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Making a 2005 and up CR250 woods friendly

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Sold my 450f to go back to woods and harescrambles after an injury. I loved my 2002 CR250, but everything I read about the 2005 and ups doesn't make them sound like a very good woods bike. Is there something relatively cheap you can do to them to give them more lugability and remove the big mid range hit they apparently have.

I'm a plus 45 rider and don't want a SX style bike. I'm currently debating on this 2006 CR250 I have found, or getting a 250f and putting a Athena kit on it.

Help me decide, I really want the two stroke if I can make it work.

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Port it, mill the head, add a boyseen or Vforce reeds, maybe a pipe and silencer (for HS's you will probably need a spark arrestor) add one tooth to the rear sprocket, adjust the suspension for the woods and go have fun.:thumbsup:

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All I did to my '07 was jet it properly, v-force reeds, messed with pipes and silencers but am back to the stock pipe now with a fmf silencer. The PC plat2 pipe did seem to give it more on the bottom but took away from top end.

I had springs and re-valve done and I am happy with it. :eek:

If you want to smooth it out a flywheel weight might be the way to go. :thumbsup:

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Sold my 450f to go back to woods and harescrambles after an injury. I loved my 2002 CR250, but everything I read about the 2005 and ups doesn't make them sound like a very good woods bike. Is there something relatively cheap you can do to them to give them more lugability and remove the big mid range hit they apparently have.

I'm a plus 45 rider and don't want a SX style bike. I'm currently debating on this 2006 CR250 I have found, or getting a 250f and putting a Athena kit on it.

Help me decide, I really want the two stroke if I can make it work.

I have an 07 CRF 450-X, I love the bike for trails, but a funny thing happened...3 weeks ago I picked up a cherry 03 CR 250 that was already set up for trails.

I though I'd ride it a few times and then sell it for a profit as I got it pretty cheap.

After a run through the local trails, I was hooked...this bike was a blast to ride. I hated the forks but everything else was great.

So, I revalved the forks and the bike is awsome, it's light, great off the pipe power and torque, which is key where I ride...it's just fun, that's the best way to describe it.

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FMF gnarly, keep the throttle pinned, your left foot busy, and you my friend will be hauling ass. Seriously, it's all about that right hand left foot relationship with CR250's. A lot of people who say they're slow could still be riding 125s IMO.

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