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My custom 250 2kr

Postby 88FZR250 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:47 pm

I decided I wanted to do this one day when I went to go for a ride. Every panel had damage and it just looked so old and tired, poor thing. Tank cover got blown off the bench I had it on and suffered a big dent. Bike slid off the stand - cracked the side plastic. The fairings were damaged when I got the bike anyway.

This is what I started with:
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I painted the frame gloss black, stator and engine covers satin black and the headers flat black. I did the rocker cover in red. I reckoned it looked better. I left it like this for a while. Has a few stone chips now but still good.
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Re: My custom 250 2kr

Postby 88FZR250 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:13 pm

Before I started:
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painted frame:
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Further down the track I got an RS250 tail
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Got a pair of damaged primer fairings. I plan to keep all of the original parts, so I'm deliberately getting broken used panels as I'm going to be cutting and glassing them how I want. My bike had been dropped before I got it and its missing all the fairing brackets. I have most of them now, I'm fixing and painting the fairings before they go on my bike.
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Flat black 2kr sides
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And this is where I should have done my research lol
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RS tail with FZR sides. At this stage it was just test fit to see how it would all fit
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Then I started glassing. I made a mold clay and lined it with tin foil. My mistake was I didn't glass it all the way around the tail.
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Filler and then primer
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Put it on the bike
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1988 FZR250 2KR. Snowflake pearl paint, A blend of Aprilia/custom/oem panel work,Ninja 250R mirrors, R1and FZ6 led indicators, blue led underlighting, Daily ridden over 50,000 km and still running strong.
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Re: My custom 250 2kr

Postby 88FZR250 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:44 pm

The fiberglass top broke off. I should have glassed it all the way around the tail. This time I used expanding foam - the white stuff. Cut it to the shape I wanted. Then this time I glassed over it, all the way to the line where the tail curves underneath. Much stronger. I have ridden over 2,000 km and no cracks. Fiberglass and filler over the rear seat. Its super rough in the pic as I was just making the basic shape.
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It was now I decided I wanted one solid tail. I used expanding foam, fiberglass and spray putty. This is it starting to take shape
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Got another tank cover. Its still in primer as I've put most of the effort into the tail.
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Got the tail done in primer

And then base coat. I painted it Snowflake Pearl.
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Pearl layer next
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Masked out the stripes. Since this is a modern tail, I'm doing a modern paint scheme and colors.
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Clear coat - needs a cut n buff, don't mind the fly - its not actually in the clear coat lol
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And now on my bike.
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Got some smoked black led lights and made a tail tidy. This is how it is currently. I also got some Ninja 250R mirrors and painted them.
Form and function, can see more in them than stock FZR ones.
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Waiting on the weather so I can do the tank and side and front fairings.
1988 FZR250 2KR. Snowflake pearl paint, A blend of Aprilia/custom/oem panel work,Ninja 250R mirrors, R1and FZ6 led indicators, blue led underlighting, Daily ridden over 50,000 km and still running strong.
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Re: My custom 250 2kr

Postby 88FZR250 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:55 am

As anyone with 250 knows, parts can be a bitch to come by. I got what I could and what I could not get I improvised. I managed to get faring brackets on the left side. Unfortunately the right side with the choke the bracket was broken. Cue JB weld, some steel and a big screw. Have some other metal for the lower mount. Will tidy them up a bit and paint them celestial blue (that light blue/green metallic I used for the stripes).
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My mount - the metal is just holding it together while the JB dries.
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I'm thinking of cutting the fairings - that's what the blue tape is for. Its just an idea not sure if I'm going to do it or not yet.
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Re: My custom 250 2kr

Postby ragedigital » Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:10 pm

:thumbsup: Gonna keep an eye on this. Looking good!
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Re: My custom 250 2kr

Postby Genesis » Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:10 pm

Looking real good. I had thought about using great stuff, nice to see it worked out. I know from experience how hard it is to match different fairings up.:wink:

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Re: My custom 250 2kr

Postby 88FZR250 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:19 pm

Damn site keeps logging me out when I'm trying to post stuff and its really pissing me off. Anyway the latest
re did the clear on the tail as I was picky and wanted it to really shine. 5 thick coats later.........
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Side fairings
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All on the bike now. Cant find the pics. Also painting a tank once I fix all the pin dents. Have another headlight fairing which i'm customizing and I'm doing a healight swap on as well.
1988 FZR250 2KR. Snowflake pearl paint, A blend of Aprilia/custom/oem panel work,Ninja 250R mirrors, R1and FZ6 led indicators, blue led underlighting, Daily ridden over 50,000 km and still running strong.
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Re: My custom 250 2kr

Postby greasemeup » Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:58 pm

That tail is awesome, brings the bike styling a nice update. Well done!


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Re: My custom 250 2kr

Postby Genesis » Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:04 am

Nice paint job! Looks really good.

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Re: My custom 250 2kr

Postby 88FZR250 » Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:19 pm

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Currently. fade is a little high up on the fairing for my liking. Overall happy with it for now. Want to do an R1/R6/R15/R125 headlight fairing conversion.
1988 FZR250 2KR. Snowflake pearl paint, A blend of Aprilia/custom/oem panel work,Ninja 250R mirrors, R1and FZ6 led indicators, blue led underlighting, Daily ridden over 50,000 km and still running strong.
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Re: My custom 250 2kr

Postby greasemeup » Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:16 pm

How come I ca see all photos except the ones in post 10?


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Re: My custom 250 2kr

Postby 88FZR250 » Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:27 am

Dunno. Should have worked; pics are off my FB, this is them again.


I broke my speedo cable yesterday. Getting another one. Have a Koso RX2 gauge coming and I got a full set of damaged R1 fairing parts, mostly under the house. Gonna try stick this on the front of the 250. Don't know how I'm gonna fit it though.
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Re: My custom 250 2kr

Postby 88FZR250 » Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:29 am

okay this is dumb. I should have pics, done it the same way as the others, they should show up.
1988 FZR250 2KR. Snowflake pearl paint, A blend of Aprilia/custom/oem panel work,Ninja 250R mirrors, R1and FZ6 led indicators, blue led underlighting, Daily ridden over 50,000 km and still running strong.
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Re: My custom 250 2kr

Postby greasemeup » Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:15 pm

Never mind. Remember to put up more as you go;)


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