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kr250 84

Post by bolster » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:16 am

hey everyone,ive got 2 complete 84 model kr 250 2 strokers...was thinking about selling them but am now getting excited about restoring them,got heaps of parts,i think s barrels,one is together and in reasonable nick,and the other is stripped.

am i fighting an uphill battle to get these going?

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Post by Luders » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:28 am

Welcome to the forum.

I think most people here will encourage you to restore them, myself included.

My knowledge sits with the late 1S, but you will find enough people here willing to help, offer advice and encourage you along to getting these lovely classic bikes restored.

Get some pictures up of what you have as a start.

Good luck.

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Post by ScottaKR » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:01 am

Hi, and welcome to the forum mate.
As long as one of them is pretty much complete, and youve got the second one for spares then your in pretty good shape to get at least one going, so I say go for it. :mrgreen:
The main problem with these is the lack of availability of new pistons. 2mm over-sized pistons for KMX125's measure up the same size but are a little bit heavier (about 15g each from memory), but that could probably be balanced out. I bought a pair for mine, but still havn't got round to fitting them yet. The anti-dive system on the front forks tend to seize up after sitting unused for many years, but can be rebuilt or just blanked off. They are actually quite a nice little bike to ride (quite nimble, yet still sure footed), and get plenty of looks on the road as they're somewhat unique.
KR250 Tandem Twin (Naked) :mrgreen:
KR1 Red/White
KR1S Track Bike (has been put on hold for now)
ZXR750 H1 (Winter project)

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Post by bolster » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:38 pm

haha cheers guys,getting alot of help and advive,im going to keep them and get at least one going,long road but im excited

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Re: kr250 84

Post by StrokerBoy » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:43 pm

bolster wrote:am i fighting an uphill battle to get these going?
Yes, definitely. And that's exactly why you should. :wink:

Plenty of helpful people on here, and maybe some inspiration on My Site. Keep us updated. :D
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Suzuki GSX-R750RK & RB50 Gag.

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Post by bolster » Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:53 am

been doing some research,im going to split the cases this weekend and see how much problems i have.

ive done some research amd been told these bikes had issues with the rotary disc valves.is this true? and how do i test mine?

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Post by StrokerBoy » Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:52 am

It's a quick test : do they look like this or not ? :lol:

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Kawasaki KR250 Tandem Twin (x4) & KS-II 80,
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Post by StrokerBoy » Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:16 am

Bolster, I've replied to your email.

Try and coax some signs of life out of your bike(s) and then take it from there. Keep us updated on here. And get some pics up. :D
Kawasaki KR250 Tandem Twin (x4) & KS-II 80,
Yamaha RD350LC,
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