Hey guys, so I recently bought a 02 cr250r on Craigslist. The guy claims it has a new oem cylinder and piston with 30hrs and a new crank with 60hrs. The bike also has a PC pipe, vforce reeds, keihin pwk.
Now my question is are they so easy to start?! My last bike was a yz250f and it had quite a bit of resistance when going through the compression kick and I got used to it. When I went to start the cr250 I went through the compression kick out of habit and notice that the kick starter would drop under the wait of my leg and it was awkward for me as I was used to starting a 4t. The bike started first kick cold with choke on and after warming it up it still started first kick. Is it normal for the kick starter to drop under the weight of my leg or does it have low compression? Like I said it start first kick very easily. The guy had 50/50 race gas and 93 pump gas at 40:1 (don't know about the premix) in the tank but I will be running 93 pump gas with stabil at 40:1 with Maxima super M (can't afford race gas) when I need to refill. I will update when I start running my gas and see if it still starts the same. Thanks!
hi all. my girlfriend whos getting more serious into racing this season has started to outride her klx140 suspension wise and was wanting something a bit bigger and maybe with some more power.
we found a nice looking 09 230 with a lot of mods done to it.
most of my issue with the bike itself besides that its a bit heavy for her is the cold start.
it plain sucks. it runs like its jetted properly plug color is about as good as any air cooled fourstroke i've owned.
has an fmf pipe on it and a powerbomb looks like an older twin air or moose air filter cleaned and reoiled. fresh oil change with yamalube. and a fresh plug.
i have to flutter the choke more than i would think on it. (no i havent checked jetting)
this is literally my only complaint on this bike and curious as to what anyone else did with it or just dealt with it? im only concerned with it is if she wants to ride it sometime with one of her girlfriends she cant just pull the choke and press the button like her klx, just like to make it as simple as possible for her.
the thing was a steal of a price and rides awesome!
and she loves it too
has a rear disc brake and a hydro clutch too
anything else you guys have to these? its been on a pretty good diet so far but do the lowering links make them feel a hair less heavy up high etc
I need recommendations on Honda dealers with good Mechanics in Western Washington. I am in Puyallup but will drive for peace of mind. I have never had a dealer do major work on any of my dirt bikes. But long story short I am on a 15 CRF450R and it needs the 5th gear recall done. Any and all info is much appreciated!