2006 RM250 Freshen Up

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6/28/2018 8:27 PM

Hi everyone, had the itch to get back to smokers so I am selling my 09 crf450 and just picked up this RM250. My plan is to run through it all and make sure everything is in good working order, set the suspension up for me, then make it look good.

Starting point

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Started off servicing the linkage, was pretty dirty but actually had good grease in so I cleaned it out and repacked.

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Nice surprise engraved on the cylinder

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Hopefully there is a real hinson billetproof underneath this cover

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Pretty happy with my purchase so far, will continue to check back with updates.

Bonus points for whoever can find what is missing from the bike!

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6/28/2018 8:43 PM

Rear brake Cele is

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6/29/2018 6:22 PM

I swapped tires around and noticed that the axle blocks don't look like anything I've seen before, are these special pieces?

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6/29/2018 7:14 PM

ArizonaKevin wrote:

I swapped tires around and noticed that the axle blocks don't look like anything I've seen before, are these special pieces?

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I’m pretty sure those are Pro Circuit axle blocks, pretty rare for the Rms!

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7/1/2018 11:38 AM

Pretty certain those are PC axle blocks! Nice score!

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7/9/2018 10:15 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/9/2018 10:17 AM

Just got my 450 sold so some things will start happening with this build.

Suspension will probably be first, I am in AZ so would like to have the convenience of a local shop, however Graeme Brough has been so helpful with answering some of my questions when I rebuilt the boingers on my fiance's RM125 that I would like to support him with my $$. What do you guys think?

Also, you will notice what is missing by looking at the first picture...

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7/9/2018 4:42 PM

Kill switch is missing ?

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7/9/2018 4:43 PM

There’s some trick mods on this bike! Did it belong to a pro previously?

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7/9/2018 4:49 PM

psr racing wrote:

Kill switch is missing ?

Winner winner chicken dinner, previous owner said it's "lighter for racing"

Sureee

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7/9/2018 4:50 PM

psr racing wrote:

There’s some trick mods on this bike! Did it belong to a pro previously?

The guy I bought it from was definitely not a pro, but didn't do the mods. Is there a way to check the ownership history?

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7/11/2018 9:44 AM

Does anyone know where I can get a lever for a sunline perch? I have only been able to find the unbreakable levers and I'm not a fan of the added slop than an unbreakable introduces to the system.

Ultimately I will be getting a WC perch but want to try to get this one in good working order and make it last for a while, and so I can move it to the lady's 125 when I get the WC.

Also, apologies for the messy garage, had to very quickly "organize" the garage to get the lady's car in due to an incoming storm.

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10/8/2018 9:42 PM

great starting point for sure man

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10/21/2018 11:33 PM

Things have definitely gone slower on this than I was planning. I guess getting married and buying a house can throw a wrench in Moto plans.

Found some other interesting parts I need help identifying.
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This is a cool little full plug that was unfortunately mangled by the previous owner.

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Also, I knew it from the beginning it was a possibility, but still disappointing not finding an actual Hinson under that beautiful cover.

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Also, I have decided to work with RG3 on suspension for this thing, seems like they are the zuk experts. In the process of getting springs for it first, riding it for the season and seeing what I don't like about feel, and try to work that out with valving next off season.

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10/24/2018 7:49 AM

Tore it down some more to get started on the respring and jetting (I asked some specific questions about problems I was having in tech help).

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Reeds are in good shape. Reed cage had TI bolts, is that standard for VForce stuff?

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Also found some more peculiar things about this bike, this is how the lock ring was when I pulled the shock off.

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12/12/2020 9:38 PM

Haven't been updating this as much as I should. Got springs from RG3 for my weight. Once we are due for a rebuild I will have them valve as well.

Also, snagged a lectron for it, a WC perch, and some new graphics with the newer fender and number plates.

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12/13/2020 9:12 AM

Just curious how much did it set you back 💰

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12/13/2020 9:14 AM

biondo wrote:

Just curious how much did it set you back 💰

Originally bought the bike for 2k, between the lectron and other small things thay add up I'm probably into it for around 3k

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