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Old 04-02-2011, 08:50 PM
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O.K. I took my most recent purchase for a bike out to play today... Bike runs incredible VERY VERY strong. Suspension BITES ARSE!!!!! it is setup so stiff, I am at about 210 roughly and the front is deflecting off everything.

I am going to replace fork oil and then set the sag in the rear end, I went to adjust the compression and found them at all the way soft.




Let me know what you think for $700.00 USD? I think I did ok

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Old 04-02-2011, 09:22 PM
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i think you did fine! bike looks good, just some suspension tuning and some more aftermarket parts and your good to go! when did you get it? also.. its a 250 two stroke... mine still suprises me every once in a while!!
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:31 PM
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Got it back in November, yup it's a 250 and it's plenty strong, it has FMF pipe and silencer I also believe the head has been milled. The thing SCREAMS as far as the motor goes, the suspension just needs some work, Being as I am putting my 17 year old on this bike who weights in at about 120lbs. I am about 100lbs heavier and it's WAY too heavily sprung for me so starting with fluid and loosening up the rear spring.

As far as power it has MORE than enough for my oldest child, it is pretty surprising fast but my 4-stroke is stronger and pulls harder longer.

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Here is my 4-stroke

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Old 04-02-2011, 09:34 PM
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i need an fmf system, how does it compare to stock? they only still produce fmf fatty for my bike, do you recomend it?
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:40 PM
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i need an fmf system, how does it compare to stock? they only still produce fmf fatty for my bike, do you recomend it?
Seems good but I have no point of reference so I don't know. The 250 is not brutal strong off the bottom, but it does seem to go flat on top faster than I would like, from what I have heard the Fatty pipe does that. With most performance parts on bikes they tend to move the power around more than really boost it all that much.

I would ask someone who has put that specific pipe on your specific bike, it would be night and day different than what it would do on a CR.

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tru, ill see what i can find out. good luck with your sons bike!
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tru, ill see what i can find out. good luck with your sons bike!
Oh yeah.... I will and I am sure I will ride it as much or more than he does. I LOVE both of them just have to fix the suspension.

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sweet deal for 700$! i have been rebuilding my 96 cr 125 and i have spent $1000 on parts and tools already. i bought it originally for $1000.

how'd you find the bike? i want to find some good deals
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Nice bike,you got a great deal on it
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It looks like you made a great purchase Scott. I wish I could afford another 450, but even if I could I would not want to part with my steelie CR.
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It looks like you made a great purchase Scott. I wish I could afford another 450, but even if I could I would not want to part with my steelie CR.
Tuck;

I love the motor it's great I am going to keep it around even if I can't fix the suspension, I think that's why the guy sold it he was not really technical, not to mention it looks like he wheelied it over recently. The sub-frame is a little bent and the rear fender is brand new.

So count me lucky and I think I will keep her!

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