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So im ordering parts for my 03'yz 250

I am trying to decide to rebuild the stock crank or go with an after market kit.

I have heard mixed reveiws on aftermarket kits, things like they are commin undersized and going through bearings...

I was just figuring on rebuilding the stock crank.

thoughts and suggestions.....

thanks:ride:

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So im ordering parts for my 03'yz 250

I am trying to decide to rebuild the stock crank or go with an after market kit.

I have heard mixed reveiws on aftermarket kits, things like they are commin undersized and going through bearings...

I was just figuring on rebuilding the stock crank.

thoughts and suggestions.....

thanks:ride:

I ordered the complete crank assembly Monday morning for my 1998 YZ250. I went Stock just because I know the darned thing was thrashed for 11+ years and is only now .2mm out of spec.

I wouldn't be surprised if I could have continued using it, to be honest. I just wanted to play it safe. "Safe" to me means using OEM Parts.

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So im ordering parts for my 03'yz 250

I am trying to decide to rebuild the stock crank or go with an after market kit.

I have heard mixed reveiws on aftermarket kits, things like they are commin undersized and going through bearings...

I was just figuring on rebuilding the stock crank.

thoughts and suggestions.....

thanks:ride:

It really depends how much you want to spend also... the OEM is pricey and I have heard good things about HotRods and Wiseco which are both very well priced. I just put a Wiseco crank kit in my 03 and it looks alot stronger than stock. So far i got 5 hours on it with no problems.:lol:

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I installed a Wiseco kit in my 01 YZ 250. Didn't last long at all. Clutch side main bearing went out and there was play in the rod at 30 hours. I had to split the cases again. This time I just had my stock crank rebuilt with oem parts. The Wiseco kit was cheap, but ended up costing me in the long run. That said, I've heard a lot of people have had good luck with them, so maybe I just got a bum kit.

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I have put nearly 100 hrs on my wiseco crank since last year and it is fine. Will run it another year before replacing it again(200 hrs)

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I've used both Wiseco and Hotrods cranks with no problems.

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