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2000 CR 250R Woods Setup

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All,

Getting ready to rebuild the suspension on my trusty backup bike. Forks are leaking rear shock has been half full for a while. Anyway I way 190lbs and probably 205lbs. with Gear. I ride primarily in the woods of Michigan with plenty of sand. Was hoping you guys could give me some spring suggestions before I order everything. I own a 2010 Husaberg FE 450 that I ride now so I have the time and a bike to ride so I would like to rebuild the shock and forks myself. I have totally rebuilt everything else on the Honda and was shying away because it was my primary bike until this year. I bought it from my brother who has the mechanical aptitude of a monkey about 2 years ago. (maybe that is giving him too much credit).

Also if I should change anything else out for the woods let me know. I already geared it down.

Thanks for any insight in advance!

Tim

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My Mich. woods setup: 2001 cr250. Rekluse ( original version ) Gnarley, skidplate, light kit, (street legal) sapling smackers, fmf "q", just the basics, rebuilt the engine last winter.

Anyways, I think at your weight ,in the woods, you can use your stock springs. If you want to re-valve that's up to you. I put in heavier springs, front and rear about a two years ago. I"ve since lost 35lbs and I think I'm going back to stock front springs. The rear race sag still looks good so I"m not planning any changes there. I would not call myself an aggresive rider so this may not work for you. My rear spring is the stock spring that came with a 2000 drz400 that I use to own.

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My Mich. woods setup: 2001 cr250. Rekluse ( original version ) Gnarley, skidplate, light kit, (street legal) sapling smackers, fmf "q", just the basics, rebuilt the engine last winter.

Anyways, I think at your weight ,in the woods, you can use your stock springs. If you want to re-valve that's up to you. I put in heavier springs, front and rear about a two years ago. I"ve since lost 35lbs and I think I'm going back to stock front springs. The rear race sag still looks good so I"m not planning any changes there. I would not call myself an aggresive rider so this may not work for you. My rear spring is the stock spring that came with a 2000 drz400 that I use to own.

I have a 00 cr250 and i cant find a proper lighting setup. What are you using stator, light, taillight, battery setup?

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Here is my woods setup on my 2001 cr250. Re-valved the forks myself according to race tech specs, w/ their gold valve kit. re-valved the rear on my own based on a lengthy discussion about a crf 450 I found on this site. Stock spring rates, I weigh 215 with gear. Put a clarke over-sized tank on it, full wrap bark busters, full skid plate, pipe guard with the fmf gnarly pipe and forestry-approved PC silencer. I have it geared 13/52, and am running steel clutch plates. I love the bike in the woods. Lots of power, fairly light, goes through anything. I highly recommend doing the suspension asap, it is pretty nasty stock in the woods. They are awesome woods bikes depsite being designed for motocross, just takes a few mods and you're there!

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I have a 00 cr250 and i cant find a proper lighting setup. What are you using stator, light, taillight, battery setup?

I picked up my parts at Steahly Offroad. You know, the flywhweel place. Go to the web sight or give them a call. They helped me out. I did pick up my Elextrex lighting coil through a local Craigslist add $50 bucks. Steahly still show they carry a coil. Around $110 I think. You could also go to an all battery setup. Just enough battery to get you legal. Give enduro enginering a call if you want to go that route.

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