So I'e been interested in cafe racers and vintage bike about as long as I've loved classic Japanese cars. So I finally ran across a cheap enough old Honda that I thought was interesting. It is a 1973 MT250 Elsinore (wait, a 2-stroke enduro?). I figure since I've never rode a bike before it would be a good project and since its small and light, a good learning bike.
Anyway the plans for it are as follows:
- Get it running
- Convert to 12v
- Get a title
- Lower it/repaint/different tank, seat, front fender (ditch the rear fender completely)
- Paint it (the tank/battery cover/front fender) red with a shit ton of flake
- Clubman bars (don't want to commit to full clip-ons because I'm a big puss, etc etc.
Not what you'd expect for a cafe project! I figure it should be a cool project for my first bike.