Added reply in a thread Turning a 1979 CR250 "barn find" into a 1978 RC250 replica 12/4/2018 6:37 PM

Mike, They gave me 5wt when I got my springs. I put the spacer pipe on top of the spring but didn’t question the small diameter pipe as I should have. I assumed they knew what works, when it didn’t look right I should have stopped. Thanks for doing the ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1978 Honda CR250 with DG Swingarm & Fox Shox 12/4/2018 8:32 AM

Nice original bike, great score on the arm and forks!

Added reply in a thread Turning a 1979 CR250 "barn find" into a 1978 RC250 replica 12/1/2018 5:32 PM

The fork wipers look good, can’t remember what I have under my fork boots. Back in the day I worked in a Honda shop and we used the wipers for the GL 1000/1100 Goldwing, they are 37 mm forks as well and fit nicely into the top of the fork. I think that ... more »

Added reply in a thread Parts availabity for 1979 Honda CR250 11/26/2018 6:27 PM

Joe, you are going to be a sole source for Red Rocket parts! Might have to hit you up for a few bits.

Added reply in a thread Turning a 1979 CR250 "barn find" into a 1978 RC250 replica 11/22/2018 6:06 PM

OK guys, here is the info on the fork leg refinishing. His name is Alex Callas and he used to advertise on Mark’s Vintage Swap Meet and the Honda Elsinore website. His email is sandman800ss@hotmail.com. I hope he is still providing this service as I ... more »

Added reply in a thread Turning a 1979 CR250 "barn find" into a 1978 RC250 replica 11/22/2018 4:24 PM

Mike, She looks really good, especially with all of the PDE stuff throughout. I assume that is a Holy silencer, I think we talked about that before. Your pipe was probably in good shape or did you get the Holy one as well? I sent my fork legs to a guy

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Added reply in a thread Parts availabity for 1979 Honda CR250 11/21/2018 11:45 AM

Joe, How is it you always find the good stuff?!?!

Added reply in a thread Turning a 1979 CR250 "barn find" into a 1978 RC250 replica 11/21/2018 9:34 AM

Plastic looks great Mike, as well as everything else! Nice find on the manual, I had to download and print one along with the parts manual from the Honda Elsinore website. You have the pristine original manual to go with your original pristine bike.

Added reply in a thread Parts availabity for 1979 Honda CR250 11/21/2018 9:29 AM

There are a lot of threads on here in old school and in bike builds of guys that have built some fantastic Red Rockets with very useful information in them. Yes, you can spend a small fortune depending on what route you take. Download the owner's manual ... more »

Added reply in a thread Turning a 1979 CR250 "barn find" into a 1978 RC250 replica 11/18/2018 2:36 PM

That is super nice!!! I need friends like you guys!

Added reply in a thread Turning a 1979 CR250 "barn find" into a 1978 RC250 replica 11/17/2018 3:42 PM

I thought swatdoc had a nice one on his bikes and may know where to get it from.

Added reply in a thread Turning a 1979 CR250 "barn find" into a 1978 RC250 replica 11/17/2018 8:16 AM

Mike, I tried replying to your PM but kept getting a server error. Yes, I had to put the mount in a vise and bend it just a little bit to fit the cases.

Added reply in a thread Turning a 1979 CR250 "barn find" into a 1978 RC250 replica 11/10/2018 6:12 AM

Real nice work Mike!

Added reply in a thread Turning a 1979 CR250 "barn find" into a 1978 RC250 replica 11/7/2018 3:34 PM

That is awesome Mike, super trick! Damn, now I might have to think about those, are they stainless or titanium? You are going all out Mike!

Added reply in a thread Turning a 1979 CR250 "barn find" into a 1978 RC250 replica 11/2/2018 6:24 PM

My guy said it was black graphite, looks pretty much like satin.

Added reply in a thread Turning a 1979 CR250 "barn find" into a 1978 RC250 replica 11/2/2018 5:36 PM

I’m really pleased with it John, I have to make up somehow for all the titanium you and Mike have bought from Stevie. Of course us mere mortals can’t own a real one like Joe.

Added reply in a thread Turning a 1979 CR250 "barn find" into a 1978 RC250 replica 11/2/2018 3:27 PM

Mike, Thought you might be interested in this. I originally had my carb vapor blasted because I didn’t know how I could coat it black to get that RC look and have it last and hold up to fuel. The vapor blasting make it look like new. I guy I work with

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Added reply in a thread Turning a 1979 CR250 "barn find" into a 1978 RC250 replica 10/28/2018 8:34 AM

I used I believe 5.5mm tube. Got the pink Suzuki tubing for the carb and breather off of eBay and it looks like it should be good. Yes, original was clear but I’m rolling with it.

Added reply in a thread Turning a 1979 CR250 "barn find" into a 1978 RC250 replica 10/28/2018 4:24 AM

Looks real good Mike! You found a nice original bike and with all of the trick parts you are adding it is going to be hot.

Added reply in a thread Turning a 1979 CR250 "barn find" into a 1978 RC250 replica 10/28/2018 3:16 AM

Not sure on that one Mike, one of the other guys probably knows.