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    Default yamaha rd 250 lc

    I'm a newbie starting to build a Challenger.

    Can anyone tell me the weight saving difference between cutting the gearbox off and just taking the gears out?

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    Default Re: yamaha rd 250 lc

    cutting the gearbox off saves next to nothing in weight but it does give you a neat engine and you will probably save more weight in the frame you have to make if it's cut off

    it's a personal choice at the end of the day

    good luck

    tony

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    Default Re: yamaha rd 250 lc

    if you've not yet got an engine yet consider the TZR250 which has taken over the LC as the yamaha engine of choice for F3 - lots more power for the same cc and simple to hoverise and plenty people still running them to give you help and advice

    good luck

    tony

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    Default Re: yamaha rd 250 lc

    Any particular reason why you want to build a 1980s style craft?

    If no-one has told you already, that craft is neither good for racing or cruising so you'll be stuck with operating in a private field.
    The RD250LC was OK in it's day but is so outdated that it's a museum piece.

    You'd be far better off getting a decent cruising hull such as an Osprey or Flying Fish and fitting it out with a Briggs and Stratton or a Kohler. This may cost you a little more but at least you'd end up with something you can actually use.

    If you were building a kit car you wouldn't build a Model T Ford eh?

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