Honda CR125R

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Honda CR125R
Manufacturer
Production 1979-?
Class Motocross
Predecessor Honda CR125M
Engine
Top Speed 70 mph
Spark Plug NGK B9EV ‘79[1]
Front Tire 3.00-23 ‘79[1]
Rear Tire 4.10-18 ‘79[1]
Weight
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Related Honda CR85R
Honda CR250R
Honda CR500R
Competition Yamaha YZ125
Suzuki RM125
Kawasaki KX125
Manuals Service Manual

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Intro[edit]

The successor to the Honda CR125M.


History[edit]

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1998 All Name: Honda CR125R

Code: CR125RW

1999 All Name: Honda CR125R

Code: CR125RX

2000 All Name: Honda CR125R

Code: CR125RY

2001 All Name: Honda CR125R

Code: CR125R1

2002 All Name: Honda CR125R

Code: CR125R2

2003 All Name: Honda CR125R

Code: CR125R3

2004 All Name: Honda CR125R

Code: CR125R4

2005 All Name: Honda CR125R

Code: CR125R5

2006 All Name: Honda CR125R

Code: CR125R6

2007 All Name: Honda CR125R

Code: CR125R7


1st Generation[edit]

1979 CR125R Elsinore[edit]


The CR125R'79 Elsinore was sold in 1979 in Tahitian Red. The engine was red; but the shock springs were black. The fork boots were black. The bike had a 23" front wheel and an 18" rear wheel. The engine was a 2-stroke reed valve single cylinder displacing 124cc linked to a 6-speed transmission. The serial number began JE01-2000010.

1980 CR125R Elsinore[edit]


The CR125R'80 Elsinore was sold in 1980 in Tahitian Red. The "CR125R" logo on the side of the seat was red. The shock springs were red. The bike had a 21" front wheel and an 18" rear wheel. The gas tank was plastic. The fork boots were black. The engine was a 2-stroke reed valve single cylinder displacing 124cc linked to a 6-speed transmission. The serial number began JE01-2000010.

1981 CR125R Elsinore[edit]

1981 Honda CR125R


The CR125R'81 Elsinore was sold in 1981 in Tahitian Red with White. The gas tank shrouds were white. The engine was red. The number plate panels were black. The seat was black with a white "125R" logo. The fork boots were black. The bike had a 21" front wheel and an 18" rear wheel. The gas tank was plastic. The bike featured a Pro-Link™ suspension. The engine was a 2-stroke liquid-cooled reed valve single cylinder displacing 123cc linked to a 6-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2JE010*BC2000032.

1981 Honda Motorcycle Full-Line Brochure

2nd Generation[edit]

1982[edit]


The CR125R'82 was sold in 1982 and was no longer called Elsinore. It came in Tahitian Red (the last year for this shade of red). The seat was black with a white "125R" logo. The engine was black. The number plate panels were black. The fork boots were black. The front forks were 38mm. The bike also had a single leading shoe front brake. The bike had a 21" front wheel and an 18" rear wheel. The gas tank was plastic. The bike featured a Pro-Link™ suspension. The engine was a 2-stroke liquid-cooled reed valve single cylinder displacing 123cc linked to a 6-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2JE010*CC3000001.

1983[edit]

1983 Honda CR125R


The Honda CR125'83 was sold in 1983 and was available in one color: Flash Red. The number plate panels were black. The seat was blue with a white "CR" logo. The "125R" swingarm decal was black. The engine was black. The fork boots were black. The front forks were 38mm. The bike also had a single leading shoe front brake. The bike had a 21" front wheel and an 18" rear wheel. The gas tank was plastic. The expansion chamber had an aluminum silencer. The bike featured a Pro-Link™ suspension. The engine was a 2-stroke liquid-cooled reed valve single cylinder displacing 123cc linked to a 6-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2JE010*DC400014.

1984[edit]

1984 Honda CR125R
1984 Honda CR125R


The CR125R'84 was sold in 1984 in Flash Red. The "125R" swingarm decal was red and white. The number plate panels were black. The seat was blue with a white "CR" logo. The fork boots were black. The bike had a 21" front wheel and an 18" rear wheel. The engine was black. The gas tank was plastic. The bike had a hydraulic disc front brake. The expansion chamber had an aluminum silencer along with a new auto torque amplification chamber (ATAC). The bike featured a Pro-Link™ suspension. The engine was a 2-stroke liquid-cooled reed valve single cylinder displacing 123cc linked to a 6-speed transmission.

  • Engine: Liquid-cooled two-stroke 123cc with ATAC™
  • Power: 31 hp
  • Brakes: Drilled front disc
  • Wheelbase: 1430mm (56.3 in.)
  • Dry weight: 86.8 kg (191.3 lb)
  • Seat height: 930mm (36.6 in.)
  • Front wheel travel: 290mm (11.4 in.)
  • Rear wheel travel: 310mm (12.2 in.)
  • The serial number began JH2JE010*EC5000001

1985[edit]

1985 Honda CR125R


The CR125R'85 was sold in 1985 in Flash Red. The "125" gas tank shroud decal was red and blue. The wing decal on the tank shroud was red, white, and blue. The "Pro-Link™" swing arm linkage system was signature to Honda and the decal on the swing arm was solid blue. The seat was blue with a white "CR" logo. The number plate panels were black. The bike had a 21" front wheel and an 18" rear wheel. The bike had a hydraulic disc front brake. The gas tank was plastic. The engine was black. The expansion chamber had an aluminum silencer along with an auto torque amplification chamber (ATAC). The bike featured a Pro-Link™ suspension. The carburetor was a Mikuni 34mm flat slide carburetor. The engine was a 2-stroke liquid-cooled reed valve single cylinder displacing 123cc linked to a 6-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2JE010*FC6000001. Manufacturers like DG made a exhaust that came with new exhaust manifold that would delete the ATAC valve and make the bike run better,the reason why is because the ATAC would make the bike break up at high rmp and not let the bike perform the way it should.

3rd Generation[edit]

1986[edit]

1986 Honda CR125R


The CR125R'86 was sold in 1986 in Flash Red. The "125" decal on the tank shroud was red with a white outline. The wing decal on the tank shroud was red, white, and blue. The seat was blue with a white "CR" logo in outline. The "Pro-Link™" swingarm decal was a black outline. The engine was black. The number plate panels were black. The bike had a 21" front wheel and an 18" rear wheel. The wheel rims were gold anodized. The bike had a hydraulic disc front brake. The gas tank was plastic. The expansion chamber had an aluminum silencer along with an auto torque amplification chamber (ATAC). The bike featured a Pro-Link™ suspension. The carburetor was a flat-slide style. The engine was a 2-stroke liquid-cooled reed valve single cylinder displacing 124cc linked to a 6-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2JE010*GC7000001.

1987[edit]

1987 Honda CR125R


The CR125R'87 was sold in 1987 in Flash Red. The wing decal on the tank shroud was red, white, and blue. The "125" decal on the shroud was white. The seat was blue with a white "CR" logo. The "Pro-Link™" swingarm decal was a black outline. The engine was black. The number plate panels were black. The bike had a 21" front wheel and an 18" rear wheel. The wheel rims were gold anodized. The bike had a hydraulic disc front and rear brake. The gas tank was plastic. The expansion chamber had an aluminum silencer along with an auto torque amplification chamber (ATAC). The bike featured a Pro-Link™ suspension. The carburetor was a flat-slide style. The engine used case reed induction. The engine was a 2-stroke liquid-cooled reed valve single cylinder displacing 124cc linked to a 6-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2JE010*HC8000001.

1988[edit]

1988 Honda CR125R


The CR125R'88 was sold in 1988 in Fighting Red. The number plate panels were white. The "CR125" and wing decals on the tank shroud were white. The seat and fork boots were red. The engine was black. The bike had a 21" front wheel and an 18" rear wheel. The wheel rims were silver. The bike had a hydraulic disc front and rear brake. The gas tank was plastic. The expansion chamber had an aluminum silencer along with an auto torque amplification chamber (ATAC). The bike featured a Pro-Link™ suspension. The "Pro-Link™" decal had a red outline. The carburetor was a flat-slide style. The engine used case reed induction. The engine was a 2-stroke liquid-cooled reed valve single cylinder displacing 124cc linked to a 6-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2JE010*JM9000001.

1989[edit]


The CR125R'89 was sold in 1989 in Fighting Red. The new style wing logo appeared on the tank shroud. A "CR" appeared on the side of the seat. The engine was black. The bike had a 21" front wheel and an 18" rear wheel. The bike had a hydraulic disc front and rear brake. The gas tank was plastic. The low mount expansion chamber had an aluminum silencer. The bike featured a Pro-Link™ suspension. The engine had a Nikasil® plated cylinder. The serial number began JH2JE010*KM0000006.


1990[edit]

The CR125R'90 was sold in 1990 in Flash Red with Shasta White. The frame was Shasta White. The "CR" logo was blue with a white outline. The engine was black. The forks were inverted. The bike had a 21" front wheel and an 18" rear wheel. The bike had a hydraulic disc front and rear brake. The gas tank was plastic. The expansion chamber had an aluminum silencer. The bike featured a Pro-Link™ suspension. The serial number began JH2JE010*LM1000013.

1991[edit]

1991 Honda CR125R


The CR125R'91 was sold in 1991 in Flash Red with Ross White. The frame was Ross White. The "CR" logo was white, yellow, and orange. The seat graphics were white. The "125R" logo on the swingarm was red. The side panels and rear fender had an integrated look. The engine was black. The forks were inverted. The bike had a 21" front wheel and an 18" rear wheel. The bike had a hydraulic disc front and rear brake. The gas tank was plastic. The expansion chamber had an aluminum silencer. The bike featured a Pro-Link™ suspension. The serial number began JH2JE010*MM2000008.

Generation[edit]

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Honda CR125R
Manufacturer
Production 1992 - 1999
Class Motocross
Bore / Stroke 54.0 x 54.5 mm (2.13 x 2.15 in)
Compression ratio 9.1 : 1
Top Speed 70 mph
Spark Plug NGK BR9EG[2]
Final Drive Chain: 520x114[1]
Front Sprocket 13T '92-96
12T '97
13T '98-99 [1]
Rear Sprocket 51T '92-96
49T '97
51T '98-99 [1]
Front Tire 80/100-21 51M [2]
Rear Tire 100/90-19 57M[2]
Wheelbase 1.442 mm (56.8 in)
Length 2,128 mm (83.8 in)
Width 825 mm (32.5 in)
Height 1.442 mm (56.8 in)
Ground Clearance 368 mm (14.5 In)
Seat Height 980 mm (38.6 in)
Weight 87.0 kg 1191.8 lbs) (dry),
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 7.5 liters (2.0 US gal, 1.6 Imp gall
Manuals File:Honda CR125R 1992-1997 Service Manual.pdf
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1992[edit]

1992 Honda CR125R


The CR125R'92 was sold in 1992 in Nuclear Red with Shasta White. The frame was Ross White. The gas tank and air box cover were Shasta White. The "CR" logo on the tank shroud was white with a blue outline. The bike had a 21" front wheel and an 18" rear wheel. The bike had a hydraulic disc front and rear brake. The forks were inverted. The gas tank was plastic. The expansion chamber had an aluminum silencer. The bike featured a Pro-Link™ suspension. The serial number began JH2JE010*NM3000006.

1993[edit]

1993 Honda CR125R


The CR125R'93 was sold in 1993 in Nuclear Red and Shasta White. The bodywork was similar to the CR250R'93. The frame is chalk white. The red is a deeper red. The "CR" logo on the tank shroud was blue with a white outline. The bike had a 21" front wheel and an 18" rear wheel. The bike had a hydraulic disc front and rear brake. The forks were inverted. The gas tank was plastic. The expansion chamber had an aluminum silencer. The bike featured a Pro-Link™ suspension. The serial number began JH2JE010*PM4000010.


1994[edit]

1994 Honda CR125R


The CR125R'94 was sold in 1994 in Nuclear Red and Shasta White. The tank shroud had new fluorescent graphics. The frame was new with a different engine mounting location. The front suspension had inverted 43mm forks with new valving and seating. The handlebars were taller and wider. The bike had a 21" front wheel and an 18" rear wheel. The rear spokes were 4.5mm thick. The bike had a hydraulic disc front and rear brake. The gas tank was plastic. The expansion chamber had an aluminum silencer. The bike featured a Pro-Link™ suspension where the swingarm was longer. The drive chain was now a #520. The serial number began JH2JE010*RM5000008.

1995[edit]

1995 Honda CR125R


The CR125R'95 was sold in 1995 in Nuclear Red with Shasta White. The seat was blue. The radiator cowl was purple. The tank had new graphics. The suspension had Kayaba inverted forks. The gas tank was plastic. The rear wheel was 19". The front wheel was stronger. The bike had a hydraulic disc front and rear brake. The front disc had a protective cover. The expansion chamber had an aluminum silencer. The bike featured a Pro-Link™ suspension. The engine had improved response. The serial number began JH2JE010*SM6000001.


1996[edit]

1996 Honda CR125R


The CR125R'96 was sold in 1996 in Nuclear Red and Shasta White. The graphics were fluorescent. The suspension had 43mm inverted cartridge forks. The gas tank was plastic. The bike had a hydraulic disc front and rear brake. The expansion chamber had an aluminum silencer. The bike featured a Pro-Link™ suspension. The serial number began JH2JE010*TM7000001.

1997[edit]

1997 Honda CR125R


The CR125R'97 was sold in 1997 in Nuclear Red. The logo was redesigned. The lower fork guards were white. The "CR" logo on the seat was black. The gas tank was plastic. The bike had a hydraulic disc front and rear brake. The expansion chamber had an aluminum silencer. The bike featured a Pro-Link™ suspension. The serial number began JH2JE010*VM8000001.

1998[edit]

1998 Honda CR125R


The CR125R'98 was sold in 1998 in Nuclear Red with Ross White. The bike had a new twin spar aluminum frame. The logos were redesigned. The gas tank was plastic. The bike had a hydraulic disc front and rear brake. The expansion chamber had an aluminum silencer. The bike featured a Pro-Link™ suspension. The transmission was now a 5-speed. The serial number began JH2JE010*EC5000001.


1999[edit]

Last Generation[edit]

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Honda CR125R
Manufacturer
Production 2000 - 2007
Class Motocross
Engine
125cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder two-stroke with RC valve
Bore / Stroke 54.0 x 54.5 mm (2.13 x 2.15 in)
Top Speed 70 mph
Fuel System 38mm Mikunie® TMX-x
Spark Plug NGK BR9EG[1]
Transmission Close-ratio five-speed
Final Drive Chain: 520x114[1] '00-03
Chain: 520x114 '04-07
Front Sprocket 13T
Rear Sprocket 52T
Suspension Front: 46mm inverted Kayaba fork with 20-position compression- and 18- position rebound-damping adjustability; 304mm (12.0 in.) travel
Rear: Pro-Link Kayaba single-shock with spring-preload, 18-position (low- speed) and 2-turn (high-speed) compression-damping and 30-position rebound-damping adjustability; 317mm (12.5 in.) travel.
Brakes Front: Single disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear: Single disc
Front Tire 80/100-21 51M [3]
Rear Tire 100/90-19 57M[3]
Wheelbase 1458mm (57.4 in.)
Length 2,169 mm (85.3 in) (2001)
2,173 mm (85.6 in) (2001)
2,151 mm (84.7 in) (2002-2003)
Seat Height 947mm (37.3 in.)
Weight 87.5 kg (193 lb) (dry),
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 7.5 liters
Manuals File:Honda CR125R 2000-2003 Service Repair Manual.pdf
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2000[edit]

2001[edit]

2002[edit]

2003[edit]

  • Ground clearance: 345mm (13.6 in.)

2004[edit]


  • Engine Type: 125cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder two-stroke with RC valve
  • Bore and Stroke: 54.0mm x 54.5mm
  • Compression Ratio: 9.1:1
  • Induction: Four-petal crankcase reed-valve
  • Carburetion: 38mm Mikuni TMX-x with throttle position sensor
  • Ignition: Digital ignition with three-dimensional mapping and electronic advance
  • Transmission: Close-ratio five-speed
  • Final Drive: #520 chain; 13T/52T
  • Front Suspension: 46mm inverted Kayaba cartridge fork with 18-position rebound- and 20-position compression-damping adjustability; 12.0-inch travel
  • Rear Suspension: Pro-Link Kayaba single-shock with spring-preload, 30-position rebound-damping adjustability, and compression-damping adjustment separated into low-speed (18 positions) and high-speed (2 turns); 12.5-inch travel
  • Front Brake: Single 240mm disc with twin-piston caliper
  • Rear Brake: Single 240mm disc
  • Front Tire: 80/100-21
  • Rear Tire: 100/90-19
  • Rake: 29.53 degrees
  • Trail: 101.3mm (3.99 inches)
  • Wheelbase: 57.48 inches
  • Seat Height: 37.3 inches
  • Ground Clearance: 13.7 inches
  • Dry Weight: 197.0 pounds
  • Fuel Capacity: 2.0 gallons
  • Available Colors: Red

2005[edit]

2005 Honda CR125R


  • Engine Type: 125cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder two-stroke with RC valve
  • Bore and Stroke: 54.0mm x 54.5mm
  • Compression Ratio: 8.6:1
  • Induction: Six-petal crankcase reed-valve
  • Carburetion: 38.0mm Mikuni TMX with throttle position sensor (TPS)
  • Ignition: Digital ignition with three-dimensional mapping and electronic advance
  • Transmission: Close-ratio five-speed
  • Final Drive: #520 chain; 13T/52T
  • Front Suspension: 46.0mm inverted Kayaba cartridge fork with 18-position rebound and 20-position compression-damping adjustability; 12.0-inch travel
  • Rear Suspension: Pro-Link Kayaba single-shock with spring-preload, 30-position rebound-damping adjustability, and compression-damping adjustment separated into low-speed (18 positions) and high-speed (2 turns); 12.5-inch travel
  • Front Brake: Single 240.0mm disc with twin-piston caliper
  • Rear Brake: Single 240.0mm disc
  • Front Tire: 80/100-21
  • Rear Tire: 100/90-19
  • Rake: 25.75 degrees
  • Trail: 100.0mm (3.94 inches)
  • Wheelbase: 57.9 inches
  • Seat Height: 37.3 inches
  • Ground Clearance: 13.8 inches
  • Dry Weight: 192.9 pounds
  • Fuel Capacity: 2.0 gallons
  • Available Colors: Red

2006[edit]

2006 Honda CR125R


2007[edit]

2007 Honda CR125R


Videos[edit]

Specifications[edit]

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2169 mm / 85,3 in – CR125 (2000)

2173 mm / 85,6 in – CR125 (2001)

2151 mm / 84,7 in – CR125 (2002-2007)

Overall width 823 mm / 32,4 in

826 mm / 32,5 in – CR125 (2002-2007)

Overall height 1283 mm / 50,5 in – CR125 (2000)

1271 mm / 50,0 in – CR125 (2001)

1278 mm / 50,3 in – CR125 (2002-2007)

Seat height 942 mm / 37,1 in – CR125 (2000)

936 mm / 36,9 in – CR125 (2001)

947 mm / 37,3 in – CR125 (2002-2007)

Wheelbase 1467 mm / 57,8 in – CR125 (2000)

1471 mm / 57,9 in – CR125 (2001)

1458 mm / 57,5 in – CR125 (2002-2007)

Ground clearance 340 mm / 13,4 in – CR125 (2000)

332 mm / 13,1 in – CR125 (2001)

345 mm / 13,6 in – CR125 (2002-2007)

Dry weight 87,5 kg / 193 lbs
Curb (wet) weight
FRAME Type Semi double-cradle (aluminum) – CR125 (1998-2007)
Front suspension, travel Inverted telescopic fork 43 mm (fully adjustable), 282 mm / 11,1 in – CR125 (2000)

Inverted telescopic fork 43 mm (fully adjustable), 280 mm / 11,0 in – CR125 (2001)

Inverted telescopic fork 43 mm (fully adjustable), 272 mm / 10,7 in – CR125 (2002-2004)

Inverted telescopic fork KYB 46 mm (fully adjustable) – CR125 (2005-2007)

Rear suspension, travel Swingarm Pro-link with mono-shock (fully adjustable), 323 mm / 12,7 in – CR125 (2000)

Swingarm Pro-link with mono-shock (fully adjustable), 319 mm / 12,6 in – CR125 (2001)

Swingarm Pro-link with mono-shock (fully adjustable), 318 mm / 12,5 in – CR125 (2002-2007)

Front tire size 80/100-21 51M
Rear tire size 100/90-19 57M
Front brake Single disc, 2-piston caliper
Rear brake Single disc, 1-piston caliper
Fuel capacity 7,5 l / 1,98 US gal – CR125 (2000-2001)

7,7 l / 2,03 US gal – CR125 (2002-2007)

Trail 111 mm / 4,4 in – CR125 (2000)

116 mm / 4,6 in – CR125 (2001)

101 mm / 4,0 in – CR125 (2002-2007)

Fuel economy
ENGINE Type Water-cooled 2-stroke
Cylinder arrangement Single cylinder
Bore & Stroke 54,0 x 54,5 mm
Displacement 124,82 cm³ (7,6 cu-in)
Compression ratio 8.75:1 – CR125 (2000-2001)

8.7:1 – CR125 (2002-2007)

Valve train
Max. power 41,0 hp (30,1 kW) / 11500 rpm
Max. torque 27,0 Nm (2,8 kg*m) / 11000 rpm
0 to 100 km/h
Top speed
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 1x 36 mm

Carburetor, 1x 38 mm – CR125 (2002-2007)

ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 3.150
Final reduction 4.000 – CR125 (2000-2001)

3.923 – CR125 (2002-2007)

Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V


2.357 – CR125 (00-01); 2.307 – CR125 (02-07)

1.867

1.579 – CR125 (00-01); 1.529 – CR125 (02-07)

1.333 – CR125 (00-01); 1.294 – CR125 (02-07)

1.130

ELECTRICAL Ignition CDI
Alternator
Battery capacity

References[edit]


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