This RG 250 frame took a 350 km trip to an anodising facility to have an OEM finish. Unfortunately on inspection it was advised that this was too risky considering the acid chemicals might not have neutralised correctly during the process. This might have resulted in the frame being damaged over time.
Plan B was to give the frame a 2pac aluminium paint finish and this is the result.
After 12 months of searching, a set of mk3 RG250 exhaust pipes became available. These have been such a challenge to find or it was just been a case of looking in all the wrong places. Anyhoo, here they are. The pipes arrived in a rough state. Dirty, rustsy, everything you’d expect from a bike that’s this old. As soon as they arrived, they were chemical dipped to remove all of the old carbon build-up and then bead-blasted. The areas damaged by rust have been repaired and today they had a coat of high-heat paint.
So I’ve been toying with the idea of a Walter Wolf replica for this bike. Trying to find the original paint colour has been pretty difficult until I got some help from Bitacticus. The suggestion was to purchase an OEM front mudguard decal (Suzuki Part 68151-40A00-8AW). The dark blue (almost black) colour is on the decal ready for paint matching.
Great progress made on the RG250 after work today. Next is to pull out the bearings and give these parts a thorough clean and inspection. Its always interesting pulling a bike a part as it often tells a story...
Managed to land some replacement bodywork for the RG250. The teardown continues today but being unfamiliar with this bike it'll take a bit longer than usual to document the journey. Good news for anyone that needs any RG250 body work as I'll be posting the older fairings and side covers on the parts section of the site