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Old 01-26-2013, 03:04 PM   #1
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now you seeit, now you don't honda elsinore

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This was a barn find.
A good winter project.
Went out to the shop this morning and decided...todays the day.Time to tear down the ole girl...1973 and begin a restoration project.

Just thought I'd share
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:06 PM   #2
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the now you see it part....



OOPS got two of the same pic the first post !
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:46 PM   #3
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OOPS got two of the same pic the first post !
Rode a 125 elsinore as a kid. It seemed really fast. So the 250 will really rip I assume? Should be a fun ride
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:52 PM   #4
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Rode a 125 elsinore as a kid. It seemed really fast. So the 250 will really rip I assume? Should be a fun ride
Was that you riding a wheelie on the 125 giving the cop a peace sign as he chased you in G-bury? Yogi???
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:10 AM   #5
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Rode a 125 elsinore as a kid. It seemed really fast. So the 250 will really rip I assume? Should be a fun ride
Yea I haven't heard or seen it run but it will when I am done.
Just a fun winter project and something to play with when I am in the vintage mood !!

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Old 01-27-2013, 10:58 AM   #6
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More of an MT250 then an Elsinore,same idea but with half the HP and a bunch more weight and cheap parts compared a dirt model,cool sled to fix up anyway.
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:35 PM   #7
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Excellent! Looks just like my '74. Took me a year to get mine running good. This is my first
two smoke so it was a steep learning curve. Did 30 miles of trails last weekend and I'm going to
go do some laps on the ice tomorrow. Good luck on the resto. I'll be keeping an eye on this thread.

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Old 02-03-2013, 05:33 AM   #8
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Excellent! Looks just like my '74. Took me a year to get mine running good. This is my first
two smoke so it was a steep learning curve. Did 30 miles of trails last weekend and I'm going to
go do some laps on the ice tomorrow. Good luck on the resto. I'll be keeping an eye on this thread.

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Hey thanks for the reply,
send a pic of your 74

You must've had the good weather on your side of the river if you did 30 miles

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Old 02-04-2013, 04:52 AM   #9
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I work outside so I have the gear to keep warm. As long as you're working it through the woods you stay warm anyways. I'd post a pic but I'm pic illiterate, but if you take the pad off your bars and put a trailer light on the back fender that's what mine looks like. Same rust on the tank and everything. Did 23 miles on the ice course yesterday, only low sided three times It's a workout but I love riding vintage.
If you need parts, help, questions let me know, I'd be happy to help save another one.

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Old 02-05-2013, 02:38 PM   #10
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I had one of those in about 1977. Rode the thing everywhere. If I recall, head barrel piston etc were all interchangeable with the cr250 of the same years. You could mix n match parts to get quite a bit more performance.
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