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Project Project GSF250V - Restoration

Discussion in 'Your 250cc Projects' started by BlueDragon, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. BlueDragon

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    Yeah, I just need to hunt down the fairing. If anyone comes across something like it, please let me know.
     
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    Was thinking if I can't get an original. Then I'll try and find one from the old CBX250 that looks very similar and retro-fit it.

    I did look at a fibreglass one for a Ducati 900ss that also look very similar, but would need to cut out the area for the headlight. Plus the design would mean having to put on clip-ons or keep the current clubman style bars, which I don't want to do as it isn't good for comfort and my son wants to return to the original style bars.
     
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    Good luck finding much off the CBX250.. I am looking for a Belly-Pan as they look really good on the Spada... but they seem to be extinct.. or at the very least... endangered.
     
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    Actually, there is one in Qld on Gumtree.

    Seller wants $200 for the top fairing and bracket and headlight. Screen is rubbish and will have to be replaced. But the killer I think will be the postage/freight. Even in the largest box I could put into the Aussie post website, it will cost about $120. Don't think it will be worth it at that price and the box dimensions I put into the website, was the largest I could, and I doubt it would fit the fairing. But for the fact I would then end up for trying to find a screen as well, or having one custom made - just makes it all too expensive I think. The only screens place I have found that might make one is in Vic and he is not cheap at all, I would think another $100 + postage.. I'm thinking a headlight bikini fairing might be the go..

    That said he did have a bellypan for sale too and wanted $75 for it.
     
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    try sendle , heaps cheaper ,’just get it
    Boxed and put the dimensions in
     
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    Yep, there are other options than Aussie Post as Chris has mentioned.


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    The motorcycle gods must have decided to give me a break last weekend..

    After installing the serviced (clean) carbies and then servicing the bike with new spark plugs, oil and coolant etc etc.

    A few tries later - she fired up - rather smokily at first and not idling very well..

    But at least the engine was firing on all cylinders.

    Still needs a carby balance etc. - but running.

    Engine had been removed from a wrecked bike in 2013 and had been sitting on the shelf ever since.

    Subsequent daily starts of the engine have been a lot easier - first or second hit on the starter button and no more smoke, but still not idling all that well and after revving up, it takes a few seconds for the revs to drop. But otherwise, all seems to be working. I've yet to check the plug colour after letting it run, a job for this weekend.

    Must admit, the Yoshimura exhaust sounds awesome from this little 250 4 cylinder.
     
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    Moving along, the motor is running really nicely now. though could do with some fine tuning I think, but that said, it is responding crisply to the throttle and idles nicely now. I ended up stripping down the carbies again for a complete strip down and back together again as I found that one of the bowls had a very slow leak, so will need to buy a seal kit from LiteTek at some stage. But at least I know the jets etc are all OK.

    Bought a genuine suzuki vacuum operated fuel tap for it. Nothing else I found would fit because of the frame rail under the tank. $120, but works better than the rubbish the previous owner had installed.

    Just poured a 5 litre bottle of metal rescue into the fuel tank and it is doing a very good job of removing the rust in the tank.. actually quite an amazing job in fact.

    Painted up a heap of engine parts and also resprayed the red wrinkle finish on the rocker cover as well.

    Unfortunately a bit of a breeze came through the garage window and blew a few specks of dust onto the sump.. but won't be noticeable once its on the bike at least.

    statorcover.jpg Sump.jpg
     
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    Now deciding if I should keep going or not.

    I'm tempting with the idea of turning the bike into something like this.. suzuki_gsx-r1000_remix-3.jpg

    Being I could not find a suitable fairing to make it look like the limited edition Japan only GSF.

    I am toying with the idea of installing the top section of a CBR250RR MC22 fairing on the GSF with dual headlights etc. After contacting kiffsta and he said he thinks he has all the mounting brackets, fairing, healdights etc I need.

    Just need a few fairing measurements to work out the fitting and if it will look OK or too much of a miss-match or not.

    Being a 250 that I'm not particularly attached to, I'm wary of spending large amounts on it. Especially when I am keeping an eye out for a 84/85 GSX-R400..

    I used to own one before, brand new. But was stolen from my brother's place in Sydney. So still has a fond place in the memories and would be a bike I would like to own and restore again as a keeper.
     
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