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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #80 on: April 23, 2018, 02:05:43 pm »
I already have your rack, I see the design has changed a little.


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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #81 on: April 23, 2018, 02:58:58 pm »
yes, teebag, the manufacturer made a small design change to keep it further away from plastics, I think; otherwise it is essentially identical.


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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #82 on: May 06, 2018, 12:17:43 pm »
Took the Monday between the weekend and the public holiday and went for a ride around the block - why not.

Headed out of town via the tunnel to Worcester,  gravel on the Overhex road to Robertson , top up in Montague before hitting the real dirt for the day.

Up and over Ouberg (the other one) pass, turn towards Ladysmith south of Anysberg. I arrive at the Sanbona gate, sign says road closed but the guard assures me I can pass - apparently the presence of large carnivores requires I have an escort, so they send a vehicle to follow me between the gates.  Surprising a lone Oryx in the dry riverbed I start to plan what I might do should I come across something a little more grumpy, syncerus caffer perhaps.

Leaving the reserve,  I made my way towards the R62 and turn right towards Barrydale, the left onto the gravel just before the town. About 15km down the intersection with Gysmanshoek - another road closed sign,  this time on the side of the road.  There are signs the road is in regular use so I decide to see how far I can go and continue up the track, I reach the Cape Nature gate which is open and has no indication that entry is prohibited. Before I know it I am up and over the mountain,  riding the valley on the southern  side. 

Empty farm roads all the way to Suurbrak, before slabbing (can you slab a 250?) all the way back to CT via the N2.

700km of soul food. 300km on a tank (Montague to Riversonderend) 33km/l
 

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #83 on: May 06, 2018, 12:32:55 pm »
Beautiful photos Teebag. :thumleft:
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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #84 on: May 06, 2018, 02:50:46 pm »
Teebag that FMF looks fantastic, how much louder than stock ? Single blapping away on long stretches is not pleasant. I guess you went 120 on the 606 rear. The IRC stock looks very narrow on the back. Wonder if 130's will fit ?
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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #85 on: May 06, 2018, 03:36:09 pm »
It's not too loud, it is the Q4 with the spark arrestor fitted. The base powercore will be louder.

I like the tone but wear earplugs on the long tar sections anyway.

I think the yoshi may be quieter, but I haven't heard one in person.

The 130 is a tight fit and will hit the toolbox under compression.
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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #86 on: May 16, 2018, 10:55:09 am »
Still on your original rear tyre? If so, how long do you expect it to last?
I am on 10 000km and they still good for another 4000km I guess
 

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #87 on: May 16, 2018, 11:13:18 am »
Looks like the stock tyres can go the distance.

Also just clocked 10k this week,  the front D606 lasted around 5k and needed replacing, the rear should get to around 8

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #88 on: June 15, 2018, 06:36:51 am »
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.
I have a 2015 Crf 250 L, which only gets about 160 km per tank, mostly used on the farm. What should I be checking which causes this high fuel consumption?


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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #89 on: June 15, 2018, 07:54:15 am »
Your right hand
 

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #90 on: June 15, 2018, 07:55:28 am »
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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #91 on: June 15, 2018, 07:57:38 am »
Seriously, you should be getting better than that,  unless you are racing all over the farm. Check your air filter is not blocked up, that causes higher consumption. Remember the rally has a larger tank than the L
 

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #92 on: June 15, 2018, 08:32:51 am »
160km on the L is about right.   :thumleft:
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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #93 on: June 15, 2018, 09:28:22 am »
Will check the filter, just called the dealer in Port Elizabeth and they asking R600 for a replacement one!!


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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #94 on: June 15, 2018, 10:21:52 am »
Yeah they ain't cheap
 

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #95 on: June 15, 2018, 07:18:58 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.
I have a 2015 Crf 250 L, which only gets about 160 km per tank, mostly used on the farm. What should I be checking which causes this high fuel consumption?

I think the plain L has a 7 lit tank. If you have similar fuel consumption as I do (30 km/lit), then you could expect an absolute maximum of 210 km out of a tank. Ride it a bit harder and you could easily get down to 160-170 km/tank. So it sounds about right.

Fuelly (http://www.fuelly.com/motorcycle/honda/crf250l) shows that most would get a maximum of 170-200 km (but usually you fill up before you run out).
 

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #96 on: June 15, 2018, 07:31:48 pm »
160km on the L is about right.   :thumleft:

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #97 on: June 17, 2018, 03:05:34 pm »
Yeah they ain't cheap

Nice thread Teebag! I follow it with interest! :thumleft:

What about suspension upgrade, front spring and back shock upgrade, do you know of guys that can do it!

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #98 on: June 17, 2018, 09:18:05 pm »
160km on the L is about right.   :thumleft:

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Re: Running in the CRF250 Rally
« Reply #99 on: July 07, 2018, 06:26:30 pm »
Time for the 12k service, but 1st a ride