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Author Topic: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico  (Read 70845 times)

Offline SteveG

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Re: 1981 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #15 on: Jul 09, 2012, 19:48:11 »
Cheers matey  ;D
« Last Edit: Jul 16, 2012, 13:20:02 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 TB_J

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Re: 1981 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Jubilee
« Reply #16 on: Jul 10, 2012, 08:45:25 »
Good start mate, keep it up!

Offline SteveG

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Re: 1981 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #17 on: Jul 10, 2012, 12:28:21 »
Cheers TB_J,

Not much done today.  Had my first attempt at polishing, it's not bad, but I may go over it again:
« Last Edit: Jul 16, 2012, 13:20:35 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 SteveG

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Re: 1981 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #18 on: Jul 11, 2012, 16:05:56 »
A few bits done today.  One of them was the petrol cap, it's a real mess, but I be buggered if I'm paying £60 for a new one.  So I've filed out as many pits as I can without going all the way through - it's very thin metal.  I then wet and dried it and finished it off with my polisher.  It's not great, but I think it will look good enough when it gets chromed:
« Last Edit: Jul 16, 2012, 13:20:54 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 SteveG

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Re: 1981 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #19 on: Jul 11, 2012, 20:47:30 »
Result!  I've just managed to order a Genuine NOS MAIN / CENTRE STAND for £30 delivered.  Now I just need to spend a few quid on a length of stainless bar, do a bit of drilling, add a couple of split pins and the bike will have a brand new center stand and rear brake pivot.
« Last Edit: Jul 16, 2012, 13:21:21 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 SteveG

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #20 on: Jul 13, 2012, 19:16:47 »
I've been plodding along stripping my wheels down and polishing the engine casing and brakes.  While stripping down the front wheel I had to grind off 13 spokes, the back wheel was easier, they all came out apart from five that snapped.  I've also been spending quite a lot on this bike over the last two weeks.  So far I have bought:

Renthal ultra low bars in black
Blue Grandturismo grips
New centerstand
New swing arm
Black rubber gaitors
4 Chrome bullet indicators
Bridgestone Trail Wing TW40 rear tyre
Pirelli MT 60 Front tyre
Stainless Bolt Engine Kit
560 piece stainless bolt pack
New 335mm chrome shocks (30mm longer than standard)
Ballistic EVO2 4 Cell 8Ah Battery
Chrome slotted Horn
New full original exhaust system
New seat
New tank rubbers
New Gear Lever
Lucas Rear Stop & Tail Light
Full engine gasket set
Full set of front and rear stainless spokes with nickel/Brass nipples

And I'm nowhere near done.  This is going to be an expensive bike.

Here are the shocks and seat:
« Last Edit: Jul 18, 2012, 08:14:43 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 SteveG

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Re: 1981 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #21 on: Jul 14, 2012, 07:43:57 »
An SR250 in kit form.  A lot of this is junk that is being replaced.  And here are the spokes from the back wheel, there are four different sizes.  I have to send a sample of each to the company making my new stainless ones.  The front wheel also has four different sizes.
« Last Edit: Jul 16, 2012, 16:07:01 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 SteveG

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Re: 1981 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #22 on: Jul 16, 2012, 11:01:27 »
Sample spokes have been sent off for the new sets making up in stainless.  Had a bit of a result with the powder coating, I've been quoted £90 for the frame, swing arm, hubs and rims to be done - less than I thought - dropping them off tomorrow.  Apparently my new tyres should be delivered in the morning.  This is going slower than I had hoped - can't wait to start the rebuild.
« Last Edit: Jul 16, 2012, 13:22:15 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 SteveG

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #23 on: Jul 17, 2012, 08:35:21 »
The new shoes for my bike have arrived.  Bridgestone TW40 rear (120/90-16) and a Pirelli MT60 front (90/90-19).  I couldn't find matching tyres anywhere, but these look close enough for me.  Also having bought a new swing arm, the old one will make a perfect wheel alignment frame.
« Last Edit: Jul 17, 2012, 18:48:35 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 shamus

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  • LDMMC
Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #24 on: Jul 17, 2012, 08:49:54 »
Good work man.
My xs360 build:

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=37624.msg408051#msg408051

1976 Yamaha XS360
1977 Yamaha TT500

Offline tsbigdog

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #25 on: Jul 17, 2012, 11:27:03 »
Wicked shoes!  Those are like a pair of Timberland's for your bike.
Most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut that connects the handlebars to the seat.

81Honda CM400e http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=22478.0
78 Yamaha XS400 - Sold

Offline SteveG

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #26 on: Jul 17, 2012, 12:46:51 »
Thanks Shamus, loving your build, especially those grips.  Tsbigdog, glad you like them, I'm hoping they will give the bike a more aggressive look.
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 #27 on: Jul 18, 2012, 16:36:40 »
Inspiration for my build:












And the Ad picture that caused me to buy her:

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 #28 on: Jul 20, 2012, 13:41:00 »
My new Battery turned up today, it's 8Ah and good for multi-cylinder bikes of less than 550cc and for 350cc and under single cylinder bikes.  This thing is tiny and weighs just over 3/4 of a pound.  It cost £66 ($103) delivered to the UK from the US.  Here are a few pics:
« Last Edit: Jul 20, 2012, 13:45:26 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 shamus

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  • LDMMC
Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #29 on: Jul 20, 2012, 14:56:40 »
That's a neat little battery. Weighing options myself, might have to look into that.
My xs360 build:

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=37624.msg408051#msg408051

1976 Yamaha XS360
1977 Yamaha TT500