01 CR250 cylinder on a 97 CR?

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by sect8dr, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. sect8dr

    sect8dr ride them all

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    Just wondering if I can put a cylinder from an 01 CR 250 on my 97 CR 250? I am thinking it will be no problem but just wanted to ask those in the know. Thanks
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  2. RUSTYtankerBEAN

    RUSTYtankerBEAN Adventurer

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    I did a quick bike bandit check and they have different part numbers, but that is not to say that they wont work as I believe they are able to be bolted on.
    Here is a great link that talks about the subject specific to the 1997. To paraphrase the link it says...92-01 will bolt on but I would check piston differences. I hope this helps.

    Aaron

    http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/767186-1997-cr250-cylinder-what-other-years-will-work/

    http://www.bikebandit.com/houseofmotorcycles/2001-honda-cr250r/o/m2192#sch91162

    http://www.bikebandit.com/houseofmotorcycles/1997-honda-cr250r/o/m2188#sch89 930
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  3. sect8dr

    sect8dr ride them all

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    Thanks for the link, I know that the porting is different, i will have to look into the pistons
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  4. Farmer John

    Farmer John Adventurer

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    The 01 cylinder will work fine on a 97.
    They use the same gaskets & piston kit even.

    Some like the 01 porting better than the massive hit of the 97's
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  5. sect8dr

    sect8dr ride them all

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    Just looking to smooth out the power for a better woods bike
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  6. RUSTYtankerBEAN

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    Flywheel weights will help with smoothing the power out also. I used them on my YZ125 and it made the power come on much more smoothly.
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  7. zokalr13

    zokalr13 Been here awhile

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    +1 on the flywheel weight -I have one on my ol CR500,anyways,I like the "all things moto" website for 2 stroke tech stuff- check it out -lots about CR250s...
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