First 2 stroke--99 CR250!!

So I decided I wanted to learn MX and supermoto and maybe hare scrambles over the next couple years. I went about looking for a good bike to try all those things. I decided I wanted to go with a 250 2 stroke because they are generally a good baseline set up for MX and are way lighter than the bike I learned to ride off-road.

I was going to patch up my ATK605 and sell it but I ran across a guy who was looking for a project bike in trade for his CR250 with a fresh rebuild in the motor. I emailed him and we did the trade tonight.

I can't wait to get this thing trail registered and try it out next week.

Congrats man hope you like the 2 stroke. I will eventually go back to one, it will make a good rider out of you. Post some pics if can.

I'm counting on it to teach me alot. I;m old enough to be respectful of the throttle and am thinking about installing a flywheel weight to tame it down until I'm used to it. I'll probably just wing it though.

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Also, there doesn't seem to be much travel in the rear shock, is there a height adjuster on the thing or something, maybe just a preload adjuster or something. Seems like the bike isn't nearly as high as it should be. :bonk:

Looks good man. The only way to adjust the height would be to tighten the rear spring but I wouldnt do that. If you have a manual there will be a chapter that tells you how to set it up for your weight. Having the suspension set up (adjusting sag) for your weight will make a big difference.

Bounce the rear suspension to make sure it's actually working. I bought a '97 250r this year and found that some of the rear suspension bearings were seized, and the only suspension I was getting was tire and seat deflection. It's fixed now though.

So I found out today it's actually a 98. Doesn't matter to me per se. I rode it today for the first time finally and holy crap this thing rips. It felt so much faster and so much lighter than my ATK did. I need to work on some technique stuff (tending to lean back while jumping and stuff) but I am still loving this off-road riding stuff and can't wait to try an MX track. I am hoping to hit up the Sandbox arena (indoor mx in wisconsin) this winter a few times. Rear tire is shot, not much straight line grip but tons of side bite.

I just bought my 1998 Cr250r about 3 weeks ago and I love it!!!!!

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