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.