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A bit too much on the ghey "cafe" stuff...like the pedestrian slicer and replica lucas tail light...but none the less...I can appreciate a cb250 motor.
 

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A bit too much on the ghey "cafe" stuff...like the pedestrian slicer and replica lucas tail light...but none the less...I can appreciate a cb250 motor.
 

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I have a little trouble believing Dunstall would stick a hot water handle on the rear sets. Plus equal trouble believing Dunstall made cafes that small.
 

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I have a little trouble believing Dunstall would stick a hot water handle on the rear sets. Plus equal trouble believing Dunstall made cafes that small.
 

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What's to appreciate about the cb250 motor? We got the 350 the 250s less sickly sibling. Three is nothing remarkable about the 250 except that the didn't sell it here.

It is a little misleading to call that a dunstall, only because Paul didnt build it any more than I built it. Sure the tank and seat appear to be dunstall pieces (probably for a norton), and the rear sets are, the front fender is stock minus the supports. Overal the paint has a lot of tricks that are more recent than vintage (the norton style Honda logo - I think Carpy sells them on his site).

Dunstall did make kit parts for bikes that small, but really didn't start messing with hondas until 73. More importantly bikes built by dunstall were re-vinned as such. My 72 dunstall norton says dunstall on the headstock although the numbers are still the norton's vin.
 

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What's to appreciate about the cb250 motor? We got the 350 the 250s less sickly sibling. Three is nothing remarkable about the 250 except that the didn't sell it here.

It is a little misleading to call that a dunstall, only because Paul didnt build it any more than I built it. Sure the tank and seat appear to be dunstall pieces (probably for a norton), and the rear sets are, the front fender is stock minus the supports. Overal the paint has a lot of tricks that are more recent than vintage (the norton style Honda logo - I think Carpy sells them on his site).

Dunstall did make kit parts for bikes that small, but really didn't start messing with hondas until 73. More importantly bikes built by dunstall were re-vinned as such. My 72 dunstall norton says dunstall on the headstock although the numbers are still the norton's vin.
 

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quote:Originally posted by Hoofhearted

I have a little trouble believing Dunstall would stick a hot water handle on the rear sets. Plus equal trouble believing Dunstall made cafes that small.
That faucet handle makes the whole exercise stupid.
 

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quote:Originally posted by Hoofhearted

I have a little trouble believing Dunstall would stick a hot water handle on the rear sets. Plus equal trouble believing Dunstall made cafes that small.
That faucet handle makes the whole exercise stupid.
 

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Might be fun for a third of that price - or less. I don't know - is the Dunstall engine stuff worth money? cuz you can get those tanks and seats anywhere, I think
 

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Might be fun for a third of that price - or less. I don't know - is the Dunstall engine stuff worth money? cuz you can get those tanks and seats anywhere, I think
 

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I don't remember dunstall ever making engine parts for the 250. At least I never saw a catalog that listed them but I have only seen two catalogs.
 

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I don't remember dunstall ever making engine parts for the 250. At least I never saw a catalog that listed them but I have only seen two catalogs.
 

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doesnt really sound like there are any real engine mods....i assume that its just one of those..."its laud so it must be fast"
 

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doesnt really sound like there are any real engine mods....i assume that its just one of those..."its laud so it must be fast"
 

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The nice part about dunstall stuff is it usually has the dunstall brand stamped or glassed somewhere in the part. Tanks always have the makers mark glassed in the bottom, clipons are a top clamp design and have dunstall stamped in the top plate. The fenders have dunstall embossed into the leading edge of the front fenders. If you have to do "research" beyond looking at the part and finding the dunstall mark then it probably isn't dunstall. That doesn't mean the parts aren't good or better than dunstall. The clipons look like aluminum units, where as the dunstall stuff was usually cheap stamped and chromed steel.
 
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