^^^ Thanks Scott... trying to keep it all rolling! Well, I ran into a little bit of a snag that wound up causing me to shift course a bit on the reassembly of this 250. Although the original wheels on this bike are usable, I thought I would make use of this nice front wheel I had lying around for the CR430 project. The rim and spokes are real nice on this one, all it required was a bit of truing, That was easy enough and after a bit of cleaning it looked like this, It turns out though that this later model wheel (sourced from a 40mm forked Husky) would not fit between the my 1980 35mm CR forks. The right axle spacer (shown above) is wider than the corresponding spacer on the original wheel and the spacer didn't seem to want to pop out right away. It seems to be captured by the big flat washer which in turn is held on by a pair of split pins. This fiddly bit of business caused me to reconsider what the heck I was doing. I mean, if I really wanted to eventually pitch the 35mm forks anyway, then why bother reworking this wheel already setup for 40mm forks? The problem was I didn't have a spare pair of 40mm forks all set to go... damn, more delay! So taking a turn, I decided I would "borrow" that stout 43mm Yamaha fork off the (somewhat) stalled CR390 project shown earlier in this thread. It would be a quick and easy swap too. Not only that but I have since collected a superb condition gold rimmed YZ front wheel complete with highly desirable DLS front brake ... thus my fork and front wheel problem are all solved in one fell swoop (at least on this bike!). So here it is with that yammy front end fitted, I am pretty sure I'll be running forks boots like on my Yamaha's so still more work to do. And I have yet to replace the fork seals nor have I cleaned up the sliders yet. The fender is a stock YZ490 unit and the Yamaha front brake cable (~$20) is used in place of a Husky cable ($38) A minor issue did arise and that is that at full lock. I had been pretty sure the forks would clear the tank but that is not quite true. In fact, the fork tube interfere with the tank by a couple of mm's as seen in the photo below. The solution will be to make a slightly thicker fork stop (that white plastic button). Or buy a couple of "WR" long ones from Husqvarna-parts.com More to come!