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Author Topic: Yamaha SR250 - A clean standard build  (Read 99775 times)

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Re: Yamaha SR250 - A clean standard build
« Reply #670 on: Oct 21, 2016, 12:01:15 »
I did think about doing that but I really like the way these badges look.  There is something so 'original yamaha' about them that I don't think I could replicate with a laser cut or CNC part.  They would look too custom in my mind, which is something I would like to avoid.  Good thought though as it might suit other styles of builds   :)

I think that it's awesome that you are making this bike look very much like a "factory" bike. But yet on further examination very custom... very bad ass "resto-mod" style.

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Re: Yamaha SR250 - A clean standard build
« Reply #671 on: Oct 21, 2016, 15:14:15 »
Wow! Epic build, Jadus! I really appreciate it. Everything looks so clean and new. As it should be with projects :)
I loved your style with 3D printing. I myself study printing engineering so your build is inspiration for my future ideas. I started studying it with an idea to somehow incorporate it into motorcycles and you've just done it :D

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Re: Yamaha SR250 - A clean standard build
« Reply #672 on: Oct 22, 2016, 05:29:45 »
I think that it's awesome that you are making this bike look very much like a "factory" bike. But yet on further examination very custom... very bad ass "resto-mod" style.

Thanks! Yeah that has pretty much been the goal from the outset.  'Resto-mod' is a pretty good description!  Something with subtle mods, nothing too extreme and something totally Yamaha.  A standard, like Yamaha made before the whole 'Special' styled bikes came along in the 80's.  I tried to envision what the SR250 could have looked like if it was released as a standard first - like the XS650, SR500 and even XS750's/850's and XS1100's - before they all got their own 'Special' styling treatment.  I think it was a shame the SR250 didn't have the chance to be styled like those original bikes  :(  I know that this build has a lot of stuff on it that Yamaha would never had done in production, but then I had to make it a little bit Jadus too didn't I?!  ;D

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Re: Yamaha SR250 - A clean standard build
« Reply #673 on: Oct 22, 2016, 05:31:54 »
Just for reference, here is a better, clearer image of how the tank badge sits in relation to the bottom edge of the tank and the frame rail.  I will definitely be placing them in the position I want with the double sided foam tape and just putting the screw heads there.

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Re: Yamaha SR250 - A clean standard build
« Reply #674 on: Oct 22, 2016, 05:37:16 »
Every one of these bikes I have owned, the underside of the tank has had surface rust on it.  With this one, I blasted all that off before taking it to the painter.  Then when I got it back, I see that the underside isn't covered!  After looking at the other 2 tanks I have, I see that they are not either...  Is it difficult to get into the tunnel with a spray gun?  Or is it just considered not important?  Anyway, I masked this one up and bombed it with some satin black to at least cover the bare metal.  Don't know if it will help at all with corrosion resistance, but it did something for my peace of mind anyway!  Managed not to mess up the top side with over spray  ;D

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Re: Yamaha SR250 - A clean standard build
« Reply #675 on: Oct 22, 2016, 05:42:38 »
Wow! Epic build, Jadus! I really appreciate it. Everything looks so clean and new. As it should be with projects :)
I loved your style with 3D printing. I myself study printing engineering so your build is inspiration for my future ideas. I started studying it with an idea to somehow incorporate it into motorcycles and you've just done it :D

Thanks mate.  Yeah, lucky for me the product development industry was probably the earliest adopter for 3D printing as it is so beneficial to speeding up the process.  Plus, both the last two places I have worked invested in one - so I managed to learn on the job (not hard btw, but a bit time consuming at times). 

The process has come so far in just a few years, so pretty soon it won't be just prototypes, it'll be finished pieces that are just as strong, if not stronger than CNC made billet parts.  We're pretty much already there with the laser sintering process...  Real cool stuff! 

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Re: Yamaha SR250 - A clean standard build
« Reply #676 on: Oct 22, 2016, 06:18:52 »
Just for reference, here is a better, clearer image of how the tank badge sits in relation to the bottom edge of the tank and the frame rail.  I will definitely be placing them in the position I want with the double sided foam tape and just putting the screw heads there.

I agree with you on the tank badge and good on you for fixing it, if you're like me it would bug you every time you looked at it so best to get it done now. Bike is looking great!
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Re: Yamaha SR250 - A clean standard build
« Reply #677 on: Oct 25, 2016, 04:11:57 »
I agree with you on the tank badge and good on you for fixing it, if you're like me it would bug you every time you looked at it so best to get it done now. Bike is looking great!

Thanks.  Yep, its gotta be done!

I decided I wanted to tidy up some of the wires under neath the seat.  Even though the side covers will cover it all, I don't want to just cable tie things out of the way.  I think I'll just cut up a thin sheet of aluminium that mounts up to the small bracket under the seat (luckily I didn't remove them!).

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Re: Yamaha SR250 - A clean standard build
« Reply #678 on: Oct 30, 2016, 16:02:47 »
Some progress with the electrics tray/tidy.  Yay.  Originally I was going to bolt it to the underside of the tabs, but then decided it would be cleaner if it was up under the frame rails slightly, hence the two mock ups.  It was sweet to make it out of 2mm ally sheet so I could just use the snips.  Nice and easy.  Then a sand and matte black paint.  I love button head machine screws too  ;D  Now you can't see anything in terms of wires from a side profile view. 

I don't think I'll tidy the wires up any more than this, as long as there won't be any shorting happening and they are out of the way.  Just really want to avoid more cable ties! 

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Re: Yamaha SR250 - A clean standard build
« Reply #679 on: Oct 30, 2016, 16:28:35 »
Nice and neat. Good job!
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