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Forum: Motorcycle Parts for Sale   11-28-2018, 12:56 AM
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Posted By don'tpanic
Sold!

Sold!
Forum: Motorcycle Parts for Sale   10-29-2017, 04:56 PM
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Posted By don'tpanic
Photo gallery here https://imgur.com/a/sHZk7

Photo gallery here

https://imgur.com/a/sHZk7
Forum: CBR250 New Member Introductions   05-20-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By don'tpanic
In that case, it doesn't sound like you can...

In that case, it doesn't sound like you can afford a motorcycle.
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues   05-20-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,872
Posted By don'tpanic
Yes, that dealership owes you a REFUND! I would...

Yes, that dealership owes you a REFUND! I would start getting in touch with Honda India.
Forum: CBR250 New Member Introductions   05-19-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By don'tpanic
So are you going to shop for protective gear?

So are you going to shop for protective gear?
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues   05-19-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 982
Posted By don'tpanic
It sounds like you REALLY need to get that book...

It sounds like you REALLY need to get that book in my sig line, and start collecting some quality tools.

The hardest part about checking the valves is lifting the front of the fuel tank and...
Forum: CBR250 New Member Introductions   05-19-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By don'tpanic
What kind of shoe were you wearing? At least...

What kind of shoe were you wearing?

At least it looks better.
Forum: CBR250 New Member Introductions   05-19-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,325
Posted By don'tpanic
It sounds like she may need more parking lot...

It sounds like she may need more parking lot time?
Practice slow turns. Keep her head up and looking where she WANTS to go, not where she wants to fall... (BTDT...).
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues   05-19-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,186
Posted By don'tpanic
These guys have some great videos: ...

These guys have some great videos: https://youtu.be/4VSHCxN63fk?list=PL6un8B7B6OOWLIacCCVaG2E4orC3sX9VX
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues   05-19-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,186
Posted By don'tpanic
I forgot to add, of the 4 screws that hold the...

I forgot to add, of the 4 screws that hold the fairing panel on, at least ONE of them will be different than the others. It will have a shoulder on it.
Pay attention to which screws came from...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues   05-18-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 982
Posted By don'tpanic
I am beginning to really not like that dealer. ...

I am beginning to really not like that dealer.

The clutch may need adjustment.
The bike obviously was not prepped in any way before being given to the customer.

I would look for another dealer...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues   05-18-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,186
Posted By don'tpanic
Look up the front of the engine at the radiator. ...

Look up the front of the engine at the radiator. You should be able to see the cap to see which fairing panel needs to be removed.

I would imagine that the right side main fairing panel will have...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues   05-18-2017, 01:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,186
Posted By don'tpanic
7 km is not that far, unless the ambient...

7 km is not that far, unless the ambient temperature is hot. Is it?

I could see you getting home without the engine seizing on you. Too bad you had to ride it back to the dealership. That may...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues   05-17-2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,186
Posted By don'tpanic
Yes, they are the same. If your temperature...

Yes, they are the same.

If your temperature gauge was flashing H, that dealership has a lot to answer for. Possibly a new engine.

How far is it from there to home?


No, the engine will NOT...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues   05-17-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,186
Posted By don'tpanic
The overflow bottle is just for when the closed...

The overflow bottle is just for when the closed system gets warm and needs to get rid of excess fluid.
When the bike (or car) cools down, the fluid is drawn back into the main system.
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues   05-17-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,186
Posted By don'tpanic
1) is your engine temperature gauge reading high?...

1) is your engine temperature gauge reading high?

2) open the owner's manual. You will find where to look to make sure there is enough coolant in the system. It is a narrow, vertical opening,...
Forum: CBR250 New Member Introductions   05-17-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By don'tpanic
Congratulations! Anything you need, let us know!...

Congratulations! Anything you need, let us know!

One of the best resources (after the owner's manual) is the Service Manual. See the link in my signature for where to buy.
Forum: Motorcycle Parts for Sale   05-12-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By don'tpanic
Every time one of my Craigslist ads expires, and...

Every time one of my Craigslist ads expires, and I renew it, the links in these old forum ads go bad.

So here is the link to my entire Craigslist store. It never changes, and perhaps something...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues   05-10-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,761
Posted By don'tpanic
...but you should be encouraged to dig into the...

...but you should be encouraged to dig into the old one, once you are back on the road.

Most special tools can be worked around with home-made tools.
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues   05-09-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,761
Posted By don'tpanic
The only one of your questions I can answer is...

The only one of your questions I can answer is that YES, you need to pull the top-end before you can get to the piston and rings.
Forum: CBR250 New Member Introductions   05-05-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By don'tpanic
Hello and welcome! It is nice to know the...

Hello and welcome!

It is nice to know the 250 forum reaches into 2016!

2017?
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   05-02-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,082
Posted By don'tpanic
$65 Worth every penny 2011-2013...

$65

Worth every penny

2011-2013 CBR250R/RA SERVICE MANUAL - Helm Incorporated...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues   05-02-2017, 02:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By don'tpanic
Those were the symptoms driving me crazy, until I...

Those were the symptoms driving me crazy, until I adjusted Adblock on my Chrome browser.
Now I see ads on this forum, but I can once again do quick replies and see images.

I still cannot drop...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues   04-30-2017, 04:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By don'tpanic
In other words, normal! ...

In other words, normal!

http://i.imgur.com/mQyFlAo.jpg
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues   04-30-2017, 12:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By don'tpanic
I could see your picture fine. I understand...

I could see your picture fine.

I understand your question, unfortunately, I don't have a bike anymore to go look at.
I checked all of my photos on file, and I am afraid I never took a picture of...
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