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Old 05-26-2010, 09:42 AM
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Dogger, your bike looks amazing. You do some really great work.
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Old 05-26-2010, 11:05 AM
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I just bought a MD80 sports camera off ebay for $14.50 shipped.
Thanks IV, I'll check them out. The one I have been looking at goes for $200.
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Are you scratch building the motor from OEM parts, such as buying everything or are you rebuilding a existing 500 motor? Which year motor are you choosing?
I was going to buy a donor and build but I decided I would probably have to
replace so many parts that it would be cheaper and better to start from
scratch. I'm going with 2001 cases and crankshaft, 1992 transmission (last
of the close ratios), 2001 CR250 ignition and I haven't decided on the cylinder
and head yet. I'm also going to use the VForce 3 and a 39.5 mm Keihin PWK
as used on the 2001 KX500, Pro Circuit pipe and silencer and Hinson clutch
components. The most attention will be given to lightening and balancing
the rotational assembly. That will greatly reduce vibration and the gyroscopic
flywheel effect.
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what is Kawasaki break in oil? Im not sure if I have ever seen it. What does it do?
A petroleum based oil with special additives that Kawasaki sells. I used to
get a bottle with each new engine build I got from Tom Morgan Racing. I
don't know what was in it, all I know is Tom said to run a tank full while
following his break-in routine before switching to the Redline synthetic. I
don't think Kawasaki still sells it (probably not since they don't sell two
strokes anymore). It came in a plain opaque quart bottle with an industrial
looking black and white label. Tom was a factory Kawasaki mechanic for a
bunch of years, I figured this was another one of his little known secrets.
Since open bottle oil has a shelf life, I am out and will have to find
something else to use for subsequent builds. I also had to toss an
unopen bottle of Motul 600 RBF. The stuff is so hydroscopic, it turned
brown (water contamination) even in a sealed bottle. I doesn't pay to
stock chemicals for too long.
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I found a set of forks I forgot I had. Forty three mm showas from the 93 frame I have.
Now he tells me.
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your bike looks amazing.
Thanks json, and thanks to everybody for the kind words.

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Old 05-26-2010, 12:03 PM
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Amazing! Great work Dogger. Ive always loved these years crs my personal fav is Stantons #2 bike! 93 Sx season..! Love it.
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Old 05-27-2010, 03:46 PM
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Dogger,

She's a bute. (As usual)
Are you torn between, riding the snot out of her and not having that better than showroom look, and putting her on a pedestal.
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:17 AM
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my personal fav is Stantons #2 bike
Now there's a rider that exceled on shear determination.

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Are you torn between, riding the snot out of her and not having that better than showroom look, and putting her on a pedestal.
No. Along the way, I picked up everything I need to bring this bike
to showroom. OE shroud graphics, white handlebars, OE front and rear
sprockets, OE pipe and silencer, etc. I even have an 18" OE rear rim
and a set of Dunlop K490/695 tires. When I'm done racing this one,
I will restore it back to original.

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Old 05-29-2010, 04:53 PM
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WOW Dogger, that's be-u-tee-ful!!

How did you get the airbox & tank so white, are they new or refinished somehow?

Sweet Sweet ride.
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So i am really new to the 2 stroke bike scene i really love the looks of that 93. i curently have a 96 cr250 i am planning on stripping down this summer painting the frame cleaning up the motor doing a top end just replacing odds and ends stuff that it needs. I acually used a can of krylon fuision white paint on the black plastics i had and it turned out great. They were in dire need of something they were in pretty poor shape.

Anyways the question i wanted to ask was is there something special about these steel frame CR's it seems to me like everyone is always talking about how they would love to have a steel frame CR. i really love mine but i just was curious if there was anything special about them. thanks
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What are those guards you have on the side of the frame near the pegs? Are those factory or some sort of aftermarket piece? The paints all worn away on my frame in that area, it'd be nice to either cover it up or repaint it and protect it.
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How did you get the airbox & tank so white, are they new or refinished somehow?
The airbox and tank look that way because they are both brand new.
It's probably too late now for most folks, but if you don't want your
fuel tank to "yellow", don't leave pre-mix in it for weeks at a time. The
plastic is actually porous (that's why tank decals don't stay stuck),
absorbs the fuel and oil and becomes discolored. If you aren't going to
ride the bike for a while, drain the pre-mix into a suitable container
and flush your tank with straight gasoline.
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was curious if there was anything special about them.
Depends on your age. Many raced the steel framed CRs when they were
new with good results. A lot of other folks debate if the switch to aluminum
frames was an improvement, with good points on both sides. Finally, the
steel framed CRs can be had for much less than the aluminum framed bikes
and are often the better of the two.
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What are those guards you have on the side of the frame near the pegs?
That's a pair of Works Connection frame guards (circa 1992). Honda ran a
factory version on their race bikes (mostly to smooth out the junction), and
it wasn't long before the after market jumped in and started offering copies.
Works Connection discontinued production of the pre-97 guards a couple of
years ago. I had this pair in my stash of spare parts. You can probably still
get a used set on Ebay if you want them. Here is a picture of the Honda
version on JM's '96 race bike.


dogger

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Old 06-03-2010, 02:20 PM
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Great looking bike Dogger, it even looks better than I remember them to be.
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