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Author Topic: 1981 Honda CB250rs Cafe project  (Read 6675 times)

Offline eglintonw

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1981 Honda CB250rs Cafe project
« on: Apr 09, 2015, 10:18:17 »
Picked this up for $1000. Planning on having the frame and suspension powder coated black. While the tank, seat pan (yet to build) and engine will all be blasted and sprayed black professionally.

Offline eglintonw

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Re: 1981 Honda CB250rs Cafe project
« Reply #1 on: Apr 09, 2015, 10:39:00 »
Its been 3 weeks since the purchase and I've managed to order about 80% of all the new parts! Which include new handle bar grips, brake master cylinder and clutch levers, braided black brake lines, black exhaust wrap, LED brake light, new chain, steering bearings, crank case filter, pod air filter.
Ive wrapped one of the exhausts and shaped it the way I want it. I will eventually build my own baffle to decrease noise and keep it legal. The gas tanks needs a rust removal and sealant but unfortunately my new puppy decided to steal the keys and bury them. Will be heading into a locksmith soon to have a key re cut for both the ignition and gas tank.
The frame has had a lot of paint removed and will be going in to be sand blasted and powder coated black.
Ive had experience with using fibre glass and tomorrow will consist of making a mould for the fibre glass seat pan.
The wiring harness will be re wrapped in a black heat shrink tubing.

Please give any tips or ideas, anything and everything is appreciated!

Offline taggat

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Re: 1981 Honda CB250rs Cafe project
« Reply #2 on: Apr 09, 2015, 14:45:26 »
That frame looks so close to the cm400.
Love the tank and the wire wheels.

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Offline chrisbchips

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Re: 1981 Honda CB250rs Cafe project
« Reply #3 on: Apr 09, 2015, 21:43:27 »
Awesome to see another RS! Will be watching closely. Pretty sure I saw this one for sale online? Don't supposed your based somewhere in SA?

Offline travgusmc

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Re: 1981 Honda CB250rs Cafe project
« Reply #4 on: Apr 09, 2015, 23:42:12 »
Never seen an 250rs, That tank is ridiculously cool!!!

Offline eglintonw

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Re: 1981 Honda CB250rs Cafe project
« Reply #5 on: Apr 10, 2015, 00:35:30 »
Awesome to see another RS! Will be watching closely. Pretty sure I saw this one for sale online? Don't supposed your based somewhere in SA?

I sure am! Yeah it was advertised on gumtree a few weeks ago! I bought it within a few hours of it going up. very happy with it.

Offline Gumper

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Re: 1981 Honda CB250rs Cafe project
« Reply #6 on: Apr 10, 2015, 07:22:34 »
Just signed http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=65490.0  ....will be following your thread with interest.  Just picked up a CB250RS-A myself.

Got a few pics posted in my intro for those interested in CB250RS
« Last Edit: Apr 10, 2015, 08:11:31 by Gumper »

Offline eglintonw

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Re: 1981 Honda CB250rs Cafe project
« Reply #7 on: Apr 21, 2015, 01:43:53 »
Had a few modifications done to the frame, including making a custom battery tray built into the seat pan and a loop added on the end. Should be done by friday ready for pick up! Parts ahve started arriving, including clear fuel lines and new piston.

Offline eglintonw

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Re: 1981 Honda CB250rs Cafe project
« Reply #8 on: Apr 22, 2015, 22:54:06 »
Here are some pictures of the modifications I had made. The last photo shows a photo of the frame before the modifications for a comparison

Offline chrisbchips

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Re: 1981 Honda CB250rs Cafe project
« Reply #9 on: Apr 23, 2015, 03:14:37 »
Looking good eglintonw! How's the wheel clearance with that new hoop on the back? I'm also based in SA and am doing up RS as well. I have a few spares if you're chasing anything give us a yell just incase I have what you are after.

Just for my interest, what size is that rear sprocket?

Chris B.