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  1. Although it’s dated the info in this book still applies for the most part. The KX100 is relatively detuned in stock form and would be a good bike to learn/experiment with. Good luck!
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    Yay another rebuild after 3 or 4 hours..

    Did you happen to forget filling it w/ coolant?! I’m not flaming, legit question....
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    1997 cr 250 jetting help

    First things first, you'll want to make 100% sure that your bike is in tip-top mechanical condition before blaming the jetting. Do a compression test and/or make sure your top end is in new or like new condition. Check your air filter, make sure that it isn't dirty or over oiled. Visually check your reeds, no cracked or chipped petals and make sure the petals lay flat against the cage. Check your spark plug, make sure you have a new or newer plug with the proper gap. Don't overlook your silencer, it should be repacked with new stuffing if it hasn't been done in a while. Finally, check for air leaks. Make sure the reed cage, carb boots, and base gasket all seal well and that the crank seals are in good shape. Just going off what you're saying I'm guessing that your bike suffers from an air leak. Before changing the jetting I would leak test your engine and address the other points of concern first.
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    2004 CR250R with over 800hrs

    Regardless if the hours, pull the piston and check for cracks on the skirt, especially on the intake side. They like to start collapsing after a lot of hours and that’s generally what breaks off and ends up in the bottom of the engine destroying everything.
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    2003 cr250 pipe on 2002 cr250

    In 2003 I put an 03 pipe on my 02 and ran it that way for a couple of years...
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    99 cr250 power valve not workimg

    You are luck then, most of the time the shaft gets smashed and broken and it’s not cheap to replace or easy to find anymore. Glad you got it figured out, once you get the shafts working together the manual should walk you through how to set and adjust it. If you have anymore questions let us know.
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    99 cr250 power valve not workimg

    Generally what happens is when the cylinder is put back on the cases no one pays attention and the crow’s foot on the drive shaft gets smashed by the pin on the pinion shaft.
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    Keihin PWK number 8 slide?

    That should be a good starting point if the bike is mechanically sound. You might find that you’ll have to lean it out just a little for you elevation/temps though. If the squish hasn’t been checked or corrected then keep an ear out for detonation @ high load, large throttle openings and low-mid RPM.
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    2001 Honda cr250

    32 hole is right. Any full-size Honda rear wheel 2000-2012 should fit, but the125/250F’s will be the narrower 1.85 width vs the 2.15 you’ll want to look for. FWW is largerly rider preference but if you’re on the fence a out which one experience has taught me to err on the heavier side vs the lighter. Good luck.
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    Hanging idle

    Seven times out of ten it’s the left side crank seal every time. If it hasn’t been replaced in the last two years then do it even if it’s just for the piece of mind. Sometimes, but not always, the Honda’s will ‘idle up’ when you pull in the clutch on the stand because it will pull air through the clutch cable. Other suspect areas include the base gasket where it meets the perpendicular mating plane of the case halves (front and rear) and the reed cage gasket. You’ll never be able to jet out an air leak so make sure you’re all sealed up before swapping any more brass; Good luck!
  11. Pressure test it to find out if you have an air leak or not, you can search for the ‘how to’ on here if you’re not familiar with the procedure. If the left side crank seal is good (it should be if you replaced it in the rebuild) then the other areas to look closely at is the reed cage gasket and @ the base gasket where it mates to the case halves (front and rear).
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    slant FCR mid-body gasket replacement

    Thanks for the feedback, I’ll throw it together and repost back. Fingers crossed that this is the problem.
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    slant FCR mid-body gasket replacement

    Where exactly is everyone applying the epoxy? As seen in my photo there doesn’t appear to be much, if any when I took the carb apart. My seals just showed up so I’m hoping to get to two of them today or tomorrow. Thank you in advance.
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    Rm85 radiator problems

    Ditto on the water pump. The impeller is plastic, if it gets too hot the center bore on the impeller will melt; the shaft will still spin but the impeller won’t. The rest should be self explanatory.
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    slant FCR mid-body gasket replacement

    Yes, they all use variations of the FCRMX in different sizes and according to the seller I purchased from all use the same mid-body gasket. I went ahead and tore the 150R carb in half last night since it’s the easiest to get out...I was hoping to find the gasket in much worse shape as what I found doesn’t inspire much hope, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t the problem. Also, I used diesel as the ‘cleaner’ in the ultra sonic knowing that carb cleaner can be a bit too harsh. No turning back now, but you’ll have to let me know what you think.