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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #100 on: August 12, 2021, 12:08:29 pm »
I took the GPS with me on the bike this morning to see whether there is a difference between the odo and GPS distance
I stopped to check after travelling 19km (odo) and the GPS indicated 17.9km
I arrived at my destination after travelling 38km (odo) and the GPS distance was 35.6km
The distance this morning was on a zig-zag route through parts of the city and outer lying suburbs.
I will do another longer distance test this weekend on a straighter road outside the city boundaries.

So, from this quick test and as a result of the 13-tooth front sprocket, the odo roughly overreads by about 1km for every 19km of travel  :eek7: 
 

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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #101 on: August 12, 2021, 12:59:40 pm »
Sounds about right, mine is just over 7% diff and yours reflects around 5+% difference.   :thumleft:
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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #102 on: August 12, 2021, 02:25:24 pm »
Sounds about right, mine is just over 7% diff and yours reflects around 5+% difference.   :thumleft:
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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #103 on: August 12, 2021, 02:30:03 pm »
My Zumo's bracket broke at the top clip that secures the GPS to the bracket
This past weekend, I managed to get hold of a used bracket which is still in good condition
New bracket fitted today and Zumo works again ........ happy times  :ricky:
 

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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #104 on: August 12, 2021, 02:38:53 pm »
I took the GPS with me on the bike this morning to see whether there is a difference between the odo and GPS distance
I stopped to check after travelling 19km (odo) and the GPS indicated 17.9km
I arrived at my destination after travelling 38km (odo) and the GPS distance was 35.6km
The distance this morning was on a zig-zag route through parts of the city and outer lying suburbs.
I will do another longer distance test this weekend on a straighter road outside the city boundaries.

So, from this quick test and as a result of the 13-tooth front sprocket, the odo roughly overreads by about 1km for every 19km of travel  :eek7:

I feel a little better about my consumption now  :biggrin:
With the FMF pipe and the moded airbox it will be a bit heaver that yours
 

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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #105 on: August 12, 2021, 02:54:36 pm »
I feel a little better about my consumption now  :biggrin:
With the FMF pipe and the moded airbox it will be a bit heaver that yours
Yes, your consumption will still be heavily influenced by the turn of your right wrist together with the roar of the FMF pipe  :imaposer:
My bike should still be around 30km/l which is fine by me ...... I anyway bought the bike for my enjoyment and not to compete in the Total economy run  :lol8:
 

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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #106 on: August 17, 2021, 01:27:51 pm »
Today was the first warm day after the cold spell that started before the weekend so I took the CRF for a ride.
It is very dry and dusty. Cannot wait for the first summer rain to "green" the bush up a bit.
 

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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #107 on: August 19, 2021, 06:35:09 pm »
I much prefer living at the coast but bushveld living has some advantages.
People from other parts of the country travel to the Kruger National Park or other game reserves to look at wild animals.
I just get on the bike, go for a ride and within 30km of home I get to see plenty types of antelope, ostriches, warthogs and sometimes (like today), I get to experience this .....

 

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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #108 on: August 19, 2021, 08:06:02 pm »
Lekker,   :thumleft:
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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #109 on: August 24, 2021, 03:57:43 pm »
I had to get a document certified earlier today and as I do not have the patience to stand in the queue at the local police station, I took a chance and rode to the airport to ask the Border Police for assistance, which worked like a charm ...... in and out in less than 5 mins  :thumleft:
On the way out, I took this photo
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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #110 on: August 24, 2021, 03:59:41 pm »
I much prefer living at the coast but bushveld living has some advantages.
People from other parts of the country travel to the Kruger National Park or other game reserves to look at wild animals.
I just get on the bike, go for a ride and within 30km of home I get to see plenty types of antelope, ostriches, warthogs and sometimes (like today), I get to experience this .....
Much nicer weather in general for biking as well  :biggrin:
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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #111 on: August 24, 2021, 05:30:09 pm »
I much prefer living at the coast but bushveld living has some advantages.
People from other parts of the country travel to the Kruger National Park or other game reserves to look at wild animals.
I just get on the bike, go for a ride and within 30km of home I get to see plenty types of antelope, ostriches, warthogs and sometimes (like today), I get to experience this .....
Much nicer weather in general for biking as well  :biggrin:
I need water near me.... we hardly get any rain here and there are no dams close-by
Its true that the weather is perfect year round for riding  :thumleft:
 

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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #112 on: August 24, 2021, 06:15:16 pm »
I had to get a document certified earlier today and as I do not have the patience to stand in the queue at the local police station, I took a chance and rode to the airport to ask the Border Police for assistance, which worked like a charm ...... in and out in less than 5 mins  :thumleft:
On the way out, I took this photo

Nice pic. Working plane, or on display only?
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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #113 on: August 24, 2021, 07:17:49 pm »
Nice pic. Working plane, or on display only?
Only for display and possibly some training drills
 

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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #114 on: August 28, 2021, 09:13:24 am »
Filled up yesterday again and according to Fuelly, this was my best consumption up to date.
37.1km/l
This happened on a round, mixed tar/dirt trip of about 150km where I mostly travelled between 60 - 80km/h
When I calculate actual consumption (taking into account the 5% over reading of the odo due to 13 tooth front sprocket), the consumption = 35km/l
 

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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #115 on: August 28, 2021, 10:20:19 am »
Filled up yesterday again and according to Fuelly, this was my best consumption up to date.
37.1km/l
This happened on a round, mixed tar/dirt trip of about 150km where I mostly travelled between 60 - 80km/h
When I calculate actual consumption (taking into account the 5% over reading of the odo due to 13 tooth front sprocket), the consumption = 35km/l

Dammit, that is good.   :deal: 
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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #116 on: August 29, 2021, 04:35:43 pm »
Dammit, that is good.   :deal:
Ja ek is baie tevrede  :ricky:
 

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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #117 on: August 29, 2021, 04:41:32 pm »
I tried to go for a nice relaxed ride yesterday morning but the howling wind made it extremely uncomfortable on the bike (very dusty conditions)
I turned around after about 30km and went home
Today is even more windy and cold
 

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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #118 on: August 31, 2021, 07:25:21 pm »
Today turned out to be a perfect summer's day so after a bit of time on google maps, I picked a road I have not been on as yet and made some dust
 
 

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Re: My Honda CRF250L owner thread
« Reply #119 on: September 01, 2021, 05:00:36 am »
Daai lyk nou 'n lekker paadtjies.   :thumleft:
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