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#1 fJROB

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:29 PM

I was on Facebook on Monday, a friend of mine posted that he needed to clean out his garage. he posted a picture of this bike (87 SRX250) with a caption that read "First $250 Takes it!" he had posted this 8 hours before I saw it, so I looked at the replies and to my surprise no one said "I want it!" so I posted "I'll take it", I also PM'd him and called him, but got no reply until several hours later he messaged me and told me he would call me the next day after he gets off work. needless to say, I rushed over to his house and picked this little baby up.
I got it to my shop and immediately started to check it out. after cleaning a really varnished but surprisingly rust free fuel tank, removing and cleaning the carburators,resealing the petcock, replacing one fuel hose, and borrowing a battery from my DR650. it runs very well, and is an absolute hoot to ride. I am awaiting new gaskets and o-rings for the carbs and I need to replace the chain and sprockets, but other than those items it seems to need nothing else.

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:31 PM

What a steal!!! Looks like a great addition to the garage. Enjoy. ;)
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 02:33 AM

Little bikes kick ass!

I just sold my lil bitch (94 250 Ninja) last night and I'm currently having an absolute kick ass time on a 2011 Honda CBR250R.

Great scoop!
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 03:33 AM

Great little bike, good find. I think thare were one of those being auctioned for a fund raiser not long ago................I wonder if that's the one.

I've never seen one of those up here (in Canada)






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Posted 07 October 2011 - 04:00 AM

Shouldn't have any trouble spotting you around town with those red rims. :lol:

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 07:10 AM

Nice score! Now ya gotta clean some of the crap outta your garage...jus sayin'.. ;)

Oh yeah, I'd probably flush the old fork oil too.
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 08:27 AM

Nice buy Rob :) .. looks like a load of fun.
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 08:46 AM

Great looking bike, Rob.
(Love the wheels, swing arm and frame in red.)


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Posted 07 October 2011 - 11:23 AM

Nice score! Now ya gotta clean some of the crap outta your garage...jus sayin'.. ;)

Oh yeah, I'd probably flush the old fork oil too.


You sound like my wife! except the part about the fork oil :)

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 11:25 AM

Great looking bike, Rob.
(Love the wheels, swing arm and frame in red.)


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Posted 07 October 2011 - 11:29 AM

Nice buy Rob :) .. looks like a load of fun.



Thanks Roger, are you missing your windshield yet?

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 11:31 AM

Shouldn't have any trouble spotting you around town with those red rims. :lol:


Doug if you look real close you will see that the engine looks a lot like Sparky's cept its a 2 fiddy and has a magic button.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 12:28 PM

now we just need to find an FJR abiding by the $1/cc rule!
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Posted 08 October 2011 - 06:01 PM


Shouldn't have any trouble spotting you around town with those red rims. :lol:


Doug if you look real close you will see that the engine looks a lot like Sparky's cept its a 2 fiddy and has a magic button.


Yep I see it. Too cool and even the button-nice!

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 03:37 PM


Nice buy Rob :) .. looks like a load of fun.



Thanks Roger, are you missing your windshield yet?

Nah - I'm good, till we hook up with you guys again. I'm using my old stocker cause I didn't want to get bugs on yours :) My neck muscles are gettin' a workout though :lol:
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Posted 09 October 2011 - 04:30 PM


Nice score! Now ya gotta clean some of the crap outta your garage...jus sayin'.. ;)

Oh yeah, I'd probably flush the old fork oil too.


You sound like my wife! except the part about the fork oil :)

Really?! She wants you have space to park the bikes in the garage too?! :P
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 08:53 AM

I'll give ya $275 for it! :D