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Forum: CBR250 Appearance and Modifications 08-09-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
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: CBR250 Service and Maintenance 07-27-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By gromit
8mm allen

8mm allen
Forum: Motorcycle Parts for Sale 07-26-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
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 Service and Maintenance 07-22-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
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: 534
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: 340
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 Problems and Issues 05-26-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
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: 241
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 05-24-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
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: 500
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.
Forum: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques 05-20-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By gromit
Very good post with valid points. I am putting in...

Very good post with valid points. I am putting in a link to an article written by
an RAF fighter pilot who has made a direct comparison from combat flying to
riding motorcycles. Among other things...
Forum: CBR250 Performance 05-02-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By gromit
Either google o2 sensor plug or go to most any...

Either google o2 sensor plug or go to most any motorcycle accessory site.
There are a number of sweet looking sensor plugs available at good prices.
Forum: CBR250 Service and Maintenance 04-05-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,571
Posted By gromit
A word or two of caution !!! The little...

A word or two of caution !!!

The little owners manual that comes with the bike states a torque value for the oil cover bolts that is too high and a significant number of people have snapped the...
Forum: CBR250 Appearance and Modifications 03-23-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By gromit
It's easy to remove (one mounting screw and it...

It's easy to remove (one mounting screw and it wiggles off a couple short slide hooks toward the back). You don't want to get any overspray on the bike and a light sanding gives the new paint a good...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 03-12-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By gromit
Use the search feature in the upper menu bar...

Use the search feature in the upper menu bar (enter rear lockable seat stuck - select show threads - click go). There is a really good mini tutorial with pics showing how to make a tool from a wire...
Forum: CBR250 Appearance and Modifications 02-26-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By gromit
My answer is ( yes - no - maybe - probably not )....

My answer is ( yes - no - maybe - probably not ). The silver heat shield has a satin rather than a high gloss finish. If the scratch can be felt with your finger nail it won't work. The satin finish...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 02-18-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,418
Posted By gromit
stirrups

You all are going to be soooo jealous when I get the final mounting position sorted out.
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 01-16-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,229
Posted By gromit
I do believe SLO is correct. When you jump...

I do believe SLO is correct.

When you jump the motorcycle from a car with the car not running, the bike will only draw what it needs. When you jump from a running car, the car's alternator pushes...
Forum: CBR250 Parts and Accessories 01-11-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By gromit
I had a Corbin on a bike that I had in the past...

I had a Corbin on a bike that I had in the past and it was stiff and never became 'soft'. What happens is that over time it will conform to your shape, your exact shape. It will then give you...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 01-09-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,186
Posted By gromit
This will take a little while and corrections,...

This will take a little while and corrections, disagreements, or criticisms will be welcomed.

The catalytic converter on motorcycles are generally a hard porous cylindrical devise that the exhaust...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 01-08-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,186
Posted By gromit
An additional note to my last post. The pair...

An additional note to my last post. The pair valve itself is surrounded in a black rubber frame that acts as a reusable gasket and seals very well. You can remove the diffuser plate below it if it...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 01-07-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,186
Posted By gromit
removing pair valve system

I realize this is getting off topic and should be posted in a more appropriate area but the interest seems to be here at the moment.

By having an aftermarket exhaust and no catalytic converter you...
Forum: CBR250 Appearance and Modifications 12-26-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,091
Posted By gromit
I did the same thing to my tool tray a while ago...

I did the same thing to my tool tray a while ago and put a thin piece of utility carpet in to neaten it up. I also took the left over rubber strap, pulled off the metal keepers and zip tied it to the...
Forum: CBR250 Service and Maintenance 12-26-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,986
Posted By gromit
The synthetic oil thing has been beaten to death...

The synthetic oil thing has been beaten to death several times on this forum with no true answer, just heated arguments. Use the search feature and you will find numerous threads.
It is almost like...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 12-24-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,426
Posted By gromit
Hey benny I just noticed you are now officially a...

Hey benny I just noticed you are now officially a Senior member on the forum. Merry Christmas and welcome to the senior community. Try to remember that some seniors just wake up cranky so try to play...
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