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fleshpiston 11-21-2009 07:05 PM

Thumper? Road Warrior? Old School? ..... SRX250
 
Picked up this little gem for the wife today.....





http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...g/DSC01751.jpg




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http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...g/DSC01752.jpg




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http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...g/DSC01762.jpg





should be a fun project :clap


Oh and anyone know where to get a decent 90/90 16" front tire? :augie

Uncle Ernie 11-21-2009 08:22 PM

A most excellent little bike.

Congrats to the wife :freaky

jphii 11-22-2009 08:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fleshpiston


Oh and anyone know where to get a decent 90/90 16" front tire? :augie

Found one on greedbay

Bloodweiser 11-22-2009 08:54 AM

That's the first time I've ever seen one of those...


and I LOVE it.

fleshpiston 11-22-2009 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jphii
Found one on greedbay


Thanks, I believe that's a 19" though
:beer

jphii 11-22-2009 10:08 AM

Oops. Title was a little confusing. Same seller has a 100/90-16. Might want to email them.

fleshpiston 02-21-2010 11:02 AM

Well due to the overwhelming response to this thread, I'll continue :rofl



The photos above are actually when my friend picked it up, here's the story.....



Her last bike was an XS650 ...




http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...g/Dscn0109.jpg




It was a fun build, but a bit too big for her and neither of us really "connected" with it. :dunno Before that she rode an SR500 which she loved dearly, we both did..... never should of sold it :cry

She wanted another bike so I had narrowed it down to a few models... GS500, EX250, etc. I figure they are kinda cheap and somewhat plentiful and SV650's/EX500 were a bit too large and usually out of my price range.

The bike that I .... I mean we really wanted though was the SRX250, hey I'm a Yamaha fan, especially their 80's - 90's sport bikes, and the 250 would look pretty cool parked next to my 600 :D:norton


After several months of scanning local CL ads I came across only 1 SRX and it had no carbs and no title <!--emo&<_<-->http://209.85.48.11/html/emoticons/dry.gif<!--endemo--> so I decide to broaden my search and I found one in Indy...hey! I know someone in Indy! Hmmmmmmm....

The ad was a week old but they still had it and after a few days and many, many emails and pics, a deal was struck and my friend picked it up :clap



He delivered it to Minnesota late December, here I am finally seeing it in person for the first time....





http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...g/DSCN1902.jpg




Yep, it's a small bike :lol3


It seemed pretty happy in it's new surroundings though, and the 600 has already assumed a big brother role




http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...g/DSCN1906.jpg




Here's the important thing though..... she fits!!! She loves it! She can touch damn near flat footed!!! :clap




http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...g/DSCN1913.jpg






I've done a lot of work on it since then, more on that later.... :slurp

JeffS77 02-21-2010 01:50 PM

cool little bike..i like em would be a nice little commuter bike if you didnt have to run the freeways..you still looking for front tires? i doubt it but check dennis kirk

http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/tpl/cm...:5649,126:9901

fleshpiston 02-21-2010 02:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JeffS77
cool little bike..i like em would be a nice little commuter bike if you didnt have to run the freeways..you still looking for front tires? i doubt it but check dennis kirk


Thanks, I checked DK and pretty much everywhere else. I did find a 90/90 in Taiwan but I have to buy a container load :rolleyes :lol3


There's a 100/90 on it now and it leaves very little clearance between tire and fender....that and it slows down the handling a bit and just looks wrong IMO.

Nessman 02-21-2010 07:50 PM

I've always loved the little SRX250, if I was a bit smaller I'd love to have one to putter around on.

Cool bike, congrats and enjoy.

fleshpiston 08-07-2010 02:17 PM

Well it's been a while, but there's been some progress.......



The seller had been honest and sent detailed pics when I requested them, unfortunatly it's nothing like seeing it in person. What I assumed was chain lube in the pics turned out to be corrosion....apparently the bike was run without the battery breather tube hooked up.




http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...ing/250009.jpg





more rust at the headtube, this is visible when riding....not cool :puke1





http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...ing/250010.jpg




So the decision was made to strip it down and have the frame and swingarm powder coated. While I was at it I decided to hack off some unused brackets

this one is for the CA evap canister........





http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...ing/250013.jpg





I also removed the helmet lock and passenger peg brackets......




http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...ing/250012.jpg





of course I had to check the weight savings afterwards :D




http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...0gauges003.jpg

fleshpiston 08-07-2010 02:36 PM

There were many more wonderful discoveries along the way....





The bike was ingesting it's rotted air filter :huh





http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...ing/250001.jpg





carb boots had come apart. I searched ebay for months but eventually broke down and bought new ones.....NOT cheap! :cry





http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...ng/2502018.jpg





Eventually the motor was liberated from the frame, it's a big heavy pig for a 250 by today's standards




http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...g/DSCN1954.jpg





http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...ng/2503009.jpg





what a mess! :puke1





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Minimike 08-07-2010 02:45 PM

A SRX250 was the second bike I owned! It was a great bike. Traded it on a R100GS when they came out.

Airhead Wrangler 08-07-2010 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fleshpiston

Wow. Either you're HUGE or that is that thing is verging on pocket bike territory. WOW. :huh

fleshpiston 08-07-2010 03:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Airhead Wrangler
Wow. Either you're HUGE or that is that thing is verging on pocket bike territory. WOW. :huh


Probably some of both, I'm 6' 3" but yeah....it's a small bike :D


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