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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #80 on: July 30, 2021, 10:29:34 am »
The wifey and I got our vaccines on Wednesday, so I did not have time to fix the puncture
Yesterday morning I decided it was time to see whether I could remove the rear tyre all by myself  :lol8:
I decided to only use the tools that I always carry with me on the bike when I go out riding alone
It took me about 30min to remove the rear tyre (I know, I know...way too long  :imaposer:) but I am sure next time will be faster
I am actually glad the bike got a flat because when I removed the axle it hardly had any grease on it
The nail really caused quite a big hole in the tube so I decided to patch it at a later stage and to keep it as a back-up
The post-vaccine symptoms then started to arrive (slight fever, body aches and a headache) so I decided to take the rear wheel to the bike shop in order to have a new tube fitted. Also stopped at the boating shop and bought some waterproof marine grease for the axle. So, now I at least know I can remove a tyre but I still need to see whether I can fit the tube and tyre back on the rim all by myself  :patch:
Pic 1: The cause of the flat
Pic 2: The rusted nail after I removed it with pliers
Pic 3: Removing the rear tyre with my three tyre irons
Pic 4: LRP without a rear tyre
Pic 5: Ready for the next ride
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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #81 on: July 30, 2021, 10:33:44 am »
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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #82 on: July 31, 2021, 09:59:38 am »
Filled up with fuel yesterday.
Consumption 34.6km/l
Very consistent so far.
 

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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #83 on: July 31, 2021, 03:57:10 pm »
Filled up with fuel yesterday.
Consumption 34.6km/l
Very consistent so far.

Flip, that's excellent.     :deal: :thumleft:

We also went on a 314km ride today.  The fuel gages on both my rally and the wife's L indicates 2 bars left.  I need to fill up later this week, I think we eventually got reasonable consumption.   :patch:
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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #84 on: July 31, 2021, 07:50:08 pm »
Filled up with fuel yesterday.
Consumption 34.6km/l
Very consistent so far.

Flip, that's excellent.     :deal: :thumleft:

We also went on a 314km ride today.  The fuel gages on both my rally and the wife's L indicates 2 bars left.  I need to fill up later this week, I think we eventually got reasonable consumption.   :patch:
I am really happy with this bike's consumption
This was on a combined cycle of highway riding as well as the 90 odd km dirt road

Post some pics of your trip
 

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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #85 on: July 31, 2021, 08:03:44 pm »
Filled up with fuel yesterday.
Consumption 34.6km/l
Very consistent so far.

Flip, that's excellent.     :deal: :thumleft:

We also went on a 314km ride today.  The fuel gages on both my rally and the wife's L indicates 2 bars left.  I need to fill up later this week, I think we eventually got reasonable consumption.   :patch:
I am really happy with this bike's consumption
This was on a combined cycle of highway riding as well as the 90 odd km dirt road

Post some pics of your trip

Will do soon.   :thumleft:  We discovered some new roads in our area.   :biggrin:
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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #86 on: July 31, 2021, 09:09:28 pm »
Will do soon.   :thumleft:  We discovered some new roads in our area.   :biggrin:
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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #87 on: August 01, 2021, 01:45:48 pm »
Will do soon.   :thumleft:  We discovered some new roads in our area.   :biggrin:
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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #88 on: August 01, 2021, 04:26:24 pm »
 

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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #89 on: August 04, 2021, 01:36:40 pm »
I have owned the CRF250L for a month now and have clocked up just over 1000 very enjoyable kms on it
Wherever I read up on these bikes (Adv Rider, Thumper Talk, CRFS Only, WD) everyone suggest changing the OEM countershaft sprocket to a 13-tooth sprocket.
I decided not to do this as, to me, the bike was going fine on- and off-road and the fuel consumption was great
The guy I bought the bike from was the 2nd owner and he informed me that he never changed anything on the bike and as far as he knows, everything was standard when he purchased the bike from the original owner. 

Fast Forward to today:
This morning I decided to remove the cover of the countershaft sprocket in order to clean behind the cover as I could see that it was dirty. I also wanted to see whether there was any wear on the teeth of the countershaft sprocket.

Low and behold.....behind the cover was a 13-tooth sprocket staring right back at me  :lol8:

Note to self ........ never believe anything a seller tells you. Open up and look for yourself  :deal:
 

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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #90 on: August 04, 2021, 01:48:25 pm »
so are you going back to 14
 

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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #91 on: August 04, 2021, 01:58:14 pm »
so are you going back to 14
Nope
I will keep the 13 on there, as I like the way the bike goes at the moment
 

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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #92 on: August 04, 2021, 01:58:35 pm »
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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #93 on: August 04, 2021, 02:02:06 pm »
so are you going back to 14

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Nope
I will keep the 13 on there, as I like the way the bike goes at the moment

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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #94 on: August 04, 2021, 03:09:53 pm »
so are you going back to 14
;) :laughing4: :thumleft:
But then you will get even better consumption  :biggrin:
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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #95 on: August 04, 2021, 03:18:26 pm »
so are you going back to 14
;) :laughing4: :thumleft:
But then you will get even better consumption  :biggrin:
Happy with the way things are at present
For this bike to get any better fuel consumption, it will have to use no fuel at all  :imaposer:
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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #96 on: August 04, 2021, 05:36:32 pm »
so are you going back to 14
;) :laughing4: :thumleft:
But then you will get even better consumption  :biggrin:
Happy with the way things are at present
For this bike to get any better fuel consumption, it will have to use no fuel at all  :imaposer:
Dan sal die petrol sandsuiker raak in die tenk!! ;) :lol8:
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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #97 on: August 04, 2021, 07:06:27 pm »
Dan sal die petrol sandsuiker raak in die tenk!! ;) :lol8:
Amper so iets, ja  :biggrin:
Ek het gister weer tenk vol gemaak - 34.5km/l
 

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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #98 on: August 11, 2021, 06:02:26 pm »
Dan sal die petrol sandsuiker raak in die tenk!! ;) :lol8:
Amper so iets, ja  :biggrin:
Ek het gister weer tenk vol gemaak - 34.5km/l

I am very impressed by the consumption you are getting I don't get close to that . Have you checked to see if you odo is accurate . Before I get hammered the reason I am asking is you have a 13t on the front and that affects both teh speedo and the odo .
 

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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #99 on: August 11, 2021, 07:04:31 pm »
I am very impressed by the consumption you are getting I don't get close to that . Have you checked to see if you odo is accurate . Before I get hammered the reason I am asking is you have a 13t on the front and that affects both teh speedo and the odo .
I have not yet had chance to check whether the odo is accurate
Will test it soon and give feedback   :thumleft: