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  1. Is the 2000 rm 125 a good bike. Does it have any common problems or weaknesses. I am looking at buying one for my kids for a play bike.
  2. I know this thread is months old but I had to reply because I ran into the exact same problem when I rebuilt my '06' 450r. The outer clutch basket has a gear and thrust washer that is pressed into it. The gear walked out of the basket aprox. .030". Or it wasnt pressed in all the way from the factory. I pressed the gear back in, and the tolerance problem was solved. The nut was torqued at 59lbs and the baskets moved independent of one another.
  3. Thanks for your reply Dan, thats all I needed to know.
  4. I am sorry if this has been covered before, but I did a search, and couldnt find what I was looking for. I have a 2006 crf450r. Completely stock. I run at the Oregon Dunes, sea level, average temps 65 to 80 degrees. I run an 8-paddle rear and a razor front. Stock gearing. Do I need to increase main jet size, raise needle, or increase pilot size. I have done alot of riding on a 2002 cr 250r in the dunes, and found myself riding alot in the 1/4 to 3/4 throttle range. Given what I know about the jetting requirements on the 250, I would assume for the 450 maybe increase main by one size and possibly raise the needle 1 clip. Thanks for any help.
  5. I am sorry if this has been covered before, but I did a search, and couldnt find what I was looking for. I have a 2006 crf450r. Completely stock. I run at the Oregon Dunes, sea level, average temps 65 to 80 degrees. I run an 8-paddle rear and a razor front. Stock gearing. Do I need to increase main jet size, raise needle, or increase pilot size. I have done alot of riding on a 2002 cr 250r in the dunes, and found myself riding alot in the 1/4 to 3/4 throttle range. Given what I know about the jetting requirements on the 250, I would assume for the 450 maybe increase main by one size and possibly raise the needle 1 clip. Thanks for any help.
  6. If you cant find something reasonable on e-bay, another option,(assuming the swingarm is not bent in an arc), would be to take it to a reputable machine shop and have them fill in the damaged area with aluminum. Then they could grind back to shape, then polish. Or if you have a grinder and polisher you could do it. If you did it you could polish the entire thing while you were at it.
  7. When you said the valves were pushing the edge of the specs, did you mean that they were still within the range of specified tolerances. Because if they were, and assuming you put the shims back into the same place they came out of, and after checking with feeler gages again they are at the same place they were when you started, the bike should run fine. If it was me, I would make sure the timing marks are lined up right, double check the clearance with feeler gages, make sure the compression release is adjusted right, and ride this weekend. Assuming you can take care of the valve cover issue.
  8. I have never ridden the 450 at the dunes. In the past I would ride the 250 at the dunes 4 to 5 times a year. Is the 450 better at the dunes? And will the 8 paddle tire work good, or do I need to think about a 10 paddle.
  9. I just sold the cr250. I never rode it again after getting the 450 because it was detailed out, for sale. However, I rode my brothers bike (which was almost identical to mine) last weekend, and I liked the lighter feel. But the 450 power does beat it hands down.
  10. Over the last three years I have been riding a CR250R and have loved every minute. I used it for everything, SX tracks, MX tracks, trail riding, and dunes. After extensive research and consideration I purchased a '06' crf450r. My thinking was this: All of the r and d is going into the 4-strokes for a reason, they have become very light and powerful, they have more usable linear power than the 2-stroke, and I thought they would be an all around better and versatile machine. Plus I figured now would be the time to get the most money out of my 250. So far, I have mixed feelings toward the 450. Granted, I have only 10hrs on the new machine. The bike is a little bit taller, which I should be able to dial in to my liking, but it is a little akward. The power is awsome, but it is very snappy, and takes some getting used to. It requires a different riding technique. At first I had a real problem killing the motor in slow areas, but I increased the idle, and played with the pilot screw, so now it is not as much of a problem but I am still leary of killing it. Overall the bike feels heavier and requires more effort to throw it around. The suspension is great at soaking up the big hits but is more choppy in the smaller stuff. I have disassembled the forks, cleaned and put in new 5wt oil, and now I am playing with the clickers to find the sweet spot. Hopefully with more and more seat time and alot of fine tuning I will grow to love this work of mechanical art, as much, and even more than the 250.
  11. Where can I find a white, stock looking front brake guard for an oversized 280mm brake disk.
  12. I have an '02' cr250 and absolutely love it. I bought it in March of '03', and have been riding it on MX tracks, SX tracks, Dunes and the Woods. It has been a very versatle and dependable bike. I have never broke down, ever. The only other 250 Honda I have ridden is the '97', (I believe it was the first year of the aluminum frame). So I cant compare the motor to the '01'. I just know that the motor and chassis work very well in all conditions. With that said, I am looking at selling it. I hate to do it because I have spent the last 3 years tricking it out. But my riding style is changing, I am almost 40 years old, and am looking at getting a 4-stroke for the easier to manage power. If anyone is interested, it has the following parts. Pro Taper ea70 gold bars, ASV levers, front steel braided brake line (front), DX-1 grapghics, Works radiator braces, billett gas cap, Works Skid plate, Twin air filter, Power now valve, Boysen Reeds and Cage, Pro-Circuit Platinum pipe, R304 Silencer, O-ring gold chain, Renthall sprockets, 5-hrs on new top end, done with a Prolite and Cometic gaskets, 95% Maxxis IT, rear, 85% Michelin front, Wheel lock covers, and the frame and swing arm have been polished.
  13. You mentioned that you got the bike in a crate from back East. Where did you get it and how much did you pay. I am currently looking for an 05 or 06 crf450r myself.
  14. I currently have an '02' cr250 which I have been riding extensively for the last 3-years. I ride motocross, supercross, trails and dunes. I am seriously considering the 450r. Either the '04' or '05' model. Does anyone know the differences between the two years. Power, weight, handling, mechanical problems, ect. Also, I would like to hear from anyone that has gone from the 250 two stroke to the '04' or '05' 450r. About a year ago I rode a '04' yzf450 and was not impressed with the feel of the bike, weight, balance, and suspension. But I loved the power. I have not had the opportunity to ride the Honda 450 yet.