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Old 04-15-2012, 08:53 PM   #1
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:21 PM   #2
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:28 AM   #3
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:52 AM   #4
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Cool project, wish my DR250 had an additional 400cc

Tell more about the bike as bought for $1000, did it run? Forks leak? Any issues?
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:16 PM   #6
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why a stapler for the vinyl? are you using a seat vinyl or an adhesive decal type vinyl?

You consider memory foam for the seat? I've always been curious if that would be suitable for offroad riding.
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I used marine vinyl and staple gun from sears and foam from a fabric shop. Forks leak and needs tires. It's starts faster than you can get your finger off the start button.
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:14 AM   #8
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I used marine vinyl and staple gun from sears and foam from a fabric shop. Forks leak and needs tires. It's starts faster than you can get your finger off the start button.
when you say "vinyl wrapped plastics"...are you going to use the staple gun and fabric?


i like the seat work. I might have to have make a trip to the fabric store to investigate repairing a seat cover.
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when you say "vinyl wrapped plastics"...are you going to use the staple gun and fabric?


i like the seat work. I might have to have make a trip to the fabric store to investigate repairing a seat cover.
He's talking about the seat.
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i am checking to see if he plans to do the same with the plastic, as he mentioned vinyl wrapping the plastics from post #1.

i've seen people glue fabric to them in the past. it was clear to me that he installed new vinyl over the foam.
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Sweet pick up , looking forward to some riding with you when I can pull a clutch lever again!
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Absolutely how is that going the picture was rather knarly.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:18 PM   #14
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Did some riding today about 100 miles out in the country no problems or hiccups.
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The forks need to be rebuilt bad as do the front brakes and the clutch slips on rare occasion so I ordered all new parts for those things as well as front and rear wheel barrings clutch cable and throttle cable and headset bearings. I just got the new 16t front sprocket in Saturday.
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Good progress and fast. Did you break it down and paint the frame?
No someone went all home depot paint brush on it. I'm going to strip it down to bare metal and paint everything a medium semi gloss gray it will make since after I get the plastics viynl wrapped.
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