EX Australian Army Suzuki DR250

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EX Australian Army Suzuki DR250

Post by hell-fire » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:01 am

I recently saved this from being broken up for parts,

It is a 1985 model Suzuki DR250cc and our Army never had lots of them, these were mainly used by Transport unit section commanders, Signal Corp, Military Police and Special Forces had them as well, needs a few parts of which I have gathered most of them, after I get some more information to clarify a few points I will start a massive tidy up.

If there is interest I will post more photos.

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Re: EX Australian Army Suzuki DR250

Post by ccandgc » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:09 am

Good for you for saving it! Post pix of the clean up. Definitely worth saving, and a unique bike! Plus, it'll be fun to ride! Is there any sort of nomenclature tags on it?
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Re: EX Australian Army Suzuki DR250

Post by hell-fire » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:38 pm

G'Day Chad,

Yes it does have tags on it on both sides of the headlight surround you can just see one in the first picture, some of the parts I need have started arriving and I got a bargain replacment seat in minty condition so all is going well so far, lots of cleaning up to and painting to do though as this Bike has had a hard life .
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Re: EX Australian Army Suzuki DR250

Post by ccandgc » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:10 am

I see the tags now, thanks for pointing them out. Looks like a fun project!
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Re: EX Australian Army Suzuki DR250

Post by hell-fire » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:40 am

Update time.

The bike has been at an old school bike shop and is being worked on as I type, they have it running and is starts easily after some Carburetter work needs a new cam chain and a couple of other little tweaks.

They think I am mad for spending money on this old thing but it is history and as I work for our Defence Dapartmrnt out here and making contact with the right people I was able to find out its original registered number and by sheer chance a guy sent me a couple of photos of it in service with the Military Police.

So there is no way I am not saving it now.

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Note. If anyone knows where I can get a rear Parcel rack for one of these please get in touch.
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Re: EX Australian Army Suzuki DR250

Post by ccandgc » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:34 pm

That is awesome! Being able to find history to go along is lucky! This restoration is minor, compared to some crazier stuff people have restored!
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Re: EX Australian Army Suzuki DR250

Post by ccandgc » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:37 pm

There's some Chinese junk listed on fleabay, and more modern looking stuff. Not sure what they looked like, but maybe a start.....
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