RD250 Cafe – Handlebars

This one should be short and sweet. We’re removing the handlebars and controls today. The handlebars are held in place by two large bolts that pass through rubber shock absorbers. By removing two cotter pins, two nuts, and the front brake line, the handlebars should pull free. First, remove the two cotter pins and nuts as

Virtual Gaming Table

My group of buddies here in town loves to play tabletop games as an excuse to get together and drink homebrew, eat pizza, and catch up with each other at the end of the week. I generally act as the “Game Master” for these games, and have always been a fan of computer generated maps. Before

Pen Turning Made Easy

After sitting in front of a computer for 8 hours a day, there’s something extremely cathartic about finishing a hands-on project in the shop. The “finishing” parts are usually few and far between with as many “in progress”  projects I have on my roster. Enter the artform of pen turning. In the span of half

RD250 Cafe – Back End

It’s been awhile since I’ve sat down to type up the progress on the bike. I’ve gotten so far ahead of myself that I’m scared without proper documentation I won’t be able to get this thing back together! So taking a break from the garage to write up some past work.

In this entry, I’ll be looking at removing the back-end, including the lights, rear fender, and rear tire. Last time we finished up with removing the main harness and battery box.