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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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