edit: see last page... had fun for a while, restoring it now. it'll be the loaner/wife's dirtybike... ok, so i started with this... a POS 1977 Yamaha IT 250, bought for a couple hundred bucks, dirty but running fine. threw it in the back of my suburban... got it home and in the shop, thought to myself wow, this this is f'ing ugly! so i start stripping it down... note the awesome overspray. the plastics were attacked with some rattle can... more stripping... and some mock up... dug out a MX? tank and a YZ 400 aluminum swing arm... and since aluminum is purdy when polished... come to thin of it, magnesium, too... found some forks from a YZ 450F... and a bit more mock up somewhere in there i pulled the motor apart. YZ jug and piston, IT head, boyesen porting (think that may have been a mistake), case split, everything new. getting closer... make some parts here and there... 20 minutes and there's some quick risers... bike's a roller... forks lowered about 3", rebuilt. make some more stuff... aye, that'll do 'er.... more makin'... it's not 100% done, but it's running/riding. my goal was just to have a cheap project to keep me busy between other projects (everything from old harleys to 80s GSXRs). random stuff: new pirelli mt trials tire on the back old mefo trials tire on the front, 19" rim laced to a KX hub 2007 YZ 450f forks sun sprockets, did chain uni pod filter (that sure made jetting a pain in the ass) modified IT pipe jetting still isn't 100%, but it's close. pulls the front wheel off the ground in all 5 gears, starts/idles well, etc. not planning on painting it, just padding/upholstering the seat... register it on the street and ride it around.