TWO-STROKE TUESDAY | 1986 HONDA CR250 RICK JOHNSON TRIBUTE BIKE
“Hi, this is my 1986 Honda CR250 Rick Johnson tribute bike of his 1986 Trophy Des Nations destruction. I restored it from the ground up, using 98 percent original bike, so obviously it has no rear disc being a true production 1986 CR250. I put in over 100 hours of disassembly and cleaning and replacing only what it needed to be a race ready all 1986 original bike with adding a few touches to make like the one RJ’s bike had. I did use a beat up stock exhaust, but thanks to Pacific Crest Pipe Repair they got out all the dents and dings, welded a tab back on and gave it a beautiful works look finish. The bike hauls the mail! I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed building it. In hopes of racing some Vet Vintage class races in the 2020 season!” —Gary Phillips of Lehi, Utah.
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Johnny O’Mara (3) and Rick Johnson (2) on their 1986 Factory Honda bikes.
THE 1986 TROPHY DES NATIONAL RACE IN MAGGIORA, ITALY