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    Happy Birthday, developer

    Thanks guys and gal - a fab day with the famalam, cake, and lockdown :cool:
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    Yamaha RD250 1978 - Resto (Slow Resto)

    A bit more done - I'm pleased with the plastics as I've never sprayed plastic from a rattle can, but I was told about adhesion promoter as a pre paint treatment and it certainly works.
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    Yamaha RD250 1978 - Resto (Slow Resto)

    A bit of cleaning, a touch of spray paint and a few new zinc plated panheads/washers - making today a productive downtime day. The rubber mounting grommets will be replaced soon enough.
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    Yamaha RD250 1978 - Resto (Slow Resto)

    And I had the cush drives removed by an old boy in a machine shop - they are a bugger to get out as they are in a blind hole - so he tapped them, made a shoulder and withdrew them with a bolt - before I found out they are hard to find and/or expensive :crazy:, but luckily a request on the RD...
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    Yamaha RD250 1978 - Resto (Slow Resto)

    Over the last few days I've replaced the wheel bearings, seals and dust covers and ordered parts that are either single use only, like locking tab washers, or parts that are just too far gone to restore -15 years outside has taken it's toll :( My previously multi-coloured wheels are taking...
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    Yamaha RD250 1978 - Resto (Slow Resto)

    It's not as quick as it looks :D The "previous" photos are from last year before I stripped it and sent it away for powder etc. The "new" photo is from this week, where I began the rebuilt - and I'm now finding there are quite a few small parts missing, where the previous owner had fitted clip...
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    Yamaha RD250 1978 - Resto (Slow Resto)

    So, here we go - powdered frame and swing arm, re-chromed/rebuilt forks and pattern shocks - it's a start :thumb:
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    Yamaha RD250 1978 - Resto (Slow Resto)

    A have a Gamma tale of woe - it pains me to this day :( In the late 90's I bought an RG500 Gamma - a mint example in Pepsi colours, with 3000 miles, for £3K - for reasons I can't really explain I hardly ever rode it and a year later I sold it for the same £3K Roll forward to 2018 and I was...
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    Yamaha RD250 1978 - Resto (Slow Resto)

    Let me know if this works please - a start up shortly after I collected it - new battery, plugs, points cleaned...
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    Yamaha RD250 1978 - Resto (Slow Resto)

    Most certainly - already the costs are adding up. Rechrome fork legs £160 Rebore/pistons £220 Blast/powdering £500 (there was a lot done) And there will be much much more I'm sure - paint, seat, loom, bearings, tyres etc. etc. however, it does take me back to my yoof, so it's all good :thumb:
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    Yamaha RD250 1978 - Resto (Slow Resto)

    So, this is what 15 years outside (but under cover) does to the poor Yamaha...
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    Yamaha RD250 1978 - Resto (Slow Resto)

    He considered their opinions...and told 'em bollox :D
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    Yamaha RD250 1978 - Resto (Slow Resto)

    Here ya goo... He couldn't get original pipes anywhere though.
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    Yamaha RD250 1978 - Resto (Slow Resto)

    A pal of mine did a nut and bolt resto on a kettle and keeps it in one of those bubble jobbies. He tells the story of how he got some stick on the Kettle forum because he'd used Alle caps on his engine cases :D I'll sort out a photo Lee :thumb:
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    Yamaha RD250 1978 - Resto (Slow Resto)

    Have this to be going on with Phil, while I get the Yam stuff off the phone this evening :cool:
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    Yamaha RD250 1978 - Resto (Slow Resto)

    Hello Phil, I'll post a few of the "before" shots and some of the "after" as it progresses. It was in a bit of a state after 15 years outside, but a new battery and plugs, clean points and it fired up nicely - there's a vid if I can work out how to upload it. I've taken the easy route and...
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    Yamaha RD250 1978 - Resto (Slow Resto)

    Yes, Allspeeds - though they are a bit worse for wear. You can buy them new again now, for £600.
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    Yamaha RD250 1978 - Resto (Slow Resto)

    This is a 250 and non-matching numbers, however, it was free, zero, nada and it's still a 42 year old Jap classic :thumb:
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