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My current 1989 Honda CR250 resto

Postby 1984CR50RE » Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:54 pm

1989 Honda CR250R
One of my current restoration projects with a huge amount of time and money in so far!
New aluminium clutch inner case with new wiseco clutch case gasket set and new impellor ,2X waterpump gasket just for starters,
Swingarm has had 25 - 30 hours work hand polishing to mirror and new pro-link decals straight from Honda Glasgow ready to be fitted along with new rad scoop decals
I cant seem to upload pics on here so see bikepics under username redordead. ( LOTS OF NEW PICS JUST UPLOADED JANUARY 2011 )......( 27 / 05 / 2012 STILL BUYING STILL BUILDING )

The pics of the bike complete on BIKEPICS . com were all taken before i took it apart, it looked quite good beforehand with the new plastics and tyres etc but needed a whole load of work on the engine and suspension and brakes,
Mostly all done ( I WISH ) so it will be rebuilt soon!

Will hopefully be up for sale soon with lots of spares including another 1989 cr250 frame and subframe and many more parts.
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Re: My current 1989 Honda CR250 resto

Postby 2 Strokes » Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:26 am

'89, wasn't that the first of the USD Fork models?

Should be nice when it's done, so why sell it straight off?
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Re: My current 1989 Honda CR250 resto

Postby 1984CR50RE » Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:40 am

I wish i could but my bank says otherwise:-(
Did you have a look at my photos from before the stripdown?
Frame will be back to R134 fighting red and
if i can get one a new fighting red seat cover too.
Any idea how to post a pic on here?
Cheers Alex
P.S. I love your 250 its sweet just existing still!
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Re: My current 1989 Honda CR250 resto

Postby 2 Strokes » Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:05 am

Yes, I saw the frame in Shasta White.

There's a Red seat cover on ebay at the moment. Listed for a 500, but I think they're the same?

You need to use an image hosting site such as photobucket or imageshack. Click on the insert image icon on the tool bar. If you hold the mouse pointer above the icon, it tells you what that icon does.

If you do it right, you end up with a picture like this...

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Re: My current 1989 Honda CR250 resto

Postby 1984CR50RE » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:08 pm

CHEERS FOR THE HELP WITH THE PICS!
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THESE PICS WERE TAKEN A COUPLE OF DAYS BEFORE I STARTED STRIPPING IT DOWN FOR A COMPLETE REBUILD!
BEING HONEST IT WASN'T TOO BAD BEFORE AS IT HAS HAD A MAINLY COSMETIC REBUILD RECENTLY BUT HAD BEEN PUT BACK TOGETHER WITHOUT ALL THE LITTLE IMPORTANT BITS BEING DONE SO TIME TO DO IT PROPERLY AND GIVE IT ANOTHER DECADE OR TWO TO RAISE SOME MORE SMILES:-)
THANKS FOR READING AND SAFE RIDING TO ALL!
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Re: My current 1989 Honda CR250 resto

Postby 1984CR50RE » Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:05 pm

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QUOTE UPDATED 25 /05/ 2012 I SHOULD HAVE MENTIONED ALL THOSE MONTHS AGO WHEN I POSTED THESE PICS THAT THIS WAS THE BIKE BEFORE I STARTED THE RESTO!
THESE PICS WERE TAKEN A COUPLE OF DAYS BEFORE I STARTED STRIPPING IT DOWN FOR A COMPLETE REBUILD!
BEING HONEST IT WASN'T TOO BAD BEFORE AS IT HAS HAD A MAINLY COSMETIC REBUILD RECENTLY BUT HAD BEEN PUT BACK TOGETHER WITHOUT ALL THE LITTLE IMPORTANT BITS BEING DONE SO TIME TO DO IT PROPERLY AND GIVE IT ANOTHER DECADE OR TWO TO RAISE SOME MORE SMILES:-)
THANKS FOR READING AND SAFE RIDING TO ALL!
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Re: My current 1989 Honda CR250 resto

Postby 2 Strokes » Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:26 pm

Looks good!

Do you get to use it much?

I went out into the garage the other night to check over my CR500 motor, only to find that the main bearing on the generator side has some play in it. I was only looking to do a quick repair after it threw a chain. Looks like I've caught it just in time...

Luckily, I have a spare case, so should be fine..
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Re: My current 1989 Honda CR250 resto

Postby 1984CR50RE » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:32 pm

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SOME OF THE BITS SO FAR

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HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!
MY NEW SEAT COVER AT LAST:-)

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AND MADE A START ON THE LINKAGE KIT

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NOT LOOKING LIKE A QUICK SWAP :-(
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SEVERAL HOURS AND A COUPLE OF SOAR THUMBS LATER ALL REMOVED AND READY FOR A QUICK DRESSING AND REFIT:-)
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Re: My current 1989 Honda CR250 resto

Postby 1984CR50RE » Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:03 pm

Time for a long over due update with the build i think!
To date i am now about 8 months and about 2K in doing this bike!
Almost everything other than the yokes, main frame and engine and ecu has been replaced at least once due to wrong bits arriving or parts bought not being good enough :evil: Tank X3 Swing arm X2 Rear subframe X2 Seat unit X1 now recovered.
After spending a load of hours polishing the swingarm by hand I found a hairline crack along the factory weld on the upper left side of the linkage hump :o(
Afew weeks later just by chance I found a 1988 cr250 donor bike and made the trip to collect it!
I thought i would get quite a few parts i needed from it but alas most parts are slightly different including the swingarm and linkage! BUMMER!!!!!
So back to Ebay again but UK spares for these bikes is limited for choice so i bought a real nice already polished swingarm from California :o)) Wasn't cheap but it was from a very low hour bike so its well worth the £126 outlay!
The forks are now ready with both 1989 upper alloy tubes removed and replaced with awesom looking 1991 cr250 upper tubes. I know this is straying from the original slightly lighter shade of gold tubes but my tubes were crap and the later tubes are a far nicer gold!
All in after having bought the mint 91 forks and having all internals and lowers transplanted and serviced it was just another couple of big notes away.
see below for a few updated pics :lol:

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My frame looking a bit naked LOL

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It took a long while to get it stripped but the effort was well worth it!

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The replacement seat from the 88 donor bike!

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Off with the old Tecnosel cover!

I'm pretty sure lockjaw is in the post from the crap old rusty staples :o))

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And on with the new cover :o))
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Here are a few of the new bits going on!
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I will add more later this evening if poss!
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MORE BITS IN THE BOX ABOVE THAT I COULDN'T FIT ON THE TABLE:-)

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Re: My current 1989 Honda CR250 resto

Postby 2 Strokes » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:53 pm

Making progress I see.

After all your hard work, I hope the frame is going to be the right colour.. ;o) :o))
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Re: My current 1989 Honda CR250 resto

Postby billzair » Fri May 18, 2012 6:12 am

was just wonder if you bought that inner clutch cover new or used? i need one for my 89' cr250 restore project also. any info would be great! Nice job on the bike so far.
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Re: My current 1989 Honda CR250 resto

Postby 1984CR50RE » Sat May 26, 2012 2:35 am

Hi bud, thanks for the reply! The right crankcase cover came from ebay seller jake1710 in the states used but in very low hour condition!. It cost me £79 to buy and a further £30 to have it posted then another £15 in import duty and an £8 parcelforce charge.
Unfunnily enough i am now waiting for the right crankcase from the same engine arriving from the same seller! :o(
Boooooooooooooo hiiiiissssssssssssssssss i found a couple of hairline cracks at the sump plug :evil: so the whole engine is getting oem bearings and seals to go with the new crankcase.
I have now bought bits for this bike from all over the planet and if you look up my (wifes) ebay username lilacshelly27 you will see most of my ebay purchases for this bike over the last 9 or 10 months!
Check all these sellers other items as you will find a huge amount of NOS parts and very nice condition parts from breakers mostly in the U.S. who specialise in CR250 and 500's
My top man in New Mexico ebay U.S. seller xxtoltecxx AKA Allen Shaw of the Deming Cycle Centre New Mexico has just recently taken over a honda dealership and has a load of NOS bits for the CR's, Hit him with part numbers and he will come up trumps for you :o)) :o)) :o))
Do the odd ebay search for KS7 + KZ4 and other part number combo's and you might just get lucky.
I have found that running the usual searches through ebay is a bit useless as a lot of sellers i have bought from don't offer int'l shipping unless you ask so they don't show up on your ebay UK search!
The only way around this is opening ebay U.S. or ebay France etc while being signed out of ebay U.K.
I just found an NOS airbox lid still in the Honda bag on ebay France for £15 plus £12 postage ( very hard to find part )
Whenever i am running a search for a part i have CMSNL.COM open in one tab for their free fische access and part number info and in another tab have POWERSPORTSPLUS.COM open to cross reference the part number for multiple bike fitment of said part, This helps you be able to expand your search considerably!
If you haven't already found this combination for reference try it and it will save you a shed load of time in the long run!
Powersportsplus.com are U.S. based and have your right crankcase listed as available for around $150 + shipping but make sure you email or call for a physical stock check before commiting to buying from them.
I am going to compile a list of sellers i have bought from and post it up.
I also have ammassed quite a collection of spares including lots from an 88 donor bike i bought so if you need any parts just ask through my ebay username.
The link below will take you to my bikepics.com pages where i have 132 photos uploaded of work being done and parts purchased for the resto so check it out and hover over each pic or click the pic and scroll to the bottom for info on where it was sourced from.
http://www.bikepics.com/members/redordead/89cr250/
If you need any advice or help please don't hesitate to ask or just give me a call on 07887 636 092!
Many thanks for the reply and best of luck with the rebuild.
P.S. i hope you have very deep pockets :o(
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Re: My current 1989 Honda CR250 resto

Postby EricaVFR » Mon May 28, 2012 6:23 pm

gosh well done! Always admire folks who do a restore! :o)) well beyond me! :shock:
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Re: My current 1989 Honda CR250 resto

Postby Horny Devil » Tue May 29, 2012 8:58 am

Looks really great so far hun, god know what it would look like if i had to restore one lol probably have a box of bits left over lol
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