Bash plate for Honda 250 Rally

Many people seem to be looking for bash plates to replace the plastic OEM version, so I though I would share the options that are out there. The Chris Barnes Carbon fibre / kevlar add-on bash plate Chris Barnes is making a carbon fibre add-on type plate that bolts on to the existing OEM plate….

DRC Edge 2 tail tidy for Honda 250 Rally

Foreword I really did not feel compelled to install a tail tidy for this bike. The OEM version, while not pretty, is quite acceptable in my opinion. That said, one needs something to tinker with during the winter… Installation method I wanted to do a non destructive install, meaning that I want to be able…

Winter riding

Today was a beautiful sunny winter day and while temperature was a crisp -10C there was enough snow to take the bike out. The bike worked flawlessly while I personally struggled a bit. Riding the unplowed forest roads was a bit like trying to stay on a rodeo horse. Staying on the tractor track was…

CRF 250 Rally winter test

Finally there is at least a tiny bit of snow. Too little, but enough to justify doing the first test run. The paved roads were super slippery. They were frozen, but there was no snow on the road. The spikes were a life saver, but traction was still minimal. It was like pulling a rake…

Yet another pair of levers

Santa was considerate enough to bring something for me too in the form of new pair of levers. The levers look exactly like the first pair that did, not fit with the exception, that now the pivot bolt holes and thickness are correct. Oh, and they are red. These levers have no branding and are…

Not dead

I’ve been waiting for some proper snow since fall. We got some in mid December, but as luck would have it, I was in a stage 3 man flu and could not use the opportunity. It quickly melted away and no more has been seen since in this area. To pass the time I ordered…

Smaller front sprocket

The sprocket change has to do with the winter tire project. I`m not looking for any performance gains, only some more room for the rear tire. The problem is the gap between the swing and the tire. With the first tire (120/90-18) there was zero clearance with the mud guard attached. The second rear tire…

Preparing for winter

Winter is around the corner. The current cold dark misery will hopefully soon be slightly less miserable with snow on the ground. With that in mind, I’ve bought studded winter tires. I have zero experience in winter riding, but how hard can it be… right? The tires I got are hand studded ones and made…

Crash / engine guards for CRF 250 Rally

It seems that the guys in Indonesia have been busy for a while now, but other crash bar options are still a well kept secret. I haven’t bought any as of yet, but will collect some info here on whats available. Hopefully it will be helpful for some of you too. If you know of…

Stahlbus oil drain valve

I bought an aftermarket oil drain valve to reduce the mess caused by draining the oil. A friend of mine spotted this thingy at a Louis.de catalog. While the new valve seems to be a well made piece and is no doubt a handy thing, there is a possible problem. The OEM oil drain bolt…

Rally 490 super short levers for Honda 250 Rally

I found some CRF 250 L/M shorty levers from webike Japan that also fit the Rally. I’ve never heard of the brand before, but they weren’t expensive so I gave them a go. Once I got the levers on my hands, it became obvious that they are far from “super short”. They fit the bike…

Honda HRC Rally bike decal set

I felt a pressing need to have my bike look like the Honda Rally bike it’s trying emulate. The end result is not as cool as the image I had in my head. In fact, I’m not sure I like it all. The decals on the set don’t really fit perfectly on the 250 Rally,…