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MT250 Budget Build
« on: Jan 25, 2017, 11:51:51 »
Picked up a mostly complete MT250 about a year ago and its been sitting since.  With the RD mostly complete these days I think its finally time to get this thing road worthy.  Originally I wanted to do a CR top end swap but everything starting adding up to way to much money, so my plan is to try and keep it budget friendly.  From what I can tell at some point the motor blew a piston as its pretty knarley up top, but i drained royal purple out of the cases that looked to be in good shape so im hoping it was taken care of.  The carb was also in really good condition, almost looked new.  Already picked up a box of parts someone was getting rid of that has some pieces I needed.  This will likely become a commuter bike and i'll sell the VFR as Im ready to get the Vtec out of my life.

Goal is to have it road worthy by the first of May for the Kentucky Dakar.  Might be trying to call in a favor or two from MrE


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Re: MT250 Budget Build
« Reply #1 on: Jan 25, 2017, 11:54:18 »
Yep.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Re: MT250 Budget Build
« Reply #2 on: Jan 25, 2017, 12:10:52 »
Sign me up.


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Re: MT250 Budget Build
« Reply #3 on: Jan 25, 2017, 13:19:56 »
I'll watch.
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Re: MT250 Budget Build
« Reply #4 on: Jan 25, 2017, 15:28:16 »
I am in to help...gonna need some on my 550 !
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Re: MT250 Budget Build
« Reply #5 on: Jan 29, 2017, 20:16:47 »
In for another 2t build.


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MT250 Budget Build
« Reply #6 on: Feb 14, 2017, 10:48:56 »
Got the cases split to see what needed work inside. Piston exploded so it's been sitting a couple years with no piston, figured seals would be shot at the least. Inside it looks like the two small countershaft bearings need replaced and one of the crank bearings needs replaced. Crank itself seems to be in pretty decent shape, gross but minimal slop and the lower bearing seems nice. Transmission seemed to be about perfect.

Now time to go hunting for bearings.


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Re: MT250 Budget Build
« Reply #7 on: Feb 14, 2017, 10:59:09 »
pull them all out and take them to the local bearing place, you'll save a lot of $$ or get the measurements and do the same.
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Re: MT250 Budget Build
« Reply #8 on: Feb 14, 2017, 11:20:31 »
pull them all out and take them to the local bearing place, you'll save a lot of $$ or get the measurements and do the same.

I went through this with another bike, we never were able to find a bearing shop around the city.  I'll jump on a local forum and check again though, looking to save lots of $$$ for sure

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Re: MT250 Budget Build
« Reply #9 on: Feb 14, 2017, 13:08:16 »
Shit, give me the sizes and I'll go see my local guys, priced in CAN you get 35% off and if a good deal I'll drive them across to Maine and mail them to you.
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