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Date Posted:07/22/2015 4:12 AMCopy HTML


GoPro helmet camera from one hour cross country event.  Despite numerous practice starts, my bike would not start when the green flag dropped.  It took about 20 kicks and I lost 20 seconds (I was having issues with idling).

I fell on a minor hill twice and had to re-pass other riders. 

My best pass was over taking two bikes in the minor mud patch. The grass track and open sections were fun and the four stroke showed its ability to close on the two strokes.  I am still learning to pass in the woods.

I finished 1st in the 50+ intermediate class according to mototally.  But scoring at the track was manual and there was some sort of protest (perhaps some one was not scored, I never learned the details) between initial race results posting and handing out plaques at the post race ceremony, so I got 2nd.

Mototally shows me #8 of 43 entrants. The race was a blast.

Next round the bike will have some go faster mods, including header and SuperTrapp muffler,  aluminum bars, CR250M forks, plus more weight reduction.

https://youtu.be/vPQ5w_FWuek
1oldgoat #1
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Re:1972 XL250 helmet camera 2015 Unadilla Vintage Rewind Cross Country

Date Posted:07/26/2015 1:16 AMCopy HTML

 Enjoyed the video! You make it look easy going fast on the old XL!  I am certain there were quite a few riders with a look of surprise on their faces when you passed! With some weight savings and a few engine modifications you will have a solid bike, and the way you ride a true giant killer!

 Thanks for sharing!

 David
Davy123 #2
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Re:1972 XL250 helmet camera 2015 Unadilla Vintage Rewind Cross Country

Date Posted:07/26/2015 9:01 PMCopy HTML

i might have a big bore piston you can have for the postage ...i'll have a look tomorrow..
XLerator #3
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Re:1972 XL250 helmet camera 2015 Unadilla Vintage Rewind Cross Country

Date Posted:07/28/2015 11:09 AMCopy HTML

1oldgoat and Davy123,
Thank you for viewing and for your comments.  
Davy123 - very generous of you to offer the big bore piston, thank you.  BTW, my wife is from Whitby, North Yorkshire and only came to the USA in her mid 30s.
Davy123 #4
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Re:1972 XL250 helmet camera 2015 Unadilla Vintage Rewind Cross Country

Date Posted:07/28/2015 6:09 PMCopy HTML

I'm from Scotland ...the piston i have  is 80mm giving 290cc its complete with rings and pin, however the teflon wrist pin buttons are missing, its in good used condition....


Go soothingly on the grease mud ... as there lies the skid demon! ...





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