1989 ZXR250A1

Here's a chance to show off your zxr400, so get them digital cameras out and show us some piccies.Rebuilding your bike or modding it then let everyone in on it.

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1989 ZXR250A1

Post by banner001 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:16 pm

My new addition to the collection :excited

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Gonna be a little ripper :D
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Re: 1989 ZXR250A1

Post by banner001 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:02 pm

It's on a "race" loom, has an ignition barrel with no key, and a missing fusebox. Have managed to strip out the main bit of the barrel, and bypass the starter lockouts.

The bike clicks the starter motor, but the battery was low volts...will see what a bit of juice will do for it...could still be that the starter solenoid is dead.

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Re: 1989 ZXR250A1

Post by asandilands69 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:31 pm

Ohhhhh very jealous...had one of these for my first bike, loved it right up till a parked it in to the front of a Vauxhall Cavalier! 🙊😂

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Post by banner001 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:24 am

Haha, in an ironic twist...my first car was a vauxhall cavalier, burgundy red M reg :smt003
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Re: 1989 ZXR250A1

Post by asandilands69 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:27 am

Haha perhaps I should nip out and buy one then! What’s the plan for the 250, restoration project?

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Re: 1989 ZXR250A1

Post by BigB » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:15 am

corrr how you found one of these over here is beyond me! can't wait to see the finished project!

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Post by banner001 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:05 pm

Yeah, Uber-rare, the 6 year search is over...hopefully. need to jump through an odd hoop with the DVLA.

Basically the last owner declared it scrapped to avoid SORN each year and the prospect of a fine...I've just sent off all the information I have to the DVLA, hopefully they will see that it's not been modified, is on the original engine from 1990 and we are all good...fingers crossed.

The bike will be restored back to mint condition if I can properly register it, if not I will sell it for parts and start the search again...
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Re: 1989 ZXR250A1

Post by asandilands69 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:39 am

Outstanding, well good luck with that...keep us updated mate 👍🏻

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Re: 1989 ZXR250A1

Post by asandilands69 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:40 am

How’s the 250 coming on??

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Post by banner001 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:46 am

It's still sat in the corner of the garage unfortunately. I'm currently translating the Japanese only service manual into English.

Work on the 250 can't proceed until the 400 is finished, and that staled as i needed to buy a new car after getting rear ended by an 18 wheeler...looking to buy the rear shock for the 400 soon...then it can all go back together after almost 2 years apart :excited
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Re: 1989 ZXR250A1

Post by asandilands69 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:17 am

Oh wow, hope no1 was hurt? Shame the bikes haven’t gotten done yet. I’ll be stripping the Mrs’ bike back down again shortly, as it’s decided it doesn’t wanna run at low revs...nothing an ultrasonic carb clean won’t sort im sure! Might actually get around to dragging my own SP out the corner of the garage at some stage and finally get it sorted too! Lol

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Re: 1989 ZXR250A1

Post by banner001 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:14 am

No injuries, and took the opportunity to upgrade to something impractical but fun...got's me a Celica TSport, 192bhp and lightweight, fun but she is a thirsty bitch :smt003 I'm getting about 28mpg driving conservatively and 20mpg when no one is watching.

However I have good news! I've bought the shock for the 400, should be here valentine's day-to-day, so I can get that back on the road April time, needs a bit of a shakedown and carb fettle as it's on a different engine, then I can start on a few bits for the scooter and start to get the parts list ticked off for the 250. Am going to run it looking ratty just to make sure that it's all fine and good, then clean it up like the 400.
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Re: 1989 ZXR250A1

Post by banner001 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:34 am

Tom Seleck - the name given to my Colt...loved this car, this is what i got the 250 into the back of:
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The lorry gave it a good nudge...

The new beast:
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£900...couldnt really say no :smt003

Wasnt sure if i put the video of the 250 eventually firing up, sounds bad, but it had the exhaust on very loose, no throttle cable so i just set a very high idle...just wanted to make sure it didnt sound like a bag of spanners...

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