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i have a 2008 crf250r and thinking of selling it and getting a 2010 or 11 crf250r. i just want to know any problems that people might have with these year models and which one is better. i just am looking for a fuel injected, easy to start, reliable bike

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No I haven't but my current bike starts easy but the intake valves are going out and is starting to be hard to start. When I shim it. It goes good again but goes out within 10 hours. Right now I have the choice of getting a new bike or new intake valves. Don't know at the moment

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The 2010 seems to be an ok bike.  I have two.  Issues that it has are as follows.

 

1. Horrible frame geometry.  You need a Pro Circuit lowering link for the rear to help get the bike level.  It comes from the factory ass high and that makes the steering way to quick.  They added a steering stabilizer after the fact, I believe to counteract the busy front end.  Takes a bit of patience to get the bike to go where you want it to go and become settled.

2.  The pegs belong on a moped.

3.  Several people have reported gas in the oil due to a leaking injector.  hasn't happened to me though

4.  Its down on Hp by 2 if I remember correctly versus the 08

 

Likes, 

1.  Brakes are solid

2.  Suspension is fair

3.  Has a small flickable feeling

4.  great bottom end power

 

 

With all this said, if I had a solid 08 Id rebuild it and continue to run it.  the 08 was one of Hondas best ever 250F

 

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how good are the engines in these models? power wise and also reliability wise (how long they last)

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Lowering Link-

  The Pro Circuit lowering link makes a world of difference in handling.  I cant say for the Factor Connection version but Im sure its close to the same.  I got mine for 150 from a member on here.  I actually bought two, one for my 450 and one for my sons 250.  Install in 10 minutes by removing two bolts.

 

Maint-

  The motor on these bikes is like any other 4 stroker. You just gotta keep up with the maint.  Air filter and oil change after every ride.  We have two 2010 250's and an 09 450.  I love them but they are rather expensive to maintain compared to a 2 stroke.  Lots more time required in maint as well.

 

Starting-

  They can be finicky but not too bad.  The worst is when cold, but 6-8 kicks and she fires.  Valve adjustment will keep it starting fine

 

Reliability/longevity- 

   We haven't had ours long but no problems so far other than that which I have induced by running the wrong fuel in a full race 14.5:1 motor.  Pre detonation led to a cracked piston, but this was all my fault and no fault of the bikes. 

 

Power-

  No complaints here.  I"m 180 lbs. and it hauls my fat butt just fine.  Its had a little work done to it but not much.  My sons is the full race motor and its sick fast, but thats after 4k in motor work.

Edited by scoot450R

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i have been lookimg at the crf 250's also. if youre going to get a brand new one get a leftover 2012 or 13 or 14. the 12 underwent a major redesign and seemed to be a better bike

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