Thumper? Road Warrior? Old School? ..... SRX250

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by fleshpiston, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. fleshpiston

    fleshpiston Been here awhile

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    Good news Brooklyn ......... I think?

    Sounds like the late opening on the secondary might be compensating for the real problem though? Did they do an ultrasonic cleaning on the carbs?

    I'm assuming you mean they open late compared to spec, right?

    Anyway, glad you're riding :beer
  2. Brooklyn88

    Brooklyn88 Adventurer

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    Yeah, the secondary adjustment screw is almost all of the way out. The shop is highly rated, however I am not sure the method they used to rebuild the carb. It is still not perfect, but I am not sure what else can be done.

    Anyway, still a blast to ride. Could use a little more power ;)
  3. Sir Blue Henry

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    Hi. Not sure if i missed it having a quick readthrough, but would like to know where you got the fron fairing and screen. Did you get it with the bike or obtain it new afterwards?
    I want to start a similar project and would like to get the fairing if it scheap enough?
    Cheers
  4. hdscarbro

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    The faring and screen were factory partrs.

    I updated the windscreen instructions recently. The updated version is now a proper document and can be found here.
  5. fleshpiston

    fleshpiston Been here awhile

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    As mentioned, US market got the fairing stock. They pop up on ebay every now and then. I'll be watching your thread Sir Blue! :beer

    Not much new to report on the 250, she's been riding it and it's been reliable, can't ask for much more!


    Time for a new project though, I recently picked this up.....




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    Not sure what direction I'll go with it, maybe a rat-scrambler sorta thing? RD tank and spoked wheels are in it's future though.....



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  6. hdscarbro

    hdscarbro Adventurer

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    Hi Fleshpiston,

    I think we're hearing the same siren. Here's my new project:

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    And another photo after replacing the rusty exhaust system with a Gary Hoos header and Harley muffler:

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    I've been thinking about wire wheels too. I have a set of R6 blue dot calipers and a second rotor for the front wheel. Don't know what I'm going to do yet for the seat and tank.

    Perhaps it's time to start a SR500 thread here at advrider. :1drink FYI, sr500forum.com has lots of good info.
  7. hdscarbro

    hdscarbro Adventurer

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  8. fleshpiston

    fleshpiston Been here awhile

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    Nice! Yep, I think I'd feel right at home in your garage. :beer

    I was running an XS650 wheel with FZR discs and Grimeca calipers on my old one. The whole set-up weighed the same as the stock single caliper/disc.



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  9. edray

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    hey lads, funny how like minded folks are on this forum, in terms of thumpin street singles, seems like thumpers over ther are more dirt oriented..sigh..
    anywhoo, love the SR, SRX stuff.. I posted a while ago about my stock SRX givin my right leg grief, so been slowwwly movin on my electric start 86 SRX hybrid..here's where i'm at right now..got the electric srt. engine in, pretty straight forward, no build pix tho. now doin the seat redo that fleshpiston showed me the way on..but now have trimmed it shorter..annnnd don't like it so much. too big.damn. so gonna do a little mini bum stop aluminum seat, hide the battery,etc there. plus triangular oil tank fab where side panels used to go(over at house o fubars). gotta move oiltank, stock location gets taken over by starter motor.. loads to do..hope to complete by spring, welll, april.
    sorry to hijack..
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  10. fleshpiston

    fleshpiston Been here awhile

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    Lookin good Ed! :super I was wondering how your bike was coming along. So no go on the seat, eh? Can't wait to see what fubar comes up with for the oil tank :lurk
  11. edray

    edray cascadian

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    Thanks!
    Pretty stoked about the oil tank,should be trick,w/ one side stepped and extended to accomodate the dipstick, well, thats the way i imagine id like it, should work..
    Thats next weekend..Really good fabricators are always busy, Eric's da best.
    I'll def. post on it.
    Was wondering if you recall where you got your fork gaiters for your SRX?
    Dig that RD tank on the SR..
    Cheers.
  12. fleshpiston

    fleshpiston Been here awhile

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    They're Daystar but I don't remember what model. :dunno

    The "Commando" style from Mike's should work well.......

    http://www.mikesxs.net/products-19.html#products



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  13. edray

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    Nice find! I just bought the Shorai for the SRX(of course); for the seat fab and for some odd reason I can't pull the trigger on the gaiters til tommorow..course I did just buy a used front fender for the S90 I don't have yet..evidentally its my next build and I know how hard they are to get..huh?? I promise I'll spend again tomorrow..
    Thanks again..
    here's a link to my S90 fantasy, cept I think I'd like to try fitting a later cable actuated small disc brake front end(like a CB125S??) and one of those Lifan 140cc oil cooled engines; seem they're pretty close to bolt in..the air tech tank and seat, skulptchah! don't dig runnin the fairing though..
    yeah, I know..obsessed.
    http://www.returnofthecaferacers.com/2012/04/honda-s90-by-airtech-streamlining.html
  14. hdscarbro

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    Hi fleshpiston,

    Just finished reviewing the thread and couldn't find an answer. I'm painting the frame (and other red parts) on my SRX250 and want to paint the shock spring too.

    I removed the clip on the rear shock spring and discovered that it will not fit over the clevis. It appears that you painted the spring on the rear shock as part of your rennovation. Did you remove the spring to do this?

    I'm guessing the clevis is threaded on the shock shaft, but how do you hold the shaft without damaging it (no pun intended).
  15. fleshpiston

    fleshpiston Been here awhile

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    Hey I remember this thread! :freaky

    Long time, no talk HD. I wish I had an answer for ya but I didn't paint my spring, just cleaned it up and put it back on the bike. Not much help I know :dunno




    The little two fiddy is still in use. Mom doesn't ride it too often but my son, who is now 17, took the MSF course and passed his test on it!


    I'm proud, yet scared



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    Man time flies! :huh


    been making some slow progress on the 500 as well, I hope to have it on the road this summer .........






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  16. hdscarbro

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    That's strange. I also have a 17 year old son. Last summer he took the Massachusetts Rider Course (which is based on the MSF curricula) on our SRX250 and also passed. Completion of the MA course is good for a 10% insurance discount and also counts as the motorcycle road test with the RMV.

    Even stranger, is I have the same gas tank on the shelf for my SR500 project that you're using. My son picked it out at Vintage Days in Ohio last summer. Did you have to do any tunnel mods to get it to fit? It looks good with the seat you're using.