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Offline Tailchaser

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Here's My RD250E
« on: June 29, 2019, 01:33:54 PM »
Well, I think that's enough for now, time to actually ride the beast and enjoy this weather. After purchasing the bike from a fellow member earlier this year I've tried to do a "ride & smile" update on it; mainly cosmetic with some mechanical work as I discovered missing bits, etc.

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Re: Here's My RD250E
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2019, 03:30:34 PM »
It's a nice looking one, I hope you enjoy a summer riding it

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Re: Here's My RD250E
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2019, 05:29:54 PM »
Terrys old bike I think :D :D

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Re: Here's My RD250E
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2019, 06:52:14 PM »
Correct, I bought it from him earlier this year and have given it a fair bit of an overhaul since then, replacing missing/incorrect parts, sorting (hopefully) the carburation out, repainting wheels, cases, exhausts, etc.

When does a bike stop being "person X's old bike" and become ones own?  :( :(

Maybe I'll paint it purple!
« Last Edit: July 03, 2019, 09:26:13 PM by Tailchaser »
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Re: Here's My RD250E
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2019, 10:07:05 PM »


When does a bike stop being "person X's old bike" and become ones own?  :( :(

Maybe I'll paint it purple!

From my experience, it takes many years
Painting it purple would certainly decrease that time
Although changing the number plate could help as well

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Re: Here's My RD250E
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2019, 12:25:00 AM »
Not sure if it's an E or F.
Macho Maroon if it's an E
Competition Yellow if it's an F
Personal opinion ;) ;)

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Re: Here's My RD250E
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2019, 09:29:12 PM »
Does look a bit black ........
The bike is screaming to be standard colours .....

But good quality work for sure.
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Re: Here's My RD250E
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2019, 09:35:48 AM »
Std colours - mmm - Sales Brochure for the 250E

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Pedantically, it should be "Low Gloss Black" but I like shiny!
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Re: Here's My RD250E
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2019, 11:28:18 AM »
I thought that was an "F" brochure, i have a black 250 the same and the serial number shows its a "F" model. Also the white "E" has black wheels, although i have heard on the forum that there are some red wheeled "E's" around... :-\  I have just bought a white "E" with red wheels but underneath the red they are black... ;)

This is an "E" brochure    https://davesbikebrochures.weebly.com/uploads/4/8/4/5/4845046/6681243_orig.jpg

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Not sure about the low gloss black as my tank is original paint and its gloss... :-\
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Re: Here's My RD250E
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2019, 12:23:15 PM »
This 400F currently on Ebay (but sold) is gloss black and seller says it is original Yam colour.  I wouldn't know, don't think I ever saw a black one when they were new, quite a rare colour.  Looks good though  :)

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Re: Here's My RD250E
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2019, 12:59:07 PM »
Mine has the black/white decals the same as Tailchasers and the brochure.

Not sure if the red/white ones were standard or just personal preference, no telling with Mr Yamaha back in the day, maybe ran out of black and thought sod it we'll stick a few of these spare red ones on... :D

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Re: Here's My RD250E
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2019, 02:56:29 PM »
That's probably closer to the truth as I'm sure there was a lot of "end of model year" parts bins raiding and as we all know the publicty material was only a "guide". Just assumed the brochure was correct as Terry gave it me when I bought the bike from him but who cares (apart from the counters of riviets) and I like it in shiny black with red wheels  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Here's My RD250E
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2019, 07:48:44 AM »
well I learn something again ......
I never saw a black one and never new they were standard !
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