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Old 09-12-2014, 04:41 AM   #1
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FZR250 Adventure bike build

My name is Charley, I'm originally from Kansas but have called Australia home for almost 15 years. Enough with the introductions, on to the good stuff, in June my mate Toes asked me if there was anything I could do with his old TM250 works bike chassis to get us into this years Scrapheap Adventure Ride. For those of you that don't know, the Scrapheap adventure ride is an adventure ride in Australia the raises Money and awareness for Down Syndrome New South Wales, here in Australia. Bikes are purchased for less than $1,000 fixed up and ridden cross country to a gathering of fantistic people that have raised heaps of money and love all forms of motorcycling madness. A quick look around the shed and I spotted my sons FZR250 cowering in the corner. As I had just rebuilt the transmission in his other bike I didn't think he would mind if I took his FZR250 as payment, anyway he should know better than to leave anything in my shed for more than a week, let alone four years.

So, anyway, the TM250 chassis showed up on July 1st, and the build officially began. The Scrapheap Adventure Ride in on Septmber 19th, not long considering the FZR250 Hasn't run in seven years since my son baught it.
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Old 09-12-2014, 04:55 AM   #2
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The front end was almost a direct swap, just had to turn a bottom bearing spacer.
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Old 09-12-2014, 04:59 AM   #3
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The rear suspension was a different story. Luckily the swing arm was the same width, I just had to turn out some spacers to make the shaft fit the frame and the swing arm was in. The hard part was getting the massive Ohlin rear shock to fit, a few frame modifications were required
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Old 09-12-2014, 04:59 AM   #4
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Old 09-12-2014, 05:01 AM   #5
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Dog bone mount had to be modified as well.
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Old 09-12-2014, 05:06 AM   #6
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Wicked

Time to Tig it all together.
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Old 09-12-2014, 05:10 AM   #7
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I then applied some of the Go-Fast color to the frame, rebuilt the carburettors, and actually started to built a motorcycle.
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Old 09-12-2014, 05:12 AM   #8
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Had to extend the kickstand a little bit:)
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Old 09-12-2014, 05:16 AM   #9
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I had to cut the back of the fuel tank off to clear the massive rear mono shock, welded on a piece cut from a ford bonnet (hood) and checked it for leaks.
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Old 09-12-2014, 05:21 AM   #10
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And here it is, I call it the FZwhy250. I'm waiting on the new 65 tooth 520 rear sprocket, should be here no later than Tuesday, I hope, because the ride leaves Friday Morning.:)
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Old 09-12-2014, 05:33 AM   #11
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I just want an actual FZR250!!

18,000 rpm redline right?
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Old 09-12-2014, 06:04 AM   #12
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I just want an actual FZR250!!

18,000 rpm redline right?
This is an older one, an 89 model, 17,000 RPM Redline:) hehe
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Old 09-12-2014, 06:05 AM   #13
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I will give you my addy... Just send one up my way.

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Old 09-13-2014, 12:29 AM   #14
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Brilliant, love the name
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