91 CR-250 PROJECT

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5/31/2018 10:32 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/9/2018 12:15 AM

Just started on this 91 CR-250, that had been left
to die in a barn in Spain for 20 years!
Engine is away for rebuild, so
Ive started to build Up the bike.
It was pretty low hours, so most is
salvageable.
Ive got plenty of trick bits for it, and
ive always liked the 1987 look,
so this is a 1991-1987 replica!!
the fuel tank and rad shrouds
are from a 1990 CR 125.
Footpegs are from a late CRF,
and fit pretty easy with a bit
of grinding down.
the seat has a new high foam fitted,
and along with the fat bar risers fitted
it makes the bike feel more
like a modern bike when riding,
as you are on the bike!
Not in it !! As these old bikes used to feel .
Ive put a brand new Ohlins shock from 96-CR-250, and ill run 1988 CR-250
Conventional forks on it.
Ill add more pics as build progresses Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo

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5/31/2018 12:55 PM

Excellent. I love this generation of bike. 88' to 91' are my favourites. I do love the look of the 86/87' too. I have a 1990 in boxes I plan to do in the next couple years. I was thinking of doing the 87' look as well. Keep us posted on the build. Thanks for sharing.
Greg

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5/31/2018 12:55 PM

Ive fitted a CRF steering damper to
get rid of the dreaded headshake! Photo

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5/31/2018 2:41 PM

avmechanic wrote:

Excellent. I love this generation of bike. 88' to 91' are my favourites. I do love the look of the 86/87' too. I have a 1990 in boxes I plan to do in the next couple years. I was thinking of doing the 87' look as well. Keep us posted on the build. Thanks for sharing.
Greg

No problem Greg,
ill upload pics as I go along,
ive got a 1990 CR-125
Which is just about finished
which is also a 1987 lookalike.
ill upload some pics of that
next week,

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6/5/2018 8:25 PM

xotom125 wrote:

Ive fitted a CRF steering damper to
get rid of the dreaded headshake! Photo

I would like to weld a mount on my bike frame when I prep it for my build. Could you give some dimensions on what is needed to mount one of these dampers? I have a Scotts on MY KTM and was thinking of getting a second mount kit for my bike when I build it but one of these might be a good option. Thanks.
Greg

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6/9/2018 12:03 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/9/2018 12:27 AM

xotom125 wrote:

Ive fitted a CRF steering damper to
get rid of the dreaded headshake! Photo

avmechanic wrote:

I would like to weld a mount on my bike frame when I prep it for my build. Could you give some dimensions on what is needed to mount one of these dampers? I have a Scotts on MY KTM and was thinking of getting a second mount kit for my bike when I build it but one of these might be a good option. Thanks.
Greg

Hi Greg,
the lug that I weld on is piece of 20mm steel bar
cut about 15mm thick, and then I cut a
7mm thread into it, then weld to frame
before being powdercoated.
as the CRF damper bolts are 7mm!
The centre of the thread that I cut in the lug is 8cm up from bottom
of frame headstock
mounting tube.
for the clamps, i usually
mount the damper to the
frame and fit the clamps,
then I check the best
place to drill and
tap the 7mm thread
hole, making sure the
damper doesn't top
or bottom out,
as it depends on what clamps you
are going to use, as to
where you can tap the
hole in the clamps.
ive fitted a least 10
of these on old cr's
and never had any problems,
I always run a cycra vented
front race plate
as it gives you a big
gap between the plate
and damper to allow free
movement.
try and buy the damper with the
bolts and spacers as it makes it
easier to fit correctly.

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6/9/2018 9:43 PM

xotom125 wrote:

Ive fitted a CRF steering damper to
get rid of the dreaded headshake! Photo

avmechanic wrote:

I would like to weld a mount on my bike frame when I prep it for my build. Could you give some dimensions on what is needed to mount one of these dampers? I have a Scotts on MY KTM and was thinking of getting a second mount kit for my bike when I build it but one of these might be a good option. Thanks.
Greg

xotom125 wrote:

Hi Greg,
the lug that I weld on is piece of 20mm steel bar
cut about 15mm thick, and then I cut a
7mm thread into it, then weld to frame
before being powdercoated.
as the CRF damper bolts are 7mm!
The centre of the thread that I cut in the lug is 8cm up from bottom
of frame headstock
mounting tube.
for the clamps, i usually
mount the damper to the
frame and fit the clamps,
then I check the best
place to drill and
tap the 7mm thread
hole, making sure the
damper doesn't top
or bottom out,
as it depends on what clamps you
are going to use, as to
where you can tap the
hole in the clamps.
ive fitted a least 10
of these on old cr's
and never had any problems,
I always run a cycra vented
front race plate
as it gives you a big
gap between the plate
and damper to allow free
movement.
try and buy the damper with the
bolts and spacers as it makes it
easier to fit correctly.

Great info. Thanks. I will weld a lug on the next frame I do up.
Greg

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6/10/2018 11:12 PM

Is the 96 shock the same length eye to eye as the 91 ?

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6/10/2018 11:29 PM

The 96 shock is practically the exact same
length, at 46.5cm or there abouts,
within a couple of mm,
my suspension man
has the list of all exact
lengths for every year
Honda cr, and I am going
to ask him for a copy
Of all the lengths for
future reference,

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