Jumping back in with 2014.

It's been a long time but after many years without a real dirt bike I've decided to pick one up again. I had a 08 450 for a minute but never really did much with it as I bought it for resale. Between bike bikes, enduros, rockets and quads I've had 45+ in just about every make but Ive never really had a good track bike. So I'm looking forward to giving it a go. I'm picking up a 2014 (new) 250 this Saturday. Im sure I'll be looking for tips on it from the vets here, maybe I'll even be able to provide some as well.

Now that Im thinking of it,,,

What oil?

How to change it?

How to break in?

How to make it go 150mph?

Can I jump stuff?

;) Cheers!

Picked it up today. 605 mIle round trip but $5128 out the door was worth it to me.

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Edited by Q-Tech

That is a very very good price! You will love it.

5100$ USD wow. theyre going for about 9000$ canadian up here which is like 7500$ USD...

Picked it up today. 605 mIle round trip but $5128 out the door was worth it to me.

Wow! You scored a GREAT deal there....congrats!!!!

Thanks!

Go here and pay to download the service manual.  https://www.tradebit.com/filesharing.php/search/0/2014+crf250r

 

150 mph? Probably should have gotten a 450 for that.  There are plenty of mod shops to help you get more speed out of it, but the best mod to any bike is a faster rider.

 

Jump things... yes.  Go here to learn how.  http://www.gsmxs.com/

 

Break it in just like you do the sport bike, see what it has very early on.  Twist it, then let off, multiple times and let the high cylinder pressure seat the rings and engine vacuum clean the rings.

 

Don't forget to grease every unsealed bearing before you ride it and check to make sure it has oil in it.

Edited by kx450f63

Engine vacuum does not seat the rings, it does the complete opposite as it minimizes ring-to-cylinder force. It's the WOT cylinder pressure that seats rings.

Edited by Eddie8v

Finally got to ride it a few passes today. Holy ballz I'm digging it! Sounds much better than I expected too.

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Go here and pay to download the service manual.  https://www.tradebit.com/filesharing.php/search/0/2014+crf250r

 

150 mph? Probably should have gotten a 450 for that.  There are plenty of mod shops to help you get more speed out of it, but the best mod to any bike is a faster rider.

 

Jump things... yes.  Go here to learn how.  http://www.gsmxs.com/

 

Break it in just like you do the sport bike, see what it has very early on.  Twist it, then let off, multiple times and let the engine vacuum seat the rings.

 

Don't forget to grease every unsealed bearing before you ride it and check to make sure it has oil in it.

Uhhhhh thanks. But I was kidding.

Engine vacuum does not seat the rings, it does the complete opposite as it minimizes ring-to-cylinder force. It's the WOT cylinder pressure that seats rings.

 

I fixed it for you and the rest of TT. 

 

I believe the vacuum plays just as an important role in break in,  I think this guy does to.  http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm

I just didn't take the time to write it like he did.

I fixed it for you and the rest of TT.

I believe the vacuum plays just as an important role in break in, I think this guy does to. http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm

I just didn't take the time to write it like he did.

Yes, closed throttle operation is needed to introduce oil periodically to lube and cool. Edited by Eddie8v

Uhhhhh thanks. But I was kidding.

 

OK, cool.  Have fun with it!

Tried installing some custom number plates from fusion graphics. Terrible results! not sure if their patterns are off or what but the fit was not even close. The relief cuts weren't even in the right spots. Its all in the trash. Very disappointing. I ordered a custom seat cover from them also which has not arrived yet. Hoping it's not going to be more of the same.

Wow who has them for 5128??

Only two places had any. This was the last one at this price. Sunrise honda in Searcy Arkansas has two left for 6k ea plus tax. However I'm actually thinking about selling or trading this one. I'm just to old for these things. I like my vintage stuff still but that's totally different. Anyway this one has less than one hour (.8 to be exact) I'm going to list it for $5500 and see what happens. It's all stock other that grips and silicone hoses. Ive changed the oil at (.5h)

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