SRX250 Project

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Sir Blue Henry, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Sir Blue Henry

    Sir Blue Henry Adventurer

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    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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    fleshpiston Been here awhile

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  3. Skowinski

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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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  4. Sir Blue Henry

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  6. fleshpiston

    fleshpiston Been here awhile

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    A diamond in the rough. :clap I like it naked......needs a round headlight though. :beer
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  7. Sir Blue Henry

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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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  8. Sir Blue Henry

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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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  9. fleshpiston

    fleshpiston Been here awhile

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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 :beer
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  10. edray

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    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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  11. Sir Blue Henry

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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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    What he said!
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  13. Sir Blue Henry

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  17. Sir Blue Henry

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    Got the chain off - and very very stiff it is. The master link was really really tight , not due to rust but due to a bit of metal deformation on the pins. No idea how they managed that, or if it was just a really old chain.
    Decided not to clean the chain, but get a new one.
    So new RK 520 chain on the way.

    Cleaned the back sprocket and started on the front sprocket area.
    VERY gunged with old crud and oil and lube.
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  18. Sir Blue Henry

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    Still busy cleaning all the gunge from anywhere near the chain area. looking better.
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  19. DesmoDog

    DesmoDog Desmo's my dog

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    IMHO you should replace the sprockets too. If the pins on the old chain are deformed, the sprockets are worn too. Spend the money now and avoid the headache.
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  20. Sir Blue Henry

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    well - i might have to do that, but just looking be eye, I must say they look pretty good, but then not sure how good my eye is hey.
    I will put up pics
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