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Forum: CBR250 Service and Maintenance 04-05-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 971
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: 484
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: 645
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: 484
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: 4,815
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: 1,048
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: 542
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: 65
Views: 5,883
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: 65
Views: 5,883
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: 65
Views: 5,883
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: 3,705
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: 3,007
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: 3,065
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...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 12-22-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,484
Posted By gromit
In a situation like yours nothing will be...

In a situation like yours nothing will be convenient, but something like this might work.

Go to motorcycle-rack.com.

They have a towing rack that attaches to the front wheel while the rear...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 12-18-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 877
Posted By gromit
The manual does show how to adjust the throttle...

The manual does show how to adjust the throttle but it is for FREE PLAY when it is in the closed position. There should be NO tension on the throttle when it is closed. The adjustment is to keep 1/16...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 12-17-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,350
Posted By gromit
In an earlier post there was a reference made to...

In an earlier post there was a reference made to the price of the 305 big bore kit as being in the $300.00 range. That is quite misleading if it was for US Dollars for the basic kit. That only covers...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 12-02-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,168
Posted By gromit
I made a coat hanger tool that works quite well...

I made a coat hanger tool that works quite well and nothing will be damaged or removed for it to work. The handle is bent in the same direction as the hook so you know where the hook is and 2 red...
Forum: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques 11-28-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By gromit
One other thing to get ready for if you are new...

One other thing to get ready for if you are new to riding is cross winds. With a lighter bike and fairings like ours a cross wind of around 20mph coming out of nowhere can actually push the bike...
Forum: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques 11-28-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By gromit
Quite often cracks in roads are repaired by...

Quite often cracks in roads are repaired by putting hot tar over them. They are higher and wider than the cracks and snake along the road following the crack. They are slick and slippery when they...
Forum: CBR250 Appearance and Modifications 11-28-2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,491
Posted By gromit
I found a couple of pics of a cbr250r muffler...

I found a couple of pics of a cbr250r muffler that was cut apart and angled them together to resemble the muffler in a single pic. The cat is the canister at the left, the red line indicates the...
Forum: Other Honda Motorcycles 11-06-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 38,913
Posted By gromit
I believe there are some what large taxes imposed...

I believe there are some what large taxes imposed on motorcycles based on engine size in Japan and other markets. In general they start at 250cc and the cbr250r is actually 249cc which avoids the tax.
Forum: Riding Gear & Apparel 11-05-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By gromit
Not comfortable isn't quite how I would describe...

Not comfortable isn't quite how I would describe it. Perhaps insane is closer to being accurate with all the cordless power tools and thief's around, a cable lock would be done in 15 seconds with a...
Forum: Site News & Feedback 10-17-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By gromit
A favicon /ˈfævɪkɒn/ (short for Favorite icon),...

A favicon /ˈfævɪkɒn/ (short for Favorite icon), also known as a shortcut icon, Web site icon, URL icon, tab icon or bookmark icon

They are the all essential can't live without little icons...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 09-18-2013, 02:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,162
Posted By gromit
xvs 1100 dodgy starter clutch - YouTube As...

xvs 1100 dodgy starter clutch - YouTube

As in my previous post about the starter clutch making a clunk sound when stopping the engine here is a link to a youtube video of a different bike that...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 09-12-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,162
Posted By gromit
The clunk or knock sound when the engine is...

The clunk or knock sound when the engine is turned off is probably the starter clutch mechanical release mechanism reversing it's loaded position after the rotating inertia mass has stopped when the...
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