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,…

Banned from Advrider.com

I was promptly banned today for 2weeks and technically justly so. It seems that I messed up setting Up tapatalk on my new phone that I got on wednesday. As I replaced the ”sent from my phone x”  message with my own signature line with a link to my blog it included it on every…

Bigger foot pegs for the 250 Rally

During recent enduro adventures my feet slipped from the pegs several times almost resulting in a crash. Despite my bad luck with the Chinese clutch lever I again ordered new ones from ebay. This time the parts fit and the new pegs fit nicely. I could not find much by searching pegs for “CRF 250…

D.I.Y. 2 finger clutch experiment

I’ve had some issues with operating the clutch on the more technical trails. I want to operate the clutch by two fingers, but as the OEM lever is not adjustable, I’m unable to do so without pinching the rest of my fingers between the grip and lever. ****DISCLAIMER**** DO NOT chop down your clutch lever…

Estonian Trip

Back from Estonia. The bike performed flawlessly. The gas mileage varied quite a bit depending on the average speed we were able to keep up. Keeping up with highway traffic is/was not optimal for fuel consumption. Suspension worked very well, despite it not being “hard core” or “proper”. The tractor like first gear made riding…