Joe Byrd's CRF 250 Racer
450 to 250 Conversion Kit from Walsh Race Craft
April 19, 2013
Don't bother looking for this incredible machine at your local dealer, that is unless you live near Live Oak, Florida and consider Walsh Race Craft your local dealer.
Walsh took a 2013 CRF250 engine and a production TRX 450 frame and cradled the two with major quad-love. Mike Walsh and crew didn’t just jump in and start welding however. Jigs were used for several of the components as Walsh predicts a big interest in this machine in the future and now offers a conversion kit to anyone that wants one.
When the components were finished the project continued at the Byrd Compound where the Byrd crew, which included Joe's current race wrench Bill Micke and former mechanic Todd Shupp, built three identical CRF250s. Joe admits he didn't do much on the project other than give the machine some serious laps on his practice track. He tells us the project turned out better than he imagined and he added that his lap times are only four seconds shy of his 450 times.