74 CR125M parts wanted

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1/9/2019 11:16 AM

Hi!

I am building a 74 125 for vintage racing this next season and I am needing (wanting) a few cool aftermarket bits for the bike. I am after a set of shocks, an aluminum swingarm and a trick looking head. It is curretly painted up like a 75 but plan to change that. Please let me know if you can help. Thanks!Photo



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1/9/2019 2:14 PM

I have a friend that has a Webco head, an early DG round tube arm and also a Red Line arm going up for sale. I can hook you guys up together if you want. He isn't on Vital.

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1/9/2019 6:40 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/9/2019 6:46 PM

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1/9/2019 6:57 PM

Wow. $499.00 and the title reads.

"DG PERFORMANCE 1974 1975 HONDA ELSINORE CR125M 17 FIN CYLINDER HEAD - NO DAMAGE"


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And the description reads.

"INCLUDES AN AWESOME RARE, UNDAMAGED, NOT CHIPPED, NOT ALTERED, DG HEAD FOR YOUR 74/75 ELSINORE CR125M. PLEASE SEE THAT I'VE WIPED THIS CLEAN, BUT I NOTICED AFTER TAKING PHOTOS THAT THE INNER COMPRESSION AREA IS SHOWING 3 TO 5 SPECS. THOSE ARE JUST DIRT FROM MY RAG. MY APOLOGIES. I HAVE NOT RECOATED IT. I'LL LEAVE THAT TO YOU. RUN IT 100% AS IT IS, OR CLEAN IT TO PAINT IT BEFORE USING. NO DAMAGE, YOU'LL SEE TYPICAL PREDETONATION IN OUTER CYLINDER SQUISH AREA, PRETTY TYPICAL OF THE DAY, BUT MINIMAL. GREAT OVERALL CONDITION."


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1/10/2019 7:09 AM

AHRMA361 wrote:

I have a friend that has a Webco head, an early DG round tube arm and also a Red Line arm going up for sale. I can hook you ...more

That would be excellent! Thanks a bunch! I will send you a PM.

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1/10/2019 7:13 AM

Thanks for the heads up on these, I will check them out. I thought the heads on ebay seemed kind of beat up for the prices they are asking too.

Got the whole thing torn down to the frame right now and it is getting a full gone through along with a fresh motor!

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1/10/2019 7:50 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/10/2019 7:58 AM

Elsie88 wrote:

Thanks for the heads up on these, I will check them out. I thought the heads on ebay seemed kind of beat up for the prices ...more

No problem, yeah, the heads as well as anything else seems very expensive, unfortunately, it is next to impossible to find a deal on any of these types of parts these days, so if you need something within a fairly short time frame, you usually just have to pay the price, but at these prices, it takes the fun out of building a hi perf bike imo.

I haven't checked out prices for cr125 stuff since I built my 1974 model in 1992. At that time I bought a nice fmf porcupine head and a nice dg for around $50.00 each. The aluminum dg swingarm was around $100.00. Got a deal on works performance shocks. A used fmf or dg pipe cost me $50.00. Porting and a reed valve from mossberger was around $300.00. I bought several cerriani and betor forks with tripple trees for $20.00 - $50.00 a set. Heck, I think i only paid around $350.00 for the entire bike at that time, lol.

I recently bought a 1980 yz250 to vintage race, and fortunately it was already ported by dg and had the rear shock modified by white brothers and the damper rods were modified by scotts performance and it had an answer silencer, so i didn't have to fork out another $2500.00 trying to make it work decent.

As far as rebuilding it goes, if you are not familiar with these, if you see anything that even remotely looks like wear on the gear cogs or slots or shift forks, replace them with brand new parts, because they love to pop out of gear after the trans has very little wear.

Also, it is extremely easy to over port and over carb them.


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1/10/2019 9:33 AM

Elsie88 wrote:

Thanks for the heads up on these, I will check them out. I thought the heads on ebay seemed kind of beat up for the prices ...more

Yep, beat to shit, broken fins, anodize finish corroded off, combustion chamber blown to bits and we want $799.00 for it. Insanity has set in.

The Webco head always seems to be the least expensive of the aftermarket heads but is the coolest running of them all. Big fins, lots of them and even has fins on the underside similar to the stock CR250M. It is also the heaviest one, right there with the extruded DG head.



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1/10/2019 12:31 PM

Elsie88 wrote:

That would be excellent! Thanks a bunch! I will send you a PM.

Got it. I passed your info on. He should be giving you a call.

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1/11/2019 9:04 AM

Thanks everyone for the tips and parts leads, very much appreciated! I can't wait to get it back together.

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