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New Member New MVX250 owner saying hi

Discussion in 'New Members Say Gday' started by DMC, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. DMC

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    Hi, I'm Paul and I've just purchased a non running mvx250. Chasing a wiring diagram to help sort out some bugs.

    I've restored many bikes over the years especially honda cbr250rr (mc22) and I still have many parts lurking.

    Just finished a cool looking rebel 250 made to look like a 1940's army bike.

    I'll try and post some pics.

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    Welcome Paul, good luck with the MVX, I like those smokers.
     
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    :welcome: Paul, nice bikes, never actually seen a vmx in person
     
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    Neither have I until that garage door went up. He wanted a carton for it. I couldn't give less than $100 for it.

    Even if it doesn't ever run or get on the road. Very interesting bike to have in my collection.
     
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    Welcome Paul, nice bikes.
     
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    :welcome: Paul.One of my mates bought a new MVX 250 back in the days , went pretty well but it did have a strange note though.
     
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    Frankster See the world before you leave it. Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew

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    Welcome @DMC Those MVX250's are a rare bird. I've only ever seen 2 in my life... one for sale and one at Broadford a few years back (see pics). They share many parts with the 1983 VT250F. It was like Honda decided to hedge their bets and release a 2-stroke and a 4-stroke in basically the same frame and with common running gear. I'll be following your build with great interest. best of luck.
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    That bike looks nice.
    I will start a build thread soon.
     
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    Frankster See the world before you leave it. Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew

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    You can always get this model from Tamiya http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/14023/index.htm

    Although, I think there was 2 versions of the MVX250. The Tamiya model is the one with more plastics. Their spiel suggests 40hp, but I was under the impression it was closer to 49hp and the engine was more torquey than your normal 2-stroke.
     
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    I'm time poor as it is without building a model. Pretty cool though.
     
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    Frankster See the world before you leave it. Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew

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    I hear you. "Time Poor" is a pretty common sentiment on this forum. It's unusual for a mass model maker like Tamiya to produce a model for a bike that had just one run. The MVX250F must have been very popular in Japan. They certainly made plenty of VT250F models (see below). I have some experience with the VT250F, so might be able to help you on non-engine related issues. Good to see Grey has provided a wiring diagram for you. Good luck.
    VT250F Round Frame Model.jpg VT250F Square Frame Model.jpg VT250F Integra Model.jpg VT250F Integra Single Seat Model.jpg
     
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    Seems it was the precursor to the NSR250
     
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    Thanks grey for wiring diagram. This will help heaps.

    Yeah frankster I've been told heaps of parts are the same. Trying to engine to start first and go from there.
     
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    There were quite a few sold here in NZ. There's a thread on Kiwibiker about them with some good info.
    In my limited experience with them, the ignition for the center cylinder seems to die as a common thing.
    Piston problems in that pot too are common as to solve balance problems, in some versions I believe they have a much larger OD gudgeon pin in that pot...
    They're an oddity - but a running one is actually quite nice.
    Good find.
     
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