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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #40 on: February 18, 2021, 02:04:35 pm »
Got to ride this Honda home so it is out with the Leatherman.
A donation of some blou draad from the farmer & a thick zip tie from a bud & I wire it up.
My bag is loaded onto one of the buds BMW which was a great help.
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #41 on: February 18, 2021, 02:11:42 pm »
Roads are now wet & we pick the shortest ride to tar. Stop for a coffee & then home.
Decide to hang the Honda in the garage & the settle it onto stands which I tie it down.

Discover it has previously been welded but very slap dash.
Honda quotes R 4000.00 for a new one which does not sit well with me.

Have given it to a friend who is a professional welder on the rigs & waiting for it to be welded & strengthened.
Must now focus on loading the bike much lighter than before.

Till next time ride safe.
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #42 on: February 18, 2021, 02:14:54 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.

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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #43 on: February 19, 2021, 07:53:02 am »
Here's hoping that the welding job will be a success  :thumleft:
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #44 on: February 19, 2021, 08:37:00 am »
My 10cents,get somebody to lazer cut it for you,maybe flat material
 
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #45 on: February 19, 2021, 05:05:08 pm »
Not sure who asked on what thread, but EJK for 13-16 and 17-20 are now available.
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #46 on: February 19, 2021, 09:15:09 pm »
Got the dogbone returned to me welded.
Cleaned it up with a wire brush & gave it it a lick of galvanized spray paint.
Greased the needle roller bearings & fitted back in place.

Took it for a spin today & all good so far.
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #47 on: February 20, 2021, 08:47:35 am »
Sorry,i see now that it is a unit
 

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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #48 on: February 21, 2021, 01:32:07 pm »
A bud did suggest the lazer cut thing but was not aware that it is a fully cast unit.
Not a problem further with the bike as I have done about 2000 Km so far.
Was able to get up to 120 km/hr on the freeway last ride but difficult to judge the revs.
Take it easy otherwise & make it last.
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #49 on: February 23, 2021, 06:56:15 am »
The revs at 120 are actually far lower than I thought. It feels like you revving the nuts out of it but when I rode my mates Rally with a rev counter (all have the same gearing) at 120 it was far from redline (Cant remember the exact figure)

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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #50 on: February 23, 2021, 08:30:28 am »
It does not seem that I am working the motor too hard but would like to know the revs.
As we know this cannot be seen.

Otherwise the fuel consumption remains consistent at 34 Km/h.
I find the oil change interval is every 12000 Km.
I find this to be excessive for the small motor.
Looking at a change at every 6000 km with an oil filter change.

Shall see what the oil looks at at the next 6000 km.
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #51 on: February 24, 2021, 06:12:05 pm »
Another out ride today. From 12000 Km to 14600 km now since bought.
Just love the bike.
Bit a wind to fight off today but trip back was good as I had the wind almost with me.
Makes a huge difference but cannot make a firm decision to have a screen fitted or leave it naked.
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #52 on: March 02, 2021, 04:45:19 am »
Will this road biased front tyre ever wear out.
Used in Baviaans and tended to wash away on loose dirt in corners & rutted tracks.
I have a TKC 80 waiting on the roof hangers to fit which I believe will be much more suited for dirt.

Yep. Got to ride more.
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #53 on: March 02, 2021, 06:16:36 am »
Another out ride today. From 12000 Km to 14600 km now since bought.
Just love the bike.
Bit a wind to fight off today but trip back was good as I had the wind almost with me.
Makes a huge difference but cannot make a firm decision to have a screen fitted or leave it naked.

I had a screen fitted to my Bettie.  Fortunately it got damaged and I was to happy to take it off.    :biggrin:
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #54 on: March 02, 2021, 06:59:51 am »
It does not seem that I am working the motor too hard but would like to know the revs.
As we know this cannot be seen.

Otherwise the fuel consumption remains consistent at 34 Km/h.
I find the oil change interval is every 12000 Km.
I find this to be excessive for the small motor.
Looking at a change at every 6000 km with an oil filter change.

Shall see what the oil looks at at the next 6000 km.

We have the 2016 > models, so don't know how close they are to the older models.

I will have a look today to see what the rev's are at 120 (GPS reading) and let you know. 

I however did the 13 teeth front sprocket mod as well as the airbox intake, could only get a 63mm intake.  Made a massive difference.  We took the bikes for a spin yesterday and the performance throughout the gears are clearly noticeable.  A lot less down gearing is needed as the "power" is on hand in the higher gears should you need it.  It even picks up speed in 6th gear on an uphill which it never did previously.   
The speedo reading is however quite out, at 60km/h (gps) the reading on the speedometer shows 64/65km/h.  At 100km/h (gps) it shoots up to 120km/h on the speedo.  It seems to stay 20km difference from 100km/h and up.  I recorded a topspeed (wait for it) of 161/km/h on the speedo but the gps showed 140/141.   :eek7:   I have the rally and my wife the L.  I was right behind her and she did the same speed as me, (I could not overtake her) but recorded a speedo reading of 157, so her speedo has a different reading than mine, but still 141km/h on the gps.

I will see if I can get the rev reading on the different speeds today.  I am however very happy to cruise at a speed of 115km/h (gps).  That just seems to be a happy medium for these little bikes.   

O yes, I heard they also do the mod on the back sprocket, from a 40 teeth to a 42 with the 13 front.  I am still in two minds if that will be needed at this stage.   
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #55 on: March 02, 2021, 02:43:57 pm »
I have 2x 2014 models. Your two goes very well!

If you have done the airbox mod, fitting an EJK Electronic Jet Kit will improve things more.
I do have stock for 2013-16 and 2017-20.
Yes, the sprocket makes a huge difference.
There is a speedo correction device that can be ordered from the states...
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #56 on: March 03, 2021, 07:14:43 am »
Another day in the Bay to enjoy a bike ride or two.

The bike I have has not had any of the mods you are talking about. It is stock standard.
It goes well & I am happy with the performance & also the fuel consumption.
I do not feel the need the change sprockets tooth to change the performance for street or dirt.
Its not a race bike needing more power.
Its my Baviaans type dirt bike which I feel confident riding in technical dirt with.
I can pick it up if need be after an off.

I understand that there are mods that can be done but to me they are not required at the level that I want to enjoy the bike & the ride.

After all that it is interesting that each bike can be taken up to the next level.
I try to keep it standard with a luggage or a screen change here & there.

The revolutions that I will be tying to figure out is at 120 Km/h on standard sprockets.
Its just to give me an idea at what level the motor is being stressed.
It is only a 250 & I do not want to screw the daylight out of it just to ride at 120.
Its not a bike to ride with the big boys on a trip.
Its my go to bike for town & local dirt riding.
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #57 on: March 03, 2021, 07:26:58 am »
Another day in the Bay to enjoy a bike ride or two.

The bike I have has not had any of the mods you are talking about. It is stock standard.
It goes well & I am happy with the performance & also the fuel consumption.
I do not feel the need the change sprockets tooth to change the performance for street or dirt.
Its not a race bike needing more power.
Its my Baviaans type dirt bike which I feel confident riding in technical dirt with.
I can pick it up if need be after an off.

I understand that there are mods that can be done but to me they are not required at the level that I want to enjoy the bike & the ride.

After all that it is interesting that each bike can be taken up to the next level.
I try to keep it standard with a luggage or a screen change here & there.

The revolutions that I will be tying to figure out is at 120 Km/h on standard sprockets.
Its just to give me an idea at what level the motor is being stressed.
It is only a 250 & I do not want to screw the daylight out of it just to ride at 120.
Its not a bike to ride with the big boys on a trip.
Its my go to bike for town & local dirt riding.

For sure, horses for courses, though.  I am 1.86m and is properly dewormed at a healthy 100kg, so I just need that additional oomf.
Saying that I was also very happy with her as is, but the noticeable difference is in my mind a bonus especially in very technical riding, were you need that low down torch.  Speed is not my objective.  With my weight and added luggage for long trips,  I think I am putting less stress on the bike with the added mods.  Well, I hope so in any case.   :biggrin:

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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #58 on: March 03, 2021, 07:54:01 am »
Also about 105 Kg but it seems to pull the weight easily.
Definitely understand the technical slow ride with a sprocket change. needed then 4 sure.

Just tried to find a bud to go ride Elands Rivier this morning as the coolness of the day is great at 06h00.
Could not get hold of him so a day working at home will have to suffice.
I do not know of guys riding the smaller bikes in my area but will work on it in the future.
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #59 on: March 03, 2021, 09:29:04 am »
Also about 105 Kg but it seems to pull the weight easily.
Definitely understand the technical slow ride with a sprocket change. needed then 4 sure.

Just tried to find a bud to go ride Elands Rivier this morning as the coolness of the day is great at 06h00.
Could not get hold of him so a day working at home will have to suffice.
I do not know of guys riding the smaller bikes in my area but will work on it in the future.

Felt the cool air this morning, so we went for a sort ride, about 90km.  Other stuff to be done at the house, but at least we got to ride a bit and got a huge smile on our faces.    :biggrin:    :thumleft:   
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