So after a few months without a dirtbike, and itching to have 2 wheels under me again, I decided to take on another bike rebuild project. I initally wanted a thumper, but I didn't like the maintenance intervals and too predictable power-band. I stuck up a wanted ad on good old craigslist for a 2 stroke motocrosser that needed work, and a few days later got an offer for a 2001 Kx250 for $400. I snatched it. Owner said it locked the lower main bearings up and needed some TLC. How it looked when I brought it home in the trusty '88 Ranger. I was glad to see the front and rear rims are Excel laced to stock hubs, it has Vforce 3 reeds, and Protaper 1 1/8 bars with a matching top tripple. The left radiator is shot, the inner clutch basket is broken, kicker level is broke and the stator is shot. All these will be sourced on eBay, craigslist or somewhere else. I'm looking for an entire engine too if anyone has a blown one their looking to get rid of. Teardown! What I found: Sprockets and chain are good, crank is a Hot Rods with no play in the rod, rear shock is blown, so I popped it apart and cleaned the seals and it stopped leaking, forks are leaking (I'll see if I can clean those seals too), rear rim is missing a spoke, tranny is in awesome shape, clutch is good, plastics will make a good learner pair, and frame will need to be re-painted. All in all, I think I got a great deal! It looks crappy right now, but will go together nice. I'm planning to do some port matching/polishing of my own. More to come.