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Destroying dirt

Posted 01-08-2011 at 08:51 AM by beefsalad

So besides the tiny 'track' at the shop where I bought the CR250, and a few illicit rides up and down the street, I haven't really gotten to ride the CR250 until today. I packed up the bike and the 2x8 I use for a ramp and headed to my old office. I knew there was a long drainage ditch that runs through the area, and is between industrial complexes. Basically, I just wanted to open it wide open on something besides the street and see what she'd do without worrying about the cops bugging me. Fortunately it's been pretty dry lately so there was little mud to contend with (not that I'm opposed, I'm just not geared up for that yet.)

Theres a stretch of probably a mile thats unimpeded by much of anything besides trash that didn't make it to the ocean and some brush. A bit of exploring the area, followed by few passes back and forth down the ditch at low speed to establish a bit of a trail and I was ready to tear ass. A few passes back and forth and I was ready for a bit more looking around to see what else was rideable. Theres plenty more area to explore at this point, so I may keep returning as long as I don't get harassed for it.

On one of the exploratory passes I noticed someone watching me as I turned around in a lot. I made another pass and he was still there and threw up a hand as he was walking towards me. I thought he was going to ask me to leave, but instead he asked if I knew of trails that were 4 wheeler friendly. We exchanged numbers and will probably be riding somewhere in the near future. He seemed open to the idea of exploring more where I was riding and if found suitable was open to cutting some trails. The ditches are mowed by the city a few times a year, so that should make it easier for us to find and mark obstacles to avoid.
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  1. Old Comment
    Dude, I LOOOOOOVED my cr250 mine was a 2000 I had it when I was a younger man and my knowledge of motors wasnt quite up to par yet. Anyway that F'n thing would MOVE in the dirt. I did blow it up twice and sunk it once 9 had to stand it up and drain the water/muck outta the exhaust. What a blast!


    What year is yours?
    Posted 02-20-2011 at 06:08 AM by brian brian is offline
  2. Old Comment
    The "9" key is right above the "I" key apparently...
    Posted 02-20-2011 at 06:09 AM by brian brian is offline
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    It's a....2000! It certainly moves, one of my neighbors tracked me down and yelled at me for hauling ass down the street. Apparently he has small children, but I'll be damned if I've ever seen them. I'm not mad, I actually appreciate the fact that he came to talk to me about it instead of just calling the cops.
    Posted 02-21-2011 at 09:11 AM by beefsalad beefsalad is offline
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    Yeah that bike will f'n fly! I was doing a top speed runs over and over one day we had a radar but I cant remeber what I was getting. It was a roughish grass terrain and about my 7th or 8th pass the crank let loose siezing the motor and locking the rear wheel up. Clutch in, shit pants rolled to a stop... fun bike
    Posted 02-22-2011 at 03:11 PM by brian brian is offline
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    Fun for sure, hell of a lot more of a workout than I anticipated. Just dicking around on some property near my house that is mostly vacant I wear myself out in about 15 minutes. I seem to last a bit longer on trails, but it still kicks my ass. I'm quickly learning how little I know about 2-smoke bikes. Is the sploodge coming out of the exhaust due to an improper mix, or jetting? I've read a bit of both. I made the 'mistake' of running 2 gallons of 87 octane with a 36:1 mix. Some people are suggesting 110+ [email protected]:1. I've read so many articles over the past few weeks that I have no idea what is right, what is wrong, and what is just plain f'ing nuts.

    I'm inclined to say 36:1 is the proper mix (as thats what the factory calls for) but it seems my sploodge problem is only getting worse. Hopefully I haven't been having an issue with pre-detonation because of the low octane. I'll blame me not getting a copy of the owners manual with the bike. I have access to AV gas at $5/gal, but I'm not convinced thats what I need either. *SIGH* So much to learn about 2 strokes, and I'm starting a new job on monday that's going to demand a hell of a lot of attention, focus, and time. Unfortunately I'm running low on all 3 at this point.
    Posted 02-24-2011 at 10:50 PM by beefsalad beefsalad is offline
  6. Old Comment
    The 2 strokes are a bit more finicky, and yes it is a workout!

    I ran 87 once and it ran like shit but no spooge? I switched to 93 and it cleaned up alot. How many hrs are on the top end? They eat piston rings is why Im asking... That may cause some oil to come out of the exhaust. I always ran mine A little on the rich side this was years ago but I think I did a 32:1 so your mix shouldnt cause any significant exhaust discharge. Maybe your just not used to a 2 stroke? They do get gummie exhaust compared to a 4 stroke.

    110 oct for a stock compression bike is pointless.
    Posted 02-28-2011 at 09:21 AM by brian brian is offline
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    I'm getting spooge regardless of the octane (atleast between the 87 and 110 I've ran thus far.) I have no idea how many hours are on the top end. It could be that I'm not used to 2 strokes, I certainly have a lot to learn about the little that goes on inside of them I'm sure it needs a new pilot, as I frequently have to open the throttle up a few times after warm up to get all the crap burnt out so that throttle response is as it should be. I guess I didn't mention it in previous posts in this thread (see latest and I'm pretty sure I do) but I picked up a couple gallons of avgas and ran it this sunday. It sure smelled good, ran decent, but it didn't want to idle. Turned up the idle a bit and it's better, but I think I'll go with 89 or 93 octane with the next tank and see how well it treats me. Good to know I can bug someone for advice about my bike!
    Posted 03-01-2011 at 05:24 PM by beefsalad beefsalad is offline
 
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