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Author Topic: The bike Honda never built - or, my MR250 Elsinore for the Vintage 1000  (Read 14242 times)

Offline Mr.E

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This place needs more Elsinores  :)  So its been a few years, time for another abomination from my garage.  This time it's time to get a bike ready for the Vintage 1000 this summer on the Trans America Trail.  The bike to be used is a '76 Honda MR250 Elsinore.  Here's the deal:  The bike needs to stay under $1000 excluding tires.  My wife bought me this for Christmas for $400. So I hope I can keep it under the limit.  Its surprisingly complete.  It even had the requisite swamp mud in the motor.  A bit of messing with it and its got spark. even sputtered once.  But before I jump on it too much the motor is coming out for a full freshening up.


Offline Mr.E

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Pulled the motor out, things seemed ok.  When I picked the bike up at Jussy's house we noticed some whitish stuff inside the covers.  wasnt sure what it was but kept messing,



Turns out it was the swamp water corroding the cases on the inside.  Dammit. 



Found one little hole so far, hope there arent more.  this is gonna add some more work to the pile,


Offline Hurco550

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I'm in
Keep er' Between The Ditches!!!

1976 BMW R90/6 farkilitious: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74349.msg882477#msg882477
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
1973 Ironhead Hardtail: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68135.msg788081#msg788081
1976 GT250 Rebuild: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=64973.new#new
Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
1971 Yamaha 90cc twin HS1: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70498.0
"Two strokes are the motorcycle equivalent to Thors chariot. Full of glory and memories of battles victorious" ~ von yinzer

Offline haircuttergirl

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Woot woot. Vintage 1000 here you come!

Offline Maritime

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The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
"Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer" -Henry Lawson
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Thomas Jefferson


Offline VonYinzer

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Righteous. Doubt I have anything that'll help get her on the road, but if ya think of something just shout.
Like a river that don't know where it's flowin'
I took a wrong turn and just kept goin'

Offline Mr.E

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Not much to update except new crank bearings are ordered, and I'll probably get a gasket kit soon.  Need a new piston also.  The gas tank is also in need of a liner, and i'm kinda thinking SL175 fenders will be a nice change too. Little more trim than the crusty oem ones at least.

Offline JustinLonghorn

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Righteous.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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