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Author Topic: XL250 Project Lowbuck  (Read 16323 times)

Offline Azbiker

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XL250 Project Lowbuck
« on: Feb 29, 2012, 21:07:15 »
Since I picked this bike up for $100, I am going to TRY to keep the build on the low side of things.....price wise. I spent alot of money on my CB360 build doing Powder coat, rechroming and stuff.

I don't know how fast this build is going to go but I think I have enough motivation to get this going.

So here's the details so far:

73 XL250.

The previous owner sprayed bedliner all over the tank and front end.  ???
 
Pulled engine and tore it down (split the case) and replaced all gaskets. I have never torn a engine down before and I thought this would be the one to get my hands dirty on. So, if I ended up screwing something up. I will just pull it out and redo it again.
Painted engine in a flat black. Side covers are actually primer and then I shot them with clearcoat.

Had the frame and swing arm media blasted and painted it all in a stainless steel appliance epoxy.

Haven't decided on a color for the tank yet. In the process of getting it all sanded down.

Wheels will probably be in a semigloss black, new SS spokes, matching hubs

I am wanting to put a CB wheel on the front so I need to figure out what triple tree will work.

Most likely I will be going with Shinko SR241 tires if I stay with the origional front end.

Offline Azbiker

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Re: XL250 Project Lowbuck
« Reply #1 on: Feb 29, 2012, 21:09:50 »
Made a new kickstand out of the old one and a CB360. I didn't like the lenght of the stock one so I extended it by two inches and welded on the end from the 360. I am hoping this works well because I didn't have a chance to test it before I tore the bike down. All I knew is I hated how far over the bike leaned.


Offline Azbiker

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Re: XL250 Project Lowbuck
« Reply #2 on: Feb 29, 2012, 21:13:43 »
Tank was all messed up....

Offline Azbiker

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Re: XL250 Project Lowbuck
« Reply #3 on: Feb 29, 2012, 21:28:19 »
Frame color is hard to see from the pics. Kinda like your stainless steel appliances. It does have a slight goldish hue, not what I intended but kinda like it now. Reminds me of bad varnish.

Before and after pics

Offline coupe68

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Re: XL250 Project Lowbuck
« Reply #4 on: Feb 29, 2012, 22:00:12 »
NICE MAN! keep it up

Offline Azbiker

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Re: XL250 Project Lowbuck
« Reply #5 on: Feb 29, 2012, 22:16:32 »
Thanks.

Here are the pics of the engine.

Offline coupe68

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Re: XL250 Project Lowbuck
« Reply #6 on: Feb 29, 2012, 22:20:00 »
I like the gray and black together..I'm working on an xl350 now, so I'm gonna keep a close eye on this build

XL250 Project Lowbuck
« Reply #7 on: Mar 01, 2012, 00:39:08 »
Let's do this! Im on board!

Offline Azbiker

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Re: XL250 Project Lowbuck
« Reply #8 on: Mar 04, 2012, 19:03:37 »
Today I removed the spokes and prepped the rims for paint. They turned out nice. Still need to blast the hubs and a box full of other parts.

Offline Rpino7

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Re: XL250 Project Lowbuck
« Reply #9 on: Mar 04, 2012, 19:27:07 »
rad! you powder coating or rattle caning?