Re anodizing the logo on the 84 CR250RE

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2/21/2021 9:41 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/21/2021 9:42 PM

Figured I would ask here as the FB groups haven’t been much help in this situation.

I’m building a 84 CR250RE as a display piece for my personal collection. I’ve spent a lot tracking down as many nos parts as I can, however I cannot find a nos swingarm. I know there are still a few left out there, but finding one has become a pain.

My question is, can anyone recommend an anodizing place that can replicate the original logo?

I thought I had a lead out in the Netherlands.. but the guy I was dealing with turned out to be a fuckin idiot.

So any advice would be appreciated. Or a lead to a nos one...

Thanks.

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2/22/2021 10:00 PM

Is not the logo a sticker?

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2/23/2021 1:30 PM

https://www.facebook.com/unboundeddesigns/

These guys can remake those decals. Their replica work is top notch!

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Do It In The Dirt!

2/24/2021 10:00 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/25/2021 9:09 PM

Thanks, I’m not looking for a decal. The original was anodized into the swingarm.

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2/24/2021 11:04 PM

retrofun wrote:

Thanks, I’m not looking for a decal. The original was anodized into the swingarm.

(swing arm)

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2/25/2021 9:09 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/25/2021 9:10 PM

retrofun wrote:

Thanks, I’m not looking for a decal. The original was anodized into the swingarm.

mxracer666 wrote:

(swing arm)

Whoops, did not notice that.. it was pretty late when I replied.. it was a long day haha

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2/27/2021 4:35 AM

Honda just used decals, over bare alloy. They never anodised the decals/logos in.

To restore have them vapour blasted, then use scotch bright pads to get the original "brushed" finish. then apply the decal.


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2/27/2021 7:14 PM

Dont think you can even anodize a logo from the process.

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2/27/2021 7:40 PM

Pretty sure the OP is correct. I owned one way back then.

It was not a decal. Don't know if it was anodized but it was embedded in the swing arm.

It said PRO LINK 250R in red.

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2/28/2021 11:04 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/28/2021 11:07 AM

Honda had it listed as a emblem even though its been discontinued for years. It may or may not come on the swing arm if you find a new OEM one.On the 84 It said "250R" and on other years like 1985 it said "Prolink" but they were a separate part number so they wee replaceable so doubt they were anodized. The one in the pic said Prolink but for the specific year it would be just like what was on the bike, makes no difference because they have been long discontinued. I also know that they were expensive and they held up really well so not sure what they were made of, could have been clear coated on the swing arm but they were durable what ever they made them out of.

https://www.hondapartsnation.com/oemparts/a/hon/506bdb84f870023420a27aaf/mark

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Ed Johnson

2/28/2021 12:58 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/28/2021 1:14 PM

It's not a traditional decal.... anodized or some type of treatment in the surface


Stevie D, do you have any linkages for this model in stock?




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2/28/2021 2:20 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/28/2021 2:21 PM

Yep as quicken shows in his pic the 84 was not a decal. I’m thinking maybe it was silk screened on then clear anodized.

It’s definitely not easy to remove.

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2/28/2021 5:25 PM

They put a clear protective coat on the swingarm that might be why it looks anodized.

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Ed Johnson

2/28/2021 7:56 PM

Pretty sure the swingarm were clear anodized from the factory same as the fork lowers.

As for the logo it’s definitely not a decal.. if it was screen printed the paint used is translucent as you can see the the aluminum brushed marks through it. Photo

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3/1/2021 1:00 PM

Suzuki did the same for the "Full Floater" logo from 83-85. Printed directly on the swingarm, not a sticker.

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3/1/2021 6:27 PM

MXVet261 wrote:

Suzuki did the same for the "Full Floater" logo from 83-85. Printed directly on the swingarm, not a sticker.

That’s right I completely forgot about those, I had an 83 125.

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