So; ive only been off-roading since last January (25+ years of motorcycling mind) and im ABSOLUTELY LOVING IT. **WHY THE HELL DIDNT I DO THIS EARLIER ** In this short time ive had: XR400 (Loved it - not sure why i got rid to be honest) WR250F - Got it for leccy start. Wish i hadnt bothered. Bored me stupid. KTM 500 EXC - Stupidly quick for the UK lanes i use. Too much - too soon. So now ive just taken delivery of my first (Off-road) 2 stroke [2006 Model EC 250], and after a few tweaks, a service and check over with all new oils, plug, HT lead, air filter and a good greasing of bolts, pivot points etc; today was our first adventure together. Just a few local green lanes here in the UK - so nothing very scenic, and all fairly flat and boring - but we had a blast none-the-less :-) Full ride-out with friends tomorrow, and if i see anything scenic i'll get some snaps. Then im looking to do a few races / Hare and Hounds events with a friend - which was the purpose of this machine. (Easy + cheap maintenance hopefully). Ive not actually cleaned it since ive had it, and it was already muddy in these pics. Not sure why it looks so 'clean'., because it really isnt ! [/url] [/url] [/url] No problems at all so far apart from one: The "breather pipe" than comes from the front of the cyclinder (2006 model bike) was looking tired so i decided to replace it. Upon pulling it off, it became obvious the old one was nipped tight in the middle - and wouldnt have let anything through. I laid a piece of rag under the nipple on the barrell overnight until i got a new hose. When i went to fit new breather hose, there was a few drops of oil on the rag, and even now after a small run out on the bike, its still dropping the occasional spot of oil. I suspect its been 'blocked' up for a while, but is this anything to worry over ? Cheers - Ride safe all.