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 Post subject: Modifying your Honda CRF250L for the trail
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:09 pm 
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Now some owners have been using the crf250l for a while can we list our favourite mods for TRF use


For me it is

Alloy sump guard
2inch handlebar risers (& I am only 5 ft 10)
Metal reinforced barkbuster/ hand guards
12v power socket
Heated grips
Ctek charger socket with indicator
Sat Nav mounts
Fully foldaway mirrors
Kriega US 5 tailpack
Kriega toolpack
Front mudguard clip on pack
Kriega haul loops
Michelin AC10s with enduro tubes
Lightweight Disc lock
Flexible numberplate

Let me know what I have forgotten



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 Post subject: Re: modifying your crf250l
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:18 pm 
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When I test rode one the main thing that needed sorting was the bars and seat.

Not designed for those over 5' 8"

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 Post subject: Re: modifying your crf250l
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post amended to add 2 inch risers :-)

Whats wrong with the seat apart from the silly strap?

You should try a CRF 230/250X . anything over 3 hours .....

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 Post subject: Re: modifying your crf250l
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Paint it orange and apply large KTM stickers.

You may of course have to change wheel bearings regularly :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: modifying your crf250l
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:01 pm 
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Honda sell the CRF250L for about £4000 which sounds all well and good.

Then you look at it and wonder where the folding tip levers are, and start looking to see what else is missing.... And by the time you have added up the cost of this and all of the other similar little ommissions needed for it to be a serious trail bike you come to understand why Honda also sell a properly equipped version.....for about £6000

I expect these will flood the second hand market in years to come as the build quality will mean they will last well. I will buy one eventually, but not at that price.


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 Post subject: Re: modifying your crf250l
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mario.costasa wrote:
post amended to add 2 inch risers :-)

Whats wrong with the seat apart from the silly strap?

You should try a CRF 230/250X . anything over 3 hours .....


Seat is too squidgy and needs to be higher and thinner. I find that the riding position flexes my knees too much when sitting down.

I guess there's 3 ways to produce a trailbike..

1) Tone down an enduro bike

2) take a road bike and make it more dirt orientated

3) Purpose design a trailbike from scratch.


I would say the CRF 250L seems to be a product of the 2nd approach. Not a bad thing as the engines service intervals show. It's certainly aimed at a wide market including those that will never get it muddy.

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 Post subject: Re: modifying your crf250l
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:59 pm 
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Agree with 2 especially when cruising home at 70 mph

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 Post subject: Re: modifying your crf250l
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:41 pm 
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Okay folks lets have a bit more specific info on the mods carried out

Bars risers, from whom and cost - link

Ditto alloy sump guard - link

Ditto mirrors - link

Tyre sizes, as the OE ones are old fashioned sizes so sizes front and rear.

So if there are some other mods then please post them up.

I dont think Honda list many accessories, but do some of the CFR250X fit?

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 Post subject: Re: modifying your crf250l
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:52 pm 
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I put 30mm risers and one inch up 1.5 inch forward risers on my CRF250x (Stacked on top of each other) and only now is it bearable to stand up on .I am 6ft 2 .....


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 Post subject: Re: modifying your crf250l
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:06 am 
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I have no idea if the ones you fitted on the X version will fit teh L version, likewise I have know idea where to get them from.

I guess dirt bikes would be a place for me to start looking for bits.

So pointers in all directions for accessories and mods will be appreciated.

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