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Old 08-15-2012, 10:21 AM
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I have dreamt of rebuilding a 93-97 CR125 for quite some time now and a few weeks ago HenkeTIC on ATM was kind enough to sell me his 96.

So far I have taken it apart, cleaned it, greased all bearings and put a new front tire just to be able to do some test rides to find out what needs to be done to it. The plan is to do an engine rebuild (bearings, seals and clutch), powder coat the frame, get a new seat and some plastics, new rear rim, exhaust and some other bits and pieces. I will keep the stock look, like my 250 has.

It is overall very clean, the stock plastics with decals are in very good shape. All bearings were ok, except the swingarm. The exhaust is welded and have some leaks, the rims are excels but the rear one has a crack. The clutch basket were a bit worn and the crank seals seems to leak.

So now I'm in the enjoyable process of hunting parts. I have picked up a used hinson basket and a new gold rear rim on ebay. I'm still looking for an exhaust so please give me tips of where to find one. I would prefer a new one in factory finish. You can order new DEP or HGS but I would prefer a cheaper alternative. I appreciate comments and ideas!

Pics of the bike after the cleanup:



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Old 08-16-2012, 12:24 AM
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Im happy to see that shes in good hands.

By the way i swapped the cr250 -93 for a crf450 -07... hmmm.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:12 PM
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Some more pics.

Must be Picasso that welded the pipe.




Tank cleaning. The car polish made a descent job, clean but not bright white. Will have plain white graphics on as seen in next pic so I didn't aim for making it as new.


With decals
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:16 PM
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I like the white graphics idea......where did you find something like that?
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Shouldn't the graphics have holes in them for the gas tank to prevent bubbles?
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:43 AM
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Shouldn't the graphics have holes in them for the gas tank to prevent bubbles?
They are actually perforated, but it is just barely visable in the photo. I got them from Home Page - Evo-Mx, I also had them to make a custom rear fender decal for me. They have reasonable prices and are very easy to deal with.

Rear fender:
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:50 AM
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Did you ask for it to come plain white? The only one I can find has Honda in red on the tank decal. Or am I just looking in the wrong place?
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:53 AM
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Did you ask for it to come plain white? The only one I can find has Honda in red on the tank decal. Or am I just looking in the wrong place?
Here it is: 96 CR 125-250 Tank and Rads - Evo-Mx

I don't have the Honda logo, they have added that after I got mine.
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:19 PM
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Ahhh.... Gotcha....
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Time for a short update. I have the bike at my parents place so I make some small work every time I visit them. This weekend I changed the crank seals and mounted the hinson basket, a works connection skid plate, a 2005 alu ignition cover and some levers and cables.




I also did some riding and it runs really good on top but is weak in low end. The jetting is very rich which is one reason. I have got the 99 power valve assembly but haven't mounted it yet, according to E Gorr it should give a low end boost.

I brought the rear wheel with me and will spend the coming weeks with lacing it up with a new rim.
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