I recently purchased a 1989 ZXR250A off @James Mclaren , close to 97% complete and came with a brand new green chinese body kit. I compression tested the motor and all 4 pots were over 140 psi cold, carbs were stripped and cleaned and she did start and run. The compliance plate is missing , but a spare frame has been supplied and is clear. While the yellow wheels are cool, paint scheme for the bike will be Kawasaki green and silver or Kawasaki green and black, am on the fence on that one. I have always wanted to do an A model , but finding them is nigh on impossible, so when James offered me this one, I jumped at it. I had plans of a full OEM spec build, but alas the body kit is already painted green , I cant in good faith spend silly money on a paint scheme, when its already painted. I have chosen the call this one Project Mantis , as the Wasp was already taken\, but in doing so, I am respecting the Insect naming convention , I do feel for the member who embarks on project stink bug I have set a budget of $1500 plus the purchase price, will I make that ? ... not sure but will try I have just ordered : Steering head bearings 22-1025-1 Fork seals Fork Dust Seals Sprocket 14 Sprocket 48 RK CHAIN 520VRX x 120 LINK Air filters - uni filter NU3306 or similar Oil filter KN303 3 x FERODO Brake Disc Pad Set - FDB508 P I will order some Dunlop Alpha 14's and 90 degree valve stems next week. I have these in my basket with Wemoto, I have a credit with them, so I wont order until they adjust my invoice. Kawasaki ZXR 250 (ZX 250 A1) (89) Handlebar Grips - Pair (Design Type - OE Style) Kawasaki ZXR 250 (ZX 250 A1) (89) Gear Lever Rubber Kawasaki ZXR 250 (ZX 250 A1) (89) Fork Oil Seals Pair Kawasaki ZXR 250 (ZX 250 A1) (89) Sprocket Carrier Bearing Kawasaki ZXR 250 (ZX 250 A1) (89) Rear Wheel Bearing Left Kawasaki ZXR 250 (ZX 250 A1) (89) Rear Wheel Bearing Right Kawasaki ZXR 250 (ZX 250 A1) (89) Clutch Cable by Slinky Glide Kawasaki ZXR 250 (ZX 250 A1) (89) Front Wheel Bearing Kit Roller I will paint the frame, swing arm, and subframe in silver , wheels will be stripped and painted, new tyres, I am looking for a 2006 onwards R6 rear shock and an OEM brake master , brake lines etc Brakes I need to source brake master, brake lines, levers, I will order new calliper seals, paint the callipers, bleed the brakes etc Engine Clean up While it would be nice to vapour blast the engine, I don't have the time or inclination to strip and rebuild it, with such good comp readings, I think that will be silly. So a good rub and scrub should suffice , side covers will be cleaned and painted. Fit new oil filter and mount the engine into the frame. Fuel I have 2 sets of carbs and a 95% complete litetek kit minus the air fuel mix rubber and metal washers , I will make one set of carbs from the 2. The tank is going off for paint and will be matched to the body kit with a ZXR decal. I will strip and clean the petcock as it is probably gummed up. Exhaust I have already sandblasted the exhaust headers and cleaned all the rust off, I have applied 2 coats of VHT silver heat proof paint. I don't have a muffler , an OEM one would be nice, but I have a few issues finding anything apart from Tyga So how can you help ? , I'm glad you asked , I need a few ZXR250A parts , here is what I am chasing : 1. ZXR250a OEM Front brake master 2. Muffler - OEM , may purchase aftermarket if need be 3. Fairing side infill panels for an A model 4. Brake lines (front) 5. air fuel mix screws metal and rubber washers - Litetek preferrred 6. Decals, I need a tank decal and some inspiration for the rear side fairings and lower fairings , I will most likely dust of the Vinyl cutter and see what we can do. 7. ZXR250A seats with good vinyl - mine need recovering so If I can find some good used ones, I will buy them We that's about it for the moment , I am pretty excited to bring this old girl back and give her a new lease on life. Will post some pics from James as he bought it for reference.