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Re: Kerm's XR250R Project [message #176575 is a reply to message #176571] Fri, 03 October 2008 22:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
streeky is currently offline  streeky   France
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good stuff again Kermy.. Thumbs Up

OH dont forget to pick out the honda print on the casings. RollEyes

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Re: Kerm's XR250R Project [message #176579 is a reply to message #176575] Fri, 03 October 2008 22:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
SP2 Riley is currently offline  SP2 Riley   United Kingdom
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bloody great job kermit you don't do it by half's well impressed and can't wait for the big day or night as it will probably be 4 in the morning when your thrashing around the local streets Wink
Re: Kerm's XR250R Project [message #176586 is a reply to message #176579] Sat, 04 October 2008 11:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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looking good kerm.

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Re: Kerm's XR250R Project [message #176593 is a reply to message #176586] Sat, 04 October 2008 15:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You certainly do show some enthusiasm for a rebuild Thumbs Up
Re: Kerm's XR250R Project [message #176599 is a reply to message #174591] Sat, 04 October 2008 20:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kermit is currently offline  Kermit   United Kingdom
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good idea Streeky but that would require some paint thats as equally good finish as the powdercoat & a steadyhand, I'll defer that for another time post rebuild.

Enthusiasm? You could call it that, but I think its more like impatience to get on the thing which like the NC30 before it comes from not allowing myself to ride it much if at all prior to getting it sorted Laugh
Re: Kerm's XR250R Project [message #176603 is a reply to message #174591] Sat, 04 October 2008 20:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Top thread Kermit,but how d'you find the time think
Re: Kerm's XR250R Project [message #176651 is a reply to message #174591] Sun, 05 October 2008 21:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kermit is currently offline  Kermit   United Kingdom
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Sat & Sun 4rd & 5th October


Carb, Rear Brake & Kick Starter on
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/kernaldb/XR250R/XR250R-110.jpg

Engine Closeup
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/kernaldb/XR250R/XR250R-111.jpg

Headlight & Clocks...took me a good few goes to get the cable routing just right mainly so that throttle cables didn't tighten on full lock
I originally fed the throttle cable by what seemed like the natural route in front of the speedo but that was too tight and even though behind the clock (as per pic) didn't seem right as the angles in some ways were tighter still, a quick check (& zoom in) on some of the earlier pics i took of the bike before breaking it down revealed this to be the correct routing
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/kernaldb/XR250R/XR250R-112.jpg

Plastics Cleaned & Degreased
I bought some rubbing compound that might help get them a bit cleaner. The blue number boards will change.
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/kernaldb/XR250R/XR250R-113.jpg
There's a small clue above were I'm getting all my energy from Grin

Exhaust on
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/kernaldb/XR250R/XR250R-114.jpg

One of only 2 small boxes of parts left with a small taste of the tank & swinger graphics I've opted for
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/kernaldb/XR250R/XR250R-115.jpg

Engine Guard was cleaned up a bit more since this pic (& manually brass brushed to try restore a brushed finish). Its now fitted
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/kernaldb/XR250R/XR250R-116.jpg

Found some more parts for the hammerite treatment
I had purchased some cheap but good looking XR250 footpegs from the states (cost £17 delivered), but they don't fit right and I'd already drilled the 8mm holes to 10mm as required by my bike before realising the peg springs just wouldn't work right & one side hung down at the wrong angle so I've cleaned up the old ones resprayed them along with some bodywork collars that were all very rusty
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/kernaldb/XR250R/XR250R-117.jpg

Almost there now Grin


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Re: Kerm's XR250R Project [message #176772 is a reply to message #174591] Mon, 06 October 2008 22:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kermit is currently offline  Kermit   United Kingdom
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Monday 6th October
Have cleaned up a couple of peices of the plastic with rubbing compound and fitted them together with a new tool bag as the old one was a bit tatty & faded.

I'm going to hold back on the complete finished article from now till at some point this week (or maybe next weekend) when the bike should be complete and graphics added that will hopefully look right Confused

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/kernaldb/XR250R/XR250R-118.jpg

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Re: Kerm's XR250R Project [message #176881 is a reply to message #174591] Wed, 08 October 2008 23:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Tues and Weds 7th & 8th October

Its almost there now as I've cleaned all of the plastic up with rubbing compound which is great at removing stains and to a certain degree fine scratches, but useless on proper scratches and scuffs besides helping to remove any ingrained dirt in them.

Created new number boards using thick vinyl which originally were advertised as pre-cut number boards for any bike but after I purchased and payed they messaged me to say they couldn't get 1994 XR250 boards precut so they offered me uncut....took a while to make some sort of templates up but got there in the end even though is not quite as neat as pre-cut would have been.

Just waiting on a hand to apply the tank & swinger graphics & maybe a little red vinyl on the front cowl and for my final batch of parts to arrive (sprockets, sprocket studs, front pads & some wheel nuts) that were dispatched yesterday on Parcelforce 24 and didn't make ti today despite the name of the service No

Another taster
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/kernaldb/XR250R/XR250R-119.jpg

btw its been started briefly but not for long as the vht exhaust paint started curing and giving off toxic fumes Doh

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Re: Kerm's XR250R Project [message #176882 is a reply to message #174591] Wed, 08 October 2008 23:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thumb Down It does stink doesn't it? I did the rad silver on my blade and that stunk but when it's cured it's good stuff Thumbs Up I've just reconditioned parts of the exhaust on my car and used the same stuff so that's gonna hum when it first goes back on as well Laugh

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Re: Kerm's XR250R Project [message #176929 is a reply to message #174591] Thu, 09 October 2008 23:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kermit is currently offline  Kermit   United Kingdom
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Marks out of 5 (be honest....polls are anonymous)[ 13 votes ]
1. 1 - Poor Effort 1 / 8%
2. 2 - Better than before but was it worth it 0 / 0%
3. 3 - Good effort 0 / 0%
4. 4 - Nicely Done 5 / 38%
5. 5 - Stunning (I don't expect this at all as it has flaws) 7 / 54%

Thursday 9th October 2008

I was going to wait for the new pads and renthal sprocket before showing it, but bugger that...visually I think its complete [if you ignore the chain hanging down)

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/kernaldb/XR250R/XR250R-121.jpg

Will hopefully get some outdoor pics at the weekend if the pads & sprocket arrive on time smile

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Re: Kerm's XR250R Project [message #176934 is a reply to message #176929] Fri, 10 October 2008 07:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Very very nice Yes
Wish I could get mine looking half as good Thumbs Up


Only problem I can see is you wont get much drive with that chain Wink
Re: Kerm's XR250R Project [message #176936 is a reply to message #176934] Fri, 10 October 2008 09:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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good job kermy, can't wait to see the pictures now where it is covered in about 4 inches of mud and slop!!! Laugh

got offered a xr400 on a 52 plate for 1500 this morning but i can't afford that much at the mo, bummer. Sad
Re: Kerm's XR250R Project [message #176937 is a reply to message #174591] Fri, 10 October 2008 09:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Nice job kerm looks nice i must adnit these type of bikes are becoming more and more appealing to us all me thinks Thumbs Up
what and when is the next project Grin
Re: Kerm's XR250R Project [message #176941 is a reply to message #176937] Fri, 10 October 2008 13:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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bloody superb kermit say no more Thumbs Up index.php?t=getfile&id=14040&private=0
Re: Kerm's XR250R Project [message #176944 is a reply to message #174591] Fri, 10 October 2008 13:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Before

http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq332/blade0072008/XR250R-5.jpg

And after

http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq332/blade0072008/XR250R-121.jpg

Top draw Kermit,did you make an account of the cost start to finish think
Re: Kerm's XR250R Project [message #176951 is a reply to message #176944] Fri, 10 October 2008 16:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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its a good job the polls are anonymous Wink
Re: Kerm's XR250R Project [message #176952 is a reply to message #176951] Fri, 10 October 2008 16:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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colour wise i would have done it differently, but thats the beauty of being an individual, but i think you have done a good job on it. i certainly wouldnt have any problem buying a second hand bike off you kerm.

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Re: Kerm's XR250R Project [message #176957 is a reply to message #176952] Fri, 10 October 2008 17:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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thats got to be A.S. with the poor mark..you bad man.. smile

in a word Kermy, its fooking Brill..
when i buy another bike can i bring it to you
to do up.. Laugh top marks.. Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

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Re: Kerm's XR250R Project [message #176958 is a reply to message #176952] Fri, 10 October 2008 17:53 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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Looks brilliant smile Well done, although I'd suggest that your chain needs a little adjustment....... smile
Now comes the time when you take it out to the lanes, rag it mercilessly through all the crap, endo it in a ditch and then blast all those decals off with a power washer smile
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