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dirt bike project

Postby motox » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:35 pm

not to much welding here (cracked frame, front fork mod) but
i thought bike guys might like take a look.
1980 honda cr250 restoration Red Rocket
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Re: dirt bike project

Postby bt101 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:50 pm

Looks nice Good Job!
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Re: dirt bike project

Postby noddybrian » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:06 pm

Very nice retro looking bike - some decals on the tank would finish it off & break up the sea of red - never realized they put the kick start on the " wrong " side on that model - I hate left hand kick starts ! never feels right & the couple of of Rotax 500 powered bikes with it I had were a bastard to start ! is that the same engine they put in the atc250r ? those things really went especially the last couple of years with the 6speed box - I nearly bought one in bits years ago but was'nt sure how many bits it may have been missing so I left it - wished I got it now - they make fortunes.
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Re: dirt bike project

Postby motox » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:32 pm

noddybrian wrote
"some decals on the tank would finish it off & break up the sea of red"

had the honda wings on he tank when i first did the bike to race.
gas fumes lifted them off in a few weeks.
not sure how long it will sit before sold so opted not to put them on
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Re: dirt bike project

Postby noddybrian » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:45 pm

Yes- they put some nasty s#it in the gas these days - takes most stuff off & buggers rubber parts - last tank I painted I did in 2k put the decals on the base coat then clear coated over the lot - stayed put well so far.
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Re: dirt bike project

Postby LtBadd » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:09 pm

Hey Craig, here is my brothers 1974 250 Elsinore. For anyone interested in the background of this bike that dominated it's class when introduced

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Re: dirt bike project

Postby motox » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:04 am

noddybrian
the tank on the 1980 cr250's are plastic, no paint on it.
i sanded and used a restoring liquid.
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Re: dirt bike project

Postby motox » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:12 am

richard,
yes Honda changed the motocross world with the 125 and 250 Elsinores.
they were light and fast compared to the European bikes.
i raced Bultaos in 1974 and you needed a lot of motor work to
pull a start against a stock Elsinore.
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Re: dirt bike project

Postby pgk » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:14 am

Looks great Motox! Love those old 2 strokes, I just sold a 1980 YZ 465 a few years ago to a collector. He has two huge barns with two levels full of bikes. He has bikes both street and dirt with the tits still on the original tires and about six brands I had never even heard of, place is like a museum. :) One of my favs that he had, was a new Kawasaki 500 triple 2 stroke. Every single bike has ethanol free req. fuel in it and they all are run..
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Re: dirt bike project

Postby mechanic416 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:04 pm

Never had a dirt bike. Did a lot of welding on them though. Street bikes and drag bikes for me, but have sold them all, doctors orders.
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