crmx, I bought excel rims for my 2002 CR. When i bought the rims i ordered the excel spokes with it. I turns out that the spokes, which were said to fit 01-03 excel wheels for CR's, were the wrong ones. At first i thought my local dealer ordered the wrong ones. So I drove two hours to another dealer only to buy the wrong ones again. So in short, I'm pretty sure the stock spokes will fit the excel rim/stock hub. I'm telling you this based on an eye ball measurement so I'd wait for someone who actually knows who there talking about before you try and lace em up. However, if you decide to buy excel spokes make sure you specify that you need the spokes for the 2003 model. If he tells you that the 01 through 03 spokes are the same he's wrong.
thanks for the replies. i just drove 1 1/2 hrs to another dealer (honda of houston) and found out that the stock spokes are not recommended with excel rims(grr.) anybody want to buy some brand new black excels of a 02 -03 cr125? haha