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    newbie with a newbie bike

    my project is a honda cbx 250 from 1987
    I got it off eBay last week end and have not had much time with her and when
    I have time it seems to be raining so there is not a lot I can do, she is in the garage so she is not in the rain its just my car is in there too so there is not enough room to work on her inside, I have to wheel her out to do any thing much.

    so far what I have done is remove the tank wash the hole bike remove bits of broken fairings and the fairing frame from the front and the rear foot pegs

    OK so the plan is too take it apart clean up the frame(grind off some stuff bend it straight sand blast powder coat
    service engine and Carbs then put her back together well thats very rough. oh and also buy a new tank and make a cafe style seat.
    and get some other bits and pieces (battery indicators front and back, new brake leaver),
    swap handle bars from left to right and then put them down the forks a bit. make a new front bracket for the head light the indicators and mirrors coz they all used to mount to the fairing.

    these are the eBay pics I have, ill get some better ones






    this is just to show what i men't about flipping the bars, there is a notch that fits in the top of the tree and when i flip them it still has to fit in the notch thats why i have to swap the right to the left,
    hehehe thats a mitsubishi key EEEWWWW


    in this one i think the frame is bent a bit but its hard to tell the mounts for the rear springs are different but i think the wheel should be centered



    this is a pic of the front frame that held the head light and the mirrors oh and the indicators and the fairing

    ill have to figure out how i will make that all work







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    before you take it all apart......does it run?

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    before you take it all apart......does it run?

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    yes it runs not great but it runs and seleckts gears by the feel of it i have not ridden it but i have had it runnig

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    yes it runs not great but it runs and seleckts gears by the feel of it i have not ridden it but i have had it runnig

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    i'd get it running tip-top before i took it all apart. no need to spend time and money customizing a bike that won't run correctly. that way when you are done customizing....you can throw a leg over it and ride!

    good luck.

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    i'd get it running tip-top before i took it all apart. no need to spend time and money customizing a bike that won't run correctly. that way when you are done customizing....you can throw a leg over it and ride!

    good luck.

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    dose any body have any idea of what other tanks i can get to fit?
    or at least close to fitting i dont mind fiddeling around and making it fit

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    dose any body have any idea of what other tanks i can get to fit?
    or at least close to fitting i dont mind fiddeling around and making it fit

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    From the way you initially describe the bike, was it in an accident? From broken fairings to possible bent frame, does it have a clear title? Like the other guys have said, you should have got it running good, licenced and insured, then started hacking it up. Be a bitch to do all the mods and find out it handles like crap because the frame was tweaked out of alignment.
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