1986 CR125 alive again! she is done!

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5/20/2019 6:11 PM

No the part I need can't be found so far so I will have to make one. Got to love these old bikes!

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5/20/2019 8:02 PM

Well if it makes you feel better today I tried to put in new clutch plates. The basket was badly grooved. I had to spend time filing it.
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5/20/2019 8:03 PM

So I think I have that fixed as long as it works. Now I had to order the darn tool to hold the basket to tighten the darn bolt.

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5/21/2019 5:47 AM

Brian_Bowles wrote:

So I think I have that fixed as long as it works. Now I had to order the darn tool to hold the basket to tighten the darn bolt.

You wouldn’t think possible, but you can simply squeeze the clutch plates with your fingers while you tighten the nut. May take two people, but it works. I had my daughter squeeze the plates while I tightened. When I took the nut off with an impact gun, I just held the plates with my fingers..... it works

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5/21/2019 6:13 AM

Wow! That is impressive! We will give it a try. Thanks Mark

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5/21/2019 7:15 AM

Be careful the basket fingers are pretty fragile. I learned that the hard way.

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5/21/2019 7:34 AM

Those were pretty grooved. Good job on smoothing them out.
I made a clutch tool for my ducati with some old steel spacers stacked and bolted together then welded a steel bar to them. Works great at holding everything.

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5/21/2019 8:33 AM

From what I have read smoothing the grooves out works but if there is too much play the basket will wear quicker next time.

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5/26/2019 8:06 PM

Making progress on the swing arm parts.
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5/29/2019 7:46 PM

Assembled
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5/29/2019 7:53 PM

Well done! I was too lazy to take it there. I just hit mine with a wire wheel.

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5/29/2019 8:12 PM

Brian_Bowles wrote:

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Thanks!

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6/3/2019 8:57 AM

I hope to put the engine back in the frame as soon as I put the new reed valves and manifold on.
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6/3/2019 11:22 AM

Looking good, Brian!

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6/6/2019 3:57 PM

Got the engine back in the frame. Also, cleaned up the foot peg springs and painted the foot pegs.
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6/6/2019 6:11 PM

I like it, Brian!

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6/7/2019 4:48 AM

Thanks Harry

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6/16/2019 7:01 PM

Work continues....
Radiator, All Balls linkage kit. Going to try zinc plating tomorrow. Photo
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6/19/2019 7:59 PM

I got the spring back from the powder coater and cleaned up the shock. Photo

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6/21/2019 6:27 PM

The work continues. Reassembly

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6/21/2019 6:28 PM

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6/24/2019 4:03 PM

Work continues....
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6/25/2019 5:15 AM

Looking good Brian! I've finally started back to work on mine after taking some time off from working on it.

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6/25/2019 7:57 AM

That’s great to hear. You have an awesome looking bike and I look forward to seeing more of it.

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6/25/2019 9:53 PM

You know it’s bad when you take the dirty and a little rusty clamps and polish them. Then I put them in on and feel the need for them to be all placed a certain way and symmetrical.
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6/26/2019 5:04 AM

Brian_Bowles wrote:

You know it’s bad when you take the dirty and a little rusty clamps and polish them. Then I put them in on and feel the need for them to be all placed a certain way and symmetrical.
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Your not alone!

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6/26/2019 8:16 PM

It is starting to look like a bike again!
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6/27/2019 4:07 PM

Muffler time!
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7/3/2019 11:54 AM

I refinished the fuel tank.

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7/8/2019 4:13 PM

Your doing a great job on one of the best 125's ever. Keep up the good work, this is good build to follow. I've been trying to hunt down a 87 to restore and these older bikes are getting harder and harder to find!!

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