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Moto7man 09-20-2017 11:28 PM

1994 CR 250 Restoration featured on Dirt Bike Magazine Webpage
 
My CR250 restoration has been featured on Dirt Bike's Two Stroke Tuesday Webpage. :D:D:D:D


https://dirtbikemagazine.com/two-str...-road-project/

hadfield4wd 09-21-2017 06:04 AM

Thats cool!

nknudsen 09-21-2017 08:27 AM

Awesome! Great job on the bike!!

Moto7man 10-16-2017 09:47 AM

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Originally Posted by nknudsen (Post 178998)
Awesome! Great job on the bike!!

Thanks for the compliment!

Moto7man 10-16-2017 09:53 AM

First Ride on the Wide Ratio
 
I took the CR out for the first time this Friday for basic setup and 30 mile loop.

First, she is very smooth and very fast, great bottom end with a solid rush through the midrange and a huge over rev. Power everywhere without any drop offs. The power is so linear, that you don't feel you are going fast, but you are ripping it. Probably the fastest 250 that I have ever ridden and with less torque and more peak power than my GasGas 300.

Second, the IMS Wide Ratio transmission is awesome, it transforms the CR from an MX bike to a woods weapon. Third gear becomes a really do it all gear on the bike.The wide ratio trains just smooths out the delivery and drastically reduces the need to shift. It really puts the power to the ground with the auto clutch.

Third, the Honda steel frame,IMHO, is awesome, its compliant but corners awesome. I never thought I would ever say this but it will turn(upon reflection I am going to qualify this a bit) almost as well as my GasGas. At race speed the CR tracks well, you can get on it and go fast with minimal setup. Even with a bash plate, it feels light with a low center of gravity.

Fourth, WER did a complete setup (reanodized,rebuild,revalve)on the stock Showa suspension. Some people complain about the stock suspension and the open cartridge forks. WER did a great job, the suspension rides high in the stoke and is very progressive, it is perfect for woods work.

Overall, I rode with several people, some on new KTMs, the Honda could turn inside all of them and it was very smooth to roll into a fast pace and maintain it. I felt like the Honda, in a like new condition now, was a big advantage. I think Honda should have pursued their steel frame technology because this CR has clear advantages over many modern machines. Just my 2 cents, but riding is believing. :D:D:D:D

CDN Rick 10-23-2017 05:55 PM

Very very cool!

Moto7man 10-24-2017 10:47 AM

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Originally Posted by StubbornDutchman (Post 179532)
Very very cool!

Thanks for the compliment! It is a fun machine.

Zman 10-25-2017 12:03 PM

When I had my 300 big bore kit built I was told the GG cylinders were a close copy of the early 1990s CR250 Cylinder. Which is probably why the power valve assembly is the same.

You can pretty easily move the GG power curve up the RPM range to act like the CR250 if that is what you are looking for.

Moto7man 10-28-2017 09:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Zman (Post 179553)
When I had my 300 big bore kit built I was told the GG cylinders were a close copy of the early 1990s CR250 Cylinder. Which is probably why the power valve assembly is the same.

You can pretty easily move the GG power curve up the RPM range to act like the CR250 if that is what you are looking for.

I am happy with CR as it is now and I am very impressed with the power.


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