Added reply in a thread As a Motocross Father what's the first thing you teach your kid? 8/4/2021 9:11 PM

"First thing" means it would be when they were first starting out and were slow on the track so I told them to keep to the sides of the track and let the faster riders have the main lines. Most importantly, if a faster ride is about to over take them, ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2016 HRC Team Honda CRF450RW 8/4/2021 8:36 PM

Until now, even the leading MX magazines didn't share this level of detail with the public. Now we can see it all and so interesting.. you can see the carefully machined parts of the sandcasting and how sections inside the cases have a coating applied. ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2016 HRC Team Honda CRF450RW 7/31/2021 6:55 AM

Traditionally a heavy metal like tungsten or mallory is used to balance cranks. With a really well balanced crank there will be less vibration and engine will feel smoother. It also helps with engine/ crank bearing longevity. These inserts don't appear ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2016 HRC Team Honda CRF450RW 7/29/2021 8:01 AM

Very impressed with that shift drum.. never saw one like that before.. CNC machined!

Added reply in a thread 2016 HRC Team Honda CRF450RW 7/25/2021 2:22 PM

Thanks for sharing Mike and Matt! I am excited about the learning opportunity from sharing the pics. The intake, exhaust and valve area have obviously been modified to maximize flow. The flow testing and dyno testing were probably done as a collaboration ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2016 HRC Team Honda CRF450RW 7/21/2021 10:10 PM

It certainly is an amazing find. I am just as interested in hearing your feedback after you take it for a ride once its installed! mike

Added reply in a thread 2001 CR250 $pecial Restoration Part II - Japan Factory RC250M Recreation or Tribute bike 7/16/2021 11:08 PM

Here is a beautiful NOS Honda billet crankshaft, but surprisingly it is not HRC. It is the special run of billet cranks that Honda made for the first roughly 500 1973 CR250Ms off the production line when the production cast cranks were not ready in time

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Started new thread Showroom quality 1973 CR250M 7/16/2021 10:57 PM

I am starting another build.. the bike that transformed motocross, the 1973 Honda CR250M. There are a lot of nice builds out there and a few nice "survivors" out there with only modest impact of time on the paint, rubber parts and so forth, so to make

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Added reply in a thread 2001 CR250 $pecial Restoration Part II - Japan Factory RC250M Recreation or Tribute bike 7/5/2021 10:34 PM

Not sure why the HRC magnesium ignition cover turns grayish green whenever we get long periods of rain while the HRC magnesium clutch cover is not affected and the Honda racing logo stays nice and shiny. The ignition needs to have the logo cleaned up

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Added reply in a thread 1990 VRP Mugen 125 - rebuilt 7/5/2021 12:41 AM

beautiful track!

Added reply in a thread How much should I sell this for 6/27/2021 2:26 PM

This is just so totally cool.. to do what Honda won't in spite of the demand. The frame cradle shape is interesting but makes a lot of sense. Would love to see a video of this bike in action. Kudos for an awesome build!

Added reply in a thread Mis-matched triple clamp colors 6/25/2021 3:51 PM

There are a lot of things that can go wrong when anodizing to give a different finish unless it is a high volume experienced shop that has it down to an exact science. You can probably fix the cloudy finish of the top clamp quite easily. A lot of people ... more »

Added reply in a thread Electric Mugen bike at JMX national 6/10/2021 7:01 PM

The Japanese writing on the side of the bike says; " Thank you all medical workers ". Must be related to covid which is really bad over there, right now. The government was way to slow to procure the vaccines to get people vaccinated. Even the elderly ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2001 CR250 $pecial Restoration Part II - Japan Factory RC250M Recreation or Tribute bike 6/3/2021 11:56 PM

The builders of these 3 RC250M recreations often consulted with each other during our builds. They are arranged in chronological order.. the first is my bike which the factory team raced in Japan in 1999 and 2000. They had 3 riders on this model bike

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Added reply in a thread 2001 CR250 $pecial Restoration Part II - Japan Factory RC250M Recreation or Tribute bike 5/31/2021 11:57 PM

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Added reply in a thread 2001 CR250 $pecial Restoration Part II - Japan Factory RC250M Recreation or Tribute bike 5/31/2021 11:43 PM

The bike is finished essentially.. found all the parts I needed and just waiting on a titanium kickstart knuckle as the last part for a complete Japan RC250M factory machine from the 1999-2000 All Japan Motocross Championship series. This bike won the

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Added reply in a thread 2016 HRC Team Honda CRF450RW 5/9/2021 9:40 AM

wait.. so you on your 3rd works shock...2nd full billet shock? You definitely have the bug, buddy. Perfection is never ending, isn't it. I think you ma find that when you think you are done.. an idea will come to you later, and the never ending pursuit ... more »

Added reply in a thread Handlebar vibration fix? 5/7/2021 7:44 PM

Faast handlebar inserts does the trick. I have used for years.

Added reply in a thread 2001 CR250 $pecial Restoration Part II - Japan Factory RC250M Recreation or Tribute bike 5/6/2021 9:41 PM

Yes, It is one of Frederic Bolley's 2000 bikes.