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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-09-2003, 06:19 PM
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difference between xr & cr ?

I just got my boys a dirtbike for christmas and now suddenly have the urge to get one for myself! I haven't owned a dirtbike since I was a teen and just want something for trail riding and riding at the various public motocross tracks. I've been looking at the Hondas and was wondering what the difference is between a CR and a XR as far as my needs are concerned. I have no intentions of ever racing but is the XR raceworthy?
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Re: difference between xr & cr ?

cr n xr. the cr stands for close ratio as in the tranny. crs are racing bikes, 2 strokes. have high matience and accelerate like hell. designed for mx. the xr's are 4 strokes have wide ratio trannys, are air cooled and low mantience. for trails or a novice rider get thexr if not the cr will due.
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Re: difference between xr & cr ?

it's the difference between night and day...that's about the best u can explain it, cr is two stroke of course, xr is fourstroke, fly wheel weighted down heavily, wide ration tranny's, soft suspension for the woods, HEAVY, slow and the cr is light, easy to throw around, monsterous power, suspension set up for motocross, alot stiffer than the xr, close ration tranny so u can just hammer through the gears, no fly wheel weight, rev's really quick, will spin much much more than an xr
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Re: difference between xr & cr ?

Sounds like an xr400 would be the right machine for you, since you have your mind set on a honda. And a new xr650 is not slow, but it is heavy. Uncorked its right there with the ktm 520 and built up (lightly) it is faster, but it is still big and heavey. If you where a big and tall guy, I'd get this bike. If you wanna play and trail ride, you'd be happier with the 400 then with a cr250. If you had some more recent experience, and were more power hungry ,and liked to jump then the cr250 would be in order.




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Re: difference between xr & cr ?

well said...or maybe think about an xr250? just a thought...they are fast on top, quick (snappy) and great for the woods
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Re: difference between xr & cr ?

Thanks ALL! I'm a big guy 6'2, 250lb and the local dealership was trying to sell me a CRF230 which I know I would've been unhappy with. I got the XR400 and it's great just to be riding again. I know I'll eventually trade up to a lighter two stroke as my riding improves. I'd love any recommendations as to what type/size two stroke a big guy like me should get. I dunno if I can trust eager salespeople. Thanks again!!!

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Re: difference between xr & cr ?

Well if you where going new, and wouldn't mind switching brands I'd say a ktm 300 m/xc.
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Re: difference between xr & cr ?

CR500 ............. at your (our) weight they are great trail bikes. You can find used ones in very good condition.

Be carefull about modifing the XR400 as it starts to get unrelibale as the motor temp gets higher... From higher compersion or from just reving it.

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A modified CR 250 makes a great woods bike, if you want to spend the money to make it trailworthy after the XR has served its purpose and needs to retire. Big gas tank, different sprockets, guards as needed, possibly a flywheel weight, spark arrestor, etc.

The KTMs are great too. I have the 200 and love it; obviously you'd be looking for more power though. I haven't heard too much about the preferred bike for big and talls, except that Yamahas aren't. Their rider compartment is notoriously cramped. You can modify just about any of the big 4 with bar risers, tall bars, adjustable bar mounts, tall seat foam, and footpeg relocator kits to be more comfortable.

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