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Re: Sorted ***** Any CRF250L owner thinking of selling/upgrading??
« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2021, 03:52:47 pm »
It's not actually oiled, it's dry when new.
Maybe the PO oiled it because it appears to be sticky??
 

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Re: Sorted ***** Any CRF250L owner thinking of selling/upgrading??
« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2021, 04:08:34 pm »
no that is oil/fuel vapour from your engine
 

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Re: Sorted ***** Any CRF250L owner thinking of selling/upgrading??
« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2021, 04:14:15 pm »
no that is oil/fuel vapour from your engine
Thank you for clearing that up  :thumleft:
I will fit new oil, oil filter and air filter tomorrow.
 

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Re: Sorted ***** Any CRF250L owner thinking of selling/upgrading??
« Reply #23 on: July 09, 2021, 12:50:36 pm »
My OEM transalp and Africa twin air filters were definitely coated with some kind of sticky residue from new.
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Re: Sorted ***** Any CRF250L owner thinking of selling/upgrading??
« Reply #24 on: July 09, 2021, 01:38:06 pm »
My OEM transalp and Africa twin air filters were definitely coated with some kind of sticky residue from new.
I fitted the OEM filter today and it did feel slightly sticky when touched so I perused the service manual

The service manual states the following:

AIR CLEANER
REMOVAL/INSTALLATION
 ē The viscous paper element cannot be cleaned because the element contains a dust adhesive.
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Re: Sorted ***** Any CRF250L owner thinking of selling/upgrading??
« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2021, 05:32:42 pm »
Did you remove the metal screen from the filter?
 

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Re: Sorted ***** Any CRF250L owner thinking of selling/upgrading??
« Reply #26 on: July 10, 2021, 05:09:32 am »
Does anyone here know where I can get hold of an electronic copy of the service manual.

I've  previously only owned single cylinder air cooled bikes with carbs so the liquid cooled/fuel injected/digital display with temp, engine light is all new to me.....seems I have a bit to learn about the crf.
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Re: Sorted ***** Any CRF250L owner thinking of selling/upgrading??
« Reply #27 on: July 10, 2021, 10:05:06 am »
Did you remove the metal screen from the filter?
No I did not.
Was I supposed to??
The metal screen was still attached to the old filter, so I installed the new filter with the screen.
 

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Re: Sorted ***** Any CRF250L owner thinking of selling/upgrading??
« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2021, 02:32:09 pm »
itís an option, a little less restrictive without it
 

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Re: Sorted ***** Any CRF250L owner thinking of selling/upgrading??
« Reply #29 on: July 11, 2021, 02:07:13 pm »
itís an option, a little less restrictive without it
Oh, I see.
Will keep it standard as I do not like to mod my bikes.
 

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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #30 on: July 15, 2021, 03:29:45 pm »
I have renamed this thread and will continue to document my experiences with this bike
I removed the strap that was on the seat as it made sitting uncomfortable when riding for extended periods
 
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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #31 on: July 15, 2021, 07:17:31 pm »
a great 1st mod
 

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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2021, 08:55:53 pm »
a great 1st mod
A happy backside makes for an enjoyable ride  :ricky:
 

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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #33 on: July 16, 2021, 03:07:21 pm »
Very impressed with the fuel consumption whilst riding around town and on some of the nearby farm roads  :ricky:
1st tank - 35.7km/l
2nd tank - 34.8km/l
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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2021, 05:47:31 pm »
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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2021, 08:11:14 pm »
I finally had a chance to change the oil and oil filter
The oil drain bolt was super tight against the crush washer (this is proof again as to why I prefer to do services myself)
I drained the old oil through a fine filter and luckily there were no metal bits present in the oil
 

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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #36 on: July 20, 2021, 07:31:56 pm »
Quick ride this afternoon to make sure there are no leaks after the oil change yesterday
 

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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #37 on: July 21, 2021, 10:30:36 am »
Nice one I'm following. Love those bikes. Had a KLX250 but got serious envy after I rode a CRF250L afterwards  ::) The CRF pulled much better but it was Runners bike after all  :biggrin: I see the strap also left a tan mark on your seat, my Rally did exactly the same.
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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #38 on: July 21, 2021, 01:12:03 pm »
Yep, I'm also following.

@skydiver when you changed the oil filter were you able to use the same gasket or did you replace?
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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #39 on: July 21, 2021, 01:18:23 pm »
Nice one I'm following. Love those bikes. Had a KLX250 but got serious envy after I rode a CRF250L afterwards  ::) The CRF pulled much better but it was Runners bike after all  :biggrin: I see the strap also left a tan mark on your seat, my Rally did exactly the same.
Yes, the tan mark is very noticeable, but that strap was exactly where I place my butt which made it very uncomfortable for me  :lol8: