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I had the same trike but in 1985 it was liquid cooled. Stock I out ran a few 5.0 mustangs through the 1/4. It was a blast literally...:)
 

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'82 Honda 250R ATV





the friggn 4 stroke 3 wheelers were crazy enough a 2smoker with a light switch motor...you all hang on now ya'hear


why so cheap ricky? 250$ for that, it looks mint!!!!!:eek:
 

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yeah..it is a decent price...probably could get it for less...but it is a handfull....that motor is a friggin light switch in a frame that will pitch you, run over you, and chew up your flesh before you can bat an eye
 

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doopsx3 said:
'82 Honda 250R ATV





the friggn 4 stroke 3 wheelers were crazy enough a 2smoker with a light switch motor...you all hang on now ya'hear


One of my neighbors used to have an early 250R like that. It's funny, but I don't remember it being that light-switchy. I remember it seeming sort of detuned and heavy-flywheeled. I mean, it was faster than what we were used to (ATC185S, 200S, Suzuki 230 Quadsports, etc.) but it wasn't ffffaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssssssssttttttttttt. First time we were exposed to a Banshee, that seemed fffffffffffffffaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssssssstttttttttttttttttt.



None of our crowd ever had a Tri-Z or a Tecate, but I bet those were a handful.
 

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I rode the Tecate..it was fun...I never rode the ATC250R but seen them alot....my experience with that style of motor was in a '79 Elsinore 250...very much a light switch...so maybe the ATC had a heavier flywheel...IDK..all the ones I seen out in the Des were crazy fast...but maybe they had been reworked...who knows...yes Banshees scream
 

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mexicanyella said:
One of my neighbors used to have an early 250R like that. It's funny, but I don't remember it being that light-switchy. I remember it seeming sort of detuned and heavy-flywheeled. I mean, it was faster than what we were used to (ATC185S, 200S, Suzuki 230 Quadsports, etc.) but it wasn't ffffaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssssssssttttttttttt. First time we were exposed to a Banshee, that seemed fffffffffffffffaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssssssstttttttttttttttttt.



None of our crowd ever had a Tri-Z or a Tecate, but I bet those were a handful.




and by the way "Yella, your darn pm box is full and I cannot reply to what you just sent me......the airbox is set aside for you
 

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doopsx3 said:
I rode the Tecate..it was fun...I never rode the ATC250R but seen them alot....my experience with that style of motor was in a '79 Elsinore 250...very much a light switch...so maybe the ATC had a heavier flywheel...IDK..all the ones I seen out in the Des were crazy fast...but maybe they had been reworked...who knows...yes Banshees scream


It's also possible that:



a) 250Rs are crazy on/off lightswitch death machines, but the one my neighbor had was a clapped-out dog



b) I remember it inaccurately because I'm beginning to get senile



But I seem to recall it having the sound of heavier flywheel, milder porting...sounded more like a playbike than an MX bike. Like maybe the motor was closer to MR/MT250 than CR250, you know what I mean?



Re: the airbox; thanks. I'll go make some room in the inbox too.
 

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NICE!!!! every darn time I ever got on this devil possesed 185R 3 wheeler I had, that dang thing always was on top of me with the knobby just a grinding in my flesh.....I think it had it out for me like a peee ooood thouroghbred.......swore I would never have another and in my back yard sits a 110 waiting to be restored....I must be friggn mental or something....at least the 110 is not possesed ....yet
 

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Ouch.



Ever ridden a YT 125/175 "Tri-moto?" The ones with the IT-like engine almost back between the rear wheels, and the front wheel off the ground all the time?



I was able to ride the 175 one I tried really well, and even keep the front wheel on the ground about half the time...on a level asphalt driveway. From what I could tell, negotiating any kind of terrain, or accelerating, would have involved leaning pretty far forward over the bars.
 

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One thing I remember about the various ATC90s and 110s my friends used to have was that when they'd spit you off, they might tumble a couple times, put some knobby prints in your skin somewhere, and end up upside down in a nice big thorny multiflora rose bush. Where they would continue to idle, upside down, while you tried to figure out how to grab hold and get them out without getting thorned up too bad.



All the while thinking about how the oil pump can't pump oil if the engine's upside-down, and wondering how the hell a float carburetor can work, inverted.



edit: as an afterthought, I saw that happen to my friend, but it never happened to me. Worst that ever happened to me on an ATC (not mine) was running over my foot a few different times. I had a KLT110 for a short while but never had any crash issues with it. But it didn't run very long before I grenaded the transmission. Too bad, really; that was a pretty sweet-running little engine.
 

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My atc70 has a lifan 140 swapped into it with stock gearing, I've watched it schuck many of my friends off, mostly from accidental 12 o'clock wheelies. It's thrown me a few times as well. Occasionally I get the itch to find a atc200x or something similar. I'm having a hard time trying to keep the second atc70 that I picked up stock so my kids can ride it.
 

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During my brief KLT110 phase, I used to read the two ATV-specific magazines available around here...I think they were Dirt Wheels and 3 & 4-Wheel Action. I remember seeing some of the early modded race ATCs were ATC70s with 90 and 110 engines swapped in; there were photos of full-sized guys folded onto these little 3-wheelers getting air over sections of whoops. I'd think you'd be pretty tired and beat-up after a race day of doing that.
 

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I've got a pumped up 200x,and if you don't know how to ride it...it will throw you off...bailing on them isn't fun.





It's one thing to learn to crash motorcycles so you can walk away without injury,it's another to try and learn to crash atc's/atv's.



Here's the only pictures I got of it right now..it's undergoing a new frame color and stuff currently..motor also has a frozen kickgear shaft:x gotta order parts from honda.

I read online it's possible to convert it to rear kicker.(we might put it in a bike soon)







and yes that is a +5 rear axle...much needed when you pitch it sideways;)
 

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mexicanyella said:
Always wanted to try riding a 200X or 350X. Never did. Always thought they were cool-looking.
I would never ride a stock 200S or X unless you plan on putting around.





In stock form, they are deathtraps.



The way we have ours set up..it's a completely different story.



For one..the stock steering angle SUCKS..we have a a cut and formed tank with shaved stops. Can steer 40% more now and lot better angle.



Secondly, the machine itself is prone to bicyling as the rear axle doesn't give any stability..we have a +5..(5 on each side..)...and the HUGE rear tires with ****ty wheels...don't help the stability.

As seen...small low profile tires + wider wheels are the way to go..

as with the full 1 piece race plastic seat kit(similar to how a xr50 seat is all part of the rear fender also).





Don't get me wrong..they are fun machines..but in stock form...you have to be careful or there is a good chance you'll get hurt if you take it too far lol..i've been hurt by this thing the way it sits right now a few times..and I'm only 19 years old:D
 

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That's interesting, about the mods. Thanks for the info. Other than my brief fling with the little KLT, my ATC seat time was on friend's machines...I mostly stayed with bikes.



Not to get too far off the course of the thread here, but one machine I remember seeming pretty stable and willing to throw sideways around corners was the Suzuki 230 Quadsport. Not as powerful as a Yamaha Warrior, but as I recall you could get it drifting with gentler, more subtle movements, and hold it there. Anyone else ridden these, care to comment, etc.? It'll help me track my senility if nothing else.
 

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That's interesting, about the mods. Thanks for the info. Other than my brief fling with the little KLT, my ATC seat time was on friend's machines...I mostly stayed with bikes.



Not to get too far off the course of the thread here, but one machine I remember seeming pretty stable and willing to throw sideways around corners was the Suzuki 230 Quadsport. Not as powerful as a Yamaha Warrior, but as I recall you could get it drifting with gentler, more subtle movements, and hold it there. Anyone else ridden these, care to comment, etc.? It'll help me track my senility if nothing else.
I strongly prefer bikes too,



but this bike was purposely built to fling sideways around corners(previous race machine..father bought it brand new in 84...decked it out 2 months later and raced it during off season between flat track and working..)



He started reviving it when I was 8 years old, I rode it my first time when I was 10(after learning to ride a clutch via a xr80 lol).

Needless to say I almost killed myself riding a stroker my first time haha.





I prefer bikes also..
 
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