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BikeMaster CR125M Rebuild | Part 5

BikeMaster CR125M Rebuild | Part 5
By Bikemaster January 28, 2020
Above: If you recall, our CR125M was missing all of the body pieces except for the fuel tank.

With our CR125M project now a rolling chassis, it was time to focus on the bodywork and seat. The fuel tank had a few dents and the inside needed etched clean. It was also the wrong color for a 1974 CR125M. We wanted to go back to the silver and Expert Green color scheme. As with any project, the prep work is the most crucial aspect of any paint job and takes much more time than most people would think. But if you take your time and make sure the surface is as smooth as possible, the paint will come out great. We have even seen some “shake can” paint jobs come out very nice, as long as the prep work was done well. We used painter’s pinstriping tape for masking off the lines for the two separate colors being used on the fuel tank and number plates. The key is to take your time and try to enjoy the process. Remember this is your project, your bike

After the paint has set up, peeling back the masking tape for the first time is always exciting and reveals the fruits of your labor. Since our project bike was missing most of the plastics, we reached out to DC Plastics USA for the replacement fenders and number plates. They even had the reproduction decals for the tank and side number plates to finish off our new paint.

The seat pan on our CR125M was unusable, as it was rusted completely through. Fortunately, the mounts were still usable and were easily transferred over to the new reproduction plastic pan. Add new seat foam and a new cover and it is good to go.

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Fenders, number plates, and fuel tank with a fresh coat of silver paint.

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The addition to the iconic Elsinore green stripe.

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The black pinstripe and traditional Honda Wing make the tank complete.

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The Elsinore green added to the number plates.

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The stock seat pan has seen better days.

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The new seat foam and cover ready to go.

Look for part 6 of the BikeMaster CR125M Rebuild coming soon.

Go to Part 6 >>

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