1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Project Suzuki 250E Restoration

Discussion in 'Your 250cc Projects' started by Canada_Dry, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. Canada_Dry

    Canada_Dry Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    13
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2020
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Geelong, Victoria AU
    My Bike:
    83 GSX250
    Picked this up for $200 and a case of beer. Put a battery on cleaned carbs and it fires right up all Electronics seem to work perfect.

    Lots of white smoke where headers bolt on...hoping not piston rings or valve seals. Should I just wear it in a bit see if it goes away?

    Came with heaps of extras from another bike...Carbs, Instrument panel, electronics.

    Thanks to this forum for posting the parts catalog


    image0.jpeg image1.jpeg IMG_1913.jpg
     
    • Winner Winner x 2
  2. Johnny

    Johnny Well-Known Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    85
    Trophy Points:
    228
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2014
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Estonia
    My Bike:
    Suzuki GSX250 '81
    I'm sure this bike has a lot of potential. Take it for a ride and see how it behaves.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. Canada_Dry

    Canada_Dry Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    13
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2020
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Geelong, Victoria AU
    My Bike:
    83 GSX250
    White smoke while running. Most likely piston rings or valve seals. Can’t find piston rings for this bike anywhere!

    15DAD424-3A26-4726-A12D-D28D5939130A.jpeg
     
  4. GreyImport

    GreyImport Administrator Staff Member The Chief Contributing Member

    Messages:
    9,184
    Likes Received:
    5,408
    Trophy Points:
    1,168
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2012
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Troublemaker
    Location:
    North by NW NSW Oztralia - Tamworth
    My Bike:
    *Kawasaki ZXR250C *Yamaha FZR250R 3LN1 *Suzuki GSX250 *Triumph Bonneville 750 T140V *Triumph Daytona 675
    • Agree Agree x 1
  5. Canada_Dry

    Canada_Dry Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    13
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2020
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Geelong, Victoria AU
    My Bike:
    83 GSX250
    Thanks mate, it sat for 4 years outside

    I’ll give that a crack before diving too deep.

    I like Mick’s page. Says that part is unavailable :/
     
  6. GreyImport

    GreyImport Administrator Staff Member The Chief Contributing Member

    Messages:
    9,184
    Likes Received:
    5,408
    Trophy Points:
    1,168
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2012
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Troublemaker
    Location:
    North by NW NSW Oztralia - Tamworth
    My Bike:
    *Kawasaki ZXR250C *Yamaha FZR250R 3LN1 *Suzuki GSX250 *Triumph Bonneville 750 T140V *Triumph Daytona 675
    Have u done an oil change ?
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. Canada_Dry

    Canada_Dry Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    13
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2020
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Geelong, Victoria AU
    My Bike:
    83 GSX250
    No, the oil looks brand new in it tho. The level is slightly high also...this prob isn't helping?

    got lucky the box hasn’t rusted through, pipes will be restored

    E4B69294-B7F0-49B5-A5FC-DBD8685E7A7D.jpeg
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2020
  8. GreyImport

    GreyImport Administrator Staff Member The Chief Contributing Member

    Messages:
    9,184
    Likes Received:
    5,408
    Trophy Points:
    1,168
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2012
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Troublemaker
    Location:
    North by NW NSW Oztralia - Tamworth
    My Bike:
    *Kawasaki ZXR250C *Yamaha FZR250R 3LN1 *Suzuki GSX250 *Triumph Bonneville 750 T140V *Triumph Daytona 675
    If it was me I would drop the oil and put the correct amount in there ..... also I find used oil looks alot worse when its in a pan than in a sight glass or on a dipstick
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  9. Canada_Dry

    Canada_Dry Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    13
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2020
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Geelong, Victoria AU
    My Bike:
    83 GSX250
    Thought about sandblasting and starting new but keeping the build under $500

    B2A3E625-6C48-4610-8BBB-24D08F4D2C23.jpeg
     
  10. Canada_Dry

    Canada_Dry Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    13
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2020
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Geelong, Victoria AU
    My Bike:
    83 GSX250
    Used my vacuum bleeder on front brakes and Boom the lever went hard as a rock!
     
  11. Canada_Dry

    Canada_Dry Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    13
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2020
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Geelong, Victoria AU
    My Bike:
    83 GSX250
    Anyone ever found a nest in their tank before?? Was not expecting all this!

    DA4E3B7B-F44D-434F-8F8C-9243F91E6C80.jpeg FDC13697-C86A-44B2-9F48-27D821A4BEA4.jpeg
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  12. my67xr

    my67xr Bike Enthusiast Staff Member Premium Member Contributing Member

    Messages:
    4,206
    Likes Received:
    2,316
    Trophy Points:
    898
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2016
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Panel Beater, Spray Painter, Custom Fabricator
    Location:
    Adelaide, South Australia
    My Bike:
    Yamaha's , 1990 FZR250R 3LN3 , 1986 XT250TS 57R , 1984 IT200L 43G, 1976 IT400C 510
    Lucky the rat didn't eat any wiring
    I had part of a rat's nest in my Yamaha IT silencer when i bought it
     
  13. Canada_Dry

    Canada_Dry Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    13
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2020
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Geelong, Victoria AU
    My Bike:
    83 GSX250
    Renovating the Rat Mansion
     

    Attached Files:

  14. Canada_Dry

    Canada_Dry Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    13
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2020
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Geelong, Victoria AU
    My Bike:
    83 GSX250
    Naked

    8F8E814A-8BB6-47B1-A4C5-54920F84150D.jpeg
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. Canada_Dry

    Canada_Dry Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    13
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2020
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Geelong, Victoria AU
    My Bike:
    83 GSX250
    Stripped...any tips going further?
     

    Attached Files:

  16. Andych

    Andych Senior Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    3,149
    Likes Received:
    1,709
    Trophy Points:
    898
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2016
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Sydney
    My Bike:
    1987 Yamaha SRX250, Honda 1975 CB400F, Honda 1991 250 Spada, Honda CT110 1986 Postie Bike
    Get some etch primer on it so it wont start rusting again while you decide.. :)
     
  17. my67xr

    my67xr Bike Enthusiast Staff Member Premium Member Contributing Member

    Messages:
    4,206
    Likes Received:
    2,316
    Trophy Points:
    898
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2016
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Panel Beater, Spray Painter, Custom Fabricator
    Location:
    Adelaide, South Australia
    My Bike:
    Yamaha's , 1990 FZR250R 3LN3 , 1986 XT250TS 57R , 1984 IT200L 43G, 1976 IT400C 510
    As Andy said you'll need some good etch primer, to stop any flash rusting, i recommend Protec EtchPro, or Wattyl, Supoeretch, can get both in an aerosol to make thing's easier.
    Any dent's need repairing on it ?
    Are you going to use 2 pack on the tank so the paint won't come off when you drip/spill petrol on it ?
     
  18. Canada_Dry

    Canada_Dry Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    13
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2020
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Geelong, Victoria AU
    My Bike:
    83 GSX250
    last night I put a coat of duplicolor etch primer on it. next step is body filler for the dents then duplicolor paint. Top it all off I got that $60 can of 2k cleae that you have to activate on bottom. Sound ok?
     
  19. Andych

    Andych Senior Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    3,149
    Likes Received:
    1,709
    Trophy Points:
    898
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2016
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Sydney
    My Bike:
    1987 Yamaha SRX250, Honda 1975 CB400F, Honda 1991 250 Spada, Honda CT110 1986 Postie Bike
    You might need more than 1 can of the 2K clear... It is preferable to use the 2K clear over a proper base coat... DNA Paints are in Melbourne.. depending on the colour you are after they have a number of Aerosol products you can use for base coat.
    https://www.dna-paints.com/shop/basecoats/aerosol-basecoat/
     
  20. Canada_Dry

    Canada_Dry Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    13
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2020
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Geelong, Victoria AU
    My Bike:
    83 GSX250
    Nice one I’ll def give them a call. What would difference in paint be vs duplicolor ?
     

Share This Page