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Author Topic: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico  (Read 75544 times)

Offline SteveG

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #45 on: Jul 31, 2012, 17:06:25 »
Here are my wheels with their new shoes on, and I think they look great.  Well chuffed.  Also, here is a pic of my new seat and speedo that arrived today:
SR250 Tracker called Mexico

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=38765.0

SR250 Mexico finished

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=50779.0

On the road

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=52850.msg591651#msg591651

Life is just an illusion induced by the lack of alcohol....

Offline SteveG

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #46 on: Aug 07, 2012, 05:07:32 »
Primed the last of my bits and bobs.  I'm spraying the swingarm rather than powder coating as the bushes are in good condition and I didn't want to knacker them by taking them out.  Just waiting for my new swingarm bolt to arrive from Holland and I can start the rebuild.
SR250 Tracker called Mexico

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=38765.0

SR250 Mexico finished

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=50779.0

On the road

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=52850.msg591651#msg591651

Life is just an illusion induced by the lack of alcohol....

Offline SteveG

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #47 on: Aug 10, 2012, 17:46:27 »
A quick update - the rebuild begins! :
SR250 Tracker called Mexico

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=38765.0

SR250 Mexico finished

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=50779.0

On the road

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=52850.msg591651#msg591651

Life is just an illusion induced by the lack of alcohol....

Offline andrew6v

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #48 on: Aug 14, 2012, 10:31:15 »
Are you doing the orange/black? I really love that combo.

Great work so far.

Offline VonYinzer

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #49 on: Aug 14, 2012, 11:00:16 »
Wow man. Looks great so far. Keep the updates coming!
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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #50 on: Aug 14, 2012, 11:14:26 »
what he said ^^^^^^ !

Offline SteveG

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #51 on: Aug 14, 2012, 13:24:50 »
Are you doing the orange/black? I really love that combo.

Great work so far.

Yeah, I'm having the tank and rear mudguard orange with matching black stripes down the middle. Thanks for the visit.
SR250 Tracker called Mexico

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=38765.0

SR250 Mexico finished

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=50779.0

On the road

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=52850.msg591651#msg591651

Life is just an illusion induced by the lack of alcohol....

Offline SteveG

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #52 on: Aug 14, 2012, 13:32:04 »
Thanks for the comments, I'm hoping to get the forks and wheels on this weekend.  Can't wait to have a roller again.  The new seat is for a SR500 so I've got to chop about a foot off the back end to get it to fit, I may get the local fabricators to knock me up a loop to tidy it up.
SR250 Tracker called Mexico

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=38765.0

SR250 Mexico finished

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=50779.0

On the road

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=52850.msg591651#msg591651

Life is just an illusion induced by the lack of alcohol....


Offline SteveG

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #54 on: Aug 15, 2012, 08:29:07 »
You're welcome, it's a cracking bike and I hope mine turns out as good.
SR250 Tracker called Mexico

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=38765.0

SR250 Mexico finished

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=50779.0

On the road

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=52850.msg591651#msg591651

Life is just an illusion induced by the lack of alcohol....

Offline DesmoBro

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #55 on: Aug 15, 2012, 11:18:01 »
Nice build so Far! lots of progression.... I like .... I actually just Picked up my Own SR250 a couple weeks ago....
"I desire the things that will destroy me in the end"

Offline SteveG

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #56 on: Aug 15, 2012, 13:09:08 »
Yeah, these SR250s are becoming very popular as project bikes.  They are fantastic if you want to make something that looks like an old classic - spoke wheels, twin shocks, drum brakes and a simple 4 stroke, air cooled single cylinder engine.  I can't wait to get mine finished, it will be the bike I've always wanted.  Be warned, if your bike is as old as mine, the swingarm bolt and centre stand pivot are real bastards to get out.  Enjoy your new project, I'll be following it when you start.
SR250 Tracker called Mexico

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=38765.0

SR250 Mexico finished

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=50779.0

On the road

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=52850.msg591651#msg591651

Life is just an illusion induced by the lack of alcohol....

Offline DesmoBro

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #57 on: Aug 17, 2012, 01:27:52 »
Sweet... Its gonna be awhile tho a few bikes have skipped it in line already .....the piston seems stuck on my SR hoping to find a simple solution for that (may weld a broken spark plug to a grease gun and hydraulic it free Not sure yet)
"I desire the things that will destroy me in the end"

Offline SteveG

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #58 on: Aug 26, 2012, 16:04:40 »
Been a little while, but I've been plodding away on the bike.  Got the forks rebuilt and polished, front wheel on, speedo on and the centre stand.  I also put the new seat and old tank on loose just to see what it looked like.  The back of the seat will sit lower when I've chopped a bit more of the rear frame off (and fiited a loop) the tank still needs stripping and painting. The tank will be orange with black stripes down the centre. 
SR250 Tracker called Mexico

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=38765.0

SR250 Mexico finished

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=50779.0

On the road

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=52850.msg591651#msg591651

Life is just an illusion induced by the lack of alcohol....

Offline SteveG

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #59 on: Aug 26, 2012, 16:06:38 »
More pics
SR250 Tracker called Mexico

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=38765.0

SR250 Mexico finished

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=50779.0

On the road

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=52850.msg591651#msg591651

Life is just an illusion induced by the lack of alcohol....