Recovered frame (part 2)
it has another look now, there yes it is bright white, I let it pack since reassembly is not yet planned, I am waiting to move and anyway I have not recovered all the parts, so storage for later.
Some would recommend powder coating, but I'm not sure that's the best idea for a MX'er ... if it does chip, moisture can get under the finish and rust from the inside out and it won't be visible until a lot of damage is done. I'm sure the chances of a chip is directly related to how good the person is doing the powder coat is. An how rocky the tracks are where you ride!
Beautiful job so far. Reminds me of the days of Jean Michel Bayle and Jeff Stanton.
I still have a '94 CR250 that I bought brand new back in the day. Due for a little overhaul, but nothing like this. I also had a problem with changing the bearings out in the swingarm. I source a used one on ebay, but that was 15 years ago or so.
I like days like that, well it's really not much but it is a pleasure to receive parts for the 250 CR.
To test, but I think it will do the job, compared to the old original hoses which may no longer be very tight.
not too much time for the CR, but today I took a few minutes to check and repair the needle of the low-speed compression adjustment of the shock absorber that will take place on the bike.
So rectify the needle and it starts again. see to have the red screw re-anodized.
Great post and an awesome job on the CR. I have a '91 CR250. Very fast and fun little bike. They make a great bike for GP's because of their speed. Head angle is a little steep on the frames and they can be quite a head-shaker. I put a Scott's steering damper on mine and it cured the head-shaking.
Small arrival of parts for the 250 CR today, it is always a pleasure even if it is not much.
You can see there a HotRods crankshaft which is logically sold for the 250 CR from 92 to 2001, but after information taken, it turns out that the HotRods (probably other brands too and OEMs) are compatible with the 90/91 ( see even since the 86) so I wanted to check for myself, the vilo of my engine being nickel I will either keep this one in case I have a problem one day and since it will become a rare commodity (it it's been a while since it was not in stock) or resell it. or in the last case I mount it direct, I don't know anything yet.
Then for the handlebars you know it I like the gray handles grips (and if you do not know it now it is done) to make connection with the air box and the future protections of fork and disc in gray also as in the era of factory Honda RCs, and to finish the piece "Vintage" by excelence, the front fender stiffener, I had that on almost all my motorcycles in the 80s, so this is also a little reminder of the past .
I don't know yet what my motorcycle will look like after reassembly, I have only a vague idea, but I hope that it will turn heads in the paddock with fractures of the retina of the eyes