Posted 09 November 2010 - 07:30 PM
Posted 09 November 2010 - 07:33 PM
I remember hearing all the horror stories of the 80s, mostly because my Mom saw the 60 minute type specials detailing them and my buddy had one and she didn't want me to ride on it.
We rode that 84 250R into the ground. Just don't ride it like a quad, problem solved. Wouldn't mind having one now, I always see them up for sale locally darn cheap.
Posted 09 November 2010 - 07:35 PM
Posted 09 November 2010 - 07:47 PM
lol @ the no front brake. Just the thought of all those scare tactics of the 80s on top of it not having a front brake. That thing wil kill baby kittens, small children and destroy the ozone all in in one fell swoop.
Anyhow, knock it down to 1300. And go tear it up on the great killer of the 80s.
(I remember kids saying things like hitting a small pebble in the road would make it flip, and stuff like that. Looking back it's funny as hell).
Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:09 PM
btw if you are interested in this bike it would be a good idea to research the availability and cost of a brake before you get the bike- they may be hard to find.
Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:45 PM
Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:50 PM
Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:56 PM
Posted 10 November 2010 - 03:04 AM
Yeah I know a guy that's missing a thumb from one of these crazy 250R tricycles. I rode one when I was a kid and never climbed back on it after the intital ride. All of the myths and horror stories are true, these things were/are just waiting to take you out once you climb on and fire it up!
I have the theory of less is more when it comes to offroad riding. Two wheels are better than four and thats the way to go unless you can rip on a unicycle.
Posted 10 November 2010 - 03:49 AM
Myself, though, I wouldn't pay even $1,500 for an ATC-250R, unless this thing was showroom condition and I REALLY wanted one.
I've owned several Honda ATCs and Yamaha Tri-Motos in the past and had great fun on them.
To me, it was just another way to ride off-road.
However, I started on dirt bikes and much prefer a dirt bike to any ATV, still to this day.
In fact, my preference to motorcycles has only gotten stronger because I haven't ridden any kind of ATV regularly in about a decade.
I remember when all of the local riding spots had trails just wide enough for motorcycle traffic, and the only time I'd see a three-wheeler was once in a blue moon, being ridden by somebody who was only out there to putt along and admire the foliage.
For some reason, though, around 1983, three-wheelers quickly grew in popularity, especially the ATC-200X and ATC-250R, the models with full suspension.
Posted 10 November 2010 - 04:00 AM
You might still be able to get this one....
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