Pre-Production TDR250

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Pre-Production TDR250

#1 Post by silverstrom » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:25 pm

This was delivered to me last Friday.

1990 TDR250 Canadian Spec. Matching frame and engine numbers. VIN # 000001. We all know what that means :mrgreen:

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Re: Pre-Production TDR250

#2 Post by BigGuy » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:07 pm

Look at that bad boy! It's like the apex of the 80s on two wheels. Congratulations John, that's a fine addition to any stable.
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Re: Pre-Production TDR250

#3 Post by Smoker » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:25 am

Awesome! :smt023

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Re: Pre-Production TDR250

#4 Post by tacky1 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:16 am

Now that is a mega addition to your stable John, What a class looking bike...

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Re: Pre-Production TDR250

#5 Post by podman » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:09 am

Congrats ..They are huge fun...and super comfy too..

In the UK anyway, that paint scheme came on the later bikes , the 1988 models where a more solid black/yellow or blue/yellow.

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Re: Pre-Production TDR250

#6 Post by Kalim » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:09 am

:smt007 :smt007

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Re: Pre-Production TDR250

#7 Post by AHAMAYfrank » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:05 pm

Bike looks great. We never got any of the cool stuff down here in the states. Two strokes died with the RZ350. :mad:

I am somewhat curious how your bike avoided the crusher. :smt017 Maybe the Canadian rules differ or maybe just slipped through the cracks. Glad it escaped somehow. :smt023

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Re: Pre-Production TDR250

#8 Post by silverstrom » Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:06 pm

AHAMAYfrank wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:05 pm
Bike looks great. We never got any of the cool stuff down here in the states. Two strokes died with the RZ350. :mad:

I am somewhat curious how your bike avoided the crusher. :smt017 Maybe the Canadian rules differ or maybe just slipped through the cracks. Glad it escaped somehow. :smt023

Frank
The story on this bike is that it was given to a Yamaha Canada race team member by Yamaha Canada to repay a perceived debt that was owed due to the racer blowing up his knee. The bike stayed in the hands of this ex-Yamaha racer and 2 of his closest racing friends until a few months ago. The gentleman I got the bike from acquired it from the last racer to own the bike. That last racer owned this bike since 1995. The chain of ownership is well documented from the bike's arrival in Canada to it coming to me last week. It is all in the Ontario MTO database.The gentleman I got it from called Yamaha Canada recently. He was told that the VIN was for a TDR250, but he couldn't have 000001 because the bike was supposed to have been crushed in 1990. It looks like Yamaha Canada has something to do with the bike escaping the crusher.
1985 RZ500 1GE Spec
1985 RZ500 47X Spec Project Bike
1986 RG500 ATR
1986 NS400R
1987 TZR250
1988 Honda RC31
1990 TDR250 Pre-Production # 000001
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Re: Pre-Production TDR250

#9 Post by silverstrom » Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:14 pm

podman wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:09 am
Congrats ..They are huge fun...and super comfy too..

In the UK anyway, that paint scheme came on the later bikes , the 1988 models where a more solid black/yellow or blue/yellow.

Canada only got the TDR250 for 2 years. 1989 and 1990. The 1989 bikes were all Yellow and Black. The 1990 bikes were all Sweet Blue. Very few TDRs were sold here. Less in 1990 than in 1989. I have never seen any TDR on the road here.
1985 RZ500 1GE Spec
1985 RZ500 47X Spec Project Bike
1986 RG500 ATR
1986 NS400R
1987 TZR250
1988 Honda RC31
1990 TDR250 Pre-Production # 000001
2007 DL650 VStrom
2014 Triumph Thruxton Modified

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Re: Pre-Production TDR250

#10 Post by JonW » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:44 pm

Wow, great catch John!
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Re: Pre-Production TDR250

#11 Post by TwoStrokeNut » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:03 am

I never knew these existed, but now I want one!! The resale value just went up!!! LOL

Very nice find. Enjoy!
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Re: Pre-Production TDR250

#12 Post by kpke » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:52 am

Wow. What a find that is. Congratulations.

Have you ridden it? Ride report please?
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Re: Pre-Production TDR250

#13 Post by podman » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:16 pm

silverstrom wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:14 pm
podman wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:09 am
Congrats ..They are huge fun...and super comfy too..

In the UK anyway, that paint scheme came on the later bikes , the 1988 models where a more solid black/yellow or blue/yellow.

Canada only got the TDR250 for 2 years. 1989 and 1990. The 1989 bikes were all Yellow and Black. The 1990 bikes were all Sweet Blue. Very few TDRs were sold here. Less in 1990 than in 1989. I have never seen any TDR on the road here.

:smt023

Thats a shame, it wasnt a big seller in the UK either but a couple of friends of run one now, im sure you'll enjoy riding it.

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Re: Pre-Production TDR250

#14 Post by vma500 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:01 pm

Lovely bike :grin:
same engine like the tzr250 2ma/me/1kt ?
my bikes :RD500 2X ,RD 350 F2 , RD 350 31K,RD350 4LO,RG500,RG250 WW,RGV250,TZR250 3MA,TZR250 3XV,NS400r,NSr250 mc21,KR1250S,

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Re: Pre-Production TDR250

#15 Post by AHAMAYfrank » Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:38 pm

silverstrom wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:06 pm
The story on this bike is that it was given to a Yamaha Canada race team member by Yamaha Canada to repay a perceived debt that was owed due to the racer blowing up his knee. The bike stayed in the hands of this ex-Yamaha racer and 2 of his closest racing friends until a few months ago. The gentleman I got the bike from acquired it from the last racer to own the bike. That last racer owned this bike since 1995. The chain of ownership is well documented from the bike's arrival in Canada to it coming to me last week. It is all in the Ontario MTO database. The gentleman I got it from called Yamaha Canada recently. He was told that the VIN was for a TDR250, but he couldn't have 000001 because the bike was supposed to have been crushed in 1990. It looks like Yamaha Canada has something to do with the bike escaping the crusher.
That is a wonderful story about the bike's history. I suppose it must have been one of the sales guys at YMCA that saved it, the test group would never get away with such a maneuver. :smt009

Enjoy it, I would.

Frank
1973 Yamaha AT3 e-start, 1977 Yamaha TY250D, 1985 RZ500, 1987 Suzuki RG500CH, 1991/2014 TZR450F Yamaha, 1991TZ250B Yamaha, 1991 Yamaha TZR250R, 2005 Scorpa SY250R, 2017 Ducati SuperSport939S (for the runners)

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