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ASK THE MXPERTS: 2001 HONDA CR125

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…
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YAMAHA DEBUTS THE YZ250F

Amidst all the hype surrounding the first outing of Honda's RC450, Yamaha also debuted a new bike at the October 22nd race in Japan. That's right, at the same mud race where Tortelli showed the world the RC450, Ernesto Fonseca proved to the…
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SEE IT NOW! HONDA’S NEW FOUR-STROKE

Honda is a strange company. Less than a month ago they refused to tell or show their dealers any details on the CR450 four-stroke at the annual dealer meeting in Las Vegas. Now, they bring the bike out in public at this week's Japanese race…
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YAMAHA’S ALL-NEW 250 FOUR-STROKE

Believe it or not, Yamaha will race a four-stroke in the 125 class next year. No, not a 125cc four-stroke---a 250cc four-stroke. Under current AMA rules the 125 class is limited to 0-to-125cc two-strokes and 0-to-250cc four-strokes. The…
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2001 HONDA CR125 & CR250

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…
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2001 SUZUKI RM125!

Want to know what next year's RM's will look like (about six months before they release them)? Look no further. The 2001 RM's will feature a totally new gas tank, new radiator wings, side panels, fender and front number plate. Insiders…
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MXA’S SECRET JETTING SPECS, 2003 And Back

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…
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THE 20-INCH TIRE REVOLUTION

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…
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