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Thread: '86 250r Resto-Mod Build Thread

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    '86 250r Resto-Mod Build Thread

    Well I finally received my NOS rear fender so now I can start on the tear down and inspection phase of my bike. This is what it looks like as we speak.


    This is the pile of NOS plastic I have been piling up over the last several month. I was very luck to find the deals I've have found and have right at $900 in all the plastic pictured here.


    The build will be a sort of Resto-Mod and not 100% OEM. It will have a Weastcoast+4 Swing Arm, and a Pro-x ESR 310 with the ESR center Mount Pipe. I wish I could have found a "86 Westcoast but the one I have is for an "85 so I have to swap out the axle and brake stuff for the '85 swinger.

    Once the heat dies down and I get my Mother In Law's junk out of my garage and into her new house, I'll start on the tear down and powder coating. I'll update the thread as progress lets me.
    Last edited by bkm; 03-07-2013 at 04:00 AM.

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    I almost for got to add that I have Mr. Clean to thank for the NOS plastic. If he didn't do such a damn good job on the 250r tanks, I wouldn't have needed to surround it with new plastic. After seeing how they all turn out, nothing but new plastic would be worthy. I also have a complete decal kit coming from Harlan.

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    you did great on the plastic! gonna be a sweet build im sure. too bad you couldnt find someone to swap swingers!! but hey atleast its a westcoast, and you can utilize it. i will check back!

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    Awesome! Definitely excited for this one..
    Rides:
    1986 ATC250R (sectional pipe and Klemm Research silencer)
    1986 ATC250R (Desert Bike, WAX-ON seat, Dual Cibie lights, Steering Stabilizer)
    1979 ATC110 (Bandito frame and forks, Turbo wheels, disc braked)
    1982 ATC70 (Lifan manual 125)
    1987 LT80 (piped, widened)


    My feedback thread
    http://www.3wheelerworld.com/showthr...ack-for-dcreel

    RIP Trace.. Godspeed.

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    PAPA250r is offline At The Back Of The Pack Arm chair racerAt the back of the pack
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    cant wait to follow this one !

    PS i dig your helmet with the pink straps lol JK
    84 200s almost done
    84 atc 70 project

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAPA250r View Post
    cant wait to follow this one !

    PS i dig your helmet with the pink straps lol JK
    What can I say, I have a little head and I'm secure with my Manhood!

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    Gonna keep an eye on this thread for sure gonna look good when it's done
    MY TRIKES! :
    1- 85 250r NOS engine
    1- 1985 350x
    1- 82 250r + Parts
    1- 86 250es Big Red
    1- 85 200x
    2- 84 200es Big Red
    1- 84 200M !!MINTY!!
    1- 73 Atc 70 (project)
    MY Snowmobile's!!
    1999 Polaris Indy 440
    1999 Ski-Doo 583
    1993 Polaris Indy 500
    My Dirt Bike
    1986 Dr100
    AND A SCOOTER!! 1986 Honda Spree

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    Nothing to get to excited over but I had a few small parts show up and my Decal kit from Harlan has arrived. They look great and I can't wait to put them on the fenders. I fiqured I might as well get this little stuff while its still available.




    I'm almost done putting my TRX back together. Once its done and sold then the tear down of the R begins. Right now its just in the parts collecting stage.

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    some sweet stickers right there.

    Where did you get the shroud stickers? they still available at Honda?
    My Rides:
    1985 ATC 250r
    1985 ATC 250r - Want to trade for TRX250r
    1989 Suzuki LT-160

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    Gonna be a nice build for sure. Nice decals too!
    1986 ATC 250r
    1985 ATC 250r
    1985 X2 ATC 70's
    1985 XL 80

    If you have bought or sold with me please leave feedback.

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    Thanks guys, the shroud stickers are still available, but Harlan offers them in a whole kit so I just went that way.

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    I'm watching to see how this build will be going. I do like the term resto-mod alot better, but I'm funnly like that. I think you have a great start to a great project.
    Nicholson 500x (Project)
    Nicholson 185s
    Nicholson 110 (That takes an atc70 tank)
    Ascott 500 head/350x (Project)
    Homebuilt Racer Chromoly Suspension 110 (Ragin Runt)
    PK Racing Suspension 70
    A+ Inc Suspension 70
    AWS Aluminum 90 frame
    Hi Performance ATC Suspension frame rd350
    Hi Performance ATC Suspension frame 90

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    Thanks Pat, I also like that term better. I think "Restoration" gets thrown around to often (usually by myself) and should be used for guys like Vintage restoration, and Buster Brown, but Resto-Mod should be used for a bike like mine. I think of it in car terms, like when a guy takes a 69 Camaro and completely redoes the body and it still looks like a factory '69, but it might have a modern drive train and 18" wheels on it. Its still a Camaro and its been restored, but also modded with the builders little touches that the factory didn't do.

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    Is there a link or something so i could get a complete set of 86R decals too please. I'll be keeping an eye on this too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverThreeWhe View Post
    Is there a link or something so i could get a complete set of 86R decals too please. I'll be keeping an eye on this too.
    Send this guy an email. He's out of Minnesota and will take a few days if not a week or two to get back to you. The kit was $73 + shipping. His name is Harlan.

    hjlysne@charter.net

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