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« on: May 12, 2020, 06:30:28 pm »

For sale on Bring A Trailer.  Junior high school Greench440 wanted one of these so bad but being of modest means it was not to be

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1974-honda-cr250m-elsinore/


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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2020, 07:28:01 pm »

That sure changed the way motocross bikes had to be.

When I was a squirt I worked with a guy that raced motocross and had one of those. I was a little skinny wild man and said I could beat him in a drag race for three house lengths. Everyone at work watched me on my Kawasaki H1 500 beat him in that drag race. I was one house ahead of him in three house lengths.       Bigsmile
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2020, 07:36:18 pm »

Beautiful machine
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2020, 03:43:37 am »


That sure changed the way motocross bikes had to be.

When I was a squirt I worked with a guy that raced motocross and had one of those. I was a little skinny wild man and said I could beat him in a drag race for three house lengths. Everyone at work watched me on my Kawasaki H1 500 beat him in that drag race. I was one house ahead of him in three house lengths.       Bigsmile


I doubt that H1 did very well out of the mx start gate.
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2020, 06:21:19 am »




I doubt that H1 did very well out of the mx start gate.


You are 100% right. Actually he challenged me and I agreed. I told him I would beat him bad and he didn't believe it. Now for lining up my street bike at the motocross track??? I'd pay good money to see that. Wouldn't go too good for the street bike.


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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2020, 08:48:31 am »

My retro-vision rose-colored glasses must be very dirty.
My recollection is this bike was a game changer —
for Honda. Till then they were getting trounced by the
leading 2-strokes from the likes of Husqvarna, Yamaha,
Suzuki, et-al. Honda was long a leader in 4-stroke
technology and this was their first foray into 2-strokes.
As such, it was a giant leap for Honda. The fact that it
was so successful underlines Honda’s determination
to be #1.
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