MXA’S 1994 HONDA CR125 TWO-STROKE RESTORATION PROJECT VIDEO
We found a deal on a unique 1994 Honda CR125 and decided to invest our time and money into it. The bike didn’t run, and it looked in bad shape, but we saw potential. The engine looked intact. The frame had been oddly chromed, but was straight and crack-free. The owner wanted $600. We gladly gave him the money, because we thought it was a steal. Once we got it done it looked great on the track when the first MXA test rider started to spin laps on it. It blew up. We tore the engine down and a month later, we had the engine back together with the cylinder replated again. It blew up again. We knew the engine was getting hot and we had some expensive aluminum paperweights to prove it, but why? Finally, by accident, we flipped the cylinder over and saw a plug stuck way down inside was blocking coolant from circulating through the engine. Gluttons for punishment, we rebuilt the CR125 engine for a third time. The third time is a charm, right? We didn’t erase all the flaws and foibles of a stock 1994 Honda CR125, but it ran better than a stock 1994 Honda and was better suspended. Although every test rider thought the color scheme was hideous. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.