Each of our motorcycles include related upgrades, and this page highlights our featured brands and the products on this bike that were related to them.
It isn't very often that I have two brands of something, but in this case I had both the IMS tank on my 2019 CRF250L and the Acerbis tank on my 2014 CRF250L. In my video comparison I point out the advantages I discovered that clearly made the IMS tank worth the extra money. The IMS tank included ALL the necessary hardware, didn't require me to make modifications, had a more secure front mount method, and best of all they offered the option to use the OEM gas cap!
Before identifying the best brand, I read everything I could find on the internet and looked at all of the photos. PMR stuff is the best quality I could find and they stand behind their USA made in America products with a lifetime warranty (that should be reason enough for anybody). My focus was on a rack since the CRF250L has zero storage and the fuel capacity SUCKS, so I knew I was going to get a rack that would work with a RotoPax 1 gal fuel cell. The PMR rack has holes made to accept the RP, but the other thing that was appealing to me was the ability to attach side racks to it (even if you don't plan on getting side racks now, you may later and it is good to have a rear rack that is made for side racks). PMR does a great job in instruction videos of ALL of their products, and the installation was a breeze... I wish everything from the aftermarket installed like their stuff. I also opted for their expansion plate to give me more mounting options with tail bags and whatever else I'm not aware of.
While waiting for my custom wheel decals, I decided I should freshen up my sprockets and chain to complete the look. As usual, I searched all over the web to find the best sprocket setups and found Supersprox. This is another company that I had never heard of before, so was anxious to put their best sprocket setup in a color scheme that should look nice on the bike and better yet look like they will be excellent performance. They minimize weight by combining an aluminum center with steel outer sprocket, and they combine them in a much better way than their competitors. If they are as good as I think, I plan on putting them on all my bikes. I went with 13T front 42T rear.
I didn't like the look of the silver wheels on my 2014 bike... at all... so much that I bought a 2019 to have black wheels. When looking for solutions, I stumbled upon this company that does wheel decals for spoked wheels. I'd never seen anything like this, and was pleasantly surprised when I found that the company creating these is less than 30 minutes from me! If you look closely, you will see the custom RDR racing logo on them.
See closeup photos and video of the T-Rex Racing crash cage on the 2019 CRF250L. Great quality cage that mounts solid and looks good. Watch a bike hit the pavement via a wind gust... which is one of the reasons to consider a crash cage.
Crash Cage Preview 2:14 minutes
After COVID shut so much down in 2020, I have been looking at ways to get in more riding... which means doing something I haven't done in several years... riding in the cold.
Gerbing started the whole heated gear revolution in 1975, and they have a great reputation of standing behind the top quality products in the market. Look for my reports in videos later in 2021.
Fobo offers sensors that screw and lock onto your valve stem, then send a signal to your phone taking advantage of Bluetooth 5 technology. They have a great applicaion that allows you to see all of your vehicles, and if any of my tires go below or above the desired pressure... I get notified.
Check back later in 2021 to see how this worked for me this season.