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Author Topic: 1980 SR250 - Gravel and Backroads Runner  (Read 5502 times)

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Re: 1980 SR250 - Gravel and Backroads Runner
« Reply #20 on: Nov 04, 2016, 00:00:55 »
I finally made some minor progress over the last couple of evenings bending up sheet metal to make a battery box and electrics tray for under the seat.  I still have to figure out the best way to mount the battery box and will have the joints welded up on the electrics tray, but these pics will give the general idea.  I'll paint them black once I'm done with the fab work.










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Re: 1980 SR250 - Gravel and Backroads Runner
« Reply #21 on: Nov 06, 2016, 21:52:25 »
I had a pretty good weekend working on the bike.  I picked up some signal lights and tail lights off Kijiji from a dude in town that worked out pretty well.  I had originally thought that a small round tail light was the ticket, but then I mounted the LED cat eye and I think it fit the lines of the rear end much better.  I also got down to business making some brackets to mount up the fenders.  I'm really happy with how the front fender turned out that I got from Jadus.  My electrical box is off at my buddies putting the finishing touches on it with the TIG welder.  Here are a few photos of where I'm heading... I think that the dualsport tires that I'm planning to get will really make a difference and pull it all together.









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Re: 1980 SR250 - Gravel and Backroads Runner
« Reply #23 on: Nov 08, 2016, 09:07:35 »
Looks fantastic.  I would really like an electronics tray like that! 

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Re: 1980 SR250 - Gravel and Backroads Runner
« Reply #24 on: Nov 10, 2016, 06:16:21 »
No idea on the speedo drive sorry mate :(

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Re: 1980 SR250 - Gravel and Backroads Runner
« Reply #25 on: Nov 10, 2016, 11:27:47 »
Looks fantastic.  I would really like an electronics tray like that! 

Hi Magazine,

It's not that difficult to build and if you want to give it a try I can scan the template I created and send it to you... 

Let me know!

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Re: 1980 SR250 - Gravel and Backroads Runner
« Reply #26 on: Nov 10, 2016, 11:29:13 »
No idea on the speedo drive sorry mate :(

RATS!  No problem at all but THANK YOU for looking.  I ordered a 1400:60 KPH so I will soon find out if I'm correct.

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Re: 1980 SR250 - Gravel and Backroads Runner
« Reply #27 on: Nov 10, 2016, 23:11:47 »
I was looking for some off-road oriented pegs a while ago, so a buddy of mine gave me some pegs of his 80's vintage XT250 to see if they would fit the SR.  It's really hard to believe that these pegs are what was used for off-road use in the 80's!  They are sooooo small;  It's not a surprise why he chose to replace them with a modern peg.  The first pic is the XT peg beside the SR peg... 

I drilled the post out of the stock SR peg and the XT pegs bolted up with no issue... I'll probably keep them for the time being, but it's good to know that the XT pegs are a straight swap so I can replace them with a modern peg at some point down the road.  A coat of black paint and they should look sweet...





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Re: 1980 SR250 - Gravel and Backroads Runner
« Reply #28 on: Nov 11, 2016, 06:53:13 »
Yeah, the offroad pegs from that era were unbelievable, same on my XL250. Haven't ridden with mine yet so I don't know how they'll work out.
Perry

1972 Honda CB350 K4 / 1978 Honda XL250S /1982 Honda MB5 / 2014 Honda CB500X

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Re: 1980 SR250 - Gravel and Backroads Runner
« Reply #29 on: Nov 11, 2016, 14:30:45 »
I was killing some time this morning and decided to mount a small round tail light to see how it looked compared to the LED cat eye light.  My first impression was the cat eye fit the bill but now I'm second guessing.  The round tail light fits well with the round head light and signals, however the cat eye fills the space around the rear hoop better.... I'm sure I will change my mind again once I get the seat made but it's fun to experiment in the meantime.

I'm looking for comments/ opinions on what you think looks better!