Yamaha SR250 - A clean standard build

zap2504

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That does look good with the new seat, stance, and tank reposition. Do the covers strap onto the frame tubes? Back-side pics?
 

JadusMotorcycleParts

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Thanks guys. Yeah I took some photos of that, forgot to share - see below. The rear of the covers is far less attractive than the front. I used filler to make somewhat of a mould and pressed it onto the magnets I had on the frame while it was still soft. I covered the magnets and brackets in grease so the filler wouldn't stick. Then I cleaned up the filler (dremelled it back to a smooth clump) and glued and screwed the neodymium magnets in place. On the frame are just standard 7/8" and 1" tube/pipe brackets (that I will eventually paint black) with a large countersunk screw head - these are what the magnets pull on to. They seem to hold in place really well, but we'll see if they stay there when riding. If not, i'll try fixing them from the rear in another way.
 

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zap2504 said:
Ok - so the silver straps on the frame tubes (above pics) hold the neodymium magnets in place.
Yeah almost. The magnets are actually inset in the filler on the inside of the covers - held in place with a screw and glue (they were magnets with a countersink on one side). Then the frame just has some bolt heads. If I need a stronger clamp later, I could add magnets to those braces as well - bolted on.
 

Brodie

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Looks better. Not full OCD, there is still a cast mark on the petcock switch.
 

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Finally, we got there. This happened yesterday and I cannot wait to see the photos once David has worked his magic. I have zero photographic talent or vision, but this guy is a natural - self taught, but it's so obvious when working with him he knows what he is doing. I was the lighting assistant ;D He told me exactly where he wanted the light, what angle, what position, intensity etc, all to pick up the best shadows and highlights. He will use several exposures layered on top of one another to show all of the details in the best possible light - literally. The white paper on the ground is not used as a ground/background, rather to bounce light from the soft flash back up from underneath. The previews I got to see were very promising, chuffed.

Now this step is done, I'll be adding liquids and going for a test ride this week hopefully. Then starts the process of getting it road registered again. There are a few things I anticipate I will need to do to pass inspection. One, the tail light does not throw white light onto the license plate when on, so will need to either swap it out for the test or add some small license plate lights. Two, will need to add mirrors obviously - such a shame none suited the bike (I really did try). Three, it will probably, but not necessarily be too loud. In Sweden there is an age limit to bikes that allows some to have higher decibel outputs but I'll need to look into that.
 

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ChrisSpain

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That´s looking really cool.. and I look forward to the results of your jetting/carb settings.

Are you using your ´Ignition advance´modified timing pick-up ?
 

JadusMotorcycleParts

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Thanks guys!

ChrisSpain said:
That´s looking really cool.. and I look forward to the results of your jetting/carb settings.
Are you using your ´Ignition advance´modified timing pick-up ?
Yep, using the advance brackets, they seemed to pick up some torque low down and in the midrange, without affecting the top too much. I actually just placed a production order for them, hoping other people are interested. I'll share jetting in another post, because I tried a lot of settings with different set ups, interesting stuff.

zap2504 said:
I like the way the bar end mirrors look on the new H-D Street Rod (https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/2017-harley-davidson-street-rod-first-ride-motorcycle-review). A set of good Napoleon bar end mirrors might look as good on the SR250.
I have been following this bikes development since the first release. Not a big fan, not because it is a Harley, but because it is an ugly looking, plasticky looking fatty. My opinion of coarse. But feel like giving Harley a pat on the back and saying 'good try'. Anyway, about the mirrors, yeah not too bad. I quite like bar end mirrors. But the only down side is you have to hack up your nice grips :-[
 

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It feels like an eternity since the photos were taken and I am just waiting on a few more of the hero shots to come through. Patience, I keep telling myself.

It would be rude not to share with you all a glimpse of what is to come - here are a couple of low-res detail shots that I got a couple days ago. Cheers.
 

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Oh yeah, and if anyone follows the instagram account, I got the thing running again too! Was one of the easiest first start up procedures I have ever had. Wrapt.
 

redwillissuperman

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JadusMotorcycleParts said:
It feels like an eternity since the photos were taken and I am just waiting on a few more of the hero shots to come through. Patience, I keep telling myself.

It would be rude not to share with you all a glimpse of what is to come - here are a couple of low-res detail shots that I got a couple days ago. Cheers.
These pictures make me realize three things:
1. I suck at taking pictures
2. I suck at taking pictures
3. I suck at taking pictures
 

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redwillissuperman said:
These pictures make me realize three things:
1. I suck at taking pictures
2. I suck at taking pictures
3. I suck at taking pictures
Thanks dudes. Yeah, well, if there is one thing I have learned through this journey, it's that you should know when to outsourse certain work if you think you won't be able to do it yourself up to the standard you desire. Notice that little addition there - up to the standard you desire. There are many things I could have done on the bike by myself but they just wouldn't have looked or felt how it did in my head and I would have been disappointed - like upholstery and tank paint for example. One other great example was some decent photography. I just don't have the eye, the passion, or the interest to be honest. Better to either pay someone, or trade services with a mate (like I did ;D) that has the skills!
 

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