[Note: I've crossposted this over at 2strokeworld as well] I have harbored a secret love for two-strokes for a long time and yesterday I finally gave in. A new (to me, that is) 1973 RD250! Not a project either, rolling, running, and registered, albeit it with cosmetic issues and a few missing bits. I'll be cleaning her up and restoring her a bit, all factory, no mods for style or speed, just reliability. At most, I will put on clubmans for a track day if I get her running right, than swap back to stock on the way home. I've always liked RDs and I'm thrilled to be able to get one. She is staying stock both because I believe this and its big brother are one of the best-looking Japanese standards ever made, and because it will be a commuter to sit beside my other bike. It has to be predictable/reliable, no seizing at traffic lights or fiddling with pod filters, etc. I'm car free, and while the XT600 has been stone dead reliable I still want a backup bike just in case. That's what I tell myself, anyway... So, anyway, she's being shipped down from michigan in a couple of days - can't wait. More pics, and a slow saga of restoration, to follow. Any advice for a new RD250 owner? Quirks, maintenance shenanigans, tasteful and period-correct reversible mods for reliability?