Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register

Author Topic: Honda CRF300L and 300 Rally  (Read 6403 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline McSack

  • Hairy-arsed throttle-slinging
  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: Honda CRF-1000L Africa Twin
    Location: Free State
  • Posts: 1,568
  • Thanked: 160 times
Re: Honda CRF300L and 300 Rally
« Reply #80 on: February 07, 2021, 08:33:00 am »
I was at my Honda dealer yesterday and they were clueless as to date of arrival  :patch:

Jy gaan daai arme fietsie mos nou poerinsymoer sit

Kom ry hom >:D

Hardy, stock trim en n lekker warm somersdag, wat kan nie die outjie gemaklik hol heel dag lank?

Altie

As a kid I was properly dewormed and weigh around 110kg as mentioned.I rode the 300 for about 50km today in our quarry, on the open road (gravel) and I also did a 10km stint on tar.
This bike does 120km easily on the open road and it will surprise many riders in the technical stuff.

What I like:

- The first three gears makes mincemeat of climbing, slow speed tech riding, and quick pull away's.
- The rest of the gears feels as if it keeps on delivering and just when you think "ok surely, this must be it", it keeps on going.
- The engine does not stress at all. You get the idea that if re-fueling whilst riding was possible - the bike would just keep on going forever.
- Service intervals of 12000km
- Tyres (they got it right this time) I like them a lot. 
- Big footpegs
- The seat is fantasic. - VERY comfortable
- The exhaust sounds very healthy - unlike the 250 that sounded like an asthma sufferer over the phone.
- The suspension front and rear is much better than the 250 - VERY MUCH BETTER
- The seat height is perfect - my 1,96 frame sat comfortably, and so did my 1,72 plaintiff.
- It feels very light and nimble - really it does.
- The cockpit is practical and easy to read whilst riding.
- The ABS that can be switched off is a thing of beauty.
- Brakes is really good.

What I don't like:
-The handlebar looks cheap - a R650 fix.
- The headlight and indicators would have been nice in LED
I should not have read this...
....or two clean little Tornado's better find their way into the market soon
(wonder if that old arab slave trader would still be interested in purchasing 2 children....albeit with a bit more mileage on their chassis)

Sent from my BV9500 using Tapatalk

~ Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere and sometimes, in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself ~
 

Offline McSack

  • Hairy-arsed throttle-slinging
  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: Honda CRF-1000L Africa Twin
    Location: Free State
  • Posts: 1,568
  • Thanked: 160 times
Re: Honda CRF300L and 300 Rally
« Reply #81 on: February 07, 2021, 08:35:14 am »
Forgot to mention the slipper clutch - It works beautifully.
Stopidt already!

Sent from my BV9500 using Tapatalk

~ Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere and sometimes, in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself ~
 

Offline Bikerboer1973

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: Honda XL1000V Varadero
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 1,964
  • Thanked: 131 times
  • Fiets Loos!
Re: Honda CRF300L and 300 Rally
« Reply #82 on: February 07, 2021, 09:28:57 pm »
So stadigaan, begin die ouens se oge oop te gaan.
Kleiner, ligter bikes.
Oom Dan praat al hoe lank met julle. :deal:

Altie
Ek het ń video gemaak waar ek op die fiets 120 ry.
Ligte opdraende ingesluit.
Stuur vir my jou nr na 0827840729 as ek dit vir jou moet stuur

Hey ons wil ook sien......
 

Offline GavinB

Re: Honda CRF300L and 300 Rally
« Reply #83 on: February 07, 2021, 09:46:35 pm »
So stadigaan, begin die ouens se oge oop te gaan.
Kleiner, ligter bikes.
Oom Dan praat al hoe lank met julle. :deal:

Altie
Ek het ń video gemaak waar ek op die fiets 120 ry.
Ligte opdraende ingesluit.
Stuur vir my jou nr na 0827840729 as ek dit vir jou moet stuur

Hey ons wil ook sien......

What he said!
 

Offline petri oosthuizen

Re: Honda CRF300L and 300 Rally
« Reply #84 on: February 08, 2021, 08:12:53 am »
More Almal

Is die 300 al officially ge launch en avilable by Dealers of nog nie?
XT 600 Tenere
 

Offline Hardy de Kock

  • Chief cook and bottle washer
  • Vendors
  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: Honda CRF-1000L Africa Twin
    Location: Northern Cape
  • Posts: 2,641
  • Thanked: 954 times
    • Specialised Adventures
Re: Honda CRF300L and 300 Rally
« Reply #85 on: February 08, 2021, 10:03:35 am »
More Almal

Is die 300 al officially ge launch en avilable by Dealers of nog nie?

Hi Petri
Nee, word in April gelaunch en na dealers gestuur
a Wise man once said absolutely nothing...
 
The following users thanked this post: Tom van Brits, petri oosthuizen

Offline Fuzzy Muzzy

  • Merchandisers
  • Grey hound
  • *
  • Bike: Honda TransAlp XL700V
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 9,950
  • Thanked: 530 times
Re: Honda CRF300L and 300 Rally
« Reply #86 on: February 08, 2021, 10:08:45 am »
I'm looking forward to this one..
Africa trip, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania & Moz rr http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=61231.0
 

Offline Edgar

  • Local Mods
  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 1050 Adventure
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 3,859
  • Thanked: 276 times
Re: Honda CRF300L and 300 Rally
« Reply #87 on: February 08, 2021, 10:15:01 am »
So stadigaan, begin die ouens se oge oop te gaan.
Kleiner, ligter bikes.
Oom Dan praat al hoe lank met julle. :deal:

Altie
Ek het ń video gemaak waar ek op die fiets 120 ry.
Ligte opdraende ingesluit.
Stuur vir my jou nr na 0827840729 as ek dit vir jou moet stuur

Hey ons wil ook sien......

What he said!

Wat wil julle sien? Hoe 'n ou wat 110kg weeg 120km/h met 'n 300cc motorfiets ry?  :imaposer: :imaposer:


 

Offline Tom van Brits

Re: Honda CRF300L and 300 Rally
« Reply #88 on: February 08, 2021, 10:18:26 am »
I'm looking forward to this one..

Jip, since the new KLR is not coming to our shores (still waiting on KMSA official answer on that) I'll get one of these.
Never thought I would say this; but it seems this is in anyway a better choice of bike for a toppie with a sore back.
One of them 300L's will have me name on it in April if our contract things works out this year.
Thought I'll keep my NC as well.
 

Offline Edgar

  • Local Mods
  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 1050 Adventure
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 3,859
  • Thanked: 276 times
Re: Honda CRF300L and 300 Rally
« Reply #89 on: February 08, 2021, 10:27:03 am »
I am almost certain I will be buying the Rally version >:D   I guess the accessories available for the 250cc models will also fit on the new bikes?
 

Offline Hardy de Kock

  • Chief cook and bottle washer
  • Vendors
  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: Honda CRF-1000L Africa Twin
    Location: Northern Cape
  • Posts: 2,641
  • Thanked: 954 times
    • Specialised Adventures
Re: Honda CRF300L and 300 Rally
« Reply #90 on: February 08, 2021, 10:40:13 am »
So stadigaan, begin die ouens se oge oop te gaan.
Kleiner, ligter bikes.
Oom Dan praat al hoe lank met julle. :deal:

Altie
Ek het ń video gemaak waar ek op die fiets 120 ry.
Ligte opdraende ingesluit.
Stuur vir my jou nr na 0827840729 as ek dit vir jou moet stuur

Hey ons wil ook sien......

What he said!

Wat wil julle sien? Hoe 'n ou wat 110kg weeg 120km/h met 'n 300cc motorfiets ry?  :imaposer: :imaposer:

Edgar - ek verstaan dat voornemende kopers seker wil wees die fiets gaan nie uit asem hardliop as hy ń opdraende sien nie.
Ek was baie verbaas met die relatiewe groot verskil in krag tussen die 250 en die 300
a Wise man once said absolutely nothing...
 
The following users thanked this post: Bikerboer1973

Offline Edgar

  • Local Mods
  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 1050 Adventure
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 3,859
  • Thanked: 276 times
Re: Honda CRF300L and 300 Rally
« Reply #91 on: February 08, 2021, 11:02:03 am »
Yes, ek trek maar net hulle been.  :thumleft:
 

Offline Fransw

Re: Honda CRF300L and 300 Rally
« Reply #92 on: February 08, 2021, 02:41:05 pm »
Hi Hardy, dink jy d 250l se after market parte gaan pas op die 300l?
 

Offline bud500

  • Global Moderator
  • Grey hound
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 990 Adventure
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 5,460
  • Thanked: 152 times
Re: Honda CRF300L and 300 Rally
« Reply #93 on: February 08, 2021, 03:03:38 pm »
Lyk baie belowend.

Wanneer kom die 500?  :lol8: :lamer:
Live like someone left the gate open.
 
The following users thanked this post: Fransw

Offline Hyades

Re: Honda CRF300L and 300 Rally
« Reply #94 on: February 08, 2021, 03:04:07 pm »
I'm intrigued by this bike.

The GSA is nice, but not so nice in the rough stuff, and I would very much like to do more rough stuff. I was thinking of going the CRF450L route, but seems that this will be a lot cheaper, although not "as off road" as the 450 obviously, but should be okey for my needs... I think.

One question thou, for the guys in the know. Why not buy a second hand XR650L for a lot less than the 250/300L? Cheaper, more power, almost the same weight? Is it that some just want a new bike, which the XR650L won't be?
 
The following users thanked this post: BullSmit

Offline BullSmit

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: Honda XR650L
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 1,148
  • Thanked: 117 times
  • Previously Bullfrog
Re: Honda CRF300L and 300 Rally
« Reply #95 on: February 08, 2021, 03:07:03 pm »
I've had the 650L for over 9 years now and this is the first time a new bike has intrigued me...

That's after having an AT, Transalp, 950 and 990....
‘I just get up every morning and go out. And I don’t let the old man in,’ Clint Eastwood
 

Offline Tom van Brits

Re: Honda CRF300L and 300 Rally
« Reply #96 on: February 08, 2021, 03:14:35 pm »
I'm intrigued by this bike.

The GSA is nice, but not so nice in the rough stuff, and I would very much like to do more rough stuff. I was thinking of going the CRF450L route, but seems that this will be a lot cheaper, although not "as off road" as the 450 obviously, but should be okey for my needs... I think.

One question thou, for the guys in the know. Why not buy a second hand XR650L for a lot less than the 250/300L? Cheaper, more power, almost the same weight? Is it that some just want a new bike, which the XR650L won't be?

Expect a lot of different answers but here is mine:
I am very handy, can build and fix many things except mechanical.
I can do basic stuff like change wheel bearings, tyre, tube, spark plugs, airfilter, oil and filter...chain and sprockets and swab out a shock absorber..but that's about as far as it goes.
I had a XR600L and it turned out into a nightmare, one always loses in the long run with bikes but with older bikes there are variables:
Metal fatigue, wear and tear, previous owner may have skipped services or run her low on oil....and more.

So then a last funny remark; it's nobody's ex......it the first love
Yes it comes at a price but we don't often buy new bikes.
My current bike gave me exceptional good service and I may hold onto her since I know how I took care of her.
Maybe you find some sense in the above?
 

Offline XRRX

Re: Honda CRF300L and 300 Rally
« Reply #97 on: February 08, 2021, 03:19:53 pm »
I'm intrigued by this bike.

The GSA is nice, but not so nice in the rough stuff, and I would very much like to do more rough stuff. I was thinking of going the CRF450L route, but seems that this will be a lot cheaper, although not "as off road" as the 450 obviously, but should be okey for my needs... I think.

One question thou, for the guys in the know. Why not buy a second hand XR650L for a lot less than the 250/300L? Cheaper, more power, almost the same weight? Is it that some just want a new bike, which the XR650L won't be?
I owned a 650L for almost 5yrs and 45000km - and I loved it to bits!! Went the 800 and now 850 GS route - cause I wanted comfort and speed on the open road/gravel too without sacrificing reliability! Sometimes I do miss the 650 when the going gets really tough...
My son just got the CRF450L - the detuned version - damn the technology has moved on from the 650L!!!  :eek7: :eek7:
I now see the 650L as a wonderful collectors item...
 

Offline Hardy de Kock

  • Chief cook and bottle washer
  • Vendors
  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: Honda CRF-1000L Africa Twin
    Location: Northern Cape
  • Posts: 2,641
  • Thanked: 954 times
    • Specialised Adventures
Re: Honda CRF300L and 300 Rally
« Reply #98 on: February 08, 2021, 03:31:43 pm »
Hi Hardy, dink jy d 250l se after market parte gaan pas op die 300l?

Hi FransW - Ek glo van dit sal pas.
Ek weet Honda het 'paar veranderinge gemaak maar ek dink die parte sal pas. Nog nie die nuwe Rally gesien nie
a Wise man once said absolutely nothing...
 

Offline Hardy de Kock

  • Chief cook and bottle washer
  • Vendors
  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: Honda CRF-1000L Africa Twin
    Location: Northern Cape
  • Posts: 2,641
  • Thanked: 954 times
    • Specialised Adventures
Re: Honda CRF300L and 300 Rally
« Reply #99 on: February 08, 2021, 03:36:46 pm »
I'm intrigued by this bike.

The GSA is nice, but not so nice in the rough stuff, and I would very much like to do more rough stuff. I was thinking of going the CRF450L route, but seems that this will be a lot cheaper, although not "as off road" as the 450 obviously, but should be okey for my needs... I think.

One question thou, for the guys in the know. Why not buy a second hand XR650L for a lot less than the 250/300L? Cheaper, more power, almost the same weight? Is it that some just want a new bike, which the XR650L won't be?

Hi - I have a XR650L with 3000km on it. - The reason for this is because I have had 12 XR650L's on which I have put a lot of problem free mileage.
The 300 feels 50kg's lighter than the 650 and that is no exaggeration at all. It also feels a lot smoother, modern etc.
Honda is marketing this bikes as a bike to explore with.If you ride it you will understand why.
« Last Edit: February 08, 2021, 03:38:40 pm by Hardy de Kock »
a Wise man once said absolutely nothing...