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Forum: CBR250 Performance 04-09-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,117
Posted By Matao87
Anywhere between 5,000 and 10,500 is good.

Anywhere between 5,000 and 10,500 is good.
Forum: CBR250 Parts and Accessories 03-31-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,294
Posted By Matao87
Duro HF918 Rear Tire - Review

I am sure many of you have seen this tire and automatically dismissed it because of the off brand and the low price tag.
At around 9,000miles my stock IRC was trashed and the wear bars were beyond...
Forum: CBR250 Appearance and Modifications 03-31-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,903
Posted By Matao87
Here we go again.

Here we go again.
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 03-30-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 1,716
Views: 102,088
Posted By Matao87
After work I hit the twisty mountain roads since...

After work I hit the twisty mountain roads since it was so warm. Felt good to flog it again. Got lost, checked my phone gps to get me home. Said 9.1 miles, 21 minutes. I made it in 8. :D
Such a fun...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 03-26-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,908
Posted By Matao87
I think you can add at least .2 or .3 gallons...

I think you can add at least .2 or .3 gallons from the top of the plate. When I go on longish trips I take the extra time and it's amazing how much additional fuel you can squeeze into the tank by...
Forum: Other Honda Motorcycles 03-10-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1,289
Views: 214,632
Posted By Matao87
I'm still waiting for official confirmation if...

I'm still waiting for official confirmation if there is going to be a non-restricted version of the new 500s coming to the US. Either way, I'm 75% sure the CBR500R is going to be my next bike, but if...
Forum: Other Motorcycles 02-19-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,766
Posted By Matao87
Remember, he get's his info from sources...

Remember, he get's his info from sources specifying the CBR at 12 ft/lbs of torque, peak power at 9,900rpms and a 12,000rpm redline... So I'm sure your sources are more reliable.
Forum: CBR250 Appearance and Modifications 02-14-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,646
Posted By Matao87
With ten thousand threads on how to make your...

With ten thousand threads on how to make your bike more visible on the road, I never thought I'd see one about making it LESS visible.
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 02-13-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,400
Posted By Matao87
PAUL, If we are talking about winning races, look...

PAUL, If we are talking about winning races, look no further than the Isle of Man TT, arguably the most difficult and demanding race in the world. What bikes have more wins and records than any...
Forum: CBR250 Videos 02-07-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 902
Posted By Matao87
Gotta say I like the all red. What camera you...

Gotta say I like the all red. What camera you using? GoPro?
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 02-03-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By Matao87
My non-abs with a LV GP Corsa pipe, 3/4 tank of...

My non-abs with a LV GP Corsa pipe, 3/4 tank of gas and my tank bag on it comes in at exactly 340lbs (weighed at the Columbus science museum). With me on it, came in at 505. Not too shabby.
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 01-24-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,926
Posted By Matao87
I vote truck it and cover her up. You need a...

I vote truck it and cover her up. You need a cover anyway, right?
Forum: CBR250 Service and Maintenance 01-19-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,752
Posted By Matao87
I'd be interested in instructions on changing...

I'd be interested in instructions on changing brake pads as well. Mine are getting pretty worn. Especially the rear.
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 01-06-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 125,487
Posted By Matao87
As soon as you release the clutch the bike will...

As soon as you release the clutch the bike will start again. It won't lock up and throw you over the bars, essentially you just push started the bike.
Motorcycles don't need a starter.
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 01-04-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,352
Posted By Matao87
My senior year of college I was fed up with not...

My senior year of college I was fed up with not having a vehicle but couldn't afford a car so I went with the CBR250 instead. I put a decent down payment ($1,200) and my loan is only $81/month for 3...
Forum: Other Honda Motorcycles 01-01-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1,289
Views: 214,632
Posted By Matao87
I vote Troll.

I vote Troll.
Forum: CBR250 Performance 12-24-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,091
Posted By Matao87
Shift points: 2nd - 25mph 3rd - 42mph 4th -...

Shift points:
2nd - 25mph
3rd - 42mph
4th - 61mph
5th - 75mph
6th - 85mph

That's how you take advantage of the little Thumper's full potential.
:D
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 12-15-2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,673
Posted By Matao87
If I can ride I-495 (Capital Beltway) and live to...

If I can ride I-495 (Capital Beltway) and live to tell the tale, the brakes are plenty adequate.
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 12-11-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By Matao87
Mine has been doing the same "screeching" sound...

Mine has been doing the same "screeching" sound you describe since about 2,000 miles. Almost 9,000 on her now. Definitely related to cold, however mine will do it when it's warmer out when the bike...
Forum: CBR250 Service and Maintenance 12-02-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,154
Posted By Matao87
If you really want the chain to be warm when you...

If you really want the chain to be warm when you clean it, put on the gear and ride. If you really don't want to put on the gear, clean it cold, will be just as effective. But I can not recommend...
Forum: Other Honda Motorcycles 11-19-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1,289
Views: 214,632
Posted By Matao87
A lot of people say they are uninterested in this...

A lot of people say they are uninterested in this bike yet they keep reading and posting on a thread all about it... Hmmmm.
Forum: Other Honda Motorcycles 11-11-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1,289
Views: 214,632
Posted By Matao87
Honda doesn't make anything "cheap" and they...

Honda doesn't make anything "cheap" and they certainly don't make pieces of junk. Many people prefer the looks of the N250 over the CBR, but I doubt you'll find any experienced rider or motorcycle...
Forum: Other Honda Motorcycles 11-11-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,289
Views: 214,632
Posted By Matao87
I'm not a big fan of shiny chrome on sportbikes...

I'm not a big fan of shiny chrome on sportbikes either, I think it looks better on cruisers or something more "classic". However, I still think it's a better looking pipe than the stock scooter...
Forum: CBR250 Appearance and Modifications 11-09-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,576
Posted By Matao87
First mod was a cheap one because I was broke...

First mod was a cheap one because I was broke from buying the bike and gear.

Replaced the marker lights on either side of the headlight with LED. I really didn't care for the stock tint, much...
Forum: CBR250 Service and Maintenance 10-22-2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,463
Posted By Matao87
3,000 miles. Just switched to full synthetic on...

3,000 miles. Just switched to full synthetic on my 3rd oil change, partially because they are forcasting a brutal winter. Started the bike this morning for work, 35 degrees! It's already dipped below...
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