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Offline alanski

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Re: 1980 Yamaha RD250F
« Reply #30 on: May 04, 2022, 08:22:09 PM »
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Re: 1980 Yamaha RD250F
« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2022, 08:33:41 PM »
paintwork is back !!
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Re: 1980 Yamaha RD250F
« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2022, 08:53:28 PM »
That looks better then when it came out of the showroom. Your previous skills are shining through  :) :)


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Re: 1980 Yamaha RD250F
« Reply #33 on: May 05, 2022, 10:16:04 AM »
Totally agree with Astute Greaser, like I said before, your attention to detail is brilliant. Whoever is lucky enough to own this bike when finished will certainly have a show stopper. I too am doing one but mine has a strange story behind it, but I don't think it's quite as good as yours.

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Re: 1980 Yamaha RD250F
« Reply #34 on: May 05, 2022, 04:58:33 PM »
Thanks guys its not mint but exceptionally clean with no corrosion as exhausts do have various marks and one downpipe has a weld repair but would re-chrome same as mudguards if someone wants it mint or even higgspeeds or similar but these are the originals and I think pretty tidy. My aim was to refresh and make it usable I just got carried away as usual but I've tried to keep as many original parts including fittings so it looks like its a year old one according to a mate who looked at it yesterday. The wheels still have the diamond cut on all of them and I just repainted not polished and no clear coat so next owner can polish up and clear coat or just leave and keep polishing same as exhausts. I'm going to mot it even though not required just for piece of mind for next owner and do a few miles of running in going to a few local things over next couple of weeks to make sure all is good then it will be up for sale.
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Re: 1980 Yamaha RD250F
« Reply #35 on: May 05, 2022, 05:28:34 PM »
Do a few miles? LOL. If you are selling I would let the new owner run her in, RDs are very addictive you know and you might end up keeping it, not that there is anything wrong in that.

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« Reply #36 on: May 05, 2022, 08:57:43 PM »
lol they are indeed that's why I've had so many and I am already looking for the next one well couple, one to do and sell and one for me to keep but will be a bit modified possibly 250/350 hybrid if not a 400 if I can find one that's all together for a reasonable price.
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Re: 1980 Yamaha RD250F
« Reply #37 on: May 06, 2022, 10:18:20 AM »
I have just looked back through your photo's and realised that I had not put one like against any of them so I have rectified that, your photo diary is like your work and deserves all the credit it gets, I think all the other members were so interested in the photo's they forgot, like me, to hit the like button.

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Re: 1980 Yamaha RD250F
« Reply #38 on: May 11, 2022, 11:12:30 AM »
Hopefully all finished now, rear caliper had to go to local engineering shop to get damn bleed nipple out as it snapped then easy out snapped in it, now rebuilt with new nipple, piston and seals, ebc pads, braided rear line, rear master cylinder rebuilt fully and all bled up. It's had a few heat cycles now and Will go for a little test run when its dry and sunny before the weekend when I shall go to the Super Sausage Cafe on the A5 on sunday and if all is good mot next week.
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