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 …
Category Archives: RS 250 Workshop Diary
Brake bleeding and footrests
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 …
Replacing wheel bearings
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.
Lots of small pieces
A lot of hoses, electrical connections and other small pieces have been installed now. It is now clear that it is vital to take lots of pictures during disassembly, those are coming in handy now. The rear frame will be fully mounted as soon as the rear fairing and footrests are finished. For now the …
It was obvious: M8 screws with 5 mm hexagon socket, where the tool cross-section is smaller than the cross-section of the screws. This could not end well. Actually, I only wanted to disassemble the calipers, clean them and reassemble them with new screws to keep the look uniform on the machine.