It's cool that you're willing to spend the time and do the work yourself if need be, but your time is worth money right? don't want to be wasting too much money(time) on something that should be priced lower. I don't know about you but I have to feel like I got a wicked deal with any big purchase I make.
Here I'll copy and paste the ad for that 91 CR250 I was talking about, proof that there is wicked deals if you're patient, I don't know this guy just got it from another forum.
"1991 cr 250r rebuilt last year approx 20hrs on rebuild runs good, boysen reeds, jetted, gold series exhaust, aluminum spark arrestor muffler, ProTaper bars, inverted style forks c/w extra fenders, seat, disc and fork protectors
It might be worth it to ferry your ass over here and pick it up for that much, that's a smokin deal for that bike...I'm sure you'll find something, pm me if you want buddy's number