2007 RM 250

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9/13/2017 5:18 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/13/2017 6:33 PM

After a year and half and roughly 8k later I am finally able to post this build. Purchased this bike May 2016 from a guy near state college. Bike started right up but looked like it fell off of a truck driving down the interstate. Even though he stated the top and bottom end were "freshly rebuilt" i was skeptical and knew i was going to tear every part of this bike apart for my own peace of mind.

excuse some of the mess in the pics. was in the process of moving and having in-laws stay with longer than one would hope.

List of Parts:

Engine:
New cases
Bearings
hot rod kit
Vertex piston
V Force3 Rad valve
Boyesen ignition, case and water pump cover
Mylers Radiators w/ hoses
Bills pipe w/ MX2 silencer

Suspension:
anodized black
Evo Industries revalve and spring
pro circuit likage
new linkage
Pivot works swing arm bearings

Body:
powered coated frame & swing arm
IMS pegs
Ride Engineering Triple clamps
Applied Racing Bar mounts
Pro Taper Bars
Works connection clutch assembly
ARC front brake lever
Front & Rear master cylinder
Mag Talon Hubs
Black excel wheels
Aluminum Gas tank
plastic kit with 450 conversion
Hammerhead shifter
Renthal sprocket kit w/ gold chain
TM designs chain guide w/ rollers
Galfer Front & Rear Rotors
Galfer Front & Rear brake lines
Galfer brake pads
Works Connection radiator braces



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9/13/2017 5:21 PM

started breaking everything down getting the frame and swing arm ready for powder coatingPhoto

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9/13/2017 5:38 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/13/2017 6:30 PM

next up was breaking down the engine to see what kind of mess i was getting into. The cylinder head had obvious signs from a previous piston exploding (not sure where that pic is). power valve was gunked up of course but in working order. The bottom end soon became the cherry on top. My intentions right away were to replace all the bearings which was a good thing because it led to a few findings which caused me to get a brand new set of cases.
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here was the major problem. the lip that holds the bearing was hanging and was able to be pulled off with your fingers.

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9/13/2017 6:01 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/13/2017 6:30 PM

while waiting for the unexpected parts and my bank account to get over the initial shock of high dollar online mx shopping carts, i picked up my freshly powder coated frame and swing arm. Had my suspension valved and sprung with EVO industries and also had them anodized.
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added black excels with talon mag hubs

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9/13/2017 6:06 PM

With much help from a couple of friends on the motor, the assembly process was back in action and it was ready to be put back home in the frame.
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9/13/2017 6:10 PM

With all the rm builds out there i was piecing together some ideas to top this bike off. one that really stuck out was the aluminum tanks and whether or not to go with flo yellow or basic suzuki yellow. i opted out of the flo yellow but splurged on the aluminum tank to let it stand out from the rest. the last thing i haven't got to yet is finalizing the graphics.

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9/13/2017 9:32 PM

So bad ass. Can't wait for you to actually ride it!

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9/13/2017 10:43 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/13/2017 11:16 PM

Terrific job on this!! Shame about that case but good find.

I laughed when the previous owner said "nastiest bike I ever rode" well...yeah with so work needing to be done it probably was haha laughing What an awesome transformation mate cool

Also, is that a zip tie holding the seat on in the first pic? omg

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9/14/2017 5:12 AM

Cooper 688 wrote:

Terrific job on this!! Shame about that case but good find.

I laughed when the previous owner said "nastiest bike I ever rode" well...yeah with so work needing to be done it probably was haha laughing What an awesome transformation mate cool

Also, is that a zip tie holding the seat on in the first pic? omg

good eye. yes it was. both the seat mounts were broken off. they had a hose clamp around the master cylinders because he broke a bolt off in both of them. there wasn't a kill switch. crazy how some take care of their equipment.

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9/14/2017 6:32 AM

Looks awesome! Is it finished or is it going to have a graphics kit fitted??

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9/14/2017 9:48 AM

what did the coating on the suspension cost you if you don't mind me asking?

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9/14/2017 9:53 AM

zac_k3 wrote:

what did the coating on the suspension cost you if you don't mind me asking?

We had ours both done at the same time and I want to say it was right around $800 for revalve and coatings on forks and shock bodies

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9/14/2017 10:02 AM

mikejones202 wrote:

We had ours both done at the same time and I want to say it was right around $800 for revalve and coatings on forks and shock bodies

hmm that's not bad, it's a shame Dlc coating is another $600-800

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9/14/2017 10:59 AM

we actually got some kind of winter special on the coating. cost about $150 to do the forks and parts of the shock. my suspension guy sent them to someone he uses. not sure who it was unfortunately.

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9/14/2017 11:23 AM

killer build!

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9/14/2017 2:33 PM

the guy I use charges $150 for anodizing, 650 for dlc, and 225 for assembly and what not I think.

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9/14/2017 6:39 PM

Great build Miller.. How is the fitment of that tank?? I remember someone saying that it didn't line up perfectly..

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9/14/2017 6:55 PM

ClutchLuck24/7 wrote:

Great build Miller.. How is the fitment of that tank?? I remember someone saying that it didn't line up perfectly..

Thanks. Tank was a little tight. The frame bolts worked fine but the seat bolt I needed to get a longer one and add some shims. Will probably need to add some kind of foam at the nose of the seat. Didn't take a too many adjustments. Would recommend if anyone is thinking of it.

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9/14/2017 8:32 PM

I didn't end up finishing the bike, but I had the 2010+ sub-frame and plastics on mine. I had to lengthen the seat a bit but it's a pretty easy mod to do.
I wanted a low seat hight for off road..


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9/14/2017 8:35 PM

FTB wrote:

I didn't end up finishing the bike, but I had the 2010+ sub-frame and plastics on mine. I had to lengthen the seat a bit but it's a pretty easy mod to do.
I wanted a low seat hight for off road..


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did this bolt right up or how much modification did it take?

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9/14/2017 8:51 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/14/2017 8:52 PM

zac_k3 wrote:

did this bolt right up or how much modification did it take?

I had to shorten the top mounts, and lengthen the seat. That's it.

I still have it in the shed if you want some pics of where it's modified. But I'll wait and see if the OP is interested in them before posting some up in his build thread. If not, I'll post them in your thread.

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9/15/2017 6:01 AM

FTB wrote:

I had to shorten the top mounts, and lengthen the seat. That's it.

I still have it in the shed if you want some pics of where it's modified. But I'll wait and see if the OP is interested in them before posting some up in his build thread. If not, I'll post them in your thread.

Can you email me at douglasz3771@gmail.com? I have some questions and i don't want to blow his thread up.

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9/19/2017 8:29 AM

Headling wrote:

Looks awesome! Is it finished or is it going to have a graphics kit fitted??

working on the design of the graphics kit no with a local company near me called Limited Decal

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9/19/2017 8:33 AM

FTB wrote:

I didn't end up finishing the bike, but I had the 2010+ sub-frame and plastics on mine. I had to lengthen the seat a bit but it's a pretty easy mod to do.
I wanted a low seat hight for off road..


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where did you get the carbon fiber frame guards?

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9/19/2017 2:03 PM

RMiller227 wrote:

where did you get the carbon fiber frame guards?

Here. http://www.carbonperformanceparts.co.uk/suzuki-rm-250-50-c.asp

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