During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, we were told to distance ourselves and none of the race tracks were open... so I decided to get a dual sport. I've never even ridden a motorcycle off road (like gravel or dirt) before and thought this would be a good time to start exploring.
If you know me and/or looked around my website - you know I'm not too good at leaving anything stock... so let the modifications begin.
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.
Supersprox and RK Chain Installation 10:34 minutes
Click for higher resolution photos and the installation video is in the works.