I ran across my first real race bike, a 1987 KX250, a couple years ago. It had been brought in for service at a local shop.
Long story short, I contacted the owner and bought it. Whenever you have the opportunity to buy a piece of your own history, take it.
Most of my trick parts from back in the day were still on it: cartridge fork kit, Kehein 39mm D-slide carburetor and DMC pull rods. Other parts were not: DMC pipe and silencer. The widened foot pegs were there, but had seen better days.
I have decided to make it the “best it could have been” and am looking for parts and suggestions to achieve this goal.
Wow, I had a 87 KX 125 that Jeff Dirago owned after winning the 86 125 expert title in dist. 34 when I got it it still had the #1 plate on it. This bike was sick, DMC everything, Showa cartridge kit, 86 head, KIPPS spacer, the clutch acc was even lengthened about a half inch, lightest clutch pull I ever felt. I had to put 2 or 3 head gaskets on it when I did the top end, all sorts of wierd stuff. Oh, by the way had to line up with Bruce culkin, kieth trokoli, carter gurnee, chris povoll, and when he was around, Scott Sheik. Lucky me. Believe it or not they ran lap times very close to Carlo Coen, Kurt Mcmillin, and Mike Spear, In schoolboy!!! Went to southwick every year to watch them battle the best.