1998 CR125 (One of the Most hated 125's) The Re Rebuild/ First start/Video Added

Related:
Create New Tag

12/26/2017 8:33 AM

Ok so I know why you ask? Well around 2010 we traded a crf 70 for this. My son went from an 85 straight to a 250f and I just wanted him to experience the 125. We brought it home and started tearing it down. Replaced stem bearings greased all other bearings and also had the motor rebuilt. Basically went through it without spending a ton of money.

Well he put about 5 hrs on it and found the rims cracked so we parked it, Been sitting every since. I quit riding about the same time and would just watch him and go to work on Monday with no pain. Now he's in the Navy and I am missing it so I need to get my fix.

I'm old and slow so I wouldn't know the difference between this frame and a brand new one and just want to have fun, probably going to race vintage and not have to deal with young guys wanting that trophy at all cost. Now on to the 2nd tear down.

Here's how it started this time.

Photo

Photo
Absolutely hate the sunken horse look of this year.

I have no shop so in the house it goes.
Photo
A little help from no thumbs here
Photo
Photo
This isn't my bedroom it's my home office.
Photo
Photo

I think this is where I stopped the first night. All work was done at night after work. Much more to come.

|

12/26/2017 8:48 AM

Looks like an emig or answer top clamp very cool! I like the bar pad too! Good luck!

|

12/26/2017 8:59 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/26/2017 9:29 AM

Photo
Photo
Photo
Photo
|

12/26/2017 9:31 AM

Dillpickle312 wrote:

Looks like an emig or answer top clamp very cool! I like the bar pad too! Good luck!

Not sure what it is, doesn't seem stock because of the bars.

|

12/26/2017 9:37 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/26/2017 9:39 AM

Having a hard time posting these pictures. I'm using imgur anyone know which link to use. They have 5 different ones. I got the first ones done

Edit ok they are coming and going.

|

12/26/2017 9:43 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/26/2017 11:57 AM

Anywho I'm sending the frame and hubs and some other stuff off to get cerakoated. Also having my suspension done with race tech at my local shop. I'm tearing the motor down again because when it was built something went wrong with the right case and they repaired it. So I want to check it out.

|

12/26/2017 9:48 AM

My rear rim when I cut the spokes to get the hub off yikes.
Photo
Front one was the same way. I ordered excel rims and spokes

|

12/26/2017 12:14 PM

Engine torn down, as you can see they did some kind of repair not sure if it is jb weld or what.
Photo
Photo

They don't make cases for the 98 so I was looking on ebay and have seen them used before but none was available at this time. I decided with only 5 or so hours on this build that I would run it at least for another 5-10 hours. The case looked like it would hold up for that much time. It was a wiseco crank and a pro ex top end so I put it back together. I did order new rings and circlips.I was definitely worried about the wiseco crank but figured I'd get some time.

|

12/26/2017 12:39 PM

On to ordering parts here is the list.
Stem bearings
swingarm bearings
linkage bearings
shock bearings
axle bearings
new plastics went with 09 crf front fender and plate
I don't like the newer fenders that bend straight down
new brake lines
brake shields or covers
carb kit and choke, all hoses and jets
chain rollers top and bottom
chain slider
chain guide
chain was new from before so will use it again
new bars renthal 999 I believe
new gasket kit with seals
fly levers
tires mx3's
grips
clutch cable
throttle cable
air filter
Probably more will update if I remember anything else

|

12/26/2017 3:26 PM

Got these back first
Photo
Photo
so the wheels were done first
Photo
forks were done

|

12/26/2017 3:41 PM

was 2 weeks later for the frame
Photo
Photo
Photo
more parts coming in
Photo

|

12/26/2017 3:51 PM

Bottom end back together. Had to replace the crank vent too.
Photo
Photo
motor complete
Photo
Photo

|

12/26/2017 4:27 PM

Photo
Photo
Photo
Photo
Photo
|

12/26/2017 6:36 PM

Photo
Photo
Photo
Photo
Photo
Photo
Photo
Photo
|

12/26/2017 7:17 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/27/2017 9:33 AM

Getting to the finished product
Photo
Photo

|

12/27/2017 3:40 AM

It’s looking a lot better now!!

|

12/27/2017 4:04 AM

Wan't sure about colourway till it all went together but its looking good, look forward to seeing what graphics you go with

|

Now a member of the Orange brigade

12/27/2017 12:18 PM

TomC31 wrote:

It’s looking a lot better now!!

Thanks Tom

|

12/27/2017 12:20 PM

shuggs wrote:

Wan't sure about colourway till it all went together but its looking good, look forward to seeing what graphics you go with

Thanks shuggs will be posting graphics pictures soon.

|

12/27/2017 5:53 PM

Nice job. Looks good.

|

12/27/2017 6:07 PM

8686 wrote:

Nice job. Looks good.

Thank you

|

12/27/2017 6:23 PM

Always been a fan of the 125. They are the definition of fun for me.

|

12/27/2017 6:48 PM

Graphics from MotoPro
Photo
Photo
Photo
Photo

|

12/27/2017 7:37 PM

Video of my son first day on the bike. He is in the Navy and got home same day I finished for a 2 week leave. First time riding for him in 3 years.

|

12/28/2017 5:47 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/28/2017 5:48 AM

Love the graphics, I'm deciding whether to do this gen CR or the same year YZ for the Pre Mod (20+ year old bike) in my harescramble series, I don't like beating my MX bike up in the woods now. He rode great for being off 3 years, Looks like nice dirt on that track.

|

12/28/2017 6:15 AM

Rickyisms wrote:

Love the graphics, I'm deciding whether to do this gen CR or the same year YZ for the Pre Mod (20+ year old bike) in my harescramble series, I don't like beating my MX bike up in the woods now. He rode great for being off 3 years, Looks like nice dirt on that track.

Ricky, Thanks for the compliments and kind words. Track is Nocona mx best dirt in Texas posted on the entry sign. It must be nice to be young with no fear is what I tell him.

|

12/28/2017 9:18 AM

The bike turned out great... Good Job..
I know a lot of people hated the Gen 1 Honda's but there are ways to make them handle better and take some of the vibration out of them. KX Guru Racing is working on a project Gen 1 CR250R with a CR500R Engine.
And remember, just because some magazine writers or pro riders didn't like them didn't mean that they weren't good for the average trail rider.
Thanks for posting your project.

|

12/28/2017 9:30 AM

Looking good love the look. Looks like the suspension is working good for him.

|

12/28/2017 11:00 AM

Sandblaster wrote:

The bike turned out great... Good Job..
I know a lot of people hated the Gen 1 Honda's but there are ways to make them handle better and take some of the vibration out of them. KX Guru Racing is working on a project Gen 1 CR250R with a CR500R Engine.
And remember, just because some magazine writers or pro riders didn't like them didn't mean that they weren't good for the average trail rider.
Thanks for posting your project.

Sandblaster, Thanks for stopping by. We haven't had any problems with handling or vibrations at this point. Appreciate the comments.

|

12/28/2017 11:08 AM

lcgordon711 wrote:

Looking good love the look. Looks like the suspension is working good for him.

Thanks lcgorden711, He definitely put the suspension to the test. He is also about 10 lb's over what I had it set up for me, but he liked it. I won't be riding that hard because I have the fear of the Monday morning J.O.B

|