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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #40 on: July 21, 2021, 01:20:34 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

Only see this thread now.   :eek7:  Very nice specimen your bought there.  The bike looks to be in a very good condition.  Congrats.   :thumleft:

Geez man, you guys get good consumption.  I get around 28km/l - 31km/l.  Saying that, I am mostly loaded with luggage, so, never really tested it without as we do not commute with them. 

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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #41 on: July 21, 2021, 01:24:22 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?

I serviced our 250's  three times already and I am still using the same gasket.  No problems or oil leaks thus far.   :thumleft:
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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #42 on: July 21, 2021, 01:27:08 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?

I serviced our 250's  three times already and I am still using the same gasket.  No problems or oil leaks thus far.   :thumleft:
Weird they have a gasket there instead of the normal big O-ring like all other bikes? Will have to check what the 250 Tornado has there when I service it.
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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #43 on: July 21, 2021, 01:31:50 pm »
@skydiver when you changed the oil filter were you able to use the same gasket or did you replace?
I purchased a new crush washer, oil filter cover gasket, oil filter and air filter at the same time
Several owners re-use the gasket and crush washer but I was not sure of the condition of these items so I decided to replace with new
The old gasket appears to be in very good condition so I am sure it can be used more than once.
The crush washer however was deformed quite badly and I even struggled to remove it from the oil drain bolt (the previous owner or service tech at the dealer tightened it a bit too much)
At least now I know that everything I have fitted, is OEM and new
 
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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #44 on: July 21, 2021, 01:35:41 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?

I serviced our 250's  three times already and I am still using the same gasket.  No problems or oil leaks thus far.   :thumleft:
Weird they have a gasket there instead of the normal big O-ring like all other bikes? Will have to check what the 250 Tornado has there when I service it.

Was my 1st thought as well.  But I will make my own should the original one perish. 
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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #45 on: July 21, 2021, 01:40:34 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

Only see this thread now.   :eek7:  Very nice specimen your bought there.  The bike looks to be in a very good condition.  Congrats.   :thumleft:

Geez man, you guys get good consumption.  I get around 28km/l - 31km/l.  Saying that, I am mostly loaded with luggage, so, never really tested it without as we do not commute with them. 

Happy miles and smiles, you will enjoy the little 250.   :deal:
Thank you Visarend
Yes, I am very happy with this purchase....I looked around for a long time and viewed some horrible bikes before I found this one.
Yes the consumption is a big bonus but it might change slightly after I start riding the bike in more technical terrain.
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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #46 on: July 21, 2021, 01:45:24 pm »
Weird they have a gasket there instead of the normal big O-ring like all other bikes? Will have to check what the 250 Tornado has there when I service it.
Yes, it is a flat gasket and it is not made out of paper material (it seems to be made out of thin metal)
 

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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #47 on: July 21, 2021, 01:46:34 pm »
Weird they have a gasket there instead of the normal big O-ring like all other bikes? Will have to check what the 250 Tornado has there when I service it.
Yes, it is a flat gasket and it is not made out of paper material (it seems to be made out of thin metal)
That is even weirder?!!
What was the price of it?
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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #48 on: July 21, 2021, 02:03:57 pm »

That is even weirder?!!
What was the price of it?
The price was R70.00

*****I just had a look, your Tornado has an O-ring*****
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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #49 on: July 22, 2021, 01:47:38 pm »
 your Tornado has an O-ring

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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #50 on: July 23, 2021, 10:29:03 am »
What is the next mod ? Hand guards and bash plate ?
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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #51 on: July 23, 2021, 11:31:44 am »
What is the next mod ? Hand guards and bash plate ?
Yes, 1st mod will be hand guards and then alluminium bash plate  :thumleft:
 

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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #52 on: July 23, 2021, 11:34:57 am »
What is the next mod ? Hand guards and bash plate ?
Yes, 1st mod will be hand guards and then alluminium bash plate  :thumleft:
Then Fatbar, and knobby tyres. Modding is lekker. When you are at Offroad Cycles again have a look at the Yoshi on the shop bike, nice pipe that  :thumleft:
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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #53 on: July 24, 2021, 05:08:50 pm »
Then Fatbar, and knobby tyres. Modding is lekker. When you are at Offroad Cycles again have a look at the Yoshi on the shop bike, nice pipe that  :thumleft:
Knobbly tyres will happen as soon as the current tyres are done. I felt today, whilst riding on some gravel roads, that the current tyres are pretty useless when it comes to grip. I barely touch the rear brake and the rear tyre just slides on the gravel.
I will keep the OEM exhaust as I suffer from Tinnitus and my ears cannot deal with loud pipes.
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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #54 on: July 24, 2021, 05:12:22 pm »
Braved the cold weather and went for a ride on a road that I found on google maps
 
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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #55 on: July 24, 2021, 05:18:31 pm »
Lekker track  :thumleft:
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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #56 on: July 24, 2021, 05:25:23 pm »
Ekt n 2014 crf250l wat ek in die mark wil sit. Fiets het nog nie 3 000km gedoen , ja julle lees reg , nog nie eers 3 000 km . Wat sal n goeie prys wees wat koper en verkoper tevrede stel ?
 

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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #57 on: July 24, 2021, 05:34:40 pm »
Rondom R40k sal 'n goeie prys wees
 

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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #58 on: July 24, 2021, 06:07:08 pm »
Filled up with fuel before my ride today and the consumption of the previous tank was 34km/l
I switched from 95 to 93 Octane the previous time to see whether I could notice a difference in performance or fuel consumption but everything feels the same so I might as well stick with 93 Octane (the owners' manual states 87 Octane or higher)
 

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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #59 on: July 24, 2021, 06:20:25 pm »
D606 rear and MT21 front - best combo