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Old 06-03-2010, 09:10 PM
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I thought those were Works Connection frame guards! I had a set on my trusty 1998 KX 250. They really keep from the paint wearing off on that part of the frame. The new generation of 4 stroke riders know little of 2 stroke heritage. Lol.

I love the pic of the JM CR250R! Check out that trick custom welded Expansion Chamber (Pipe). One off parts for sure. It probably took countless R&D time to develop that one. The seat looks circa 97. JM ran that bike for years! Aluminum frame bikes were his demise. He hated the new generation frames.
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Old 06-05-2010, 09:44 AM
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looks better than I remember them to be.
I thought the same thing. If you think back, all the bikes (and
riding gear), were brightly colored at that time. Everything has
been toned down now, so when we see a unfaded example from
the "flourescent" era, it really stands out.
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I love the pic of the JM CR250R
There appears to be a small cottage industry supporting the
"McGrath replica" bike with no shortage of people willing to
build them. I imagine you could get Pro Circuit or one of the
other pipe builders to fabricate a cone pipe similar to that
works pipe in the picture - for a price. Same goes for the right
and left side case covers. I just bought a "Honda Racing" clutch
cover for my CR500 engine from a gentleman in the U.K. It seems
silly now, but back when Honda was racing two strokes, they took
legal action against these vendors on more than one occasion for
copyright violations.
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Aluminum frame bikes were his demise. He hated the new generation frames.
That's what I heard as well. He had been testing the '97 bike for weeks
trying to get comfortable with it without success. I understand the new
bike, the overly possesive nature of Honda (they didn't like pics of Mac
riding a Yamaha Wave runner showing up in the magazines) along with
other issues, is what finally caused him to break it off with Honda. Looking
back, that is a recurring theme with Honda. I don't know if it's arrogance
or hubris but more than once they have run off a proven champion. Look
at the dry spells following Mac's and RC's departure

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Old 06-05-2010, 04:54 PM
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I think MC complained about how he could not get comfortable on the new chassis and he said it turned poorly. Jeff Emig was the only rider to defeat MC at the ST. Louis Supercross in 1997. I remember watching that race on the edge of my seat! Emig would go on to win the 97 Supercross Championship.
But MC would stake his revenge, winning the 1998, 1999 and 2000 Supercross Championships.

Carmichael was the only racer to win both the AMA Championship and World Championship in the same year.


Dogger did you check out the UK's Ebay for Honda parts? Curious.
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Old 06-06-2010, 09:15 AM
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Emig would go on to win the 97 Supercross Championship
Not to take anything from Jeffro - he totally earned that championship,
but if you think about what MC accomplished with a totally new and
mostly undeveloped bike (he only had a few weeks before the season
opener after signing with Suzuki). That's a pretty amazing feat.

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did you check out the UK's Ebay for Honda parts?
I ended up there buy accident. Another rider was restoring a '93
and had seen pictures from my earlier post. He contacted me to
ask some questions on graphics I had and during the exchange,
he told me about the replica parts being sold in the U.K.

I wasn't building a MC replica, so I didn't want the parts for my 250,
but knew I wanted to put them on the 500 I was building next, so I
got a clutch and ignition cover.

What I would really like to get my hands on is the works front and rear
brakes Honda uses. I used Braking oversize front and rear rotors on my
500 before, and they were a nice improvement over stock.

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Old 06-23-2010, 05:54 PM
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is it wrong to have funny feelings in my nether regions over a bike? that thing is awesome...i love the steel cr's. always have, always will...
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is it wrong to have funny feelings in my nether regions over a bike? that thing is awesome...i love the steel cr's. always have, always will...
Hell, this is the reason I bought my 94!!!!
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is it wrong to have funny feelings in my nether regions over a bike? that thing is awesome
Never heard it put quite that way, but works for me - Thanks!

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i love the steel cr's. always have, always will...
Same here. After riding this bike and getting it dialed in, I realize it is
more than a match for any subsequent 250 two stroke. Even with
the old school suspension, Pro Circuit did a masterful job of valving
and set up so that it works as good as any OE suspension I ever
used, and the flourescent on white makes it really stand out.

Most riders/racers use a bike up in a season and move on to the next
years model, that's what I always did. The problem was next years
model wasn't always an improvement.

If this bike was still supported by Honda and the aftermarket, I would
use it as my primary race bike and "overhaul" it at the end of each
season to ready it for the next. I can't think of any other bike (except
maybe the Service Honda hybrid), I would rather race.

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Old 07-05-2010, 07:43 PM
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Jesus that 93 looks sharp. I love the red from these years. I kinda spruced up a 94 cr250 last year and sold it. I though it looked pretty descent after i spruced it up a little, but after seeing that mine looked like a welfare project.... haha
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Awesome looking bike...I'm trying to do the same with my 1996 CR125. What kind of fenders/side panels did you get and where? Did you replace any of the bolts for the fenders/side panels and where did you get them. Haven't had that much luck on finding the right looking stuff...just curious...
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Old 07-13-2010, 11:16 PM
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Dang Dogger that thing is inCRedible! Thanks for sharing the build with us.
IIRC the PWK you used was from the 00' model? I was wondering if you would share your jetting specs with us and can you tell us what you think of the PWK vs. the PJ?
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