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4/17/2019 3:07 PM

I posted this in the wrong forum so here's a copy:

I just picked one up and this is my first "vintage?" rebuild. If you have restored/rebuilt one I would appreciate any feedback as to tips/tricks/resources and also the best sources to buy all the parts. Or, let me know if you have any parts for sale? I want the bike to look clean/new when I'm done, but I'm not planning on a full restoration for now. I'll be riding it when it's done.

Right off the bat I don't believe there are custom hubs available for these old bikes correct? Just powder coat or anodize the stock hubs? I'm already torn between gold or black rims...even though they aren't native to the bike i will probably be going with one or the other.

I pretty much need everything, so let me know where you guys get your stuff. I'm in Southern California.

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4/17/2019 3:31 PM

i dont really have any advice but looks like a great bike to be starting with, looks fairly clean from afar.

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4/17/2019 3:39 PM

soggy wrote:

i dont really have any advice but looks like a great bike to be starting with, looks fairly clean from afar.

It's got decent bones for sure and good to start with. It looks cleaner in the photo than it really is. I need to go through everything. Going to start with powder coating the frame and go from there.

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4/17/2019 4:43 PM

Here is one I am working on

If any of this is helpful, great! I am here to answer any questions you might have. Heads up.. the power valve is a oain in the butt.

All the best with your build!

-Robbie
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4/17/2019 5:10 PM

Pick up some 2006'ish yz pegs. they bolt right up.

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4/17/2019 10:21 PM

bonseff wrote:

Pick up some 2006'ish yz pegs. they bolt right up.

Thanks Man, great progress on your bike. I might be reaching out for sure if I run into some roadblocks...

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4/18/2019 6:25 AM

Looks like a Nice clean bike to start with.....

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4/18/2019 7:14 AM

dubya might have hubs

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4/18/2019 9:17 AM

DTR830 wrote:

dubya might have hubs

You are correct. Looks like I can get some Talon hubs for this bike.

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4/18/2019 11:06 PM

Are u going to race it ?
Check the weight of the talon hubs vs. Stock

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4/19/2019 1:55 AM

Black Diesel Bomber wrote:

I posted this in the wrong forum so here's a copy:

I just picked one up and this is my first "vintage?" rebuild. If you have ...more

Nice platform to start with. Looks like a score. Bolt modern YZ pegs up. Here's my 89 cr500 footpegs using modern YZ pegs Photo

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4/19/2019 9:17 AM

billyslad wrote:

Are u going to race it ?
Check the weight of the talon hubs vs. Stock

If the stock hubs are lighter I'll refinish and run them.....I'm betting the stock is lighter now that you mention it. Thanks for the tip.

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4/19/2019 9:38 AM

Black Diesel Bomber wrote:

I posted this in the wrong forum so here's a copy:

I just picked one up and this is my first "vintage?" rebuild. If you have ...more

Manbearpig wrote:

Nice platform to start with. Looks like a score. Bolt modern YZ pegs up. Here's my 89 cr500 footpegs using modern YZ pegs Photo

Great looking pegs...can you let mom know what year/model YZ those pegs are from? They bolt right on with no issues correct?

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4/19/2019 9:39 AM

I am hesitant to give you this tip because now we are competing for parts, but here it go:

hop on babbiitts and bookmark the 89cr125 landing page. They have exploded views of everything and part numbers.
Lots of parts will have no price because they don't hold stock.

Find the part numbers you need and talk to your local honda parts dealer and let them know what you are building. They can access a database as well and sometimes you can find stock parts from a far away dealer (old on the shelf) and pay over phone and have it shipped to you.

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4/19/2019 9:46 AM

bonseff wrote:

I am hesitant to give you this tip because now we are competing for parts, but here it go:

hop on babbiitts and bookmark the ...more

Sounds great, thanks for the tip. I have awhile before I start ordering stuff that's not easily accessible, but I'll be sure to take a look when the time comes. Right now I'm still in inspection and research mode....

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4/19/2019 12:25 PM

I was going to offer you a fuel tank, but yours looks at least as good as the one I have. I ordered one off ebay for my 87. The ebay listing said it was for an 87. It arrived and it's an 89 tank.

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4/19/2019 2:15 PM

Harry Backmon wrote:

I was going to offer you a fuel tank, but yours looks at least as good as the one I have. I ordered one off ebay for my 87. ...more

Great to know you have one. I might buy it off you if I end up needing it for some reason. I see you are working on an '87.....very cool. My friend is working on a '87 as we speak.

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4/20/2019 2:34 PM

Just let me know, BDB. I recently mailed an 87 tank to a friend. Like me, he's on the East coast. The charge was $55.

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4/20/2019 11:03 PM

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4/20/2019 11:05 PM

I put a set of carbon talons in the 89 on the left with a bit of work and new spacers they will go on
As I said check the weight

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4/21/2019 10:03 AM

I wouldn't go through all the hassle of the Talon hubs. Just send your stuff over to Faster USA and have them rebuild your stock hubs and lace em up to whatever wheel you like. Keeping cost down and a much better factory looking wheel set. Just my 2 cents.

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4/21/2019 6:37 PM

Hey Black Diesel Bomber....of you're looking for a good documented build of an 1989 CR125 then check out pulpmx, Matthes did one and it turned out badass! The entire b ju uld is/was pretty well documented and you'll have an idea on some of the difficulties you might run into.

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4/21/2019 6:56 PM

Harry Backmon wrote:

Just let me know, BDB. I recently mailed an 87 tank to a friend. Like me, he's on the East coast. The charge was $55.

Okay, I'll let you know if I need it. Gotta get some other things done first.

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4/21/2019 6:57 PM

RABnasty wrote:

I wouldn't go through all the hassle of the Talon hubs. Just send your stuff over to Faster USA and have them rebuild your ...more

Yes, I decided to stay with stock hubs...gonna blast them and powder coat.

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4/21/2019 6:58 PM

Lightning78 wrote:

Hey Black Diesel Bomber....of you're looking for a good documented build of an 1989 CR125 then check out pulpmx, Matthes did ...more

I'll check it out...no build is easy, so expect the worst and hope for the best.

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4/23/2019 6:20 AM

RABnasty wrote:

I wouldn't go through all the hassle of the Talon hubs. Just send your stuff over to Faster USA and have them rebuild your ...more

Black Diesel Bomber wrote:

Yes, I decided to stay with stock hubs...gonna blast them and powder coat.

Did you see the ones Dubya did for me on my build thread? The total was $855, and that included all new seals and bearings, and shipping. They did an incredible job. For some reason they recommended cerakote on the hubs instead of powder coat, so I went with the cerakote.

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4/23/2019 8:31 AM

RABnasty wrote:

I wouldn't go through all the hassle of the Talon hubs. Just send your stuff over to Faster USA and have them rebuild your ...more

Black Diesel Bomber wrote:

Yes, I decided to stay with stock hubs...gonna blast them and powder coat.

Harry Backmon wrote:

Did you see the ones Dubya did for me on my build thread? The total was $855, and that included all new seals and bearings, ...more

I'll be doing the same. Dubya is right down the street from me. Cerakote makes sense I guess.

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7/3/2019 7:39 PM

Progress.....

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7/3/2019 9:59 PM

I really enjoy following Honda builds. Phil Denton engineering makes some nice hardware and other misc parts for your year of bike depending on what your looking for.

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7/4/2019 5:36 AM

Looking good...gold rims always look good on the Honda’s...

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