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Project Kawasaki ZXR250A - Project Mantis

Discussion in 'Your 250cc Projects' started by kiffsta, Apr 10, 2021.

  1. ShaneP

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    But looking good. Another classic being rescued by @kiffsta
     
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    GreyImport Administrator Staff Member The Chief Contributing Member

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    Yea next is the TV series ... Capalaba County Choppers ....... ahhhh , then again :commando:
     
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    choppers are for mericans , I am doing this more as a trial of how much it will cost to rescue neglected bikes , fix them and resell them at the shop . I have a mc22 sitting there in similar condition that I paid $500. for , it I put in $1500, maybe it is a $3k bike , but the amount of effort is crazy if I worked to an hourly rate

    dunno yet , seems more fun to save them than part them
     
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    I would be the same with the older type bikes ... especially if they were close to "complete"

    How about "Capalaba County Classics"

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    Let’s leave country in Tamworth where it belongs
     
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    Looks like this is happening now , the brake lines are blocked up with gummy brake fluid , I dont want to use them as they are in a poor state
     
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    Kerry my painter sent me some
    Pics of the tank and front fender, it looks great . The Chinese kit fender didn’t fit, looks like someone cut the mount and it won’t bolt on unless pushing into the tyre , lucky I had an oem one that I could use

    chain and sprockets are done, front brakes now work with a Zx6 master and good ridge braided lines
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    Had to a emergency run to Melbourne on Wednesday night for a funeral, then back to Brisbane on Thursday night, so mot much work on the bike.
    I managed to replace the seat cover with some spare vinyl I had lying around.

    tank and front fender back from the painter , I am missing the tank mount and rubbers , but have some on order from the jap auctions

    time to move it off the lift until they arrive , all I have to buy is some decent grips, levers and a battery

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    Oh, how I dislike fitting Chinese fairings

    just a pillion seat to go and I can mark this one done, I snuck in a quick test ride but has been raining all day so wet roads and new tyres are not a good pairing , clutch isn’t perfect , I think the clutch cable is from a c model but apart from that it is bloody awesome

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    Amazing job. Can't you rebuild an ZXR250C and ship it to Holland for me?
     
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    Sure , what colour would you like it ?

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    Original green/white/blue please.
     
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    Nice job Chris.
     
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