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Your Collection: 1980 CR250

This weeks collection comes to us from Stevie Denton from the UK.

 

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    • 1980 CR250
      • 1980 CR250
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"Hi,  thought I'd send you some pics to show you how we do it over here in the UK!! This is my 1980 CR250. I've spent the last 3 yrs restoring it. Every part is either new, NOS or I made it. (except the frame, and engine cases!) Every single nut, bolt, washer, fastener (even the engine studs, exhaust stub and wheel bearing retainers!!) etc has been made by myself in 303 stainless steel or 431 for the axles. All the bolts are drilled, with dished heads. All of the washers and "top hat" spacers are drilled. I made lots of billet alloy parts for it too, including the triple trees to mount heavily modified 1986 CR 250 forks, plus alloy engine mounts (front and rear), and the rear brake torque arm. It's got NOS 1981 CR250 hubs, a modified 1979 CR 125 tank, and a Karl Landrus Racing swing-arm, Ohlins shocks and VMX Racing plastics. There are lots of other parts that I made for it, but I wont bore you by listing them all!

I was inspired by Marty Tripes's 1979 factory RC250, which is probably the most beautifull bike I've ever seen! The idea was to build my bike as if HRC had built it, now, today, in the 21st century.

I'm only 29 but I love these old twinshocks! Building it was a real labour of love, but it wasn't built to just look at!! It was built to race! (as you can see) The first race on it was an incredible day!! I LOVE IT...... loads of smooth power and superb handling! (plus that wonderful 2 stroke sound and aroma!)

It was, in fact, my first race in 12yrs and only the 3rd time I'd ridden a dirt bike in that time. Nothing like jumping in at the deep end is there! I used to race in "School Boy" races, so the last bike I raced was a 1997 CR125."

Thanks for looking!

- Stevie

 

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