81 yamaha sr250

here is the 81 sr250 i pickd up for L on the day i dragged it into the shop. bought it from a guy for $250, the bike has less than 2k miles on it and was last registered in 81.

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the idea is to strip it down and make it as small, light and simple as possible. L’s tiny, so she needs a small bike to get going on.

really, i would have liked to find her a 125 to begin with, but the sr is a small bike and will hopefully work well for her.

with a carb clean and some fresh gas, i was ripping up and down the ally on it. 30 year old tires and sticky brakes made for a fun experience, and the front of the bike felt like it wanted to twist to the left when i got on the front brake. it’s a total death trap. i love it.

stuff in store-
-strip all that crazy 80’s mini-cruiser stuff off the bike, including the pizza box
-some little mid-rise bars
-low, thin seat
-general 5 star moped tank
-19″ wheels front and rear
-some long shocks out back
-gunna try and reduce travel and height in the forks when i rebuild them (as you can see, they were already pushed way up into the triple trees to make them lower)
-little moped headlight
-aftermarket muff on that pipe
-vm mechanical slide carb (hate cv carbs)
-and more!

(_shitty paint mock up_)
poop
this is going to be a super fun project.

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