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Offline Zedthousandh

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RD250DX resto
« on: January 17, 2022, 05:41:58 PM »
Just put my bike of 33 years back on its wheels after starting the resto way back in 2008. Apart from some difficult with the swing arm bushes it's been plane sailing but currently missing most of the rubber parts due to bad organization 😂. Anyway, looking forward to hearing burble of the Allspeeds again after the last ride which was 1995 before being layed up in a rather damp shed.

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Re: RD250DX resto
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2022, 11:49:39 AM »
im doing same build just awaiting my frame bits back    but did another 400 va year ago

suggest you get that airbox in early as its a tight fit and earlier is easier  ;D
Silver black 250 DX  350 converted    my keeper
Yellow black 250/350 DX. Heinz 57  Gone .
White red 400e 2R9 pure sadly gone

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Re: RD250DX resto
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2022, 12:23:51 PM »
Just tackling the wiring now remaking the bullet connections which look suspect. Carbs are in a very sad state inside and one of the springs is missing. Siezed calliper pistons came out nicely using a grease gun with it's ball end removed and the nozzle screwed straight into the banjo thread. Very excited at the prospect of riding the bike after it's 27 year layup :D

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Re: RD250DX resto
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2022, 07:18:15 PM »
Wiring tested and engine fitted. Carbs to rebuild and then timing to sort along with cleaning out the fuel tank and fixing the seat cover. I cannot believe how time consuming this restoration is..

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Re: RD250DX resto
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2022, 10:35:45 AM »
May be time consuming but good fun and worth it, just think about the enjoyment you are going to get, and when you are enjoying it the time will fly! Looking forward to the end result.

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Re: RD250DX resto
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2022, 06:16:13 PM »
Carbs assembled with float heights checked using a vernier. Realized the sky blue wire from the loom is the wrong one going to the alternator but didn't take long to fix. Now turning my attention to sorting the fibreglass seat base but still undecided on spikes or carpet glue to fix the cover  . Now, where did I put those o/e carb hose clips?....
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Re: RD250DX resto
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2022, 07:51:31 PM »
Getting very close to finishing the bike but missing a few parts like the ignition cover. Going to fire the bike up on a dummy fuel tank borrowed from a small lawnmower. That way I can get to the carbs and wiring easily. Rear brake feels nice but there's a squelching noise when the lever is depressed so it'll be off with the old and in with the new seal kit.

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Re: RD250DX resto
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2022, 09:44:34 AM »
Hi Zed1000th!
Just wondering how this is going?  :)

Cheers

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