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Best christmas gift ever TEASER ALERT

Hello 250r members. This is a build thread I'm making and will hopefully keep updated as I conduct this build. My deadline is Christmas as this bike will be a gift for my girlfriend of 3.5 years.

I tried teaching her on my 636 and she really started to get the hang of it in parking lots. So last summer I sent her to a MSS to get her license and now the next step is her own bike.

I have been trying for a couple years to get her one and the right deal came along for me to pick one up. I found this 04 in rough shape and has a salvage title thats unregisterable. The seller was willing to trade for my go kart, so I loaded it up and hit the road.

In exchange for the kart the seller gave me the 250 with a box of parts, a 90 zx600 parts bike, and a clean titled "250" frame (which is really for a ninja 500)

Here is the kart in the truck ready to roll
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The two bikes in the truck
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And the pics after I got it home
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As you can see this bike is ugly as sin. I'd like to make it a full fairing bike again at least for the time being. I like some of the cafe racer and street fighter themes I've seen so far but I'd like to wait until my gf can get a good feel for the bike.

I live with her in Staten Island and the bikes are at my parents house in NJ. So the only real time I have to work on this thing will be weekends.


And since I accidentally uploaded it anyway, some good ass beer to round off a long day of traveling and loading. 1383913503492.jpg
It fits the theme of the thread too.


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I ended up not wasting any time and I picked up an 02 ex250 frame with a clean title the next day. This weekend I will be painting it.

In the meantime I'm trying to sell the 500 frame and parts off of the 600 to help fund this build.

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I'll be sure to not disappoint. Last night I busted out my Scotch Brite and some 320 and went to work. After about 3 hours of sanding I got here 1384003583642.jpg

I tried my best to save the stickers, the one for the front may be salvageable but the emmissions compliance sticker is finished.

So here is where I got after a light coat of primer1384003857751.jpg

I wanted to do my best to avoid runs but my finger got so damn tired on the spray can that I had to resort to using my thumb which ended up causing runs -_-

So by about 11:30 last night I got a few good coats of primer on and thats when I hit the lights & opened a beer 1384004010176.jpg

Color will come today after I sand down the runs.

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my best xmas gift was my wife dressing like a pornstar then calling her hot friend into the room to join us, aahh what a xxxmas



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my best xmas gift was my wife dressing like a pornstar then calling her hot friend into the room to join us, aahh what a xxxmas
Hmm dont think I'd look all that appealing dressed as a pornstar. Maybe I'll grow a creepy mustache.

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Instant update:

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Here is the frame after sanding and 2nd coat of primer.

And here is the second coat of the base coat that I'm currently letting dry for a third. 1384036905823.jpg

And a closeup
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Waiting on clear now

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And now the final product after 3 coats of clear


Drum roll pls


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