92 Honda CRE250 Enduro

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6/17/2018 6:22 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/17/2018 6:31 PM

Hi All, i'm currently in parts hunting mode to gather the stuff for my next build, a HM Italy CRE250! i'm putting the word out to see if anyone has anything for a CRE. these things were rare when they were current, so parts are very tough to come by. I've found a few rare bits, but there are a few things i'm still looking for.... Below are a few examples of the bike



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6/17/2018 6:28 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/14/2019 6:57 AM

Here's what I've found so far...





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6/17/2018 6:30 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/17/2018 6:33 PM

These are currently at the top of my list of parts I still need... calling on the power of Vital to help me locate them!
Acerbis 035 Spark arrestor/silencer and upper fork guards for Marzocchi Magnum 45mm Conventional forks.




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6/19/2018 4:36 PM

Let's see pics of your bike as is.

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6/19/2018 5:28 PM

queen of spodes wrote:

Let's see pics of your bike as is.

As soon as I actually get the base bike I’ll be happy to show ya! Actively hunting for that too, will find the right deal soon

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7/24/2018 8:24 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/24/2018 8:28 PM

i wouldn't mind one of those Acerbis 035 mufflers..
i have a NOS CRE kit (not for sale)...consider some Paioli forks as those were used as well..


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7/26/2018 3:58 PM

That CRE125 is sooo rad.
Yellow front fender, conventional forks ... man!
Just any 125 enduro 2t is cool enough without it being vintage.

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7/26/2018 4:24 PM

YZed250 wrote:

That CRE125 is sooo rad.
Yellow front fender, conventional forks ... man!
Just any 125 enduro 2t is cool enough without it being vintage.

i got this 150 from Kevin Hines himself.. his old race bike

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7/27/2018 7:10 AM

That is extremely cool! You almost never see an all original one like that! Can you post some more pics of whatever that carbon bit on the bottom of the tank is? Is it a heat shield or some sort of tank extension?

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7/27/2018 2:54 PM

mxracer618 wrote:

That is extremely cool! You almost never see an all original one like that! Can you post some more pics of whatever that carbon bit on the bottom of the tank is? Is it a heat shield or some sort of tank extension?

it's a one-off tank he (E-Line) made from carbon/kevlar to allow use of the stock tank and still have the range to make it between the gas stops at national enduros. pretty slick.. the 250 and 260 models just used Clarke large plastic tanks

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7/27/2018 8:55 PM

mxracer618 wrote:

That is extremely cool! You almost never see an all original one like that! Can you post some more pics of whatever that carbon bit on the bottom of the tank is? Is it a heat shield or some sort of tank extension?

OBD wrote:

it's a one-off tank he (E-Line) made from carbon/kevlar to allow use of the stock tank and still have the range to make it between the gas stops at national enduros. pretty slick.. the 250 and 260 models just used Clarke large plastic tanks

Thanks for the pic! That is really neat! I’ve seen a few with the Clarke tank but I ordered an IMS for mine because I like the quality a little better.....

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8/7/2018 1:52 PM

I have a very nice Pro Circuit spark arrester for the 92-96 CR250 if anyone is interested....

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8/15/2018 11:54 PM





Slowly but surely inching ever closer.... found this NOS Acerbis rally front fender. These are a bit wider than a stock Honda fender and deflect mud/water better
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8/16/2018 5:39 PM

This is my favorite topic on Vital currently. Have always wanted a ‘96 CRE with Paioli forks!

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8/24/2018 5:47 PM

Moto Mofo wrote:

This is my favorite topic on Vital currently. Have always wanted a ‘96 CRE with Paioli forks!

I’m glad you’re into it! Marzocchi Magnum 45mm forks are first on my list, but I’ve been keeping an eye out for some Paoli’s too!

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10/27/2018 10:54 PM

Finally found the Marzocchi Magnum 45mm conventional fork guards.... one more super rare part checked off the list!

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10/28/2018 12:27 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/28/2018 12:28 PM

Nice find. I think I saw those when I was snagging these purple ones for my 95

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10/30/2018 6:46 AM

OBD wrote:

Nice find. I think I saw those when I was snagging these purple ones for my 95



Nice! Did you get them from parts-traders on eBay? That guy has all sorts of good stuff, I just got another set of old Acerbis handguards from him... what are you using those purple fork guards on?
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11/14/2018 10:49 PM

CREs are super cool. Keep us posted on the build. I plan to build a 90' CRE style tribute bike out of my 90' 250. It won't be too authentic but it will be an enduro CR. I don't have the budget to find original pieces. Looking fwd to see how this comes together.
Greg

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11/17/2018 8:51 AM

avmechanic wrote:

CREs are super cool. Keep us posted on the build. I plan to build a 90' CRE style tribute bike out of my 90' 250. It won't be too authentic but it will be an enduro CR. I don't have the budget to find original pieces. Looking fwd to see how this comes together.
Greg

will do, i'm in the middle of seling my house and moving to idaho, so all projects are on hold for a bit, but as soon as we're settled at the new place i'm going to get serious about finishing this one.
the '90 will be cool, it's not as expensive as you think to find the original parts. most people don't know what they have, so it just takes more patience than money. i've been hunting CRE parts for two years, and don't have as much into it as you'd expect. Hit me up when you get started, I have an HRC lighting coil & heavy flywheel that will probably work on that bike.

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11/17/2018 9:14 AM

avmechanic wrote:

CREs are super cool. Keep us posted on the build. I plan to build a 90' CRE style tribute bike out of my 90' 250. It won't be too authentic but it will be an enduro CR. I don't have the budget to find original pieces. Looking fwd to see how this comes together.
Greg

mxracer618 wrote:

will do, i'm in the middle of seling my house and moving to idaho, so all projects are on hold for a bit, but as soon as we're settled at the new place i'm going to get serious about finishing this one.
the '90 will be cool, it's not as expensive as you think to find the original parts. most people don't know what they have, so it just takes more patience than money. i've been hunting CRE parts for two years, and don't have as much into it as you'd expect. Hit me up when you get started, I have an HRC lighting coil & heavy flywheel that will probably work on that bike.

Oh man that kit would be sweet..
I’m looking to make one like this from an ‘87

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11/17/2018 11:01 AM

avmechanic wrote:

CREs are super cool. Keep us posted on the build. I plan to build a 90' CRE style tribute bike out of my 90' 250. It won't be too authentic but it will be an enduro CR. I don't have the budget to find original pieces. Looking fwd to see how this comes together.
Greg

mxracer618 wrote:

will do, i'm in the middle of seling my house and moving to idaho, so all projects are on hold for a bit, but as soon as we're settled at the new place i'm going to get serious about finishing this one.
the '90 will be cool, it's not as expensive as you think to find the original parts. most people don't know what they have, so it just takes more patience than money. i've been hunting CRE parts for two years, and don't have as much into it as you'd expect. Hit me up when you get started, I have an HRC lighting coil & heavy flywheel that will probably work on that bike.

Nice. I would for sure be interested in the lighting coil. Unfortunately I would not be able to buy it immediately as I just had a $2000 bill for fixing my truck and a notice of reduced work days for the next couple months. Money is just too tight. If you want PM me a price and an email to get ahold of you. We can see what kind of plan we could do in the spring.
Greg

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12/16/2018 4:09 PM

mxracer618 wrote:

Here's what I've found so far...





where'd you source the Acerbis rear fenders?

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12/17/2018 7:06 AM

OBD wrote:

where'd you source the Acerbis rear fenders?

I just got lucky. I found them both on eBay, over the course of the last few years. One came from Australia, and cost me about $100, the just a few weeks later I scored the second one for only $30 from the Chaparral Motorsports eBay store.
it's also worth mentioning that I tried to order a UFO enduro fender from MDracingproducts in the UK, the ones in the picture are what I wanted, but what showed up was a moto style CR fender with the large black taillight bolted under the fender. I've got nothing bad to say about how they handled the situation, but I was bummed that the pic was not correct, and they still haven't updated the listing with the correct photo.




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12/17/2018 7:14 AM

Yeah that’s the same situation a friend of mine just ran into with the Moto style fender. Ordered it from the same place with the same result. Sucks because I was counting on them for a couple of the fenders like they have in their ad
Well if you see anymore for sale or if you decide to part with one of yours please let me know.

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12/17/2018 7:59 AM

OBD wrote:

Yeah that’s the same situation a friend of mine just ran into with the Moto style fender. Ordered it from the same place with the same result. Sucks because I was counting on them for a couple of the fenders like they have in their ad
Well if you see anymore for sale or if you decide to part with one of yours please let me know.

Will do! I'm going to keep the two i have, but i'll definitely jump on every one I see.

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12/17/2018 8:16 AM

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12/17/2018 8:25 AM

OBD wrote:

This:


yeah, that's the one. I have eBay alerts set up for a lot of Acerbis part numbers.

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12/18/2018 6:46 AM

OBD wrote:

i wouldn't mind one of those Acerbis 035 mufflers..
i have a NOS CRE kit (not for sale)...consider some Paioli forks as those were used as well..


So if possible, can you please post some more pics and/or dimensions on that rear fender support/grab bar? i'm losing hope that i'll ever find one, and am just going to build it.

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12/18/2018 6:51 AM




Another lucky break! found a set of Applied clamps that are made for the Marzocchi Magnum 45mm conventional forks!
Also found an unused set of those forks! i'll still have to figure out a caliper carrier, axle and wheel spacers, but this part of the project just got a lot easier.
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