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post #1 of 16 Old 06-16-2018, 07:43 AM Thread Starter
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Grumpy old man buys cbr250r for wet weather riding.

Hi Fellow and much younger cbr250r riders.I bought my bike to save my good bikes from getting dirty in the winter weather.I am a lazy bastard and hate cleaning bikes but like them shiney.
I did not really give a toss if I liked the CBR or not it is just a tool to me and I expected very little from this tiny little commuter.
Surprise Surprise I love riding it and find myself riding it even when itís not raining.
If you think being an old fart means riding slow you would be wrong so my only question is can this little bike take the unmerciful flogging it is currently being subjected to or am I going to blow it up. It spends all its dry time between 6000 to 9000 rpm ???
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You are running in the power zone, no problem with that. Regular oil changes and valve clearance checks are the only thing that need stressing to you. Enjoy the bike.

I rode the snot out of an NX250 for years. I worry more about lugging a 250 thumper, than about running constantly (except for starting from a stop) in the power zone.
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Thanks jsonder will keep on top of those 2 things and continue to keep the throttle pinned.
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Hi Thomson,
just make sure that the bike is warmed up before you pin it.

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just make sure that the bike is warmed up before you pin it.
3 bars on heat gauge ?
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3 bars on heat gauge ?
That's just the coolant temperature. When three bars are achieved you can do "normal" riding but I wouldn't really rev the living daylight out of it until you have ridden about 8-10 miles to really get that oil warmed up.
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Only 9000? But isn't redline 10,500!
I revved the bejesus outta mine the whole time I had it and it lapped it up.
When I moved up to the CBR300 it was bitter/sweet. Sweet because it had more power but bitter because it wasn't as naturally revvy and free spinning as the 250R was.
Happy revving!
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Tubehead, welcome to the 20th/21st century! As a fellow geezer I empathize with your/our situation. I remember going from my MGB to my Miata and having the same feeling. Rev it, you'll get used to it!
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Tubehead, welcome to the 20th/21st century! As a fellow geezer I empathize with your/our situation. I remember going from my MGB to my Miata and having the same feeling. Rev it, you'll get used to it!

No choice really Melbourne traffic eats the slow and hesitant for breakfast.
Everything else I own sees off tin tops with a wiff of throttle which has made me very lazy.I feel like I have just finished a Moto Gp after commuting to work on the Cbr..........it's just so much fun
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Only 9000? But isn't redline 10,500!
I revved the bejesus outta mine the whole time I had it and it lapped it up.
When I moved up to the CBR300 it was bitter/sweet. Sweet because it had more power but bitter because it wasn't as naturally revvy and free spinning as the 250R was.
Happy revving!
That's a beautiful spot you live in.My Aunt and Uncle live there it's motorcycle heaven!

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