Restoration Project


XL250 Restoration

Presented by redbug2


Log Entries

Work Start Date: 2009-07-26  Work End Date 2009-07-26
Title: Purchased BikeHours: 0 Cost: $0.00
Work Descrption: Obtained bike from Mid-Ohio Swap. Needs some work... Looks half decent.

Work Start Date: 2009-07-28  Work End Date 2009-07-28
Title: Diagnosis of BikeHours: 2 Cost: $0.00
Work Descrption:

Needs an ignition. Ignition that came with it is for a tractor. Tried to start engine, air coming out of carb. Checked cam timing, looked good. Took off intake valve cover, valves a little tight, loosened, same issue. Took of exhaust valve cover, tappets 3/4" up... Took off head cover, rocker arm cracked in two. Ordered new head and cylinder from Ebay. 

Work Start Date: 2009-08-01  Work End Date 2009-08-02
Title: Got Bike RunningHours: 3 Cost: $0.00
Work Descrption:

Changed head cover with rocker arms. Changed camshaft. Checked carb, it was clean. Tumbled tank got most of rust out. Got it running.

Work Start Date: 2009-08-24  Work End Date 2009-08-24
Title: Transferred TitleHours: 1 Cost: $97.00
Work Descrption: Was sent title, went to notary and transferred ownership.

Title: Put on a hand leverHours: 0 Cost: $0.00
Work Descrption: Busted cheap hand lever, put another one.

To Do Entries

Title: Stop Ticking in EngineHours: 0 Cost: $0.00
Work Descrption: Must take engine apart and see why it is ticking.

Title: Get new Hand LeversHours: 0 Cost: $0.00
Work Descrption: Old hand levers are plastic and junk, must find nos levers.

Total Cost: $97.00    Total Hours: 6

Parts Wanted

Desired Cost
Date Entered
Part Description
Tail light and rear turn signalElectrical$30.00 2009-08-04
Connecting RodEngine$50.00 2010-10-15

I want a crankshaft and connecting rod.

Parts Purchased

Date Entered
Part Description
Cylinder and HeadEngine$45.00 2009-07-29Purchased cylinder and head from ebay.
TachometerFrame$20.00 2009-10-29Got a used tach, one on bike is reading but its not responsive or accurate... Hopefully this used one will be better.
Ignition and Seat LockElectrical$25.00 2009-08-04

Purchased ignition and seat lock off of XL350, hope the ignition is right, doubt seat lock is.

KeysElectrical$10.00 2009-08-12Purchased two Keys that matched the numbers on new ignition and helmet lock.
TestTest$5.00 2010-10-15Tester

Total Cost: $105.00