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    Default Yamaha SR250 build

    //EDIT: I've just figured out that the bike is actually an SR185, not a 250. I'll change the title if I can figure out how.

    This will be my second-ever build. I finished my first, a Kawasaki 454, late last year.

    I was bemoaning my son's lack of interest in building a bike with me when my daughter chimed in that she would love to build a bike with me. So hellz yeah, I was gonna make that happen. I spent quite a while looking for something with relatively small displacement and a very small price tag and finally found this guy. The owner insists that it was running a few months ago but had serious wiring problems and a bad coil, neither of which scare me too much.

    I talked him down to $100, loaded it into my son's pickup, and brought it home.

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    When I look at the photos a song comes to mind....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HqNQazQz60

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    LOL. Hopefully, I can get that down to two years or so. Admittedly, it's a little ... rough around the edges.

    And, man, look at some of the features on the wiring.

    A lamp pull chain, zip-tied to the handlebars.
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    that wiring is a bit sketchy lol. Pull chain is a nice touch. Wonder if the guys house lamps have motorbike switches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mclarkson View Post
    LOL. Hopefully, I can get that down to two years or so. Admittedly, it's a little ... rough around the edges.

    And, man, look at some of the features on the wiring.

    A lamp pull chain, zip-tied to the handlebars.
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    WOW!!! LOL, hahahahaha Cheeeesssshhhh!! Hahaahaha
    Reminds me of a story my wife told me. She was living in a apartment and she told
    the landlord that her sink was leaking. He just handed her a roll of electrical tape!
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    Yeah buddy. It's amazing what people do to their motorcycles. It just makes it easier to build your way once you strip off all of these custom touches. Should be an interesting bike to build.

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    Thanks. I'm looking forward to it.

    BTW - does anyone know how I can changed the thread title?

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    Step one: start stripping stuff off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mclarkson View Post
    Thanks. I'm looking forward to it.

    BTW - does anyone know how I can changed the thread title?
    Contact Lisa...... She is the one that has to do it............

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    Have ya seen this 2013 thread:

    Thread: "Ruby" my 80 SR250 hardtail build (downunder)

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    http://www.chopcult.com/forum/showthread.php?t=26868

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    I had not. That's a real beauty! Probably not what my daughter's into, but still ...

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    Continuing the tear-down.
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    Getting ready to haul it up to the tag office for inspection and a non-highway title.
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    I got it through VIN inspection this afternoon. Yay! Next stop: Non-highway title.

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    First design sketch:
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    This ought to come in handy.

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    This tank is a mess and I'm not planning to use it on the bike. Still, it seems like a handy place to try out some paint techniques, so I stripped the old paint off and painted it white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mclarkson View Post
    This tank is a mess and I'm not planning to use it on the bike. Still, it seems like a handy place to try out some paint techniques, so I stripped the old paint off and painted it white.

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    I was wondering why you didn't try and build some skills on doing body work?????

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    If it was just the dents, then I'd put it back into shape. But it's not just dents. Someone, sometime, made a really bad job of replacing the original gas filler tube and cap for some reason. It leaks. There are weird bolts and holes patched with either rubber of chewing gum. I don't weld, so fixing this mess requires fabrication way outside of my skill set.

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    Something is not quite right about the new front brake pads ...

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    And ... the engine's out.

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