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Author Topic: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico  (Read 84833 times)

Offline tsbigdog

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #30 on: Jul 20, 2012, 16:00:12 »
Steve,
 
If you search on this site, there's a guy that makes mounting brackets designed specifically for these batteries.  He cuts them out of what looks like 3/16" steel using a water jet.  The bracket slides down over the battery.  It might help you with mounting.
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 #31 on: Jul 20, 2012, 16:50:03 »
Cheers TS, I'll have a look.  I'm hoping that when my new seat arrives there is a ideal spot under that to mount the battery.  A couple of months ago I emailed the battery company suggesting that they made a flat four cell 8Ah battery, as it would sit invisibly under cafe racer e.t.c. seats.  They said "watch this space".
« Last Edit: Jul 20, 2012, 18:05:11 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: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #32 on: Jul 24, 2012, 06:03:54 »
Hey Steve

It's probably a little late now, but there is a flat option of these battery's available that I'm going to use in my sr250.

Have a look here (four cell)

http://antigravitybatteries.com/?page_id=994

Offline SteveG

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #33 on: Jul 24, 2012, 06:36:15 »
Bugger, that would have worked.  Looked all over for these batteries and didn't spot those.  Ah well, mine should do the job, it's still small enough to hide under the seat, but a flat one would have been better.
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 #34 on: Jul 24, 2012, 06:41:17 »
My new stainless spokes arrived today.  Not a bad service, less than a week to receive the samples, make the spokes (8 different sizes) and get them back to me.  All I need now are my shiny black rims and hubs back from the powder coaters and I'll rebuild them and true them myself.  Will post a few pics of the process.
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 MILKY

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Re: 1981 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #35 on: Jul 24, 2012, 08:04:47 »
Cheers Captmilk,

Also found these cracking shocks, which I feel are better than the originals.  And an original style exhaust.

dude.. where did you get that exhaust? i want one tooooooo

Offline SteveG

  • Posts: 258
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 MILKY

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #37 on: Jul 25, 2012, 06:57:05 »
Milky,

You can get that exhaust HERE: http://www.motorcycle-exhausts.co.uk/shop.php?p=search_options&advanced_option_1=1980&advanced_option_name_1=year&advanced_option_2=Yamaha&advanced_option_name_2=make&advanced_option_3=SR250&advanced_option_name_3=model&advanced_option_4=&advanced_option_name_4=submodel&autoparts_search_secret_submit=Search BUT there aren't any available until September. 

I've actually now found an original exhaust (new) from a company called CMSL in Holland.  Surprisingly it is cheaper than the copy, see it HERE:  http://www.cmsnl.com/yamaha-sr250g-1980_model8747/muffler-assy-1_3y61471000/

nice one.. i just starter by build thread under "cafe racers"... sourcing parts... thanks again!

Offline MILKY

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #38 on: Jul 26, 2012, 06:25:50 »
just checkin in...

Offline SteveG

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #39 on: Jul 26, 2012, 18:09:54 »
Got my parts back from the powder coater and I'm very happy with them.  It means I can start the rebuild over the weekend.  Made a start tonight by lacing the back wheel up.  It was a little confusing to start with, but I think the front wheel will be a lot easier.  You will see in the first picture that I made a balls-up by putting the outer spokes in first :-[ - had to take them back out - you need to put all the inner spokes in first.
« Last Edit: Jul 26, 2012, 18:14:14 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....