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  1. BMWShane

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    Hey Guys & Gals.

    I am a newby to this forum and don't normally do this sort of thing so bear with me. This looks like the place I could learn a thing or two so I appreciate the opportunity.

    I have been riding and collecting bikes for well over 45 years and been racing for most of that time. The bike count now is up to about 14 plus a few in pieces but who keep count. I race for the fun not the trophy's, I am not the fastest but I have the biggest grin and that is what it is all about.

    I have recently purchased a Honda CBR250RR which is in the process of being converted to a track bike, so every thing not needed is collecting dust on the shelf. The bike came with race farings which need a lot of repair, this has been completed now the job is to sand every bit back and prepare for painting. I do every thing on the bikes myself and if I can't I learn and I am always open to anyone who has ideas on the best way to complete this bike.

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

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    Ask away and well try to help. The grin factor is always worth more than the shiney plastic.
     
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    Thanks Guys,

    I have a question I have removed the speedo and inside is the speedo is the speed sensor can you just disconnect it or must it still be in circuit.
     
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    You can wire in a resistor near the cdi , there was a write up on how to do it on cbr250.com
     
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    I am not as you could say computer literate and would appreciate a link to where on the cbr250 site it is just waisted 15 minutes trying to find this information with no avail.
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    On my MC-19 I pulled the small sensor from the smashed speedo and put in a small plastic box under the tacho. The CDI now thinks it is still in play though no speedo.
     
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    Thanks for all that.

    I think the easy solution will be to follow Murdo (and thanks) so I will refit the the sensor and hid it somewhere.
    I must say that I am very impressed with Mr Honda in the way the bike is put together and the way it performs. I was given the opportunity to ride one down at the Broadford Bike Bonanza this year and found it way too much fun so of course I had to have one, thus this journey I am on. Like most bikes the wiring is always a bit of a mess and this is no exception so I am stripping out everything that is not used and tidy up what is left. The running gear seems to be all in very good condition so if it's not broken I won't fix it, so now begins the lock-wiring of anything that should not move. As soon as I get some photos I will post.
    Cheers, Shane
     
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    My apologies I should of thanked TonyZXR earlier for his responce.
    Things going ahead slowly, just started sanding down the farings and sorting out the wiring both jobs are some what tedious.
    Great site with a lot of information.
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    I hope I got this right, the first photo is the bike as advertised the second is as it is now with the wiring completed. Ended up pulling just over half the wiring out and the good news is it started and ran after all the work. Additionally I hard wired a plug directly to the battery so I can charge the battery if required without having to pull the seat off and also wired in a fan switch so I can turn on when and if I see fit. They say a picture is worth a thousand words but in this case it lies the farings are a lot worse off than they look but still no complaints here, half a kilo of resin and an acre of matting and they are starting to take shape.
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    Are the fairings aftermarket fibreglass or OEM ABS plastic?
    If they are ABS you will be far better off (cheaper too) to practice plastic welding than fibreglassing them..
    The fibreglass doesnt really take too well on the ABS and it certainly doesnt flex like it so it will crack and ruin any paint job you do on it..
    Plastic welding is pretty easy... much less toxic (well to some extent) and not as messy. There are a number of threads in here about it.. some examples are in my Across Thread.. and @my67xr is a good one to get more info from if you need it.

    Of course if they are aftermarket fibreglass then go for it... :)
     
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    All the farings are fibreglass the sides and the seat are race glass where as the nose faring is standard thickness fibreglass. I have repaired the under sides and now need to blend out the damage on the outer surface before attacking the painting. I will have to work out some sort of paint scheme to match up with the tank.
     
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    Ahh all good then. At least with Glass you have lots of choices between chopped strand, mesh etc and combinations of same.
    It would be good to see some progress pics.
    We all love pics


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