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Project Kawasaki EL250

Discussion in 'Your 250cc Projects' started by murdman87, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. murdman87

    murdman87 Well-Known Member

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    Well, I got another 250.

    I know nothing about these bikes, but the internet tells me it's a ninja 250 engine in a cruiser frame.

    Sounds like a perfect beginner bike.
    It's about as rough as I've ever seen a bike, but it was only $100 and just for something to fiddle with on weekends.

    Plan is to do it up and give it to the missus to learn on.
    I also got a free ninja 250, so might end up swapping engine and harness from that onto this bike. Although the ninja is actually in pretty good shape for a crashed bike so may end up fixing and selling cheap to fund this project bike.

    Here's what it looks like:
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    If anyone has any info I might find useful about these bikes, please share. I'm pretty clueless on it! But will be a fun project.
     
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    Wow , poor old thing. The first pic is how you found it ?.
     
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    That's the pic from the Gumtree ad.

    It's pretty rough. But I always wanted to do a frame up rebuild on a bike and this was cheap enough for me to try and not worry if I brake anything
     
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    At'least for $100.00 and look's like most of is there.Did you get the instrument's / headlight ?.
     
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    Nope. Headlight and Speedo are gone. Wiring at the front is mostly butchered. I think he had started parting it out and gave up.
    But I'm not scared of wiring anything in. I'll get a standard universal headlight off eBay and potentially use the instruments off the ninja. I'll have to look into fabricating mounts and stuff.
    It's also missing the cowl around the radiator and the top engine mounts appear to be missing. But they look identical to the ninja ones from what I can see. Would be an interesting swap to get the ninja wheels and engine into this frame.
    Hydraulic rear brake from the ninja would be a nice update.
     
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    Sitting under the carport for now. Hosed off all the bugs and spiders. But geez it's rough.

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    I do hope your going to cover it over with a tarp , sun /weather may damage the bike :D.
     
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    Look's like Kiffsta and Phil @ MotoREcycle has a EL 250 listed for wrecking.
    Ad is a bit old though , see what he has left.
     
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    Nice work, look's like a fun project

    What year and model is it ?
    I just found and uploaded an owner's manual for the Kawsasaki EL250 in the resource's section
    And a 1991 1992 EL250E wiring diagram
     
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    Tha ks mate I'll have a look

    It's a 93.

    Cheers guys. Will be fun when I get time to start tearing into it.
     
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