My first restoration. Honda CR 250 1987

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8/9/2018 3:14 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/9/2018 3:16 AM

Good morning, everyone,

A few weeks ago, I found a 1987 Honda CR 250 on the French Craigslist.
The ad said that the bike is moving but that the transmission bearing is wrong (the previous owner put a 1988 instead of 1987).

Here it is.. :
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So far, I've taken the whole bike apart. I realized there's a lot of work to do. No two screws are the same. I even found a wood screw on the air box....

My goal is not to turn it into a museum bike. I want to ride in the best possible mechanical conditions. On a reasonable budget.

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8/9/2018 9:21 AM

Welcome & good luck with your restoration....that is a great bike to restore....

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8/9/2018 12:48 PM

Excellent!
Great choice for a resto. Did my 86 a year or so ago. Always working on a budget myself. Let us know what your looking for and maybe we can help.

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8/10/2018 5:25 AM

I see a lot of nos parts listed in Europe, so keep your eyes open. I have bought a few from Europe because I couldn't find them in the U.S.

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8/10/2018 5:52 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/10/2018 5:54 AM

Brett Campbell wrote:

I see a lot of nos parts listed in Europe, so keep your eyes open. I have bought a few from Europe because I couldn't find ...more

I think that there are more parts available (and way cheaper) in the U.S., compare to Europe (I am in France).

So far, I found all I needed here. I just did one order in the U.S. on RockyMountain for some Tusk tools.
Other orders are from France, UK, Italia.

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8/10/2018 6:03 AM

MCarthur wrote:

I think that there are more parts available (and way cheaper) in the U.S., compare to Europe (I am in France).

So far, I ...more

Funny as it always seems I'm ordering from Europe also!
Phil Denton Engineering and Woody's Vintage in the UK seem to have or reproduce all the hard to find stuff.

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8/10/2018 7:04 AM

hahaha, the grass is always greener...

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8/10/2018 7:12 AM

MCarthur wrote:

hahaha, the grass is always greener...

Yea...you're right! As long as it stays green, I'm OK!

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8/21/2018 12:43 PM

Hello,

Could someone tell me if we can put a crankshaft from 1992 to 2001 on the honda cr 250 1987 ? I read on the forum things in this sense but without confirmation.

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8/21/2018 8:47 PM

According to the Pro X website the same rod fits a 84-01 but the crank seal and bearing kit goes from 84-91 as the outer dia of the lh crank seal changed but the bearings and rh seal remain the same.

Honda parts shows different part numbers through all the years for the cranks and parts though...
I think honda changed weight and balance through that time but the dimensions remained the same, but perhaps Steve Denton or another Honda expert can confirm.

I know I'm not 100% sure what year crank I have in my bike as it was a eBay find. Heck I don't even have matching halves as the so called expert crank rebuilder I used made a mess of the job. Long story...

I can say there is only one shop in the states I'd use to do the next one, they cut the sheet metal stuffers off then reweld them back on after aligning the crank. I'd recommend doing your homework as this was a major headache for me.

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