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Old 12-19-2014, 03:49 PM   #1
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CRF250 owners; looking for help with some measurements

Howdy all! I have a 2012 CRF250R swingarm, rear wheel, and linkage/dogbone. Among my small DR350 collection, I also have a project with a mangled back end. The DR isn't known for its amazing swingarm, and the support and parts supply for the bike isn't exactly growing at this point. Add in a few beers and you can see where this is going! I got the idea of merging the two from a blog called Tiny War Machine. The swingarm pivot works nicely, but I will need to fab and weld a linkage mount to the DR frame (not a big deal.) The upper shock mount is close enough I think a few spacers will do it (same eye bolt diameter.)

My ideal would be a Portland-area inmate with a 2009-2012 bike (or better yet, bare frame) which I could take some measurements from. If someone further afield wants to help, I can give you some more details on what I am looking for. I think a CRF250L or 250X might share the same parts and also work. Not sure if the 450 is the same or not.

Thanks in advance! Peanut gallery encouragement or disparaging remarks also welcome! :)
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Old 12-19-2014, 05:46 PM   #2
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Peterman has a fork for a KX?250 if you need a third brand in the mix on your frankenbike, and oh yeah, you'll shoot yer eye out kid!

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Old 12-20-2014, 11:19 AM   #3
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Here it is mocked up with a 2004 RMZ250 fork, which basically is a KLX250, AFAIK.



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Old 12-20-2014, 01:59 PM   #4
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I think a CRF250L or 250X might share the same parts and also work. Not sure if the 450 is the same or not.
neither the 450X/250X nor 250L share chassis similarities with a 09+ 250R. But I think your project is neat tho.
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Old 12-20-2014, 05:33 PM   #5
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Here it is mocked up

Nice!
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neither the 450X/250X nor 250L share chassis similarities with a 09+ 250R. But I think your project is neat tho.
Cool. Good to know! Guess I am looking for an 09-12 CRF250R.

Will keep you guys updated.
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