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Project My 1987 VT250F2H Race bike

Discussion in 'Your 250cc Projects' started by Spotthedogg, Nov 23, 2016.

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    Hello all, I wanted to share the ridiculous build I have done on my ever developing track machine. I love the bike ad I think the engine and chassis are still top notch in the class and besides I am in too deep now ;)

    I started with a 1990 VTR250 and raced it for a year but then bought a grey market F2H since it was supposed to have a fair bit more power. It turns out that it doesn't :(

    Here is a rundown of all the mods on my bike:

    De-tabbed, lightened and seam welded the frame at the head tube braces then powder coated.
    1990 VTR250 swingarm
    1989 CBR600F Hurricane rear wheel (17x3.5") with a CBR125 disc brake
    Custom rearsets
    Airtech Streamlining bodywork
    1990 Honda CB-1 complete front end with cartridge internals (3" wheel/fender/caliper/rotor/triples w/VTR250 steering stem welded in)
    Chinese clip-ons
    Magura 15mm HC3 radial master cylinder
    Russel braided brake line & Carbonne Loraine brake XBK5 pads, ti banjo and rotor bolts
    CBR600F4 shock custom built with proper spring, extended and custom valved
    CBR600RR coil on plug conversion
    CBR1000RR kill switch and throttle housing with a R6 tube for 1/6 turn
    CB-1 non vacuum petcock
    Koso RX2-NR GP tach with temperature
    All Balls steering bearings
    Custom rear sprocket by Rebel Gears
    Quick shifter
    Factory Pro shift kit and jet kit
    AntiGravity LiFePo battery

    New parts and plans on the bench:
    Full race undercut transmission from a 1990 VTR250 (runs a 428 chain instead of heavier 520)
    VF500F +1mm pistons and rings
    Yamamoto Titanium exhaust imported from Japan meant for a 2009ish VTR250, needs some modification
    Going to machine some weight off the stator
    Spada 250 Intake cams (searching...)

    Here is the VTR when I bought it July 2013

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    And ready for my first track day a month later

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    Then for my first race the following spring

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    On to some action shots with the VTR250

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    I had a lot of fun toward the back of the 250 Lightweight Supersport grid that year but finished the year by winning the season ending 2 hour endurance race in the Solo category!

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    Then I bought the 1987 VT250F2H from a shady importer in Toronto.

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    I bought some paint and a $15 gun

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    And then I put her in the weeds :(

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    Then my girlfriend got hooked and bought a 2011 CBR250R

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    The Race Gadgets quick shift actuator

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    The CB-1 41mm front end going on

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    The Magura HC3 :cool::D:bowdown:

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    I may as well post a couple more of the CBR250R while I am in the mood ;)

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    Yeah, she is getting better!

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    Welcome to the forum Spot. Shame about your second VT250F...crashing is always a bummer.
     
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    Lucky man Spot having your partner wanting to join you on the track.
    Bikes 'look the goods' too.
     
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    I think you'll be needing a couple of stickers for your bike Spot old mate.!!
     
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    Haha, thanks all! Crashing is expected and I was unhurt plus the bike only required minor surgery!
     
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    I have support from a sign shop I do business with ;)
     
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    Yeah well, that part is awesome... we are basically just best friends and roommates these days :(
     
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    Maybe I'll get lucky and kiffsta will send me some in my box that hopefully also contains Spada cams!
     
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    I had achieved my two main goals for 2016, to get into the 1:24's and to beat #509 who I could last season not keep in sight.
    In the two final rounds (4 races) I beat him twice! Here's a few cool shots of our battles.

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    I have been busy this off season! I pulled the engine and refreshed it. I built a new dash and support. I made a beauty Yamamoto header for a 2007+ VTR250 fit my bike. I got the CB-1 front wheel powdercoated to match and I got a RedBull wrap on my front fender.

    This was the header as I got it

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