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2006 Honda CRF250X Trail Riding Setup

After my attempts at making my 2004 Honda CRF250R a trail bike (as seen here) and riding it at Brown Mountain (NC) and Hatfield McCoy Trails (WV) I decided to call it quits and just get a CRF250X based simply on the transmission and suspension differences which would have cost me to much to change. Also knowing that most of my parts could transfer over to my X I decided to make the switch.

I purchased a 2006 Honda CRF250X and began its build up for trail, enduro, and single track riding.

The bike was already well equipped with bark busters, rear strap, and Acerbis fenders. Took it for two trips before I dug into the rebuild/trail setup. During the first two trips I discovered an oil leak in the forks and the engine consuming/burning oil. Which will be addressed in this rebuild.


-CRF250X Fork Rebuild

-CRF250X Engine Rebuild

Game Plan for Setup:

-Change out rear shock based on RaceTech spring calculator (5.7kg for me)

-Transfer Rekluse Z-Start pro clutch from CRF250R, add new friction plates

-Transfer Acerbis kid plate from CRF250R

-Rebuild front fork seals, bushings, and oil

-Examine top end for oil consumption/burning

-New rear rim (current rim was damaged and spoke holes had widened)

-Change from sprocket to 12t or 13t from 14t

-Rebuild Carburetor and tune in accel pump

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