The XL 250 rebuild in the new shop…

The Honda XL 250 rebuild will be starting at the new shop...

The Honda XL 250 rebuild will be starting at the new shop…

It’s been a long road getting the new MotoPreserve North shop open.  Lots of heavy lifting, wiping away grime, and prepping for a cold winter.  But we were rewarded with the satisfaction of finally seeing the 1972 Honda XL250 in the shop and up on the lift…

Honda XL 250 rebuild: ready for some lovin’

The Honda XL250 finally up on the lift at the new MotoPreserve North shop....

The Honda XL250 finally up on the lift at the new MotoPreserve North shop….

While there is still so much to do at the new shop, the idea of having the very first project in the building, and up on the lift, gave us a certain sense of relief.  It’s time to settle in for the long, hard winter – and build some bikes!

No better maiden project for the new digs than to begin work on, not only a classic, but a bike for our little lady.  Kami will be getting this bike back, her first, with every nut and bolt checked and cleaned.  It’s her first bike, and there is no such thing as “too safe” for any rider, especially a new one.

The Honda XL250, classic all around...

The Honda XL250, classic all around…

All the parts are gathered (many sourced from the great XL Performance site) and in a bin awaiting the bike to be stripped, and cleaned.  Fresh rubber, new cables, chain and and grips.  All the basic shit, plus some fun with touch ups on the esthetics.

Honda XL250 at MotoPreserve North...

Honda XL250 at MotoPreserve North…

We are really looking forward to get this bike up and running safely and properly, and having Kami swing a leg over for the first time.  She will be a gorgeous addition to the back roads of Vermont…

1972 Honda XL250, shot in the confines of the new MotoPreserve North...

1972 Honda XL250, shot in the confines of the new MotoPreserve North…

Sty tuned for the progress…

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