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
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.
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.
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.