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Offline wayfastwilly

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2001 rm250 mod bike Finally SOLD
« on: July 07, 2010, 11:22:24 PM »
01 rm250 w/ eric gorr 265 ported for smooth powerband, PC exhaust, PSI carb, 1hr on new crank/piston, and clutch, asv clutch lever, pro taper fat bars,new starcross mh3 tires and chain and sprockets,all new chassis and suspension bearings,motopro ultramax suspension valved for 140lb intermediate motox. This bike is awsome, Gore says 53-55hp w/ psi carb, very torquey, and will out pull a stock 450 from midrange to topend. Just spent $1000 on it to find out my 14yr old wants a 450.asking $2200  obo   im located in north miss.   662-297-6645  Joey Donaldson
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Re: 2001 rm250 mod bike
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2010, 02:13:19 AM »
What?!  First of all, what fool would want any 450F over an RM250 with that kind of balls?  And second, is $2200 really all something like this goes for?


Is this Maico a 440 or only a 400?  Well in all the confusion, I forgot myself.
But considering this is a 1978 Magnum, the best-handling bike in the world, you have to ask yourself one question.
Do you feel lucky, punk?

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Re: 2001 rm250 mod bike
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2010, 01:17:00 PM »
Tell your 14 year old he does not need a 450.
All it is,is peer pressure. The young boys have been brain washed into thinking bigger is best.
Just like something else they talk about at that age  ;)
If you don't fall off you are not going hard enough

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Re: 2001 rm250 mod bike
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2010, 01:47:08 PM »
Hey, bigger IS better, just so long as there aren't too many strokes involved. ;)

There's nothing wrong with getting a 450, and in fact my next bike is going to be a 450.  Have a go at the size of that cylinder! :D



Is this Maico a 440 or only a 400?  Well in all the confusion, I forgot myself.
But considering this is a 1978 Magnum, the best-handling bike in the world, you have to ask yourself one question.
Do you feel lucky, punk?

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Re: 2001 rm250 mod bike
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2010, 11:29:21 AM »
$2200 is all its worth tops, thats pushing it.

I had a hard time getting that out of my 2005 RM 250, and it had alot of stuff done to it too, and was really cleaned up.

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Re: 2001 rm250 mod bike
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2010, 05:27:44 PM »
First your right, This bike has big baLLS, i have been told by a faster rider he could not keep up on the straights on his 06 kxf450. And yes thats all its worth, sadly, and i would negotiate at that.
 You would have to know Taylor, 1, he loves his 250, he knows all the ups a downs of the race bikes 2 and 4 stroke. 2, Taylor never ask for anything, he fusses when i buy new grips or tires because he says we can save money and get a few more rides out of them. So, when he does ask for something i listen.3, Taylor was born without fingers on his right hand, just a palm and thumb. Its a miracle that he rides, so i make it as easy as i can for him, and if that means a boring 4 stroke then so be it. Taylor got a 05 rmz450 2 weeks ago and he is allready faster on it. Its not that its a better bike, its just easier for him to hang on to at speed, it doesnt have the rush of power his 2 stroke has and he doesnt have to turn the throttle as much to clear obsticles. That gives him more control when he doesnt have to turn the throttle as much.
  Im not telling this for anybody to feel sorry for him cause that would upset him, but the fact is he was born with a slight handycap and we have to adjust for that. He is not your typical-  I like the 4 stroke because i dont have to work as hard-  kid,  He works out every day, he can ride the track at speed for 25-30 min at a time, and do it in 100 degree heat all day.  He just needs the 4 strokes mellow powerband to step up his game.  He has his limits to what he can do, this just lets him step it up a little more.
We still luv the smokers! ;D    WAYFASTWILLY

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Re: 2001 rm250 mod bike
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2010, 06:27:57 PM »
wayfastwilly, sounds like a nice bike. A 4's mellow band is definately an improvement in ridability, and tell your son to ride his @zz off!
I love 2 strokes, but if the situation called for it, I'd take a 4 for improved control! Big props to his motivation!

And on the RM, its real hard to get money back on toys. It is definately worth it, but the market is saturated so people will not pay it.
I'm working on a 97 YZ 100% Rebuild right now, New or rebuilt EVERYTHING, down to the hardware/mostly stainless.
It will be nice. I am going to ebay it with no reserve, starting at $1500. I will take a big loss, but It keeps me sain-ish. :)
That may be the way you want to go, I have a eBay store and constantly watch items.. and bikes SELL, especially as clean as yours sounds.
If you want or need some ebay tips do's and don'ts let me know!
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Re: 2001 rm250 mod bike
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2010, 07:36:59 PM »
Shipping rates increased dramatically post 9/11 and this has really affected Ebay. Personally I would list the machine locally on Craigslist. It might take a little longer to sell but you'll get a better price.

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Re: 2001 rm250 mod bike
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2010, 10:57:23 PM »
Thanks for the input guys, luckily im not in a hurry to sell since i already bought him a bike. I did list my bikes on craigslist recently, and got a couple of nibbles already.

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Re: 2001 rm250 mod bike
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2010, 12:59:52 AM »
Sounds like this kid just needs a smooth powerband with lots of torque on tap.  I still stand by my recommendation for a 450 two-stroke, because when one of those is done right, it's a whole different ballgame compared to the 125 and 250 program.  Now if only it was still legal...


Is this Maico a 440 or only a 400?  Well in all the confusion, I forgot myself.
But considering this is a 1978 Magnum, the best-handling bike in the world, you have to ask yourself one question.
Do you feel lucky, punk?

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Re: 2001 rm250 mod bike
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2010, 06:02:52 AM »
SOLD for $1300   Im so ashamed  :-[

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Re: 2001 rm250 mod bike Finally SOLD
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2010, 06:12:07 AM »
Ouch. :(

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Re: 2001 rm250 mod bike Finally SOLD
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2010, 07:25:56 PM »
sorry for your loss.


I ride an 03 yz250, wait 04, wait 05, what ever, they're all the same #$@% YOU!