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Old 11-13-2012, 06:05 PM   #1
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SRX250 Project

Just obtained an SRX250 and then found the project being done on this forum so thought it good to log my rebuild as well. I havnt logged a build before so we will see how it goes.
Of course its on a budget as always, and no real rush but would like to ride the bike soon!
Will post pics soon once i figure out how to do that

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Old 11-14-2012, 05:53 AM   #2
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:31 AM   #3
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Post pics! I found one of those locally here years ago and picked it up for an out of town friend who wanted it for his wife. It sat in my garage for several weeks before they came to get it. Really pretty little bikes, and rare I guess, haven't seen one for sale before or since.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:35 PM   #4
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:36 PM   #5
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:04 AM   #6
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A diamond in the rough. I like it naked......needs a round headlight though.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:10 AM   #7
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First I need to get it going. Previous owner bought it , rode it a few times and then stored it for 18 months, so I tried getting it going but no luck so far. Pushed it up and down the road a few times, got a bit of firing but not enough to keep running.
Then found an electrical fault which first needs fixing.

Wanted to take the chain off, which is all rusted and gunged, but that master link does not want to let go.
so step 1 - solder wire.
step 2 - try and run it again - hopefully on a warmish day
when it runs - take it out for a good run - hopefully the chain loosens a bit (i have oiled it)
Start cleaning it a bit
ride some more - take some photos
then disassemble
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:16 AM   #8
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Yes Im thinking of doing a minimalist bike. keep it very simple. The less on the better.
I might do double small round headlights.
I'm think of loosing the airbox and battery box (move the battery to somewhere)
small air filter
no side covers
Need a tailpiece - maybe a mod - that ones a bit cracked
and I need a colour scheme

Though I will say that if I could obtain a new or good condition front fairing, my plans may change.
Front fairings for that bike in NZ would be unobtainable im guessing. will see
It really looks good with that fairing, but naked is fine

Im thinking Silver frame
Maybe orange rim rings - but spokes black or silver
calipers red or blue
Discs gold as usual
Tank - maybe white with Orange- to match rims? and tailpiece same

Engine - allow and metal colours - not black
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:57 AM   #9
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I'm think of loosing the airbox
small air filter

Give that some serious thought. Jets are nearly impossible to find and the carbs are a bitch to tune. Not saying it's impossible, you just need to be very committed.

Keep us posted
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:51 PM   #10
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great look.

just looking at the naked unfaired look w/o all the red we got over on the US model..(frame ,wheels)..
i like it..
(like i need another project..)
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:07 PM   #11
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Damn
Fixed the wiring fault, but still cant get it started.
There is spark, there is fuel, not sure if flooded though
There was a small dose of firing - a few pops
any ideas anyone?
reckon is should inject some fuel into the plug hole and see
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:55 AM   #12
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Give that some serious thought. Jets are nearly impossible to find and the carbs are a bitch to tune. Not saying it's impossible, you just need to be very committed.

Keep us posted
What he said!
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