Got the itch to try and revive my old 1978 Kawasaki KL250 today that got pushed out of the garage and into the barn for the past year and half. It had the original air filter when I got it 4 or 5 years ago which was turning to dust and sucking it through the carb so a rebore was necessary to get the compression up. Other than that I've done little other than the usual maintenance. It has 9,000 miles on it plus a year of unregistered miles where the odometer stopped working, original exhaust with 30 years of carbon build up, a whopping 18 horsepower and the only way to do a wheelie is stand on the passenger footpegs, and yet is capable of seeing 75 mph with plenty of lead up room. It's also the easiest bike to push I've ridden, put it at the top of a hill against my friend's bikes and just roll down with a dead engine and it goes much further. Anyway back to the point I put a new plug in it, dumped some new gas straight into the cylinder, and about 5 kicks later it fired up and took off to about 6,000 rpm. After shutting it off and adjusting the idle, I retried and it started right up and idled normally. A quick ride later, it proved itself to still be pretty mechanically sound enginewise although it's gained a good bit of rust in some areas. Overall it was a good surprise and I'm going to do alittle work on it and clean up what I can and see if I can find someone who wants a vintage project bike. Enough talk, here are acouple pictures and a Video.