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YZ250 too good to keep?

Discussion in 'Yamaha 250cc Singles' started by ShaneP, Aug 31, 2019.

  1. ShaneP

    ShaneP Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member

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    What started out as getting a motor to use in another project, seems to have a couple of steps too far... It started with wet blasting the engine cases (shout out to @kiffsta ). A year later I finally assembled the engine and thought "what if I just make it a YZ250, again?"
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    So the obvious next step was to tidy-up the frame. Usually I do something half-about, but this time I tried a little better. Too much better, me's think:
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    $240 for sandblasting and powder coating was a bit more expensive than I'd like, but when it came back looking better than my cheap phone can capture, I committed myself to a full build. This is going to get expensive! New steering, wheel and suspension bearings, fork and shock serviced, chain and sprockets, brake pads, brake rebuild kits, air filter, seat cover, plastics, graphics kit... Oh, I think I might be giving myself depression going through the list. What are organs going for these days?
     
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    I know how much you love your yz’s , should be a cracker of a bike
     
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    I have a KX 250, it needs work, but I like it. I do also have another YZ250, and a KTM 250, and.. well, there's lots of options. But I'd be worried if I kept it then I wouldn't treat it properly. I need a rough bike to treat rough. At least until I learn to ride better. Might make it a show piece at work while selling it.
     
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    That, too, might be a glass-cabinet item. I want to ride a bike! But I'm a cheapskate, too..
     
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