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Project Bought a ZXR250C.

Discussion in 'Your 250cc Projects' started by Linkin, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. Linkin

    Linkin The Apprentice Premium Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

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    Had been playing with the rear brake on the Texas trip as some of you may have seen, slowly but surely the inner pad is making more and more contact with the inside of the disc. These are the new Goldfren pads - thumbs up from me.

    Not sure if the issue lies with the disc itself or with the pads, but I won't be using metal gear pads on this bike again.
     
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    Maybe try a RGV 250 VJ22 rear shock, I have heard it is good for taller riders, as it raises the rear slightly.
     
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    I have a poor spot around the 7k revs, and an aftermarket muffler (as I'm sure you and everyone else within 10km noticed). I'm think mine is a rich mixture. Thought about aftermarket needles that could lowered or raised, but I'm leaning towards a set of smaller pilot jets - currently stock, if not slightly bigger from being cleaned incorrectly. Hoping that'll fix it.
     
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    The ZXR needed some love after the Texas trip. What can I say... I love Dunlop Alphas and DID chains... I also cleaned & reoiled the air filter, adjusted the steering head bearing, replaced the stator cover gasket, found the sidestand mount bracket to the frame loose and fixed it...

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    Old chain... joining link clip went MIA... another Texas casualty

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    Old front sprocket... starting to hook, and was installed backwards. Do not trust anything on old bikes!

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    New rear sprocket... carrier hub needs a new bearing. Great, another job to do.

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    Old vs new front tyre... hard to see, but right of centre on the old one is worn and gone flat. Made it very sketchy on right handers. It was also starting to dry rot.

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    Old rear... not so bad, just flat in the centre.

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    New shinyness! Sadly, ran out of time to wash the bike, will have to do it another day :(

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    A little bit of silicone on the chain clip does wonders t help them coming off.
     
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    Those Alphas look unreal, havnt tried them myself yet. Do they come in 150 rears?
     
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    I don't know if they do in an 18" tyre... in all honestly the 140 is more than enough
     
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    How much were the tyres?
     
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    300 for the set... staff price
     
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    It's like rotating tyres on a car, you have to even out the wear. Speaking of wear, I can't see the wear on that, they're not even concaved, yet. If I decide to replace my chain and sprockets, might just buy you old ones... :-D
    Also, did you change gearing?
     
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    Doesn't mounting the front sprocket backwards change the alignment to the rear sprocket? Also, @Linkin can I have your old tyres please? They're fine for drag racing.
     
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    No stuck with standard gearing

    I'll have to go save them from the waste tyre stack for you.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    Exactly what I thought also .... :thumb_ups:
     
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    Do you want them?
     
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    no no .... they are like a race tyre so the thought just went thru my mind that they would be interesting to try on the strip :D
     
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    The fact that the rear is squared off from highway riding is even better for straight line stuff.
     
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    You know, road tyres are more than ample for drags, right? It's not like you're going to spin the rear accidentally. With my gearing, I probably can't spin the wheel on wet grass.
     
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    You'd be surprised, I spun the rear on one run on these tyres... but I don't do burnouts on them.

    Next run I lifted the front off the ground
     
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    3 reasons to use those tyres

    Budget racing .. u grab what u can
    Grip on the launch
    Racing is about trying anything different
     
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