This is a classic example of all that can go wrong with a hopped-up bike—and spending a bundle of money doesn’t always make a bike better
One small step backwards and one giant leap forward
Sheak’s high-rpm flyer was perfect for his 125 National speed, but without his talent, it is a demanding bike to ride
The old dog knows a few new trciks
Dear MXA, Can you get the rear suspension settings for a 2001 Honda CR125? I need a good starting point. For hardcore racing we recommended this shock set-up: Spring rate: 4.6 kg/mm Race sag: 100mm High compression: 1.5 turns out (1 stock) Low compression: 8 clicks out (9 stock) Rebound: 20 clicks out (24 stock) Notes: For faster riders we recommen…
Want to know what’s different on the 2001 CR125 compared to the CR250 other than a smaller motor? HERE’S WHAT’S NEW ON THE 2001 CR250 1. New cylinder port shapes and timing specs provide a smoother and stronger power delivery, and produce lightning-quick acceleration. 2. All-new lighter 38mm flat-slide Mikuni TMX carburetor adds both initial throttle crispness and improved throttle response to complement the new engine character. 3. New reed-petal stopper shape improves mid-range and high-rpm power deli…
We can’t tell you how to jet your bike. It’s a big world out there (and we don’t know you all that well). However, we can tell you what jetting we run in the MXA test fleet. Take into account that we race in a Mediterranean climate, near sea level, within sight of palm trees and never far from a Double Latte. We also run fresh 92-octane gas, work on our bikes every week, clean the filters, change pistons and rings regularly, are alert to pinging and haven’t changed oil brands in over a decade. This is t…
Why are so many of the factory riders testing 20-inch front tires? Are they guinea pigs? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the new tire size? Is the 20-inch actually smaller than a 21-inch tire? Are consumers going to have to dig into their pockets to pony up for a 20-incher next year? What’s all the hype about?