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Offline FizzyDoctor

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RD250F
« on: March 06, 2018, 03:53:53 PM »
A few more winter jobs completed and getting nearer standard.
I have completely rebuilt the engine and it now has the correct 2R8 top end (had been converted to 350)
I also shelled out for a better set of exhaust pipes   >:(
That's enough for this winter as it now needs another summer of serious riding.




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Offline Penno

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Re: RD250F
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2018, 04:23:28 PM »
Lovely looking bike. Hope you get plenty of enjoyment
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Offline twostrokelooney

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Re: RD250F
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2018, 06:12:39 PM »
Very nice job you've done there, hope mine turns out as good.....
Are you interested in selling the 350 top end at all coz I'm on the lookout for one... ;)
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Re: RD250F
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2018, 10:21:26 PM »
That's a lovely looking bike in the best colour

I was wondering, did you refurb the rear shocks yourself?

I have a 400F with aftermarket chrome shocks and would to paint the lower section black as per original

Thanks

Offline FizzyDoctor

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Re: RD250F
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2018, 10:45:56 PM »
That's a lovely looking bike in the best colour

I was wondering, did you refurb the rear shocks yourself?

I have a 400F with aftermarket chrome shocks and would to paint the lower section black as per original

Thanks

Hi Neil,
The rear shocks were one of my lucky finds, the bike came to me with aftermarket ones fitted but i found these for £10.00 and only needed a good clean, they appear never to have been fitted just sat on a shelf for years and work perfectly  ;)

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Re: RD250F
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2018, 10:43:49 PM »
Lovely job! (as I would expect!) just a small comment..

the horn is "upside down", it locates withing the "arched" section above the horizontal brace, maybe you have the bracket upside down? the rev counter cable swings throgh above the bottom yoke and under the tank.



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Offline FizzyDoctor

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Re: RD250F
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2018, 01:04:48 PM »
Lovely job! (as I would expect!) just a small comment..

the horn is "upside down", it locates withing the "arched" section above the horizontal brace, maybe you have the bracket upside down? the rev counter cable swings throgh above the bottom yoke and under the tank.


Hi Dave, thanks for your observations ;)
Yes I wasn't sure about the horn to be honest and I couldn't find any clear cable routing guides.
As you know these aren't my speciality but if that's all that you can spot then it can't be too bad  ;D

It is certainly getting closer to my taste compared to how it was when i aquired it  :-X


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Re: RD250F
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2018, 09:27:45 PM »
Yes, looking good!  You certainly did very well with those shocks!  :)

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