Added reply in a thread Mullennix '02 CR250 2/15/2022 7:17 PM

Triple clamps getting the casting seam smoothened out, they will be going grey to match the fork lugs and many other parts on the bike. Continuing the theme of clean is the goal here.

Added reply in a thread Mullennix '02 CR250 2/15/2022 6:54 PM

Added reply in a thread Mullennix '02 CR250 1/31/2022 7:51 PM

I completely spaced on any natural sunlight photos whatsoever, but I took these after I picked up the suspension from Ride JBI. I am very happy with the end result, and I can not wait to put some hours on it. After riding a YZ125 with a quality revalve,

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Added reply in a thread Mullennix '02 CR250 1/24/2022 7:43 PM

JB finished up my suspension, and man am I excited to pick it up. He said everything went together smoothly, and he took these much better quality photos of it all complete. I'll get photos in the sunlight this weekend when I pick it up because I'm interested

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Added reply in a thread Mullennix '02 CR250 1/17/2022 7:41 PM

Awesome, copy away. It looks clean when done right. Good luck on yours.

Added reply in a thread Mullennix '02 CR250 1/17/2022 7:31 PM

Here are the shock pieces waiting on that upper shock bearing to go together. Once that's in this week, my suspension should be done front and rear.

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Added reply in a thread Mullennix '02 CR250 1/3/2022 7:24 AM

Just Burnt Bronze and High Gloss Clear from Cerakote

Added reply in a thread Mullennix '02 CR250 1/1/2022 4:30 PM

Shock body clear turned out pretty slick. This will need a full five days to cure.

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Added reply in a thread Mullennix '02 CR250 1/1/2022 11:57 AM

Dry abrasive blasting is mainly used to etch the part for coating. It gives what you're spraying something to grab onto. Vapor/aqua is more for a final finish, it uses glass media which will dimple the surface giving it that clean and soft shimmer. I ... more »

Added reply in a thread Mullennix '02 CR250 12/29/2021 8:07 PM

With the coating portion of the forks done, it was time to turn my focus toward the rear shock. I ended up getting the shock body back from JB a few weeks ago, and only just recently found a few hours to reblast and Cerakote it bronze this past weekend.

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Added reply in a thread Mullennix '02 CR250 12/28/2021 6:44 PM

Some shots of the forks coming together over at Ride JBI. Popped over there Christmas Eve and got lost talking suspension, flex/strength properties in metals, uses of carbon, all sorts of stuff. He's a plethora of knowledge and very informative. I'll

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Added reply in a thread Mullennix '02 CR250 11/14/2021 6:23 PM

Found some hours this weekend to begin degreasing and prepping some pieces for cerakote. These fork uppers are an exciting starting point, as they are in great condition. Very tedious removing all of the fork oil saturated inside, but very necessary

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Added reply in a thread Mullennix '02 CR250 10/17/2021 8:16 PM

Yeah, they work great. Lace up the same and everything.

Added reply in a thread Mullennix '02 CR250 10/6/2021 9:27 PM

I want this bike to be clean and only trick looking when you get up close and actually see all the details. If you look closely at the previous photo of the hubs, you'll see where I began shaving down the cast lines. This is something I used to laugh

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Added reply in a thread Mullennix '02 CR250 10/6/2021 8:36 PM

Well boys, back at the bar after navigating the 91 today. Let's see what I can get out... First thing I really started on was wheels. Rear wheel ended up having a foam bib of some sort in it. I didn't feel like dealing with it to begin with, but also

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Added reply in a thread Mullennix '02 CR250 10/4/2021 9:52 PM

I have a lot of updates, but I'm finding little time to actually sit down and post them. I started a new job shortly after starting this thread, and haven't had more than six hours sleep since. I'm currently at a bar getting some last minute food and

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Added reply in a thread Mullennix '02 CR250 7/26/2021 8:44 PM

Here's how she sits currently:

Started new thread Mullennix '02 CR250 7/26/2021 7:17 PM

Hey guys, this is my first build on my own and I figured I'd post it here since I had a lot of fun making the FasterUSA build threads. I don't work there anymore, but I'm trying to get back into riding so I bought myself this '02 back in January from

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Added reply in a thread spoke strength tusk vs oem (my yz250 project) 2/13/2020 12:20 PM

OEM Yamaha spokes are some of the best spokes you can get. I would avoid Tusk spokes like the plague. And yes, your assumption is correct on where the Tusk spokes are made. Edit: Please note that my response is based on my experience having sold literally ... more »

Added reply in a thread '02 CR250 FasterUSA/Dirt Bike Mag. 11/24/2019 4:05 PM

Alright, let's start some assembly.

Fresh internals for the swingarm: Swingarm and linkage on: Shock mounted. Man, it's such a satisfying feeling working the swingarm up and down with all fresh internals. Buttery ... more »