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  1. I'm completely stumped! Tore carb apart, all looked fine. Went to start, same thing....acting as if throttle stuck open? Tore carb down again, clean & in spec...Still throttle stuck? Pulled ign/flywheel cover, dry..no oil leaking. Installed stock reed valve cage just to check ( stock reeds only had 1-2 hrs B4 I up-graded to V-Force) Still throttle stuck! Hate to take in to the shop $$$
  2. Exact problem happened on my 05 CR250 last Saturday. I have not had a chance to tare down yet, came looking for ansewers over here?
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    Throttle stuck wide open?

    Riding my 05' CR250 this past Saturday. Headed back to the trucks through some sand washes & could feel my throttle sticking just a tad. When I came up to the jeep road leading back towards the truck, I stopped & gave the throttle a couple of twist's to see if it would release............then it stuck wide open! Pulled the seat/tank off to check for any pinch/binds on cable....all looks good. She's due for a top-end any ways, but anyone have any ideas B4 I tare her down? Thanks in advance for any tips
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    Hayfield Draw Scrambles

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    CR250 issue

    Thanks for the imput guys. Some great tips, My first thought was it's posible vapor-locking? Not sure bikes do, but just thinking back 20-25 yrs to my old beater Ford that locked from time to time. I'll start by replaceing plug wire & kill botton, ck coil, ck carb vents (never though about that) As for jetting, I'v had the same set-up since bike was new. Motor was rebuild by Jonny Weisman (Factory Kawi wench for Taylor Robert) So confindent with his work & never an issue since he rebulit in Dec 2011. I will up-date this post with my progress BTW, Slaydirt I live in N. PHX, Member of the Rock Stars M/C club.
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    CR250 issue

    OK, have this odd issue. Bought my 05 CR250 brand new. Never any problems in 7 yrs. Engine completely re-build December 2011, with now aprox 40 hrs on motor & still running great. A few weeks back, took a short break after about riding 10 miles. Hopped on & no start? I knew I did not foul a plug, but put in a new one any way. Getting spark, but kick & kick, nothing...even tried to pull start. Had be be towed back by a 4-wheeler. Push bike into garage where it sat for a week. The following Friday I go out to start trouble shooting, but darn thing starts up 1st kick? So the next day I go to the MX track for a fund-raiser thingy. I do not ride tracks much, but figured I could put some time on bike. Rode 3, 20 minute sessions without any issues. The next weekend, we go out for regular desert ride. Same thing happen again after taking a short break, would not start? This time I was even farther from the truck, so it made a long day recovering bike. So again, bike sat it the garage til following Friday....again, starts 1st kick? Now I do not trust taking her out. Any ideas?
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    Any good riding near Peonix?

    WWW.AMRARACING.com 8 clubs to chose from, depending on your location...including AZ trail riders
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    Buckeye, AZ?

    WWW.AMRARACING.COM AMA Western Hare Scrambles this weekend at ACP
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    Anyone else already have tickets to races this year?

    My MC club reserves the "diamond club" every year. But I bought my freind & her kids tickets for the family section. They are very good seats for half the price of other lower level seating. Even much less since I went directly to the box office to avoid the "BS" fees the internet charges. Plus they won't have to deal with the drunks:thumbsup:
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    looking to rent and ride Phoenix 1-15-12

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    Closest staging to pima and dynamite?

    Actually, you now need to stage at "Wildcat" P & D has been closed for a few years now. Take Cave Creek road to Bartlett dam road, turn right & go up about 1.5 mile. Wildcat staging in on right-hand side of road.
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    Looking for riding partners

    I'm on Vac last week of Nov. Should be able to get a ride or two. Post a few days in advance when you plan to arrive in PHX & we'll set something up.
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    05 CR250 hare scramble bike

    If your bars are the "stock Hondea bars" they are "CR hi bend" I was running Pro tapers, but just bought a pair of Easton's (on sale for $54 I cut 3/4" off each end...I beleive they are 31" O/A? Bikes at home, I'm at work now
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    Anyone have Easton EXP Bars? Trouble?

    I wanted to replace my bars since there were 5 yrs old & taken a lot of abuse. (I'v always ran Pro Taper CR hi bend) I saw the Easton & really liked the "black" ones since they matched my GRP stablizer pro-kit. I was up in the air rather they would be any weaker than the pro tapers, talked to a bunch of folks and an engineer freind said should be fine. Then right as I was placing my order, I saw the Easton's went on sale so bought them. They are exactly the same as my old pro tapers (actualy much nicer) & also up-graded my older style Cycra wrap around gaurds, to the "Pro cycra" wrap arounds...work just fine and look great!
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    Riding the Arizona desert today. Like?

    You need to get off the jeep roads & hit some single track trails:ride: I ride out there on Fridays, let me know if you want to meet for a ride