Hi ADVer's! I've been a lurker on the site for a while and feel that I've got something to contribute now. I've been riding dirtbikes for the last 10 years and have wanted a dual sport for a while to do some back country exploring on. A new bike is out of the budget right now, wife and kid comes first. I picked up a 1987 Honda XL250R for $500 from Kijiji for a cheap dual sport project. I've heard positive things about the reliability of these old machines and figured it would be a worthy project. Its a non-runner and needs some work to say the least. This is what she looked like when I got it home. I put a carb rebuild kit in it and got it running. Not very well though. I also noticed that the head gasket was covered in silicone So the bike and engine will come apart for inspection and refurbishment.