Honda CRF250L

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Re: Honda CRF250L/CB500X

Post by pete07bikes » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:32 pm

Wuyang wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:21 am

Thanks for that very useful info. I'm in the middle of considering maybe getting a different bike. I love my innova, in fact I like riding it more than any other bike I've owned, but I'm hoping something with better suspension may help me stuffer less after riding the bike. Interested in the crf250l and the cb500x. My friend nearly bought a cb500x, I like my knees to be fairly dropped and the cb500x allowed this nicely compared to a lot of bikes.

I owned a few of the older style cb500's, but found them too cramped, however when you got the revs up they went from standard commuter bike to a real fun little pocket rocket, it was almost as if they had a power band type delivery once they got to a certain revs.....great engine, is the new version anything like that?
I'm 5ft 10" and don't find my CB500X cramped at all - not like I was on my NTV650.
I know what you mean re the '94-03 CB500's and the new one hasn't quite got that amount of grunt - however I've ridden a NC700 and, because it doesn't rev very high it didn't 'feel' as fast even though it possibly is - I kept hitting the rev-limiter on it. The CB500X revs to 10,000 and, being a twin, has the characteristic vibes that go with it - it ain't a pocket-rocket but plenty fast enough for me.
Makes sense for you to have a test ride on one, see if you can get an extended one as you need a ciouple of hours (and use it on the roads that you use regulary) -if you were nearer I would be happy to lend you mine for an afternoon.
Also the Honda CB500 riders forum (http://www.cbr500riders.com) is very helpful (as I find they all are) with tips to further improve an already good bike.

Sorry I can't fathom how to add previous quotes onto the thread
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Re: Honda CRF250L/CB500X

Post by Wuyang » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:14 pm

pete07bikes wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:32 pm
I'm 5ft 10" and don't find my CB500X cramped at all - not like I was on my NTV650.
I know what you mean re the '94-03 CB500's and the new one hasn't quite got that amount of grunt - however I've ridden a NC700 and, because it doesn't rev very high it didn't 'feel' as fast even though it possibly is - I kept hitting the rev-limiter on it. The CB500X revs to 10,000 and, being a twin, has the characteristic vibes that go with it - it ain't a pocket-rocket but plenty fast enough for me.
Makes sense for you to have a test ride on one, see if you can get an extended one as you need a ciouple of hours (and use it on the roads that you use regulary) -if you were nearer I would be happy to lend you mine for an afternoon.
Also the Honda CB500 riders forum (http://www.cbr500riders.com) is very helpful (as I find they all are) with tips to further improve an already good bike.

Sorry I can't fathom how to add previous quotes onto the thread
Cheers for that, it's good to get as much info as possible and a big thank you for the offer....I'm not too bothered about speed these days, as long as it's comfortable and takes some of the bumps out of the road I'll be happy....plus I favour Honda. I have also been reading about the nc700, but I think the 500 would cover all bases quite well.
Cheers wuyang

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Re: Hond CRF250L

Post by Wuyang » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:56 am

horobags wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:36 pm
Wuyang wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:00 am
horobags wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:09 pm
I had the crf 250m supermoto version , fantastic engine/bike, lots of fun to ride, but I just couldn't get comfy on it! (EEEh if I was only 20 years younger).
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What was the problem with the comfort...seat...legroom?
the crf is lighter than the cb500, both great bikes, and the 250 is more than fast enough if you stick to speed limits. It was just a little tall for me, stretching my legs when pulling up, and the seat wasn't good on a long run, but thats just me, it was a great bike.

Just noticed you've got a sh300,,,,, probably a hard comparison to make but, how would you compare to the crf250 /cb500x for fun comfort acceleration etc....I know it's a bit of a daft comparison, just i would be getting rid of the SH to fund the other bike. Cheers.

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Re: Honda CRF250L

Post by horobags » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:29 pm

not a daft comparison at all, all 2 wheels with an engine in the middle. :)
I love my sh300, its quick and the riding position suits be fine. I do change bikes/scoots a lot, but Ive no plans to change the SH. Its as fast as the CRF if not a little quicker , lighter and easier to man handle than the CB, and would keep up with a 500 up to 60-65mph. Im also getting 80mpg and ride with pillion a lot and I hardly notice any difference two up. Im sure it would tour europe two up no problem.
The CRF and CB are fantastic motorbikes, but I would rather have a SH300.

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Re: Honda CRF250L

Post by Wuyang » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:51 pm

horobags wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:29 pm
not a daft comparison at all, all 2 wheels with an engine in the middle. :)
I love my sh300, its quick and the riding position suits be fine. I do change bikes/scoots a lot, but Ive no plans to change the SH. Its as fast as the CRF if not a little quicker , lighter and easier to man handle than the CB, and would keep up with a 500 up to 60-65mph. Im also getting 80mpg and ride with pillion a lot and I hardly notice any difference two up. Im sure it would tour europe two up no problem.
The CRF and CB are fantastic motorbikes, but I would rather have a SH300.
Big thank you for that horrobags. I'm on my third sh300, I managed to keep one of them for two years which for me is some kind of miracle.I get itchy feet for too easily. I always said an innova and a sh300 would be or close to my perfect pair of bikes. I could do with something that gives me the same satisfaction of the innova does but not have such an impact on my body..... I'm so reluctant to get shut of it at the same time. That's in a way why I was looking at the crf250l...thought it might give me the same sort of enjoyment as the innova, but maybe less stress on my body.....( but saying that I might find it more harsh on the old body...who knows)
Cheers wuyang

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Re: Honda CRF250L

Post by horobags » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:21 pm

A step through is far better than' cocking your leg' over IMO. ;)

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Re: Honda CRF250L

Post by richie the 1st » Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:04 pm

That's why I ride the 3 scoots,so much easier to put leg though,then cocking my leg over. :roll: :lol:

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Re: Honda CRF250L

Post by Newtsalad » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:14 pm

The nice thing about scoots is you get the wind on your pussy. :P :P :P :P

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Re: Honda CRF250L

Post by horobags » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:01 pm

Newtsalad wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:14 pm
The nice thing about scoots is you get the wind on your pussy. :P :P :P :P
Oi,,, its a good job I'm not an admin!! :lol: :lol:

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Re: Honda CRF250L

Post by Viper254 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:21 pm

Wuyang wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:51 pm
I'm so reluctant to get shut of it at the same time. That's in a way why I was looking at the crf250l...thought it might give me the same sort of enjoyment as the innova, but maybe less stress on my body.....( but saying that I might find it more harsh on the old body...who knows)
Cheers wuyang
I've had half an ear open for an SH300 for some time now. If you do decide to move on, please drop me a message.

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