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Project Yamaha SRX 250 3WP

Discussion in 'Your 250cc Projects' started by Andych, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. Andych

    Andych Moderator Staff Member Premium Member Contributing Member

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    Well after getting an email on the weekend to say all my parts were in they have arrived this morning from Impex.. so not too shabby.. 9 days in total from ordering till delivery. This pretty much gives me plenty to do now to get going again on the SRX...
     
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    you have to be happy with that, i just got a kick starter gear assembly from the uk in 10 days. cost me 25pound for express post but definately worth it. congrats on your project, going well.....
     
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    Oigy Owner of many bikes, keeper of few :(

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    How is the 3WP going Andy? no mention of it lately mate
     
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    Not much has been going on lately with the bike. Too busy with work and either too hot or too Smokey ( mostly both) to spend much time out in the garage.
    I will get back into it shortly though.


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    Oigy Owner of many bikes, keeper of few :(

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    Yeah same here, got other interests have stalled it, been too hot to spend much time in the shed does not help. I don't have a timetable on it so all good :) I don't have that much more to do either :)
     
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    I received a nice Care Package from @2valve yesterday which was a good condition Exhaust minus the muffler (not a problem for me) and after trying multiple places to get proper exhaust header Satin finish black paint I set about getting off all the surface rust and a bit of oil etc.
    Once done I gave them about 3 coats of paint over the course of the afternoon... once dry I loosely bolted them up just so they wont get knocked about..
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    I also have a different set of front brakes coming. They will need to have adapters made as they are 100mm bolt spacing but they are a nice set and I got a good deal on them including the Master Cylinder.

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    Did you bake the exhaust paint? I do it with a heat gun to get the pipes hot and seal the paint.
     
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    I haven’t yet. This paint said to leave it a few days before running the engine to bake it so I will leave it a week and then cook it with the heat gun as the engine isn’t running yet.


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    They painted up pretty nice considering they where pretty crusty on the header's.

    You had them delivered overnight ? , very impressive , especially being sent from a country town !.
    I'm still waiting for a carton to arrive from QLD , but it's only been two week's though. It's M.I.A by the look's of it :mad: and now the courier's are looking for it :headbang:, sorry not bike related , if it was i wouldn't be so calm.

    Your SRX is going to have some serious stopping power. That's a pretty cool brake lever , is that adjustable for reach , what's the little lever do ?. Yea i know , it's "modern" , so i know nothing about them :idk:. Be nice to me fella's. :fuckyou:
     
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    Yes reach adjustable ... the little lever does that ... usually 5 settings .... most aftermarket/modern setups have that
    My Daytona has a dial ..... I think we need to get u out more often old fella .... :lolsign:

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    Hi Buddy. Thank's for the info.
    Yep , i agree i need to get out more that's for sure ;). Maybe if you could drop off the guided missile (Daytona) sitting in your shed , id be able to get out more :crazypilot:. You've got enough bikes in the shed , surely you wouldn't miss one :Drool:. But have to admit i do like the older bikes , no offence :p.
     
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    He does have a much older Triumph... needs some Amal lovin from what I remember being told...
     
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    My new brakes arrived today.
    This is the box they arrived in so I might have to disinfect them first

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    Did a very quick trial fit and will probably take the complete front end down to my machinist and have him design and machine up some billet alloy brackets.


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    Looks like I will be removing the complete front end and carting it all down to my friendly Machinist.
    I might talk to him about using the slightly larger 300mm discs from the FZR400 / 600. This will move the caliper out from the fork leg slightly giving a little more room for the adapter. The mounting on the rim is identical and the offset is basically the same (info varies from 8.5 to 10mm) but I will have a talk with Darren at DNA Cycles (my machinist) first.
    The modification hole becomes deeper and deeper (and more expensive) especially when trying to keep it looking reasonably standard.
     
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    Hi Buddy. Agree with the statement regarding costs. Can't wait to see the end result though , it's going to be a wiked bike.
    While your heading to your machine guy , if you'd take the big bore post bikes front end with you also , you'd be able to get him machine up a front hub ( it wouldn't cost much )and retro fit a disc front end on it. That would look very cool , disc front end on a posty bike. Ok , I'm out of here.:crazypilot:
     
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    I think with the Postie bike it would be cheaper to sell it and buy the new 125cc version when it is released... it even has ABS on the front brake...lol

    As for the SRX350... it will be interesting, thats for sure... twin 300mm discs on the front of a bike that weighs around 140kg might be what some call overkill.. but nobody says you have to pull the brake lever hard :)
     
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    Yep , twin discs in those sizes and very light bike , the bike will stop that's for sure. The original stock brakes work very well on mine , and I still haven't bedded the disc pads in yet , so I'd love to see those monster brakes of yours in action. Your SRX is going to be one smart looking bike. It's going to look really nice in the lounge room on race stands.
     
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    Keep dreaming buddy...I actually need to finish it before anything else.
     
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    Actually took my phone out to the shed today and grabbed a quick pic of how the Monoblock calipers will look on the bike.
    I like it

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    Been googling Caliper adapters in between lots of phone calls today and I have found lots of potential info.
    This is a video showing the machining of Adapters for the same calipers onto RZ350 forks... they are a 40mm bolt spacing so a little different but similar approach.


    Then there are these adapters made to bolt up to XS650 Forks using 300mm FZR400 / 600 discs...
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    The other interesting part is that FZR400 EN1 forks are 38mm uppers (same as the FZR250 I am using) and have the correct 100mm spacing so would be a direct bolt on... apparently.
    Not sure on Axle diameter or fork length etc... and I couldnt find any in Australia on fleaBay anyway...
     
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