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I just picked an 02 CR250R in like new condition with a bunch a cool upgrades. It cant have more than a few hours on her. Original back tire still almost like new. My everyday ride is a 10 KTM300XC but shes a red sticker bike so i needed something for green sticker only season here in Socialist Republic of Kalifornia.

I see some of you guys are doing carb upgrades. The bike has been pro setup so im not sure exactly what has been done to the internals. She runs great with no starting or fouling problems. Should i even mess with it or should i just leave it alone and ride it.

Good to be back on 2 strokes after years on the thumpers. The 300 climbs better than my 09 KTM530EXC.

Trying to post a pic but having trouble for some reason.

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I would adjust jetting if there's any hesitation or bog in the rev range.

Honda must have produced ten bazillion of the '02s since everybody is all of the sudden buying them all in like new shape. We're beginning the '02 Renaissance. :busted:

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I just picked an 02 CR250R in like new condition with a bunch a cool upgrades. It cant have more than a few hours on her. Original back tire still almost like new. My everyday ride is a 10 KTM300XC but shes a red sticker bike so i needed something for green sticker only season here in Socialist Republic of Kalifornia.

I see some of you guys are doing carb upgrades. The bike has been pro setup so im not sure exactly what has been done to the internals. She runs great with no starting or fouling problems. Should i even mess with it or should i just leave it alone and ride it.

Good to be back on 2 strokes after years on the thumpers. The 300 climbs better than my 09 KTM530EXC.

Trying to post a pic but having trouble for some reason.

Where in California are you at? (High desert here)...

Congrats on the purchase :busted:

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You said it she runs great. The kehin advantage is small when the tmx is dialed, its good carb. Trouble is keeping it in the sweet spot. Ride it, the kehin will always be around if you ever actually need it.

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Im in Thousand Oaks but we usually ride Gorman on the weekends. May do an old man ride saturday morning. My riding buddies are going to Mammoth this weekend so if anybody wants to meet up i could use a little company.

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Im in Thousand Oaks but we usually ride Gorman on the weekends. May do an old man ride saturday morning. My riding buddies are going to Mammoth this weekend so if anybody wants to meet up i could use a little company.

I know I wish I could, I'm out of state again more more training. Plus I only ride the tracks / outlaw because of the whole red / green sticker debacle.

I was only back in town long enough to hit up the Chaparral parking lot sale and back to training lol. Feening for some riding.

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Yes, Honda must of made quite a few '02's, they seem more common that any other 3rd gen year.

I had my TMX running pretty well, ran clean with no flat spots, but the PWK A/S I added was well worth the trouble and expense. It really added a lot of throttle response in the low/mid, and seems less fussy. If your patient you can find a clean used example for not too much money.

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Heres an update guys, The KTM is down for fork seals so i road the CR for the first time last weekend. All i can say is WOW!. Dont tell the KTM guys but i like it better. The KTM is a little faster but the CR is just an all around easier bike to ride. On the KTM you have to square off the turns, With the CR you carve them. And the CR feels lighter than the KTM. The front wheel just lifts right up. The CR was pro setup so im not sure how much difference that makes but its one of the best handling bikes ive ever ridden.

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haha nice! congrats on your new cr. ive got a 03 cr250. kehin carb, jd jet kit, v force 3 reeds

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Heres an update guys, The KTM is down for fork seals so i road the CR for the first time last weekend. All i can say is WOW!. Dont tell the KTM guys but i like it better. The KTM is a little faster but the CR is just an all around easier bike to ride. On the KTM you have to square off the turns, With the CR you carve them. And the CR feels lighter than the KTM. The front wheel just lifts right up. The CR was pro setup so im not sure how much difference that makes but its one of the best handling bikes ive ever ridden.

It's that frame... I've heard nothing but raves from other 3rd gen owners about it. I have an 02 myself and just took it for it's first track run the other day. It handled much better then my KX ever did, so now I'm gonna start saving up for a suspension revalve and respring since I plan on keeping this thing for a long time! I run vforce 3 reeds, full pro circut with a shorty, an airstryker and premium pump gas, It's plenty bike for me right now! congrats on your find! post some pics!

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Gratz on your new purchase. Last gen Honda CR 2-strokes are the hot ticket. I'm rockin` a 2005 with Pro-X piston kit, Tusk clutch kit, Pro Circuit Works pipe and 304 silencer, Vforce3 reed valve, and a Airstriker carb. I run race gas in it, and it's a blast. The stock TMX carb was fussy, I didn't like it, and didn't feel like messing with it. It had a hesitation when you twisted the throttle, and the top-end was a little weak. The Airstriker cured those issues! Instant throttle response, and a stronger top-end pull. I love my bike, and plan to keep it for as long as I can. One thing I noticed is, you very rarely ever see a 2006 or 2007 CR250R come up on the used market. I heard they didn't sell many of them, and the people that have them, are smart enough NOT to SELL them!

I heard the 05-07's are the best years to find, but all of them after 2000 are great machines. I hope you enjoy yours!

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I have found the best upgrade to ANY dirt bike is to quit voting for Democrats ... right there you could ride your '10 300XC all year long. Wake up people, before you vote all your liberties away.

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I have found the best upgrade to ANY dirt bike is to quit voting for Democrats ... right there you could ride your '10 300XC all year long. Wake up people, before you vote all your liberties away.

My Dad told me 2 things when it comes to voting, If they want money vote no and never vote for a Dem.

You were right Dad.

The 02 CR250 has some cool upgrades, RG3 Clamp with fat bars, AVS levers, Pro Curcuit pipe, Renthal sprockets, Barnett clutch, V-force with stock carb but pro tuned. Ran it 35 to 1 last ride but it was smoking going down the trail. But what a fun bike to ride. The front end doesnt want to drop like a thumper, Just lean back a little and give it the gas and the front end just floats right up.

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I switch back and forth between my 02 CR and my 08 KLX450. The KLX is a desert king but I cannot get enough of the CR for trails and woods riding, it is a freaking blast and so light. I run a 51 sprocket in the rear and the gearing is spot-on for Gorman and Silverwood (CA). FMF Fatty, CRF forks, V-Force reeds and a Clarke 3.2 tank.

I'm stoked that the 02 is a CA Green Sticker bike and has that 3rd gen frame. I hope to keep her alive as long as I can, nice to ride year round on a hot machine.

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Ran it 35 to 1 last ride but it was smoking going down the trail..

If everything else is solid, a little jetting will take care of any excess smoke.

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