All Things Moto! Dirtbike Forums

Go Back   All Things Moto! Dirtbike Forums > Dirt Bike - ATV - Suspension Forums > 2-Stroke Dirt Bike Forums > 2-Stroke Dirt Bikes - Honda

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 05-13-2003, 05:10 PM
01CR125-AL's Avatar
Welcome To ATM
 
Join Date: May 2003
Last Online: 05-14-2003 08:44 PM
Posts: 2
2001 CR 125 setup for 200 pound rider

     

Question:

I have recently started going to the motorcoss track and practicing. I weigh 210 pounds w/o gear and probably 230 with gear. My suspension is stock.
Motor mods:
PC Platinum pipe
RC304 silencer
VForce 2 Reed system
Jets reccomended from P.C for the pipe
Twin Air.

Bike runs good. Stock 52 tooth sprocket.

Question:
I am a very aggressive rider and rider hard. I notice that other ( 150 pound ) riders seems to make the doubles in mid second gear.
I am pinning it in second to clear the doubles. When I clear it hits hard.

Am I to big for a 125? Even with the mods I have?
What can I do to the stock suspension to setup the bike for me.
I would like it to absorb the landing much better.?

Thanks guys
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-13-2003, 05:25 PM
Ranger_450F's Avatar
Pro Class
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Last Online: 01-15-2009 11:28 PM
Location: HAWAII
Posts: 1,311
Default Re: 2001 CR 125 setup for 200 pound rider

Don't have a 2 stroke but I would say you need to move up in bike size. How tall are you?

As for the suspension you can change spring rates and oil levels for your wieght. If you have the Money about $400-$600 depending on what you have done and by who you can have a pro shop like ENZO, MX TECH etc do the work. You just tell them your wieght and riding style and they will revalve, change sprng rates, and adjust the oil level and clickers.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-13-2003, 05:34 PM
Ranger_450F's Avatar
Pro Class
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Last Online: 01-15-2009 11:28 PM
Location: HAWAII
Posts: 1,311
Default Re: 2001 CR 125 setup for 200 pound rider

Here are some sites.

MX Tech

Race Tech

Pro Action

Good Luck
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-13-2003, 07:34 PM
Florida 393's Avatar
Semper Fidelis
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Last Online: 11-12-2018 06:52 AM
Location: Barrineau Park, FL
Posts: 7,303
do a spring v. weight / riding style analysis

Go the the Race Tech link listed above. They have a suspension analysis set-up that will tell you the springs for the shock and the forks as well as which gold valve to use. You are pretty big for a 125 but you can set up the suspension to handle the weight. the power is another thing entirely. You are simply pulling a bigger load. (Not being critical, I weigh 225 and I am 6'-1")

Depending on your age and the organization you race in you might want to go to a 167 or a 145 overbore / stroke kit. Many racing organizations allow vets to go to 200 for the tiddlers.

Bill
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-13-2003, 08:18 PM
Dell30rb's Avatar
ATM Contributor!
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Last Online: 10-13-2010 05:54 PM
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 2,777
Default Re: 2001 CR 125 setup for 200 pound rider

I just setup my bike for my weight... which is very light!

I bought the correct springs for my weight. This made a huge difference. A friend of mine in the biz said that all riders on modern MX bikes really need are correct springs, but if you really want the absolute best performance (not a big deal since I race c class) A revalve will help.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-13-2003, 10:22 PM
MotoMan's Avatar
ATM Contributor!
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Last Online: 10-31-2018 03:40 PM
Location: Howe, Indiana
Posts: 26,050
Default Re: 2001 CR 125 setup for 200 pound rider

First of all WELCOME TO ATM!!


I would advise moving up in bike class, you really are too heavy for a 125. I weigh in at 235, and a 125 and I just don't get along if you know what I mean.

As far as your suspension settings go, send a PM to our member Shocknut. He is the owner of Tracontrol Dynamics, he has done my suspension work for the last few years. Jeff is a great guy, and will be happy to answer your questions.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-13-2003, 10:52 PM
01CR125-AL's Avatar
Welcome To ATM
 
Join Date: May 2003
Last Online: 05-14-2003 08:44 PM
Posts: 2
Default Re: 2001 CR 125 setup for 200 pound rider

Thanks for all the replies Guys.
I'm 6'0 if that helps...

I got the 125 because I always liked them and I got a GREAT deal on it. I also like the additional work it takes to ride the 125.
Sounds stupid I guess...
I just like the way the 125 has to be ridden hard making me more aggressive...

I'm really thinking about completly building the motor and suspension.. Althogh I'm going to think about it more..

I would like to race the 125 for a year or two then buy another bike ( 250 )

So do you guys think the weight would absolutely make me uncompetitive?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-13-2003, 11:05 PM
MotoMan's Avatar
ATM Contributor!
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Last Online: 10-31-2018 03:40 PM
Location: Howe, Indiana
Posts: 26,050
Default Re: 2001 CR 125 setup for 200 pound rider

No, it will not make you absolutely uncompetitive, you are just not the ideal size that a 125 is produced for thats all.

Hey, as long as you are having fun and the bike fits your riding style that is all that counts. If you ride aggressively, you already have 40% of the people out there beat.

Good luck!
Reply With Quote
Reply

  All Things Moto! Dirtbike Forums > Dirt Bike - ATV - Suspension Forums > 2-Stroke Dirt Bike Forums > 2-Stroke Dirt Bikes - Honda


Thread Tools


Similar Threads for: 2001 CR 125 setup for 200 pound rider
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
yamaha 426yzf 2002 pound of torque ralin227676 4-Stroke Dirt Bikes - Yamaha 1 10-30-2007 10:48 AM
KX 125 setup chris642 General Discussion 7 11-25-2005 01:07 PM
FX Bike - 100 pound dirtbike Dirtjump9 General Discussion 8 10-24-2005 08:40 AM
How does this setup sound? 125SCREAMER 2-Stroke Dirt Bikes - Honda 18 10-19-2005 12:14 PM
old street rider, new dirt rider, what bike? newdirt General Discussion 7 01-06-2004 12:51 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright ©2002-2019, JDub Consulting, Inc. All Right Reserved.