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  1. Streetgirl675

    Streetgirl675 ...otherwise known as Streetgirl765

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    So hubby and I have decided to have a go at restoring a bike o_O Neither of us has done anything like it before. This could end in divorce :joy::joy:
    Its a KTM 250 MXC, 1985. Little two stroke, not in too bad condition. So not a wreck but still lots to do on it.

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  2. Mark9

    Mark9 Noble Member

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    Nice “little” two stroke, you’ll probably think of it as such right up until you crack the throttle open in second , at which point you’ll almost certainly replace the word “nice” with a stream of expletives! :), looks good, look forward to seeing it post resto.
     
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  3. Streetgirl675

    Streetgirl675 ...otherwise known as Streetgirl765

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    Struggles to start but runs ok when it gets going :)
     
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  4. Octoberon

    Octoberon Crème de la Crème

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    You're describing half the forum members there.
     
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  5. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    What a great project for you and hubby, @Streetgirl675! :) I'm looking forward to hearing about your restoration "adventures" and seeing photos of your progress. And I'll keep my fingers crossed that the "D" word doesn't come up--or at least come up often. ;):joy:
     
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  6. Timothy Peters

    Timothy Peters Senior Member

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    Great bike and very clean.
     
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  7. Ducatitotriumph

    Ducatitotriumph Crème de la Crème

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    #7 Ducatitotriumph, Nov 7, 2020
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    Those things are pretty mental!
    Mate had one and it kept spitting him out the back all of the time.
    Only time it didn’t is when he went through a wooden fence on it and the fence post went through his foot.
    Happy times!
    Ps, he sold it for a “tamer” (!!!!!) cr250 (86) and then joined the paras.
    Looking back, para regiment was probably safer....
     
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  8. Bad Billy

    Bad Billy Baddest Member

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    Loads of fun to be had there, and the beauty of 2 strokes is they are easy to work on, tip - save a head gasket by removing the barrel with the head still on if just changing rings. ;)
    Prepare to eat dirt, MX bikes bite, but are superb for improving riding skills, enjoy getting down & dirty! :D
     
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  9. Bad Billy

    Bad Billy Baddest Member

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    So was I, on a CR500, they were the days! :eek:
     
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  10. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Look at you being all sensitive and defensive, Duck. ;):joy:
     
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  11. ChasChas

    ChasChas Marxist Scum

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    That will be a whole lot of fun. Doesn't look in bad order either.
     
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  12. Bad Billy

    Bad Billy Baddest Member

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    YooooHoooo! Ducky! :kissing:

    Is that why you spent so much time searching the internet for scantily clad females with guns or bikes, to promote feminism? ;)
     
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  13. Bad Billy

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    Shame I found you a new Avatar !

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  14. Bad Billy

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    Or this one that I have named BROKE QUACK MOUNTAIN! :joy::joy::joy:

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  15. ChasChas

    ChasChas Marxist Scum

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    It's the only way you're going to get laid these days, get used to it :D
     
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  16. Streetgirl675

    Streetgirl675 ...otherwise known as Streetgirl765

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    #16 Streetgirl675, Nov 7, 2020
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    Getting dirty like this? 4AFCBA7F-983B-4AEA-9945-CC4EA95E9ED6.jpeg
    Although that is a CRF250, so not anything like a crazy two stroke mx bike :joy::joy:
    Or eating dirt like this?

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  17. Pegscraper

    Pegscraper Elite Member

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    A 2 smoke dirt bike, an ideal project to cut your restoration teeth on. Simple engine and running gear, minimal electrics and a whole heap of fun to be had when it's done! Just the ticket to upset the anti pollution NIMBY's.:)
     
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  18. ChasChas

    ChasChas Marxist Scum

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    *just* before I got my Z1000 I nearly dropped dollar on a street legal KX500. That it's knocking big ends making me walk away likely saved my life. I'd had tankslappers on a jota at (dunno how fast, wasn't checking the speedo) and had owned a few Gixxers but the test ride was 'challenging'.

    Crossers are for the certifiable. Esp strokers. :D
     
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  19. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    How long will that last?
     
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  20. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Not long, I guess! Two minutes judging by your the time stamp on your posts. ;):joy:
     
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