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Forum: CBR250 Service and Maintenance 08-29-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 396
Posted By gromit
Everybody that has the opinion that it is not...

Everybody that has the opinion that it is not necessary
to clean and lube cables (especially the clutch cable),
change their minds when the clutch cable snaps when
you are riding. You can still...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 08-23-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By gromit
Just my own personal experience: I bought...

Just my own personal experience:

I bought mine new in 2011 it started an ran
perfectly using regular (87 octane). After the
600 mile service, for no reason at all I filled
it up with premium...
Forum: CBR250 Performance 08-21-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By gromit
I do not have a Bazzaz but my understanding is...

I do not have a Bazzaz but my understanding is that map 1 (jumper connected),
is for running the stock exhaust or slip on exhaust only. Map 2 (jumper disconnected),
Is for running a full exhaust...
Forum: CBR250 Appearance and Modifications 08-09-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By gromit
For the seat I use Meguiar's Motorcycle Vinyl and...

For the seat I use Meguiar's Motorcycle Vinyl and Leather Cleaner/Conditioner.
One of the nice features of it is that it does not leave a slippery finish on the
seat.
Forum: Other Motorcycles 08-07-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By gromit
I can't quite understand what Polaris is really ...

I can't quite understand what Polaris is really
trying to do. They have been so successful with
their snowmobiles, atvs, jet skis, but not so
much with their motorcycles. They manufacture
Victory...
Forum: Other Motorcycles 08-05-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By gromit
That giant 30's Ford style radiator grill shell ...

That giant 30's Ford style radiator grill shell
makes it retro enough for me !!!!.
Forum: CBR250 Service and Maintenance 07-29-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By gromit
600k2 is right !!! I just looked with a...

600k2 is right !!!

I just looked with a flash light and an inspection mirror.
It doesn't look like any wrench will get a bite on them.
Both bolts are rounded out.

It must be a theft...
Forum: CBR250 Service and Maintenance 07-29-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By gromit
I'm really sorry about that. The shop manual said...

I'm really sorry about that. The shop manual said 8mm, but you are
right (that is WRONG). I just checked with a wrench set and 6mm
seems to be correct. It doesn't go in very deep so be careful.
Forum: CBR250 Service and Maintenance 07-27-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By gromit
8mm allen

8mm allen
Forum: Motorcycle Parts for Sale 07-26-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By gromit
Actually HMF started as an exhaust builder for...

Actually HMF started as an exhaust builder
for ATV vehicles and had expanded to include
motorcycles. They are located in Cleveland
and Brooklyn Ohio. That is in USA not China.
Very nice web site...
Forum: CBR250 Performance 07-22-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By gromit
The gurgling backfire and popping that you...

The gurgling backfire and popping that you describe
is actually a result of removing the catalytic converter
by changing the exhaust system. The second part of
the emission control system is the...
Forum: CBR250 Service and Maintenance 07-22-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By gromit
Thats exactly how it should look. That last...

Thats exactly how it should look.

That last post reminds me that you
can not believe everything you read
in the owners manual.

When doing an oil change the 'owners
manual' states a torque...
Forum: CBR250 Service and Maintenance 07-22-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By gromit
It's the air cleaner housing (air box) drain...

It's the air cleaner housing (air box) drain hose.
It collects anything that might accumulate in the
air box. If you see any liquid in the hose, pull the
the plug and drain it.

Not a big deal...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 07-14-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By gromit
If the above suggestions don't work, it could be...

If the above suggestions don't work, it could be that your
power band is not at factory specs and needs to be fixed.

See the attached pic for a replacement.

Good luck and let us know if it...
Forum: CBR250 Parts and Accessories 07-12-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,500
Posted By gromit
The smartphone speedo apps are actually quite...

The smartphone speedo apps are actually quite accurate.
I use the (Speedometer Speed Box for the iPhone) and
it is from dead on to less than 1% off.

The only error problems happen at speeds...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 07-09-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By gromit
Virtually all manual shift motorcycle...

Virtually all manual shift motorcycle transmissions
behave in that way (sometimes difficult to go into
gear when in neutral with the engine running).

It's best at a red light to keep it in first...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 07-03-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By gromit
oops --- I just checked the pictures in the link...

oops --- I just checked the pictures in the link and
it looks like you don't have to take the windscreen
and head light assembly off to get to the gage
cluster. It appears that the cluster can be...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 07-03-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By gromit
Getting to the back side of the instrument...

Getting to the back side of the instrument cluster is a
major project that involves the removal of many parts,
screws, bolts and locking pins that all have to be put
back together in the same...
Forum: CBR250 Performance 06-11-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By gromit
As of Jan.1, 2013 California has a motorcycle...

As of Jan.1, 2013 California has a motorcycle noise pollution law that
virtually all aftermarket mufflers do not comply with. Most dealerships
have stopped selling and installing them to avoid...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 05-26-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By gromit
This is the absolute last pic. I just took this...

This is the absolute last pic.
I just took this photo of my seat lock.
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 05-26-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By gromit
This is my last try and the only other pic I...

This is my last try and the only other pic I could find.
Good Luck (you will figure it out sooner or later).
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 05-26-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By gromit
You probably have figured it out by now but here...

You probably have figured it out by now but here it is.
Forum: CBR250 Service and Maintenance 05-25-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,293
Posted By gromit
The odds are way in your favor that everything is...

The odds are way in your favor that everything is fine. It is more to protect the dealership
to check the valve clearance and avoid a big expense if something might be wrong under
warranty. It is...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 05-24-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By gromit
see if this will help you

see if this will help you
Forum: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques 05-20-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By gromit
Near the beginning of the article is a drop box...

Near the beginning of the article is a drop box link that takes you to the full article
that is an 11 page pdf file that can be saved. It is much more extensive with pictures and examples.
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