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2000 cr250 vs 2005 crf250

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by 2004Taco, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. Apr 17, 2010 at 5:55 PM
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    2004Taco

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    Ok so I have a 2000 CR250 I like the bike its quick and has alot of speed but i rode my buddies 2005 crf250 and i fell in love with it. He was to sell it to me for 2500 OR trade him my cr250 plus 1500.
    His bike is really clean and he takes really good care of his bike. Im really thinking about trading but the problem is that his bike is a red sticker and i have a green. Green meaning i can ride all year and red means that i only can ride thur Oct-April.

    My question is, Do you think its a good trade?
     
  2. May 2, 2010 at 12:59 PM
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    MontanaTaco

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    Thats probably about right imo. I will never buy a unicam bike again though...I rode a 07 Crf 250 and had to get the valves shimmed twice in one summer and then had to get a full new top end at the end of summer. Its probably my bad luck with bikes.
     
  3. May 2, 2010 at 1:13 PM
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    steve o 77

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    x2 on the unicam being hard on valves. I haven't seen it personally but Ive heard lots of people complain about them.

    Oh and your bike is worth more like 1400 if it runs good. So that trade + 1500 should be more like trade + 1100.
     
  4. May 2, 2010 at 5:08 PM
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    Keep the 2-stroke!!!!!! Terrible trade
     
  5. May 3, 2010 at 3:06 PM
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    x2, I would keep the two stroke for now because it has more power. But a 450 would be a good idea:)
     
  6. May 3, 2010 at 7:59 PM
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    Don't do it, you'll want to ride and you won't be able to!
     
  7. May 3, 2010 at 9:43 PM
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    yea dont do it man, the 2 stroke have way from power than the 250f. i would suggest just getting a 450f if anything :p
     
  8. May 4, 2010 at 8:19 AM
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    Yeah 450 all the way!
     
  9. Jun 27, 2010 at 1:59 PM
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    unicam arnt hard on valves honda put stainless vales on the exhaust side so thats not a problem, intake only beat in if dirt passes the air filter because of lack of cleaning or personal error, crf450 valves last 150 hours, crf250 valves last 100 hours with proper maintenance
    no other company's valves last that long besides yamaha but their valves are two piece and sometimes break and destroy the head, cylinder, and piston
    plus the honda is the fastest 250f after you figure out the jetting
    and is also the lightest and slimiest
     
  10. Jun 27, 2010 at 2:44 PM
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    buy pro x titanium valves.mine runs excellent. i have an 05 crf250. i say go for the 250f. my friend owned deegans 02 fmx cr250 and he traded straight for the 08crf250 because of how nice my bike was
     
  11. Jun 27, 2010 at 6:16 PM
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    I had to have my valves shimmed twice in a summer and then a full top end and I didn't ride 100 hours.
     
  12. Jun 27, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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    Yes that is a good deal for you. keep the airfilter clean and you should not have issues with valves. I am on my 3rd CRF and have liked them all. really like my 2010 CRF250R.
     
  13. Jun 28, 2010 at 9:18 AM
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    2010!? Heard alot about that bike but never seen one in action. How does it ride?
     
  14. Jun 28, 2010 at 9:29 AM
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    i'd keep the 2 stroke. the 250f has a lot less power, try and get a 450 if anything
     
  15. Jun 28, 2010 at 11:04 PM
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    i have an 04 250f and i ride that bike pretty hard and ive had no problems with the valves. im also 225 pounds and the 250f is just fine for trail riding and mudding.
     
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