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Old 07-11-2011, 02:17 PM   #1
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Vintage '74 Honda MT250 Elsinore

How about a '74 Honda MT250 Elsinore. This bike has not been restored and is all original except for scott grips and new tires. Has been sitting covered in a garage for the last 20 years or so. Still runs great, starts usually on first kick and is a blast to ride!
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:32 PM   #2
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Wow, that thing is mint. Obviously whoever kept it stored it correctly, I cant believe a gas tank and carb can even still be good after sitting that long! SWEET BIKE!
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:29 PM   #4
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sweet bike! i'd love to pick up an Elsinore one day.
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:51 PM   #5
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That is a real gem. Sweet piece of history!
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Tank & carb are definatly original.....carb was drained and cleaned before setting it up.....tank has a small amount of rust, not bad at all, small inline fuel filter takes care of that. Attracts attention like a hooters girl at walmart whenever I park it anywhere....LOL.
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Its not for sale, not at the moment anyway unless someone wants it WAYYY more than I do...LOL. Title is Texas clear title, Bike was originally purchased at Southwest Honda in 1974. I got it from the 2nd owner who has had it since 1975.
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That thing is beautifull, I use to race motocross when they had steel tanks, lol and about 5 inches of suspension, I,ll bet that bike cost about 700 or 800 new in 74, now they are prolly 7 or 8 thousand
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Dude, You have some awesome toys!

Vintage '74 Honda MT250 Elsinore
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Y Thanks, You cant have too many motorcycles!!!
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Very awesome.
Can't believe that thing is all original.
It's older than I am.
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It really is in exceptional condition for a 37 year old bike.
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Very nice!
About a hundred years ago I had a Suzuki TM400 Cyclone. That was a scary ride. But even then it wasn't as nice as your Elsinore.
I have a question, not to up your thread you could PM the answer if you don't mind...
What kind of ignition do you have on your 650 Streettracker?
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Hey I know what You mean, I had a 74 TM400 Suzuki, what a beast!! On my Street tracker i have the stock points ignition.
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Sweet Elsinore! Reminds me of my first 2 stroke, a Honda MR175 Elsinore, That exhaust brings back memories.
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Thanks Chris, its a whole different feeling riding these old vintage bikes, gotta love it!
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Thanks Chris, its a whole different feeling riding these old vintage bikes, gotta love it!
Yup, They are a blast, wish i never sold mine. Ill have to dig up a picture of mine. I still have quite a few parts for my old bike floating around the shed. A lower end of a motor, a gastank, an airbox, and quite a few other parts.
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Hey I need a flasher relay......it has the same one Your 175 had...its a 6volt small rectangular flasher do you possible have one among the spare parts?
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