Adventure Accessories for Honda CRF250L

As usual, prior to starting my trek into adventure riding I read in forums, watch lots of videos, and talk to riders with experience to identify the list of things I would want and need. I try to create a full list, along with the estimate cost of each item on the list... and then I prioritize the list. The purchase order frequently changes when I find good prices that make sense to by them at a time I can get the best deal... and of course dependent on how much liquid cash I have available at the time.

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I ranked the top 25 accessories for the CRF250L based on beginning entry level riding (as of 11/20/2020) - Top 25 Accessories 12:17 minutes


The following random lists show my purchases grouped by Bike Accessories, Gear, and Camping

2019 Honda CRF250L - with IMS

Bike Accessories

Accessory Featured Brand Retail
IMS Tank Large Tank

The OEM tank is WAY too small, and a larger tank is a MUST have on this bike. Stay tuned when we show you why we went with the IMS 3.5 tank 112251-N2 on our 2019... spoiler: OEM cap compatible, largest we could find, moulded body parts with matching included hardware.

IMS Products $375
PMR Rack for CRF250L Rear Luggage Rack

Life time warranty and will work with their side racks.

Precision Motorcycle Racks $94
PMR Side Rack for CRF250L Side Luggage Racks

They give your bags more strap options and prevent them from getting burned.

Precision Motorcycle Racks $124
PMR Alumirack Expansion Plate for CRF250L Alumirack Expansion Plate

This plate has pre-drilled holes for rotopax, plus give you a larger footprint and more strap points.

Precision Motorcycle Racks $57
Sprockets Supersprox Sprockets

The best sprockets in the industry. I went with 13T front 42T rear. See the installation video .

All Balls Racing Group $149
RK X-Ring Chain

Take good care of your X-Ring chain and it will last a long time.

All Balls Racing Group $89
Rimwrapz Custom Rim Decals

These are the 1st set of RimWrapz on a CRF250L, and my bikes are featured in their official installation video .

RimWrapz $199
Crash Cage Crash Cage

You might fall, or maybe the wind will blow your bike over (I saw that happen this year)... a crash cage is an excellent option to help protect your parts. T-Rex Racing makes super strong stuff that mounts solid and works. .

T-Rex Racing $150
Fastway Pegs Adventure Pegs

I looked all over the web for the largest pegs I could find. Fastway's Adventure pegs are the largest, and probably the most expensive... but I plan to keep them forever and just always move them to whatever bike needs them (you buy the fit kits separate).

Fastway $280
TomTom GPS GPS specifically for motorcycles TomTom $200
Two Brothers Carbon Fiber for CRF250L Slip On Exhaust

Carbon Fiber

Two Brothers $530
Reserve Tank Reserve Fuel Tank

This one gallon add on gives me peace of mind when I'm on rides. I never want to be that guy that doesn't have the capacity or eats the most gas... your group's range is only as good as the range of your lowest range bike.

Rotopax $129
Handguards with Signals Handguards with Signals

I haven't wired these in yet... still trying to decide if I want extra driving lights, alternating signals, or both if I remove my OEM fronts.

Zeta $210
Mirrors Mirrors

I bought cheap imitation mirrors (good vision, not sure how well they will hold up to offroad).

eBay $80
Fender Eliminator Rear Fender Eliminator

This is a must have accessory for fair weather street riders, and include offroad if you don't expect much muddin.

DRC Edge $164
Tri-Bag Tri-Bag Luggage 24L expandable tailbag ($125) and the super 2.0 saddlebags ($180) that expand to 50L total... that is 74L capacity for the tribag setup. Cortech $305
Fat Bars Fat Handlebars

They increase flex and impact absorption over conventional handlebars, offering improved comfort and reduced fatigue.

Pro Taper EVO $90
Braided Brake Lines Braided Brake Lines

If you have ever had a bike that has braided lines, you already know the huge advantage these offer by giving you much better feel at the levers.

Motowolf Accessory Bar

I tapped for two RAM mount 1 inch balls.

Wish $30
RAM Mounts Accessory Mounts

I have several 1 inch ball mount setups to be able to move cameras and other accessories as needed.

RAM Mount $60
Large Kickstand Footprint Large Kickstand Footprint (not including mods)

JC got one for his Ducati and the screws loosened on the first ride (and he used loctite)... so I added a center screw that I tapped through both the add-on and the kickstand

Amazon $30
Accessory Plug eBay $30
Shifter Foot Shifter Lever

Rotating shift tip provides 6 different positions, offer more sensitive shift position adjustment

Zeta Revolver $43
ZETA Brake Pedal Foot Brake Pedal Kit

comes with a brake saver

Zeta Trigger $99
Shorter Pivot Brake and Clutch Levers

on my road racing bikes I prefer OEM length, but when using the hand guards on this bike I like the shorter ones better to give a little more room - plus I tend to two finger both clutch and brake more off road.

Zeta $120
Radiator Guard

The OEM guard is plastic and does not offer enough protection.

eBay $40
Tools - flat kit, tire inflator Misc
Skid Plate (Coming Soon)
Seat (Coming Soon)
Tires (Coming Soon)


Accessory Featured Brand Retail
Helmet Adventure Helmet

In my opinion the NEXX XWED2 is the best helmet for adventure riding on the market. See my helmet video for details.

XCOM XCOM Integrated Communication System

Not having to wait until a stop sign and then yelling to your buddy is reason enough to have a com system, but being able to chat about everything while riding is a blast. The NEXX XCOM by Sena mounts flush, so looks cool too.

NEXX / SENA $300
Jacket Adventure Jacket Scorpion $280
Pants Adventure Pants Sedici $130
Gloves BILT (planning to upgrade) $39


Accessory Featured Brand
Camping Two Person Tent, Footprint, Sleeping Bag, Pad, Pillow, Chair, Stuff Bag REI

CRF250L at Detroit

My 2014 loaded except for camp gear bag.