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Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' started by Drew, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. ok before i start i HAVE done a search onhere but no info on what i wanted.


    Im possibly looking at one of these for my first bike for a few reasons

    1 - like the look
    2 - like the vtwin
    3 - its around my budget
    4 - reliable???? <- This is where my confusion lies

    I have heard/had reports that they are great engines/bikes after all it is "similar" to the Spada and VTR250


    Have also heard that the engine crank bearings and cam chans can be dodgy and that he front discs have a lot of problems too

    can anyone confirm or deny this?

    edit: and theres even one on ebay....$500
  2. Yes cam chains are dodgey on all VT series according to my mate who works at a bike shop. My Spada cam chain tensioner is being replaced ATM.

    Apart from this my bike is mechanically excellent according to the bike shop (and I didn't buy my bike off them so it is not in there interest to lie).