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CRF 250 Rally neck bearing
« on: July 02, 2018, 10:59:21 am »
Quick question, since there is some more Rally owners around now.

Anybody experience a notchy feeling when turning the handlebars? At the point where the wheel is pointing straight forward. Putting the bike on a stand to get the front wheel in the air helps.

Honda already replaced the neck bearing under warranty, but the feeling remains... Now I am wondering if this is actually just normal.
 

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Re: CRF 250 Rally neck bearing
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2018, 11:34:59 am »
Under greased and over tightened?
 

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Re: CRF 250 Rally neck bearing
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2018, 11:42:24 am »
Honda actually noticed the top triple clamp nut was over-tightened from the factory. So I assume they torqued it correctly this time after installing the new bearings. (The adjuster nut was fine)

Under greased, I don't know, they mentioned that they did not see any issues.
 

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Re: CRF 250 Rally neck bearing
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2018, 12:51:59 pm »
I haven't experienced / noticed anything like this so far, but I haven't done 1000km yet.
 

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Re: CRF 250 Rally neck bearing
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2018, 01:09:29 pm »
Honda actually noticed the top triple clamp nut was over-tightened from the factory. So I assume they torqued it correctly this time after installing the new bearings. (The adjuster nut was fine)

Under greased, I don't know, they mentioned that they did not see any issues.

If the adjuster nut was fine then overtightening the top nut would not have an effect on steering .
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Re: CRF 250 Rally neck bearing
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2018, 01:15:56 pm »
If the adjuster nut was fine then overtightening the top nut would not have an effect on steering .

Those were my same thoughts... It would have to physically deflect the top triple clamp and push the adjuster nut down on its threads.
 

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Re: CRF 250 Rally neck bearing
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2018, 09:12:41 am »
Nobody propped their bike up and tested their steering?

Or are you guys to scared that you find the same problem?  :lol8:
 

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Re: CRF 250 Rally neck bearing
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2018, 09:35:16 am »
Going to grease mine on the weekend, will check it out but rides fine so far.
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Re: CRF 250 Rally neck bearing
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2018, 09:35:59 am »
Anyone lifted their bike on a mx stand on the stock plastic bash plate ? Not too sure if it will hold.
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Re: CRF 250 Rally neck bearing
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2018, 09:47:34 am »
Mine has been standing on a MX style stand (the jack-up type) for a few months on and off. Otherwise our cars don't fit in the garage with the bike in there...
The bash plate hugs the frame rails closely, so no severe bending takes place and most of the weight of the bike is on the rear part where the frame protrudes in any case.
 

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Re: CRF 250 Rally neck bearing
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2018, 09:51:20 am »
Mine has been standing on a MX style stand (the jack-up type) for a few months on and off. Otherwise our cars don't fit in the garage with the bike in there...
The bash plate hugs the frame rails closely, so no severe bending takes place and most of the weight of the bike is on the rear part where the frame protrudes in any case.
Good to know, I have one of those pedal type stands. Will do bearings without removing the plate then. Just make sure most weight is on the back.
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Re: CRF 250 Rally neck bearing
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2018, 09:56:08 am »
Good to know, I have one of those pedal type stands. Will do bearings without removing the plate then. Just make sure most weight is on the back.

Also, my plate has a few deep scars on it already. So mine is even "weakened"  :lol8:
 

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Re: CRF 250 Rally neck bearing
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2018, 10:06:22 am »
I noticed towards the front it is held on with plastic tabs only hence my question and it does not rest against the frame if I can put it like that. Stands away a bit.
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Re: CRF 250 Rally neck bearing
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2018, 10:18:08 am »
I noticed towards the front it is held on with plastic tabs only hence my question and it does not rest against the frame if I can put it like that. Stands away a bit.

No it does not rest against it, but moves easily up against it. The bolted tabs is strengthened for a shock from the bottom. Van Zyl's pass confirmed that (must still write that ride report...) The other little sleeved tabs is just there to keep the plastic parts mating nicely, but allows movement of the bash plate.
 

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Re: CRF 250 Rally neck bearing
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2018, 10:22:55 am »
Would like to see how the bike did on the trip  :thumleft: I watch Minkyheads videos and he seems to really enjoy his.
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Re: CRF 250 Rally neck bearing
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2018, 10:46:26 am »
6 bolts to remove - but I lift mine on the plate with no problems to date.
 

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Re: CRF 250 Rally neck bearing
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2018, 11:17:38 pm »
Only got mine a few weeks ago. Super smooth steering, no notches felt, but it was new. What I found exciting was that from the first time out it felt zippier than the demo which was very pleasing too!
Coming up for the first service. What advice do you have about Honda Cape Town service centres? Any good or bad service experiences?
I have found prices vary.

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Re: CRF 250 Rally neck bearing
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2018, 08:12:02 am »
Hey Rhian - congrats on the bike :ricky:

I had the 1st check done at Tygerberg, was contemplating town for the 12k service, but decided to do that one myself.  Will probably use Tygerberg for the valve check at 24k they service way more bikes than town.  I did ask here about service experience in town and got mixed feedback, so decided against it.
 

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Re: CRF 250 Rally neck bearing
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2018, 09:41:57 am »
I think just about all the rally owners active here on the forum serviced their own bikes
 

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Re: CRF 250 Rally neck bearing
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2018, 10:32:06 pm »
Hey Rhian - congrats on the bike :ricky:

I had the 1st check done at Tygerberg, was contemplating town for the 12k service, but decided to do that one myself.  Will probably use Tygerberg for the valve check at 24k they service way more bikes than town.  I did ask here about service experience in town and got mixed feedback, so decided against it.
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