How Did I Get This CR250 Frame Looking New Again?
How Did I Get This CR250 Frame Looking New Again?

what’s up guys I am all bundled up and
you know what that means I’ve got some cleaning to do outside in the freezing
cold but hey whatever it takes this is what I’m working on today a subframe
swing arm and frame off an oh three cr250 this is before any cleaning has
been done and this is after a lot a lot of scrubbing has been done keep watching
if you want to see this transformation take place I’m gonna start with the
funnest part first the frame I’ll begin by hosing it down with degreaser so I’ve
got the spray bottle filled with simple green and I’m just gonna spray down the
frame let it soak and then hose it off and start scrubbing I’ve had the frame
soaking for a good amount of time now I’m gonna hose it off with just the
garden hose I normally would use a pressure washer for this but good ol
winner destroyed my pressure washer now I’m gonna give the frame a nice little
scrub down with degreaser and a brush this will be more of a general cleaning
I’ll do the detail cleaning later on at this point the majority of the dirt
and grease is off the frame now it’s on to the little details for this step I’ll
be using the mag wheel cleaner along with a combination of these brushes this
is where the results really come in I found its easiest to work in sections
I’ll start at the head of the frame and the down tube get that as best as I can
then move on to the cradle do one spar and then the other and finish it off
with the shock tower frame is looking pretty good now on to
the best part of all getting that shine and nice factory finish and that’s where
the scotch brite pad comes into play this is what’s gonna push your frame
from just yeah to everyone saying holy shit I’ll show you what’s up all right
to get a super good finish you’re gonna want to work with the scotch brite pad
in the same direction just like that and you can fold it up to get in tighter
areas as well stuff is pretty versatile the frame is all finished up and man is
this thing beautiful you guys want your frames to look like this I got something
for you so click the first link down in the description to pick up where these
scotch-brite wheels trust me on this one best purchase you’ll make in a while and
this is what I use to keep up on the 125 as well a year and a half later after
building this bike and it still looks as good as ever so you can use these wheels
on anything aluminum engine covers kick starter brake pedal subframe even the
swing arm the list goes on and on now let’s hope I can get the sub frame and
swingarm looking just as good so I’m gonna dunk these guys into the parts
washing tank and while they’re soaking I got a giveaway for you I’ll be giving
away the clutch cover from the cr250 all you have to do to enter is write down in
the comments below what pipe you think I should run on this bike for these parts
I’m gonna scrub them down with a brush to get rid of dirt and grease and then
I’ll bust out the scotch-brite and mag wheel cleaner to brighten them up pretty hard to get any closer to new
than this right here I cannot wait to start putting this bike back together
hope you guys enjoy this one it is always so much fun seeing the
transformation these parts go through I will see you all in the next video and
go do yourself a favor and pick up a scotch-brite wheel you will not be
disappointed one day happy new year everyone

100 thoughts on “How Did I Get This CR250 Frame Looking New Again?”

  1. Cameron Niemela says:

    Get your scotch brite pads here!

  2. Dawn Wyatt says:

    big gun exhaust

  3. sammy turner says:

    Bills pipe

  4. K G says:

    pro circuit

  5. Tom Colquhoun says:

    FMF shorty

  6. roostmx says:

    Everyone always has fmf or Pro Circuit. Get a full Bills Exhaust

  7. Dan Dillinger says:

    What kind of simple green do you use? The purple stronge stuff or the original

  8. Dirtbikes4life16 says:


  9. Axeman says:

    Stay safe you guys , saw your weather looks bad . Another great vid.

  10. Andree B. says:


  11. Winter says:

    You should put a fmf on that baby

  12. sam brethauer says:

    Fmf is the way to go

  13. Noah's riding Adventures says:


  14. Hollan Wells says:

    Fmf factory plated fatty , fmf shorty in the back

  15. benjamin tirapegui says:

    Fmf pipe

  16. Landon says:

    Hey Cameron keep up the good work love your vids

  17. NH Hdudhd says:

    I would do FMf. I love your channel

  18. ditchbank racer says:

    Stock pipe, paint removed and blue the welds with a torch.

  19. Tommy Anderson says:

    you should pick up a pro circuit platinum pipe. I have one my self and it sounds amazing!!!

  20. Jeremy Hood says:

    Get a fmf power core

  21. Cj Mtz says:

    I would definitely like to see u take on a quad build!!!!

  22. Lowlife Garage says:

    Bills pipe

  23. Edjsilva Silva says:

  24. Jake Johns says:

    Throw on a Yoshi or FMF

  25. Sem Vandeelen says:

    Bills Works exhaust with carbon fiber silencer

  26. jojo dashosh says:

    Fmf Factory Fatty with a Titanium 2 Silencer i have one on my cr250 it looks so sick

  27. Matthew Schulz says:

    Pro circuit titanium

  28. touchette Vincent says:


  29. TM Guy says:

    Run the stock pipe! The stock pipe runs the best and looks the best.

  30. Puckgrinder85 says:

    You should invest in hot water cabinet style parts washer and maximize your time spent doing other things. We use it for transmission cases and will take all that caked on shit off and depending on your solution will brighten that aluminum a bit all in the first step. Meanwhile you could be doing something else.

  31. Jake Reed says:

    Fmf fatty gold series

  32. thatcrfkid says:

    fmf gold series fatty with powercore silencer

  33. Lucas Palumbo says:

    bills pipe

  34. Troy Bullock says:

    Pro circuit fatty with an r304 muffler

  35. Moto Blast says:

    Bills exhaust would be sick

  36. BlkiceMike says:

    I'd go with an SST pipe(chrome ) give u better mid-top, already have plenty of bottom..

  37. bradley parrott says:

    fmf sst

  38. Frankie Mazzitelli says:

    Fmf shorty with fmf gold series

  39. TheJoeyGolden says:

    put an fmf gnarly pipe on it

  40. N_Kuz says:

    SPARKS exhaust! i have one on my 400ex (i hope they make them for the cr250 also!)

  41. Darcy Kipfer-Pryce SEA says:


  42. Harrison ledger says:

    You should either run a full FMF system or pro circuit system

  43. SkinnySkinch says:

    Sick vids man loved this one especially. That mag cleaner really makes the difference.

  44. Dylan Ohalloran says:

    Fmf fatty and shorty

  45. Shelley Mulkey says:

    Pro circuit

  46. Derek Tarango69 says:

    Big gun

  47. Danny Rose says:

    I'm an Apprentice motorcycle mechanic in the UK and I love your videos! We only really get to work on new off road bikes so its great to learn the inside and outs of off road bikes. Id love to know half as much as you!

  48. Nicholas Schuck says:

    Bills head and fmf slip on

  49. Luke Wingate says:

    Surely a bills pipe

  50. Carson Vavricka says:

    Fmf pipe

  51. Jacob Sanders says:


  52. Michael Fusco says:

    Love all the details you include in the videos. Video quality looks great. You list pretty much all the things you use. You are my go to for restoring my 2002 cr125r.

  53. Jacob Livingston says:

    Stock, OEM Honda

  54. Anthony Solan says:


  55. Power Wagon says:

    I just did my KX 250 F frame last night using Comet cleanser and Eagle wading aluminum polish in a rubber tub in front of a wood stove (I’m in the Colorado mountains and it’s snowing). The bike needed a top end so being somewhat ocd I took it down to the frame. I bought it used but it is super clean winter project.

  56. Power Wagon says:

    FYI Scotch Brite pads are color coded blue is fine, red is medium and blue is fine.

  57. Taras Kompaniyets says:

    Love your cleaning videos!

  58. Krister Viste says:

    Dual fmf

  59. Erik de noorman says:

    the dents in alu u can clean upp whit fine abrasive paper from coarse to fine to finish whit scotsbride for uniform look. Also u can polish it whit cotton weel and (bleu) wax stick polishing compound,helps prevent alu corosion becose of the smood finish and looks very shiny! nice video’s u are a real mecanik ,and very aducassional 🙂

  60. Saved from the grave says:

    I have a 1986 kx 125 that I'm polishing the sub frame it's gonna look sick

  61. Drunk_ Cat says:

    Yoshimaru pipe would be sick

  62. Juan Martinez says:

    Fmf shorty

  63. Meegzy Lee says:

    full Bills Exhaust

  64. N Kastis says:

    Deffinetly run a Bills pipe! Heard nothing but good things personally I go fully with pro circuit only because never could afford or wanted to save up to invest in a pipe like bills that are hand welded an whatnot! Hopefully the giveaway is still going on! Videos are awesome great content!!!

  65. Scott wolverine says:

    dude your work is awesome but ive got a 2000 cr250 and the welds look just like yours!!!! who did the welding? looks terrible!

  66. DirtyNinja09 says:

    Any alternatives to Mag Wheel Cleaner? It doenst get sold in my country

  67. Devon Stewart says:

    Bills pipe!

  68. Levi Evans says:

    What’s in the parts washing tub

  69. Hipolito Carrasquillo says:

    Nice job keep it

  70. Justin Pelletier says:

    Are those scotchbrite wheels the same as the red hand pads?

  71. Ricardo Molina says:

    I see a Panther

  72. Ricardo Molina says:

    dude I see a robotic mount

  73. Ricardo Molina says:

    I hope you know what electric motor and some sprockets wired and Springs

  74. Ricardo Molina says:

    I say spring loaded

  75. H. Weaver says:

    FMF fatty

  76. TheDesertsweeper says:

    Ok so you you have cleaned up the frame all nice and shiny…is there a way to seal it and stop oxidisation? Do you just clean them and leave it like that…? A frame is not something you are wanting to be "pulling out" every weekend, if you know what I mean. I was thinking about some kind of sealant…? And on another topic – what are the possibilities of customising such a frame with colours…anyone tried anodizing one?

  77. CallMeCloud says:

    pro circut

  78. Ringo Gingo says:

    Nice job on the CR-250 Did you buy it used and wanted to take on the rebuild project or is this someones bike?
    How can you have water coming from the pipe in the ground in the dead winter? One would think it would be frozen .

  79. Hendrik Dian Kurniawan says:

    I havnt really motor trail… if any frame yz 125 or ktm 85 please give me and send to Indonesia… thanks

  80. Slava S says:

    if it wasnt any coating on the frame? Shoudnt it corrupt even more in a few mons?

  81. d reed says:

    HGS dude no question

  82. E Toppo says:

    Convert it to a twin pipe bro .if you need to know how I’ll tell ya!

  83. leroy dorothea says:


  84. Andrew S. says:

    Great job. Also try, Mr. Clean and Steel Pads, found at the dollar store.

  85. Angelo Santaniello says:

    Stock pipe on a Honda always!

  86. Bojan Markovic says:

    You do a lot of cleaning. Did you ever considered to use wet blasting machine?

  87. jojo robinson says:

    @ Cameron niemela I have a damaged swing arm what grade sand paper would I need to use before using the scotch brute pads

  88. ReddHottRonn says:

    Full Bills Pipes

  89. kimuri frederick says:

    you've got me inspired to become mechanic, particularly working with engines. thanks so much.

  90. fpineros22 says:

    that mag wheel cleaner is awesome stuff.. skillz bro.

  91. CRF FilmZ says:

    FMF gnarly with 2 powercore 2 silencers

  92. Zack Lataille says:

    Holy freaking crap dude

  93. Marcelo Nespolo says:

    Muito bom seu vídeo , está de parabéns .

  94. Brayden Doucette says:

    Dude you’re awesome you’re the best my dirtbike is A TTR 125 2003 same as yours

  95. Thisisaj14 says:

    So on the upper tubes of the frame about where the tank sits there are two grooves in it one on each side. Why? My 00 has this too and I can't find a reason why…

    Thanks man

  96. Kevin Nguyen says:

    Hey Cameron, did the frame have a clear coat on it?

    I’m wondering how mag wheel clean and the red pad work with a frame that has that clear coat on it that’s tired

  97. Tommy Torres says:

    Good work

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