2001 CR250 Restoration ==> New pipe Pro circuit Works

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12/18/2017 12:01 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/3/2019 1:14 PM

Hello everyone!

I am Maxime from France. Just in advance: sorry for my bad english level, i also use google translation: D
I will present you my 250CR 2001 that I restored a few months ago.
This is my first motorcycle restoration, I start and try to do my best.
The bike was bought in very bad condition: a lot of things have been changed.
The purpose of this restoration is to ride with this bike, not to decorate my living room^^

Some pictures of the bike when I brought it home.
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12/18/2017 12:57 PM

Cleaning the frame, exhaust pipe, forks and rear shocks
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All bearings have been changed. I do not have all the pictures of the different things renovated.
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12/18/2017 1:14 PM

Little part of the new pieces
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12/18/2017 2:00 PM

New tires and wheels, FMF PowercCore2. All brake piston and master cylinder seals changed, new hoses and brake pads.
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Check-up of the engine with original parts Honda: cylinder, piston, bearings...
I did not have a sandblaster, I just rubbed with iron straw and green Scotch-Brite pads.
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Engine inside
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With the Hinson clutch
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Black Moto-Seat cover, Renthal bar OEM, Renthal grips and donuts, clutch lever Protaper Profile, Hour counter, engine stop button
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12/18/2017 2:24 PM

All red and with a plate and front guard from 450 CRF 2016 Photo



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12/18/2017 2:36 PM

With a custom graphic kit (you can see my old 4 stroke bitch behind^^)
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12/18/2017 3:44 PM

nice job man.

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12/18/2017 3:56 PM

oldandslow1 wrote:

nice job man.

thanks wink

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12/18/2017 4:06 PM

Track day: Already covered of mud!
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Shooting with my 2005 450CRF Supermoto
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12/18/2017 7:01 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/18/2017 7:03 PM

Your build turned out great. I like the red plates and graphics.
Might run the front brake cable inside the fork leg.

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12/19/2017 4:07 AM

jmc2 wrote:

Your build turned out great. I like the red plates and graphics.
Might run the front brake cable inside the fork leg.

Thanks jmc2!
Yes i didn't even see the cable: i will try to move the cable inside the fork leg wink

New parts to change:
-MSR shift lever
-DSP carbon frame protection (very hard to find)
-IMS Pro Series footpegs

Currently with skate-board grip frame and shift lever from 450CRF (but not OEM fitment) and the very old footpegs.
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12/23/2017 5:09 PM

New parts !!!!
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12/23/2017 8:11 PM

Came out awesome, cool to see a 00-01 build.

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12/23/2017 10:12 PM

Magnifique travail smile

La chaîne youtube de Cameron pourrait te donner des petits tips intéressants :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFEDSSjAp1aIlVmgVrEWAOQ

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12/24/2017 4:32 AM

thanks BK_5.0 wink

Thank you WCRider: I discovered his YouTube channel yesterday following his post "$ 400 2003 CR250" and it is true that it is good renovation and explains how to proceed.

It looks really good. I maybe need to paint the suspension spring now ^^
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12/24/2017 7:34 PM

Looks good man! I thought the same thing and had my shock spring painted, I didn't like the original yellow.

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12/25/2017 3:45 PM

Very nice build.
Who did your graphics?
How do you like the gnarly pipe?

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12/29/2017 10:17 PM

yjgfikl wrote:

Looks good man! I thought the same thing and had my shock spring painted, I didn't like the original yellow.

Yes i have see your beautiful CR yjgfikl. It is true that it is much better in blue!


My graphics is made by JL Création.

I have no comparison with the fatty pipe but what I can say about the Gnarly is that it makes the engine very torquey at low speed.
I have to change it because it is much damaged and flees at several places so I hesitate between taking a GNARLY or take a Fatty.
Knowing that my cartridge and a POWERCORE2 what would you take?




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12/31/2017 7:53 AM

Godcho wrote:

Yes i have see your beautiful CR yjgfikl. It is true that it is much better in blue!


My graphics is made by JL Création.

I have no comparison with the fatty pipe but what I can say about the Gnarly is that it makes the engine very torquey at low speed.
I have to change it because it is much damaged and flees at several places so I hesitate between taking a GNARLY or take a Fatty.
Knowing that my cartridge and a POWERCORE2 what would you take?




I was hoping you had a comparison. I can only tell you with the stock pipe the motor is smooth off the bottom, does not have a hard hit but makes power up top very very well.
If you like the way it is now get the gnarly, if you find yourself wanting more top end get any other pipe. You will give up that low end power and find you need to use the clutch more. It's all about how you ride it and what you want.
Next up for mine will be getting the squish fixed, that should help the low-mid.

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1/3/2018 6:43 AM

FahQ what is the squish fixed?

Yes I would not be disappointed if I go from Gnarly to Fatty.

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1/5/2018 7:33 PM

Right now it's 1.5mm,
I'm thinking I have 3 options to reduce it to 1.0mm. (I run race fuel)
1. Take it off of the base of the cylinder, more low end.
2. Take it off the head.
3. Not sure if it's possible, but remove the head gasket and use Orings instead..

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2/2/2018 1:36 PM

New Helmet Fox V3 Le Preest Anaheim1 after a huge crash with my CR (knockout during 1 minute)

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3/9/2018 9:53 AM

It's time to change the old Gnarly pipe
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new Fatty VS old Gnarly
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3/12/2018 11:27 AM

It's time to ride !!!!
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3/13/2018 6:04 AM

I need your opinion guys!!!

After 1 hour in the mud you can see the poor condition of carbone frame protection DSP: the carbon begins to be attacked too...

===> Do we agree that this kind of protection is just good for a "showroom dirt bike" that never goes out of the garage?
Or I would like to know the secret so that your carbon parts lasts forever ...

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3/13/2018 7:10 AM

Nice build. Bike turned out great.

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3/13/2018 7:31 AM

After I wash my bike, I wipe the carbon fiber parts with WD40. They look like new again.

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3/13/2018 10:17 AM

I've been trying to load a picture of my 05 but can't for some reason. I had the same issue but figured I'd keep them since I paid kinda high dollar for them. My suggestion is....buy some Non Skid in clear or black from a skateboard shop, it's cheaper and you get a lot more for your money. Plus, they look good. Good looking bike by the way !!

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3/13/2018 4:39 PM

Here we go.Photo

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3/14/2018 4:46 AM

ledger wrote:

I've been trying to load a picture of my 05 but can't for some reason. I had the same issue but figured I'd keep them since I paid kinda high dollar for them. My suggestion is....buy some Non Skid in clear or black from a skateboard shop, it's cheaper and you get a lot more for your money. Plus, they look good. Good looking bike by the way !!

Thanks Ledger! Yes I think I do not have much choice to protect her. Before I also protected my frame with skid grip like you.

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