X to R conversion
  • Old Dude
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    X to R conversion

    by Old Dude » Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:39 am

    Like to have green sticker 250R? Sure you would. Well we have determined that the 250R tank will fit the X and stock R triple clamps are a dime a dozen on ebay. If someone made a conversion seat foam kit for the X seat pan to smooth the transition to the narrower R seat how sweet would that be?. An e-start, slim, racy, scoot that you could ride anytime of the year. Now that's what I'm talking about!
    '06 250X: http://crfsonly.com/forum/garage.php?mo ... le&CID=386
    '03 CRF230
    '04 CRF230
    '08 750 Shadow Spirit
    '01 Polaris Sportsman 600
    '03 CRF50
    '04 KLX110
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  • Old Dude
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    by Old Dude » Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:48 am

    Okay, so I screwed up the poll process :oops: . The question is; How many of you would be interested in an X to R conversion kit?
    '06 250X: http://crfsonly.com/forum/garage.php?mo ... le&CID=386
    '03 CRF230
    '04 CRF230
    '08 750 Shadow Spirit
    '01 Polaris Sportsman 600
    '03 CRF50
    '04 KLX110
    Kazuma Falcon90
  • ev
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    by ev » Thu Dec 29, 2005 3:47 am

    ? ? ?
    if you want to keep the button and 'all that extra weight'
    why bother with a mouthfull of gas and an inch on the seat?
  • Old Dude
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    by Old Dude » Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:31 am

    Well, dumping the headlight and other, dare I say, unnecessry crap: smog, overflow reservoir, 16' of associated tubing, rear taillight .....saves some weight. Granted not a whole lot but the bike is what 11 pounds heavier than the R. So there isn't that much difference. Having said that, any reduction in weight will beneifit. Afterall, isn't that what we are looking for buying Ti or aluminum this and that? The narrower seat and tank are a matter of personnal preference. The bottom line is when I come home from work at the end of the day and my son says "Hey Old Dude, wanna go ridin'." I don't have to tell him "Sorry Sport, it's June, you'll have to wait about four months before we can go riding together." Some guys/ladies may have a use for a headlight and a tailight. Me? when it gets dark I'm gonna be back at camp talking about what a great time we had. And as far as slapping a headlight on juniors ride....not gonna happen. I personnaly would never consider puting a larger tank on an R. But that is just my own preference. We all have our ideas, we all want our bikes to be a reflection of our personality so.....
    I admit that the 250X is not the screaming machine the R is. But, based on what I am hearing from others, there is a group out here who want it both ways.
    Is it feasible, practical, whimsical, What? You be the judge. Call it a poser R if you want. I prefer to think of it as my CRF250RX (as in presciption for fun. Catchy eh?) Thanks for responding
    '06 250X: http://crfsonly.com/forum/garage.php?mo ... le&CID=386
    '03 CRF230
    '04 CRF230
    '08 750 Shadow Spirit
    '01 Polaris Sportsman 600
    '03 CRF50
    '04 KLX110
    Kazuma Falcon90

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