Posted 05 September 2006 - 12:28 PM
Thanks but I already have a cylinder from huskynw. I saw that and would have jumped on it but TT already came through. I have no clue what happened to my cylinder. I posted some pics a bit ago where the ring groove gave way to the head bolts. Looked like they were getting blown out in all spots. Halls said they never saw that happen but I can see how it could. All the 2 strokes have helicoils installed for the head bolts by the factory. Apparently the head bolt pattern for the 250 is the same as the 360 so with the bigger bore, there is less clearance between the inner o-ring and the head bolts. I kind of think my bike may have had some catastrophic internal explosion at some point to do that kind of damage but since it was used, I'll never know.
SO, I'm done with used bikes as my main ride and will be picking up a new TE 450 on thursday.