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Prove it then extol the virtues. I don't believe it can be done and if it can, it's not going to be simple
It's like the guy who tried to Frankenstein an 85 CDI unit into an 86 model 200 - didn't work and won't - to make it work, he needed to change the stator, flywheel, wiring harness and coil also - technically he needed to change the entire electrical system of the 85 200 onto the 86 - why did he do it? Because neither 85 or 86 parts were available and he didn't have the knowledge to figure out what the problem was. All he knew was that he didn't have spark.
He brought it to me in desperation. I repaired his wiring "modifications", installed the original parts, repaired the faulty wiring connector that caused the loss of spark and returned it to him. What could have been a $30 fix ended up costing him $90 plus the parts he bought that he couldn't use.
I prefer the simple repair over the "Hot Rod Mod" - costs less and takes less time - if the parts are no longer available, it's time to upgrade to a new model with better ignition mapping, suspension, handling and parts availability. However some modifications may be advantageous. Example: the 04, 05 & 06 CRF250X are nearly identical, but the swing arm was changed in 06 - the change was the position of the mounting tabs for the chain guide - there are no aftermarket chain guides for the 04, but several offerings for the 06 - put an 06 swing arm in the 04 or 05 and when the need arises, the chain guide is easily replaced with something more durable or of better than OEM design. The swap is direct, all the original hardware is the same - you just have to remember the chain guide is now an 06
Last edited by Here 2 help; 01-23-2016 at 05:30 PM.