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Author Topic: SR250 build from South Africa  (Read 3912 times)

Offline Spawnwheel

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SR250 build from South Africa
« on: Mar 19, 2015, 04:40:49 »
Hello,

My name is Daniel from Johannesburg, RSA. I've just begun stripping a SR250 that I'll be hopefully turning into a neat little tracker for my wife to use. She often sits on the back of my bike and has been talking about getting one of her own, so thought this would be a nice excuse for me to build up a bike.

At the moment the bike is stripped and I'm in the process of detabbing the frame. I've come across a few issues along the way. The left rear shock mount as sheared off the bike and is inside the shock. The previous owner must have used the bike like this for some time as it shows some wear where the shock vibrated against the frame. The original nuts were also missing and just had a long bolt running through it. I'm hoping that I can find someone nearby me who can weld a new one on.

Anyway here are some pix of the going so far. I'm looking forward to sharing my experiences with everyone and learning from all the pros on these forums.

Regards,


The bike how it began




Stripping...


The trouble shock, note the long bolt


No those are not my feet...


The sheared off mount


The other side, how I assume it the other should look like


I'm still looking for a way to remove the steering bearings, is there a special tool for that top nut?

Offline DesmoBro

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Re: SR250 build from South Africa
« Reply #1 on: Mar 19, 2015, 05:15:25 »
Put it all back that was the cleanest most complete SR250 ive ever seen
"I desire the things that will destroy me in the end"

Offline DesmoBro

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Re: SR250 build from South Africa
« Reply #2 on: Mar 19, 2015, 05:18:09 »
For the castle style nut i just use a flat head and a hammer there is probably a special spanner tool tho
"I desire the things that will destroy me in the end"

Offline Spawnwheel

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Re: SR250 build from South Africa
« Reply #3 on: Mar 19, 2015, 05:24:05 »
Put it all back that was the cleanest most complete SR250 ive ever seen

Haha! My wife would not be very happy with that. Took a lot of convincing to get her to agree on the SR, she says she doesn't want to look like she's making deliveries.

For the castle style nut i just use a flat head and a hammer there is probably a special spanner tool tho

Thanks, I was thinking of doing that, but am worried that I'll damage it. Does it come off quite easily with just a small whack?

Offline DesmoBro

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Re: SR250 build from South Africa
« Reply #4 on: Mar 19, 2015, 05:35:13 »
Yes as long as you hit it in the right direction
"I desire the things that will destroy me in the end"

Offline ShaggyPit

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Re: SR250 build from South Africa
« Reply #5 on: Mar 19, 2015, 15:17:25 »
to protect from damaging that nut, i rolled up a good wad of a shop towel (or any paper towel or rag would work) and smushed it into the notch where i placed the flathead. this protected the nut from any sort of denting or scratching if you are paranoid about damaging anything such as I was. shouldnt need to hard of a wack either. just be patient.

ill be following this one! keep it up

Offline Spawnwheel

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Re: SR250 build from South Africa
« Reply #6 on: Mar 20, 2015, 04:33:55 »
to protect from damaging that nut, i rolled up a good wad of a shop towel (or any paper towel or rag would work) and smushed it into the notch where i placed the flathead. this protected the nut from any sort of denting or scratching if you are paranoid about damaging anything such as I was. shouldnt need to hard of a wack either. just be patient.

ill be following this one! keep it up

Thanks @ShaggyPit, I'm going to try this weekend to knock it out. Also going to be doing some more cutting and grinding to get rid of those tabs. I've been very cautious on which ones to cut as I still want some use for pannier mounts. I'll post some more pix next week.

Offline cosworth

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Re: SR250 build from South Africa
« Reply #7 on: Mar 20, 2015, 15:08:57 »
Before you cut it all up, was there any dicussion about dropping the forks (internally) and just trying some different bars?

It's in remarkably good shape.
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 DesmoBro

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Re: SR250 build from South Africa
« Reply #8 on: Mar 20, 2015, 17:35:10 »
Before you cut it all up, was there any dicussion about dropping the forks (internally) and just trying some different bars?

It's in remarkably good shape.


....i couldnt believe that first picture wasnt the stock photo....
"I desire the things that will destroy me in the end"

Offline Kwashi

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Re: SR250 build from South Africa
« Reply #9 on: Mar 21, 2015, 02:58:44 »
Promising build bud!
Im also from Joburg! What bike are you on if your wife is going cafe?

I also have a build on here:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=63587.0

Definately must come to a CROSA meeting when youre done!