1979 Yamaha XS250 Flat Tracker Style
(Featured 31st May 2013)
Registration: CAP 530T
Sellers original description:
Yamaha XS250, 1979 one previous owner, according to known history from DVLA not taxed after 1982, wear to brakes, discs, original seat, levers, etc look to confirm the 2016 miles from new then put in garage claim of the only owner before me, bought by myself aug 2013 and converted over winter, despite being in dry garage some bits had "gone off" chrome wise, headlamp, exhausts and silencers, mudguards, rear light, handlebars etc, these were replaced, with chrome bates style headlamp, motad s/h exhausts, new silencer as seen, with custom removable stainless baffle, stainless 2 into 1 custom branch/collector, f/g front guard, custom seat unit/tail, twin chrome rear/stop lights, standard straight handlebars. All redundant lugs etc with exception of rear footrest mountings ground off frame, supports for seat welded to frame, (could be removed for fitting of a dual seat), custom seat pad fitted. The indicators were not replaced (which is legal for a bike of this age) but switchgear left in place and I have the working flasher relay, I also have the working rev counter and cable, which were not replaced as a matter of style, these will come with the bike.
The tank seat unit and guard were pro sprayed, as seen a bright yellow! the frame aerosol sprayed or hand painted where needed, the latter not immaculate/mint etc but looks good, carbs and tank cleaned out, k&n style air filters fitted, new points, condensor, fitted, alternator, rectifer and vcr unit replaced with tested used units, bike rewired,, alloy wheels touched up, f and r disc brakes reconditioned, (discs perfect) new battery carrier made and fitted, all parts checked and prepared for mot, sailed through that with no advisories.
A replacement fuel tap along with an inline filter was fitted, unbeknown to me said filter was from the republic of crap and split after a couple of weeks not only giving me a petrol foot wash but led to me hurriedly removing tank (in the dark) to prevent a big boom! which resulted in paint chipping on the seat unit I have tried to show that in photo.Have to date done 76 miles since MOT and was still doing fine tuning/setting up when came down with bad chest infection which has stopped such, guess could do with a vac gauge test on carb balance and pro set up, strobe timing etc to get engine running as new (which it virtually is)
I mentioned ill health, that plus the changes in road traffic, road conditions and suspect my riding skills (now an oap and not seriously rode for over 30 years) has convinced me motorcycling is perhaps best left to younger people so bike up for sale! The original road test of these models recorded 93 mph top speed and can well believe it, some in these days of super bikes will laugh at that and the fact that I find the acceleration through the gears a bit unnerving!