Recommended modifications for the CRF 250 Rally

Before anyone goes off the chain, the following are MY recommendations based on MY riding style and riding conditions. There is no right or wrong. This list is comprised simply because I often get asked what the “recommended” or “must do mods” are. MODIFICATION WHY LINKS Proper hand guards DO Saves you a lot of…

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…

Wolfman Tank panniers test

I strapped a pair of Wolfman tank panniers to the bike to see if they would work. The bags can be made to work, but not without some modification. There are couple of issues. 1. The upper straps pretty much have to be placed on both sides of the tank cap, which places the bags…

Giant Loop saddlebag on Honda 250 Rally

Luggage testing continues. The Giant Loop saddlebags are also on loan for testing and I’m not sure which model bags they are. The GL bags fit on the bike quite nicely. The fatter arse of the Rally support the underside of the bags well and strapping the bags securely to the bike is easy. In…

Tank bag for the 250 Rally

I borrowed a Wolfman Enduro tank bag from a friend to prove myself what I already suspected, which is that a tank bag doesn’t really work for the Rally. (For me that is) Why? 1. The bag needs to be quite far from the bars* in order to avoid the bars from pushing against the…

Tail bag for the 250 Rally

After some searching I found a budget version for a tail bag. The Giant Loop and Wolfman bags are the obvious top shelf choices for this, but I wanted to spend about half what the premium bags go for.   The medium size version of the Held Iconic Evo bag fits like a glove on…

Rear suspension adjustment

I decided to add some preload to the rear mainly because I will soon be riding with some luggage and I’m afraid the bike will go “tenere” on me. My old Tenere 660 had a ┬ásuspension issue when loaded with luggage and gear. The issue was that the suspension compressed so much that the bike…