A lot of 81, 82 cr250 parts are the same. Check out your clutch cover, the magnesium on the 82 and 83 are VERY prone to severe corrosion in the water pump area. If it's not bad and there are no other leaks in cooling system, try Evans coolant, it doesn't corrode magnesium parts.
what do i need to replace on my 1983480R? the kickstart does not grab.it runs good and i just bought it for 700$ it needs a little resto but it looks good. also fork seals are leaking can i still get them? thanks480 mike