$400 2003 CR250

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12/23/2017 8:13 AM

Hey guys! New to the forum, after seeing all these awesome builds I couldn't help but join in. Starting with a 2003 CR250 in rough shape. Good thing it was cheap! All the progress will be posted on YouTube. First three videos are up already. Enjoy!

The poor thing when I brought her home


12/23/2017 8:18 AM

I'm a big fan of your youtube channel Cameron. Keep it up the good work.


12/23/2017 9:56 AM

Your YouTube channel's great! Keep posting updates on this


Heavy Hitter

12/23/2017 10:25 AM

Nice! Could watch that all day


12/23/2017 10:59 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/23/2017 11:02 AM

Same here - great channel and watch it all the time. My guilty pleasure is watching grenade’d engines being torn down!


12/23/2017 11:00 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/23/2017 11:01 AM

Double post


12/23/2017 11:05 AM

Good lord! Ape hangers!!


12/23/2017 1:38 PM

Im subscribed you make amazing videos keep up the build.


12/23/2017 4:16 PM

Bars need to be taller


12/24/2017 8:25 AM

Good to see you on the forum now Cameron !
Been watching your videos on YouTube since the beginning, you're doing a great job.

Nice work done already on that bike, can't wait to see this thing finished.


12/24/2017 10:44 PM

Thanks a ton guys!! The support is much appreciated. Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas.

Here's the latest video


12/27/2017 7:06 AM

Watching you tear down bikes and clean parts is so relaxing.

I want to buy a part or two from you but you don't have any for my 2 bikes. Ill keep checking.


12/27/2017 8:45 AM

Nice!!! Dang, top notch cleaning!!!! Thanks for posting!


12/27/2017 12:04 PM

Another vote for "glad to have you on vital"... Love your vids! Keep up the good work, sir!


12/27/2017 2:11 PM

Great videos, for small holes I use a babies toothbrush - nice and small head?


Now a member of the Orange brigade

12/27/2017 10:18 PM

Thx for the kind comments guys!

Latest update:


1/2/2018 2:21 PM

New video just posted!


1/2/2018 7:23 PM

Parts are looking awesome man!


1/2/2018 11:00 PM

Damn, stuff came out great!


1/3/2018 11:10 AM

You said your cleaning tank was about 140 degrees. What is the heat source??
I have a parts cleaner, but I'd rather work with the Simple Green and I live in the great white north, so working in warm liquid is quite appealing.


1/3/2018 1:22 PM


1/3/2018 1:23 PM

Just subscribed to you channel, enjoying the cr build, keep up the good work!


1/3/2018 10:26 PM

I appreciate it everyone! As far as the heated parts washer, currently working on a video that covers everything I've done to it.


1/4/2018 7:13 AM

Cameron Niemela wrote:

I appreciate it everyone! As far as the heated parts washer, currently working on a video that covers everything I've done to ...more

Your videos are great. My wife thinks I'm nuts when I'm sat there watching you clean old dirbike parts on my iPad.


1/6/2018 9:19 AM

Latest video is now live!


1/9/2018 1:54 PM

Enjoying the build. Looking forward to more details on this parts washer.


1/9/2018 9:28 PM

That's not exactly what I would call rough shape, especially for $400. That thing actually has probably relatively low hours: original seat cover, pipe is dented but still the stock one, clutch cover is not super worn out, frame/swingarm seems free of any major dents/wear. Everything is a little beat up but seems original, heck those tires might even be its first set. My guess is that it was owned by someone that wasn't really into dirtbikes that much, beat her around a bit, and then put it a corner to collect dust for a long time. Either way, heck of a find!!


1/13/2018 10:04 AM

Just added another video guys!


1/14/2018 7:43 AM

Digging the vids ! Keep em coming... Great job on the detail on them BTW.


Speak softly and carry a big stick.

2/5/2018 12:19 PM

Happy Monday everyone! Posted up a new video: