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how much for new rings

Discussion in 'Maintenance and Servicing' at netrider.net.au started by wilhelmshock, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. looking at buying a VTR250, but it needs a fair bit of work done, at least new rings, possible a tune on the front shocks and some exhaust piping, any idea how much this all would cost?


     
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  2. Why would you buy a bike that needs to be gutted before you can ride it?
    You know that rings won't be the end of it, right?
     
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  3. Yeah if it's worn down to the point that the engine needs a rebuild then the rest of the bike is sure to follow.
     
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  4. yeah, fair enough.

    I think i'll steer clear of that one then
     
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  5. I agree.

    If it needs rings, then it needs pistons.. then maybe cylinder head work, and valve train, then bottom end.. and then there is the drive train.. .
     
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  6. Why do you suspect it needs rings?
     
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  7. well, there was some blue smoke coming out the exhaust when we took it for a test ride, and a friend of mine who knows a lot more about mechanics told me that meant it needed new rings.
     
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  8. if it hasn't been looked after... more like a whole two new slugs and probably sleeves. $$
     
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  9. thanks for the advice guys, decided against it
     
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