Well, here is my new ride... I brought him home on March 9th, 2004 from River Front Honda in Gallipolis, OH.
His name is Charlie Runs Fast. All my 4 strokes are guys, my 2 stroke was a gal. Unfortunately, I still have my 2 stroke, but she's for sale. She's a 1998 CR80RB, fresh top end, if you're interested. :D
Here are a few views of my baby:
Now, there are no short dirtbikes of any kind that have a great amount of power. I was in a hard place, because
while I do love 4 strokes, I loved the get up and go of the 2 stroke. The compromise was a racing 4 stroke. Since Yamaha makes their bikes
tall enough you need a stepladder, I opted for the new CRF250X, which among other things, is really light and has e-start. However, it still
was a good 3"-4" too tall. So, it was sent to AAT Performance Products and Engineering. For the
mere price of $431, they agreed to put in softer shocks and cut a ring or more off to give me the same spring tension, but a reduced height.
Unfortnately, we don't have a real bike stand. We usually use a chair. Charlie didn't want to sit on the chair though, so my "friends" decided to improvise. This is our hillbilly bike stand:
I cringed. I think Charlie did too.Anyhow, here's how it worked:
It actually worked really well and we were able to just pull the bike whereever we wanted it to be. But still,
I cringe. I think I might buy a proper stand. Because that's just really sad. Putting an expensive bike on a milk crate!
If you ever wondered what a CRF250X looks like without most of its parts, here ya go, what it looked like after
we raped it of its shock and forks:
All to get these parts!! (ignore the muffler)
I'll keep the page updated with what it looks like when the suspension gets sent back... the guy has a two week turnaround time, which should work out just right for the opening of the trails on April 1st! It's great because it's a reversible process. I
think the bike is gonna look stupid, but at the same time I don't care, because it is an awesome bike and it's not my fault the manufacturers
think everyone is seven feet tall!
That's all for now, folks!