Well this is our first project and we thought what better way to document the build than through a blog. The donor for project switch is a beast of a thing, a knarly little 81 Yamaha XS250. We found this in a shed in a little town called Ipswich commonly referred to by locals as "THE SWEEEAAACCCHHHH" plus or minus a twang and a twitch.

It was a non-runner not having been started in about 6 years, had only 30k on the clock and a few dings to the tank, exhausts, fender. Carb inlets were shot, gas cap wouldn't open with the key, but the engine was still in pretty good condition.

We kicked it a few times and managed to turn it over although it didn't seem to hold charge.

Now we have a starting point next up is the tear down.


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