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picked up a new(to me) bike.

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by Nitronick, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Jun 10, 2010 at 4:29 PM
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    Nitronick

    Nitronick [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday i drove up to Washington and picked up a 01 cr250. Its in pretty good shape for a year, riden but not to hard. Its a huge step up from the yz125 i had!

    its kind of a bitch to kick over, anything i can do to help that? i hear kicking it slowly for the first couple kicks helps.

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  2. Jun 10, 2010 at 4:34 PM
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    Those darn two strokes can be like that, but are fast as hell. My buddy rides one and he says it starts better with the throttle pinned when kicking. I told him he was going to flood it lol
     
  3. Jun 10, 2010 at 4:38 PM
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    You are supposed to do that after dropping it.

    to the op, if the bike takes quite a few kicks to start even warm, I would do a top end. only about $150 and that way you will know everything is right. About it being hard to kick, you get used to it. I went from a kx 125 to a KTM 250 SX and it was hard to kick for the first few rides, but now its easy.

    Nice bike, Im sure you will enjoy it a lot!
     
  4. Jun 10, 2010 at 4:42 PM
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    ive kicked my fair share of cr250s and being kinda small and a wimp, my best advice would to get a good stand or lean it against a wall so you can stand up and get a good set of boots, i have alpinestar tech 8s
     
  5. Jun 10, 2010 at 4:43 PM
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    btw congrats on the new bike i am thinking of getting an 01 cr125 to fix up and play around on
     
  6. Jun 10, 2010 at 4:46 PM
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    tacomakid96

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    sweet bike looks like it will haul ass!
     
  7. Jun 10, 2010 at 4:47 PM
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    im not quite sure it needs a topend yet, but the last 2 bikes i bought i always replace them just to make sure..

    It started easy yestarday and this morning. I think its a combination of me being a small guy and it needs a new plug, the guy said he only rode it about 3 or 4 times in the last year(doesnt everyone say that tho? lol) and it does have good compression, but the plug is pretty bad lookin.
     
  8. Jun 10, 2010 at 5:01 PM
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    alright i will be sure to try that!

    well i was leaning towards yami but the price i payed for the cr i couldnt pass it up!
    I have owned kawi's, honda's, and yamaha's so far. not a big fan of the kawi's, they just not my style.
     
  9. Jun 10, 2010 at 5:02 PM
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    i have the same bike. its a bitch to kick. just get some good boots and get used to it haha nice bike though man
     
  10. Jun 10, 2010 at 5:12 PM
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    Nice step up! You're gonna have fun on that thing.
     
  11. Jun 10, 2010 at 5:26 PM
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    the gaerne sg12's are soooo sick!!
     
  12. Jun 10, 2010 at 5:32 PM
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    great looking bike. from what I understand 01 cr 250 is considered one of the best models. i have 96cr 250
    mine usually starts on the first kick. this is how i start mine
    grab the left grip lower the bike about waist level for sec. lift back up and it fires right up.
     
  13. Jun 10, 2010 at 7:03 PM
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    definitely their best motor. Its the one usually used to make cr250r AF's.

    Oh and you guys need to try kicking a 500 2 stroke, now that is actually hard.
     
  14. Jun 10, 2010 at 8:45 PM
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    i think i figured out how to start it. after getting warmed up its pretty dang easy to start.

    i think it needs a new top end tho.. im pretty sure it has all the symtoms of it, kind of rattley sounding, oil coming out of the exhaust and lack of power on the top end. agreed?
     
  15. Jun 10, 2010 at 8:58 PM
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    Great looking bike. HONDA all the way. Throw a new top end in it. Ital only cost you 130 bux at rockymountainatvmc.com
     
  16. Jun 10, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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    yea it should be done, i can tell the lack of power in it. I was chekcing out kits, and its crazy that you can go all the way to 440 big bore kit! that thing would probably hale!
     
  17. Jun 11, 2010 at 5:19 AM
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    sounds like its jetted a bit rich or your not riding it hard enough:D

    but seriously, I would just do the top end. You will feel a lot better when riding.
     
  18. Jun 11, 2010 at 9:13 AM
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    yea. or it could be possible the guy didnt know how to mix gas:p haha
     
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