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Rl250 project
« on: September 24, 2012, 09:56:39 PM »
Picked up my bargain basement rl250 project today, and at a glance the only major issue (apart from it needing a full resto) is rusty forks. Does anyone know if the upper tubes are common to other models?

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Re: Rl250 project
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2012, 07:31:46 AM »
Paul, pretty sure I used '82 DR250 inner tubes in mine. The RL tube is 'supposed' to be unique to the RL but I never properly sussed out how or why. I think 35mm TM250/400 an RM125M and S may also work. Will try and do do some comparisons when I get a few moments ;)

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Re: Rl250 project
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2012, 07:38:56 AM »
Mucho gracias Doc

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Re: Rl250 project
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2012, 08:22:45 AM »
Hold the gracious till I double check Paul :D..clutching at straws..it was quite a while ago, my grey matter needs defragging and the more I think about it the less I remember exactly just what I mixed now. 'Pretty sure' I still have a pair of rusty RL forks here to check though. The TM/RM fork tubes 'may' have been a little shorter hence I was thinking DR250. TS250ER maybe another option. Shit..I dunno..will have to physically check ::) nice to see you finally have some quality in the stable ;D
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Re: Rl250 project
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2012, 08:30:04 AM »
Don't forget the PE!

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Re: Rl250 project
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2012, 11:33:12 AM »
oh sorry..I forgot the PE ;)

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Re: Rl250 project
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2012, 04:02:23 PM »
Doc .. I gave you a set of Dr 250 forks  way back and you fitted them to one of your treasures ;)

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Re: Rl250 project
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2012, 05:27:13 PM »
yeah I remember Stew..pretty sure those inners went into the TM250 front end I fitted to the TM125 way back. They were a little longer and I had to fit spacers to make it 'legal'. Near certain the forks in the RL at the moment are infact TS250ER in their entirety. I was going to swap the lowers and internals but never got that far..too impatient and it rode well enough as is :P

Paul..whatever the go is (which, I shall eventually re-enlighten myself to) there are alternatives that can be used so it's no biggy ;) 

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Re: Rl250 project
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2012, 06:32:23 PM »
Cheers mate, no real hurry, won't be starting it for a couple of months. Looking forward to further enlightenment.

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Re: Rl250 project
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2012, 06:49:59 PM »
Motor spins freely, selects gears, all shaft splines are perfect, and it's still on the standard bore with no gouges at all. I thought it was only other people who found bikes like this?

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Re: Rl250 project
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2012, 07:36:19 PM »
Mainline the trials bikes are usually in fairly good nick unless some kid has got his hands on it , they live quite a less stressful life compared to mxers . Iain
Yamaha tragic ; dt1, rt1, dt2, rt2, dt2mx , rt2mx , mx250, mx360,sc500, 74dt125, yzx125, yzc250, yzc400, yzd250, yzd400, yzh250, yzh80 , dt100 , xr75 ko xr80 03 , it175 82 . Not a member of any club

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Re: Rl250 project
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2012, 10:19:43 PM »
Too late, I went down to the shed earlier and welded an old spanner onto the gearshaft

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Re: Rl250 project
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2012, 12:14:21 PM »
anybody chasing RL250 spares, PM me

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Re: Rl250 project
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2012, 01:59:43 PM »
do you have any upper fork legs with good chrome?

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Re: Rl250 project
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2012, 08:32:06 PM »
do you have any upper fork legs with good chrome?

I guess not