1995 CR250 - Done

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1/6/2020 2:31 PM

I have not plated any of them. I do not know how to do that yet.

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1/6/2020 10:29 PM

Brian_Bowles wrote:

You paid that much to replate all your you stuff

GB 911 wrote:

Yes it was €65 for the lot. Here are some pictures...

500crazy wrote:

GB 911, did you sand blast or wire wheel any of the items before plating? They came out pretty good.

No I didn’t do anything Other than degrees them. I checked the threads and heads of every bold and made a list of all the oem Bolt specs for my bike. Every worn, damaged or incorrect piece was replaced.

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1/7/2020 10:09 AM

Still working on cleaning up parts. I am close to taking the rear shock apart.


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1/7/2020 10:32 AM

Or my current 92 build Brian I went the re-plate way also.
It was very cost effective around $75.00 here in Fresno.
I did clean up all my axel bolts and nuts prior to re-plate. I wanted to remove signs of tool marks and some other damage. Typically with most anything being recoated the smoother the finish the better the finish. I would do all my clean up again prior to re-plate. Just my opinion.
No way would I do the re-plate myself. Just stringing up all the pieces is no small job. I spent about an hour just removing all mine from the wire they used to hang the parts for dipping.

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1/7/2020 7:53 PM

Seems like that route is much cheaper than buying a spec bolt kit.

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1/7/2020 7:56 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/7/2020 7:57 PM

I cleaned up the forks and I decided I did not like the billet tree top and the oversized handle bars so I ordered another one from the bay.





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1/7/2020 7:59 PM

The tree cleaned up really good.

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1/8/2020 8:23 PM

The frame is back from being powder coated.

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1/9/2020 5:50 AM

Cleaned up the radiator guards as good as I could. I heard there are some 125 guards that are still available that can be modded to fit.

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1/9/2020 5:58 PM

Great work! Late model Yzf footpegs, springs & pins fit right on these Steelies, nice easy upgrade! Before you start reassembling your cylinder, used compressed air to blow out all holes & ports, then Wash cylinder diligently in warm soapy water using a toothbrush or something similar, then wipe out with white cotton rag & wd- 40, keep cleaning it until the white rag wipes cylinder walls clean. The process Powersealusa uses leaves Media blasting debris in the cylinder ports & any holes, like stud holes. keep up the good work!

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1/10/2020 8:52 AM

sandman768 wrote:

Great work! Late model Yzf footpegs, springs & pins fit right on these Steelies, nice easy upgrade! Before you start reassembling your cylinder, used compressed air to blow out all holes & ports, then Wash cylinder diligently in warm soapy water using a toothbrush or something similar, then wipe out with white cotton rag & wd- 40, keep cleaning it until the white rag wipes cylinder walls clean. The process Powersealusa uses leaves Media blasting debris in the cylinder ports & any holes, like stud holes. keep up the good work!

Thanks so much for all of your suggestions. I will be sure to get it real clean. We took the rear shock apart last night but broke the bladder cap. I guess either hitting it down or pulling out broke the threads on the air port. I have another one on the way.

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1/11/2020 12:23 PM

Working on the back shock and cleaning up the nut on the neck.

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1/12/2020 11:23 AM

The process continues.....




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1/13/2020 8:48 PM

Working on the swing arm.

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1/13/2020 9:48 PM

Damn. Now that is a good job. The spec bolt kit leaves out a lot of bolts. A pretty random jumble of stuff for the price.

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1/14/2020 8:19 PM

Yarrrr thanks, I really appreciate it. The cast part of the swing arm was too dark so I used easy off to get it off. It really brightened it up.


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1/14/2020 8:22 PM

The chain guide was chewed up and needed some attention.



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1/15/2020 8:50 PM

Cleaned the power valve and the cover.






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1/17/2020 5:51 AM

The cylinder is back from Powerseal. I think they did a great job.



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1/23/2020 9:45 PM

I have just about all of the small parts cleaned up.

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1/24/2020 8:29 PM

what color did you do on the frame?

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1/25/2020 12:48 AM

I do not know. I will see if I can find the receipt. I. Picked the best looking white the powder coat guy had.

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1/31/2020 12:19 PM

Just wondering if you guys all ride your builds often at the track or just once in a blue moon? Thinking of getting back in on a 1996 CR250 but not sure as I am old and out of shape. Lol. I used to race amateur and do some scrambles and wondering How it would fare? thanks.

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1/31/2020 4:45 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/31/2020 4:48 PM

I ride with my brother. I just got back into riding about a year ago after not doing it for many years. That is when I started the CR125 build. I am old too at 53. For many years I went with my two sons to hundreds of tennis tournaments. Now i have a senior in college and a senior in high school so it is almost over.

No updates lately i have had the flu for a week.

I just ordered a Bolt kit from Bolt. I got the Honda CR Steel Frame kit. I do not know the expertise to re-plate stuff yet.

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1/31/2020 4:55 PM

That is awesome.

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2/6/2020 3:32 AM

Rear brake is done.






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2/6/2020 5:19 AM

Keep up the good work 👍

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2/6/2020 9:12 AM

This letter pertains to a ‘95 CR250

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