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Project Too many 250 projects!

Discussion in 'Your 250cc Projects' started by ShaneP, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. ShaneP

    ShaneP Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member

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    So I'm looking at what I should be getting done today, but where to start? The VTR is on the road and going, could do with valve clearances checked and carby needles raised (or run on 91 fuel). Then there's the FZR speed bike that needs pulling down and rebuilding with boost. There's a WR250F that needs the counterbalance timing checked and a few parts. There's a YZ250 that needs an engine rebuild - but I was planning for the motor to go in something else. There's the ZZR250 that's all in pieces with another crazy project idea for that. I have a ZX-2R that needs fork seals, front tyre, maybe a fuel tap, and battery for rwc - it was meant to be mine (maybe race @kiffsta next season? :p ). And there's a GZ250 at MotoREcycle that I've paid for, but haven't worked out what I'm doing with it. Might have to take a week off work and go fix it. The 2 hyosung GT250R are just parts for my crazy ideas. Speaking of crazy ideas (you have no idea how crazy some of my ideas get! Some are out of this world): I've been thinking about building a motogp bike. I thought maybe moto3 or moto2 might be cheaper, and it might highlight the advantages more clearly, but it's all too expensive. Unless.... And this is why I'm broke! That, and bikes aren't selling much up here.

    I also have a couple of DR350 projects, but they're not 250cc. And there's 3 quads, an electric bike (part thereof), a golf cart and some other things.
     
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    I got the feeling of being overwhelmed just reading the list, I can't begin to imagine how you feel in the face of that many tasks
     
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    Create a list of all your bikes.
    Under each one put dot points describing each task that needs to be done.
    For each task make a guess as to how long each task will take and add that to each dot point.
    The list will then give you an idea of what order you want to do things.
    For each bike reorder the tasks in the order that you want to do them with most important first.
    Reorder the bikes i the order that you want to do them with the most important first.
    Do one task at a time.
    Get a calendar for you shed and assign dates to the first tasks that you plan to do.
    As you do each task cross then off the list.
    Add more tasks to the calendar as you go along.
     
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    I hate planning, seems every time I make a plan, someone comes along and steals my day... But very good points, @mboddy I already have a few lists around from trying to do that sort of thing, but plans and me still don't seem to get along. Partly because I have unrealistic expectations, and I'm easily distracted. Maybe I just need to let some things go, too. My list has too many keepers on it, either sell or ignore them - the vtr is pretty good, maybe keep that and sell the zx2r :'-( that I not long got and haven't even ridden. But it probably won't sell up here, has a lot of ks, and needs work - if I do the work then that's more money to recoup, and do I register it as well? That'll make it more sellable, but I'll have spent over a grand and will need to take to Brisbane to sell, and it would need more tidying up... Back to my vicious circles that I can't afford. But I might have a sale today: working capital!
     
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  6. ShaneP

    ShaneP Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member

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    My Bike:
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    Well, I started making a list of things that each bike needs, 3 or 4 here and there on a couple of bikes, then to the DR350: IMG_20171011_064609.jpg that's just for starters, what I could think of from a quick look over the bike! Some of these things I have, but it's a long list to get it on the road. Next will be the WR250F, and its list will be longer! And the YZ250 project will be longer again. The ZZR is between ideas at the moment. But the budget is limited, especially since I can't seem to sell anything.
     
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