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Project Yamaha SRX 250 Cafe Racer

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

  1. Andych

    Andych Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    That would be great if you do have one.. Thanks Gary
     
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    Hi Buddy. I have a spare complete pivot bolt / shim's /nut. It's in good condition too , as in the allen key section isn't damaged at all nice and sharp. Part's are on the way to you.
     
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    Perfect.. thanks mate.. I owe you one :)
     
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    Just an update on the pivot bolt. Gary (@2valve) found a good one among his limited spares and it is on its way to me.
    I enquirer at Yamaha Retro Spares in Adelaide as they showed one on their spreadsheet at $18 and some change.
    So they reply today saying yes, they have 1 only in stock and it will be $30 or $40 opted to Sydney.
    WTF.....
    I will wait to see how the one from Gary looks ( should be good as he is OTT on quality) before throwing $$$ at a rip off mob like that.


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    To be honest I hadnt looked at them until just then... WOW.
    How on earth did they sell a K1 CB750 for $15K? I mean it looks nice but it will be mostly pattern parts.. maybe people in aus are not as fussy about restorations as they are in the UK.
    And $20K for a CBX... maybe my $40 bolt isnt over the top for them
     
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    My next big dilemma is “do I use 2pac clear on my rims or the Wheel clear coat I have?
    It will only be the painted surface that is clear coated.
    I also need to clear my fork lowers. I have them loosely wrapped in bubble wrap at the moment as I really don’t want to chip them lol


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    You could use KBS Diamond Finish and paint over the gunmetal and the polished alloy section's at the same time .
    It's designed to go over polished or raw alloy's etc, as well as painted finish's, from memory it's about $60 for 500ml's iirc
    https://www.kbs-coatings.com.au/how...guides/diamond-finish-clearcoat-instructions/

    That way you'll never have to polish your rim outer's again.

    And i think you can get it in an aerosol too
     
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    Hmm. That stuff is interesting. Looks like it can be brushed on like POR15 too.


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    all i can say is i have over 20k in my cbx and more than 8750 in my bmwr65.those prices seem reasonable.
     
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    Received a little care package from @2valve today. It included a NOS gear shift pedal, a really good pivot bolt and the washers, nut to suit.
    I have only realized there should be an ignition barrel decal in there as well.
    I didn’t spot that so will have to have another look in the morning.
    Now I need to find a chrome player who can do my brake pedal to match the new gear change leaver
    I also need to sort out nuts, bolts and washers for all the little bits so I can get them cleaned up and nickel plated.


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    Yes buddy the decal is there, it's in the heavy cardboard to protect it. Wrapped the lot in bubble wrap just to make sure that it arrived safely.
     
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    Oh, you mean the stuff I threw out?
    Haha, no I didn’t. I was more interested in seeing the lever and didn’t even look at the other bits.


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    Yep , i do understand what you mean with the N.O.S gear lever. Comparing to what we have at the moment which is a bit sad.Hope that you'll be able to match the chrome up to the brake lever. I also will have to get some chrome work done , so will be interested in how you go and where you go.
     
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    Thank's Murdo , will make contact with them as there not far away.
     
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    I will remember that.. I could send my stuff up and then pick it up on a work trip up through there..I am not sure of any good ones here in Sydney. I know a good Hot Rod shop.. I might ask them where they get theirs done.
     
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    Andy, i was tidying up the other day and found my original Flywheel from the XT250,
    it weigh's 1.8kg but i think your's would be different as it's electric start only
     
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    I will see if I can grab a pic of mine sometime tomorrow.. but yes.. I am sure they are different.. mine has a gear on the backside if I remember correctly.
     
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    So, today I went out and checked out these new cams.
    I measured them up and they definitely have 0.5 mm extra lift so they are the 30X cams.
    It is a bit hard to see but the profile from the timing marks is different as well. Plus these are in great condition compared to the crappy ones from the 350 head.

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    The next pics are of the flywheel from the SRX showing the back of it and the electric starter gear and the bearings.

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    I also spent a couple of hours pulling the SRX6 ignition down and changing the switch plate with the SRX 250. I also changed over the lock plate in the flip up fuel cap so that I now have a full set of matching locks for ignition, fuel, seat and helmet lock.
    I pick up all my machining bits on Monday so I might even be able to trial assemble the triple tree to sort out the lock plate etc.

    I need to organize bearings for the crankcase / gearbox as well as gasket set for when I can start putting it back together again.
    That probably won’t be until December sometime now. As I have my knee replacement in just over a week and I doubt I will be be doing much for at least 5 to 6 weeks. Hope it won’t be that long but that seems to be the normal time frame.


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