CR250 progress over the years

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5/31/2020 7:41 PM

Some of the old timers know I've been nursing a Cr250 project in fits and starts. Committed this year to finish it (so I can start a different project tongue ), and finally and getting there. Have to sort rear brake anchor, seat, fit the front fender, and graphics. And half dozen things I can't remember now.

Here's the starting point ... brought it home like this after I found it in want ads. Want ads...that's a while ago

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5/31/2020 7:45 PM

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5/31/2020 7:49 PM

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5/31/2020 7:54 PM

Lots of help and encouragement over the years from Newwman and TyDog, Kenny especially kind in some part swaps. Bits from PDE, HollyEquip (the pipe, impressive fit), and even the old Jastco company. Been good to spin wrenches.

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5/31/2020 11:48 PM

Stunning,one of my favorite bikes.love that era.
Nice work.

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6/1/2020 7:49 AM

Very Nice!

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6/1/2020 9:25 AM

BEAUTIFUL. Thank you for the update and I have been honored to do what pissy little part that I did. I’m happy to hear the wrenches are therapy!!
You know my number if you need anything else my friend!

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6/1/2020 10:27 AM

Looks fantastic . Great job.

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6/1/2020 11:13 AM

Very nice! Did you refurbish parts like the muffler?

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6/3/2020 4:43 AM

Outstanding.

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6/3/2020 1:15 PM

Brian_Bowles wrote:

Very nice! Did you refurbish parts like the muffler?

I think pipe and silencer both are from Holly, in Japan.

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6/3/2020 1:32 PM

That's inspiring me FTE! Awesome looking CR you have there. Where did you source all your new hardware from?

I am redoing my 1979. I raced it for a while and it needs gone back through as it is now just a garage queen. I finally got my Fox arm for it to put on when I get to it.

Here it is when I first built it. I have the proper Fox spring shocks on it now.
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6/3/2020 4:32 PM

That's a beaut!! Hardware largely OEM from stock or if NLA where I can find it, a lot on Ebay. I did find a site that had some rare NOS consumables that I picked up, like the rubber strap at the rear of the tank. Other bits from Holly Equipment, PDE and the old John Astleford Co. It's going to take a long time to sell of the spares.

Need some tweaking on the PDE roller lower as the original Fox arm with the 17.75s drops down too far to leave enough room for chain, but it is beautiful and I want to keep it on the bike

Ready to buy another Fox arm anytime anyone is scratching an itch to sell, mines got some tattered bits. Pretty scarce, even scarcer than that gold rear sun rim, which is a unique single model version unlike a lot of the Sun rims that cross models and OEMs. I owe Kenny one still I think, but my memory is going.

Thanks all, having fun with this one again.

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6/4/2020 5:40 PM

Holy Moly FTE! Great job! Although I don't expect less from you

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6/8/2020 3:49 AM

Excellent job FTE! Really good work as usual. Not sure I ever posted any pics up of ours that we finished this year after around 4-5 years of parts hunting/slow progress. Had some parts off you years ago if you remember (NOS Kickstart/gear lever etc). Similar build spec to yours by the looks of it (Fox Forx/Shox/Swingarm/Gold Rims)...can't beat that look!

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6/8/2020 3:54 AM

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6/8/2020 10:40 AM

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Love it!!!!

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6/8/2020 10:49 AM

MaxPower wrote:

Holy Moly FTE! Great job! Although I don't expect less from you

Thanks all! Like I said, it's more a build than a restore, and there are some cobby spots that would get worked out over time. But to be honest, there was a bit of perfect getting in the way of good and getting stalled, especially in the paralysis of using NOS bits. I was stuck at the carb, and Stevie's comments on the ease and performance using an airstryker on this model was the tipping point and I went who cares if its not pure. So I just resolved to build it out and not worry too much about that stuff; like, once tricky stuff went on it wasn't coming off again, lol. It'll shine for a bit but no one would have a heart attack that taking it for a lap will wear the prom queen off.

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6/8/2020 1:39 PM

OUTSTANDING

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