I hate to tell you this but I've had either 3 or 4 of these and the engine died at about 50,000km on each one. As I recall it was big ends each time. I didn't bother to repair them as low milage second hand bikes are cheap here. My CBR250 however has an engine that won't die (it won't start at the moment but that is probably plugs)Digit":3fqpb1ql said:Honda VT250.
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I bought it as seen and it looked great. Most of the problems were hidden under the tank, seat etc. Like 7 out of 10 dowels were missing, several 'O' rings, carb inlet stubs were damaged, the rad frame was broken, a crack in the lower crankcase, the oil filter retaining spring was on the OUTSIDE of the sump and sealed with silicon, 3 stripped threads, heat shield between rocker cover and coils missing, one missing and one broken exhaust stud, twist of wire to replace 'R' clip on rocker shaft, rear brake seized, oil lost from one leg, seals wrongly fitted to rear shock so bearings shot, harness damaged, horn U/S, part of clutch cylinder missing, brake pistons siezed, 11 water and carb hoses gone hard, carb inlet rubbers gone hard, Choke cables U/S.
I think you get the picture.
I've made new hoses, new dowels, 'o' rings, welded the rad frame, had the crank case welded.
I've reached the point of either giving up or accepting that I've put too much effort into it to give up now, and I don't normally give up!
I would but the shipping is outrageous :lol: It might even be more expensive than getting stuff locally.Digit":biivp6wf said:If I give you my address could you send me one? :lol:
They are very rare over here due to the change in learner laws back in the 80s, sourcing parts has been a nightmare.
Depends on the size. Small ball bearings will approach 20K rpm, bigger ones may only be good up to 12K rpm. Shielded bearings will usually have a higher rating than sealed, and open bearings will be faster yet. Here's a chart from SKF:Digit":1wqf6pia said:
The speed limit for a ball-bearing depends on the strength of the (CAT)apault Roy!Digit":1c2o72zl said:
Did you realise that a cat that has just had a pebble go past its ear can accelerate from 0 to about 40 mph in about 1/4 second. I don't think it's agin the law here :twisted: :twisted: Unless you get caught :roll:Benchwayze":2hy17p0s said:The speed limit for a ball-bearing depends on the strength of the (CAT)apault Roy!Digit":2hy17p0s said:
yes, I know. It's against the law to frighten cats. I am only joshing of course.
Hasn't anyone hit one with a car or shot one or something? They get hit by cars over here from time to time. Probably scare the cr*p out of somebody, though."There have been thousands of reported sightings of large felines on moorland and in woods and fields across the UK for centuries"