Crash II

Went out to test the new tires. They worked really well, but were no match for icy tire tracks and down I went again. I lost the plastic tabs from the left front fairing that connect the fairing to the bash plate. The bash plate also is now missing a tab. The crash also bent…

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….

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…

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…

The search for a new helmet

***DISCLAIMER – ┬áNOT HONDA 250 RALLY RELATED CONTENT*** I’ve been searching for a new helmet over a year now as my current Shoei Hornet DS is showing it’s age and is not without faults. It has mostly been great and fits me well, but a few things need improving. It stinks! I’ve washed it, but…

Barkbusters hand guard installation on Honda 250 Rally

Proper hand guards are a must if you are planning on taking any adventurous chances with the bike. I fully intend to take the bike to situations where a fall is quite possibly in the cards. A snapped lever bent out of commission is a sucky situation on an otherwise spectacular road trip. The two…

Honda 250 Rally bash plate / engine guard

Digging deeper into the bike. I took the bash plate off and took a closer look. The bottom plate comes out once the front plate is removed and once you do that you get to see how the bottom plate is attached to the frame. Basically it’s held on place by two bolts at the…