Posted by: caryandjohn | January 19, 2010

1989 Honda VTR 250 trackbike …

1989 Honda VTR 250

1989 Honda VTR 250

We found this 1989 Honda VTR 250 on Craigslist for $900. It’s blue and gold, so it’s the right color!

It’s set up for the track with a ’91 front end and wheel (which gets rid of the strange front brake disk set-up on the stock ’89) and a Fox rear shock. The wheels are 17″ front and rear, and the rear wheel has been widened by Kosman so that radial tires can be mounted.

It started right up with the battery we brought with us, since the previous owner had not run the bike for a year or two, and the stock battery was dead. We rode the bike around the parking lot and loaded it up on my old motorcycle trailer.

There is a track day on February 27-28, 2010, at Thunderhill with Zoom Zoom trackdays.

We dropped the track bike off with Jennifer at Werkstatt for new tires, battery, front break lever and a tune up. I have an old set of leathers, and Cary is looking around for a set of leathers for her …

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