Hay Gents! I have started a race resto of a 1983 RM250 and I thought I would share the process I go through in doing so. I am not sure which way this build is going to go. Nut & bolt? Mechanical? Cosmetic? Unfortunately or fortunately, depending
Added reply in a thread 1983 RM250 Build 7/22/2016 7:08 PM
No I have not rode it. Well yes I did. Barely. Just enough to make sure the tranny had no issues. I did not get off the pilot jet. I did a race restore on one back in 08 along with an RM500 & headed to Ocala Fl. for my first PV race, an AHRMA national.
Added reply in a thread 1975 Factory PK XR 75 Finished 7/21/2016 6:12 PM
These pics are better than porn!
Added reply in a thread 1983 RM250 Build 7/21/2016 6:10 PM
Agreed, Phil. Back in the day you bought a head & you were golden. To the best of my knowledge the only difference in the 82/3 motors were the head & timing. Others with an intimate knowledge of the breed may know of other differences. I am looking
Added reply in a thread 1983 RM250 Build 7/21/2016 1:19 PM
MMMM... A 76 Formy. Sweet ride! UPDATE: 83 head came in today. Motor shipped of to Eric Gorr. QUESTION: I see where DC plastics is repopping the Twin Air Single Sided Air Box. Does this mod: A) make the machine slimmer in the mid section?
Added reply in a thread 1983 RM250 Build 7/21/2016 11:38 AM
Thanks for the replies gents. Mini Elsinore: I am sure you will see more of that TA in pics to come. Steve125: Mechanical resto is a must. After that it is up to the end user. Your bike does look sano. Well, 'cept the blue frame... Yesterday I painted
Added reply in a thread Case paint 7/20/2016 2:10 AM
My 83 CR250 has a mag sidecase. No problem with PJ1 Case paint (yellow can). Of course they discontinued it... I am partial to the PJ1/VHT paints. Been using the PJ1 on my restos for years with excellent results (yellow can). After I posted the topic ... more »
Added reply in a thread Case paint 7/14/2016 11:42 AM
It does look a little glossy. What is the finish on the clutch & water pump cover? It looks a little to flat.
Started new thread Case paint 7/14/2016 9:10 AM
I was using PJ1/VHT case paint on my restorations. I bought several cans when I heard that they were changing formulations. I am now out of the good yellow can case paint. Bought a couple cans (black can) of the new VHT case paint in satin. Too flat ... more »
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Added reply in a thread 87 CR250 internals in 83 CR480 Forks 7/3/2016 7:07 AM
Barkhard696: Bringing back an old thread to life here... I want to fit a pair of these to a 83 RM250. You state that the DRZ400 tripples are the hot ticket. If I might ask what year should I source since I am not up on my DRZ's? I see some have the "gull ... more »
Added reply in a thread 1991 Ohlins YZ360 6/29/2016 1:36 PM
I have decided to build a stocker. I need a 91 250 frame. Anyone have one laying around?
Started new thread 1991 Ohlins YZ360 6/27/2016 8:14 PM
Gents, I just picked up a 1991 YZ250 with a Ohlins 360 kit installed some time ago. I have been wanting a 360 for several years now. Another item crossed off my bucket list... Here is my dilemma. Now that I have the bike I am unsure how to proceed. Yes ... more »
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Started new thread Grafting a trailer onto a mini-van. 12/12/2015 6:50 PM
Back long ago at High Point Nationals weekend I seen something that has been eating at me for 25+years. There was a Dodge minivan that had an enclosed trailer grafted onto it. Maybe 14ish foot trailer. Dual rear axles. It was so bitchen... I have been ... more »
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Added reply in a thread Best National tracks for fan view? 3/25/2015 5:41 PM
AS far as the nats that I have attended, High Point gets my vote for the best viewing. A close second would have been Steel City. Worst viewing would be Crawfordsville. YMMV
Added reply in a thread 1983 cr 480 2/26/2015 9:14 PM
I believe someone is flipping it. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-CR-1983-honda-cr-480-ahrma-elsinore-cr-480-r-/271788797638?forcerrptr=true&hash=item3f47dfeec6&item=271788797638&pt=US_motorcycles
Added reply in a thread 1983 cr 480 2/26/2015 3:09 PM
Bike is sold. Someone from Indy. Dats all I know! Glad it sold. I didnt need another one. But I would have bought it anyway! Just saved me 3K! Stay warm
Added reply in a thread 1983 cr 480 2/26/2015 2:53 PM
Had a conversation with the guy. Bike is close to Huntington, WV. DC plastics (big yuck) Some sort of a compression release. May be a push button head type. Owner rides but does not know detail. Previously owned by Jay Gref. Anybody have a phone # for ... more »
Added reply in a thread 1983 cr 480 2/25/2015 3:35 PM
Thanks for the heads up. I am on it....
Started new thread Real Deal Splitfire KX? 2/6/2015 7:36 AM
Found this in my local CL. Real or tribute? https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/mcy/4878410345.html
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Added reply in a thread 74 ty250 seat 2/2/2015 9:46 PM
2 winters ago I did a high end build on a 74 TY 250. Planned on riding some vintage trials. I have about 15 minutes on the bike. I have since added a beefy skid plate since this pic was taken.