I love my bike, but... - Page 2 - Honda CBR250R Forum : Honda CBR 250 Forums
User Tag List

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 22 Old 09-03-2012, 11:36 AM
Senior Member
Eaker605's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Columbia,MO USA
Posts: 122
Thanks: 44
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Try going. -1 on the front sprocket. If it doesn't work for you it only cost $40 and I am sure you can resell it.


2012 Jeep Patriot
2012 Honda CBR250R
2002 Buick Regal
Eaker605 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 22 Old 09-03-2012, 12:05 PM
Super Moderator
MotoMike's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: 7320 ft. ASL New Mexico, USA
Posts: 6,328
Thanks: 1,427
Thanked 3,510 Times in 1,837 Posts
Using the gearbox, and keeping the engine RPM's in the power band, are key to operating this bike at high altitude. I've clocked 4000 miles (6437km) on my bike since mid April, all at altitudes ranging from 6500 to over 10,000 feet above sea level. I've had no problem passing cars going uphill at these altitudes, even on fairly short straights between switchbacks. Like I said, it's all about working the gearbox, and staying in the power band (7000 to 10,000 RPM). I've even had my bike to a top speed of 96 mph on a long, flat stretch of two lane road, which was at about 6800 Ft. above sea level. Not too shabby for this bike, IMO.
MotoMike is online now  
post #13 of 22 Old 09-03-2012, 12:13 PM
Senior Member
sendler's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Syracuse, NY USA
Posts: 3,352
Thanks: 86
Thanked 423 Times in 284 Posts
Wow! There is a 9.66hp loss at the top of Mount Evans.
sendler is offline  
post #14 of 22 Old 09-03-2012, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
EYVoom's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: CO
Posts: 128
Thanks: 39
Thanked 21 Times in 15 Posts
Originally Posted by MotoMike View Post
EYVoom, how is the condition of the road from Minturn to Leadville? I haven't been up there in years, but as I recall there are some pretty nice turns on it. Last time I rode it, I did a big loop, from Avon to Leadville, over to Independence Pass, down into Aspen, then on to Glenwood Springs and back to Avon. A long, but fun ride.
Oh yeah! I plan on heading out that way in 30 min or so. There was a sink hole on Tennessee pass earlier in the summer, but they've finally gotten that all taken care of. I certainly make due up here (working the gears and what not), I just wish I knew how it would perform at full HP.
EYVoom is offline  
post #15 of 22 Old 12-04-2012, 02:22 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Bikes are nice things to have if you wanna makes some thing fun and joy,I also love my bike but these CBR bikes are just outstanding.
kirgston is offline  
post #16 of 22 Old 12-04-2012, 05:27 AM
Senior Member
Joeboo's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Culburra beach, nsw
Posts: 1,096
Thanks: 197
Thanked 449 Times in 268 Posts
Originally Posted by MrShadow View Post
Sorry to brag, but sea level baby! Also after market exhausts add like 20 HP
That makes 2 of us lol
Joeboo is offline  
post #17 of 22 Old 12-04-2012, 07:40 AM
Junior Member
_CBR250's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Posts: 24
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by Joeboo View Post
That makes 2 of us lol
Make that 3 dude! I'm visiting my lady in Santa Barbara and while I'm up here, I'm picking up the K&N Air Filter (HA-2511). Should be sweet and helpful to the Akrapović System I got on.

Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com Free App
_CBR250 is offline  
post #18 of 22 Old 12-04-2012, 08:46 AM
Senior Member
CraigCBR's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Northeast PA
Posts: 167
Thanks: 64
Thanked 59 Times in 30 Posts
If I had to live in a higher elevation area, long-term, the CBR250 (as much as I love it) would not be my first choice for a bike. For me, even at sea level it would already be as low as I prefer going, as far as power goes.

I see two ways around this problem. 1) put it out of your mind and enjoy what you have with the 250, or 2) trade it up for something with some more kick to make up for the loss in power you're experiencing that high up. If you like sport bikes, sit tight for a few months and go for the new 500r.

Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com Free App
CraigCBR is offline  
post #19 of 22 Old 12-05-2012, 12:45 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Arizona
Posts: 177
Thanks: 56
Thanked 43 Times in 35 Posts
If elevation affects HP, then shouldn't everyone else's HP in the area be lessened on the road, too? You can at least live with that piece of mind
phatch is offline  
post #20 of 22 Old 12-05-2012, 12:58 AM
Senior Member
Turbo DV8's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Silicon Valley
Posts: 500
Thanks: 7
Thanked 96 Times in 57 Posts
Dang, I live at sea level in CA, and all I dream about is when I'll get the chance to pack it up and get the CBR over to Independence Pass! There's just something very attractive to me in the thought of flogging the CBR250 over a high-elevation pass in first gear at WOT... with other cars passing me! I think it might be a different experience than when I ride my CX650 Turbo over Independence Pass!
Turbo DV8 is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Honda CBR250R Forum : Honda CBR 250 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome