I’m trying to translate this website to english from time to time. This is, like everything else, time-consuming. If there are missing links on site overviews this might mean that the translation is just not done yet.
I’m mostly using the DeepL-Translator and try to read it afterwards but in case something is totally nonsense please leave a comment.
The RS 250 was sold in Germany with a catalytic converter. Because of the heat caused by the chemical reaction in the catalytic converter, the system is equipped with heat protection plates and stainless steel silencers. The non-catalytic exhaust system has aluminum mufflers covered with a carbon tube. In Germany, most RS drivers call the default non-catalytic system the “italian exhaust”
Now, after nine years pause, there was the opportunity to continue working on the RS-250 project after a few relocations and life stages. Studying, changing careers and the associated unsuitable rental apartments in various places across Germany were the reason why there was no further progress on this project for years. During this time, the RS 250 stood covered in my parents’ barn, parts packed in boxes.
The YouTube algorithm suggested a video from user argilaga about a power plant simulator for the RBMK reactors some time ago. I have now also dealt with this simulator myself and would like to share my experiences in this blog entry. Since I have already dealt intensively with the start-up of a coal-fired power plant, I would like to try to apply my experience to the RBMK reactor and pass it on.
The speedometer and other small parts in the cockpit as well as the handlebars have now been mounted. Here, everything was also installed with new screws, so the screw heads have a uniform look. The replacement of the wheel bearings, however, was not as easy as you sometimes might think it would be.