Honda CR250R Off-Road Bike Build
Honda CR250R Off-Road Bike Build
An iconic two stroke, the CR250R is well known and well loved. Though production ended in 2007, riders and enthusiasts like us are still picking up used models and fixing them to suit our varying needs. That was the story for our used 2004 CR250R. The full-fledged MX bike was on sale for a screaming deal, so we pounced on it and got straight to work. Wanting to do something a little different, though, we got to work on turning the already set up MX bike into an aggressive, off-road riding, trail-railing beast. It was a tough build to tackle, but, in the end, we’re impressed with how well this bike went from track to trail.
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Bad to the bone, for sure
Can you guys turn a kx85 into a enduro bike please
What was the total bill on the build? Doing the same thing to my 99 250r
Bill would probably mount up to a bnew 2t Husqy
I want it, my first mx bike was an 03 Cr250r 🙂
Damn I could really use a lectron for my 1986 Honda cr500 restoration. The oem carbs were never great but definetly out of the budget unfortunatly. A new set of gold excels and stainless spokes would really round out the bike as well, it’s basically finished otherwise. Long live 2 strokes!
damn . now im building a cr250. im afraid to drink the orange koolaid. ive only tried the red
Its a brand new bike 😆
Great build. Been wanting to do a similar build. Love those old CR’s
I would’ve been fine with the bike from the beginning
WHAT A GORGEOUS BIKE!!! I don’t think there is anything I would have done differently or added, just executed to my liking lol
A great build ! Don’t forget to protect the front brake rotors for this amazing trail bike 🙌🏾🛡
I had and loved my 2004
I kinda like the restyle kit too. I’d take it either way. I just really really liked the looks of Ricky Carmichael’s factory cr250 with that 2004 styling, the number plate and front fender were slightly diff than the 03. In 2004 the showroom bike had the same lines as Ricky’s factory bike, and I think the forks were valved a little better. And that’s how I kept my bike for the longest time, very minimal stickers, only from products I actually applied to and he bike. No crazy graphics kit, I never cared for that. However I did black it all out except the fender n number plate, so the whole back end was black in the same way pro circuit did their bikes no matter what brand. And I kept minimal decals then too and it still looked sick. Later on I acquired my buddies 2003 yz250 and went though that tip to tip and it was awesome a/f but it never ever felt as good as the Honda no matter what I did. Great motor if I cd only stuff it into the Honda frame it wd beat ktm no prob
Pro circuit sounds better I think
I’ve got a 2001 cr80r freshly rebuilt has a good spark plug and air filter and curby and will start cold and will only just start hot after at least 20 kicks and dont know why and want to find out why because I ride enduro and deep skechie Bush
Love those tusk impact wheels. It’d be really awesome if your damn company would quit pushing the date back on them. 4 times it has been pushed back. Cmon now
That bike turned out perfect that is everything you would want in a single track bike. Awesome job guys looks beautiful
I have an 04 with an eerily similar setup….Tusk wheels, VF3, Gnarly, IMS, etc. I have Flexx bars on mine and would highly recommend them for a woods setup.
I had an ’03 set up just about like this one, except for a 38mm Keihin AS (off a 2000 CR250), ’07 CRF250 swingarm, linkage and shock, shortened TC silencer (almost as quiet), and re-done suspension. Really loved that bike and rode the crap out of it for several years. But, after doing more technical, side-hill boonie-bashing stuff, I finally gave in to a new, modern bike. Electric start, 50 more cc and six speed make a HUGE difference. Can’t add that to the Honda or I’d still have mine.
Why r u bogging a 2 stroke
Do a kx please
Oh I also would have skipped that reworks fender kit. The original stylings of that bike were fine just the way they were, like the black tho
_Thanks for brining it back to Life_
I just built an 03 only thing I did differently is 39 mm pwk, pro circuit SS exhaust flange ,boyesen Rad valve, ride engineering 20mm offset triple clamps. I would love to try a Lectron and compare
You built a very capable trail / hare scramble weapon. 👍👍
I would have made it white because black scratches show but really looks good👍👌
Would’ve been a great bike, but you added a rekluse
I like the builds, but how about pricing your parts? Give a total cost.
What size Lectron carb?
You guys forgot the washer on the rear axle.
What do you guys think? Is there anything you think we should’ve added to this bike?
I added an RG3 upper and lower triple clamp, and a new rubber chain / swingarm protector… as well as new shock linkage.
You may as well pay 8 times as much for a recluse…………nope
I love my cr250 it is my pride and joy
Thank you! It’s great to see some of these older Japanese 2 strokes getting some trail time. I have an ’06 RM250 (which I highly recommend) that I did a very similar build with. It’s nice to know you don’t have to spend 9K+ on an orange bike!!!!!!!!!!!
the v force reeds are not the best after a few rides with v force reeds they stay open and never close completely and it over fuels the motor and does not have tat crisp thottle ,i know i use to own the v force ,i got tired of that issue so i changed it to the boyseen reeds with a torque plate and man what a difference thottle is crisp and runs better than ever
I guess I like that. I had one. But I would have gone with a full Varner top end job with a Vertext piston and a PWK 38, not a lectron. And I def would have gotten the SST PIPE. The SST does everything the gnarly pipe does and also revs up top, where I spent most of my time anyways on that bike. But yes that showa suspension was really good back then.
Nice bike, Honda is missing out on a huge market for 2 strokes, I ride an 05 I built.
I would have like to see more details into making the suspension work better for trail riding instead of all the bling. But, I do understand this video’s purpose was to sell product.
How much did this build cost?
Needs a custom 6 speed gearbox with shorter 1st gear and tall 6th 🙂
The gearboxes are so useless on MX bikes for offroad or enduro. You need to have speed to ride or slip the clutch into oblivion. Sure you can learn to ride fast but its not that fun to go race mode all the time, safer to slow down 😀
i want this bike man ))
How was this bike compared to the 04 yz250 you rebuilt as far as performance?