84 RM 250 E Ground UP Full Restoration

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    rear brake

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    Dual Actuated front brake

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    I laced up the front and rear hubs with new Excel rims and Buchanan spokes.I had called the Excel USA tech guys and they were very helpful giving me the correct part numbers. The front rim is Excel ICG408 21 x 1.60 x 36 Hole and the rear rim is Excel FEG410 18 x 2.15 36 hole. These rims bolt right up without any problems BUT the stock spokes will not work and the excel rims require Buchanan or another bigger aftermarket spoke.

    Also, the guys at Buchanan really helped a lot. Kenny Buchanan told me in the 1984 production run for Suzuki RMs that the supplier for the Suzuki hubs changed three times so there are three different variations in the spokes for this model RMs. I had to ship my hubs to Buchanan so they could identify which spokes my RM used. (You could just send your old spokes but I had already cut mine with an angle grinder.)[​IMG]

    Here is a picture of start of the assembly of the rear wheel. Everything went smooth, no problems at all.

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    Here is the front.

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    Both rims finished up.

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    Made some more progress yesterday.

    Bearings installed into the swingarm using a motion pro 20mm bearing driver. Suzuki manual called for bearing numbers to be facing outward and each bearing to be driven 7mm into the swingarm. Very easy install, just make sure that your inner swingarm and bearing are clean and lightly greased. My garage was so darn cold that I didn't need to put the bearings is a freezer.[​IMG]

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    I packed a heavy amount of BelRay salt water proof grease into the bearings then the seals, then the outer spacer before I installed the bushings, then the inner spacer.

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    Swingarm bolted up.

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    One more picture of the installed swingarm.

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    Installed brake pedal.

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    This is where we are so far on this build. The four suspension rod linkage bearings should be here today. I just ordered a set of Goldentyres, a GT216AA 80/100-21 "Razor Blade" for the front and a GT523X "Gummy" for the rear.

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    A lot of new parts are rolling into the garage.

    18 and 21 Tubliss.
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    Goldentyre 216 Razor front tire with tubliss mounted on the new excel rim with Buchanan spokes. This was very easy to install.To the left is the unmounted rear Goldentyre Gummy GT523X, looks very wide doesn't it?
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    This is the rear gummy mounted up with the tubliss. This tire took a little more time to mount but it wasn't bad.I used armour all to coat the tubliss components and soapy water to seal the system. i bought two of these rear GT523x gummys, the other one is going on the gasser.
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    This is a VForce 3 Reed from a 1987 250/500 Quadracer, it is supposed to bolt straight into my RM cylinder. V3110-87. Also, this other part is a moose torque reed spacer. This should increase the bottom end and the cylinder has already been ported by Josh at ProCircuit and Josh milled the head to run on pump gas.
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