Added reply in a thread 1989 CR125 Winter Project 1/26/2020 7:06 AM

Yes. You are absolutely right. I had forgot the original post was a 125. The 125 had decent Showa conventionals. With some valving and springs for the riders weight they were quite good forks. The 125 Was still an ATAC style cylinder in 89' as well. ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1989 CR125 Project... 8/9/2019 8:16 PM

Bike is looking great. Probably my favourite year for CR125. It will be an awesome bike. Greg

Added reply in a thread Honda CR 250 1988 EVO-Racer Build 8/9/2019 8:02 PM

You have some work ahead of you there. A full restoration would be the best option on that one. It will not be cheap but they are really awesome bikes and as long as you are not doing it for a resale flip it will be worth every penny. I rebuilt one a ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1990 CR250R restored 8/9/2019 7:51 PM

Check out Mastercross for your Technosel seat cover needs. http://www.mastercross.net/index_eng.html Greg

Added reply in a thread Showa 49mm conventional forks on an 88' CR250R? 6/26/2019 4:10 PM

Hey Brian. I never did get these installed. They are for my next bike project and I have not really got into the build yet. I used 2001 USD Showa TC from a 2001 on the bike I just finished building. Should be no big deal to fit these forks. I just need ... more »

Added reply in a thread Kick a** two strokes! 4/27/2019 10:34 AM

The KTM EXC and XCW models still have PDS. Only the XC and SX models changed to the linkage system.

Added reply in a thread 1989 CR125 project 4/18/2019 8:41 PM

Looks like a solid bike for your project. Best of luck on that. I bought my OEM parts off of Rocky mountain MC and Partzilla. I picked up a number of used parts on eBay and went with replacement plastic direct from UFO USA. The UFO plastic is really ... more »

Added reply in a thread Experts of the CR rotted water pump please come inside - need evaluation- revisited - update 4/18/2019 8:08 PM

The hole is not a big deal really. Just make sure it is 100% clean. Really the best way to do that is blast it with abrasive in a blast cabinet. JB weld works but I believe that Marine Tex Grey is the better product for this repair. If done well it should ... more »

Added reply in a thread Experts of the CR rotted water pump please come inside - need evaluation- revisited - update 4/15/2019 9:36 PM

I have fixed worse than that. Your pump is not really that bad. You could actually just put fresh seals in it and put it back together. It would probably work fine. If you want to epoxy it up I would suggest to blast it in a blast cabinet and make sure ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1991 Honda Cr 125 Project - Quries 2/4/2019 4:02 PM

It is pretty simple really. Find yourself a used set of later forks, ideally the 2004-2008 CR/CRF 47mm Showa twin chamber forks. Get as complete as possible. You will need the triple clamps, front axle and wheel hub or wheel. You would also be best to ... more »

Added reply in a thread Honda CRE250 Enduro-Progress pics! 11/17/2018 11:01 AM

Nice. I would for sure be interested in the lighting coil. Unfortunately I would not be able to buy it immediately as I just had a $2000 bill for fixing my truck and a notice of reduced work days for the next couple months. Money is just too tight. If ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1985 CR500 wheel 11/16/2018 7:29 AM

Yea. The 87/88 hub is disk. Dubya actually rebuilds all kinds of vintage wheels or sells stuff to do so. Since they make the spokes I assume they actually put the correct bends in them for the modern rims. They did ask me what wheel I was going to use. ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1985 CR500 wheel 11/15/2018 12:28 AM

I ran into the same problem with my 88' all the wheels I had were corroded like that and or cracked. I had parted out a couple bikes and all the wheels were trash. I ended up lacing up a new gold excel 36 spoke wheel with spokes from Dubya. They do not ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1991 Honda Cr 125 Project - Quries 11/15/2018 12:19 AM

The CR125 engine of that era is the same for many many years. Most parts swap back and forth. Even the older ATAC engines have a ton of parts that swap into the HPP engines. Here is a link to a great interchange guide. Often stuff swaps around even more ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1989 CR125 Winter Project 11/14/2018 11:37 PM

The 89' is a great bike save for the shit forks. As you say the HPP motors are smooth and reasonably powerful for their time. They just made more power every year. The 89' has more power and harder hit than the 87' for sure. the 91' made the most power. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Honda CRE250 Enduro-Progress pics! 11/14/2018 10:49 PM

CREs are super cool. Keep us posted on the build. I plan to build a 90' CRE style tribute bike out of my 90' 250. It won't be too authentic but it will be an enduro CR. I don't have the budget to find original pieces. Looking fwd to see how this comes ... more »

Added reply in a thread Canadian 1988 Honda CR250 restos. Bike #1 Complete 11/14/2018 11:12 AM

I picked up all the Decals from Vintage Roost in AB Canada. The glue has not been holding up well on the tank decals though so I am going to look for another set from another source. Greg

Added reply in a thread 1989 CR125 Winter Project 11/12/2018 10:32 AM

Thanks. I wish I could find more time to enjoy it but I really like this bike. I used the All Balls bearing kits top and bottom to mount up the 2001 triple clamps. Make sure you used the thickest shim in the kit under the bottom bearing. You could probably ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1989 CR125 Winter Project 11/11/2018 8:38 PM

Nice 89' 125. I would like to restore an 89' 125 to join my 88' 250. I really enjoyed restoring my bike. I did 2001 forks as well. I still need to finish up some jetting and need to get riding this bike but have been so dam busy I just haven't had the

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Added reply in a thread Spoke with wallet....1993 YZ 250 style....finished 10/7/2018 3:56 PM

That is going to be a dam nice bike. Good score there. Greg