Added reply in a thread 1987 RM250 Build. 3/29/2018 10:24 AM

I just finished an 88 RM250 build. It'll be a lot easier finding parts for your 87 as the 88 was a one year off model. Keep us posted as to how you're doing!

Started new thread Chromed Pipe 2/10/2018 5:47 AM

Guys, I found an old PSI pipe for my 88 RM250. It's in the shiny chrome finish but is somewhat rusted on the back side. Can this pipe be painted black using heat paint being it's chromed? What would I need to do to get the paint to stick? Thanks!

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Added a new video 1988 RM250 12/29/2017 3:50 PM
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1988 RM250 first fire after rebuild...

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Updated photo album 1988 Suzuki RM250 Build #2 12/22/2017 5:44 PM
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Started new thread WANTED: 1988 Suzuki RM250 Pipe 12/1/2017 12:03 PM

If anyone has a good, usable, pipe for the 88 RM250, please contact me. I'm doing two rebuilds and have an 87 pipe on the first one that does not line up correctly and an 86 pipe for the second build that is total shit. I'd like to at least locate one ... more »

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Started new thread 1988 Suzuki RM250 - Before and After 11/3/2017 3:00 PM

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Added reply in a thread 88 RM250 Cylinder Bore Question 10/12/2017 2:23 PM

Welcome, Mdesmond. FYI, join this Facebook group as well. Lots of good people over there to help. https://www.facebook.com/groups/fullfloater/?ref=nf_target&fref=nf My 88 build, I was able to locate quite a bit of new parts using Partzilla and eBay. ... more »

Started new thread 88 RM250 Cylinder Bore Question 10/9/2017 2:36 PM

I need to have a second cylinder I have bored up to the first step - 67.25mm. It needs about .008 taken off. My question is when the cylinder is bored to this next step, will the boring effect the power valve clearance when they are installed? Would ... more »

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Started new thread Honing a cylinder 9/25/2017 1:26 PM

I need to remove .008 from my cylinder to get to the next sized piston (67.25mm). Can this be done on my own using something inexpensive like a ball hone or will that not take enough material away?

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Started new thread 1988 Suzuki RM250 Carb help 9/16/2017 2:20 PM

I'd like to replace the carb on my 88 with either a new Mikuni or a Keihen carb. The stock carb is a Mikuni flatside 38mm. Can someone recommend a good quality reliable replacement carb for these bikes? Will a non Mikuni carb fit in place on the bike ... more »

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Added reply in a thread 88 RM250 Clutch Issues 8/10/2017 1:16 PM

Paw Paw, when I had the clutch cover on a bolted down when I noticed this, I couldn't get the pin to move even with the clutch cable installed. This is how this all started. I'm hoping it's just in my head and there isn't anything wrong but it just seemed ... more »

Added reply in a thread 88 RM250 Clutch Issues 8/10/2017 9:56 AM

hare, I don't see any PM from you... I have a quick video I shot to show the situation. I can get the clutch pin to turn to the left but not to the right. Turning to the left will actually move the case out away from the engine so it's obvious the pressure ... more »

Added reply in a thread 88 RM250 Clutch Issues 8/8/2017 2:53 PM

hare, I gave in and ordered the Mitaka basket. I drilled out the gearing on one of the baskets I have and hope it will work when it arrives.I also ordered new washers (again) and even a new rack pin to be sure. I screwed up royally by tossing away that ... more »

Added reply in a thread 88 RM250 Clutch Issues 8/7/2017 3:13 PM

I don't know 100% if the two clutch baskets I have are 88 specific. They were listed as 88 RM250 specific on eBay but you know how that goes. Both basket do not look like the one I removed originally and broke. I'll post a photo of the one I broke with

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Added reply in a thread 88 RM250 Clutch Issues 8/6/2017 12:40 PM

Yes, it's all assembled and functioning according to the manual. This only occurs when the case cover is installed. I removed it all three times now and checked and triple checked and it will not disengage when the cover is on. I'm preparing a second ... more »

Started new thread 88 RM250 Clutch Issues 8/6/2017 9:53 AM

Rebuilding my engine and got things all back together yesterday but when I attached the clutch cable to the pin, it doesn't move at all. It seems like something is locked up inside the motor. I took the clutch case and everything inside back apart again

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Added reply in a thread 88 RM250 Exhaust/Power Valve Setup 7/23/2017 12:28 PM

cap, I think that group shut down. I am a member of the FullFloater group there and they help quite a bit but I still get some great advice here also. I like to get as many opinions as possible then proceed from there! Appreciate the help!

Started new thread Deglazing a cylinder 7/23/2017 6:05 AM

Could red scotchbrite pads and WD-40 be used to deglaze my 88 RM250 cylinder and bring back the crosshatch pattern for a new piston and ring?

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Started new thread Crank Seals 7/23/2017 6:04 AM

I'm rebuilding an 88 RM250 engine and put the crank in yesterday. I also put the new seals in on both sides but think I may have pushed them in too deep as the crank seems to have some resistance when I rotate it. Should the seals fit all the way in ... more »

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Added reply in a thread 88 RM250 Exhaust/Power Valve Setup 7/22/2017 3:43 PM

I figured it out, fellas! Dumbass me......those spacers go on the outside!