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post #11 of 16 Old 05-12-2014, 02:39 PM
 
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I was looking at it and I realize that there's no support bracket on the cylinder head. So, I'm guessing the bike does not have original engine or at least it was worked on at least once. I'm thinking it is better getting replacement engine anyhow.
IIRC The top mount bracket is different between the 85-87 and 96+ models so a different vintage engine could be one reason.

Other reasons could be the PO pulled the motor and gave up on the upper motor mount (which can be a real bear to line up) or he was stunting/jumping the bike and bent/broke said mount...the latter being something I have experienced.

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IIRC The top mount bracket is different between the 85-87 and 96+ models so a different vintage engine could be one reason.
I am new to Honda Rebel 250's, and learning as read here and there. Are 85-87 model year referred as the first generation? Then, 96 on is the second?

Can I positively identify what year this engine is by looking at the S/N on it? Or do they completely look different?


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I think you're right about a replacement engine. Be sure to do a compression test before buying. Parts bikes with decent engines periodically turn up on craigslist within a few hundred miles of me.
I am also checking the local Craigslist for possible parts bike. There's one bike in Miami but it is no runner. And there's no photo with the ad. While it is fun to think about getting it, all I need is another non-runner to take up the space.

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I am new to Honda Rebel 250's, and learning as read here and there. Are 85-87 model year referred as the first generation? Then, 96 on is the second?
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Can I positively identify what year this engine is by looking at the S/N on it? Or do they completely look different?
The engines look similar, but the first gen had a smooth valve cover and a chrome carburetor cover while the second gen has a finned valve cover and no carb cover.

If you come across one with chrome valve & lower case covers and gold-ish carb cover, it's most likely a 1986 Limited Edition motor...although such finishes are not difficult to replicate with 85-87 covers at a local plater.

Also, it's easy to swap valve covers back and forth too...best bet is to make sure the owner knows for a fact what model year the engine hails from.

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So, I think what I have is second gen engine.
Does this mean the engines from 96+ can be used on this frame that has 2002 tag/decal?

See there's no top mount installed in the photo.
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Yes, you just need a 96+ upper mount.

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Parts 11 & 12 along with three each of 21 & 26

IIRC there's something that mounts to the left side bracket, it might be parts 30 & 8 but someone with a 96+ can confirm this (I have a 96 but don't have access to it at the moment).

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Okay, thank you for your replies.

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