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Project Project SRX250

Discussion in 'Your 250cc Projects' started by edwardo, Apr 5, 2020.

  1. Andych

    Andych Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I agree with @2valve with the polished fin outers.. if you do an image search on the 51Y all the "factory" pics of brochures etc show them polished.
    The 1991 3WP version (mine is based on that model) had the plain silver engine and was only a naked bike... no fairing or belly pan option although I do have a belly pan for mine.

    Hope all of that helps your decision making.. it is tough sometimes... do you stay stock... do you fit massive front dual discs with FZR600 forks etc... dont go there.. ask me how I know :commando:
     
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    This one looks like it's off a newer 3wp, the linkage bit is a bit different, only caught it on second viewing.
    I "watched" the item on eBay and got an offer from the seller @ $10usd + postage. Turned out to be around $60aud total. I already have a second set now so if someone else needs a spare, maybe try watching it. If you don't get an offer I'd be happy to do the transaction using my offer.
    Just hard to see condition of doglegs with only one pic.
    Will defo check those fuel lines. I'm not heaps fussed on those parts, will prob just chuck on a hose clamp or maybe the wire ones to stop pinching and damaging of the hose.

    Think I'll go black motor polished fins then. But hard to get the polishing right though, initially I would have done the whole fin but on inspection of those pics it looks like it's just the flats/straights of the fins.

    I don't think I'll be going that far although my forks are pretty divy...

    I bought some preload adjusters and will bung them in to see if they help.

    Speaking of suspension, I did read some posts about r6 shock. Did that pan out ok?
     
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    I think the black barrel with the outer side's of the fin's cleaned up look's good.
    It's pretty easy to do as well, just get a hard sanding block with some 320 w&d paper and rub it across from one side to the other until you get a nice even pattern.
    You can go finer and finer with the sandpaper if you want to polish them too
    0000 steel wool from Bunning's also bring's them up shiny

    On my XT250 i just bead blasted the barrel and the head, the rest of the engine and cover's etc were just rubbed back with 400 w&d to remove and chip's and casting dag's etc then etch primed with Protec black etch primer, and finished off with the Duplicolor satin black engine enamel which was baked on and it's held up well.
    If you ever spill petrol on it make sure you wipe it off quickly with a damp rag, letting it sit may make the paint fry up


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    Nope to the R6 shock... too much modification to the top shock mount and the Airbox for me to do.. I have seen SRX250's set up for racing in Japan with remote canister rear shocks but they are an expensive option and most of the guys doing that are running an FZR250 swingarm and they change the dogbone links in length to alter the rear geometry... just not worth doing with the 51Y or 3WP pivot and cast linkage.
    If you are concerned about your rear shock.. message @2valve as I am pretty sure he had his shock rebuilt.

    I am running an FZR250 rear shock on mine as it works with the 3WP swingarm etc.. the 51Y shock etc has a different lower mount.
     
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    Yeah had done a bit of reading on polishing up the fins. Seems pretty straightforward enough.
    Speaking of beadblasting.. I was just out in the garage trying to clean up the motor and it's an oil paint peeling mess. Thought I could just clean it, prep it and slap on some paint. Looks like I might need to blast it...

    Can it be done on the bike? Don't want to have to disassemble it all too much.. open up a can of worms etc

    I see. I'll just leave mine alone I think. I have seen some places that service them and all and thought it might be worthwhile. Once I get it all together we'll see how it handles.
     

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