FRIDAY WRAP-UP: 1995 HONDA CR250R TWO-STROKE PROJECT

1995 HONDA CR250R TWO-STROKE PROJECT

The '95 Honda CR250 motor after rebuild, with a few better-than-new parts
The ’95 Honda CR250 motor after rebuild, with a few better-than-new parts.

The Dirt Bike 1995 Honda CR250R project is nearing completion. I just have to put all these parts together. What’s so cool about the ’95 CR? Glad you asked! This was the height of the McGrath Honda days. He won Supercross titles in 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996. Roger DeCoster later reported Mac was riding the same basic factory bike that was developed by Jean Michele Bayle earlier. He continued to use that frame even though the production one changed, although most other riders preferred the later one. I’m a McGrath fan (just like everyone), but the main reason I set out to find a 1995 model was for the AMA Distrtict 37 Big 6 Series. The Revo class allows bikes no later that 1995. What was the best motocross bike of that year. This is it.

The 1995 Honda CR250 two-stroke as it was found.

My buddy Bob Casper is an expert on CRs of that vintage. He found me a high desert Honda for $750. It didn’t look great, but it was clear that all the important parts were there and in good shape. The initial problem was an air leak. You can see from the photo below, it wasn’t a little one. At some point in history, the piston skirt must have broken off and caused a hole the size of a dime. Unfortunately, it wasn’t visible externally. I took the cases to Gary Jones, and he did a great job of welding up the gap. Unfortunately, I then proceeded to create even bigger problems. When I was putting the cases together, I installed the countershaft bearing upside down. That caused a big crack in the cases. Another trip to Jones was required.

The mystery air leak in the CR250 crankcase was from a gigantic hole that was hidden from view.

Now the motor is all together with some parts that are even better than when it was new. All the bearings and seals are from a Wrench Rabbit kit. The reed is a Boyesen Rad Valve and the piston is a Vertex. I also installed a complete Hinson clutch. The frame just came back from San Diego Powder Coating, and it looks better than they ever did new. I welded a steering stabilizer post for the eventual installation of a Scott’s damper.

San Diego Power Coating does the frame coating for several factory teams.

The suspension was rebuilt by Precision Concepts. 1995 was a bit of an odd year for the Honda fork. It was an open cartridge KYB. Bob Bell should be able to make the most of it.

 

The cosmetic stuff will be left to Polisport. The full plastic kits are amazingly affordable.  SDG did way more than install a seat cover; the foam was built up in the middle. There are only a few more parts I’m waiting for, but the project will probably appear in an issue next spring. I’m hoping to ride the bike for the first time at the Taft Big 6 race on the second weekend of February.

 

ROCKSTAR HUSKY MXGP TEAM PHOTOS

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team

Husqvarna Motorcycles is pleased to release the full imagery from the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing 2018 MXGP team shooting, featuring the duo of official team riders Gautier Paulin and Max Anstie.
Following a stellar season in which the Frenchman secured third in the 2017 MXGP World Championship standings and then went on to top the Nations Classification at the Motocross of Nations, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Gautier Paulin is fired up for more success in 2018.
Enjoying a solid rookie season of MXGP class competition that ended with the Brit claiming two emphatic moto victories at the 2017 Motocross of Nations, Max Anstie will be a strong asset for the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing squad alongside Paulin in 2018.
The 19-round-long 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship will kick off with the MXGP of Patagonia in Nequen, Argentina on March 3/4, 2018.

Mikkel Harrup, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team.
Mikkel Harrup, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team.
Gautier Paulin
Gautier Paulin
Max Anstie
Max Anstie

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN ATV/MC NATIONAL ENDURO GIVEAWAY

national-enduro

PAYSON, UT (January 25, 2018) – Rocky Mountain ATV/MC has renewed its sponsorship of the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series Presented by Moose Racing. Part of this sponsorship includes the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Race Gas program, which provides one $10 RMATVMC gift card to every rider for each round they compete in.

The National Enduro Series has an impressive history spanning over 50 years. Although enduros have been held for a century, they were promoted around the country as local or regional events. The National Enduro Series was conceived as a way to crown a single enduro rider as the national champion, and it still pulls in America’s best enduro riders, including Steward Baylor Jr, Thad DuVall, Grant Baylor, Russell Bobbitt and others. The series is run by the National Enduro Promotions Group (NEPG).

“We’re happy to be able to support the National Enduro Series in 2018,” said Dan Thomas, CEO and Founder of Rocky Mountain ATV/MC. “The NEPG does great things for the sport, and we’re glad that we can serve as a sponsor for a series that impacts so many riders.”

“We are proud to have Rocky Mountain ATV/MC continue their partnership with the NEPG into 2018,” said Alan Randt of the NEPG. “They not only provide quality parts and accessories for the racers but also give back to the sport by supporting events and having programs like the RM Race Gas cards for all registered racers in the event.”

The National Enduro Series features 10 rounds for the 2018 season, with the first occurring on February 4th in Wedgefield, SC. For more details or to register, please visit NationalEnduro.com. For more information about the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Race Gas program, please see www.rockymountainatvmc.com/l/racegas.

About Rocky Mountain ATV/MC

Rocky Mountain ATV/MC is the trusted online source for high quality riding gear, parts and accessories for dirt bikes, ATVs, UTVs, dual sport bikes and street motorcycles. Rocky Mountain ATV/MC has provided low prices and unparalleled customer service for over 32 years. With the RM Cash program, a fit-guarantee apparel exchange, free three-day shipping and a price match guarantee, Rocky Mountain ATV/MC continues to deliver a premier shopping experience for the off-road enthusiast. For more information, visit www.RockyMountainATVMC.com.

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About the AMA National Enduro Series

Enduros are the oldest form of off-road motorcycle competition in the USA. Enduros can trace their beginnings back to 1920 (and perhaps even earlier), and it is still the premier off-road motorcycle competition around the world today. The sport has evolved several times over the years, and the newest evolution was designed to meet the needs of today’s motorcyclists. The National Enduro Promotions Group (NEPG) was formed by a group of enduro enthusiasts to assist the AMA in promotion and management of the AMA National Enduro Series. Its objective is to work with the riders, clubs and sponsors to raise the level of participation and awareness for enduro competition to make sure that the oldest form of off-road competition will remain strong and viable well into the future. For more information, visit www.NationalEnduro.com.

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BIG 6 BANQUET

WORCS ROUND ONE

ROUND 1 ORLEANS ARENA. TURN ON YOUR IMAGES!

UPDATED RACE SCHEDULE BELOW!
Sunday Race Schedule is set, but note that it is still tentative and subject to change, Saturday groupings and times will be posted Friday 2/2/2018 at 8pm.
Are you READY to RACE???
Round 1 of WORCS at the Orleans Arena is NEXT WEEK!!
Check out the track map below!
Let’s get ready to kick off another EPIC Year of WORCS racing and what better place to start than Vegas Baby!!!
Let’s get ready to kick off another EPIC Year of WORCS racing and what better place to start than Vegas Baby!!!
FAST FACTS:

 Pre Entry is filling up and only have less than 1 week left to secure your spot! So make sure you head over to the Registration Page and get signed up to secure your entry! Pre Entry Closes January 30th 10pm CST.
***Remember at this event classes sizes are capped. Pre-registration is the only way to guarantee you a race entry. Any left over spots will be based on a first come first serve basis. Signs ups will be available at the event for any classes that do not fill up.***
 SXS Pro Staging will be set by timing session within the Pro SXS unclassified events on Friday. All other SXS classes will be staged first come first served.
 Membership cards will be available for pick up at registration beginning Friday afternoon. Remember, if you purchased a platinum membership, it does NOT include unclassified practice, it includes morning practice bands only which will not be available at Round 1.
 All race times including Saturday morning race times are subject to change at anytime, so be sure to check for the schedule posting on Friday night.
 If you have your own personal MyLaps transponder please make sure you have charged it completely before racing and please bring it with you when you pick up your registration packet.
 PRE ENTRY GIVE AWAY!! Camp Chef will be giving away one set of PRO60X Pro Series Deluxe Two‑Burner Stove (a $230 value) and BB30 Deluxe BBQ Grill Box (a $100 value) for each round this year to lucky pre-entry

NO CAMPING

Reminder: NO CAMPING WILL BE ALLOWED, if you are caught camping you will be asked to leave the event all together with out a refund. If you have not done so please visit the Orleans Booking page at to reserve your room.
 ROOM DISCOUNTS HAVE ENDED. YOU CAN STILL BOOK ROOMS ONLINE OR CALLING 800-675-3267.
A FEW IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • You will be allowed to bring your trailer and park it in the pit area and pit from there.
  • Every person including racers, family, friends, spectators, pit crew will be required to purchase a ticket to the event. This acts as your “gate” fees that would be required at any other WORCS event. You will not be allowed into the arena, spectating areas, or registration without one. Any participant trying to enter without a ticket will be subject to penalty.
  • You can purchase tickets at the Orleans Box office OrleansArena.com or in person at the box office upon arrival.
  • Please note the weekend race schedule will not be finalized until Friday 2/2/2018 at 8pm. Check registration (see below), WORCS website, and social media for schedule postings.

Tentative Weekend Race Schedule

The FINAL Race Schedule with times and class groupings will be posted Friday 2/2/2018 @ 8:00pm. (check registration, website, and social media for posting) This schedule is only to dictate which days classes are racing. Again times and groupings will be finalized Friday at 8pm. Friday’s Unclassified Schedule as well as Saturday Morning and Sunday races races will tentatively run as posted here. Again this is tentative and subject to change.
Visit Track Page For Printable PDF

Registration Hours:

  • REGISTRATION: race entry pick up, transponder rental and returns, trophy pick up.
  • THURSDAY
  • 5:00pm – 8:00pm
  • FRIDAY
  • 9:00am – 7:00pm
  • SATURDAY
  • 7:00am – 10:00pm
  • SUNDAY
  • 7:00am – 6:00pm
***Note all Transponders NOT Returned Sunday by 5pm will be charged their $250.00 deposit.

FOR ALL THE LATEST, VISIT THE ROUND 1 TRACK PAGE!

KTM OFF-ROAD TEAM

That’s all for this week

–Ron Lawson

 

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