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  1. F1Jim64

    1988 CR250R Rebuild

    Hey Sophie - that will probably work fine - and the heat shrink both makes it look better and provides strength. Did make me wonder about parts availability for 80s CRs though - could you still get that harness (and stator?) new from Honda/Partzilla if you had to? I'm guessing that it wouldn't be cheap... but my theory (with no data) is that you can still get parts for vintage Hondas & Yamahas (maybe back to 1980 or so...) but Kawi & Suzuki... not so much....
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    1988 CR250R Rebuild

    But Sophie those backward-ass early 80s CRs are soooo Euro-exotic with the kickstarter and chain on the WRONG side....
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    1988 CR250R Rebuild

    Is this a dirt bike engine or a Honda museum display? Dang !!! Better be careful that the Honda marketing people don't steal it and put it on display...
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    1988 CR250R Rebuild

    Looks like you can catch the back edge of it with nice long pin punch...and drive it out the top side. They shouldn't be too tight of a press fit right? But maybe the rust monster has them locked in... Borrow the 2lb Sledge from MotoX - THAT FIXES EVERYTHING !!!
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    Fuel mix for a two stroke

    I highly recommend adding about a cup of mothballs to every 2 gallons of pre-mix for the YZ1405 ! Although some have run into problems with this method... "Never tried moth balls. Couldn't get the moths to hold still long enough" http://dirtrider.net/forums3/threads/motorcycle-myth-3-adding-mothballs-to-your-fuel-will-increase-the-octane.184659/ @Motox367 @TeamGreenPilot
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    1988 CR250R Rebuild

    Man - there's a decent amount of adjustment in that stator/timing plate.... I wonder how much people have played with advancing timing on those 80's bikes? I guess there must be some kind of advance curve built into the ignition box - but if you advanced the timing plate - that would add some timing advance at all speeds... be curious to do some reading on how much difference it makes...
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    1988 CR250R Rebuild

    Buckle up for safety! Oh Nevermind...
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    1988 CR250R Rebuild

    If you'd started with this you'd be done already - and had extra time to do my 450R motor too !!! You just knew that I'd find an excuse to post it again, right? 🤣
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    1988 CR250R Rebuild

    Hey Motox - just remember that he lives in Arizona, so his riding season is longer than Memorial Day to Labor Day... 🤣 I am reminded of freezing my arse off in September trying to ride in Northern MI, and watching it snow on my birthday in early May.... I do not miss it - except for about 10 weeks of summer... Dang Sophie - I just need the address of your "Bike" house so I can mail all my CRF450R motor parts to you - you really need to branch out into 4 strokes 😎. Oh wait - you can practice on my 450R before you do YOUR 450X. See how helpful I am???
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    1988 CR250R Rebuild

    Hard to tell from the pics - but how deep are those sawtooth grooves on the basket ears? Can you just smooth them down with a rat tail file? I'm just asking for a friend...as I always spend as much as possible on my rebuilds using only Honda OEM parts... 😎 Especially cases after I smash them in my China Freight press...
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    Where to go from Colorado for New Years riding?

    LOL don’t hold back TGP. And here I was worried about running into Walter and Jesse cooking up some Heisenberg Blue in the Motorhome...[emoji1787]
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    1988 CR250R Rebuild

    I know... right? Obviously he subconsciously doesn't want to ride it when he's finished. I will be glad to break it in for him - just need to find some local VMX in Texas.
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    1988 CR250R Rebuild

    Naked Ricky Johnson would approve... after thinking about it 🙈
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    New to the KX450f forum

    Planning to ride a dirt bike on the street with your ATL homies? 🤣 I'm guessing not since you're obviously a North Avenue Trade School gearhead... but be advised these guys are out there - and may be riding your old KTM !
  15. I’ve still got the stock crank so I can compare the rod lengths to the hot rod stroker and tell you where the stroke difference comes from. As usual I’ve got questions for you guys: - Surprised there wasn’t a big jetting change since you’re making a lot more power? - Not sure how I balance a piston by taking weight out... I know the multi cylinder engine match them all to the lightest one. I guess the lighter the better but don’t want to weaken it. - you said bigger valves and porting in the head. Do you know the valve specs and who did the work? - my stock crank has a bad big end bearing. (Rod is discolored) There are shops that can press it apart and rebuild it with a new rod and bearing? I guess I always assumed people just bought a new crank...