VT250FII.. apprently

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VT250FII.. apprently

Postby VTR250 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:34 pm

Hello all, let me introduce you to my bike!

I got this machine for $500 NZD with 2 other parts bikes. Its been a great project and is very near to completion (I took it for a ride yesterday, what a fun bike) To be honest, I'm not actually sure what it is! I believe it may be a VT250FII? (http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/ ... 50f_87.htm) Its got 77thou ks on the clock, so she's getting up there, but it starts and runs good, after a carb clean and valve adjustment. It has twin front disks, with a Enkei front wheel and nissin calipers. Apparently not very common, and I'm not sure if these came with the bike from the factory, or if someone has put them on afterwards. Perhaps someone here may recognise this bike and shed abit more light. But anyway, onto the photos!!!
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Most recent photo, iv got some tabs to repair on the front faring
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I love those front brakes!!
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Progress..
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This is what it looked like when I first saw it
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Re: VT250FII.. apprently

Postby ExTex77 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:51 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum.
Not a model imported into the USA, so the Australian members are most likely to recognize the model.
A good paint job and it will be an eye catching bike.

Ride safely,
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Re: VT250FII.. apprently

Postby Murdo1 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:42 am

Welcome.
Definately an F2 with the square tube frame. Looks to be a 'grey import' model (Japanese market model brought in 2nd hand) but they are all the same mechanically, just some bodywork differences. Does it have the 80Km hour red light still?
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Re: VT250FII.. apprently

Postby VTR250 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:31 am

I should have put more thought into my username.. :roll:

Cheers Murdo, I havnt had it upto 80km/h yet, but I do have a "speed" light on the cluster. Do you know if these bikes come from the factory with twin disks up front? I ask this because I suspect a brake rebuild will be on the cards and parts will need to be ordered
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Re: VT250FII.. apprently

Postby Murdo1 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:17 am

Yes, factory twin disc.
The 'speed' light will light up at 80Km/h and unless you take the bulb out it will worry you when riding.
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Re: VT250FII.. apprently

Postby VTR250 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:27 am

Awesome, cheers mate. A fellow vt owner had the idea of installing a warning light when over charge to the battery is detected. I may change this speed warning light (why do they need a light warning you of speed??? Like the wind blowing in your face and a speedo isn't enough :lol: ) to a warning light for the battery, a relay that switches at a particular voltage would do the job nicely. But removing the "speed" writing on the clear plastic may be a job on its own, hopefully the writing isn't imprinted. I'm very happy with this bike though, I was thinking of selling my project car to fund a motorbike (iv had afew dirt bikes, but nothing road legal) but iv owned my project car for 8+ years, the thought of selling it broke my heart, till this bike came along, now I can have the best of both worlds :D
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Re: VT250FII.. apprently

Postby Murdo1 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:16 pm

Good idea with the speed light.
I think it is to warn the rider in Japan that he has broken the speed limit but just annoying here. My F2 had it and first ride I thought something was wrong when I looked down and saw a red light on. I slowed down and it went off, speed up and it's on again. There will also be a speed limiter in the back of the speedo which cuts ignition when you hit 180Km/h, but I never worried about it. :D
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Re: VT250FII.. apprently

Postby VTR250 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:12 pm

Credits for the over charge warning light go to "old rider". If anyone has a solution for removing the white writing, I'm open to suggestions, scratching it off doesn't appeal to me. Wow, speed cut at 180km/h, do these bikes even get upto those speeds?

I'm picking up a fuel tap today, from a CBR600. Seems finding parts for these bikes is abit trickery. If people are interested, I can take photos of the mods required to make it suit this bike, if its even possible
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Re: VT250FII.. apprently

Postby ExTex77 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:43 pm

If you get the CBR600 petcock to work on the bike,
it would be useful information to know how you made it work.

Ride Safely,
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Re: VT250FII.. apprently

Postby spotthedogg » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:07 pm

If it is a 1987 it is a FII-H, I have one :)
If you want a 17" front wheel a Hurricane 600 wheel will plug and play :)
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