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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!

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

RG250 Walter Wolf mudguard decal (Part 68151-40A00-8AW)

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.

Parts Worked On: 

  • Bodywork

Bare Suzuki RG 250 frame

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...

Parts Worked On: 

  • Frame assembly

Tear down progress and new bodywork

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

The slow tear-down

This is a sort of side project and will probably take ages. The intention is to build a dark blue Walter Wolf replica. Attached are a couple of pictures of the tear-down process

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