Added reply in a thread 2001 CR250 $pecial Restoration Part II - Japan RC250M Factory Replica or Tribute bike 10/23/2020 6:00 PM

Here is the newer style HRC ignition advance button next to the older style with the 2 piece aluminum housing. The older style was used on the factory Honda's from the 2nd half of the 1990's up to 2000. The newer style was used on the Honda factory 2

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Added reply in a thread 2015/2016 HRC/Team Honda CRF450R 10/20/2020 4:01 PM

For a long time, the stickers that Showa sold/ licensed to the public were a deep red lettera with a black outline. I had noticed that the ones the Honda race team used were very different with orangey red (sometimes looks red in photos) letters and ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2015/2016 HRC/Team Honda CRF450R 10/19/2020 6:18 PM

That's really nice, Mike.. looks brand new. Did you get a works spring with it? If not, I would get a titanium spring from RCS. The wide coil spacing looks totally works. You can even paint it candy red if you want.

Added reply in a thread 2001 CR250 $pecial Restoration Part II - Japan RC250M Factory Replica or Tribute bike 10/14/2020 11:14 PM

Hi Rich, Would really like to ride it on the track, especially to try out the suspension. I also would like to try out the 20"/18" tire combo. I really liked the 20"/19" on dry tracks and think this would have an even better feel. Actually wouldn't mind

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Added reply in a thread 2001 CR250 $pecial Restoration Part II - Japan RC250M Factory Replica or Tribute bike 10/14/2020 2:55 PM

Thanks Damien and J368.. some more pics that I had to re-crop to make presentable...

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Added reply in a thread 2001 CR250 $pecial Restoration Part II - Japan RC250M Factory Replica or Tribute bike 10/12/2020 6:54 PM

Here are some better pics with a better camera.. but I cheaped out on dragging the bike to a studio. I bought a photography backdrop canvas, but now regret I didn't buy a longer one.

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Added reply in a thread 2001 CR250 $pecial Restoration Part II - Japan RC250M Factory Replica or Tribute bike 10/5/2020 1:12 AM

Thanks Damien. I have a few more minor things to do to make perfect, but nothing that would really show up in pictures so I am taking my time. I have a lot less time lately as I just starting working full time again for a big company.

Added reply in a thread 2001 CR250 $pecial Restoration Part II - Japan RC250M Factory Replica or Tribute bike 10/4/2020 4:53 PM

Bike is essentially done.. Some iPhone pics for now until I have the better ones to share.

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Added reply in a thread 2015/2016 HRC/Team Honda CRF450R 9/19/2020 4:25 PM

that is a great price.. well worth it. looking forward to seeing the weight comparison.

Added reply in a thread 2015/2016 HRC/Team Honda CRF450R 9/18/2020 3:25 PM

Wow.. that is really a beautiful piece. When I called CRM, I could only ever reach Flavio's dad who doesn't speak much English. How much did the CF subframe cost? mike

Added reply in a thread 2015/2016 HRC/Team Honda CRF450R 9/18/2020 2:10 PM

While they are pretty cool, the original HRC clamps and works forks are cooler to look at. I tried to get a carbon fiber subframe from CRM for my CRF450, but he said he will only sell to the MXGP teams and wouldn't do it. He is one of the best carbon ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2015/2016 HRC/Team Honda CRF450R 9/17/2020 7:18 PM

You are covering up the works forks??

Added reply in a thread HRC wheel set. Crf. Cr. $1200 plus shipping 9/11/2020 3:42 PM

I would think the quality issue was a strength issue because of the extra machining TCR did to lighten them for Geico. TCR told me that the extra machining did compromise strength a bit but they were holding up for SX and just changing out the hubs more ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2001 CR250 $pecial Restoration Part II - Japan RC250M Factory Replica or Tribute bike 9/10/2020 8:25 PM

That's too bad he still hasn't gotten more.. they are really high quality and the white gas cap was one of the things that symbolized the RC's of that time.

Added reply in a thread 2001 CR250 $pecial Restoration Part II - Japan RC250M Factory Replica or Tribute bike 9/10/2020 6:09 PM

Thanks for the nice words, Guys. I have separate build threads on the other bikes. What is special about the 1979 CR250 is that it is a 100% original barn find that was just trial ridden a few times. The bike you see in the pictures is all original paint ... more »

Added reply in a thread HRC wheel set. Crf. Cr. $1200 plus shipping 9/10/2020 5:34 PM

TCR is not an HRC hub but they did make the hubs for the Geico Honda team.. TCR takes their regular Honda hub and does additional machining to make them lighter for the Honda team. It is what Kevin Windham was running on his CRF450.

Added reply in a thread 2015/2016 HRC/Team Honda CRF450R 9/10/2020 4:44 PM

I always end up with a digit or two bleeding when I mess with the safety wire, too. I also used the reflective wrap on my carbon fiber fuel tank, it notably reduced flameouts on hot days.

Added reply in a thread 2001 CR250 $pecial Restoration Part II - Japan RC250M Factory Replica or Tribute bike 9/9/2020 10:05 PM

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Added reply in a thread 2001 CR250 $pecial Restoration Part II - Japan RC250M Factory Replica or Tribute bike 9/9/2020 9:54 PM