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Old 08-18-2014, 03:53 PM   #1
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CR250 Chassis

OK, long story short. I have a '99 CR250 chassis with XR400 front end. What I want is an air cooled electric start 2 stroke motor. Unfortunately I don't know of one.

Or provide other suggestions. (Yes I know of the XR200 motors, but I want other options) Electric start is critical. Just had a right knee replacement. I want lightweight as well. You guys have a vast knowledge and I'm hoping to tap it. There may be a rotax motor out there as well.

Can you guys help me find one?
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Old 08-18-2014, 06:21 PM   #2
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Crf230 ?

I can't think of any electric start 2stroke other than ktm
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Old 08-18-2014, 06:26 PM   #3
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230 motor is 10lbs heavier than xr200. Any of the 2 stroke quads electric start?
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:12 PM   #4
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I don't know of any 2-stroke that's air cooled and e-start. There are some rope start quad motors though . If you want to go 4-stroke there are lots of little chinese crate motors available, many with e-start.

Is left-side kick an option?
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Old 08-19-2014, 05:52 AM   #5
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Yeah I suppose left side kick is an option. I have a buddy with an aprilia climber with a 270cc rotax motor
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:43 AM   #6
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I visited a friend in Georgia last year. He has a small track/trail through his woods and the XR200 is the perfect size bike for it.
He was waiting til he 's eligable for Medicade to get both knees worked on. In the interim he swapped 200cc E-start China motors into his XR200. I asked why he didn't just ride the China bike. He said the bikes were junk ,but, the motors were good.
I know it's not a 2 smoke,but, it'll work.
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:59 AM   #7
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No way I'm running a china motor!

Ok so as I think more and searching changes, still waiting to hear from Aprillia motor supplier. I wouldn't even mind a 125 aprillia motor.

How about a yamaha xt225 or ttr225 motor? Anybody know how much they weigh? Yeah I know they are gutless, but no stock motor will go in my bike. It'll at least be bored and have a pumper carb. But they are air cooled and electric start, just not 2 stroke. I can get complete running bikes in the $300 range. Even seen a wrecked one for $200. This way i would have all the wiring etc.
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Old 08-19-2014, 10:16 AM   #8
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230 motor is 10lbs heavier than xr200. Any of the 2 stroke quads electric start?
The late '90s Polaris Trail Boss 250 and 350 were. I had both at one time. In fact, when I sold them the 250 motor got shoved into some Kawasaki frame by its new owner.

Both were/are liquid-cooled, though.
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:27 PM   #9
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Xr400R with the e-start conversion done? as far as that goes just get a 400EX motor and line it up. Also the 300EX, you'd even have reverse.
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:27 AM   #10
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This is actually the second time I've owned this chassis. The xr400 motor is too tall. I had a xr400 motor on the bench and I didn't fit. I'll have to measure the 300 motor. Reverse could be really cool. Riding around a campsite in reverse would be pretty sweet
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Old 08-20-2014, 10:46 AM   #11
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What I want is an air cooled electric start 2 stroke motor

Yamaha had the RD200 twin and the 125/175? singles [CT3 maybe?] .All air cooled and electric start.
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Old 08-22-2014, 06:30 AM   #12
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Yeah well I want to to say Honda, Suzuki, kawasaki, Yamaha or rotax on it. I may have settled on a crf230 motor. Great aftermarket. Easy to hop-up. Electric start. Air cooled.

Still seeing what else is there. I don't think I'll get 2 stroke electric start and air cooled. Still kinda looking though.
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Old 08-23-2014, 05:43 AM   #13
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Old huskies, old ktms, old cr

Beta trials two stroke

Rotax two stroke came in atk lq dirtbikes, scorpa and aprilia trials and street bikes

I think the rotax might have estart option in Europe. ?
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Old 08-23-2014, 05:43 PM   #14
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Is a Suzuki DR200 too small? emti
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:19 AM   #15
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Is a Suzuki DR200 too small? emti
I'm not opposed to a 200cc. As long as there is performance stuff I can do.

Larger piston and valves.

I need to make it sing.

My KLX is a screamer and I'll be disappointed if this thing won't "get up and go"
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