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Offline SteeleRD

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Re: First RD250C at 30 Resto an Regular rider
« Reply #30 on: April 22, 2019, 01:27:59 PM »
Just started changing all the fluids so thought I'd check the pump out quite a bit of 2t kicking around not sure if it's been coming from the main shaft few mullered bolts as well.


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Dropped the gearbox oil ready to remove the r/h casing to take the oil pump off.

Pump removed an ready to send off to arrow after finding the leak :)

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Gonna check the clutch out at the same time now it's all removed.

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Re: First RD250C at 30 Resto an Regular rider
« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2019, 03:42:40 PM »

Todays progress

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Well didn't expect to see this is the Rd250c rear wheel hub previous owner had left the inspection grommet off on the rear wheel hub.

New brake shoes on order for tomorrow an currently going to get some
Me77's fitted :) in a hail storm so glad they are in the back of the car!

Pumps currently away with Arrow for rebuild.

Steady progress interesting to see Yamaha's method for retaining the rear disk carrier compared to how Norton did it.

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Re: First RD250C at 30 Resto an Regular rider
« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2019, 03:16:59 PM »
Well the ME77's are fitted! spent today working on the rear hub so that's all sorted ready to fit the brake shoes on tomorrow,

Always been pretty handy at turning new old stock parts up on the elsies, so after a bit of hunting this arrived today!!

One new old stock side panel! Interesting to compare against the current paintwork on the bike :) tank and current panel are totally original and the tank isn't a bad match at all.

While thinking about what to do regarding the tatty repair to the oil tank where the paint's gone on the lead edge of it, I tracked down a New Old Stock Oil tank in the right blue so that's on its way now. For what I got it for be way cheaper than respraying the current oil tank which I'll keep for a spare. Wasn't intending to use nos stuff on this but at the price I got them at well worth it even if I keep them as spares for now :)

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Few other remedial bits arrived today as well, new overflow line for the oil tank not got a cats chance of getting the original one back on, some new lines for the crankcase breather, oil tank mounts had all perished so got those to as well as some paint to touch the front of the frame in.

Other one is the brake caliper gonna test fit it over the next few days.

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Re: First RD250C at 30 Resto an Regular rider
« Reply #33 on: May 05, 2019, 04:03:35 PM »
Currently working on refitting the rear wheel before I do though decided to start working on the rear wheel spacer another NLA part left is before I started on the rh side of it :) slow progress but think it's gonna come up great.

Gonna have to swap the caliper bolts round as well stupidly tight considering its something that they describe as may need the order changing :) gonna use plenty of masking tape so I don't damage the green bolts.
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Re: First RD250C at 30 Resto an Regular rider
« Reply #34 on: May 05, 2019, 07:03:43 PM »
An a lil bit more progress learnt alot doing this one :) good enough to fit now though

Middle stage really really deep pitting.

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Got the worst of the heavy pitting out she just needs a final polish tomorrow to bring it back to a nice shine.
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Got the front Caliper fitted bit of a gutter that the supplier supplied the mounting bolts the wrong way round so ended up having to remove them an swap em round green finish is such a pain not to mark.

All in all a decent day an tomorrow I'll get the wheels re fitted to the bike :)
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Re: First RD250C at 30 Resto an Regular rider
« Reply #35 on: May 07, 2019, 11:36:00 AM »
Lastest part :) on what's been quite a small parts spend with all the refurbing!

New Old stock oil tank that had been on display in a bike shop. Bike shop is gone now unfortunately.
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Re: First RD250C at 30 Resto an Regular rider
« Reply #36 on: June 02, 2019, 06:40:00 PM »
Not one of my favourite jobs hats off to you keep up the good work

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Re: First RD250C at 30 Resto an Regular rider
« Reply #37 on: June 11, 2019, 11:32:24 PM »
Thanks mate :) everything's ready to refit currently once the oil pump is back it'l be time for the first run! Been flying around on my Norton Villiers 1968 Commando the past few weeks been awesome fun!
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Re: First RD250C at 30 Resto an Regular rider
« Reply #38 on: June 12, 2019, 06:42:04 AM »
For small parts like that spacer, Invest is a small bag of citric acid, rinse steel parts in degreaser and leave overnight in a container with one or two teaspoons full dissolved in warm water. Come the morning you will be surprised how much elbow grease has been saved. Still needs brightening up but it’s a truly joyous moment when you see chemistry doing the work for you!
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