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    Bit of slow progress

    Compiled the parts list and now I have to ring around and get quotes for the generic parts and Honda specific parts.

    Got a mid 90s CR250 tank



















    Did a 30 second dry fitting to see what it would look like:









    Also taught myself an important lesson I to relearnt the hard way....don't work on the bike after only four hours sleep and 12+ hours at an office. I tried to Ezyout a bolt and managed to snap the Ezyout, only to realise I was working on a sprocket bolt rather than the brake rotor bolt.



    I had a better look at the rear wheel while I was there and think it definitely needs a rebuild.




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    Why are you trying to fit the CR250 tank? Less weight?
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    The main reasons were for weight saving, larger capacity and a plastic tank doesn't rust. There's a bit of work to do and I need to jump on the scales to see what the actual difference is.

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    A couple of weeks of family duties and finally a get a few hours piece and quiet to duck out and do some work.

    Headstem bearings removed:



    I ended up using heat and ice, the dremel, and a drift (screw driver) to get them out. Due to operator incompetence the dremel did more harm then good though:





    All that is left to do now is to try and get the lower tripleclamp bearing off the stem.

    swingarm bearings removed:



    suspension linkage ones are being annoying though.



    I've done my pricing around of bearings and bits and pieces, would you believe I called 3 Honda shops in Sydney, the closer to the city you are, the more expensive it is, and one very well known dealer won't even call back after repeated messages left on the parts department message bank.

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    Ha they never call back, gotta harass em. Have you tried bearing shops, Lane might be able to point you to one to check out.
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    The bearing shop in Melbourne I use us far cheaper than any Honda dealer, there are specific bits like spacers , axle bolts and swingarm bolts that you can't really go generic on.

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    Get the part number and google it.

    Plenty of mobs OS that will ship you parts, if you buy enough, it's much cheaper than buying local and have all the import parts Honda Australia aren't interested in.

    Good to see you haven't lost your 2 stroke spirit!

    I'm not far off selling my SP NSR and it hurts.

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    Have you had a chance to measure up the swing arm yet? I have my NSR almost ready to move off the bench, almost CRM time!
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    Sorry mate, been forgetting or my hands are dirty and can't get to the phone to check what you needed. Keep on my case though!

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    Life has been busy outside of the bike world, over the weekend I managed to break out the heat gun and blind bearing puller:





    Bagged and tagged as usual





    Aluminium spacers will have to be made for this now that I have dimensions.

    Parts have been ordered from Honda and are awaiting arrival from Japan. I found it was cheapest to buy from a local dealer, the overseas prices were pretty much on par with the locals before you factor in postage!

    The common bearings are the only ones I need to order now.

    I forgot my linkage bearings so I'll give them another shot when I get out there again.

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