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Looks like it will be another great build. Good luck with getting everything together.
Now if I can only convince the other half to bring my next 250r build in the house…. lol

Cant wait to see the end result
 

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Looks like it will be another great build. Good luck with getting everything together.
Now if I can only convince the other half to bring my next 250r build in the house…. lol

Cant wait to see the end result
Thanks! I didn't actually ask mine... I brought the frame inside when I got it back from powder coating and just started assembling little by little. Then at some point it turned into full-on assembly and what you see now🤷🏼‍♂️😁 It's certainly been nice keeping it inside since it's been so cold out here in MI without a heated garage; otherwise, I really don't think I'd be this far along with the rebuild. I need to take it back out to the garage soon or it'll never fit through the doors without some disassembling.

Here's the latest progress.
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I'm getting close to a standstill without having 3 critical parts - a steering stem, a swing arm, or an engine. I'm at the mercy of ISF on when he gets around to building the stem and arm, which it's hard telling when that will be. The bottom end is finished, but I'm waiting to have my ESR 363 CEO top end returned to me from the Selvy family. My hope is that they'll locate it and send it back soon, but I fully understand that they're busy with their own lives and grieving the loss of Rob, let alone tracking down all of Rob's customers parts and getting them returned.

There are small odds and ends that I can do in the meantime. One big thing that needs to get done, that I just can't get excited about, is trying to turn these nasty, old OEM fenders into clean, whiter riders. I had pretty great results with my first rebuild when I refinished my OEM fenders, but these are in much, much worse shape than the first ones that I started with.
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This XC build is still on-going, but it won’t be ready in time for the start of the D-14 XC race series on May 21st, unfortunately. Or possibly the entire race schedule with how things are going. I still need a top end (🙏🏻 that I get mine back from the Selvy’s), no-link swing arm from ISF, and shocks from Motowoz. Since I haven’t gotten confirmation on the swing arm I haven’t even ordered the rear shock yet. The front shocks should be shipping any day now, though.

I’m still racing the series, but using my other 250R. I made some updates to help ensure it’s ready for the series - ditched the swing arm skid plate and added a Hess rotor guard and BCC sprocket guard, Cycra hand guards, and an 01 CR ignition.

We had a training/practice day yesterday - she ripped!
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Thanks! I didn't actually ask mine... I brought the frame inside when I got it back from powder coating and just started assembling little by little. Then at some point it turned into full-on assembly and what you see now🤷🏼‍♂️😁 It's certainly been nice keeping it inside since it's been so cold out here in MI without a heated garage; otherwise, I really don't think I'd be this far along with the rebuild. I need to take it back out to the garage soon or it'll never fit through the doors without some disassembling.

Here's the latest progress.
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I'm getting close to a standstill without having 3 critical parts - a steering stem, a swing arm, or an engine. I'm at the mercy of ISF on when he gets around to building the stem and arm, which it's hard telling when that will be. The bottom end is finished, but I'm waiting to have my ESR 363 CEO top end returned to me from the Selvy family. My hope is that they'll locate it and send it back soon, but I fully understand that they're busy with their own lives and grieving the loss of Rob, let alone tracking down all of Rob's customers parts and getting them returned.

There are small odds and ends that I can do in the meantime. One big thing that needs to get done, that I just can't get excited about, is trying to turn these nasty, old OEM fenders into clean, whiter riders. I had pretty great results with my first rebuild when I refinished my OEM fenders, but these are in much, much worse shape than the first ones that I started with.
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How do you like those gps wheels? I thought about running them. Any thoughts on a tire set up for desert 21/20s or 23/22?
 

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How do you like those gps wheels? I thought about running them. Any thoughts on a tire set up for desert 21/20s or 23/22?
Sorry I missed responding to this! I see that you already went with the GPS wheels and ITP tires. Aside from mounting my Obor tires, I don’t have any experience with them yet.
 

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I realize that I’m way behind on updates. The blue XC build is still in-progress, so I’ve been racing the D-14 XC series with my red R. I’ve only been able to make 3 out of the 4 races thus far, but the R has performed beautifully. I’m racing C class being that it’s my first time racing. My three races have resulted in the following finishes: 2nd place/holeshot, 1st place/holeshot, and 3rd place. It’s been an absolute blast. Here’s some pics from the 1st race at the Fredneck Ranch in Frederic, MI.
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Here’s some pics from the 2nd race at Bundy Hill Off-Road Park. There were polar opposite riding conditions on this course - where it was dry it was so dusty to the point you couldn’t see and where it was wet in the woods there were quad engulfing sized water holes. Thankfully I was able to avoid submarining the R in the water holes. Others weren’t as fortunate.
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My third race was back at the Fredneck Ranch. I didn’t get the holeshot, but I blame that on poor line positioning. We initially lined up, where I was positioned where I wanted to be, then we had to move everyone back where I squeezed to the furthest outside location. Oh well, I still finished 3rd for the day.
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Looks like you were having a great time…which is what it’s all about. Nice !
Exactly! It has been a great time😄 I’ve learned a lot these first few races on what works, what doesn’t, and what I’d change, which has helped guide me on the blue R build. The biggest thing is me. I’m no where near the physical condition I’d like to be at to go all out for 90+ minutes. I’m working on that, but I’ll be much more prepared next year.
 

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Back to the build progress…

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get my 363 back from the Selvy’s, but I did get a replacement. It’s the exact same one that I sent Rob - ESR CEO E2 363 with PV. I had DBC Racing vapor blast it and anodize the billet parts black. It’s now off to RB Racing to work his porting magic and make sure the cylinder is setup properly to the bottom end. I also got my Selvy’s big bore pipe with extra long/quiet silencer in from KRP.
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My Motowoz front shocks came in, so I was able to get the front end pretty much buttoned up. It went smooth, aside from having to grind some on the 450R spindles to prevent any bind/interference on the a-arms at full extension.

I’m still waiting on the ISF no-link swingarm and Motowoz rear shock (both are ordered) to make it a roller, and then getting my engine back from RB Racing. I’ll be adding a DRW/Zeeltronic ignition setup as well. Aside from that, I still need to finish restoring my plastics and figure out graphics.
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Sorry I missed responding to this! I see that you already went with the GPS wheels and ITP tires. Aside from mounting my Obor tires, I don’t have any experience with them yet.
So I noticed my front wheels have a up and down wobble and slightly side wobble to them when you spin the front tires not to happy with that as they don’t seem to be true. Only thing I found is the wheels don’t fit the hub studs snug. The bolt pattern appears to be centered when measured too.
 

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Maybe the stud holes were drilled too large? I actually had to make mine larger on 2 holes, on both fronts, as they wouldn’t fit over the studs.
Yeah there slightly big but even then has some slight up and down wobble is this common for atv wheels? I just don’t want to get this thing running to find out it has a high speed vibration from it
 

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That cylinder looks awesome.
So how did it work out not getting the other one back, do they compensate you somehow?I understand the situation but you’re out a cylinder.
Long story short, there was a mixup and someone else received my cylinder kit. Once the Selvy family sells off Rob’s odds and ends they’re going to make it right. I’ve been in contact with them all along, so I don’t have any concerns that they won’t.
 

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So I noticed my front wheels have a up and down wobble and slightly side wobble to them when you spin the front tires not to happy with that as they don’t seem to be true. Only thing I found is the wheels don’t fit the hub studs snug. The bolt pattern appears to be centered when measured too.
I just checked mine. They wobble some too, but not any more than my Hipers on my red R. Some of the wobble you’re seeing could be the tires, too. I don’t think they’re ever going to be perfectly balanced/true like an automotive tire/wheel.
 
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