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Author Topic: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico  (Read 70999 times)

Offline MILKY

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #75 on: Sep 04, 2012, 07:09:54 »
Thanks, but the motor is dirty and can't come out to play until it has had a bath.

looking really good old chap.. frame came out really clean ... congrats.

Offline SteveG

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #76 on: Sep 04, 2012, 14:48:13 »
Cheers Milky, hope your build is going well.  My new petrol cap arrived today, I tried cleaning the old one up, but it was just too pitted with rust.  The new one is even better than the original as it is made of stainless.  $27.30 from ebay - V happy.
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 #77 on: Sep 05, 2012, 06:25:13 »
Cheers Milky, hope your build is going well.  My new petrol cap arrived today, I tried cleaning the old one up, but it was just too pitted with rust.  The new one is even better than the original as it is made of stainless.  $27.30 from ebay - V happy.

hye man.. youre miles ahead of me... so far i have only removed the airbox, seat, back mudguard, and electrics... looks like its gonna be a "winter" project for me.

Offline SteveG

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #78 on: Sep 05, 2012, 14:40:47 »
Cut my front mudguard down today and primed it ready for paint:  Didn't realise until I saw this picture that it looks like the Alien.  I wasn't going to have a front mudguard on this bike, but If I'm going to be riding it to work over the winter, I'm going to need it.  Do you think it spoils the look of the bike?  I've drilled new mounting holes and lowered it since this picture was taken.  Also I've just ordered this cracking old-style centre mounted tax disc holder, stainless back with chromed brass front.
« Last Edit: Sep 05, 2012, 14:53:41 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 Maritime

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #79 on: Sep 05, 2012, 14:49:34 »
paint it black and you will hardly notice it.  stiffens the forks as well as keeping water off.
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Offline SteveG

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #80 on: Sep 05, 2012, 15:08:37 »
paint it black and you will hardly notice it.  stiffens the forks as well as keeping water off.

The original idea was to match the front and rear mudguards to the tank (orange with black centre stripes), but while sat staring at it this afternoon (instead of getting on with the build) I also thought black might be better.  I'll have to sit and stare at it some more....
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 Maritime

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #81 on: Sep 05, 2012, 15:13:01 »
Have a beer or two while you stair.  Usually makes things more clear ;D
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CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
"Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer" -Henry Lawson
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Thomas Jefferson

Offline JustinLonghorn

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #82 on: Sep 05, 2012, 15:19:44 »
Indeed.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Offline SteveG

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #83 on: Sep 05, 2012, 15:37:38 »
Have a beer or two while you stair.  Usually makes things more clear ;D

Will do, beer is my preferred lubricant when building a bike.
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 Green199

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #84 on: Sep 05, 2012, 16:41:22 »
+1 for painting the fender black. That's what I did to mine and now its not particularly noticeable.
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Offline SteveG

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #85 on: Sep 06, 2012, 15:23:58 »
After a little more staring (and beers) I decided to go with orange and paint it black later if I didn't like it.  I think I like it.  It still needs a final rub down, decals applied and clear coating.  If anyone is interested, I cut 4" off the back and 7.5" off the front.
« Last Edit: Sep 06, 2012, 15:26:19 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 SteveG

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #86 on: Sep 07, 2012, 15:17:18 »
My new stickers arrived for my bar switches today.  I've stripped down both switches, cleaned up the contacts and wiring, repainted the bottom halves gloss black, stripped and polished the top halves and applied the new decals.  Here is the left hand one: (should have both done tomorrow, along with the levers).
« Last Edit: Sep 07, 2012, 15:36:13 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 SteveG

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #87 on: Sep 07, 2012, 16:18:53 »
Still not sure about this front mudguard.  Maybe I'll have a better idea when the tank and rear mudguard are painted and mounted.  I might keep it off and fit it for the winter.  Also, I'm thinking of not bothering with the black stripes.
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 DreadRock

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #88 on: Sep 07, 2012, 23:29:07 »
That there reminds me of a KTM Adventure ! JM2C but a fork brace would help out alot not only in handleing but look  ;D

Offline BIG E

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Re: 1980 Yamaha SR250 - A Tracker named Mexico
« Reply #89 on: Sep 08, 2012, 00:22:33 »
I am not sure about the front fender it is ill-proportioned. Maybe if the back half was the same size as the front? You would have no holes to mount the cables to though. Just my opinion