Added reply in a thread painting first helmet, no idea what I'm doing...halp! 7/2/2020 8:11 PM

I agree with the above post. With one exception... After helmet disassembly, and before any sanding takes place, thoroughly de-grease the helmet with an automotive paint de-greasing solution. If you don't, you are just sanding contaminants into your ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1984 RM250 Build Wu Tang Virus Edition 6/2/2020 8:12 PM

I have a set of those CR blue booties. I dont think they would clean up though. Food for thought!

Added reply in a thread 1984 RM250 Build Wu Tang Virus Edition 6/1/2020 6:51 PM

Deep down I knew I wasn't "that guy"! Although I admit I do have a flair for odd colored things. Case in point, my 83 CR250 has a white seat cover. I once built a 79 CR250 that was white with a black engine. Looked pretty bitchin. Fred Guidi has it now.

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Added reply in a thread Refinishing old rims 5/27/2020 12:53 PM

I would try aircraft stripper on the old adhesive for starters.

Added reply in a thread 1992 YZ250 lockdown-teardown- completed with start up video 5/27/2020 12:50 PM

Nice build you have going on Sandman! I have a 91 Ohlins 360 I have been dragging my feet on restoring. You have given me a little inspiration! Curious what plastic you are using? I snagged a NOS rear fender and tank when I was gung ho on the resto. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Enclosed trailer, what brands and size to get? 5/27/2020 12:21 PM

Gents, I have been pulling trailers in various configurations since the late 70's. Started pulling a 3 rail with a 74 Mustang II. Right now I tow a 7x16 enclosed and a 35' Toyhauler with a 13 King Ranch Diesel. I have learned a few things along the way. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Nicole 5/20/2020 8:01 PM

I do not use Lucas oil, but I might need some lube...

Added reply in a thread Gold, Silver, or Black? 5/20/2020 7:40 PM

Gold rims and gold hubs. Timeless classic.

Added reply in a thread Coolest Retro Graphics Ever!!! 5/20/2020 7:37 PM

Simple and elegant.

Sorry I could not find a better pic. My apologies.
Added reply in a thread 1984 RM250 Build Wu Tang Virus Edition 5/20/2020 2:34 PM

In a previous post I stated that I lost a washer for the rear hub spacer and I ordered a NOS spacer assy. from Ebay. While cleaning up today I found the washer stuck to one of the rear wheel bearings!! Yay!! So I proceeded to finish off the the rear

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Added reply in a thread 1984 RM250 Build Wu Tang Virus Edition 5/19/2020 8:43 AM

I need opinions. Yay or nay...

Added reply in a thread Cartridge Fork Swap 83' CR250 5/19/2020 8:41 AM

Are you going into production? I am down for a couple sets...

Added reply in a thread 1984 RM250 Build Wu Tang Virus Edition 5/18/2020 4:02 AM

Sandman, This tank is wide. I can see the advantage of doing this conversion. I was not aware that it was/is possible. DO you have a link as to someone that has done it? Might give me an idea of what is involved! Edit: Did a search and came up with this: ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1984 RM250 Build Wu Tang Virus Edition 5/18/2020 3:59 AM

Having two disassembled machines, there is enough between the two to equip one machine. I think they are still available from Suzuki.

Added reply in a thread 1984 RM250 Build Wu Tang Virus Edition 5/17/2020 8:27 PM

Thanks for the replies gents! I will look into a petcock from a 08 model.... Few more deliveries have rolled in. Radiators from Mylar's, Mitaka clutch basket, top end bearing to name a few. Waiting on a rear wheel spacer and the rear wheel area will

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Added reply in a thread 1984 RM250 Build Wu Tang Virus Edition 5/6/2020 8:05 AM

Sent out a set of radiators to Myler's in Utah to be straightened. Over the years, guessing 10 sets have been sent to them. Always have been satisfied. While I am throwing out plugs, a big shout out to ASV. They have always taken care of me, and as an ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1984 RM250 Build Wu Tang Virus Edition 5/6/2020 7:51 AM

So the brown trucks are stopping by almost every day. Still waiting on more deliveries. Pulled a bonehead move. Lost the washer that goes on the collar between the bearings in the rear hub. Of course the item is no longer available from Suzuki. Perfect...

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Added reply in a thread 1984 RM250 Build Wu Tang Virus Edition 5/6/2020 7:40 AM

Posted by Sandman 768 Wow... your plating came out nice! Ohlins shock? Your moving right along..well done Thanks for the kind words Sandman. No sense in racing with a reconditioned tired 35 year old shock, when a new unit is available. Wish I could say

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Added reply in a thread 1984 RM250 Build Wu Tang Virus Edition 5/6/2020 7:37 AM

posted by Sandman768 The 84”s were vgood bikes. The non powervalves engine makes good low to mid power, not top end screamers. You can mix & match 82 head & flywheel for more rev is you desire. The 84 DLS front brake is better than the 83, they

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Started new thread 1984 RM250 Build Wu Tang Virus Edition 5/6/2020 7:30 AM

I originally had this posted in "Bike Builds". Was not getting much action , so I decided to post here. Thanks Sandman768 for your posts! I have always liked the looks of the 84 RM250. They looked much like the works bikes of Barnett from a year or two

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