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Project 1987 CBX 250 - Street legal salt flat racer

Discussion in 'Your 250cc Projects' started by Benayun, Nov 7, 2015.

Good value or i got ripped off...

Poll closed Dec 5, 2015.
  1. Good value

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  2. About right

    63.6%
  3. Ripped off

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  1. Benayun

    Benayun Active Member

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    No. I'm not sure that the bushing in the lower needs to come out - but the oil seal is dead and is fused in/ which needs replacing. And I figure I should replace bushings while I'm there...


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  2. Murdo

    Murdo The Good Doctor Staff Member Contributing Member Ride and Events Crew

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    How many Km's?
    If under 50,000Km I doubt it would need the bushings replaced.
     
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    53500 ;)

    They don't look shinny anymore...


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    Mine has done about the same. When I rebuilt mine the coating on the bushings (teflon?) was worn off in places. I got some new bushings machined out of this super hard, slippery plastic. Can't remember what it was called. Cost about $50.
     
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    Murdo The Good Doctor Staff Member Contributing Member Ride and Events Crew

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    If they are that bad you can get them rechromed in Brisbane, costs about $400. New bushes and seals and you have brand new forks.
     
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    to take out the damper you need a 14mm allen key and a long extension witch will fit the damper inside your fork leg, i had the same problem with the broomstick so i washed out my fork and found out it has an 14mm twelve sideded top, hope this helps
     
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    I have been a little quiet on here - but work is still progressing... Sub-frame now de-tabbed.


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    Also, a little update in the fork situation... Once the forks were apart, the snap ring had rusted out and seized, couldn't get it apart - found a new pair on FleeBay for $55... With a little pitting.

    I'm also intending on lengthening the rear swing arm for a different stance, so got a swing arm for an extra $35... Means I can leave the original unmolested if needed.

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    Try a bit of crunched up aluminium foil + WD40 or Inox , on the pitting.
     
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    would you happen to have a clear shot of the front fairing frame at all? i have an 87 cbx 250 as well and in need of parts but cant find anything at all from any cycle salvage or other places. .... so i may end up getting the frame fabricated....
     
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