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iansoady

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Re: Honda CB250RSA tips?
« Reply #75 on: May 13, 2022, 08:55:52 AM »
Looks good with the 500 motor but they now seem very rare. I read somewhere that the top engine mounting was a challenge with the bigger engine?
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mthee

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Re: Honda CB250RSA tips?
« Reply #76 on: May 13, 2022, 10:49:58 AM »
What a beautiful bike! Any chance you could list the work done/describe the build?
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Re: Honda CB250RSA tips?
« Reply #77 on: May 13, 2022, 11:14:26 AM »
Yes the top engine mount does need some modification, some people just cut it off but I reduced it's size so I could still bolt it to the frame.
I've done some Youtube videos of the build, type in Honda CB500RS or Honda CB250/500.

Moto63

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Re: Honda CB250RSA tips?
« Reply #78 on: May 13, 2022, 03:48:08 PM »
Yes cracking looking bike tevie54. The black rims set it off nicely. As Bill says, it conjures up what a bike should be, light, nimble, quick... and last but not least FUN.
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Re: Honda CB250RSA tips?
« Reply #79 on: May 13, 2022, 04:45:53 PM »
I've just watched a couple of the vids-very impressive.Have you still got the bike?
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tevie54

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Re: Honda CB250RSA tips?
« Reply #80 on: May 13, 2022, 05:31:18 PM »
Yes I've still got the bike although its doing this funny jumping out of first and straight back in, I'll have to have another look at the gearbox again.

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Re: Honda CB250RSA tips?
« Reply #81 on: May 13, 2022, 08:00:23 PM »
Thanks for the video heads-up. In the comments, someone has tried to get you to part with it and in your reply, declining his offer, you say it isn't exactly relaxing to ride. Did your very impressive, lengthened swingarm help sort this?
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Re: Honda CB250RSA tips?
« Reply #82 on: May 13, 2022, 09:04:58 PM »
The lengthened swinging arm helped considerably, the bike was less twitchy over bumps and the wheelies over the mountain at Cadwell were far more controllable, when I say it's not relaxing to ride I mean It's no longer the softly sprung gently powered moderately braked commuter bike that was the RS250. Now It's a firmly sprung, torquey (32 ftlbs) 40 bhp fun bike with tremendous brakes but still weighing only 125kg, so rather than go out for a gentle Sunday afternoon cruise you find yourself behaving like a hooligan and trying to pull wheelies everywhere and reveling in the torque wave, the other day I found myself pulling 90 and still accelerating (on a private road obviously) I've considered selling it a few times but every time I open the garage door and look at it I just cant bring myself to part with it.

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Re: Honda CB250RSA tips?
« Reply #83 on: May 13, 2022, 09:43:24 PM »
Sounds as though you should also get another standard RS to provide more chance of keeping your licence safe-and stick to the track for the majority of the rides on it.......Might be a bit dull though after the RS500.........
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Re: Honda CB250RSA tips?
« Reply #84 on: May 13, 2022, 10:43:25 PM »
Glad to hear you've tamed the beast sufficiently to enjoy that power to weight ratio. I hope no one ever manages to buy her off you 👍😎
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Re: Honda CB250RSA tips?
« Reply #85 on: May 14, 2022, 08:43:11 AM »
enjoy that power to weight ratio. I hope no one ever manages to buy her off you 👍😎
Yes I totally agree with Matt, looks like waaay to much fun to part with, especially given the amount of work you’ve clearly put into it. 👍
Cheers, Michael