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Jan 9, 2010

Retro Honda CR Graphics With a Custom Touch, 2001 CR250

In my search for a new look for my old 2001 CR250, I wanted to try to keep somewhat of a retro look, but also add a custom touch. I decided that instead of getting a pre-packaged graphics set, that I would take a few that I liked and create my own look. The shroud graphics came from Rocky Mountain ATV and are made by Factory Effex There are many options, but the option I ended up with was to actually take a 2002 CR250 graphic and trim it up a bit to fit on my bike. I think it looks killer and the quality of the graphics are really good. For the rest of the bike, I chose to use Attack Graphics. These are sold through Rocky Mountain ATV and allow you to choose from a few different styles and a bunch of different color combinations. These are actually sold as number plate backgrounds and can be ordered with a number of your choice pre-printed in your choice of style and color. I chose to leave them blank with the exception of our website address printed on the front number plate.



2001 Honda CR250 Graphics2001 Honda CR250 Graphics

These graphics look great and really are reasonably priced. I was super happy with the way it all turned out and I think they will hold up quite well. For the rear fender, I got a new black fender with a One Industries Fender Graphic. I chose black because the white was getting discolored by the exhaust to frequently and it was hard to keep clean. With the fresh shock rebuild, top end, new reeds and a recent bottom end rebuild, it should run like a new bike as well as look like a new bike. In case you're wondering, the side plates have been trimmed a bit on the rear of the bike. It was an experiment that I ended up liking, so it stuck.

2001 Honda CR250 Graphics

22 comments:

  1. Looks pretty. I like it!

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  2. Thanks man, I can't wait to get it out in the spring and break it in.

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  3. Wow, looks great! It would be cool to see the 2-stroke make a comeback.

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  4. Awsome! been looking to spruce up my 01 as well.

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  5. Looks good. I just ordered white plastics for my 01 CR250 to update my old stock look. Although my desert tank is black and slightly modded to accommodate the CR500 motor stuffed in there. I am searching for white graphics now. There is a cool David Bailey one that looks really cool - but only avail for 02+ Your side panels look nice! I think I'll try that idea. PMB Kickstand is cool too. Oh - try leaning out the mainjet. Hondas are jetted really rich from the factory and will spooge like crazy - also dont run 32:1 or 20:1 - go 44:1 ratio running 927 - best stuff to run IMO. My 01 motor is in another chassis; original top end since new...FTW.

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  6. Sounds like it will be sweet, I really like those David Bailey graphics as well. Give us a link to some pics if you can! I'm a little jealous of your CR500 motor:). Thanks for the advice on leaning the main. I've gone down a couple sizes already actually. The plug says it's jetted correctly, but you could be onto something there. I've started to use bel ray h1 oil and it's much better too..what's 927?? I think I've been around 40:1, so I'll check that as well. Thanks!

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  7. I found the David Bailey Kit on ebay. I thought it was 00-01 but its for 02+ (http://cgi.ebay.com/MOTOCROSS-CR-125-250-CR250-WHITE-BAILEY-GRAPHICS-02-07_W0QQitemZ290383229863QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Motorcycle_Parts?hash=item439c3073a7) Would love that scheme though...BTW, the 500 conversion really isnt that difficult. :) I forget what size main I'm running in the 250 - but the exhaust is clean at the rear (no spooge at all). 927 is Maxima 927 (http://www.maximausa.com/products/2stroke/castor927.asp)

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  8. I like the look of those a lot, have you ever seen them for an 01? If you can get them fairly cheap it might be worth taking the chance that they'll fit..perhaps with a little trimming? What elevation do you ride? I still have a bit of spooge, I'll have to try the maxima oil sometime. I worry about going any leaner on the main, but perhaps with a 40:1 it needs a little less fuel.

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  9. I ride anywhere from below sea level in Ocotillo Wells to 3500-4000. 927 at 44:1 has always been good to me. What size main are you running? I'll check mine and let you know as well...and if you really want to run newer graphics, you can replace the tank to 02+ and the 02 + shrouds will fit; you have to make a mount for the lower shroud bolt...no big deal from what I understand.

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  10. Great info, thanks! I've often wondered if the 02 shrouds would fit. I'm running a 360 main jet, 20 slow jet. I ride from 4000 up to probably 9500 feet. Let me know if you do get a chance to check what main you're running. Thanks again! Do you have any pics? riding? bike? etc.

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  11. wow 9500'! I havent had a chance yet - but found your youtube site...btw, here's mine with some vids of my kid and I tooling around: http://www.youtube.com/my_videos?feature=mhw4

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  12. Edit: Correct youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/user/hoofaarted

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  13. Edit: Correct Link for YouTube:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/hoofaarted

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  14. Thanks! I checked out some of your vids, really nice stuff!

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  15. Great bike ....... I love riding this types of bikes. I have one Dirt bike.

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  16. Cool Bike,
    I am a great fan of bikes specially white honda bikes. I would really love to ride this bike one day.This bike rocksssssssss.

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  17. cool bike you have done a great work on this bike..i really like 2 strokes and this one is great to ride..

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  18. AS I considered that the black fender would be a better color to hide the exhaust spooge, and it still looks good with the rest of the bike. On the swingarm is a factory effex Honda swingarm graphic, and the shroud is the 2002 Factory Effex shroud graphic.

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  19. The Honda bikes look real amazing and the bikes design are real so cool. This bikes color available because this bikes look attractive.

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  20. What kind of plastics are you using? I cant decide whether or not to get acerbis or ufo. im not sure which are better and look the most like the oem shape. any help or information will be greatly appreciated.

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  21. Acerbis except for the rear fender which is polisport. I've had good luck with both of them..no problems.

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