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Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 09-20-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,051
Posted By gromit
I know that I am going to be criticized,...

I know that I am going to be criticized, reprimanded, and maybe, run out
of town on a rail, but.

Maybe it is time to use the ultimate, universal tool that is used to fix any
problem.

A HAMMER...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 09-18-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,051
Posted By gromit
Hey Clarko21 I'm back again. Lets go thru all...

Hey Clarko21 I'm back again.
Lets go thru all the bar weight parts, where they are
and what they do. There are only 6 parts plus the
handle bar grip itself. I don't want to bore you but lets
get...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 09-18-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,051
Posted By gromit
I am a little confused as to whom your post is...

I am a little confused as to whom your post is directed to.
If it was to me, I have no problem with my bar end gaps.
My pics were only to show Clarko21 what acceptable gaps
might look like.
...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 09-16-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,051
Posted By gromit
I wasn't thinking when you said there was a gap...

I wasn't thinking when you said there was a gap difference
at the bar ends. There is a larger gap on the throttle side.
I think it a safety thing so nothing would get in and bind
the throttle.
...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 09-16-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,051
Posted By gromit
You purchased the bike used and it did not have...

You purchased the bike used and it did not have bar ends on it
at that time. You don't know why they they had been removed.
You also don't know what else may have been done.

When you installed...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 09-14-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,370
Posted By gromit
You mentioned the possibility of an oil pressure...

You mentioned the possibility of an oil pressure problem.
The engine has an oil pressure relief valve that almost
never fails but on rare occasions they do. Both too high
or too low oil pressure...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 09-13-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By gromit
I will make an attempt to describe how and where...

I will make an attempt to describe how and where the signal that determines
the speedometer output comes from. I am confidant it is correct and somewhat
accurate. Comments and corrections are...
Forum: CBR250 Appearance and Modifications 09-09-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,702
Posted By gromit
Wow, lighten up a little bit. Some people like ...

Wow, lighten up a little bit. Some people like
to mod their bikes to make them a little more
unique.
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 09-04-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,051
Posted By gromit
Something to possibly consider concerning...

Something to possibly consider concerning handlebar vibration.

Along with the bar end weight there is a larger internal bar weight
also. It is located into position with tabbed ring #3 and two...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 09-02-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By gromit
On the road I would plug just to not be stranded....

On the road I would plug just to not be stranded.
I would not run a front tire that was plugged but
I would run a plugged rear tire unless it was like
your puncture. It's right in the tread groove...
Forum: CBR250 Service and Maintenance 08-29-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 618
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: 391
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: 317
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: 200
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: 333
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: 645
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: 514
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: 514
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: 514
Posted By gromit
8mm allen

8mm allen
Forum: Motorcycle Parts for Sale 07-26-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
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: 264
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: 564
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: 564
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: 375
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: 4,569
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...
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