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Re: Honda CB250RSA tips?
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2022, 08:33:27 AM »
Looking at the pics, I personally DON’T think he’s cut the frame. Obviously I could be wrong but looks like he’s mounted the indicators to the rear of the frame rails. Plus looking at the “build” generally, he doesn’t strike me as being the type of bloke that owns an angle grinder.....or even a hacksaw come to that 😉😼🤷???🤦???🤦???

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Re: Honda CB250RSA tips?
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2022, 09:23:48 AM »
Many thanks again all especially Martin for the comprehensive rundown. I wanted to go & see that one but he's not available today which is the last day of the auction. If it finishes with no bids I'll see.

Came across this as well which looks rough but cheap.  https://www.gumtree.com/p/honda-motorbikes/honda-cb250-rs-/1426750944    No compression? Could be all sorts. I am looking for a project rather than a running bike.

The place you refer to Martin - the classic bike shop - is indeed in Redditch and has a good range of bits & bobs including exhausts for the Honda. It might look - and sound - nice with a pair of Goldie silencers...
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Re: Honda CB250RSA tips?
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2022, 11:27:10 AM »
Sounds to me like you need a Conda 250 !
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Re: Honda CB250RSA tips?
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2022, 12:03:33 PM »
Came across this as well which looks rough but cheap.  https://www.gumtree.com/p/honda-motorbikes/honda-cb250-rs-/1426750944    No compression? Could be all sorts. I am looking for a project rather than a running bike.

"Decompression lever needs repairing" wouldn't it be sweet, if it was just the lever stuck, holding the valve open?
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Re: Honda CB250RSA tips?
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2022, 01:08:13 PM »

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Re: Honda CB250RSA tips?
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2022, 03:03:29 PM »
Sounds to me like you need a Conda 250 !

Not to me I'm afraid.....

I've tried texting the compressionless one but no reply yet. There's a quite tidy bike on facebook marketplace - which I have never used - for £950 which rather puts the bobber in its place although I'm really looking for something to play with. The bobber has finished with no bids, surprise surprise. I'll see if he gets back to me.

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No-one here have one they want to dispose of (except spooky)?
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Re: Honda CB250RSA tips?
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2022, 04:29:08 PM »
That looks quite tidy for the price.

Will need grab rails or a carrier.

Kms? Is it an import or has he fitted some other clocks?

Mileage may be verifiable by the documents or old MOT's?
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Re: Honda CB250RSA tips?
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2022, 05:50:49 PM »
It does look ok, I can`t manage to sit on one as footrests are too high for my hips,  try before you buy ! I  have had the same  problem with every honda I have had since 2011, mostly twins (cb450dx/cb350s-g, nighthawk) but all either had to have footrests lowered or repositioned and none of them were comfortable.
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Re: Honda CB250RSA tips?
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2022, 08:55:25 AM »
I had the same problem with a grey import 400 four I owned for a year or so. I lowered the footrests (and lengthened the gear lever as my feet were too big!). I will need to do something to make it mone whatever.

Another project on ebay starting at £475 but it looks very rough. Tidy from a distance but probably not what I want. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/185360412478
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« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2022, 07:36:39 PM »
Well Ian, if you wanted a project -that could keep you occupied for years. Looks to have spent some time outside or in an extremely damp environment. Not worth much more than the start price IMHO.
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« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2022, 09:09:24 AM »
I'm going to have a look at the facebook one on Friday. Wish me luck. It does come with a pile of old MoTs etc although oddly when I put the reg number displayed into the DVLA MoT checker it says not yet tested. I will need to have a careful look.

TBH if it's decent and checks out I might offer near the asking price.

In other news delivered the xmax to its new owner yesterday morning and he seemed very pleased with it so that's good.
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Re: Honda CB250RSA tips?
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2022, 10:43:49 AM »
Best of the bunch, IMO 👍 Fingers crossed for you for Friday!
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« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2022, 12:35:51 PM »
Yeah... best of luck with the viewing Ian 🤞🤞
An old mate of mine got back in touch with me the other day after many o year. He was waxing lyrical about our times on our RS250’s... great memories, great bikes. Don’t think you’ll be disappointed if/when you get one 👍
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Re: Honda CB250RSA tips?
« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2022, 02:51:57 PM »
Having done some more research and considering what Martin said I see that the rear wheel and its cush drive setup is a weak point. To the extent that some people have said the cush drive locating recesses can greak up.

I was wondering whether a wheel from something else - say a GS250 - might fit if necessary after making suitable spacers etc to get everything lined up? Obviously would need a lot of thought but basically small capacity rear wheels from bikes of this era are much of a muchness.

I may well be overthinking this of course and will find that it is OK after all. And the little Honda won't be getting excessive use......
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Re: Honda CB250RSA tips?
« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2022, 06:33:07 PM »
Having done some more research and considering what Martin said I see that the rear wheel and its cush drive setup is a weak point. To the extent that some people have said the cush drive locating recesses can greak up.

I was wondering whether a wheel from something else - say a GS250 - might fit if necessary after making suitable spacers etc to get everything lined up? Obviously would need a lot of thought but basically small capacity rear wheels from bikes of this era are much of a muchness.

I may well be overthinking this of course and will find that it is OK after all. And the little Honda won't be getting excessive use......
Yes Ian, I'm pretty sure the RSD (De Luxe-electric start)  model rear wheel (as opposed to the RSA which has the cheapo cush drive ass'y) will bolt straight on.
There are quite a few RSA rear wheels about on Fleabay - well there used to be - and I've not heard of the locating recesses breaking up . As I think I said my first RSA  had high miles (I think it had been desptatched in London)and I never had a problem with the rear wheel itself-just the cush drive IIRC .And as Imay have said the difficulty is getting the bushes out.
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