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Old 12-27-2018, 07:00 PM   #46
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^^^I'm super down with such a bike, been thinking about it for years. I remember seeing that BBR trail bike on thumpertalk I believe, pretty sweet. I figure with 4t's grenading frequently, there's a good opportunity to pick one up for cheap and fit a smaller 4t motor and stripping all the nonessentials. Just haven't gotten to the point where I'm ready to invest a few grand in the project.
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Old 12-28-2018, 08:04 AM   #47
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Think how much lighter it would be without the e-start.
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Old 02-16-2019, 05:25 PM   #48
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Stumbled upon this bike, and figured it deserved to be added to this thread... CR125 / XR200 hybrid. ~214lbs wet. This bike is rad.

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Keith is known throughout the southwest for his motorcycle building mastery. As a Honda dealer in the early 70’s, Keith was figuring out the best way to put XR motors into CR frames before the first Elsinore in America even hit the track. Keith’s Baja history is especially storied. Keith’s four-stroke 125s in CR frames have won the Tecate 500 twice and have led the Baja 1000. In a year when NO factory or support Honda even finished the Baja 1000, Keith finished 3rd on a four-stroke 250 in a CR frame. And though they might not admit it, Team Honda itself has solicited Keith’s expertise on more than one occasion. One year Keith built a bored and stroked XL175 in a CR125 frame that ran an honest 97 mph on the dry lakebeds. After shadowing Malcolm Smith’s Husky 400 for about 50 miles, the king himself had to inquire at a pit stop - “What the heck is that thing?” Keith’s tri-level shop, garage and private motorcycle museum are worthy of another story.

The request was simple - build a competitive small-bore four-stroke that would look, feel and handle like a CR. I’ve seen conversions that graft an entire XR cradle onto a CR backbone, but Keith feels that too much structural integrity is compromised with this strategy and footpeg relocation can get messy, too. CR frame material is still superior as well. Keith chose to build a new cradle utilizing ONE PIECE of chrome moly tubing that was creatively bent to curve from footpeg to footpeg THROUGH the original CR downtube.
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And another posted in the same thread... It is certainly getting me thinking....

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Old 02-16-2019, 09:42 PM   #50
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Old 02-22-2019, 08:42 AM   #51
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Hey 2strokeYardSale
Its been awhile, didn't read through the whole thing here and don't know if you found a different bike, stick with the yz250, great bike. Hay remember this day. Fast Forward to 2:30 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp1FoU8p3Yo&t=34s
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Old 02-22-2019, 08:47 AM   #52
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Old 02-22-2019, 08:51 AM   #53
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Hey WoodsChick, I was wondering if you where still around. I've been trying to step away from riding dirt but it's not working.
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Old 02-22-2019, 01:02 PM   #54
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My take on the 125 lighter weight dirtbike is normally with the newer bikes these days the 250 doesn't weigh much more, even a bike like the yz250, the extra power will get you out of a mess and flow much better then a underpowered bike. I'll take the extra power any day.
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Old 02-22-2019, 03:24 PM   #55
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Hey 2strokeYardSale
Its been awhile, didn't read through the whole thing here and don't know if you found a different bike, stick with the yz250, great bike. Hay remember this day. Fast Forward to 2:30 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp1FoU8p3Yo&t=34s
Sticking with the YZ250. GasGas 250 or YZ250X might be a possibility in the future, or 125 if I can no longer handle the power. I'm already getting scared of extreme stuff.

I don't remember that day because I haven't been to Cow since I raced D.36 many years ago. Perhaps you have me confused with somebody else. I did have a CR250 but it was never so lean that it ran like that.

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Old 02-22-2019, 05:36 PM   #56
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Yes probably have you mixed up with another rider, Ha ha, keep starting over until you get it right.
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