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Advice on buying Honda trx250r

Discussion in 'All Terrain Vehicles' started by Riding Dirty, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. Apr 3, 2018 at 8:56 AM
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    Riding Dirty

    Riding Dirty [OP] Sinner; saved by grace

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    i am in the hunt for a 1986-1989 Honda trx250r quad. I have always wanted one, but never had the chance to own one. Are there any major issues I should be on the lookout for? I’m really amped to find one of these machines. Any advice or suggestions appreciated!
     
  2. May 8, 2018 at 4:36 PM
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    pairodice

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    Broken engine case, broken motor mounts would be the 1st thing i would check, then depends if you are going to tear it down and rebuild or ride it. I usually tear it down completely before I trust it, probably find some worn items on a bike that old, but I love 250r and banshees
     
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  3. May 8, 2018 at 4:39 PM
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    Hemibee

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    If it has snorkel or snorkels, be ready for issues. But if you plan to go thru it completely you should be good.
     
  4. May 8, 2018 at 9:56 PM
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    Riding Dirty

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    People actually put snorkels on these?!? Definitely avoid!
    Thanks for the suggestions so far!
     
  5. May 9, 2018 at 4:47 AM
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    Hemibee

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    A former coworker had two of them and had snorkels on both. I know he rode with a couple more that also had snorkels. They were the dumbest looking quads I've seen.
     
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  6. Jul 6, 2018 at 8:00 PM
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    I would recommend the 87-89. The 86's had a short rod motor the power was on or off next to no power out of the power band. The 87-89's are easier to ride with the ability to lug around out of the power band. Cracked swing arm and cracked frame around the lower motor mounts and foot pegs. I had an 86 had friends with 87's and an 88.
     
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