The engine was a 246cc 2-stroke liquid-cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The frame was Ross White. While the engineers at Honda fiddled with the possibilities of punching out the two-valve, 200cc motor, they ran into problems with reliability and settled for a down-sized 500 motor. I ride a 1982 250R and I mix my fuel at 20 to 1 and havent had a problem yet and been riding it for over a year! The 85 received an adjustable width rear axle for different track conditions. A quick-change rear wheel cuts the time of removing the wheel in half, over the older design. The frame was Shasta White. If you are into the historic factor, you can check out the a more detailed history here.
The engine was a 249cc 2-stroke liquid-cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed. This was just a little study done from independant dyno results. This was the result of thousands of legal battles regarding safety issues and high accident rates. The rear brake was a single hydraulic disks with a twin-piston caliper. The drive chain and sprocket were on the left side. A small four-stroke can't compete with a small two-stroke, and an Open four-stroke gives away too much weight to the Open two-stroke. Am I missing something here? The engines coughed, suspensions clanked, and owners wept.
A rear-fender-mounted tool kit and quick-change air filter that requires no tools to remove are now standard. To further improve handling, 85 utilized smaller tires all the way around. The result is instant relief for the rider, who can then attack obstacles with little fear. Will of 1 Dir Racing has been building motors since 1971 lol, over the last 35 years hes learned a few things along the way to say the least, and hes got quite a big bag full of little tricks. In 1986, the head angle was changed from 21 to 21. If the 350x was 27hp the power to weight ratio would be 11. The engine was a 247cc 2-stroke reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission.
Front tire 22 x 11 x 8 Rear tires 22 x 11 x 8 Front suspension Hydraulic Telecoping forks Rear suspension none Front brake Drum Rear brake Drum Final drive Chain Dry weight 278 lbs Approx. The fuel system used a 38mm flat-side carburetor. Hey, who said it wasn't stable? The Honda wing decal was red, white, and blue. The engine was a 249cc 2-stroke liquid-cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed. Starting out as an innocent mid-sized playbike, the 250 was transformed into a heavy, ugly, underpowered, wimpy-suspensioned toad machine. Most of the chassis of the 1987 Fourtrax remained the same. Front tire 25 x 12 x 9 Rear tires 25 x 12 x 9 Front suspension Telescopic Forks Rear suspension shock Front brake Drum Rear brake Drum Final drive Shaft Dry weight 405 lbs Approx.
The rear suspension was a Pro-Link. The 250R acquired a major face lift and now looks more like a racer than ever before. The Open bike conquered the hill with sheer brute power, and the two-stroke 250 slithered and squirmed and finally cleared the hill. The forks used the inverted cartridge type. Instead of being a bottom-end-only machine, the Honda, due largely to the dual 24mm carburetors, will churn out excellent pulling power through the mid-range. They do a good job of slowing you for corners, or bringing you to a halt in a hurry.
The steel swingarm of the '85 bike was shelved in favor of an aluminum unit, and the travel punched out from 9. After a complete ergonomic makeover in 1985, Honda added. The fuel system had a 36mm flat-slide carburetor. The rear wheels had drum brakes. The new gas tank was designed to carry fuel lower. The drive chain and sprocket were on the left side. In the dirt, things can become a little squirrelly—the result of dual-purpose tires.
At 35 mph the speedo read 50! The wheel rims were gold. The biggest engine downfall was the lack of a power valve. Along with a new head pipe, the carburetor was increased in size from 30 to 34mm. Engine and transmission : 249. The front brakes were hydraulic disc. Though the 350cc bike was a popular choice with the consumer, and probably the best enduro effort ever offered by Honda, it was hurt by its displacement.
There is enough bottoming resistance for lighter, or beginner to intermediate level riders, but heavier or expert level riders will need stiffer springs, especially on a modern track. A cheaper re-settable odometer is stock equipment. The tried-and-true 250 was a machine designed for the play rider with its docile motor and average suspension units, and it did the job it was intended to do. The rear suspension was a Pro-Link. The front wheels had 10-inch tires and the rear had 9-inch tires, with aluminum rims on the front and rear. When it comes to genuine, original parts, Honda continues to support much of the 250R, but has begun to discontinue some of the items as they run out of stock. The rear travel increased 10.
They kept the same compression ratio but dropped the twin 24mm carbs of the past in favor of a single 30mm unit. I have both and my 200X has mods and the torque delivery on the 350X is way stonger. The side panels and rear fender had an integrated look. Quads hit twice as many bumps as dirt bikes. I do not know what the second gen upright motors rating is.