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Sunday, May 22, 2011


Couldn't undo the rotor-bolt because I couldn't stop the crank turning. Tried it in gear with someone sat on it with back brake on, but still no luck. I was thinking of fabricating a holding bracket from mild steel flatbar or put the drivechain through some steel tubing, but thought I'd give this a go first. There is, of course, a special "Rotor Holding Tool" but I don't have one.

Anyway, I put a small patch of rubber on each contact point of a household G-Clamp and it worked first time!! All I have to do now is find a damned rotor-puller. 20mm thread I think. Anyone got one??

Just found an old 20mm oil-filter bolt (from the CB250 itself) and used that as a rotor puller. Worked a treat! I like finding things around the garage that can be made to do the job of an expensive "Special Tool" like the £36   "07733-002-0001"  from David Silver.

Just for the search engines...
How do i remove the rotor from my Honda CB250N Superdream? Honda Part No : 07733-002-0001 CB250N Superdream "Rotor Puller Tool" can be replaced with a cheap oil-filter bolt from a CB250N Superdream. 


Fishbait said...

Nice bit of Macgyver Tom.

Klaas De Craemer said...

MadDogMcQ, sorry to ask again, but I think my previous post went unnoticed:
What exhausts have you put on your cb250? Are they original?
I bought replicas at some time ago (probably the same as offered on davidsilverspares) but my local mechanic has doubts concerning the internal pattern (being too restrictive).

MadDogMcQ said...

Sorry mate - didn't notice a post about exhausts. The silencers are original Honda parts found on eBay. I would have been quite happy to use the Wemoto pattern parts though. I think your mechanic is OVERLY concerned about them.

Klaas said...

Wow, original exhausts, I'd kill for that! (not literally ofc). I also bought the collector box and downpipes from wemoto but had to return the pipes because they wouldn't fit. So I'm a bit wary of non-Honda parts.

Anyway, good luck with the rotor reassembly!

Ian said...

Good news indeed :)
... and I was just about to mail you and ask how you were doing. Heres hoping you get sorted sooner than later

local mechanic said...

I am also looking for a local mechanic to install spark plugs in my vehicles. I have surfed a lot for a local mechanic but didn't found the required results. Please do share some experienced local mechanic for me.

Bike Details

Honda CB250N Superdream
Reg No : ORH746W (ORH 746 W)
Reg Date : 1980
Orig Colour : Blue
New Colour : Black
Current Owner : Tom McQuiggan
Current Location : Horwich, Bolton, UK.