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Offline LoopSoosStroop

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #60 on: March 08, 2018, 01:24:16 pm »
The only time you really need power is when riding sand, for everything else including touring a modern FI 250 is good enough.

My TTR could go anywhere, but some dunes it just did not have the oempf for.

 

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #61 on: March 08, 2018, 03:02:45 pm »
Some geezer having fun

 

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #62 on: April 09, 2018, 08:04:57 am »
8,000km - it's probably run in.

 

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #63 on: April 09, 2018, 08:09:57 am »
Still on your original rear tyre? If so, how long do you expect it to last?
 

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #64 on: April 09, 2018, 08:11:28 am »
No I replaced the IRC's early on with Dunlop 606's

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #65 on: April 09, 2018, 08:27:59 am »
Great thread!

there is definitely an advantage owning to owning either a gravel spaceship (KTM / BMW / STEN) and one of these more simplistic smaller cc bikes.

The only place I miss my spaceship is in heavy wind, when riding with bigger bikes and when I'm in a hurry to get home.

2 out of those 3 can be avoided. And lately, I ride solo anyways.
 

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #66 on: April 09, 2018, 02:42:14 pm »
8,000km - it's probably run in.

nice pic, love the styling of these  :thumleft:
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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #67 on: April 09, 2018, 03:46:11 pm »
Very envious of that setup teebag... enjoy!
 

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #68 on: April 10, 2018, 07:16:44 pm »
8,000km - it's probably run in.

:thumleft: These are addictive little bikes. I've already clocked up 2500 km on mine in a month. My old 650GS feels slow and clunky in comparison and while it was being serviced I got a 1200GS as a loan bike (800s and 750s were all out). I felt like I was riding Battlestar Galactica! How do people take those things off-road? I was too nervous to even tackle a little sandy 5m shortcut to my home.

I love all your pics. Are there more?
 

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #69 on: April 10, 2018, 07:38:27 pm »
I rode one today in George, what a sweet Ride. (250 L)
Does the R have more Power?
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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #70 on: April 10, 2018, 08:03:11 pm »
I don't think so, but the experts can give their opinion. As far as I know the Rally has the same engine, but is heavier, so probably less power to weight? Yet I'm glad I had it when we were caught out by time in Tankwa and ended up riding in the dark: nice super-bright LED headlight! I think another difference is longer suspension travel in the Rally.
 

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #71 on: April 10, 2018, 08:14:18 pm »
I don't think so, but the experts can give their opinion. As far as I know the Rally has the same engine, but is heavier, so probably less power to weight? Yet I'm glad I had it when we were caught out by time in Tankwa and ended up riding in the dark: nice super-bright LED headlight! I think another difference is longer suspension travel in the Rally.
My Thoughts too, 10 kg heavier, R10k more  :patch: but the Fairing will definately help with a Tailwind, should give at least another 10 km/hr on TS.
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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #72 on: April 10, 2018, 08:21:35 pm »
Think the current L and Rally are the same when it comes to engine output.

For a plaything I would take the L,  for something more suitable for touring the Rally.

Agree the lights are excellent.
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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #73 on: April 10, 2018, 08:41:21 pm »
Different suspension travel Rally vs L and donít forget the fuel range.

See post #82 for my layman comparison: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=209495.80

PS - Nice thread teebag.  :thumleft:
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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #74 on: April 10, 2018, 08:48:13 pm »
Different suspension travel Rally vs L and donít forget the fuel range.

See post #82 for my layman comparison: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=209495.80

PS - Nice thread teebag.  :thumleft:
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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #75 on: April 10, 2018, 08:52:31 pm »
I forgot about the fuel range. It's absolutely spectacular if not doing highway speeds. Anything around 6-7k revs (up to 110 km/h) = 30 km/lit (300km/tank). Highway (110 km/h and up) = 8k revs and higher = 23 km/lit (230 km/tank). Big difference.
 

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #76 on: April 10, 2018, 08:53:12 pm »
If Honda sorts out the undersprung rear suspension anytime soon this may turn out to be a decent 250. If not it's just - meh!
 

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #77 on: April 10, 2018, 09:04:53 pm »
Don't think Honda will change anything,  but plenty of aftermarket options becoming available.

In this video they replaced the springs and oil in the front but don't mention the rear

https://youtu.be/_vixg_VMLBU

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #78 on: April 23, 2018, 09:34:25 am »
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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #79 on: April 23, 2018, 12:39:41 pm »
Honda CRF 250 Rally rear racks back in stock.


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