Honda XL250 S dirtbike

1979 Honda Other

Price: US $400.00
Item location: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Make: Honda
Model: Other
SubModel: 250 S
Type: Dual-Purpose
Year: 1979
Mileage: 20,000
Color: Red
Engine size: 252
Vehicle Title: Clear

Up for auction is a 1979 Honda XL250 S. This is a vintage bike and has seen use. CONDITIONPaint work. body. lights. and controls are fair. The paint is flaking in some points. notably the gas tank and fenders. Both the clutch lever and brake levers have the ball ends broken off. The stop switch works but is stiff. the lighting switch was custom made from a sheet of 14 gauge steel and does work. The lighting system is currently blown from water working its way into the connections. This is a simple fix with WD-40 and new bulbs. All of the mounting hardware is there. The rear tire will need to be renewed soon. in about 10-15 hours of trail use. The front tire is good. still has deep knobs. Both tires are free of dry rot and hold air. The engine has been rebuilt over the course of two months. with less than 3 hours use since. Very good to excellent condition. It was run in properly to allow the piston to seat in the bore. Currently there is a Wiseco forged piston 1mm over stock bore (75mm. 10:1 compression. 252 cc actual displacement) with accompanying bore and honing done at Bore Tech Racing machine shop of Goshen. Ohio. A NOS XR250 camshaft has been installed. with new aftermarket continuous cam chain that has been properly tensioned. The clutch is well within wear limits and still grabs like new. A new engine oil screen has been installed along with an oil change after the run in period (currently holding Honda Gen 4 10W40) The shifter pawl and drum have been rebuilt using NOS parts. New head gasket. base gasket. tappet cover gaskets. side cover gaskets. and the rocker box has been resealed properly with high temperature copper impregnated RTV. The alternator side case was at one point broken by a chain but has been brazed together and holds oil like new. The transmission shifts through all 5 gears and finds neutral very easy. Kickstart only engine. The valves were clearanced during rebuild. but will need to be redone in 10 hours as the cam chain begins to slack. The fuel system is in good condition. the tank will eventually need to be relined. Currently has clear fuel line and a free flow in-line brass fuel filter. Carburetor (Keihin PD A series) has all new seals all the way around and is jetted for the paper Kohler filter. No sticky float. Choke is only needed on cold days. The electrical system is in fair to good condition. New ignition coil installed with brand new plug. The old battery powered harness has been removed and replaced with a batteryless XR harness. New voltage regulator installed off of the alternator. THIS BIKE IS 6V!! The light setup is currently blown. and I didn't see the use in buying a new sealed beam when I was just riding trails in the daytime. Has a tail light and license plate light. Again. the connection shorted by water will need to be renewed and fresh bulbs installed. This bike is a dual sport. Depending on your state's requirements. this can be titled for street use in an afternoon. Has a custom fabricated license plate bracket. Some states require a horn and stop light. this bike has neither. It has been used mainly for trail riding since I have owned it and the previous owner as well. This bike is older and has seen some hard use during it's life. It is not the prettiest bike on the block. but with a little elbow grease and time it can be restored to like new condition. The engine is already there. the rest is up to you. This is a perfect candidate for a farm bike. weekend trail rider. or city cruiser. It gets surprisingly good fuel economy and would be great for getting around town for a college student. This bike gets sold with the old XL250 harness (with coils) and Haynes Workshop Manual. LOCAL PICKUP ONLY. Seriously. get a trailer or something. I'm not going to rent a truck to send you a dirt bike. Any more questions or concerns on something I haven't included. feel free to drop me a line. I also have a video of this running that I can email you.

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