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post #1 of 15 Old 12-08-2017, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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CBR250R in Australia

Hi Guys,
Learning to ride atm. Previous year i've had a 1994 Kawasaki ZZR 250, but didn't really like it.
Sold that to get my 2012 Honda CBR250R. Much easier to ride.
Though i've had to fit a baffle in the exhaust to make it a bit quieter.
And the previous owner changed the rear sprocket so the speedo is way out. Will have to fit a Speedo Healer.
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Welcome Krondorf. Where in Australia are you? Keep the rubber side down ;-)

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Welcome aboard Krondorf!
You're in good company. We have a lot of very knowledgeable CBR250R enthusiasts here from Oz and your side of the globe.
I'm a bit surprised that you find your exhaust note so loud considering it's length and DB killer. I have only a 14" with no DB killer and I find the exhaust sound quite pleasant and not even in the same ballpark as the horrendous din of the Two Brothers full exhaust system I used to run. Perhaps you should check the exhaust and make sure you're not overdue for a repack if the previous owner put a lot of miles on it. And you might want to consider swapping that sprocket back to the original configuration before adjusting the speedo. Sprockets are relatively cheap and you may prefer the stock set-up for the type of riding you do, especially if you're not familiar with how the bike performs from the factory. There's certainly no lack of torque in this little beast in stock form, which was a big reason I traded in my Ninja 250R for a CBR250R the first year they became available here.
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Welcome from across the ditch mate. Enjoy your summer riding.

2013 CBR250R repsol (sold)
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Welcome from across the ditch mate. Enjoy your summer riding.
LOL....I keep forgetting that our seasons are reversed. My CBR was put into storage for the winter a month ago and I'm on my way out the door right now to shovel the 8" of snow that fell last night in our first winter storm of the season.
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And out of interest, how long until my posts no longer need approval before showing up?
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Edit: ok.. this one showed up.. where's the one i did yesterday?
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2nd try to post this, first one said it needed approval, and still hasn't shown up.. oh well..

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Welcome Krondorf. Where in Australia are you? Keep the rubber side down ;-)
Murray Bridge, SA

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Welcome aboard Krondorf!
You're in good company. We have a lot of very knowledgeable CBR250R enthusiasts here from Oz and your side of the globe.
I'm a bit surprised that you find your exhaust note so loud considering it's length and DB killer. I have only a 14" with no DB killer and I find the exhaust sound quite pleasant and not even in the same ballpark as the horrendous din of the Two Brothers full exhaust system I used to run. Perhaps you should check the exhaust and make sure you're not overdue for a repack if the previous owner put a lot of miles on it. And you might want to consider swapping that sprocket back to the original configuration before adjusting the speedo. Sprockets are relatively cheap and you may prefer the stock set-up for the type of riding you do, especially if you're not familiar with how the bike performs from the factory. There's certainly no lack of torque in this little beast in stock form, which was a big reason I traded in my Ninja 250R for a CBR250R the first year they became available here.
The exhaust is a straight through job (It actually says 'for racing only') so that's why i fitted the baffle..
I'm actually pretty happy with how it performs, so probably won't change sprocket back (even if i did i'd probably still need a speedo healer anyway)

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Welcome from across the ditch mate. Enjoy your summer riding.
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How do you get away with running a race pipe on the street in Aus? I thought the rules were pretty strict over there.
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How do you get away with running a race pipe on the street in Aus? I thought the rules were pretty strict over there.
Part of the reason why i fitted the baffle.. so they don't look at it too closely
And as long as i behave myself, it should be ok..
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highway patrol here tend not to see themselves as
noise pollution monitors,, unless it suits them..

plenty of loud 'dirt bikes' and harleys etc..
ive never been pulled over for open 4 into 1's
or recently leo vince slip-ons cbr250/300r..

probably similar in sa, as long as you dont
make a pig of yourself, baiting them..
the go is, sneak around like a ninja..
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