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Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 03-16-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 789
Posted By Rory_L
The problem with motorcycles (as with cameras,...

The problem with motorcycles (as with cameras, guitars and guns) is that there will always be 'better' one out there. Never rule out that someday you will have that 'better' one.

At that price,...
Forum: Riding Gear & Apparel 03-10-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,444
Posted By Rory_L
Try several different jackets and read the...

Try several different jackets and read the reviews. I bought a Sedici from the local CycleGear. It came with a quilted liner and a waterproof liner that layer on each other inside the jacket. I...
Forum: CBR250 New Member Introductions 02-23-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By Rory_L
Welcome. Hope the weather gets better soon.

Welcome. Hope the weather gets better soon.
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 02-16-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By Rory_L
My dealership told me to ' . . keep it under...

My dealership told me to ' . . keep it under 6000rpm until the first service.' It's probably what they tell everybody regardless of what bike they are selling.

The owner's manual says, " Help...
Forum: CBR250 New Member Introductions 02-16-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By Rory_L
Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 02-16-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 494
Posted By Rory_L
When that show was in Long Beach in December, it...

When that show was in Long Beach in December, it was the same story. Next year perhaps?
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 02-16-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,842
Posted By Rory_L
'Suffering fools gladly' can wear on even the...

'Suffering fools gladly' can wear on even the most patient.

I read a recent thread where a question was posed, a short answer was posed to the effect of 'don't do it, it is a waste of time and...
Forum: CBR250 New Member Introductions 02-15-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By Rory_L
Welcome! I lived upstate in Saratoga years ago. I...

Welcome! I lived upstate in Saratoga years ago. I know you are not blessed with year-round motorcycle weather but I'm sure you will make the best of what you have.

What's everyone going to tell...
Forum: CBR250 Parts and Accessories 02-12-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By Rory_L
Along my regular ride, there is a radar-triggered...

Along my regular ride, there is a radar-triggered speed sign. Presuming the sign is correct, I'm going 35 when my spedo reads 37mph.

Pacing cars doesn't help. Around here you can bet they are...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 02-09-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By Rory_L
Motorcycle Safety : Two Wheeled Wisdom - 1960's...

Motorcycle Safety : Two Wheeled Wisdom - 1960's Educational Film - S88TV1 - YouTube

Check out the left-foot brake at 1:55

The Rose Bowl parking lot at 7:12 ?! Must be Pasadena

He's wearing...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 02-09-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By Rory_L
Honda's and palm trees! It's So. cal in the 60's!...

Honda's and palm trees! It's So. cal in the 60's!

1960's Motorcycle Safety Movie The Invisible Circle - YouTube

21:17 , suspicious reference . . . .
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 02-02-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By Rory_L
I'll tell you, Mike; I did ride the stock for 6...

I'll tell you, Mike; I did ride the stock for 6 months. I found the saddlemen seat better for me.

The seat doesn't have to be soft. It has to be the right shape. This one works for me and it might...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 02-01-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By Rory_L
Fair enough . . . The stock seat tended to...

Fair enough . . .

The stock seat tended to be "junk-numbing" for me. I only ride recreationally and haven't taken any real long rides yet.

I find it to be more comfortable on the ride and...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 01-31-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,217
Posted By Rory_L
Congratulations. The bike is just stuff . ....

Congratulations.

The bike is just stuff . . .your child is family!
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 01-31-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By Rory_L
I find the seat better than stock. It was...

I find the seat better than stock.

It was supposed to put me an inch lower but I have my doubts. Maybe a half inch.
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 01-30-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,001
Posted By Rory_L
Sometimes I wave first with my clutch hand,...

Sometimes I wave first with my clutch hand, sometimes they wave first, sometimes even the Harley riders wave.

Low or to the side is most popular around here. Mostly sport bikes, scooter riders for...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 01-30-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By Rory_L
Sounds like they are saying ". . . Yeah, this...

Sounds like they are saying ". . . Yeah, this bike is pretty good if you spend an additional $1900 on it."

Full disclosure: I do have that seat on on my bike.
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 01-29-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,875
Posted By Rory_L
The reason we didn't see the Honda ad in the US...

The reason we didn't see the Honda ad in the US is because US ads are 30 seconds long (I didn't invent the TV rules, they just are).

It was a great little film as was the making-of piece.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-29-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By Rory_L
Notice that none of the bikes had mirrors? Not...

Notice that none of the bikes had mirrors? Not even the scooter!
Forum: CBR250 Performance 01-26-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,106
Posted By Rory_L
That's interesting . . .I will normally cruise at...

That's interesting . . .I will normally cruise at 5k and shift at 6-7k. At least that's what I see when I happen to look down.

For every rider, there should come a point where you will just do it...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 01-21-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,855
Posted By Rory_L
I think Japan.webike.net carries that. ...

I think Japan.webike.net carries that.

http://japan.webike.net/products/21360587.html

I don't personally know anyone that has installed one though.
Forum: CBR250 New Member Introductions 01-20-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By Rory_L
Unless you bought your last two motorcycles...

Unless you bought your last two motorcycles yesterday, why would you describe yourself as a newbie?

Welcome!
Forum: CBR250 Service and Maintenance 01-18-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,055
Posted By Rory_L
Filters can be had for about $6 USD. The cover...

Filters can be had for about $6 USD. The cover gaskets are about $3 USD (try partzilla.com). 12mm crush washers are about $4 use for a dozen (I got mine from cycle gear). These are light parts but if...
Forum: CBR250 Service and Maintenance 01-14-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,055
Posted By Rory_L
Just curious . . what do the other parts cost...

Just curious . . what do the other parts cost (filter, gasket, crush washer) if you buy them separately in Australia?

The filter and crush washer can be had as generic or post market parts here...
Forum: CBR250 New Member Introductions 01-13-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By Rory_L
Welcome!

Welcome!
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