I managed to score a 1991 CBR250RR. MC22-L.
It's been there 7 years, and it hasn't moved in that time.
It's a jap import Honda CBR250RR. 1991. MC22.
I was gonna rent a ute, but realised an uncle in law has one that gets bugger all useage, so I asked and Sunday was fine to use it.
Go to the office, parked the Ute on L1, where we have a loading dock.
Now I didn't measure anything, nor did I have a long ramp to load it on. I thought, the loading dock has a pretty similar height to the ute, so why not roll it on.
How wrong was I. The dock is way too high. The ute had about a 50cm drop to get to. I had one shortish ramp and nothing else. Gave it a go, and yeah, i dropped it. It got stuck after the front wheel, and was gonna end in tears. Pushed it up (harder than I thought) and pulled it back.
Attempt 2. I found a long table top, that would make the approach angle doable. But it was sliding on the tray. Not gonna work.
Using an old Gorilla loading trick, I used one of the level change ramps to back the ute onto, and the table top.
An all mighty push (I couldn't get big speed as I didn't know if the table would hold the weight) and we were on.
Phew. Big phew.
I had a solid workout doing this.
Had to get some new straps, 2 on the forks, one on the rear and she wasn't going anywhere.
Getting it off at home wasn't too bad, I have a raised retaining wall edge thing that lined up very well with the side of the ute. Pushed it backwards, and then towards the garage.
Had to give it a quick hose before anything else.
ahhh that's better.
Had to get an idea what we were working with.
Pulled off the side fairings, pretty easy.
hoses generally look ok.
Found the dipstick, and man, crystal clean oil.
I'll change it anyway (once I find some) but there was plenty there and it was cleeean.
Wheels and brakes look ok.
Time to see how much is left.
Tyres look good as new. A bit firm but they are way to old to risk.
Not having the original key meant I had to swap the ignition barrel and the tank lock. Ignition was pretty easy, 2 different sized hex screws, and an easy connector. The fuel cap, wow, nightmare. Doing research online the go was to call a locksmith or pick the lock. I have no lock picking tools, nor experience, so I drilled the fucker. Finally managed to get it off.
Took the tank off, and drained the fuel and checked out the inside.
Hmm pretty nasty, how clean should it be? I'm going to rotate a few litres of fuel through it.
Took the seat off, and most of the forward fairings.
Dem quads. Looks clean from here.
Popped the new battery in. (silly terminals.)
and we have power!
all the lights work! bonus. i wasn't expecting every indicator and the headlights to power up fine, but they did just that.
Hmm, the oil was clean. Everything else seems ok, we have fuel, (but it;s dirty), meh, let's see if she kicks over:
No kick, but she turns. I'm happy with that at this point.
I was expecting a lot worse.
I've ordered a new petcock (valve under the tank) will clean it out, swap plugs and try again
Swapped that bent bar end too.
This is fun.