Starting to look like a bike

So in the past few weeks I have worked a lot on the bike, both engine and chassis…

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RC250M

Magazine articles

Until 10-15 years ago you would either see factory bikes in the paddock at a race or in a printed magazine. I have uploaded a few amazing magazine articles of various magazines showing 2000-2001 factory bikes. If you have an old magazine at home with an article about a HRC bike contact me and I will add it to the magazine page

2000 RC250M - 1-page-001

Building the engine

The moment is there… After about four years of collecting parts the original idea of building a factory 250 Honda powerplant has succeeded, well amost, I still need the ignition!

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HRC CR250 engine

Decals

Decals are key in making a good looking replica bike. Today any decals or graphics can easily be replicated by the many, many decal shops around in the MX scene. But finding the original decals just adds that little more excitement and authenticity.

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HRC shroud decals

 

Factory Friday

After a year of absence due to a home renovation project I have continued building the 2001 RC250M. Although I didn’t have time to start assembling the bike, I did find some nice parts to complete the bike even more!

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factory showa suspension honda

Finishing the frame

Finishing the frame and starting the build!

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RC500 Crankshaft

My latest addition to the works parts collection, the RC500 crankshaft.

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Honda RC500 crankshaft

RC250M Frame modification

All modifications to the standard 2001 frame are made to have it look like a 2001 factory frame, read what was needed to be modified, how it was done and the end result.

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1997-1999 RC250 engine cases

I had the opportunity to take a look at a set of 1997-1999 Honda RC250 engine cases. These are the cases as used by Fred Bolley, Stefan Everts, Joakim Karlsson, Gordon Crockard, Sebastien Tortelli, Ryan Hughes and Steve Lamson to win many races and championships.

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RC250 engine cases HRC

Minor steps but getting there

The last week I have been busy with pressing bearings and receiving packages :). The swingarm and linkage came back from painting last week so it was time to install all NOS bearings I had collected.

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Triple clamp bearing Honda cr60