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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-18-2004, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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2003 Honda XR50

2003 XR50

I bought this bike to have to mess around on, cruise around the pits at the track (which I have yet to do), and ride at the local XR50 track.

To start off I added a Fast 50's BMX bar kit, I shock and new fork springs. Overall it added about 2" of lift making it the perfect size for me at 6' tall. The rev limiter was removed and I added an extended folding shifter.

Don't get me wrong, I weigh in just shy of 200 pounds, and this bike is still peppy enough to pull second gear wheelies, go about 35 mph, and throw me off without hesitation. Thats what made it so fun. I rode it a countless times and raced it once before it met its untimely death. If you have a grand burning a hole in your pocket like I did, I wouldnt hesitate to buy one. Pit bikes truely are the most fun on 2 wheels.

BTW this bike is now my project bike: Coming soon- fast 50's frame/swingarm, red baron fork extenders, BBR pipe, and takegawa 88cc bigbore kit are all on the way. It should be done by the end of summer.


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totalled w/ bent frame, forks, swingarm
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-28-2004, 02:14 PM
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after riding for 40+ years I rode my sons XR50 and the little thing body slammed me on the pavement when i power shifted to 2nd

that is the same engine I had in my Mini trail 50 as a kid in the late 60,s
tough little beast! have fun. very few small things can throw a 220 lb exmarine on the ground!

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I have an 02 XR50, what a blast! HD Springs and bar kits are a must. I agree, its surprisingly peppy for such a small bike. The first time I took it out, I almost killed myself shifting into second gear. I was on concrete and the fifty stood straight up on me. After a while of riding it you learn how to get around that. People laugh at me until they get a chance to ride it, then they become addicted once they ride it.

If your looking for something fun, definately check out a XR/CRF50.

Steve how did you destroy your fiddy like that?

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Ahh the infamous second gear wheelie...you dont know how many friends my bike has thrown off of since that...

My brother hit a tree on my bike, and I have since added red baron chromoly fork legs, bridgestone hoop street tires, and a uni pod filter that removed the air box, i supertrapped the exhaust, and now this bike is a blast to ride at out local mini track.
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