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Offline csx355

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Hi From Cornwall
« on: May 06, 2018, 09:34:15 AM »
Hi all - having recently acquired a local 2 previous owner RD250C (I think). I thought that I would register here for help and advice in keeping it running sweet. The bike seems to be reasonably untouched other than a home made rear mudguard. The front one is pretty poorly and the tank has had some Petseal attention along the seam. She has 12months MOT and is a 'spirited' ride! I like it. I'm not intending to do a full restoration on her but will probably replace the mudguards and try and get the tank repaired followed by a re-spray.
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Re: Hi From Cornwall
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2018, 09:40:56 AM »
 thats a tidy bike you have got there mate , looks to be all there just about as you say mudguards are not original , where are ya in Cornwall ? i am just over the border in Devon between Bude and Bideford 
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Re: Hi From Cornwall
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2018, 06:45:55 PM »
Hi Mervin - I'm way down West between Hayle and St Ives. I'm pretty pleased with it and am reluctant to do too much. I was going to get a pair of new pattern mudguards but would prefer to get some genuine old guards that aren't rotten. same with the tank.

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Re: Hi From Cornwall
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2018, 07:46:55 PM »
Hi mate and welcome to the forum,

Good to see that you have stepped over from the dark side,  I recognised your forum name from the Z1OC club/forum of which I am also a member (redzee). Aircooled Yam two strokes and big aircooled Zeds too? You can't go wrong with that choice of bikes and this club is the best ever for tech help, advise and general friendliness, just remember, lots of photos please......... ;)
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Re: Hi From Cornwall
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2018, 09:03:19 PM »
Hi Mervin - I'm way down West between Hayle and St Ives. I'm pretty pleased with it and am reluctant to do too much. I was going to get a pair of new pattern mudguards but would prefer to get some genuine old guards that aren't rotten. same with the tank.

I was down at TC james place a couple of weeks ago delivering lime ,

the front muddies are still availalbe from Yamaha at a price but there is a very good replica around now , as for the rears well originals are rarer than rocking horse poo now, but again there are good replicas aroud
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Re: Hi From Cornwall
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2018, 11:23:07 PM »
Welcome to the forum and love the bike, as I had one like that as a replacement for the 250E that some scumbags stole when it was 5 months old! Take a look at EBay seller my-moto-parts for replica mudguards, as there has been some positive comments about them on here.

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Re: Hi From Cornwall
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2018, 08:43:40 AM »
Hi mate and welcome to the forum,

Good to see that you have stepped over from the dark side,  I recognised your forum name from the Z1OC club/forum of which I am also a member (redzee). Aircooled Yam two strokes and big aircooled Zeds too? You can't go wrong with that choice of bikes and this club is the best ever for tech help, advise and general friendliness, just remember, lots of photos please......... ;)

Still have the Z1000 - she is a lump and the little Yam is so lightweight and easy to bump around the garage it's a breath of fresh air.



I was down at TC james place a couple of weeks ago delivering lime ,

the front muddies are still availalbe from Yamaha at a price but there is a very good replica around now , as for the rears well originals are rarer than rocking horse poo now, but again there are good replicas aroud
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Cheers Mervin really not too far from there.

Welcome to the forum and love the bike, as I had one like that as a replacement for the 250E that some scumbags stole when it was 5 months old! Take a look at EBay seller my-moto-parts for replica mudguards, as there has been some positive comments about them on here.

HTH

I'll do that thank you.