[FINISHED] ‘06 CR250 Factory Honda Build

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4/4/2018 2:46 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/4/2018 6:55 PM

Hey guys. I'm a little late on doing this as I'm already at the last step (waiting on suspension) but I figured I could still do a step by step of how this went. Hopefully I took enough pics to tell the story. Not really sure how the formatting will be so be patient with me (popping my vital build cherry). My scope of work is trying to get this thing to look a modern version of the 05/06 Factory Honda bikes without spending more money than i’d spend buying a brand new bike. I’m cutting a few corners because i plan on actually riding it rather than keeping in a showcase and would rather not mess up a one-off factory part. Photo

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Here is how I got her. She had "12 hours on the reframe" but that was definite BS. I rode it once and it just felt sloppy so I immediately framed it.

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My first step was bearing and seal replacement on the whole bike. Along with scuffing the hard parts.
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4/4/2018 2:55 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/4/2018 3:13 PM

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I skipped a few steps in the pics. I cleaned and scuffed the frame with the stuff Cameron N. uses on youtube. such a great finished product. for some reason it didnt really work on the engine cases. It left a dark residue throughout, so i just scuffed and scuffed and scuffed. You see the finished product. i took most of the visible bolts off of this bike and polished them individually. it was at this moment that i realized the time and effort put into these builds cannot be reflected by any dollar amount. I didnt take a pic of the other side because im going to get the Boyesen cover stripped and scuffed as well since the powdercoat is worn on it.

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4/4/2018 2:57 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/4/2018 3:00 PM

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Next I broke the carb down and cleaned it and reset the float level. Going to be putting it on the dyno as soon as I get it put back together and have it jetted and tuned for the PC pipe. I'm waiting on the plastic renew kit and ill use that on the airbox. Went ahead and replaced the mudflap.
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4/4/2018 3:41 PM

I got quite a few nice parts for a CR if interested let me know. Robinmac82@yahoo.com looking good so far!

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4/4/2018 4:05 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/4/2018 4:07 PM

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next was standing the clear anodize off the swing arm. Would not recommend doing this in the slightest bit. Tried to take it to the shop to get stripped but the bearings were already installed and you can’t put steel in the bath. I also tried oven cleaner and it didn’t work. Probably bought the wrong kind but it’s all water under the bridge. Also took apart both brake calipers and replaced seals and sanded pistons and slider bolts.
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4/4/2018 4:23 PM

macz400 wrote:

I got quite a few nice parts for a CR if interested let me know. Robinmac82@yahoo.com looking good so far!

What kind of parts do you have?

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4/4/2018 4:42 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/4/2018 4:43 PM

macz400 wrote:

I got quite a few nice parts for a CR if interested let me know. Robinmac82@yahoo.com looking good so far!

dylanv21 wrote:

What kind of parts do you have?

Dubya wheels, Ride Engineering triple clamps, CRF stuff 270mm rotor kit, CRF stuff Ti pegs, WC elite perch setup, complete seat with throttle jockey cover with ripples, ride engineering triples clamps for the bigger 48 and 49mm forks, carbon fiber chain guard.

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4/4/2018 5:55 PM

Shrouds rub on the frame on these bikes. Mine was the same, nice deep gouges both sides.

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4/4/2018 6:34 PM

Mx746 wrote:

Shrouds rub on the frame on these bikes. Mine was the same, nice deep gouges both sides.

i’m guessing the guy before me didn’t like that very much and filled in the rub marks with welds. it looks pretty good, i’d rather that than gouge marks on it.

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4/4/2018 6:44 PM

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Here are a few of the parts that will be going on the bike. i guess i forgot to mention that pretty much every part that was taken off was taken apart, cleaned, scuffed, and/or greased. i figured that could go without mentioning but i don’t want people to think i half assed it haha. Currently waiting on plastics/graphics/seat cover, pipe, triple clamps, and pegs to come in. Getting tired of waiting.
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4/5/2018 3:57 AM

That cameron guy has been crushing it with his stuff, definitely using his methods in the future. Bike is looking super clean so far! Have been trying to find a cheaper cr250 to clean up as well. Also waiting on the cr restyle kit too, getting anxious

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4/5/2018 5:23 AM

tsmitty2661 wrote:

That cameron guy has been crushing it with his stuff, definitely using his methods in the future. Bike is looking super clean ...more

i opted out of the full restyle kit. i like the older look with the exception of the front end. i’m going to do the ‘13-16 Honda look on the front.

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4/5/2018 5:32 AM

tsmitty2661 wrote:

That cameron guy has been crushing it with his stuff, definitely using his methods in the future. Bike is looking super clean ...more

jonahdru222 wrote:

i opted out of the full restyle kit. i like the older look with the exception of the front end. i’m going to do the ‘13-16 ...more

At first i wasnt too impressed but it will give me an excuse to mix the stock look up. I also came across this which pretty much made me want it, the stuff polisport posted made the kit look lame. You could wait for the polisport stuff to be available and just buy the front plate and fender so you dont need to modify the 13-16 stuff

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4/5/2018 5:39 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/5/2018 11:02 AM

tsmitty2661 wrote:

That cameron guy has been crushing it with his stuff, definitely using his methods in the future. Bike is looking super clean ...more

jonahdru222 wrote:

i opted out of the full restyle kit. i like the older look with the exception of the front end. i’m going to do the ‘13-16 ...more

tsmitty2661 wrote:

At first i wasnt too impressed but it will give me an excuse to mix the stock look up. I also came across this which pretty ...more

ive got applied making me a set of 09-18 450 clamps to match my fork bore so i don’t have to modify the plastics.

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4/5/2018 7:31 AM

looking good!

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4/5/2018 11:03 AM

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sneak peek cool

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4/5/2018 7:20 PM

What process did you use on the cases? I watch Cameron’s videos on YouTube but don’t remember any videos on cleaning the engine.

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4/5/2018 7:53 PM

zac_k3 wrote:

What process did you use on the cases? I watch Cameron’s videos on YouTube but don’t remember any videos on cleaning the ...more

just degreaser and maroon scotchbrite. lots and lots and lots of scrubbing. for the tight spaces i used a scuffball on a power drill. most of the engine parts are cast so i thought the mag wheel cleaner would work- and it did for the most part but it left a dark residue, then i used a degreaser to finish.

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4/10/2018 9:50 AM

macz400 wrote:

I got quite a few nice parts for a CR if interested let me know. Robinmac82@yahoo.com looking good so far!

dylanv21 wrote:

What kind of parts do you have?

macz400 wrote:

Dubya wheels, Ride Engineering triple clamps, CRF stuff 270mm rotor kit, CRF stuff Ti pegs, WC elite perch setup, complete ...more

Shoot me a text dude. I may be interested in some of those parts. 559-301-7491

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4/11/2018 9:14 AM

got the clutch cover stripped. not satisfied with the finish yet, going to scuff it up a bit more. got all the rest of the parts in but still waiting on suspension and graphics
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4/11/2018 7:02 PM

does anyone know how to get the pipe silver like this? works pipes typically have the heat lines from the welds and the rest of the pipe is darker but it looks like the factory guys got rid of most of it and got them looking trick and silver. any help?Photo

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4/14/2018 9:19 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/14/2018 9:21 PM

jonahdru222 wrote:

does anyone know how to get the pipe silver like this? works pipes typically have the heat lines from the welds and the rest ...more

A fine wire wheel. Im pretty sure they did this to the pipe sections before they were welded together. Production pipes are left raw and not shined up before they're welded.

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5/3/2018 9:10 AM

sooooooo ready to rip this thing. also just got the Keihin in today from JD Jetting. Will post pics when I install it even though that's not really cool to look at. Ended up getting the short body for peace of mind. PhotoPhoto Photo

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5/3/2018 6:22 PM

Turned out awesome! Love the Woody graphics

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5/4/2018 1:44 PM

jonahdru222 wrote:

sooooooo ready to rip this thing. also just got the Keihin in today from JD Jetting. Will post pics when I install it even ...more

Soooooooooooo I am just slightly confused on why you made the custom clamps.....

Did you have them made strictly for the plastics to bolt up from the newer CRF's or are you planning on using a different set of forks?

Ill bet these newer "A-Kit" replica style forks that came on the 2018 CRF450's would be sooooo sweet to run on these last gen CR 2 strokes.

I for one would really like to know the upper tube outer diameters as compared to the 47mm showa twin chamber spring forks that were used from 1997/1998- up ....with the last real generation being on the 2002-2008 CR/CRF's

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5/4/2018 1:59 PM

Lightning78 wrote:

Soooooooooooo I am just slightly confused on why you made the custom clamps.....

Did you have them made strictly for the ...more

i made “custom clamps” because yes, i wanted the newer style front end plastics and i wanted a different offset, but also if i ever did want to upgrade to the bigger forks i would just have to bore out the clamps, which i can do in our machine shop. it was only $90 extra to have the clamps made to fit 47mm forks. plus, who doesn’t like red clamps?!

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5/4/2018 8:25 PM

jonahdru222 wrote:

i made “custom clamps” because yes, i wanted the newer style front end plastics and i wanted a different offset, but also if i ...more

Thats AWESOME!! thank you for clarifying that for me. Im looking at putting 2006-up YZ KYB SSS forks on my 2003 KX250 which uses the same forks the 2004 YZ' used which I believe can take the newer forks w/o a triple clamp change....hance since my 03 KX250 uses the same forks as the 04 YZ's, by deduction I should be able to slide in the KYB SSS forks into my 03 KX250 clamps w/o needing to change them. I dont want to change them for fear of it changing the feel/rigity of the bike which ive experienced before.

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5/5/2018 11:39 AM

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5/5/2018 4:04 PM

What a nice build. Congrats!

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5/5/2018 4:06 PM

Good looking scooter, well done.

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