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Old 07-25-2013, 08:53 AM
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Well another stint in the garage.... Hard to get motivated when the money tree hasn't flower just yet lol

Anyways I figured I'd make a start on the brakes....



Hmmmmmmm



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Rust.....much???



Looks pretty bad!!! I'm yet to pop out the pistons and check inside.... I'll clean it up and may even be on the hunt for a media blasting setup....that or find some chemical stripper to get through the muck!! If all else fails I've already lined up a fleabay special



Despite all the neglect, a bit of careful heating and clever wrench rendered calipers-0 Steve-1
Managed to remover everything without stripping or breaking anything! Hopefully this will be salvageable once I get it inspected

Sigh, only small updates but hey something to keep the ball rolling...
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i think you can use the castings again.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:56 AM
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With a bit of elbow grease and patience you can do wonders!

This headlight cowl I bought second hand from the USA and cleand it up, did a rather good job even though I say so myself.

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Wet sand and clear coat?
I've restored a couple of Stihl chainsaws and done that with the faded orange plastics. It makes them shine just like new pieces.
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Heat gun and wet sand, no paint of any kind.
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:48 PM
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Heat gun and wet sand, no paint of any kind.
Well done! I wasn't sure if heat would work on that color plastic or not. I've used it with success on the late model Yamaha blue though.
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:36 PM
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Default S-C-O-R-E !!!!! Gas tank!

Well one rather important part was sorced for $45.....
Do you guys think I could restore this to the condition of that front cowling?



Remember that the PO decided painting ( yes painting ) a gas tank was a great idea!!! So this one should clean up good and I'll sell the 'white' gas tank.

Some new 'XR250' stickers, a bit of elbow grease, clean up the petcock and it should look good
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Heat gun and wet sand, no paint of any kind.
how did you do that if I may ask?..it looks painted
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Old 07-27-2013, 05:24 AM
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Wellllllll...........

Back to the workshop!!!!!!

Against my original plan to wait til I had finished the motor before starting on the frame, I started on the frame. Seeing that it would be a while I decided to do things that wouldn't cost money sooooo a bit of elbow grease and got the frame stripped to nothing ready for blasting, prep and PC ( although I'll be waiting on some colour matched powder ) I also got a chance to check over the frame for stopped threads, bent tabs, missing tabs, checking the frame was straight an so on....was happy that I had a good starting point for a frame thankfully there wasn't much to remove.....
Don't be fooled by the pictures... The PO had a dodgy PC job done.....yes that dangit PC got places it shouldn't have....ie threads....looks like I'll be hitting the frame with a tap and die set....



I also went for a drive to a recomended company that specialises in electroplating services.............
WHY?
Well here is the box of bits that will be getting acid dip and zinc passivised or gold passivised, my intention was originally all new bolts......yea.....until the swing arm bolt costs $$$$$.......$$$$$$
I had completely forgotten about being able to do this...... So this is the starting box....
I'm yet to add all the carburator components that need this treatment as well.



This next lot is a combination of parts to be re-anodised or parts going for plasma hard ceramic coating ( high temp for the header and mid pipe ). There are still a few items to be disassembled like the rear shock, front fork outer tubes etc etc



I also tackled the front wheel...I was hoping to reuse the spokes....well boy OHHHH boy I was wrong...they were not reusable at all....so out came the grinder and ....



I'm going to hunt for new spokes as OEM are pricy but at least available. The rims are in ok condition...a few spots need corrosion treatment a one small dent hopefully pushed back....
They are then going for anodising ( clear anodise- once I've smoothed and wet polished the surfaces )



Still a lot of part hunting going on....
Also did another huge chuck out of bits I don't need / will replace....


Here is a little trick:
You know those threaded insert in plastic molds...yea the ones that start turning inside the plastic when you go to undo the bolt.... Well this is an option at times:



You can see I used lock jaw pilliers to pinch the plastic around the insert...this enabled me to loosen the bolts

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Old 07-27-2013, 07:50 AM
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Stevo after you get finished with this bike it is going to be amazing I'm sure, but what is really amazing is the fact that you even found it! ..seeing as it was being stored at the bottom of the sea!





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Old 07-27-2013, 08:15 AM
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Stevo after you get finished with this bike it is going to be amazing I'm sure, but what is really amazing is the fact that you even found it! ..seeing as it was being stored at the bottom of the sea!
Haha I hope that is not a way of saying this is a complete time waste.....

Don't worry I live right on the beach.....just about any project I pick up would have some corrosion! I have a hard enough time with just looking after my RMZ...

Anyways the photo you quoted looks worse than is .... Quite amazing every nut and bolt came off easy, the body is a bit tattered so after MIC I'll decide to restore or....search on for new

I'm really enjoying challenge tho! Itll be very rewarding to see it done
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