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1988 250 Eliminator

R. J. Oct 22, 2016

  1. markus56

    markus56 ZL-OA Co-owner Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    And you've got one that $$$$ can't buy....
     
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    :hello: I'm in it for the long haul. :laughing7:.
     
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    :hello: I got my parts back from POWDERKOTE PLUS that is located in Daytona Beach FL. Cost for these parts was $60. Also the carbs that Rick West done who is out of NC. He done 6 sets for me & they all look really top notch. I'm glad that I sent them to him. Again thank's RICK you rock. IMG_4964.JPG IMG_4965.JPG IMG_4966.JPG IMG_4967.JPG IMG_4969.JPG IMG_4968.JPG IMG_4970.JPG IMG_4971.JPG
     
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    :hello: My friend Mark H. gave be a cavity extension camera that plugs into my phone. Here are some pics of the inside of the OEM NOS fuel tank for the 250 Eliminator. The last 2 pics are of the camera. It has a brightness setting for the camera's 6 LED lights which are around the lens. 2017-10-19-16-30-12.jpg 2017-10-19-16-30-33.jpg 2017-10-19-16-30-43.jpg 2017-10-19-16-30-50.jpg 2017-10-19-16-30-58.jpg 2017-10-19-16-31-15.jpg 2017-10-19-16-31-48.jpg IMG_4991.JPG IMG_4992.JPG
     
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    Cleanest carb set I have ever seen in my life :)
     
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    That's a great camera, I didn't know they existed for the smart phones, decent length to boot. On my shopping list for sure. I've been putting off geting a borescope mainly because I'd only use it a half dozen times a year and the rigid I was looking at was almost $400 then add on some extensions...
     
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    :hello: The camera lead is 12 feet long. I'm not sure were Mark got it or who makes it.
     
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    Bought one yesterday off amazon, got the mirror, magnet and hook set too. WiFi version came in at ~$45.
     
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    :hello: Mine also uses Wi Fi. Also I had to down load the APP.
     
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    :hello: Yesterday I spent 3 hours transfering the 250 key tumbler lock set from the old gas cap to the new ones lock set. I had to do a bunch of grinding on the bottom side of the old gas cap, put the key in then punch out the old lock set from behind. Then I put the original lock set tumblers in the new gas cap lock set along with all the new tiny tumbler springs. I did this so that I could use just one key instead of two. Also the 250 Eliminator did not have a tool set. I found a set from a 2008 EX 250 on E-bay for $22 shipped. From looking at KAWS fiche it appears to be the same. IMG_5135.JPG IMG_5136.JPG IMG_5138.JPG IMG_5139.JPG IMG_5140.JPG IMG_5142.JPG
     
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    :hello: I ordered 4 new OEM turn signals from Partzilla 8 weeks ago. They was not available in the USA so they came from Japan. They came in the mail yesterday. They are for the following Kawasaki motorcycles. 1988 to 1994 EL 250 & the 80s ZL 600. The fronts that was on the bike was cracked & the rear was aftermarket. If anyone needs or wants the old ones let me know. I'm going to take a break from working on the EL 250. IMG_5144.JPG IMG_5145.JPG IMG_5146.JPG
     
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    markus56 ZL-OA Co-owner Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    You're doing it right and sparing no expense to get it right...I like that! Nice job R.J.
     
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    :hello: Thank's Markus. It looks like I will not get it finished anytime soon. May be by XMAS.
     
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    You will make yourself a nice present if you finish it on Christmas :)
     
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    :hello: Yes it will. :laughing7:. As of now I'm finishing up painting the outside of my house since the temp has cooled down that is if it would quit raining.
     
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    :hello: My power coat guy dropped of my parts this morning. $120 delivered. The valve cover is done in CHROME & all the rest is gloss black. IMG_5147.JPG IMG_5148.JPG IMG_5149.JPG
     
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    Looks real good R.J. Chrome cover looks great.....was wondering how that looks after it's done.
     
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    :hello: Thank's MarkUS. He's never done a valve cover in chrome. I'm wondering how it will hold up under heat. I know the gloss black stays gloss. Powerder coat withstands @ 380* F & the EL 250 fan kicks on at @ 232* F. So it should be good.
     
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    A nod back to days gone by like the sohc CB750's that used to get the covers chromed. It should look nice and hold up fine. You get over 300 you've got bigger problems than powder coat holding up.
     
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    :hello: Yesterday I mounted the 1994 EL 250 OEM front foot pegs, kick stand & stands spring. My powder coat guy told me that he streched the spring while powderer coated it. It seems to be holding up. I bought the 94 pegs for two reasons. One the 88s was discontinued & second so that they would match the rear passanger pegs. Also I had the powder coat guy do the tach & speedo buckets in chrome but he is going to redo them because of flaws. I might get the engine side covers done in chrome. Also I'm going to adjust the valves but I need to get a special tool which I can barrow from Ron. A. IMG_5150.JPG IMG_5151.JPG IMG_5153.JPG IMG_5154.JPG IMG_5155.JPG IMG_5156.JPG
     

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