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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2021, 11:01:28 am »
Please post lots of pics of the trip with the 250

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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2021, 08:05:01 pm »
Busy preparing for the Baviaans trip on the Honda.
So used to the big bike with panniers and lpts of space to pack.
Got to think out of the box & into a shoe box but will use a rugged bag for this trip.

So far 5 of us will be doing the ride & staying over one night.
Punctures are always a reality & when it happens bring prepared is a must.
I strapped on my side stand helper in case of a puncture at the best place I could find.
Least amount of vibration but will pick up some road rash.
Been on the other bike for 150000 km & survived so hopefully the same will apply here.

Also going through to George to have a tail soft bag fitted by a friend for the local riding about & then home.
Will ride the coastal road & do the Wilderness & Blaaukrans Pass on the way back.

Must remember the chain lube also.
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2021, 02:09:50 pm »
Hope you stop and take some pics for us to look at?
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2021, 03:49:39 pm »
In need of some comfort I put together this seat covering of sheepskin.
Believe it will relieve me of much needed assistance on the ride into Baviaans this week.
Spent two hours figuring out how the over-locker works & now I can say i have mastered it.
Seat is comfy & I will test ride it tomorrow to PE if need be.
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2021, 07:14:18 pm »
On Tuesday last week we met at the Van Stadens off ramp as a start to the ride into Baviaans.
An old Africa Twin, a new African Twin, my CRF250L & a KLR650 which was going with only as
far as the gate entrance to the Baviaans
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2021, 07:15:49 pm »
Breakfast at Padlangs & then pay the R 50.00 & get to the gate.
Say goodby to the KLR rider and away we go.
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2021, 07:24:36 pm »
Off & up through Baviaans.
The three Honda's running sweet & ready for the challenge.
The cement sections are pretty bad with holes at the end of the cement sections.
The 21 inch front wheel was showing how effective it is.
The road is bad & Baviaans is dry except for a few small steams crossing a few concrete causeways.
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2021, 07:27:12 pm »
We decided to go look see into rooihoek.
It was getting very hot & looking for a place to swim.
This did dot pan out so on we rode.
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2021, 07:35:27 pm »
Onto Uitspan over bad roads & heading for the pool at the destination.
Lots of loose sand/pebbles after you leave the gate on the exit.
After settling in off to the pool .
The new African Twin developed a front tube puncture that had to be repaired before the braai was done.
My exhaust cover had fallen due to the vibration on the bad roads.
Fortunately picked up by one of the boys.
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2021, 07:40:31 pm »
Next day out on an easy road & fuel stop at Uniondale. From there to Prince Alfred Pas to Angie's to look/see.
Back up on another dirt road to Rout 62 & top of Montague Pass at Ann's grave
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2021, 07:48:01 pm »
Down the pass, engine off & riding the bike like a bicycle to the bottom.
Slept over that night & back home on coastal route vial Blaaukrans Pass.
EC side is a disaster as no maintenance & huge dirt bar on EC side.

Did 763 Km for the 3 days at 34.23 km/lt

Sheep skin seat did help but at third day I was suffering.
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2021, 07:49:40 pm »
Did a farm stay ride out this last Saturday but that will be for a later in the week.
Some damage to report.
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2021, 08:56:14 pm »
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2021, 08:23:29 am »
Please keep this thread as active as your 1200 one.

I have mine at work with me today. I have 90km round trip commute everyday and could have quite easily carried on to Kosi Bay this morning. She was just purring along at a 100kph - 110kph

So lekker these smaller bikes...............................

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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2021, 01:26:28 pm »
Back from Baviaans on Thursday & ready & packed for Coxcomb ride on Friday.
Think I packed it too heavy but more of that later.
Meeting organized for Engen at 08h30 include with my Honda another 5 BMW buds.
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2021, 01:31:35 pm »
Not feeling intimidated by this size that matters I led the way out to the dirt road to coxcomb.
Left them in the dust of the Honda till our halfway stop on the dirt.
Easy ride for the 250 and taking it like a pro.
There we coffee-ed up & chatted for a while.
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2021, 01:38:18 pm »
Led them to the first turnoff and the first gate. All well.
Decided to let the one bud lead further but alas wrong move.
By the time I saddled up & arrived at the next turnoff the boys had chosen the wrong route.
Not withstanding I was able to have the BMW boys recalled & redirected.
Must buy them a compass for the next trip.
Did I mention it was about 38 + Celsius.

We arrived & unpacked for a day of cold beers, whiskey & cool drink with plenty of ice all round

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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2021, 01:43:17 pm »
Being so hot & the farm dam 20 meters away it was a regular walk up to dump water over myself.
Thee minutes later i was dry so repeat, repeat.
For the time it took to make a call to the family & walk back I was bone dry again.
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2021, 01:55:07 pm »
There was indications of a major storm brewing so we decide to burn wood, make coals & get our meat on the braai.
Last man at the braai was standing in the rain loving the water cooling him down as he finished the ribs.
After that it poured down while the boys listened to enlightened conversation from a few of our cultured buds.
About an hour and half later Steve & myself sat outside in a much cooler environment & discussed future rides.

Decide to take a few night shots painted with a torch for something different
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2021, 02:01:04 pm »
A good nights sleep & up by 05h30
In amongst breakfast & packing one of the buds tell me the is a broken part on the Honda.
Well, look see and I can clearly see that the dogbone in the back suspension is cracked on one side.
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