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The 250R addiction is alive and well over here again馃榿

I had so much fun redoing and riding my Dad's 250R last year that I've decided to build another one specifically for XC racing. I've never raced before, but it looks like a darn good time. Sure, I could use my current 250R, but I've convinced myself that I don't want to ruin my Dad's old R through racing abuse. Besides, I really enjoy building them and turning nothing into something.

That said, here's my nothing. I picked up this 86 roller from Craigslist somewhat on a whim. In hindsight, I probably should have found a better candidate to start with, but it's my nothing now. Here's a picture from the Craigslist ad:
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I wish I had better and more pictures to show the before, but this is really the only one that I have with it all together. It's going to be quite the transformation, I promise馃槈
 

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This will be another complete ground up rebuild.

My goal is to build a blue brother to my current 250R - reference: '86 TRX250R Build. Basically, the exact same look, except replace the red with blue.

Also, the chassis setup will largely be inspired by @Burns350R OEM framed no-link XC built R. He's figured out how to be competitive and win against the modern 4-strokes, so taking a page out of his book makes a whole lot of sense. I greatly appreciate all of his documented build details and videos.

The power plant will be a Selvy CEO 363 big bore.
 

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Again, I wish I would have found a better platform to build off from, but it's what I have, so we're going to save it. The frame was gusseted previously, but the gussets seemed to be homemade and welded in very poorly. I decided to take a ton of extra time and remove all of the old gussets, which was a total PIA.

Here's where we started:
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The frame is now with DBC Racing to install a new Pumashine complete gusset kit and re-powder.
 

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I like your idea of doing one in red & one in blue. Years ago on my R I had everything that was red painted blue & everything that was gold was painted silver. Always wanted to have a red/silver version of my R & the 86 I picked up a couple years ago happened to be the exact red/silver combo I was wanting. They look awesome sitting next to each other.
 

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I like your idea of doing one in red & one in blue. Years ago on my R I had everything that was red painted blue & everything that was gold was painted silver. Always wanted to have a red/silver version of my R & the 86 I picked up a couple years ago happened to be the exact red/silver combo I was wanting. They look awesome sitting next to each other.
Glad you were able to find the matching R that you wanted. I bet they do look pretty awesome together. You should post some pics!
 

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I rebuilt all the brakes today. These components were all used and pretty rough looking to start; it鈥檚 amazing what vapor blasting can do. This is a complete TRX450R setup.
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It鈥檚 been a while since I鈥檝e provided an update. A lot of progress is being made, but nothing is done yet, unfortunately. I鈥檓 currently waiting on porting, case boring, gusseting, and powder coating.

However, I just received my new seat cover from Fourwerx. Here鈥檚 a little flavor of the blue brother theme that will be carried out with this build.
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I also made it official by joining the AMA and registering for my D14 series. Of course I had to get the Honda version of the AMA card馃槉
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How are you liking those pegs so far?
I鈥檓 a big fan of the WMD pegs. Super solid feel and great grip with the wider design, super sharp teeth, and kick up at the end. I鈥檇 definitely buy them again.

However, I want nerf bars for this build, so I鈥檓 going with a set of AC pro-peg style with heel guards.
 

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I鈥檓 a big fan of the WMD pegs. Super solid feel and great grip with the wider design, super sharp teeth, and kick up at the end. I鈥檇 definitely buy them again.

However, I want nerf bars for this build, so I鈥檓 going with a set of AC pro-peg style with heel guards.
Wmd ? Im in search of new pegs or direct fit nerfs for my 86
 

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Man I called and they told me they dont make them anymore I called yesterday
That's strange... did you talk to Rob directly?

I just went through the process of trying to order them on their website; it looks like you can submit an order if you want to try that route.
 

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I鈥檝e had some major setbacks with this build, with the greatest being the passing of Rob Selvy馃槩

Rob was an awesome dude, an absolute master of his craft, and he will always be a legend in the 250R community. Rest easy, my friend.

Unfortunately, he did not get to finish my 363 project prior to getting sick. I鈥檓 actually unsure how far along he got with it or if he even touched it. I鈥檝e been in contact with the Selvy family, which I hope they鈥檙e able to track down my project and send it back to me, whatever condition it may be in馃馃徎馃檹馃徎
 

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In preparation for the 363, the entire bottom end has been completely redone by DBC Racing - new OEM bearings and seals, bored and powder coated cases, Hinson basket with OEM 89 clutch upgrade and Neil mod, and Hot Rods +4mm crank.
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DBC Racing had the frame blasted, a Pumashine complete gusset kit tig welded in, and then everything powder coated by TLR. I went with Prismatic Powders 鈥榊Z Blue鈥 and Columbia Coatings 鈥楤lack Mini Texture鈥.
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The other delay is the availability of the ISF no-link swingarm and steering stem. I鈥檓 hopeful that Steve is able to build me these pieces soon. I鈥檝e ordered the front shocks, but I鈥檓 waiting until I have confirmation on the no-link swingarm before placing the rear shock order.
 

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I鈥檝e had some major setbacks with this build, with the greatest being the passing of Rob Selvy馃槩

Rob was an awesome dude, an absolute master of his craft, and he will always be a legend in the 250R community. Rest easy, my friend.

Unfortunately, he did not get to finish my 363 project prior to getting sick. I鈥檓 actually unsure how far along he got with it or if he even touched it. I鈥檝e been in contact with the Selvy family, which I hope they鈥檙e able to track down my project and send it back to me, whatever condition it may be in馃馃徎馃檹馃徎
Saw the news about Rob in the Facebook group "Vintage Awesomeness" but it slipped my mind to share it here. Thought maybe it came up here but it appears not. Sad news.
 
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