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Should I part out this CR250 rolling chassis?

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I can't get pics right now, but the basic skinny is that I managed to pick up a 1997 rolling CR250 chassis with full pro action suspension revalved for my weight. It came with nothing motor-wise, since I think the second owner before me used everything for a quad conversion....

Anyway, I picked it up for $300, and with my broken collarbone, I am wondering whether or not it's a good idea to try to Ebay all the parts I need to make this thing run. I was considering parting out everything but the suspension components, and then picking up another cr250 with an aluminum frame. I would then sell the forks off of that bike (or not), and voila, a bike with the suspension I want.

The question is, is $300 such a steal for a rolling chassis that it would be foolhardy to part it? Or is the suspension the only "steal" about it? Thoughts?

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That's a really good deal on a rolling chassis. I'd either find a 500 donor bike or a 500 engine, etc, and convert that thing. That's the easiest generation of frame to convert.

Check out cr500riders.com and bannedcr500riders.com if you're interested in that sort of thing.

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In my opinion, just eBay it. The chassis is not worth putting any effort into. The frames were not the best (first year AL) riding, and it would take some work to make it a complete bike again. You should be able to get at least $500 parting it out, depending on how good the parts are maybe even $1000. Good Luck.

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A rolling chasis is just the frame, wheels, etc. No motor, carb, electrical stuff. Pretty basic.

This is MXSteve89 by the way...over here chillin' for the nite.... 👍

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In my opinion, just eBay it. The chassis is not worth putting any effort into. The frames were not the best (first year AL) riding, and it would take some work to make it a complete bike again. You should be able to get at least $500 parting it out, depending on how good the parts are maybe even $1000. Good Luck.

98 was the first al frame, I have a 95 I stopped riding right after a rebuild because I got one of those leftover 06 crf's so parting out might be good for me because there is not much of a sellers market with the economy right now but if your going to keep it then it might be worth buying what it needs and prices for used stuff has been real cheap because not as many people buying toys these days.

Dauntae

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Last time I knew, the 250's got the AL frame in 97. The 125's got the AL frame in 98.

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To the OP. I'd say sell the whole frame to me, but I'm just kidding myself cause I have no money. Damn ex keeps taking it all!!!

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Did anyone read that review of the '97? You would think the '97 CR was the best bike ever going by that review. But in reality it sucked bad. Almost unriddable.

Man, magazines are garbage. SOOOO biased.

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Did anyone read that review of the '97? You would think the '97 CR was the best bike ever going by that review. But in reality it sucked bad. Almost unriddable.

Man, magazines are garbage. SOOOO biased.

I did get a good laugh out of the article. I'll bet that if they were to do an updated test on a '97 now, they would soil themselves at how bad they handle compared to any of the new AF bikes!

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