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…

Protecting the plastics

Trip to Estonia is looming ahead. I need to strap the Giant Loop bags on the bike which means that the rear plastics would get scratched to s**t. On a bike like this, that should not really matter, but I decided to try to protect them anyway. At first I tried using clear rubber paint…