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My New Daelim VJF 250

Discussion in 'Daelim 250cc' started by gw, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. gw

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    Just hit 500km so its due for its first service although the manual states 1000km dealer stats 500km wont hurt it all checked out.

    The bikes performance really opened up at around 250-300KM, did not really believe the dealer when they stated it at the time.

    Overall loving the bike so far.  Every one comments that it looks amazing. 

    Only downside is the high beam points up at the sky at the moment, I will get the dealer to adjust that on my first service.

    Oh and its seat is actually very comfy compared to the CBR250R, had a test ride on that and it feels like a piece of rubber was way to hard for me.

    Front brakes pull up unbelievably well with dual disks, glad it has a handle adjuster have it now set on minimum.

    Nice and stable does not get blown all around the road like some 250's

    First Fill was 2.9L / 100KM (dealer filled it with 95, second tank now is 98), my daily travel is about 65KM mostly on the Pacific Highway (1/3 travel through coffs harbour) round trip to work and back, loving it.

    Fuel gauge starts flashing with aprox 4L left in the tank, a nice touch and plenty of warning.  15L total in the tank.

    For the RPM people
    7K @ 100KM
    5K @ 80KM

    Gearbox has not once hit a false neutral nice feel to it.
     

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    Hye Gw

    Welcome to the forum, thats a cracking looking bike, I have seen a few in the flesh, but not a red one, it POPS !! We have a few other Daelim owners on here, and I tracked down a company called Screaming Demon who makes aftermarket exhausts for it.

    I see you test rode the CBR250R, did you considor any other makes before choosing the Daelim ?

    Cheers

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    Thanks it does look good.

    I considered the Ninja 250, was to low riding style for me (lean), and someone that has one mentioned about the non-linear power and the  Honda CBR250R, the seat killed me, happened to walk into the local Yamaha dealer in coffs (had no idea then that Yamaha had no 250 road) and the dealer showed me a white Daelim, all he had at the time.  He got a red one in on my request.

    The Honda dealer bagged the hell out of the Daelim saying it felt unsafe on the road.  To be honest I felt rather nervous about the test ride (because of his comments), but the first corner the Daelim had me smiling, did like 20mins test, rode back in and said "I'll take the red one how soon can I be on the road".  Two hours later I was on my way home on it.

    The honda warranty also put me off the CBR.

    The rest is history as they say.

    I have been out of bikes in a rather looooooooong time.  My last bike was and Yamaha (1987) RZ50cc 2 Stroke (Born in South Africa @ 16 you could get a license for them, moved to oz 25 years ago).  So excuse me if i don't have all the terms right as I am bike newbie.  But having a ball, except for the 3 Month L's and then 12 on reds, oh well.
     
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    Hey GW

    Good call on the exhaust, I was reading the catch cry from Screaming Demons and its says "Loud pipes saves lives" , might have to change that to "Loud pipes saves lives and upset neighbours" , I will ask Screaming Demon to post a sound clip.

    Im a big fan of the RZ's, if they come up for sale here, they get snapped up pretty quickly and for damm good money to.

    Take it easy

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    Thanks for that looking forward to the sound clip.

    Yea lol gets you killed by your neighbour.......

    Didnt even know the RZ50 was ever available in australia or they private imports? :/ If so are they legal on ozzie roads?
     
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    Opps,  I misread, I thought you meant a RZ250...  :BangHead:
     

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    I'm just paying mine off and was wondering how you're going with yours, now you're a few km in? :D
     
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    All good at the moment except I have had the 3rd LED tail light first 2 failed. LEDS fell out  :angry4: Replaced under warranty this last one seems to have lasted longer. FINGERS CROSSED  :hello2:

    5700km's so far.

    The only other issue I have is the high beam aim dealer cannot seem to get it right will try again at the next service.

    Besides that has not missed a beat.

    I travel about 300km a week to work on it.

    Plus still getting 35k+ per litre running 98.
     
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    hmmm, I'm running 95 and getting 28.5 km/L... perhaps I better switch up one :D
     
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    Have you had any trouble with your tail light, the latest one I was supplied was dated 2012 (LED) and it seems to be holding strong for the moment.  The previous one's seen stripped down (as it a sealed unit) at the bike shop showed horrible dry joint soldering.

    Another question, any idea how to adjust the clock?

    And how you going with your ride?
     
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    I have NO idea how to change the clock, I had a panic on my 3rd day when I went to reset the trip meter by mashing the buttons and managed to set it to mph instead of kph (hold down the ROCS/RCS ?whatever key to do that btw), have not found a clock adjustment, but mine's the right time acording to my phone so... *shrug*
    Tail light likewise works fine.

    Biggest issue is my neutral light sems to be based on shifter position not gear position, so every so often the light will be off when it's actually out of gear, but I can generally feel the difference anyways.

    The bike DOES seem more sensitive to my inherint 'lazy left', I've shifted into neutral instead of 2nd a few times, but I do blame myself for that - it's teaching me to kick it to go faster!
     
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    I just bought one for when I come over from Bali to Perth. It's has the Screamin Demon Exhaust but is not as quick as my modified Megelli in Bali.


    Are there any performance upgrades besides the exhaust?


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    Isnt the Megelli a twin? Ahead to start with

    No idea about upgrades except the exhaust.

    Just and update 12K on my Daelim, self servicing now as I felt nearly $200 labour to change the oil and filter was a tad excessive to say the least.  Using SM Semi Synth 10W-40W now.

    No issues all is good :)

    12 Months OLD now averaging just over 1k per month, still the same tires to.


    Still amazing fuel consumption.
     
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    I did go through a stage with a troublesome neutral light but it went away :/ ....  (Only at standstill)  I found that lift up NEUTRAL LIGHT ON + Gentle down got it into proper neutral.


    Riding however I have never ever hit a neutral maybe you should have that looked at.
     
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    No the Megelli 250 is a single, but with upgrades it really flies :Thumbs_up:
     
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    Hey guys,


    Brand new rider and new member to the forum. I have recently purchased a 2011 Fi VJF250r as well and am loving having my own bike! It looks great and feels good on the road. Obviously I don't have a hell of a lot of experience with bikes yet but this one certainly feels like a good start, and I got it for a steal as well.


    Since there seem to be a few people that own this one I though I would get involved and share some experiences and hopefully get some advice.


    Firstly, the CLOCK is very easy to adjust. Just hold down the top button (mode I think) until the clock begins to flash, press the other button (reset I think) to adjust the hour, then click mode to skip to minutes and use reset to adjust that. Once that is done, hold down mode until the clock stops flashing.


    Only negative I am having so far is starting the bike after it has not been ridden for more than a few hours (mainly in the morning and then sometimes again after work). Obviously, there is no choke so if it doesn't start first time, I open the throttle 1/8 or 1/4 and hit the ignition. Usually, after about 5-10 goes it starts and then has no problem.


    I have read this could be a faulty ECU (?) which can be replaced under warranty. So my next question is if I go to mu local mechanic, apart from paying for the service, will they charge me to replace parts or can it be done under warranty (or do I have to get it done at the place of purchase to be eligible for repair under warranty?)


    Many thanks guys
     
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    Hey arbibie
    Good to hear your loving your VJF250  :Thumbs_up: , if your having starting problems then I would take it to an authorised Daelim dealer as they will be able to diagnose the fault and replace (if necessary) any parts . I checked the Daelim site, here are their authorised dealers. I doubt Daelim will deal with your local mechanic if he isn't on their list of approved dealers \ service centres, plus you will have to pay for his time, where as a warranty repair will be covered by an authorised dealer if the bike is under warranty
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    Mine was like that from new this works for me everytime now, even if ice cold.


    Open Throttle slightly 
    Hold Starter on
    After 1 Sec of cranking release throttle while still cranking


    Should start in an instant 
     
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    Thanks gw I will give this a go!
    Are you in Sydney?
     
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