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Old 08-17-2004, 03:43 PM
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Do you know when it was assembled? Being that it is a 2003 and you bought it new, if it has been sitting in a showroom for 2 years, it will need to be fixed up a little. Hopefully the dealer did all that for you.

To get used to it, just go out and learn how the bike responds to different things, don't be afraid to move around on it. Since you have some previous experience, I'm sure you'll do fine. It'll come back in no time. Good luck, and welcome to ATM.
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Old 08-17-2004, 04:06 PM
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I've only had mine for a few months. But I rode quads before I got the bike. Seat time is the main thing. I'm not good at jumping it yet as I haven't been riding much this summer because of work. There are alot of threads on jumping here if you search for them.

My bike does idle. Some people say they shouldn't. I think it's pretty annoying when you walk away for five seconds and it dies. If you leave it idle too long it will load up and foul the plug. I think the owners manual goes over setting the idle. You may have to work on the jetting some. A member here by the name of Faded is knowledgeable on jetting this specific bike. I would try to contact him if you have trouble. Are you using the clutch when you turn? If you are going fairly slow, you may need to use it to keep it from stalling.
yeah, i've been using the clutch to keep it from stalling, but i would deffinitely like to be able to leave it running and not have to kick start it every second! lol thanks for the info...i'm going to see if i can get it idling right, tonight!

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Do you know when it was assembled? Being that it is a 2003 and you bought it new, if it has been sitting in a showroom for 2 years, it will need to be fixed up a little. Hopefully the dealer did all that for you.

To get used to it, just go out and learn how the bike responds to different things, don't be afraid to move around on it. Since you have some previous experience, I'm sure you'll do fine. It'll come back in no time. Good luck, and welcome to ATM.
i don't know how long that it's been sitting, but it runs great, other than the idling issue. he said that they put it through one heat cycle, already, and it fires up perfectly in one kick, every time...i sure hope that nothing needs to be done, already! lol

i'm hoping that i'll start to get really comfortable with it, because i'd like to be able to, at least, ride a decent wheelie!

brad
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Old 08-17-2004, 04:47 PM
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hey man if ur a plaining to ride wheelies i wouldnt put a back fender sticker kit on yet i would buy a cpl spare back fenders u are going to need em ive been on bikes since i was 4 and i am 22 and i still rip them things off
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Old 08-17-2004, 05:20 PM
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Last year iI bought a 2003 cr 250 and it was the first bike i rode since I was 10. I am 33 now and it took some getting used to. Once you get more confortable on it then push your self to learn more but don't push yourself to hard because your cr will bite and not just bark. But when you get better and you want more power I put a force 3, a iCAT, and a twin air filter and power came fast.
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Old 08-17-2004, 07:23 PM
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After you get used to it you will love it. Enjoy!
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Old 08-17-2004, 08:37 PM
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Take your time, practice the fundamentals and soon you'll outgrow the CR and be ready for a YZ

Congrats to you and your daughter!!
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Old 08-17-2004, 09:54 PM
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The people that say it shouldn't idle are the same people that don't want to mess with the jetting.

Their are 2 screws on the side of your carb. One is the idle screw and the other is the air/fuel mix screw. You can turn the idle up a hair, and turn the air screw in a 1/4 turn and see if leaning out the mix helps it to idle better. Also, I'd turn the air screw all the way in, counting the turns, so you know where it's at, then turn it back out to where it was, and adjust it a little and see if it helps.

You can adjust all of this with the bike running as well (I do on my thumper and my son's XR50 (2 stroke carb on the 50) to help me dial it in. Do not be afraid to turn that air screw. You will be changing it all the time as temps and altitude change.

The range for the air screw is from 1 turn out to 2.5-3 turns out. If you go beyond 2.5-3 turns out you need a leaner pilot, if you are at or below 1 turn out, you need a richer pilot (larger #).

As for the bike, just practice and you'll get the hang of it in short order.
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