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1988 250 Eliminator

R. J. Oct 22, 2016

  1. R. J.

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    :hello: I put the NOS OEM decals on the side covers today that I lost. :laughing7:. Chris gave them to me. I figured that the paint should be cured by now. IMG_5160.JPG IMG_5161.JPG
     
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    :hello: While I was going to post this on the thread about thumb air mixture screws but I got tired of looking for it. I bought a set off of E-bay. I got the last 2. They do not come in sets. I messaged the seller if he was getting more but I have not heard from him as of yet. They was $31.90 shipped. I'm going to try them out in the 250 Eliminator's carbs. The 250, 900 & 1000 take the same OEM mixture screw sets. The springs are to long & the flat washers are to big that come with the set/kit, so I used the OEM ones. In pic #2 the OEM o-ring & washers are on the bottom & the springs are on the top. I used a 3 sided file to mark a line on the outside edge of the thumb screws to know how many turns to go. If you mark the knobs first install them in the carbs. Turn them all the way in. Then mark the outside edges. I hope to have the 250 done by the end of March. I'll let you all know then how they work. IMG_5276.JPG IMG_5277.JPG IMG_5278.JPG IMG_5279.JPG IMG_5281.JPG IMG_5280.JPG
     
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  3. markus56

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

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    I've been wondering how far along you were on this bike now.....haven't seen you post on it for awhile. Fantastic job you've done on this thing R.J.
     
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    :hello: Thank's Markus: :notworthy:. Since the weathers been cool I've been working around the house outside since Nov. Mostly I just have to put it back together. I still need a few new OEM parts.
     
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    :hello: I found out that the radiators from a 88 to a 91 EL 250 are different. The bottom temp sensor switch is different. It is much larger & has 2 leads going to it. So I got a 91-94 used OEM one $60. Also I ordered a top $40 & bottom $35 91 sensors because they have different part #s. The wiring harness loom that I'm using is from a 91/94 250. I also bought a KOSO volt meter $50 & a DAYTONA METERS temp meter $100 for the 250 as I do on my ZL 10. I like knowing at all times what the voltage & temp is. Partzilla had a NOS 250 88-94 service manual supplement in stock for $25 so I orderd one. IMG_5332.JPG IMG_5333.JPG IMG_5335.JPG IMG_5336.JPG IMG_5340.JPG IMG_5341.JPG IMG_5342.JPG IMG_5343.JPG IMG_5344.JPG IMG_5289.JPG
     
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    Looks like a threaded reducing insert would work to fit the newer rad on the older bike.
     
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    :hello: The sensor switch is larger not smaller.
     
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    :hello: A while back my powder coat guy called me about my parts that they done in chrome. He told me that a recall was issued on the chrome powder coat so that he wanted to know if I wanted them done in BMW silver. It is very close to KAW silver which it is. My friend Mike's 99 Drifter engine side covers are silver so I compared them & they are almost spot on. I also had the 250 exhaust header done in ceramic coat along with the header clamps. IMG_5903.JPG IMG_5904.JPG IMG_5905.JPG IMG_5906.JPG IMG_5907.JPG IMG_5908.JPG IMG_5909.JPG IMG_5910.JPG IMG_5900.JPG IMG_5901.JPG
     
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    That turned out great!
     
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    :hello: This morning I mounted the BMW silver carb bank rails on the 250 carbs. IMG_5917.JPG IMG_5918.JPG IMG_5915.JPG IMG_5914.JPG
     
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    :hello:Yesterday I picked up the rest of the gloss black parts for the 88 250 Eliminator which was done by PowderKote Plus in South Daytona. The owner of the shop is Dave Hall. His son Kyle Hall does all the power coating & ceramic coating. Some of the parts are for my ZL 10. IMG_6062.JPG
     
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    :hello: This afternoon I picked up my modified ($65) 1994 up graded radiator. I had a drain port added & one port for the aftermarket Daytona Meters digital temp gauge. It was done by Robins Radiator in Daytona Beach FL. They are the only Rad Shop left in the County of Voluais. IMG_6063.JPG IMG_6064.JPG IMG_6065.JPG
     
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    looking good Bro !
     
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    :hello: Thank's Chris. :notworthy:. 1 1/2 years in the making & counting. :laughing7:.
     
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    :hello: I had Dave paint the spare front & rear fenders yesterday for the 250. Also one ZL 10 side cover. $75. Dave also redone the other front & rear fender because they had slight gosting which is when the clear pops & you can see like a milky really light white in the clear coat. IMG_6207.JPG IMG_6208.JPG
     
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    Paint laid down nice RJ, looking good!
     
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    Next time you talk to him, ask him what he'd charge for a ZL1k tank and rear fender done in black. I'm gonna' have to have them done but my painter here is getting stupid with his prices.
     
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    :hello: He's never charged me more than $125. I'll see him this afternoon.
     
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    :hello: I'm getting the 250 side covers clear coated over the NOS decals. Also one of the front fenders needed some wet sanding & buffing. Markus Dave's Boss Man was out on the shop floor so I wasn't able to get a price on painting the ZL 10 fuel tank & rear fender. Is it the long outer fender that the plate/tail light mounts to & that the tail light mounts to.
     
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    It's the rear fender that's painted. The one that the plate light is mounted to is not painted.
     

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