Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Maintain your own Spada

There are two main requirements for maintaining your own bike:

1 Information. I have linked in a previous post to a site which has the Spada service manual for download. This is not like a Haynes or Clymer manual, but it has diagrams of the subsystems of the bike, disassembly/assembly sequences, and notes of special tools, sealants and lubricants required. The Honda Common Service Manual is also useful. It is available as a free download, but I can't remember where mine came from. There doesn't appear to be an independently published manual available.

A Google search will provide some information - I found a Japanese site with overhaul pictures and story.
http://translate.google.co.nz/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://ameblo.jp/spada53/theme-10004394464.html&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=10&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dvt250%2Bspada%26start%3D330%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN


2 Tools. Metric sockets, ring and open ended spanners are required. A good torque wrench is very useful. The spada has many bolts with hex recesses, so hex keyed sockets will be needed; good screwdrivers, and an impact driver.

1 comment:

Michael Cullen said...

Hi,

Not sure if this site is still active. I've been hunting around for the Honda Common Service Manual for the VT250 and haven't had much luck. Is there any chance you could send a digital copy to me?

Cheers,

Michael