Restoration Project


Suzuki RL250 Restoration

Presented by redbug2


Right Side   2009-07-30 11:12:24 Left Side   2009-07-30 11:11:33 Front Wheel   2009-07-31 11:49:42 Right side of Rear Hub   2009-07-31 11:26:33 Rear Rim, notice different hub side diameters   2009-07-31 11:25:25
Spokes Tagged for Replacement   2009-07-31 11:27:09 Another close up of hub   2009-07-31 11:25:53 Two Dial indicators, I was within 20 thousandths, good enough for trials... Tightend them up, read to mount.    2009-10-18 07:48:09 Laced the rim, easier than I thought it would be, now the hard part, aligning it!   2009-10-02 11:12:50 Bad Seat   2009-07-30 11:12:46
Bottom of seat   2009-07-30 11:15:45

Log Entries

Work Start Date: 2009-09-27  Work End Date 2009-09-27
Title: Started Spoking Front RimHours: 2 Cost: $0.00
Work Descrption: Worked out a deal with spoke maker to supply samples for RL250, he matched the spokes and gave me a set. Removed front hub and powder coated it. Polishing well weathered rim. Pictures will come soon.

Work Start Date: 2009-07-25  Work End Date 2009-07-25
Title: Purchased BikeHours: 0 Cost: $150.00
Work Descrption: Purchased bike at Mid-Ohio bike swap. It was in rough condition. Mouse nest in air filter. Front flat. Throttle grip rusted to handle bars... Sprayed ether in carb, kicked it and it fired up... Needs a lot of work, but mostly complet.

Work Start Date: 2009-07-30  Work End Date 2009-07-30
Title: Got it runningHours: 1 Cost: $0.00
Work Descrption: Cleaned the carb, added some gas, bingo, purred like a kitten.

To Do Entries

Title: Recover SeatHours: 0 Cost: $0.00
Work Descrption: Need to recover the seat.

Title: Strip Cycle and Paint FrameHours: 0 Cost: $0.00
Work Descrption: Strip Cycle an Paint Frame. Must find good frame paint.

Title: Sandblast or Soda Blast EngineHours: 0 Cost: $0.00
Work Descrption: Need to sand blast or soda blast engine.. Then, Need to buff out engine.

Total Cost: $150.00    Total Hours: 3

Parts Wanted

Desired Cost
Date Entered
Part Description
Front and Rear FendersFrame$50.00 2009-08-04
Chain and SprocketsFrame$40.00 2009-08-12Need chain and sprockets.. .Should I go o-ring?
Seat CoverFrame$25.00 2009-11-25Need a seat cover

Parts Purchased

Date Entered
Part Description
Front Brake CableFrame$10.00 2009-09-15I purchased a front brake cable from ebay, new. Nobody else bid on it so I got it cheap.
Front Forks and Triple treeFrame$53.00 2009-08-04Purchased off of ebay.
Rear Brake CableFrame$20.00 2009-08-04NOS Rear Brake cable off of ebay.
Side CoverEngine$30.30 2009-08-12Found decent flywheel side cover on ebay.
Complete Rear BaffleMuffler$85.00 2009-09-15Probably spent more than I wanted to, but its all there, so now I have it.... I think these will be hard to find. Looks like this one was re-attached a few times. Probably not a great mounting point which  made them fall off most bikes.

Total Cost: $198.30