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I was under the impression that all the 250r's were the same weight, about 328lbs. But I was looking through wikipedia and there was a spec sheet that said the 86-87 r's weighed 357lbs or something and then the weight went down to 328 in 88. Is that true? I know wiki isn't all actual facts, thats why I figured I'd ask.

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I was looking through wikipedia ......

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a what ???? :unsure:

gotta link ??
 

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the 86 was the heaviest frame. there was the swingarm change in 88. im sure the 88 headlight assembly weighed less, no metal bar brackets. i think the 86 has some steel foot guards. im sure there were a couple other small differences, that im not remembering. i think that could all add up to 25-ish pounds, so the wiki probably is pretty accurate.
 

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another cool fact, this web site is listed in the wiki entry as an "enthusiasts site". so were in wikipedia!
 

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honestly thats how I found the site. I was looking via google but didn't come up with anything. Im getting excited to get back into quads! And I think a 250r is the one I want to get.
 

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the 86 frame was built a little tougher and had more square tubing compared to lighter round tubing than the later years.

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The 250R NEVER had round tubing from Honda.
 

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I am not sure I would agree with wikipedia on the weight issue
didnt look at the list of comparison too long,.. but I did see they have the bore & stroke the same for both years too :mellow:
 

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not sure what you mean with that smiley face, but bore and stroke is the same for both years

the difference in weights could be one is a wet weight and one is a dry weight too.
 

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yeah my bad I was thinking of 2 different rod lengths

dont give my smiley face(s).... :D :blink: :unsure: :lol: :p another thought bud @#&*!
 

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Honda made an effort to reduce unsprung weight on the '88 model. Therefore most of the changes were in the suspension department. Changes to the headlight mount and other small revisions certainly didn't hurt, but the big weight savings were in the suspension. The new front hubs used a different casting which removed the reinforcing "ring" from the hub, the revised front rotors were three-bolt instead of the old four-bolt design, but most of the weight savings were in the swingarm...the difference in weight from chromoly steel to aluminum is huge. I don't believe that the '89 model received any revisions...it was simply a copy of the '88. But I could be seriously misinformed.
 

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if gonna talk like ^ that ,...then there is round tubing on 86's also :lol:
now someone tell me where it was ...
 

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if gonna talk like ^ that ,...then there is round tubing on 86's also :lol:
now someone tell me where it was ...
it should be on the tail end of the frame wear the rear bumper mount right at the tip of the frame. its two little piece on on each side about a inch long. also isn't it wear the front bumper mount also. not a 100% but i am to lazy to go outside and look :)
 

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i know there is more little stuff like that but this chair is to comfy to get up and go and look :p
 
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