Tested: Wrench Rabbit Honda CRF250R

Some may ask, why go through the effort of building a bike such as this or with similar parts? Quite simple really, not everyone can afford a brand new bike at this time, then let alone upgrade it as they would like. Whether your bike is having engine problems or you see a bit of a clunker on Craigslist, it's not the end for that two-wheeled machine (well on Cragislist, it may not have two wheels...). A lot of the parts shown with this build are just guidelines or suggestions of what you could do to get your bike up and running again, without braking the bank. Better yet if you have a bit of extra budget, you can finally make those bike build dreams come true and make your ride look like you've always wanted.

If you really want to get a bike like this or just need a good winter project, start hunting on the internet and be prepared to put some elbow grease to it. In the end, you really can build-up a nice bike for less cost than a brand new motorcycle costs, if you look for the right deal.

Tusk Off-Road (TuskOffRoad.com / 310-631-4363)

Impact wheelset front/rear ($549.99).

Oversized floating oversized front rotor kit ($119.99)

Rear brake disc ($59.99).

Aluminum brake pedal ($59.99).

Front steel braided brake line ($44.99).

Rear steel braided brake line ($34.99).

Hinson Racing (HinsonRacing.com / 909-946-2942)

Clutch cover ($199.99).

Clutch spring kit ($59.99).

FMF Racing - (FMFracing.com / 310-631-4363):

Titanium Megabomb header with RCT4.1 muffler ($899.99).

Cycra - (CycraRacing.com / 603-298-6646):

Complete powerflow body kit ($199.95).

Full armor skiplate ($98.95).

Millenium Technologies - (MT-llc.com / 888-779-6885):

Re-Cut valve seats.

Wrench Rabbit - (WrenchRabbit.com / 515-473-9647)

Hot Rods bottom-end kit, with complete crankshaft, main bearing, and seal kit. Also includes transmission bearing kit, Hot Rods counter balancer kit, Hot Rods water pump repair kit. Along with a Vertex standard bore and compression piston kit, Vertex Complete gasket, oil seal kit, and Hot Cams cam chain ($792.95 For this application).

DeCal Works - (DeCalmx.com / 815-784-4000)

Semi-custom graphics kit.                      

Pre-printed number plates backgrounds.

Works Connection - (WorksConnection.com / 530-642-9488):

Elite clutch perch ($155.85).

Engine plug kit ($39.95).

Axle blocks ($49.95).

Titanium footpegs ($219.95).

Front brake master cylinder cap ($27.50).

Rear brake master cylinder cap ($24.95).

Hour meter ($35.95).

Radiator braces ($89.95).

Forged brake lever ($37.95).

Factory 4 stand ($119.95).

MotoSeat - (MotoSeat.com / 951-677-8325):

Custom ribbed seat cover ($59.95).

Injectioneering - (Injectioneering.com / 310-953-2915)

Throttle body modifications ($240.00).

Uni Filter - (UniFilter.com / 714-535–6933)

Two-stage Air Filter ($30.95)

Dunlop Tire - (DunlopMotorcycle.com / 800-845-8378)

MX32 front tire 80/90-21.

MX32 rear tire 110/80-19.

Pivot Works - (PivotWorks.com / 515-402-8000)

Steering stem bearing kit ($49.95)    

Linkage rebuild kit ($89.95)

Renthal - (Renthal.com / 877-736-8425)

13T counter-shaft sprocket ($25.95).

48T aluminum rear sprocket ($69.95).

Dual compound grips ($15.95)

Brake pads front and rear ($34.95 each).

Twin Wall 971 Handlebars ($119.95).

Oversized bar mounts ($59.95).

Factory Connection - (FactoryConnection.com / 800-221-7560)

Suspension rebuild and service.

Rocket Performance - (RocketExhaust.com / 951-471-3500)

Vortex X-10 ECU and Mapping ($799.99 for the ECU, $150 for pre-developed maps, and $400 dyno development charge for customized maps)

CV4 - (CV4.net / 800-874-1223)

X-2 valve and spring kit ($201.25)

Red formed silicone coolant hose kit ($94.70)

High pressure radiator cap ($26.95)

Rocky Mountain ATV/MC - (RockyMountainATVMC.com / 800-336-5437)

OEM parts, clutch cable, and miscellaneous hardware.

Regina Chain - (ReginaChain.net / 414-571-0032)

525 RT Gold chain ($51.95).

San Diego Powder Coating - (SanDiegoPowderCoating.com / 619-956-0987)

Sandblasting and powder coat valve/ignition covers.

Credit: Michael Lindsay
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