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Project The ZXR250a boat anchor

Discussion in 'Your 250cc Projects' started by tarmacsurfer, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. Moo

    Moo Plodge Racing!!!

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    tarmacsurfer Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.
    New Hagon shock is in.
    Mivv exhaust ordered from Italy but need to mod the original downpipes to fit.

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  3. tarmacsurfer

    tarmacsurfer Well-Known Member

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    New exhaust arrived today. It's a thing of beauty :) .. But now need to make it fit

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  4. Moo

    Moo Plodge Racing!!!

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    thats bloody beautiful!!!
     
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    tarmacsurfer Well-Known Member

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    The welding is amazing but I won't post a pic in case you realise how sad I am :)
     
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    Carbs stripped down, some diy soda blasting (in back garden!) then dipped in an ultra sonic bath.

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    Couldn't get engine to run properly, removed carbs, checked for air leaks on all hoses then found one plug not sparking!
    4 cr9e' s later and we're going ..
     
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    Great progress. Wish I could strip mine down. Got a link for that shock? Wouldnt mind checking them out. A brick would be more effective than the shock I have now...
     
  9. maelstrom

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    I have a sneaking suspicion that this is not really a boat anchor. Keep up the good work.
     
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    Fuel tap was caked in sediment and rust.
    Zzr250 bits fit so dipped in an electrolytic bath to clean passageways then new seal kit.
     

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    Sorry, had a few other projects on the go so not so much progress.
    I've done a little on the exhaust - I cut the downpipe under the engine and ground back the seam. Then had a local place make a mid pipe. Lovely bit of welding to the endcan end a slip-on joint to the (yet unblasted) manifold.

    I intend to cut the pillion peg mount from the hanger, tidy it up/ polish and re-use. This'll save me making a new one and probably sturdier.
     

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    Brakes have been stripped, cleaned and new seals. Colour changed as I wasn't keen on the gold.
    Goodridge lines and ZXR400 m/c.
     

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    Been a bit distracted after buying a 1961 BSA Sunbeam scooter at Xmas to take the kids out on. Now that's running then the ZXR is back on the ramp.

    I bought a Honda hornet bellypan that I need to make fit and also found a almost mint hugger. Back to it !
     
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    Got any pics of the Sunbeam scooter?
     
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    Only the 'before'- I'll get some more this weekend.
    It's quite a rare thing but I just like the look of it. A bit 'Flash Gordon' (and still 250cc so fits with this site..almost!)
     
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    Looks 'cool'. Love the carpet on the floor boards.
    It's a bit like a Vespa, fancy BSA copying an Italian bike.
     
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    Frankster See the World before you leave it Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew

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