Hello from midwest USA Found this forum few weeks back after accidently finding an srx250 while hunting for parts for my other yamahas ( a pair of XT225s & several TW200s). The srx250 i found had been parked since the mid 90s by the original owner. Her son decided to keep her Seca instead of the SRX. . Being far more interested in dual sports i ignored the increasing urge to pursue the SRX for nearly 2 weeks as it was 2 states & 300 miles away (500km for you Aussies?) But when a deal came up on a TW200 that was within 2 hours drive of the SRX my willpower caved in & I went to see them both & came home that day with an SRX ! (No worries, the TW was much closer so i told that seller i would return to retrieve it the next day, so 2 winter projects scored in one day !) . My SRX is missing the front fairing, but does still wear its belly pan Still debating if I want the 80s square headlight & stock fairing, or if i will adapt a 7" round LED in its place... It took about 3 weeks to get the parts here to get it running after a 1/4 century in a partly roofless garage (so yeah its got some corrosion spots here n there) but it cleaned up fairly good & looks great from about 5-10ft away LOL . All it took to revive sleeping beauty was a good thorough cleaning of the carb (FULL of weirdly green syrupy goo, secondary slide was gummed shut & the secondary jet had to be cleaned in place, as the screw slot was too mangled to dare trying to remove) Also had to reseal the intake boots until XT350 ones came from Aliexpress (a great tip found on this site!) The chain & sprocket were rusty & seized BAD in spots so ordered a set from the UK. Gas tank petcock & lines had to be gone over as previous owner has (most) the parts in a bag from decades ago, presumably why it was parked. amazingly only a few small screws & a hose clamp were M.I.A. The hardest task was remaking the now rock hard fuel hoses that feed the petcock. Took an hour just to fish 2 feet of new hose into those spring sheilds, ugh ! Got new petcock & fuel strainer seals to stop all the drips (was SO close to running but then had to wait a week for the seals) Brakes were shot so new pads & shoes (warning the SRX250 NICHE brand shoes available needed some serious sanding down to fit in the drum, poor quality control) I had to rebuild the front caliper & master cyl, a first for me, nothing but globs of crystalline gel in there, caliper seized tight. All told it took under $200 in parts to revive it after 25 yrs neglect in a shed, & my carb rebuild worked first try ! (rare for me LOL) The only thing i have left to do (besides make the front end/headlight less ugly) is to source some tires as the originals have DEEP dry rot cracks several inches long. Of course now i find out at least the front tire size is Unobtanium here in the USA so may be spending an arm & a leg shipping from overseas. Its nearly winter here so i have time. I have put about 12 miles on it so far, just around the block as i am leary to test the tires much. A few short bursts of throttle up to 60mph or so have been relatively disappointing in comparison to my bored piped & jetted xt225... Not sure if my SRX250 truly is 17hp vs 30+ like some stats say. Or if the carb "seconday" that i had to free up is again inoperable ? I can get it to rev well up to 9k, just doesnt really pull very hard vs my xt225 thats rated at 20hp (& maybe juiced up to mid 20hp or so with mods). I do have a slight low rpm throttle bog on the srx when trying to idle around at 5-10mph so perhaps more carb work is in order, can you SRX guys "feel" the secondary kick in ??? Well, looks like i just wrote more of a build thread novel than an intro...so yeah, new member here with an SRX250 thats getting some love this winter & hello to my fellow forum members !