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Old 05-26-2008, 10:11 AM   #1
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Default Anyone know the width and length of the CFR230L???

I can't find this info. anywhere on the web, including honda's website itself!

The CFR230L looks like a great bike, and I am comparing it to the XT250 and even the TW200. Width and length are important and so is weight. I would guess its pretty close to the XT250, but ya neva know!

If anyone has an opinion/facts/etc. on the 3 bikes I listed feel free to drop some knowledge too!

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Old 05-26-2008, 11:10 AM   #2
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Get a tape measure and go check out the bikes personally. It's the only way to be sure. Plus you get to look at new bikes!
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:19 PM   #3
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Vodka Cupcake, I'm curious as hell as to why the length and width of the bike are so important to you. My bike is too wide to split lanes on when the bags are on, and short enough to angle into the back of a full size pickup truck with the tailgate down, but too long to fit in an S10. That's all the detail I could ever imagine needing to know on that subject. Are you planning to launch the bike from a torpedo tube for an assault on Iran or something?
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:44 PM   #4
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Ha ha! I knew this was going to be asked. I almost went on to say "why", but felt my post would be getting to long. I love the assaulting Iran idea, nice guess but not it. Actually I plan on carrying it behind my cab on my TT unit. When I got the truck I drive now it had a longer than usual frame - extra room between the cab and trailer, and immediately my eyes lit up. Hmmm. Sure would be nice to carry some wheels around for those weekend layovers.
Thought process:
"Nope, bicycles stink. Car? Nope! Motorcycle? Ah ha! Let's look into light weight dual sports" Plus I plan on riding it when I am home and offroad would be a big part of that. Too be honest I probably will never put it on the truck, but if I am going to spend 4G's I mind as well keep that option open. I probably won't carry it just for the fact it could get stolen or dirty. Can't have a dirty "dirt" bike now can we? : P

I doubt the length will be an issue, but it would nice to know to compare to the others I have been looking at. The width however is crucial, narrower the better. Again I suspect there all within a couple inches. Weight isn't a big issue, there all pretty close and I suspect I have plenty of power to pull the added weight. : )
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Old 05-26-2008, 07:43 PM   #5
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It's about "yeah"-long (holds out arms) by about "eh"-tall (holds hand out palm-down) by "nyah"-wide (holds hands palms-facing at arms-length).

Hope this helps.
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Old 05-26-2008, 08:24 PM   #6
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Hey hey HEY!!!! Bicycles do NOT stink.

The rider, however, may stink after a 20-25 (or more) mile ride.
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Old 05-27-2008, 04:34 AM   #7
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That is an admirable reason for the inquiry! It's sort of like towing your inflatable boat behind the big yacht...launch the motorcycle once you've anchored the semi in the harbor and head in to visit the native villages.

You're right, the dirt factor would be pretty huge with that configuration. I had my HD and VFR on a trailer from AZ to FL a few years ago, and it took months to get the road grime off of them. You'll need a gigantic mayo jar mounted behind the cab that you can hermetically seal the bike into.
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Old 05-27-2008, 04:42 AM   #8
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"Thought process:
"Nope, bicycles stink."

With the direction gas prices are going, you may want to modify that thought process.
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Old 05-27-2008, 02:32 PM   #9
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Longride, you mentioned gas prices. I am well aware of the rise in fuel costs. Try $800 the last time I filled up! Thats diesel of course, but still ridiculous.

I don't understand why the politicans can't get it through there thick skulls that eventually that cost will trickle down to everything we buy. Then the economy really goes into the toilet. Didn't want to bring politics into this, but its just amazing to watch nobody doing anything! Uh, hello? Its like A. they know an asteroid is about to slam into us, B. they want the U.S. to become a third world country, or C. there that F-ing stupid and believe the chinese and the indians consumption can be offset by our driving less. World demand will only continue to increase, watching prices climb and climb is no way to fix it. The government makes so much off of gas taxes and especially diesel fuel tax, why should they care? What a windfall. Bush talks about making his tax cuts permanent - agree!, but what about the rise in gas prices? That looks pretty much like a tax hike to me! Its insane.

Holy "S", where's the tylenol??? : /

What were we talking about again, ahh yes, motorcycles!
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Old 05-27-2008, 03:25 PM   #10
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Regular Gasoline in the U.K. is running right-at $9.28/US Gallon.

Of course, that's with ~£0.52/Liter road taxes, plus ~18% VAT on top of all that; I read someplace the taxes on Gasoline in the U.K. are nearly 190%!
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