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Old 10-09-2003, 12:39 PM
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had a 86 honda 200 sx quad, then a 88 250 X, then started racing w/ a 90 RMX 250,, bike sucked,,, bought a 91 CR-250, excellent bike, still have it today w/ original crank, clutch, raced it for 5 years, bought a 89 banshee raced that for 7 years, still have it, raced flat-track, hare-scrambles, motocross, supercross, indoor, outdoor, got an 2001 YZ 250 really nice like the honda powerhouses of the early 90's, then got a 2001 YZF 426, pretty heavy but awesome power and an endless powerband. don't race anymore just play race and trail ride, thinking about selling the banshee and getting a new YFZ 450 quad, or the new honda 450 R quad, both quads are based on the 450 motocross bike engines.

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I rode a 96' XR400 for fun until I sold it this spring. The Walton motocross track is just down the road from my shop. I did a lot of plastic welding that weekend! I'm not normally open on the weekends but having the shop door open ALWAYS brings em' in. Maybe some of you moto competitors passed by it this summer. I have a 30' Corsa sitting out front, hard to miss!

I have enormous respect for motocrossers, it truly is an art!

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Chris232, I raced Blackwater twice. It was a 25 mile track so that would be 4 laps per race. I went up the river crossing all eight times without help, once with a flat rear tire. I ran a 250R in 2 stroke A. I had a new 86, 88 and 89 250 and sold them all in the early ninties. I did give into temptation last year though and bought another 89. A man has to have toys.
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Old 10-10-2003, 08:52 AM
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leaving for Leota, Michigan tonight...ANY takers???right after i rebuild the rear 1/2 of the bike!...shock and linkage bearings should have been here yesterday!
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Chris232, I raced Blackwater twice. It was a 25 mile track so that would be 4 laps per race. I went up the river crossing all eight times without help, once with a flat rear tire. I ran a 250R in 2 stroke A. I had a new 86, 88 and 89 250 and sold them all in the early ninties. I did give into temptation last year though and bought another 89. A man has to have toys.
Was at a honda dealer in CT a few months ago and on the showroom floor, they had an 89 250R that was never started, and another that was still like brand new. They were and still are great machines.. looking at the new YFZ 450 or in jan. when the new 450 R from honda comes out. What amazes me is that in 91 the CR-250 had like 46 hp and in 89 the 250R only had like 25. now the new quads from honda and yami are the motocross 450 motors. Yammi detuned theirs from 50 hp to around 42, i'm not sure honda is going to detune their 53 hp but w/ a quieter exhaust, it will probably be around 45, That sucker should FLY !!

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2-wheeled mx 250's have had over 45 hp since about '84. 3 and 4 wheeled ones came a little detuned from that spec.

My 1978 YZ250 had 36hp.
My 1974 XL250 has (yep, still got it) 16.

The 1985 CR500 was 64+ hp and they haven't sold em with that much hp off the floor ever since (but there's always the aftermarket to fix that - muwahahahaha).
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2-wheeled mx 250's have had over 45 hp since about '84. 3 and 4 wheeled ones came a little detuned from that spec.

My 1978 YZ250 had 36hp.
My 1974 XL250 has (yep, still got it) 16.

The 1985 CR500 was 64+ hp and they haven't sold em with that much hp off the floor ever since (but there's always the aftermarket to fix that - muwahahahaha).
How about A LOT detuned, the in 89 (the last year they made them) fourtrax 250r's had about 25 hp compared to the CR-250 which had about 46, big difference.
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