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Suzuki RG 250 Gamma

We wheeled this bike out of a metal scrap yard. Let's see if we can give it another chance on the road!

R6 Rear shock in the RG250 frame

So previously there was a 2018 GSXR125 rear shock going into this frame but the 2019 Yamaha R6 rear shock is a much more advanced shock and appears better quality. 

Parts Worked On: 

  • Rear Shock Absorber Assembly

RG250 Walter Wolf Seat

The solo seat has been covered and there is still a bit of work to do on the back rest. Enough vinyl material was purchased to cover the small pad but there are a few issues with the design so it's back to the drawing board. It'll probably beb best to get the replica seat unit installed first to understand the measurements against the pilot seat. Don't forget to follow if you're interested to see the progress

Parts Worked On: 

  • Bodywork

RG250 Seat Tail Box Set (part 455504082017P)

While the hunt for a new swing arm continues, it seemed like a good time to look at reproducing a seat back rest pad for the aftermarket Seat Tail Box Set (part 455504082017P) that was purchased from Classic Race Replicas online.

The solo seat pad that came from Classic Race Replicas is made from fiberglass and the intention is to use it as a reference to re-manufacture one closer to the original with foam, base-plate and vinyl to match the pilot seat. 

Parts Worked On: 

  • Bodywork

RG250 assembly stalled

Last weekend the suspension and rear swing arm went back on the bike. It was disappointing to realize that the swing arm was damaged and now it's back to searching for a replacement. If you know anyone with a spare 1986 RG250 swing arm for sale let us know. 

Parts Worked On: 

  • Frame assembly, Swing Arm

Bridgestone BT46 tyres fitted

Finally the Bridgestone Battlax BT46's are on.  Next is to source a set of stanchion tubes as the ones we have are bent. As soon as the swingarm bearings and seals arrive the back end can be assembled

Parts Worked On: 

  • Front Wheel, Rear Wheel

RG 250 Frame ready

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.

Parts Worked On: 

  • Frame assembly

Mk3 Seat cowl has arrived

The seat cowl arrived today. This is the last of the last of the bodywork for the Walter Wolf replica. Next steps are to get the wheels painted and find somewhere that can anodize the frame

Parts Worked On: 

  • Bodywork

RG250 Exhaust pipes refreshed

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.
 

Parts Worked On: 

  • Exhaust

RG250 Wheels Glass bead-blasted

Finally, a little progress on the RG250. This week the wheel bearings were pulled out and both wheels sent off for glass bead-blasting. Hopefully there will be time to get the paint mixed.

Parts Worked On: 

  • Front Wheel, Rear Wheel

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