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Author Topic: '73 CB250 - Doing it right this time round.  (Read 101197 times)

Offline Green199

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Re: '73 CB250 - 'Rustic Racer' conversion.
« Reply #50 on: Jul 21, 2012, 20:17:07 »
So the paint didn't quite go to plan. Let it cure for a few days and when I came back I noticed some drips and a few bubbles in it, and had no paint left to re-do it. So I went with it. Tried making it look distressed and shit to make it look better (great logic haha). Poured some fuel on it, sprayed some primer, bit of wet sanding and the finished article looked fresh out of the tip...but hey, that's what I was going for!  ;D

« Last Edit: Jul 21, 2012, 20:32:54 by Green199 »
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Re: '73 CB250 - 'Rustic Racer' conversion.
« Reply #51 on: Jul 21, 2012, 20:18:41 »
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Re: '73 CB250 - 'Rustic Racer' conversion.
« Reply #52 on: Jul 21, 2012, 20:22:36 »
Took the front end off to check the condition of the forks and to be honest, they're not great. I'll give them a sand and see how they turn out.

Also stripped the paint off of the top clamp. Was a horrible black, so just stripped it and gave it a light rub with some wire wool. Doesn't look very shiny, just clean, which sort of fits with the direction I'm now taking the bike.
« Last Edit: Jul 21, 2012, 20:34:02 by Green199 »
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Re: '73 CB250 - 'Rustic Racer' conversion.
« Reply #53 on: Jul 21, 2012, 20:25:33 »
...and finally haha

Also stripped the clip ons. They were also painted in the shitty black, so I stripped them off with a wire wheel and again, gave 'em a lil polish with some wire wool and they seemed to turn out pretty nice.

In the picture, the polished is on the left, original on the right.

Put some stainless hardware on them to spruce them up a bit and will be leaving them as they are.
« Last Edit: Jul 21, 2012, 20:31:25 by Green199 »
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Re: '73 CB250 - 'Rustic Racer' conversion.
« Reply #54 on: Jul 22, 2012, 07:42:02 »
Just read through your build and really think you are on to something with the Rustic Vintage look. What ever you did to that tank and tail you did it right! It looks just like it was dug up out of a saltpile at bonneville yesterday after 30 years in cryo. ;)

Would have to agree with the others, keep the fairing, but I have a style proposition for you. Why not pay tribute to the old RC166?


Paint the fairing in the same grey as the tail, paint your lucky number on the side accented by dark green as the RC166 and weather it up good. Would look ace.

Sorry couldn't help myself, will be following this one for sure.  8)

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Re: '73 CB250 - 'Rustic Racer' conversion.
« Reply #55 on: Jul 22, 2012, 10:00:02 »
f#ck yeah this is sick!!!

nice job ageing the paint looks 10 times better.....

i reckon make that fairing quick release.......and paint it in same style!

looks really classic with that fairing

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Re: '73 CB250 - 'Rustic Racer' conversion.
« Reply #56 on: Jul 22, 2012, 10:05:48 »
dude, just saw the build. freaking sick! love it man, tank and seat look fantastic, and i would keep that fairing or better yet.. sell it to me! haha you are doing awesome keep it up! ill be watching
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Re: '73 CB250 - 'Rustic Racer' conversion.
« Reply #57 on: Jul 22, 2012, 16:33:02 »
Cheers for the kind words guys!

Probably no progress for a few days. Finally got some good weather to take my motocross/dirtbike out and ended up bailing pretty hard. Tweaked my shoulder so will let it rest up for a few days before I get back to the bike.

Why not pay tribute to the old RC166?


Paint the fairing in the same grey as the tail, paint your lucky number on the side accented by dark green as the RC166 and weather it up good. Would look ace.



That's not a bad shout if I decide to keep the fairing. The bike when I got it was heading down the RC166 replica route, but the way it was pulled off just didn't thrill me, which is the reason I decided to change it. But to not try and replicate it but just take its influence sounds good. May have to try and mock something up on Photoshop.

f#ck yeah this is sick!!!

nice job ageing the paint looks 10 times better.....

i reckon make that fairing quick release.......and paint it in same style!

looks really classic with that fairing

I was going to try and fabricate something to make it a quick release, but the trouble is the headlight really. When attached to the fairing, the headlight sits like a foot further forward than it would sit if I ran without it. So I'll have to design some sort of slider device for the headlight to mount to.

dude, just saw the build. freaking sick! love it man, tank and seat look fantastic, and i would keep that fairing or better yet.. sell it to me! haha you are doing awesome keep it up! ill be watching


Thanks man! Got to admit, I have been following but not posting on your 360 build for quite a while...Love it!
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Re: '73 CB250 - 'Rustic Racer' conversion.
« Reply #58 on: Jul 25, 2012, 17:40:10 »
Not a lot achieved over the last few days, my shoulders been a right pain in the ass...

..but I did get some new parts!

Got a breather filter and some nice black headlight ears through. Luckily they're not particularly glossy, and more of a matt black, so they should look alright with the current scheme.
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Re: '73 CB250 - 'Rustic Racer' conversion.
« Reply #59 on: Jul 25, 2012, 17:43:01 »
I stripped the horrible black paint off of the disk brake. Next up is the caliper.

I also may strip the paint off of the rims, and the spokes to check condition because at the moment their a really poorly painted silver.
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