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2002 RM250 The Good and The Bad

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I have a 2000 RM125 right now but I have been looking for a RM250. I came across a good deal on a 2002 RM250 and was wondering what the good and bad of this year are. I have heard alot of talk about how good the 04-06 models are but wanted to know how this year compares thanks for any info.

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Put on center stand.......and test linkage for bad bearings.

Rotate tires for bad wheel bearings.

Check chain adjusters...make sure not seized in swingarm.

I would lay bike over and take off clutch cover and check for "grooved" clutch basket.

Ergos....are the same as a 2008.

Suspension technology is slightly dated but BFD.

Power valve is not the same as the 2008 model....but BFD.

good luck.

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I have an 02 and love it! More power than I need. Make sure to set it up for you're riding style/ability. One side note... the intake bridge on the cylinders are known to have a problem with cracking, thin design. I haven't had a problem with mine though. It can be welded to strengthen/repair if cracked.

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i have an 02 and its the best bike ive owned soo far havent had any problems with it at all other than i tacoed my rear rim theyve got great top end power also.

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A 2005 RM250 popped up on craigslist today and is now sitting in my garage :busted: I will post pics soon thanks again for the info!

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