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Old 05-14-2016, 03:10 PM
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That is a great pic. I looked into the hot rods crank. 500 bucks! This could be a deal breaker on this bike unfortunately. I figured about 800 on the entire motor. What is involved in rebuilding the crank, and is that a very reliable way to go?
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The process is simple. Put it in a nice box, write crank works' address on it and put in the mail. Yes is it reliable.
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Should be reliable, and much more reasonable!
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Thanks so much. My son is bummed at the idea of poosibly not being able to follow through on this bike. At only 12 years old, its pretty cool he is into this and not only interested in the newest stuff. He is reading up on the bike, putting in the elbow grease and loving it. We were polishing the swing arm and forks today. Again thanks for the help, means more to me than i can say.
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Thanks so much. My son is bummed at the idea of poosibly not being able to follow through on this bike. At only 12 years old, its pretty cool he is into this and not only interested in the newest stuff. He is reading up on the bike, putting in the elbow grease and loving it. We were polishing the swing arm and forks today. Again thanks for the help, means more to me than i can say.
It costs $120.00 AUD plus parts over here (Oz) to rebuild an OEM crank. Plus, it'll be better than the after market options.
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I have been dealing with rebuilt OE cranks for years and have never had a
problem. Once you get past a certain year, aftermarket is no longer an
option so rebuild is it. I exclusively use a company called Racers Toy
Store for this kind of work. Kind of a silly name, but the work and turn
around time is the best. Check out their website for pricing.

I have an original billet crank in my 73 CR250. Honda only put these cranks
in the first few hundred bikes because the cast cranks weren't ready for
production when the bike first went to market. I'm sending that crankshaft
along with a NOS rod and big end bearing I managed to find to RTS. I
wouldn't trust those rare parts to just anybody, so that shows the high
regard I have for RTS. I wouldn't hesitate to send in the crank from your
tiddler, it will come back to you good as new and for a very fair price.
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I wouldn't get discouraged you can still get a lot of NOS parts from Babbits.

These where "the bikes" to have back then,so used parts are around

It is fun doing the "search"

I'm restoring an '87 and was surprised you can still get OEM fenders for $50.


EBay is a great source.A lot of decent parts can be had for cheap.

If you have time look for ads that are miss categorized or vague titles, I scored nos side covers for $30/shipped. They where under" honda dirt parts"

The community of restorers is great and helpful for parts and knowledge. Not just this site but others as well.

A lot of knowledge here and you never know when someone has a box of good parts left over that are willing to help out.
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You can make this one happen!!
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Why cant I post any pics? Is it my phone or me not doing it right.
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Get photobucket account and post links from there.
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