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Well a few month back I rode a 250r for the first time. It was an 86' with a pipe. I was really impressed with how well they handle and how goos the suspension is. I love how light they are and the power comes on nice and smooth. I am used to riding a banshee and even wiht a -2" swingarm it doesn't hook up very well in the dirt. The 250r stays straight easier and pulls hard through the corners while my banshee spins and gets sideways. Also the stock 250r suspension seems really nice even just as nice as my aftermarket suspension. I think the weight and geometry of the bike help out alot. My banshee is a blast to ride but I hope to pick up a 250r the really put down the 450's







 

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thats a nice looking banshee, good color scheme. your right about the handling on banshees. my brother had one with basically the same suspension mods as you -2 swingarm, elkas etc. it helped, but in the end it was still not close to the handling of an R especially an aftermarket R.
 

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The Banshee's place is drag racing. The R is better everywhere else.
 

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whats that orange quad in the back in the 4th pic
 

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I know 07tacoma.. Have rode with him and his GF. The quad in the back is a modified blaster, his GF quad. She has mad riding skills to. Seen her take jumps way in the air, mad track skills.. 07tacoma post that pic with your girl in the air freestyling!!
 

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Yeah it's her blaster. It is for sale $2400, but it is supposed to be gone tomorrow. She is gonna get another bike, probaly a 450. She can outride her blaster so she need a bigger bike with better suspension and more power. She might get a 250r but probaly a 450 becuase she can get a brand new one. She bought the blaster because she is only 5'2 and 105lbs. She is full grown also at 23yrs. If I knew she was gonna be this in to it we would have bought her a 450.



 

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Dude that's a way cool pic.. Good news man I'm selling my wifes quad this Saturday. So I'll have the money for that 250r on here!!! If all works out I should have that bad boy in my garage either Saturday or Sunday night!! Wife is going to ride my ltr450.. I think she is ready for it. For her it's like going from a VW to a Porche
 

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Dude that's a way cool pic.. Good news man I'm selling my wifes quad this Saturday. So I'll have the money for that 250r on here!!! If all works out I should have that bad boy in my garage either Saturday or Sunday night!! Wife is going to ride my ltr450.. I think she is ready for it. For her it's like going from a VW to a Porche
Nice man, I really like that one and I hope it's not gonna be long before I can get my 250r. I think I'm gonna buy my uncles stock ones and build it. It will cost more but I will be able to pick out everthing
 

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ya I'm pretty excited! I priced just about everything that's on that thing and damn, money started adding up very quickly.. Now of course I'll change some things to make it mine, so you'll be the first to be offered anything I take off.
 

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Hey George, I too have a bunch of stuff for you once you start your buildup. It will be good to see another 250r in Hollister Hills hopefully showing up them 450's for I know you got the skills anyways. Besides, you practically live in that place as it is :p .
 

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Yeah, once I buy the bike stock I can probably take most of the 450's out there, J/K. When I rode the 250r out there it seemed like I was hauling ass on the track. It would have been interesting to have a stop watch and my banshee there.

Hey is it true the 86' weighs 357 dry? Like 30lbs more than the 87', 88', and 89?
 

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Yeah, once I buy the bike stock I can probably take most of the 450's out there, J/K. When I rode the 250r out there it seemed like I was hauling ass on the track. It would have been interesting to have a stop watch and my banshee there.

Hey is it true the 86' weighs 357 dry? Like 30lbs more than the 87', 88', and 89?
Yep. The '86 had the beefiest frame, the '86 and '87 both had steel swingarms, whereas the '88 and '89 both had -1" (compared to '86 and '87 lengths) aluminum swingarms. There are other differences as well, but the swingarm change is accountable for most of the weight reduction in the later years.
 

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Yeah it's her blaster. It is for sale 00, but it is supposed to be gone tomorrow. She is gonna get another bike, probaly a 450. She can outride her blaster so she need a bigger bike with better suspension and more power. She might get a 250r but probaly a 450 becuase she can get a brand new one. She bought the blaster because she is only 5'2 and 105lbs. She is full grown also at 23yrs. If I knew she was gonna be this in to it we would have bought her a 450.




badass pic lol $2400 for a blaster i remember back a few years ago i seen one on the floor for $2300. my g/f is looking for a bike she will most likly give you $1500.
 

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her blaster has some great parts on it.. I would say it's a fare price conisdering the market for them..
 

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Sorry man It is getting picked up today for $2400. It has a green sticker with hydro front brakes, aftermartket suspension and a-arm, g-force axle, project blaster exhaust. The brakes are $300, suspension and a-arms were $1000, axle $200, exhaust $400. I know we can't get all the money back but the bike is nice.

P.S we are talking about a bike in Ca. They hold their value a lot better than back east.
 

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QUOTE(ghost @ Jan 24 2008, 02:42 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=2548congrates on the sale.. Mine should be outa here Saturday..


Thanks! Yup. Should be out of here in about an hour or so. Was a great bike and fun to ride. I'll miss it but now I have the future to look forward to. Probably the YFZ450 and when George (07Tacoma) buys the 250r we can just share the two quads.

This was part of my ad on craigslist:

Features:
- Front Elka Shocks (Recreational Series)

- +3+1 ASR A-arms with Heim Joints (powder coated red)

- Tusk Stainless Steel Brake Lines

- Front Hydraulic Disc Brakes (Not going to find many green stickered blasters with these)

- +4 G-force Axle

- Project Blaster Phantom Exhaust w/Alba Spark Arrestor Kit

- DG V-Lite Bumper

- UNI Air Filter

- UM Swingarm Skidplate

- AC Nerf Bars

- Oil Injection Removed for Premixing

- Holeshots Front (21x7x10) and Rear (20x11x8)

- Front rims are stock but flipped (spray painted black)

- Douglas .125 Blue Label Rear Rims (spray painted black)

- Renthal Handlebars

- Motion Pro Throttle Cable

- Motion Pro Clutch Cable

- Sand Shark Rear Paddle Tires on Douglas .125 Blue Label Rims (20x11x8)

- Stock plastics spray painted orange with Krylon Fusion paint (plastics have normal wear and tear on them)


Comes with extra parts:

- Blaster Service/Repair Manual

- Motion Pro Throttle Cable

- Motion Pro Clutch Cable

- Two NGK Spark Plugs

- Front and Rear Brake Pads

- Clutch Lever

- Brake Lever

- Elka Shock Covers

- Stock Air Box Lid (I don't run the bike with it on and it has been rejetted to run this way)

- Stock A-arms/Tie Rods

- Stock Length Hydraulic Brake Lines

- Stock Exhaust Pipe/Silencer

- Two Sets of the Stock Oil Injection System

- Stock Bumper

- Stock Footguards

- Stock Swingarm Skidplate
 

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Hey welcome brocogurl!! SO the yfz450 hey, not looking at the ltr?? Great quad, you must ride mine I should make it out there to the hills next weekend. Maybe another getogether? I should have my new quad this saturday, so it will be the maiden voyage for it. Were's george??
 

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Hey welcome brocogurl!! SO the yfz450 hey, not looking at the ltr?? Great quad, you must ride mine I should make it out there to the hills next weekend. Maybe another getogether? I should have my new quad this saturday, so it will be the maiden voyage for it. Were's george??
yeah too bad she won't have a bike to ride...I think she should get the yfz450 becuase it is light and I have heard good things. The ltr looks good though especially already being 50" wide. I am sure we will look into it though
 
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