Custom rebuild on the first 2-stroke performance quad


Honda’s TRX250R gets most of the attention, but it actually owes its existence to Suzuki. The Quadracer 250 came out in 1985 while Honda, Yamaha and Kawasaki were focussed only on 3-wheelers. At that point Honda set its engineers on building a high-performance 2-stroke 4-wheeler to compete with the Suzuki. Granted, Honda did a good job with their very first effort, but that wouldn’t have happened without using the Quadracer 250 as a reference.

Here is Jay Buckley’s Suzuki Quadracer LT250R which started off as a 1988 model. He did a good job of taking it down to the frame and rebuilding it with new and improved parts.


Jay also made sure his classic 2-stroke quad was pleasing to the eye as well. Along with the powder coated frame, he added a fair amount of chrome and had certain things polished. The attention to detail is first rate as you can see while looking over his machine here.

Jay’s Quadracer 250 gets ridden very regularly, but mostly on trails these days. He says his 31 year old machine is still fun to ride. It is indeed impressive that a machine that old can still be fast, have great suspension and nimble handling.


Here’s the list of parts and modifications

to Jay Buckley’s 1988 Suzuki LT250R:

Works Performance front shocks

Lone Star +2 front arms

YFZ Front Hubs

Lone Star Anti vibe chromoly steering stem

Dura Blue rear axle +2 chrome plated

Motor mounts and many other parts chrome plated

LTZ 400 rear Hubs

DGW Bead lock wheels

AC Nerfs AC front bumper

DG grab bar

Billet gas cap

Powdercoated frame and swing arm.

Full aluminum belly pan skid plate

Swing arm skid plate

Duncan racing trail ported engine Custom reed cage

Billet Cool head Silicone hoses

Paul Turner triple chrome plated pipe

PWK 39mm carb K+N filter with outwears

Fox float rear shock.

Pro Taper bars

Billet throttle cover Billet case saver

Steel braided brakes lines. Tons of one off billet parts.

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