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Thought i'd pop in here and say hello...:thumbup:
Just come from sportsbikes, and i'm hooked on the sm's just sold my R1 now have modded a 99 cr250, which i just fully restored and rebuilt for supermoto track days and road riding. great forum, i have learnt so much from the guys on here :thumbup:
 

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Hey sorry, didn't recognize that you are the same guy who posted in my thread, should caught that since there aren't too many cr250 sm's here.

wow looks so much nicer. I agree that the plastic on the 01 looks better. Does it swap right over without any major mods? Reason I ask is cuz I wanted to build a cr500af this winter maybe, and from what I read so far on a different forum, the 97-99 year frames are the easiest to convert. It's almost straight over swap with just minor mods, nothing like the newer bikes. The only thing I didn't like was the plastic, the gen1 frame itself is good for SM because it is much more rigid then the newer frames, but the body looks outdated. You gave me a good idea here.

I love the black plastic, I had before my cr an 02 crf450 with all black plastic and hart & huntington graphics kit. I sold that bike to my uncle, but every time I see it I'm blown away by it. I got that bike so clean before I sold it, it looks new. He actually didn't plan on buying it, he saw it and told me he was gonna buy it. He doesn't even ride it anymore, just sits in his garage now. Ill post some pics of it later cuz he wants to try riding at the track on my bike, and I think he'll be hooked after so we may have another conversion on our hands. :thumbup:

one more question, I'm interested how you got the KTM shock off a no-link system on a linkage working well. I heard the valving is way different. Is it better for supermoto/street or just better overall?
 

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Hey sorry, didn't recognize that you are the same guy who posted in my thread, should caught that since there aren't too many cr250 sm's here.

wow looks so much nicer. I agree that the plastic on the 01 looks better. Does it swap right over without any major mods? Reason I ask is cuz I wanted to build a cr500af this winter maybe, and from what I read so far on a different forum, the 97-99 year frames are the easiest to convert. It's almost straight over swap with just minor mods, nothing like the newer bikes. The only thing I didn't like was the plastic, the gen1 frame itself is good for SM because it is much more rigid then the newer frames, but the body looks outdated. You gave me a good idea here.

I love the black plastic, I had before my cr an 02 crf450 with all black plastic and hart & huntington graphics kit. I sold that bike to my uncle, but every time I see it I'm blown away by it. I got that bike so clean before I sold it, it looks new. He actually didn't plan on buying it, he saw it and told me he was gonna buy it. He doesn't even ride it anymore, just sits in his garage now. Ill post some pics of it later cuz he wants to try riding at the track on my bike, and I think he'll be hooked after so we may have another conversion on our hands. :thumbup: -

one more question, I'm interested how you got the KTM shock off a no-link system on a linkage working well. I heard the valving is way different. Is it better for supermoto/street or just better overall?
hi m8, yeah not many of us ....panels back ones holes align up top but not on the bottom, front, only bottom fits needs brackets for tank bolts, so far getting the panels to fit has been the hardest job on this bike :lol:

i got the shock for nothing, as mine was leaking , thought i'd try it, with my weight 16st, everything backed off on the settings, it feels great, havent been to track yet, but hope to try it this weekend properly.
 

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Sweet bike man. I haven't been able to work on mine lately, got too much college stuff going on right now with end of quarter approaching. The front radiator shrouds look almost the same, so I guess its ok. I think id rather have something fit well and not look 100% then the opposite, plus 01 plastic is not as nice as 02-up so you don't gain much there. The rear is definitely nicer though. What kind of wheels are u running there? they look interesting.
 

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done a few mods to front plastics, takes away the big red part, also she is street legal now, just been out for a good run, and it handles fantastic, 14/42 gearing is perfect for the road, not sure on top speed but it shifts, for anyone thinking of doing a 2 stroke 250 get one in! i'm over the moon with my conversion:D
 

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