank. On 2 occasions I have driven my hilux on very low fuel level and the fuel filter light will come on also because of crap getting in there
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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #178 on: June 17, 2020, 12:17:30 pm »
A good read

https://theferaltraveller.com/honda-crf250l-rally-does-size-matter/

https://theferaltraveller.com/honda-crf250l-rally-the-steed/

And now that we have the ability to move around a bit more - mine is back on the market if anyone is looking

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #179 on: June 17, 2020, 12:24:45 pm »
A good read

https://theferaltraveller.com/honda-crf250l-rally-does-size-matter/

https://theferaltraveller.com/honda-crf250l-rally-the-steed/

And now that we have the ability to move around a bit more - mine is back on the market if anyone is looking
Nice write up and exactly how I felt about mine and this comment still rings true :

I would love it, as a lot of other adventure bike enthusiasts would, if Honda would stick a 450 engine into the Honda CRF250l Rally frame, with ~40-50bhp while maintaining the 8,000 mile service intervals, for me this would give the perfect bike, but until that happens Iím happy for with the 250.
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