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Forum: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques 09-18-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,019
Posted By Island Rick
Safety...

It troubles me that there is so much discussion about being right, meaning this can't /won't happen to me because I am so close to home, or I have so much great gear that will save me.
The most...
Forum: CBR250 Service and Maintenance 08-11-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,731
Posted By Island Rick
Shannibal, I wouldn't stress too much over the...

Shannibal,
I wouldn't stress too much over the whole ordeal, it's just people doing what they believe is right.
Maybe you could find a mechanically inclined person to help you in the future. Most...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 06-22-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,518
Posted By Island Rick
6300 miles of perfect running without even an...

6300 miles of perfect running without even an unexplained engine stall.
It burns no oil and the coolant is fine.
However, the rear tire did pick up a nail !!!
Black beauty (Raven) now has a set of...
Forum: CBR250 Parts and Accessories 05-05-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,642
Posted By Island Rick
What a colossal waste of time that would be. If...

What a colossal waste of time that would be.
If you want more power, just go buy a CB500R.
Otherwise appreciate the CBR250R for what it is.

IR
Forum: Other Motorcycles 04-20-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,135
Posted By Island Rick
It's funny how everything in life has to be a...

It's funny how everything in life has to be a contest, and winning will boost ones ego so you can become a better person by default.
Not me. I prefer eco boost to ego boost any day, and I am very...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 04-05-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 115,632
Posted By Island Rick
OK, you ask, I tell I finally installed my new...

OK, you ask, I tell
I finally installed my new Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tires today, which I had purchased
last July after finding a nail in the rear tire of my OEM tire.
After plugging the OEM...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 04-01-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 846
Posted By Island Rick
I would also check the fuel pump relay. Do not...

I would also check the fuel pump relay.
Do not assume that service people "must have checked" anything,
you are the one that cares the most.

IR
Forum: CBR250 Pictures 03-25-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,737
Posted By Island Rick
I like it. This shows what a great bike the...

I like it. This shows what a great bike the CBR250R is. It looks good in many forms.
Do you have any instruments now?

Rick
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 02-16-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,587
Posted By Island Rick
I like this forum. Luckily I am able to decipher...

I like this forum. Luckily I am able to decipher the useful info from the trash, and some of the stuff is just plain hilarious, including the do it yourself ABS valve.
If you take it all too...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 02-09-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By Island Rick
How many dogs does it take to figure out that...

How many dogs does it take to figure out that Honda actually did it right in the first place?
It really would be a good idea to learn about what you are attempting to do first, then apply your new...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 01-31-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,407
Posted By Island Rick
SDM Life is good, and congrats. Put one...

SDM
Life is good, and congrats.
Put one dollar in a jar every day. When you get 3000 it will be time to buy him / her a brand new Honda Grom!

IR
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 12-25-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,811
Posted By Island Rick
For whatever reason, they don't want you there. ...

For whatever reason, they don't want you there.
I'd get on the bike and ride right out of town, never look back. This is
probably a blessing in disguise.

Cheers,

IR
Forum: Other Motorcycles 11-12-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,129
Posted By Island Rick
It makes no sense to me. The Harley gang will...

It makes no sense to me. The Harley gang will never go for it. And, if you just want a modest easy to ride cruiser type bike the CTX700 will do perfectly.

IR
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 10-16-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By Island Rick
Are you bad boys breaking the law?? Plus, I bet...

Are you bad boys breaking the law?? Plus, I bet you're revving well beyond 5000 RPM !!
Shame on you ...

IR
Forum: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques 10-07-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,117
Posted By Island Rick
If you plan to follow the two second rule (a very...

If you plan to follow the two second rule (a very good idea whenever possible, abs or no abs) this may help;
you travel about 15 feet per second for each ten miles per hour of speed, so at 30 mph...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 10-01-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By Island Rick
My guess is that it will not suddenly become a...

My guess is that it will not suddenly become a massive leak. It's more likely that it will continue as is, just check the oil level in the little window with the bike straight up and on the level....
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 09-22-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,715
Posted By Island Rick
You need to find a new dealer / service shop....

You need to find a new dealer / service shop. These guys are highly incompetent.
I would notify Honda, and ask for recommendations for proper service.
An oil and filter change is about as simple as...
Forum: Other Honda Motorcycles 09-22-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 59,307
Posted By Island Rick
This is 100% idle speculation, unless I missed...

This is 100% idle speculation, unless I missed something significant here.

Rick
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 09-18-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By Island Rick
A little over (top of the window) should be no...

A little over (top of the window) should be no problem. You could suck a little out with a turkey baster in the oil fill hole.

IR
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 09-11-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Island Rick
These bikes basically don't run on a dead...

These bikes basically don't run on a dead battery. The simplest solution is to charge the battery.
Some have roll started theirs and then kept the RPMs really high to keep everything going.
For a...
Forum: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques 09-07-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,659
Posted By Island Rick
People only respond to fear, and motorcycles...

People only respond to fear, and motorcycles don't threaten cagers, typically.
It isn't that they don't see you, they just don't fear you or feel threatened.
Since installing a pair of LED driving...
Forum: CBR250 Videos 09-07-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By Island Rick
W t f ??

W t f ??
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 09-03-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,515
Posted By Island Rick
Let me guess, you were using mineral oil up to...

Let me guess, you were using mineral oil up to your last change 1400 miles ago at 3800, and switched to synthetic / semi synthetic.
Others have had the same issues. I would switch back to a good...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 09-01-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,568
Posted By Island Rick
If your dealer agreed to put a tube in (to the...

If your dealer agreed to put a tube in (to the OEM tire of your CBR250R tire) he is a fool and you need a new dealer, among other things.
That cut is not repairable as I see it in the picture....
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 08-31-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,568
Posted By Island Rick
Honda CBR250R owner's manual specifically states...

Honda CBR250R owner's manual specifically states that you are not to put a tube in these (tubeless) tires. They say that heat build up will cause certain failure.
The state I live in does not allow...
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