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2012 Suzuki RM-Z 250

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Was going to get new springs for the 2010 but saw this in great shape and a reasonable price so decided to jump on this and then look at selling the older one.

After setting all the suspension to stock I took this out and it is effing awesome!! The handling is fantastic and it just inspires confidence as soon as you let the clutch out.

Notes

RM-Z 250 parts list and exploded diagrams
Sag – stand 25 3/8, static 23 1/2, race 21 1/2
June 2020: reduced compression damping on forks, 3 clicks further out, slightly reduced fast and slow compression damping on rear shock and increased rebound damping 1 click further in, see if that helps with rear end kicking out on some jumps. Tried 2 clicks in but seemed to lose traction and hooking up coming out of slow corners.
Jan2020 Valve Clearances
Intake : 0.09 – 0.16 mm (0.004 – 0.006 in) : L >0.004, R >0.004
Exhaust : 0.17 – 0.24 mm (0.007 – 0.009 in) : L 0.007, R 0.007

To Do List

  • Install Yoshimura exhaust?

Completed Tasks

Q1 2020

  • Oil and filter change
  • Oil the chain
  • Check valve clearances – on the low side but in spec
    Intake >.004 >.004
    Exhaust .007 .007

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