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This is a 2003 CR 125, with the following Modifications

2003 CR125 Frame

2005 CRF250 Forks and Shock

1999 CR125 Engine with a Max Power 139cc kit

V-Force Reeds

FMF Fatty and Shorty Silencer

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Thank you to my friends at STIHL for working with me on the graphics (Brad)

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How difficult was the engine swap, if you don't mind me asking? Does the 99 engine bolt right up? Also did you notice a significant difference with the CRF suspension vs the CR original set up?

Great looking bike!

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The engine swap was a complete bolt in process, no modifications needed. The CRF suspension has newer technology and stiffer springs, the suspension was revalved to my riding style and weight so never really had a chance to compare stock settings. Hope this helps.

The next thing to do is swap out the airbox with a 2005 as it is molded differently and increases its breathability.

Thanks

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This is a 2003 CR 125, with the following Modifications

2003 CR125 Frame

2005 CRF250 Forks and Shock

1999 CR125 Engine with a Max Power 139cc kit

V-Force Reeds

FMF Fatty and Shorty Silencer

Pictures Show the rest

Thank you to my friends at STIHL for working with me on the graphics (Brad)

:) thats awesome!

wanna get your friends to hook me up? :lol:

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What was the actual reason for going with the older motor as opposed to the 03 motor ??

The updated suspension components i get , but i dont get the older motor advantage

The reason is that starting in 2002 the cr engines 125 and 250 were weaker engines. I've heard that the 1997 engine is the best though. But the 98-01 were pretty good also. Most people put in 97 engines because of the 6-speed.

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Couldn't have said it any better (1997 CR125) That is the main reason for the swap, even though putting the big bore kit in it would elevate some of the other problems.

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I was expecting some different when i read this title, but you have a great looking bike and welcome to TT!

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