Added reply in a thread Tips for preserving a non-ridden 2T bike 12/17/2014 1:21 PM
I have a 3 hour 05 CR250 (9yo bike) that still had the original coolant in it until I pulled the top end yesterday. Everything inside the coolant system still looks brand new. That being the case, I wouldn't drain the cooling system. I wouldn't drain ... more »
Added reply in a thread Building the new Moto garage 12/11/2014 8:13 AM
Added reply in a thread MXA Shootout Winner? YZ250? (Contains Spoiler) 12/10/2014 8:29 AM
If you want an apples to apples comparison of prices, you need to compare the MSRP of the '06 and '15 against the consumer price index. 2006 YZ250 msrp $6200 2015 YZ250 msrp $7300 If you go to the US gov's cpi calculator you will find that $6200 in 2006 ... more »
Added reply in a thread Need boots? 12/10/2014 5:54 AM
I'm still partial to the $200 old school Gaerne's.
Added reply in a thread 1983 KX 125 BANNED!!!! 12/9/2014 8:09 AM
The TVRC isn't perfect, but it's on the right track. If anything, we have the GP4 and GP5 classes kind of jacked up with the 1993 and 2003 break dates. IMO, 1985-1990 was a very distinct technology period, and 1991-2000 was another technology step forward. ... more »
Added reply in a thread 1983 KX 125 BANNED!!!! 12/8/2014 5:56 PM
Our local club has it figured out. They simply run bikes by year. Our GPIII class is 82-84 bikes, with no exclusions. Excluding the 82-84 KX's and 84 CR's because they have a disc brake is stupid.
Added reply in a thread paint removal? 12/6/2014 7:51 AM
You can get the rattle can paint off with acetone.
Added reply in a thread Are high speed or low speed crashes worse? 12/4/2014 7:32 PM
Added reply in a thread Big dollar part purchase.. parts houses with lowest pricing? 12/4/2014 4:13 PM
Sometimes parts are are out of stock in the US are still available in other markets, and vice versa. Unfortunately, the odds of a 25yo tank still being in a distribution warehouse somewhere are pretty low.
Added reply in a thread Dad Vintage Race 1979 y250 12/4/2014 8:13 AM
Hey Tom, are y'all heading up for Oak Hill this weekend? Looks like the weather is going to cooperate.
Added reply in a thread Big dollar part purchase.. parts houses with lowest pricing? 12/4/2014 6:59 AM
BTW, that tank is discontinued in the US
Added reply in a thread Big dollar part purchase.. parts houses with lowest pricing? 12/4/2014 6:57 AM
Partzilla and Honda East Toledo have OEM parts for 30-40% off low book retail. If you find anyone cheaper, let us know.
Added reply in a thread 250 2 stroke choice 12/3/2014 2:40 PM
I guess it is subjective. A good friend of mine has a stock '03 CR250 with about 5-10 hours on it from new. IMO, that bike feels like electric slug compared to the stock 05-07. BTW, he only paid $2500, and it's perfect for him because he wasn't looking ... more »
Added reply in a thread 250 2 stroke choice 12/3/2014 1:54 PM
Most people don't realize that the 02-04 CR250 engine is not comparable to the 05-07 at all. That is an apples and oranges comparison. The 05-07 engine makes much more power. The stock 05-07 engine will run with any other engine when it is on the bubble. ... more »
Added reply in a thread 250 2 stroke choice 12/3/2014 1:46 PM
I was quoting retail prices. If you buy from partzilla or Honda East Toledo, you'll save 30-40% off retail, regardless of the brand, but you'll still be paying a lot less for the Honda parts.
Added reply in a thread 250 2 stroke choice 12/3/2014 1:15 PM
There are a couple of reasons I would choose a CR over and RM. The CR may not turn inside an RM, but the CR is a more neutral and stable chassis, especially on a rough track. Build quality is better on the Honda. If you work on them side by side, you'll ... more »
Added reply in a thread 250 2 stroke choice 12/3/2014 12:38 PM
Sounds like a 02-04 CR250 might be your cup of tea. They have an easier to ride power delivery. The 05-07 engine's power delivery is a totally different animal. The stock 05-07 engine hits like a unpredictable 50hp light switch in the midrange. It is ... more »
Added reply in a thread 250 2 stroke choice 12/3/2014 12:31 PM
"IMO, it's easier to fix a motor than chase chassis setup................" Truer words were never spoken.
Added reply in a thread 250 2 stroke choice 12/3/2014 9:20 AM
He had an '03 CR250. One of the slowest CR's Honda ever produced.
Added reply in a thread 250 2 stroke choice 12/3/2014 9:14 AM
The Herpes is back...