RL250 Dreams

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straightpipe
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RL250 Dreams

Postby straightpipe » Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:06 pm

Hi, a moment of weakness and i have another bike. RL250 frames have a certain reputation :roll: Cheers Ross
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i-moto
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Re: RL250 Dreams

Postby i-moto » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:39 am

Hi Ross,

Good score - looks to be very complete from what I can see. Looks to be a steel tank bike?

Pity about the frame....it seems to be a case of "when", not ïf" they're going to break there. I was lucky enough to find one with no cracks and no previous repairs. Looks like someone got their value out of yours before you got it!!!

I have a few random parts left over from my build and may be able to help if there is anything you need, mainly smaller parts.

Good luck with the build!
Tom



straightpipe
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Re: RL250 Dreams

Postby straightpipe » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:55 pm

Hi All, Thanks for the comments Tom . Good to have another possible source for parts. At the moment just trying to straighten frame, looks like something has fallen on the right side. Amazing what you can do with a hydraulic bottle jack ( the RL backbone twists real easy :twisted: ), a long pipe and a large sledge hammer. The seat base was also badly damaged, have managed to beat into reasonable shape and am currently getting stress fractures welded.
Yes its a steel fuel tank , couple of dings but looks clean internally. I understand the RL originally came with an Aluminium tank ("made from beer cans") but changed to steel during 1974 ???. Do i see in photo's that the tank filler cap is offset on the aluminium tank or am i seeing things :oops: Cheers Ross



straightpipe
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Re: RL250 Dreams

Postby straightpipe » Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:04 pm

hi All, before and after photo's of RL250 engine. Bit of a clean to remove Wasp nests and New Magneto inspection cover ($$ on ebay). No engine number available , that part has been knocked off ^()^ . Cheers Ross
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