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Hi, I'm new here (I just introduced myself in the welcome thread) and I'm from Chile.

I just got a CFR250L and I was wondering if anyone here has made their own parts for the bike. I have access to a laser cutting machine at my job and I could easily make radiator protections, skid plates or other parts.

So do anyone know where to find such parts drawings?

Thanks!

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I don't know of anywhere with pre-made drawings just floating around the internet for these bikes...

But I know a few people just mock up templates of parts they want to do on their own and then they go from there. I believe someone made a skid plate out of a plastic cutting board for the CRF250L, since the HDPE Moose Pro Skid Plate is a popular option on these bikes. Although, I don't remember if it was on here or the CRF250L Owners Club Facebook Page (might try your luck there, quite a few members on here are on their as well.

If I had the time, skills, and equipment to make my own parts I would have...

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I've 3d printed a few temporary replacement parts here and there. though our printer at work isn't exactly the best for permanent fixtures (the materials we use are more for prototyping than production). if I had the equipment, I'd likely not buy too many things hehe.

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17 hours ago, Burgan said:

Although, I don't remember if it was on here or the CRF250L Owners Club Facebook Page (might try your luck there, quite a few members on here are on their as well.

Thanks! I will look over there too!

2 hours ago, Crapflinger said:

I've 3d printed a few temporary replacement parts here and there. though our printer at work isn't exactly the best for permanent fixtures

I get that! ...bout i'm mostly interested in getting right the parts' fixing locations...

 

Thanks for your replies.

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get a good ruler and a micrometer and you should be good to go. pretty much everything that bolts into the frame is either a 10mm or 8mm bolt. get your hands on a bunch of thin cardboard or posterboard and make templates. a good greasy finger is the best tool for locating holes on card templates.

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Another thought I had is if it's replacing a part you could always pull the old part off and trace the part (if it's flat), so that you will have the distance between holes. Like for a new sprocket cover or something like that. You'd just have to measure the distance it would have to be the sprocket...

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Do you have Solid Works? If not, I would recommend it as one of the easiest to learn 3d CAD programs out there. If you can get it drawn up in 3D, Simply lay it out in 2D and send it to the laser and go to work.

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