KT250 resto...help appreciated

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Re: KT250 resto...help appreciated

Postby Bigem » Tue May 10, 2011 4:15 pm

Just about finished.

Decided not to go with the Kawasaki green/white for the time being, I am running out of time to get it semi-sorted before CD8.

And after all, the bike has to share the shed with quite a few yellow-ish bikes........

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Re: KT250 resto...help appreciated

Postby David Lahey » Tue May 10, 2011 6:32 pm

Very swish and distinctive


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Re: KT250 resto...help appreciated

Postby Bigem » Tue May 10, 2011 7:02 pm

It looks pretty good in the flesh.

I was pleasantly surprised when it started 2nd kick and sat there idling away like a bought one.

New crankcase seals and a carby kit have freshened it up a bit(top end was new anyway)

Once I bled the autolube pump I took it for a ride and its surprisingly punchy off the bottom, not TL320 punchy, but okay.

Has no brakes to speak of, but I suspected that would be the case.

I will throw some new shoes in, the old ones where borderline but thought I would see how they where: no good.

I think its going to be a great bike and am looking forward to spending many hours on it.



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Re: KT250 resto...help appreciated

Postby NonstopRoss » Mon May 30, 2011 7:44 pm

Hi
Great job. I've just had some issues with my own front mudguard. What bracket did you use?

Ross


It all started with a KT250 that was so light that it once floated away during an ambitious river crossing.

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Re: KT250 resto...help appreciated

Postby Bigem » Tue May 31, 2011 7:18 pm

I got lazy Ross and just drilled the new guard to fit the original centre bracket that holds the brake adjuster.

Its got just a little bit of flex in the guard but it works just fine.

The after-market guard isn't quite as wide as the original guard.

My original guards are quite good so I will get them cleaned up for when it becomes a green bike again.




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