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Offline Powder Keg

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1975 Honda XL250
« on: May 02, 2010, 08:52:28 PM »
I have a new bike to mess with :headbang: I'm planing on riding this one around this summer. I managed to get it started last weekend.



Hope everyone is well, Wes
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Re: 1975 Honda XL250
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2010, 09:02:16 PM »
I really want to make it look similar to This bike.



I was happy with the way it ran. I am going to adjust the valves, adjust the points, sett the timing, And clean the wiring on the ignition circuit. It should be ready to hit the road at that point.
Wesley P
A Gismo ??? If it has a flywheel or spins and is made with small parts. I'll take one! If it makes noise, moves, or requires frequent oiling and dusting it's a better deal yet. It's especially right if its shiny and bright; but if it's dirty and dull it wont mater at all...

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Re: 1975 Honda XL250
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2010, 11:57:59 PM »
Very cool Wes. What color is it going to become?

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Re: 1975 Honda XL250
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2010, 02:26:29 AM »
Stop it Wes!

You`re stirring thoughts, memories, & wishes.......  :scratch:

All long gone.... Never to return......  ::)



I envy you!  :thumbup:

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Re: 1975 Honda XL250
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2010, 05:38:43 AM »
Nice one Wes,

I seem to have bikes on my mind just recently, rather keen on this one as it's similar to my last one.

It's amazing what you can get for the money these days ... would save me doing all the work again.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180499817748&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:en

I envy you, and please do show the log of what you do to it  :thumbup:


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Re: 1975 Honda XL250
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2010, 10:31:46 AM »

nice bike, i had an XL500S 20 years ago, loved the bike!!


lifes to short not have a few projects!!

i'm part way through tidying up my XJR1300 outfit and keeping the Ural on the road!

my new project is a Honda CG125 outfit! spent the weekend painting the frame and swing arm up.
it'll be a slow but econimical mode of transport when its done!!
if i'd thought it through, i'd have never tried it

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Re: 1975 Honda XL250
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2010, 02:40:14 PM »
I'm just planing on tidying things up on this bike. For now I'll touch up the frame Black. Eventually I'll repaint the frame black and have the tank White like in the picture. I'm trying to get a DXF of the Honda script on the tank. I'd like to cut out some aluminum emblems to match. I'm getting new handlebars, levers, and switches. And the seat will be refoamed and recovered to look like the bike in the picture. I'll keep everyone posted.
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Re: 1975 Honda XL250
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2010, 08:20:56 PM »
I found some switches that will work. New levers, handlebars, fork seals, and cables are ordered. I can't wait till they get here.
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A Gismo ??? If it has a flywheel or spins and is made with small parts. I'll take one! If it makes noise, moves, or requires frequent oiling and dusting it's a better deal yet. It's especially right if its shiny and bright; but if it's dirty and dull it wont mater at all...

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Re: 1975 Honda XL250
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2010, 08:17:23 PM »
All the stuff acept the switch is here\o/ As soon as I get it I'll tear into this toy :proj:
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A Gismo ??? If it has a flywheel or spins and is made with small parts. I'll take one! If it makes noise, moves, or requires frequent oiling and dusting it's a better deal yet. It's especially right if its shiny and bright; but if it's dirty and dull it wont mater at all...

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Re: 1975 Honda XL250
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2010, 10:06:58 PM »
Looks like this could be fun project!
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Re: 1975 Honda XL250
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2010, 01:06:46 AM »
My beast, distances are big out here, this is a struggle on longer rides...



Bought it as a crashed wreck and rebuilt it over a few years....

This one I sold a few years ago, wasnt a great distance machine, vision was blurry at 100 kph  :D, bought this as a few boxes of parts and a frasme.. 100% complete.. yeah right!



 rebuilding older bikes is fun Wes, hope you enjoy tinkering. I did.
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