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Author Topic: Yet another SR250 Tracker UK Build  (Read 11099 times)

Offline cosworth

  • Posts: 561
Re: Yet another SR250 Tracker UK Build
« Reply #10 on: Feb 22, 2015, 14:07:08 »
I think even a tracker needs the front end quickened from the stock cruiser, soft as butter front end. 
1981 SR250 café hot rod (sold)
1976 XS360 collector plates
1980 XS400 (on the bench)
1981 XS400 (in pieces)
2017 Husqvarna 701 enduro
Livin' the dream in western Canuckistan

Offline zap2504

  • Posts: 346
Re: Yet another SR250 Tracker UK Build
« Reply #11 on: Feb 22, 2015, 14:41:04 »
I think even a tracker needs the front end quickened from the stock cruiser, soft as butter front end.
I tend to agree, but would prefer (again, for a "tracker") to use the previously-suggested CB/CL360 or CB400F front springs and slightly heavier fork oil VS reducing fork travel.

Offline vortexracing

  • Posts: 38
Re: Yet another SR250 Tracker UK Build
« Reply #12 on: Feb 22, 2015, 14:52:11 »
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Understood - but if you are doing a "tracker" (as opposed to a "cafe racer") you would want to work toward a more upright seating position (e.g., higher/flatter handlebars - I'm planning on using ones from a KLR650; higher/flatter seat) with as much suspension travel (for rougher roads) as possible. Lowering the front suspension and using clip-ons will reduce suspension travel and create a more "crouched" riding position.

I understand what you are saying, the truth is I may be leaning towards a café racer after all, people do a lot of SR's as trackers, I may venture into the other café style. I may be asking the mods to move the thread to the café listings  ::)


I have to agree with cosworth, regardless of style the forks either need dropping in the clamps or better still shortening.

Thanks for the advice on shortening them cosworth, I'll have a go at it.

I may be back for more advice if I do   :-[

Wheels
Tyres off the rims yesterday, I had always wanted to have black rims and hubs with stainless spokes, but the cost seems way to prohibitive at the moment (circ £500!!!)

So after discussions with the guys at fastline parts in Leyland, England he suggested aquablasting the spokes and giving them a clear coat of lacquer. It may not win any concourse events but will look OK. The outside of the chrome rim is in great condition, the insides however require some cleaning up   ::)

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Dave



Offline cosworth

  • Posts: 561
Re: Yet another SR250 Tracker UK Build
« Reply #13 on: Feb 22, 2015, 21:19:04 »
With my spacer to lower the forks I can barely compress the springs to get the cap back in. Plenty of resistance on these forks now.
1981 SR250 café hot rod (sold)
1976 XS360 collector plates
1980 XS400 (on the bench)
1981 XS400 (in pieces)
2017 Husqvarna 701 enduro
Livin' the dream in western Canuckistan

Offline vortexracing

  • Posts: 38
Re: Yet another SR250 Tracker UK Build
« Reply #14 on: Feb 27, 2015, 14:53:46 »
Just dropped my head, barrel and crankcase covers off at fastline parts in Leyland in the UK.

Graham the owner and the most enthusiastic guy I have met in a long time  :)

Posted a before and after on FB

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After


Offline cosworth

  • Posts: 561
Re: Yet another SR250 Tracker UK Build
« Reply #15 on: Feb 27, 2015, 16:42:53 »
Aquablasting looks great.
1981 SR250 café hot rod (sold)
1976 XS360 collector plates
1980 XS400 (on the bench)
1981 XS400 (in pieces)
2017 Husqvarna 701 enduro
Livin' the dream in western Canuckistan

Offline vortexracing

  • Posts: 38
Re: Yet another SR250 Tracker UK Build
« Reply #16 on: Mar 04, 2015, 06:24:26 »
All the aquablasting finished


Well pleased with it   :)

Wheels next

« Last Edit: Mar 04, 2015, 18:10:07 by vortexracing »

Offline twade76

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Re: Yet another SR250 Tracker UK Build
« Reply #17 on: Mar 04, 2015, 13:22:52 »
Looks good, I really want to get my engine done like this but can't face the strip-down until I absolutely have to do it!

Offline vortexracing

  • Posts: 38
Re: Yet another SR250 Tracker UK Build
« Reply #18 on: Mar 05, 2015, 15:01:29 »
Just got the stuff home and took some close up photies

The finish is superb, he has even plated the bolts and honed the barrel for me   :)

20150305_184443 by eastham_david, on Flickr

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Offline cosworth

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Re: Yet another SR250 Tracker UK Build
« Reply #19 on: Mar 05, 2015, 15:55:38 »
Damn. I need to find someone locally that can do this or get my own setup.
1981 SR250 café hot rod (sold)
1976 XS360 collector plates
1980 XS400 (on the bench)
1981 XS400 (in pieces)
2017 Husqvarna 701 enduro
Livin' the dream in western Canuckistan