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    2001 CR250


    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Kicking around the idea of selling my CR250. I have other bikes and never get a chance to ride this one. This is a well-maintained bike with tons of aftermarket parts. It's set up primarily for woods/single-track riding, but will still do just fine on an MX track. Engine: -Fresh Pro-X top end(<1 hour) -FMF Gnarly pipe & FMF Shorty silencer(<1 hour on fresh packing) -PWK Air-Striker Carburetor(bought new from JD Jetting last year) -Steahy 10oz. Flywheel Weight -Boyesen Rad Valve with Carbon-fiber reeds -TwinAir air filter Misc: -Excel Pro-Series Wheels(19"/21") -Brand-new Shinko tires(546 Front, 505 Cheater Rear not mounted yet) w/ Heavy-duty tubes -Works Connection Radiator Guards -Skid Plate -FMF Factory 909 Handlebars -Polished Frame -Sunstar 13/51 Steel Sprockets(new in box) I'm sure I'm missing a few odds and ends. Comes with a Bill of Sale only. (708)287-1998 - Dave


    Oak Lawn, Illinois - US

  2. I run a 505 on the back and just switched to a Shinko 546 for the front. I haven't ridden on it yet, but here's a good review video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqkx10AMV0M I may try the Shinko MX216 next(their version of the GT fatty).
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    What do u guys mix gas at for longevity?

    I run Motul 710 at 32:1 in the woods(single-track). It's full synthetic and has a low flash-point, which is better if you're lugging it around a lot. If you're racing MX or constantly on the pipe, go with something like the Motul 800, which has a much higher flash point. I've always just mixed at 32:1 and have never had any issues. With proper jetting and the right oil, it'll run very clean.
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    '01 CR250 PWK Jetting

    Thanks. I've been reading about the various needles and may try to order an 00 cr250 needle(A715/289R I believe) to start.
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    jetting '01 CR250 PWK Jetting

    I've been doing quite a bit of reading on the subject but just looking for more insight on my particular setup: I have an 01 CR250 with a 38mm Air Striker from JD Jetting. It currently has the factory(JD) jetting in it: #7 slide, 45 pilot, 175 main, blue needle on #3, air screw 1.5-2 turns out. The bike has a fresh top end(did it when I installed the carb), Boyesen carbon fiber reeds, FMF Gnarly pipe, and a fresh-packed FMF Shorty silencer. The idle/pilot seems to be pretty close, although it may be a bit rich. I've noticed the air screw doesn't seem to have much affect when adjusting it. The other issue I've noticed is a slight bog when I get on it at lower speeds/RPMs. IE: Making a slow, tight turn in first gear and then getting on the throttle coming out of the turn. There's no sputtering/etc, just a bog/hesitation. I'm assuming the needle will play a big part in fixing this, but does this indicate a rich or lean condition? Also, I'm setting this bike up for single-track/enduro/woods riding. Any advice on jetting/needle combos that'll give me the cleaner part-throttle/low RPM response I'm looking for? Edit: My altitude is around 600-700 above sea level(Chicagoland) and the current temps are in the 60s-70s.
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    Thoughts on 12t front sprocket?

    I mentioned increasing responsiveness, not power. My Mikuni has been pretty inconsistent and difficult to jet properly...Leading to it usually being a bit "off" in the low rpm/part-throttle areas.
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    Thoughts on 12t front sprocket?

    Yeah I'm just going the 13/52 route. I'm swapping to a PWK Airstriker and Boyesen reeds too, so that should help with the bottom-end responsiveness as well.
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    Thoughts on 12t front sprocket?

    Thanks, I'll give the 13/52 setup a shot.
  9. I'm currently running a 13/51 sprocket combo on my 2001 CR250, which is a ~3.92 ratio. It's not too bad, but I do tight, single-track woods riding almost exclusively. I want to bump it up to a shorter ratio when I order a new sprocket/chain combo. Should I go to 13/52(4:1) or 12/50(~4.17:1)? I'm not too worried about the 12/50 combo being too short(I think it will be ideal for what I do), I'm more worried about the 12t sprocket being too small in diameter and putting more wear on the chain. Will this be an issue?
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    Putting Honda cr250 PWK carburetor on 2001 cr125

    125s actually like to be jetted richer than a 250. Upper 40s slow jet and ~180 main jet seems to be a good starting point from everything I've seen...Depending on the slide/needle obviously.
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    chicago riders unite.... Were you all located .. Let's ride...

    I'm from the southside. Is there anywhere to get Honda HP2 premix locally, or am I stuck ordering it online?
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    FMF Racing PowerCore 2 Shorty Silencer

    Sounds great, makes great power. Will be swapping it out soon for a Turbinecore 2 w/ spark arrestor, just to be trail legal around here.
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    FMF Racing Gnarly Pipe

    Great low/mid range torque, but signs off pretty early.
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    Honda CR250R 2001

    Great woods bike with a few upgrades. Suspension tuning, gearing, and a good pipe make a world of difference.
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    Honda CR250R (2001)


    Great woods bike with a few upgrades. Suspension tuning, gearing, and a good pipe make a world of difference.