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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2004 11:39 am 
Go here to see how this mod was done:

http://www.honda-elsinore.com/restoration/1975-1977/76suspensionmodsCR250/index.html

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 9:29 am 
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Derik Martin wrote:


Derik,

Can you give me any advice on modifying my rear suspension on my 1980 CR250R?

KShrews


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IMHO, your first priority is to upgrade the shocks if you are using the original OEM units. Works Performance are great, Ohlins are better. Budget for having them re-built and set up for you if buy second-hand. Second priority might be to pick up an after-market swing arm. There are two varities; banana arms that give a (better) rising rate - Pro-Fab, Fox Factory, Mugen etc., and straight arms - DG, Thor etc. All are about 1" longer for some extra stability. After that you are into cutting and welding territory....

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Honda CR250R Elsinore 1979
Honda CR480R 1983
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I have now seen two 1980 CR250RA bikes fitted with the 1981 CR250R Pro-Link swing arm. The Pro-Link linkage is removed and the resulting hole welded up. Twin shock lower mounts are fabricated, and there is some spacing to be done to make it fit the 1980 frame perfectly. If you have the tools, skill or $$$ the result looks very very cool.

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Honda CR250R Elsinore 1979
Honda CR480R 1983
Honda CR250R 1987


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2004 12:22 pm 
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I have also seen an 81 Pro-Link arm adapted to a 1979 CR125.

Hey when everyone wants an outrageous price for original arms and there are no more replicas available, ingenuity takes over. :)

J

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