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13-12-05, 10:06 AM
I am new to these forums and to the whole motorbike scene, just got my L's,
I have been given an XS250 yamaha and i wanted to know if anyone knows of any other handle bar assemblies that can fit onto the forks of the XS250 as this bike has a broken front brake handle, worn accelerator handle and broken horn switch.
It wouldn't be costly to give the wreckers a go for your lefthand side assembly (horn) and then buy the levers new ($15 each). While you're there, replace your cables (accelerator/clutch).
Is the 81 the model with the rear disc brake? My first bike was an XS250 with the drum rear brake, my brother's first bike was the model with the rear disc.
13-12-05, 02:34 PM
Not sure at the moment, will have to check when i get home but i think from memory it has a drum rear brake.
14-12-05, 07:40 AM
The bike has the drum brake rear end.
Still took it out for a ride last night with a make shift horn switch.
I used a pushbutton switch attached to the bottom of the switch assembly and tapped that into the horn wires
Ride's beautifully, took her up to Golden Grove, then The Back Road to Gawler than back through to the city along main north road.
loved the ride. might be going for a ride tonight with my dad and his Kawasaki GTR1000. although i don't think i will be able to keep up with him in the twistys. I will just enjoy the ride anyway.
If you think those roads are nice, you should try the roads south of Adelaide: Meadows, Normanville etc. I'll be out Friday night with the boys! Might run up to Eagle and piss off the residents :)
14-12-05, 08:05 AM
Damn, i have a birthday party to go to. Otherwise i would of wanted to catch up and meet some fellow bike riders. All my mates drive "Holdens" and i use the term drive loosely.
Although i think i am swaying a mate who rides trail bikes out at Mannum to get his road license.
Might have to organise a S.A. Members Bike Meet.
I had my wedding anniversary last weekend and missed my usual Friday night ride and Toy Run! Not missing my ride tomorrow night. :)
15-12-05, 07:02 PM
Does any one have a list of motorbike wreckers in SA.
Show and Go at Brighton are okay guys. Jap Dismantlers on Churchill Road are a bunch of idiots, they know nothing about bikes (I have some real stories about them), so avoid them unelss you absolutely have to waste time/money. Not sure if Keithy still has his shop behind the kickboxing school in Pooraka.
I'd give Show and Go a try first. JMD last (if at all).
There is also one up at St Agnes somewhere, but I've never been there.
16-12-05, 12:08 PM
Thanks TLR2NV, tried show and go and its a no go for yamaha XS250 parts at the mo.
Will try and look for the other ones.
I know JMD has sold a few XS250s, so they'll have the parts. But watch out, they give you one price then bump it up when you go to collect.
I've been there to enquire about a modern CDI for my drag bike, and the moron starts on about how he's built so many drag bikes etc (blah, blah) and Hondas are shit etc. Told him to go fuck himself and left. That was the last time I've ever been there (6 months ago), I got tired of their lack of knowledge and service.
They're wreckers. They break motorcycles, not make 'em go. So perhaps they should stick to pulling 'em apart. Thats my 2c worth on these guys anyway.
There is another wreckers in Salisbury somewhere also, but I haven't been there or heard anything good or bad about them.
19-12-05, 10:38 PM
THANKS, TLR2NV, went to
MR Motorcycle Dismantlers -154 Smart Rd St Agnes SA 5097
ph: (08) 8263 3341
and picked up the parts i needed. and a few that i felt i could do with.
The guy had Quite a lot of parts there for other bikes if anyone is looking for parts.
So the Old XS250 now has everything working, just need a louder horn.
As well as a brand new Chrome 7" Halogen H4 Headlight with replacement Globes and some Chrome Harley-Davidson Hand Grips.
Soon to go on, Chrome Mirrors and Chrome Foot pegs, i am currently bidding for on EBAY.
I need to find a nice looking Chrome Horn. Maybe one from a Harley-Davidson.
Now i just need to get the seat re-trimmed and then she will be better then when she left the factory, Equal cruiser material.
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