1981 Honda XL250

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - In Your Shed -

Owner: An­drew French, Hitchin, Hert­ford­shire Owned for: 25 years So far: did a full nut and bolt resto 6-7 years back What’s next? make sure it gets used

Iwas given this Honda XL250 by a friend about 25 years ago, to use as a win­ter hack. Time went by un­til even­tu­ally he said, ‘just keep it’. So I used it for a bit, then it got put into stor­age where it was laid up for a few years.

Then even­tu­ally I got hacked off with it sit­ting there do­ing noth­ing, so I took the whole thing apart. A whole five years then drifted by un­til I even­tu­ally re­stored it to how it looks now. It’s not en­tirely nut and bolt orig­i­nal, but it shines well, al­ways seems to at­tract at­ten­tion, and I still en­joy rid­ing it.

And that’s surely the whole point of the thing, isn’t it?

An­drew’s led his XL250 up the gar­den path

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