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Old 30-04-2017
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CR250RH complete rebuild

I have had this project ongoing for just on a year now and am sharing with DBW .
I had been looking for a 1987 CR for a while when one came up for sale. After checking the photos and talking to the seller I bought it. What a mission, the bike was in Mt Isa and I"m in Sydney after about 3 weeks I finally had it home.
After a closer look at the parts I could see I was going to be up for a lot of workshop time. Every single part,piece or bolt was in need of attention .
On the plus side it did come with some refurbished parts and new piston,
bearings and gaskets. I have plenty of photos and will add more and comments as I get to it.The frame and wheel photos are an example of the condition it was in
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Previous CR125 81,CR 250 84,85,86x2,GSXR750,XR 500 84,RG250HB,XT600tenere,WR240xc,YZ250 86,KX250 89,VFR750 86,XR250 84,XR25091,VF1000R 84,Husqvarna TE610 94,TE410 97,TC450 10,TC450 05,TE250 06,
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Looks like its had a hard life.

Why did you want an 87 ?

Any parts missing ?
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I have always wanted an 87 model as I loved the colour combo and they dont come up very often either.
There was a few parts missing or beyond repair some of which I already had or
could still get from honda or I bought from America. Thats why it has taken as long and I was deciding whether I would continue with it or wreck it out.
This bike will be used and not a garage queen but I want everything to be in excellent condition.
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Current bike KX450F,Cr250RH
Previous CR125 81,CR 250 84,85,86x2,GSXR750,XR 500 84,RG250HB,XT600tenere,WR240xc,YZ250 86,KX250 89,VFR750 86,XR250 84,XR25091,VF1000R 84,Husqvarna TE610 94,TE410 97,TC450 10,TC450 05,TE250 06,
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You can save just about anything if you are keen enough.

I like the blue/red colour scheme too.

Looking forward to the details coming through at a rapid rate if you have 12 months of work up your sleeve.

Will you be fitting a bash plate when it's done?
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Yep big fan of the 80's mx bikes. Got a 87 CR 500 and played the frame repair game before.

Try evo mx for stickers and seat covers etc
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Thought this would help keep you motivated
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At the moment no bashplate ,the frame looked like it had been thrown off a cliff multiple times .HH I have used evo before and for this bike .The 87 500 is on my list your one looks great.
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do you true your own wheels ?

easy to do ?

restoring an 81 xr500 at the mo. - any tips on building a truing jig and tips on truing in general ?
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yes I assemble and true my own wheels.I just use a long piece of round bar for the axle and set it up on a set of car stands on my work bench(see the photo).Take your time as you go and be patient as it is not hard to do but easy to make mistakes.Make sure all the threads are clean on the spokes and nipples plus use anti seize on the threads.I try to centre the rim to the hub while lacing it up with the rim laying on the bench and then true it side to side and centre again while tightening the spokes on my bench jig.You have to keep checking each time you tighten or adjust a spoke. I just use a texta against the edge of the spinning rim to mark the high spots and adjust the spokes accordingly.I also use a dial indicator depending on how accurate I want it to be. Also get yourself decent spoke spanners .I was also able to reuse all but 2 spokes and 6 nipples of the original spokes and nipples by carefully heating and lubing them to free them up for removal.
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i guess there must be alot of youtube clips out there on how to do it - but i have 3 bikes im restoring at the mo. and dont want to pay for anything i dont have to - like truing wheels if i can try it myself.
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