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Re: CB250RS Rebuild Progress
« Reply #60 on: March 06, 2018, 05:32:12 PM »
I have used Piki, he's a forum member on here. Piki made the decals for my 400/4 and did an excellent job. I've seen the kits on ebay, some good and bad reviews though. For me there's only one person and that's Piki.
The centre section of the petrol tank is painted but the two thin white lines either side are decals. The centre section of the rear seat cowl is also a full decal.
Post some photos of your rebuild, we all like a restoration  :)

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Re: CB250RS Rebuild Progress
« Reply #61 on: March 07, 2018, 07:33:54 AM »
I have used Piki, he's a forum member on here. Piki made the decals for my 400/4 and did an excellent job. I've seen the kits on ebay, some good and bad reviews though. For me there's only one person and that's Piki.
The centre section of the petrol tank is painted but the two thin white lines either side are decals. The centre section of the rear seat cowl is also a full decal.
Post some photos of your rebuild, we all like a restoration  :)
Yes my point about the central tank part is that Honda do not list the colour so it seems to me that the only way of getting this right is to get paint matched to the tail piece decal. Is that what you have done ?
I've not been too active recently but hoping to put engine in frame this weekend. So maybe photos then. It doesn't help that the frame is in a different location to where I live. Still haven't sorted the cam pin problem though.

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Re: CB250RS Rebuild Progress
« Reply #62 on: March 08, 2018, 07:56:45 AM »
The paintwork is with Menno and he's added the centre colour on the tank to match the rear decal supplied by Piki.
I think you are going to have to bite the bullet and get those pins spark eroded out, there is no other way and I tried everything! You'll need to supply a new pin to the spark eroder as they will need to determine the depth to erode to. These ate obtainable from Honda.There are three of these pins in the head, two in the rocker arms and one locating the valve lifter. All three pins are the same length and diameter. The pin holding the valve lifter fell out,  shame the same didn't happen with those holding the rockers  :'(.
Good luck and keep posting photos.

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Re: CB250RS Rebuild Progress
« Reply #63 on: March 29, 2018, 07:52:46 AM »
Menno has completed the paintwork, can't wait for its return and fitting. Fantastic paint by Menno with decals by Piki.

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Re: CB250RS Rebuild Progress
« Reply #64 on: March 30, 2018, 08:11:39 PM »
Woooov looks really fantastic!!!

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Re: CB250RS Rebuild Progress
« Reply #65 on: April 03, 2018, 09:42:28 AM »

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Yes my point about the central tank part is that Honda do not list the colour so it seems to me that the only way of getting this right is to get paint matched to the tail piece decal. Is that what you have done ?
I've not been too active recently but hoping to put engine in frame this weekend. So maybe photos then. It doesn't help that the frame is in a different location to where I live. Still haven't sorted the cam pin problem though.

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Hello HWG27, on this set all the lines and the blue is painted.
However; if you would buy the stickerset from Piki he will give a spall piece extra of blue sticker to match your paint to. That is easier and the blue on Piki's stickers is very close to the original blue.

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Re: CB250RS Rebuild Progress
« Reply #66 on: April 03, 2018, 08:51:54 PM »
Huw, here's a better photo of Menno's excellent work. You can see the centre tank section has been perfectly matched to the tail decal. The lacquer looks like glass  :).

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Re: CB250RS Rebuild Progress
« Reply #67 on: April 04, 2018, 08:31:33 AM »
There was a time when 'Paint by Dream Machine' was a USP for a bike sale ...I guess this has been superseded (sorry Bita RIP  :-[ ) by 'Paint by Menno Dek'. A much deserved moniker for Menno's work IMHO. I reckon we owe it to JamesH too for alerting us to Menno in the 1st place  ;D ;D
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Re: CB250RS Rebuild Progress
« Reply #68 on: April 13, 2018, 12:57:54 AM »
Huw, here's a better photo of Menno's excellent work. You can see the centre tank section has been perfectly matched to the tail decal. The lacquer looks like glass  :).

Looks fantastic.
Little progress from me as a flat/dead car battery stopped me getting my engine reunited with it's frame until today.
I called in at Allbike Engineering on the way to discuss the rocker pin problem and the general consensus was that the rockers/tappets were good, so as you'd suggested, leave 'em in.

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Re: CB250RS Rebuild Progress
« Reply #69 on: April 13, 2018, 01:06:16 AM »
Is it me or is Menno getting even better? Those are stunning, I have a project for Menno to do but the money I had saved for it I had to lend to my son in order for him to keep his business afloat and guess what, it closed in November 2017, he's now got another job PAYE and he's slowly paying back all those who lent him money but as his dad I'm the last on his list, I so looking forward to seeing some of his work in the flesh but I suppose I'll have to wait a while yet.
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Re: CB250RS Rebuild Progress
« Reply #70 on: April 13, 2018, 07:48:58 AM »
Huw, good to see progress is being made and the rockers don't need to come out, the pins really are hassle to get removed, not a DIY job unless you have a stick of dynamite and understanding neighbours!
It appears as though you have used Athena gaskets, same as mine although I have used a genuine head gasket to be on the safe side.
I'm taking the bike for its MOT tomorrow so fingers crossed.
Oddjob, You will not be disappointed with Menno's work, it's awesome. Don't use Parcel Monkey to send the paintwork, they charged me another £35 after initially charging £28 saying the parcel weighed 38kg, it weighed 12kg, I weighed it before collection. Don't use DHL either, they delivered the parcel to someone 1/4 mile away and left no card, this is in London and I had to play hunt the parcel. Both Menno and I were pulling our hair out trying to find where it had gone.

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Re: CB250RS Rebuild Progress
« Reply #71 on: April 13, 2018, 08:27:25 AM »
I always use My Hermes International when sending tanks etc to Menno. Touch wood, never had a problem so far.
Im a Nurse, trust me, this won't hurt.....much !!!

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Re: CB250RS Rebuild Progress
« Reply #72 on: April 13, 2018, 02:52:43 PM »
I always use My Hermes International when sending tanks etc to Menno. Touch wood, never had a problem so far.
Hermes international! Most deliveries we get from them are out the back of owner driver Vauxhall Corsas... what's the gig with International - Austin Ambassador? ;) ;D ;)

Seriously, top tip though Julie, expensive kit to go missing when done.
One day I'll have the time to restore it, not just talk and dream....

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Re: CB250RS Rebuild Progress
« Reply #73 on: April 13, 2018, 03:20:41 PM »
I always use My Hermes International when sending tanks etc to Menno. Touch wood, never had a problem so far.
Hermes international! Most deliveries we get from them are out the back of owner driver Vauxhall Corsas... what's the gig with International - Austin Ambassador? ;) ;D ;)

Seriously, top tip though Julie, expensive kit to go missing when done.
Our My Hermes lady has an Astra Van, very up market. Menno always arranges the return journey for the precious goods. I just arrange the goods going from here to Menno.
Im a Nurse, trust me, this won't hurt.....much !!!

LINK TO MY CB400/4 ENGINE STRIP / ASSESSMENT AND REBUILD
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Re: CB250RS Rebuild Progress
« Reply #74 on: April 14, 2018, 03:50:23 PM »
Hmm, no MOT today for the bike. I begun to fill the tank and to my dismay the fuel tap has developed a really bad leak as a result of not be used for 10 years.
Unfortunately nobody makes a rebuild kit for this particular tap and I've been forced to order a new one from CSMNL at an eye watering €119!!!! S/H ones on ebay are going for £30 and are untested. I hope they deliver quickly, spring appears to have arrived  8).

 

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