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VTR250/VT250C Engine swap. Possible or not?

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' at netrider.net.au started by RobPatto, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. I have purchased a Honda VT250C with a good engine but bent frame as a parts donor for the bike in my profile pic and now the opportunity has arisen to purchase a VTR250 with a blown engine but good everything else.
    Will my spare VT250C engine go straight into the VTR frame or are the mounts different?
    Thanks in advance.

  2. Isn't the VT250C motor a big old air/oil cooled lump, and the VTR250 a much more recent water cooled motor?
  3. No.
    They're both water cooled V twins that have been in use for many years.
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  5. Thanks for your reply oldcorollas.
    The frame on the VT250C you have pictured is slightly different to mine but it still illustrates, I think, the problem that I face.
    The VTR frame has a centre engine mount between the cylinders that the VT engine lacks.
    Not possible to swap the VT engine into a VTR frame is my guess?
    • Agree Agree x 1