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iansoady

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Re: Honda CB250RSA tips?
« Reply #30 on: March 31, 2022, 09:11:09 AM »
Thanks Martin. Off to see the faceache one tomorrow.....
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Re: Honda CB250RSA tips?
« Reply #31 on: March 31, 2022, 12:34:46 PM »
Good luck Ian-I hope you can source a suitable bike at a good price.
A few years ago (like most bikes of this era)there were plenty around but values seem to increase exponentially -especially at 40 years when classic vehicle status is reached.
I'm planning a trip out to Droitwich PO tomorrow in the hope of getting my RS and KZ440 registered tax free-they are both already MOT exempt. (wife wants to have a look round the town.)
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Re: Honda CB250RSA tips?
« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2022, 09:22:35 AM »
He's just sold the red one  :( but he has another blue one in even better condition having been restored by an ex-Honda mechanic - with a huge pile of receipts etc. Having spoken to the seller on the phone he seems like a decent chap so am off to see it on Sunday.

I was really looking for a project but ratty ones seem to be going for £700+ on ebay so £925 doesn't seem bad for this one - the days of £35 bikes have long gone. We'll see. He's fitting headlamp etc at the moment.

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« Reply #33 on: April 01, 2022, 09:29:32 AM »
Good luck with that one then-sounds like a fair price. Is it far away? I'm sure there will be jobs you can do on it! Off to PO now to try to sort out classic vehicle status for my RS and KZ.
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Re: Honda CB250RSA tips?
« Reply #34 on: April 01, 2022, 10:29:45 AM »
Certainly looks mostly all there Ian and as Martin has said, seems like a fair price given what some folk are asking and again like Martin says, I’m sure there will be jobs to do on it... they’re “never finished” as the saying goes. Best of luck with it, obviously keep us posted 🤞👍
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Re: Honda CB250RSA tips?
« Reply #35 on: April 01, 2022, 10:56:07 AM »
Could be a great big dollop of good luck, by the looks and sounds of it! 🤞🤞🤞
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Re: Honda CB250RSA tips?
« Reply #36 on: April 01, 2022, 11:16:23 AM »
Thanks all. The seller also has a featherbed framed Norton single so must be a good chap!
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« Reply #37 on: April 01, 2022, 04:41:39 PM »
Got my RS changed to historic vehicle status today :) Another reason to get one!
Not sure what's going on with the fuel pipe in the pic? Presumably it's just tucked out of harms way as the bike is put back together.
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« Reply #39 on: April 02, 2022, 09:10:55 AM »
Many thanks Martin, have been watching the second although not as good as the one I'm going to see tomorrow. The other may have a bit too much  to do......
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« Reply #40 on: April 02, 2022, 09:20:31 AM »
Many thanks Martin, have been watching the second although not as good as the one I'm going to see tomorrow. The other may have a bit too much  to do......
Well-you did say you wanted a project Ian!
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« Reply #41 on: April 02, 2022, 01:14:02 PM »
There are projects and there are heartbreakers.........
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Re: Honda CB250RSA tips?
« Reply #42 on: April 02, 2022, 05:36:33 PM »
That looks promising!
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Re: Honda CB250RSA tips?
« Reply #43 on: April 03, 2022, 03:39:37 PM »
Well, the little blue Honda is now in the garage - the seller delivered it to me for the same cost as shiply etc would have been after I went down to see it this morning. As always, looked better in the photos than the flesh but seems very sound. Immediate jobs - get a prop stand (several on ebay), sort out wiring which has been mangled, does sound tappety so need to look there. I don't think it's more serious. The bike came with a whole sheaf of receipts from David Silver and a well thumbed haynes book of lies so need to have a good look through these.
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Re: Honda CB250RSA tips?
« Reply #44 on: April 03, 2022, 04:21:31 PM »
Great result Ian, congrats on your new purchase 👍. Keep us posted on any developments once you start to tinker with it.
Cheers, Michael