Added reply in a thread updating forks...advice? 3/20/2015 4:15 PM

96-98 Showa 49mm are early generation twin chamber forks and the wp 50mm are conventional cartridge forks. The twin chamber forks tend to be stiffer on small bumps but better for faster riding. The conventional cartridge forks are some what the opposite ... more »

Added reply in a thread updating forks...advice? 3/20/2015 9:46 AM

Cool. Glad it worked out for you. Now enjoy the smoothest conventional forks ever made.

Added reply in a thread updating forks...advice? 3/18/2015 8:09 PM

Cool project. I have two sets of those forks and a set of 98 RM250 conventional forks. You have a couple choices one is leave the brake side spacer alone and just modify the other side to make it fit between the forks, down side to this is now the wheel ... more »

Added reply in a thread Alluminum swingarm for the 83 Honda CR250R 3/18/2015 3:17 PM

You couldn't pry any factory parts out of Hubbard's cold dead hands if you tried. LOL. I'm just jealous really.

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Ah yes a sub frame. Don't know any fabricators that make those for a old Honda.
Added reply in a thread Alluminum swingarm for the 83 Honda CR250R 3/18/2015 3:11 PM

It's not April 1st is it?

Added reply in a thread Alluminum swingarm for the 83 Honda CR250R 3/18/2015 3:00 PM

The 83 swingarm I have is aluminum. It will be coming off my 81 when I put it back to stock.

Added reply in a thread Alluminum swingarm for the 83 Honda CR250R 3/18/2015 3:43 AM

83? They had them stock. are you looking for something with a factory look to it or just need a replacement?

Added reply in a thread YZ125 1979 Race build 3/12/2015 9:11 PM

I fixed my post to clarify were to put the holes. The pressure pulse has to go around the stoppers to close the reeds. Having holes allows the pulse to get there faster.

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Added reply in a thread YZ125 1979 Race build 3/12/2015 6:44 PM

All of my boyseen reed instructions said no stoppers. If you do choose to run stoppers drill some large holes in the stoppers as it helps the reeds close faster during the exhaust stroke.

Added reply in a thread Fuel Line 3/12/2015 6:16 AM

Yes those sound like the right size fuel lines. I've used the blue polyethylene line for many years but I've found the ethanol fuel does eat it over tim, you can get about 2-3 years before it goes buttery soft and develop leaks easy. I've switched to ... more »

Added reply in a thread Gettin Fat 3/11/2015 6:51 PM

Sandman we'll be up your way for the NETRA vintage scramble in May when Catra hosts the event on the 16th. Come on out and bring a bike as it's low key and should be vintage friendly. Moto town was great just built at the wrong time with the depression ... more »

Added reply in a thread Gettin Fat 3/11/2015 10:56 AM

At 6'3" and currently 240ish I'm in for a world of hurt when the season starts. Two young kid's and acl repair a few years ago didn't help my cause. I normally would be 225 in the winter and 210 during the season but I haven't been to the gym since 2011. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Homemade frame protectors for vintage bikes that you can make! 3/11/2015 3:50 AM

I got mine from McMaster but they offer less options than where Mike bought his stock. A quick search yielded he got a better price too.

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Added reply in a thread Homemade frame protectors for vintage bikes that you can make! 3/9/2015 9:14 PM

Very cool Mike. I have a sheet of really thick high density poly ethylene that I plan to make a skid plate for my 81 cr250 and 79 YZ 400 out of for the local vintage harescramble series. It should be easy enough to shape and protect the cases arend frame ... more »

Added reply in a thread . 3/9/2015 3:42 AM

Just call FC. In 04 when I struggled with my 03 KTM 3 bushing fork FC offered me 90s A-kit KYBs for $400 as a option after 4 revalves of my KTM forks. I considered it but the price of a triple clamp to make them work was in the same price range. I remember ... more »

Added reply in a thread 92 CR250 - Close to a lost cause 3/5/2015 7:32 PM

92 is a good year for the CRs. Light and agile with a great motor. I always wanted a 92 or a 93 back in the day. If I had one now the only thing I would do find a 04 or newer set of forks to put on.

Added reply in a thread Advice for next build 2/21/2015 2:15 PM

250 and 450 use the same Cases. You can see the water pump bearing boss in the 450 cases. I don't know if 480 cases are the same as 250 cases but I bet they come from the same casting. Here is a picture of my CR. This picture was just after getting it

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Added reply in a thread Advice for next build 2/19/2015 8:14 PM

I resemble those remarks

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My 81 CR250 is a great bike. Last of the Elsinores, last of the red engines and probably one of the best looking bikes of the early LC models. With a little bit of work they handle great (fork emulators and a shock ... more »
Added reply in a thread The part you sold and wish you had'nt? 2/9/2015 6:48 PM

Not a part but a bike. 1973 TS185. It was my brothers who bought it brand new in 73 and I sold it for short money to keep a 85 YZ125 going that was a turd. I'd give anything to have that bike back.

Added reply in a thread Long Leg 77 RMB Final Stages 2/8/2015 8:31 PM

Always loved the look of the late 70s early 80s RMs. So much so that a RM400 is on my bucket list. Great job!