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Project 1993 ZZR-250

Discussion in 'Your 250cc Projects' started by Murdo, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. Murdo

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

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    From what I understand the Kawasaki clutch has two different hardness of rubbers. The soft ones are what usually break up and the harder ones get too hard from heat and oil and they cause the knock. By using the hose it is softer than the remaining hard rubbers and gives some movement before the hard ones contact. I thought of using silicone hose too, but the sizes were wrong. Total cost for hose and rivets was about $4.00, and two hours of my time. :D
     
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    Murdo The Good Doctor Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew Contributing Member

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    Could not find one, and to buy a whole bike just for the engine leaves another bike without an engine that needs an engine from something else that leaves another bike without an engine that needs ............................
     
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    Oh, the way I read it I thought you had one already. Even the kx450f would go alright.
     
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    It was a good job well done, until I read it it didn't occur to me as being either necessary or possible
     
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    Murdo The Good Doctor Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew Contributing Member

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    Took this one for a 50Km ride today while the sun was out. Goes well, rides nice and was a pleasure to sit on. I will put a few more Kms on it and do an oil change and valve check/service and it will be ready for sale.
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    What a fine looking machine. :D
     
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    Now, I like a green Kawasaki, as you would have seen, but it looked like it was missing decals or something. After a bit of googling, turns out they are just that bland. But there were some interesting ones:
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    But I quite like the zxr250A green, white and blue, or the zx like this:
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    Maybe that's the set I should get: zxr250, zx-6r and zx-9r in that scheme... So nerdy.
     
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    Murdo The Good Doctor Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew Contributing Member

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    Have put nearly 500Km on it now so dropped the oil and filter and reset the valve clearances. Leaned the idle mixtures slightly too whilst the fairings off. All back together and running quiet and sweet.
     
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    Hi Shane, Do you have a ZZR250 front end you don't want...forks, wheel & brakes?
     
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    At least one set, even a pair of ninja 250 forks, though I'm not sure about the axle, but I'm a little further away than kiffsta - 700km north. Not sure when I'll be down that way, if he doesn't have what you need.
     
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    Thanks Shane. I might need a ZZR front end for a project next year. If you still have them I might be able to swap a ZXR front for your ZZR front.
     

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