Basement Find 1981 CR 250

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  1. agspecialties

    agspecialties Long timer

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    Found this 1981 CR 250 Left hand kick bike in pieces. I am starting to do a complete overall of the bike.

    This is what the bike looked like when i got it.

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    This is what i am going for .

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    This is what it looks like now. I am hoping to have it rolling on wheels by this weekend. Waiting on parts, and new tires.

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  2. Euromad

    Euromad Been here awhile

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    Very Nice! I'm a fan of the early Hondas too- hope it was a great price! :D
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  3. philp38

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  4. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    Looks like fun! First year for the wet top end?
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  5. agspecialties

    agspecialties Long timer

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    Been a long week waiting for parts and powdercoating and polishing, but i almost have everything done.
    Got my tires today, so i mounted them and they are looking great. I wanted to stay as close as orginal, but i wanted to spice up the tires a little bit.


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    So far this week, all i did was wait, but late today i started to put together the bike. This is what i have done so far.

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  6. agspecialties

    agspecialties Long timer

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    I am getting closer, at least i have it rolling now. I am going to have to spend the week waiting on more parts.



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  7. Reino

    Reino Been here awhile

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    That looks amazing!!!:eek1:eek1
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  8. philp38

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    WOW... :clap
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  9. Navin

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    Nice work! What did you do to the spokes to get the color?
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  10. agspecialties

    agspecialties Long timer

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    I found these, they work great and look great.

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  11. Edmond Dantès

    Edmond Dantès The Kanto Pain

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    That bike is looking sweet! Awesome work on bringing that poor CR back from the dead.

    Here's a short clip I took of a '81 CR at the Honda Museum:

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    Reckon your bike could surpass this in beauty!
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  12. agspecialties

    agspecialties Long timer

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    The problem i am having right now is finding OEM plastic. I have found aftermarket but no OEM. Not sure what i want to do on this problem.
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  13. ADK

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    I think the spoke coats look like ass, but, it isn't my bike anyhow. :1drink
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  14. agspecialties

    agspecialties Long timer

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    There is always a monday moring quaterback in the bunch.
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  15. Reino

    Reino Been here awhile

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    lol
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  16. Hank.SD

    Hank.SD Jet Measurer

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    Looking good, including the spokes. Hope you find the plastic!
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  17. Reino

    Reino Been here awhile

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    Do you have any more info on these? those spoke coat thins
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  18. agspecialties

    agspecialties Long timer

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    i posted the add that i found on ADV through craiglist. Really a nice guy. I texted him about what i wanted to do. Cost me around 50 bucks shipped to my door.
    Pretty easy to put on. Took me around an hour to do both wheels.
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  19. Reino

    Reino Been here awhile

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    My problem is that i am on a different continent, so phoning the guy is a bit expensive.
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  20. agspecialties

    agspecialties Long timer

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    I will find out some more info for you. I know that he ships world wide. I think he has a facebook page.
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