Tusk wheels: The old wheels on the bike were beaten up
from all the rocks that the previous owner had hit while
riding in the desert. We equipped this bike with a good-looking, strong-yet-very-affordable Tusk wheelset. You can’t
beat the price at $499 for a set of complete wheels.
Race Tech suspension: The original suspension on this 2006
CR250 was desperately in need of a full re-service. Race Tech
not only set up the MXA wrecking crew with a fresh set of
suspension, they also re-valved the outdated settings to our
Pivot Works bearings: With the bike being ridden in dry
desert conditions and sitting for so long, most of the bearing
seals were rusted or corroded. We rebuilt the shock, forks
and steering stem with all-new Pivot Works components in
place of the corroded ones.
induced white-knuckle moments, we adapted to the
aggressive engine and gave it the respect it deserved.
We weren’t trying
to build a world-
beater, just an
inexpensive race bike
that could be used by a
rider on a budget.
The Race Tech crew came with us on the day of our
maiden run on the 2006 CR250. It was a good thing, too,
because when the track was smooth, the bike felt
balanced and we had no issues. We were loving life. But
as soon as the track got rougher, the forks started to feel
harsh through the mid-stroke. Race Tech’s Rob Brown got
busy with his screwdriver and twisted the compression
in and the rebound out. This took the harshness out of
the front and gave the bike a more secure feel when on
the brakes through bumps. After a few more tweaks, we
were happy with the outcome.
We weren’t trying to build a world-beater, just an
inexpensive race bike that could be used by a rider on a
budget, a two-stroke aficionado, or anyone who wished
that Honda would return to the two-stroke fold.
Visit www.varnermotorsports.com or
www.rockymountainatvmc.com for more information. ❏