92 Suzuki RM-250 Swinkster US Factory Build

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6/23/2018 11:02 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/27/2018 6:54 AM

Well here I go with the latest build that I am finally fully focusing on and will see it to completion hopefully over the next month or so. The 92 RM's were the first bikes that I actually bought on my own with the help of my girlfriend (now my wife) so these are pretty special in my eye. I looked up to Swink as we were coming up and the US Factory RM's were kick ass from my perspective so now it is time to pay a little tribute to Swink and the 92 RM-250... Hope you enjoy the build along the way!











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6/24/2018 8:10 AM

Pretty clean bike to start with.....

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6/24/2018 8:58 AM

Nice Nic! Can’t wait to see how this thing comes along.

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hamdaddyof2 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

6/24/2018 10:25 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/24/2018 10:36 PM

Just a few parts arriving daily

Work must think there is a spaceship being built with all these parts that have been flying in...
















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6/25/2018 7:29 AM

This is awesome! I can't wait to see the progress.

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Throwbackmxguy

6/25/2018 7:53 AM



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6/25/2018 7:59 AM

A bit of sweat went into cleaning up the swingarm yesterday, looking good so far. Some new parts mounted and ready for the new bearings.



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6/25/2018 10:11 AM

I’m pretty sure swink used an rm125 kick lever on the 250s too.

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6/26/2018 9:52 PM

Bad ass build brother!!

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6/27/2018 6:59 AM

















Grinding, filing, sanding, cleaning and some Cerakoting to get these parts a touch of "Factory"!

Removed the casting marks from all of the parts that I am coating but it was not an easy process
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6/27/2018 6:35 PM

Where did the pipe come from? I need!

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6/27/2018 9:50 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/19/2019 12:07 PM

I got these from DPR, ordered this and one for my 92 RM125 from a guy in the Netherlands for a great price.



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6/28/2018 8:57 PM

More sweat, more Cerakoating!












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7/8/2018 9:25 PM

Triple Trees








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7/8/2018 9:43 PM

A Re-freshed set of wheels!






















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7/19/2018 7:32 AM

That seat is tits... nice build

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7/19/2018 9:53 PM

mwssquad827 wrote:

That seat is tits... nice build

Thanks bud, I will be updating with some new pics of where I am at in the next few days. Making traction!

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10/2/2018 8:07 PM

And so it begins... The 92 Suzuki RM-250 Swinkster build has started the re-assembly process. She will be race ready for A Day In The Dirt 21 Thanksgiving weekend!



















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10/2/2018 11:29 PM

This is starting to look gorgeous mate.

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10/2/2018 11:55 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/2/2018 11:56 PM

Who did you use to source all the genuine RM parts?

Looking to replace a load of parts of my 89 RM250

Very nice work so far, going to be one hell of a bike when its done!

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@russ_69

10/3/2018 5:10 AM

The cerakote parts look great...are you doing them? The gold rims look good on the Suzukis...give yourself some time to get the jetting dialed in.... I set mine to stock at first, but both Pro Circuit & FMF suggested leaning the needle clip to the 2nd position....That helped clean up the lazy low end transition on this bike...

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10/3/2018 7:11 AM

RussB wrote:

Who did you use to source all the genuine RM parts?

Looking to replace a load of parts of my 89 RM250

Very nice work so far, going to be one hell of a bike when its done!

I have used Babbitt’s Online for most of my parts, plus Chaparral Motorsports and eBay for a few misc parts.

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10/3/2018 7:23 AM

Nic, who did you have do all the cerakote? It looks awesome.

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hamdaddyof2 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

10/3/2018 8:20 AM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Nic, who did you have do all the cerakote? It looks awesome.

Matthamz2 & Sandman768 - I used a local firearms shop in Valencia CA named “Cobra Tactical” who does fantastic work. If you need this done reach out to Kim and let them know that Nick sent you as they are willing to provide deals on the more work that is sent their way. I have two other bikes worth of parts that are heading there this week. They also offer tons of different colors and texture options.

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10/3/2018 10:11 AM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Nic, who did you have do all the cerakote? It looks awesome.

quiknic wrote:

Matthamz2 & Sandman768 - I used a local firearms shop in Valencia CA named “Cobra Tactical” who does fantastic work. If you need this done reach out to Kim and let them know that Nick sent you as they are willing to provide deals on the more work that is sent their way. I have two other bikes worth of parts that are heading there this week. They also offer tons of different colors and texture options.

Didn't realize those were your parts that they were working on. Kim and Eric are awesome and do great cerakote work.

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hamdaddyof2 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

10/3/2018 1:00 PM

Watching...

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10/18/2019 1:47 PM

quiknic wrote:

I got these from DPR, ordered this and one for my 92 RM125 from a guy in the Netherlands for a great price.



Hi
Sweet build. Did you get your 92 RM125 pipe from DRP in Italy or DPR in the Netherlands? Two very similar names that both produce handmade 2 stroke pipes haha.
cheers

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10/18/2019 1:59 PM

Awesome build in doin a 91 rm125 now, what did you do for the frame powder or paint and what color it looks spot on

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10/19/2019 1:49 AM

What happened to the 250 build?

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10/19/2019 11:27 AM

smezmx wrote:

What happened to the 250 build?

Life, work, time and parts...
I am a week from receiving my aluminum tank for the bike as the three OEM tanks that I had found previously were NG for restore. I am going with an aluminum tank from overseas and will have it painted to match.

Here is a sneak preview of the pipe and motor.

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