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…