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    Quote Originally Posted by BloodLeshen View Post
    So I've read you guys used the Osram H4 Cool Blue light bulb? It still a good option? Not sure if you still find the plain Cool Blue however I know there is Cool Blue boost and intense. From what I gather the standard light is a 35/35W - Halogen bulb. So the12 V,60/55 W lights works without problem or did I miss something?

    My figo's light bulb needs to be replaced so assumed I could just get the same for the figo if there will be no issues
    If you can find a Osram Coolblue, or even the equivalent from Phillips, they do work well although I am not sure they are worth the extra price, go for it. Stay with 35/35 if you can because the 60/55 might get too hot and cause damage to the reflector inside the headlight. I am not sure that it will, since Twisters are rather robust, but it has happened on other makes of bikes, especially during summer.

    If they do pop easily as said in another post, chances are good they are getting too hot since electrically there is no reason for then to blow.

    I would also make the amber lens in such a way that you attach it to the headlight by Velcro, i.e. removable for night riding. It is much safer and legal.

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    Thanks AMZ. yes i will check maybe I can find a decent 35w bulb for not too much.

    Bought heavy duty Velcro. Must stick 24h to reach maximum strength so will check if they work tomorrow because they really stick to each other that I would rather worry about the adhesive ripping of. I had some old sheets of Perspex from my Btech projects so used that. I still need to buy lamin-x the weekend.






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    Neat man, think I may try something like that...switch it up a bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by BloodLeshen View Post
    Thanks AMZ. yes i will check maybe I can find a decent 35w bulb for not too much.
    Looking great!

    Just another point. Don't skimp on a headlight globe. The el-cheapos Ching Chong Cha types just don't handle the vibrations from a bike well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frontfeebs View Post
    Neat man, think I may try something like that...switch it up a bit
    Thanks frontfeebs

    Quote Originally Posted by AMZ View Post
    Looking great!

    Just another point. Don't skimp on a headlight globe. The el-cheapos Ching Chong Cha types just don't handle the vibrations from a bike well.
    Yes I must go check motorcycle-world or some place because thus far I have not found any place that even stock standard 12V35/35W globes. Not even to mention brighter ones.

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    So I did add the lamin-X although it seems light orange when it's switched on. Still looks more visible than the standard light I guess. One small mod I also did was to carbon wrap the two side panels. On the black CBX those silver panels really stood out and since it lines up with the tailpiece and tank it made sense to be a darker colour. Also the only small scratch on the bike was on one of these panels.

    This was my first attempt at wrapping with vinyl with a hairdryer and my fingers -_-. Was anything but easy and luckily you cannot see the small defects except if you really go look closely. I can always remove it and let it done professionally at someone if I want it 100% in the future.


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    Looks great!

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    Any ideas where I can get a replacement instrumentation cluster? Like so:

    CBX250.jpg

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    From reading this whole thread.. I assume this is one of the first things that break when in an accident. Saw a CBX last weekend also with no cluster casing and only bare clocks. I assume it must be bought at the dealers if you cannot find any at scrapyards :/

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    Group buy anyone? Just need 12 of you.

    https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta...639070e3EmeWmY

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    Quote Originally Posted by abudabi View Post
    Group buy anyone? Just need 12 of you.

    https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta...639070e3EmeWmY
    That's 22-26$ each and must buy 12? so works to around R350 per unit? Actually not bad if you consider plenty of people want them and how much does Honda charge for it?

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    Got a question on the CBX250. What kind of realistic top speed and highway cruising speeds do you guys and gals get?
    Looking to possibly trade my SR250 for something a bit better suited to highway commuting and have always liked the CBX but not sure if its a big enough upgrade from the SR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terence1983 View Post
    Got a question on the CBX250. What kind of realistic top speed and highway cruising speeds do you guys and gals get?
    Looking to possibly trade my SR250 for something a bit better suited to highway commuting and have always liked the CBX but not sure if its a big enough upgrade from the SR
    If no headwind, I usually can cruise at 120 - 125 on the clock. Top speed lying flat about 140 on clock. Headwind obviously will influence that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpius View Post
    If no headwind, I usually can cruise at 120 - 125 on the clock. Top speed lying flat about 140 on clock. Headwind obviously will influence that

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    Then it may work, the SR cruising speed is 90-100km/h and top speed around 120-125. if I hit a headwind, im lucky to get 85 LOL and judging by your fuel economy, its not much more than the SR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terence1983 View Post
    Then it may work, the SR cruising speed is 90-100km/h and top speed around 120-125. if I hit a headwind, im lucky to get 85 LOL and judging by your fuel economy, its not much more than the SR.
    Love the Twister, been on mine to Clarens, Pietermaritzburg, almost every weekend from Sasolburg to Johannesburg, Pretoria and back. Lovely bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpius View Post
    Love the Twister, been on mine to Clarens, Pietermaritzburg, almost every weekend from Sasolburg to Johannesburg, Pretoria and back. Lovely bike

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    Wow that is some long distance riding.

    Anyone try change to taller gearing or better top speed. I see the CBR250 uses a 14t front sprocket that can be a replacement for the stock 13t sprocket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terence1983 View Post
    Wow that is some long distance riding.

    Anyone try change to taller gearing or better top speed. I see the CBR250 uses a 14t front sprocket that can be a replacement for the stock 13t sprocket.
    I've changed to 14 in front ages ago. Also took the snorkels out on airfilter, that is all, dropped on 100km/h by about 500rpm, so engine not running that high on 120

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpius View Post
    I've changed to 14 in front ages ago. Also took the snorkels out on airfilter, that is all, dropped on 100km/h by about 500rpm, so engine not running that high on 120

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    Done the same with my SR, makes for smoother cruising, not redlining it to maintain 100km/h anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terence1983 View Post
    Done the same with my SR, makes for smoother cruising, not redlining it to maintain 100km/h anymore.


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    Ok so I test rode an 09 Twister last night and I have a few concerns with it.

    1st Are the twister engines generally noisy- like sounds like its knocking when on idle but gets quieter when revving up?
    2nd Are the gearboxes whiny when pulling off, couldn't hear it much at speed. Also after the test ride, I let it idle to hear the noise and when I sat on it and tried putting it in gear, with the clutch fully in, it would cut out as if the clutch wasn't engaging but that could be adjustment as the clutch just takes.
    3rd The steering when standing still moves freely but when riding it feels stiff and hard as if the neck bearings are going, usually if the neck bearings are going,it would be stiff at standstill also and not just when in motion. The fact that it shows 9000km on the clock makes me think it may have been in a front end accident and the clocks have been replaced and that could be why the steering felt stiff.

    Any advice on the above would be great, I don't want to waste my money on scrap.

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