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Author Topic: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico  (Read 84988 times)

Offline SteveG

  • Posts: 258
Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #90 on: Sep 08, 2012, 13:30:15 »
Thanks for the comments on the front fender guys, I'll think it over again when the tank and rear fender are on.  My handlebars are coming along nicely.  Stripped the lever mounts, undercoated and sprayed black, added new levers, new chrome cable adjusters and stainless bolts:
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 bartbrn

  • Posts: 14
Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #91 on: Sep 08, 2012, 17:51:19 »
Finished lacing my powder coated wheels with new stainless spokes today, and I'm very happy with them.  You can see from the pic below that I used my old swingarm and a pencil to get them true.  It takes a while, but it saved me £80 and I have the satisfaction of knowing I did it myself.  I'll be getting the tubes and tyres fitted tomorrow.

SteveG -- those spokes look awfully long coming through the nipples -- did you have to trim them?

Bart Brown

Offline bartbrn

  • Posts: 14
Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #92 on: Sep 08, 2012, 17:55:25 »
Oh, yeah -- another question (and not the last...), I'm not familiar with the term "tracker." What's it mean?

Thanks!

Bart

Offline SteveG

  • Posts: 258
Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #93 on: Sep 09, 2012, 06:00:52 »
Hi Bartbrn,  Thatís a bit of an optical illusion mate, it's just the light shining off the rims just behind the nipples, the spokes didn't actually protrude from the nipples.  Tracker is a American term for a style of bike popular over there.  If you search Google images for "tracker" you'll see many examples of naked bikes with flattish bars and seats.  My bike is not strictly a tracker, but it fits better into this section of the forum than anywhere else.
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

  • Posts: 258
Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #94 on: Sep 09, 2012, 17:08:06 »
More orange bike porn:
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

  • Posts: 258
Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #95 on: Sep 10, 2012, 08:43:29 »
It's the little things that make me happy.  Here is my new centre mounted tax disc holder, it's a stainless back and chrome front:
« Last Edit: Sep 10, 2012, 09:00:33 by SteveG »
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 damarble

  • Posts: 107
Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #96 on: Sep 10, 2012, 12:42:33 »
Sweet build. I wish it was easier to find 250 bikes around me, I'd like to build something like this.

Sorry if I missed it, but where did you get your indicators? I have the same ones except they don't have the frame stand offs, which would be nice to have.
73 Kawasaki 350 S2
06 Kawasaki Z750

Offline SteveG

  • Posts: 258
Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #97 on: Sep 10, 2012, 19:25:17 »
Hi Damarble, thanks mate.  The indicators were found on ebay, should still be there.  I searched for bullet indicators. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MINI-CUSTOM-CHROME-BULLET-STYLE-INDICATORS-1LONG-1SHORT-/120620877316?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item1c15908604
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 andycafe

  • Posts: 1173
  • Northern Suburbs, Melbourne Victoria, Australia
Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #98 on: Sep 11, 2012, 08:02:39 »
Nice build  :) ! Just my 2c, wait until you have the motor / tank / rear fender on before you make a choice on the front guard, until you have all that gear on she will always look like skinny chick with a big head   ;)

Offline SteveG

  • Posts: 258
Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #99 on: Sep 11, 2012, 15:06:42 »
Nice build  :) ! Just my 2c, wait until you have the motor / tank / rear fender on before you make a choice on the front guard, until you have all that gear on she will always look like skinny chick with a big head   ;)

Will do Andy, cheers mate.
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....