Pre-Production TDR250

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Re: Pre-Production TDR250

#16 Post by silverstrom » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:31 pm

The problem I have with this bike is that is essentially irreplaceable. That might suck the enjoyment out of riding it.
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

#17 Post by silverstrom » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:35 pm

vma500 wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:01 pm
Lovely bike :grin:
same engine like the tzr250 2ma/me/1kt ?
Yes, the same engine as my TZR. Different colour engine covers and the cylinder head and carburetors are different to accommodate plumbing for the carburetor anti-ice system.
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

#18 Post by silverstrom » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:39 pm

kpke wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:52 am
Wow. What a find that is. Congratulations.

Have you ridden it? Ride report please?
I haven't ridden it. Not sure I'll be able to convince myself to because of its significance. Never thought I'd say that. I do ride all of the others.
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

#19 Post by kpke » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:52 am

I get it John.

Fortunately there is an easy solution for that...


Get another one that isn't 001, eh???

Does it have any miles on it?
1985 RZ500 (R6 suspension & body work)
(8) RZ350's
2006 R1 LE #158
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Re: Pre-Production TDR250

#20 Post by ns86 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:25 pm

Well done John and thanx for the inside scoop. I was watching it on Ebay being a local sale and curious, but not intent on buying when there it was, GONE! I noticed the 001 VIN on it and "someone" was very savy in procuring this unit. A testament to your eye for detail as usual, it couldn't have gone to a better home!
1986 RG500
1985 RZ500
1986 NS400 HRC
1994 NSR250sp Rothhmans
1983 NS250 p
1987 RG250 WW p
1983 RG250 p
1992 RGV500 WW
1992 RGV500 Lucky Strike
1989 TZR500 Biaggi 3ma p
1984 RZV500 Rainey p

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Re: Pre-Production TDR250

#21 Post by silverstrom » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:34 pm

kpke wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:52 am
I get it John.

Fortunately there is an easy solution for that...


Get another one that isn't 001, eh???

Does it have any miles on it?
It has 18,000 km on it now. The bike's condition does not indicate that that kind of mileage. The bike was very well cared for and is in amazing condition.

I would like to have another one to play around with and modify. I know where there are 2 locally so may pursue that over the winter.
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

#22 Post by silverstrom » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:41 pm

ns86 wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:25 pm
Well done John and thanx for the inside scoop. I was watching it on Ebay being a local sale and curious, but not intent on buying when there it was, GONE! I noticed the 001 VIN on it and "someone" was very savy in procuring this unit. A testament to your eye for detail as usual, it couldn't have gone to a better home!

Thanks Dan. I've procrastinated too many times and lost out on great bikes. I'm a little wiser now. A little poorer as well. :smt115
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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