Originally Posted by firecrotch
My 01 cr250 had that "holy shit" kind of power that would put any of the new bikes to shame. As a matter of fact service honda uses toe 01 motor in its new cr 250's. Newer isn't always better
Out of the box the 01 motor had no bottom a weak mid range and a huge rush on top. Not very usable unless you are road racing. Also the jetting was a nightmare.
I immediately ordered up a new cylinder and head from Eric Gore who used a lot of epoxy to increase the volumetric efficiency and also reworked the head. Boysen reeds and some flywheel weight helped smooth things out. An FMF fatty put the CR ON par with my YZ.
I still think the best bang for your buck is a 06 plus YZ 250 or 125. You cannot beat SSS suspension