Ricky Carmichael Kawasaki SR 250

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1/25/2018 4:06 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/25/2018 4:08 AM

Here are some pictures I took of Ricky Carmichael's Kawasaki SR 250 that was in the pits at A2.Photo

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1/25/2018 4:10 AM

James Stewart SR 125Photo

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1/25/2018 4:10 AM

Awesome, thanks for sharing!

Those rims look... different!

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@russ_69

1/25/2018 5:06 AM

Man I love those DiD U-rims. Had them on my 2003 KX250. So cool and different.

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1/25/2018 5:09 AM

Very cool. Thanks for sharing. Loved these bikes back in the day.

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1/25/2018 5:09 AM

Purdy lil bitches

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1/25/2018 5:47 AM

I watched a video on youtube a couple months ago where mechanics were talking about Ricky's SR250. I don't that there was one piece on that bike that was stock. It was interesting to see how they used carbon fiber pieces and one off brackets and stuff to make the bike appear "stock" when it wasn't even close.

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1/25/2018 5:47 AM

SWEET!

by the way, pic 2 in 250 pics is of the 125 (pipe, brake pedal with foam)

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1/25/2018 5:57 AM

sam hain wrote:

I watched a video on youtube a couple months ago where mechanics were talking about Ricky's SR250. I don't that there was one piece on that bike that was stock. It was interesting to see how they used carbon fiber pieces and one off brackets and stuff to make the bike appear "stock" when it wasn't even close.

Not sure if it’s still the case, but at one time, Kawasaki’s “production” bikes for the US team were selected from the regular production line and given special treatment, rather than just pulling random production bikes. I don’t recall all the details, but MXA and/or Dirt Bike talked about it once back in the 90’s.

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1/25/2018 6:06 AM

KDXGarage wrote:

SWEET!

by the way, pic 2 in 250 pics is of the 125 (pipe, brake pedal with foam)

So is pic 4. That's James 125 based on the graphics

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1/25/2018 6:06 AM

Yeah there was a Watts interview somewhere where he said that thing was the most trick bike he ever worked on....

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1/25/2018 8:08 AM

see in the bottom picture of RC's bike does anyone know the reason for the small bolt into the side of the frame below the gear-lever ? seems very odd place for a bolt

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1/25/2018 9:08 AM

mototed82 wrote:

see in the bottom picture of RC's bike does anyone know the reason for the small bolt into the side of the frame below the gear-lever ? seems very odd place for a bolt

Possible provisions to mount a skid plate?

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

1/25/2018 10:15 AM

Those clamps

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1/25/2018 10:21 AM

mototed82 wrote:

see in the bottom picture of RC's bike does anyone know the reason for the small bolt into the side of the frame below the gear-lever ? seems very odd place for a bolt

BobPA wrote:

Possible provisions to mount a skid plate?

My guess would be a drain hole? Just tilt the bike to that side and let the water flow,

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1/25/2018 10:40 AM

RussB wrote:

Awesome, thanks for sharing!

Those rims look... different!

The 2003 kx250 i just picked up has these rims they are definitely cool looking

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1/25/2018 12:12 PM

I have a rager right now.

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Osama Bin Mixin - Head of the 2-stroke Taliban

1/26/2018 7:28 AM

Yes they were definitely cool bikes to look at and see in person.
Sorry for the mixup on some of the pictures.

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1/26/2018 7:51 AM

Those beauties put the Monster Kawi's of today to shame, looks wise.

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1/26/2018 9:06 AM

omalley wrote:

Not sure if it’s still the case, but at one time, Kawasaki’s “production” bikes for the US team were selected from the regular production line and given special treatment, rather than just pulling random production bikes. I don’t recall all the details, but MXA and/or Dirt Bike talked about it once back in the 90’s.

They all do that and they always have since homologation began. They look for the best welds and castings or parts within certain tolerances. Its more about potential parts breakage, like magna fluxing the cases and looking for casting flaws in cylinders and stuff like that.

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1/26/2018 9:17 AM

RussB wrote:

Awesome, thanks for sharing!

Those rims look... different!

Lightning78 wrote:

The 2003 kx250 i just picked up has these rims they are definitely cool looking

They had gold ones too. What i liked about them was the "raw" texture they had. Made them look like the unpolished works rims from the 80/90's.

The design was poularized by the Odyssey BMX company in the early 90's and the adapted to mx. Kawasaki said they shed mud better and thats why they used them. They were pretty strong as well.

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