As many people here, i also subscribe to the "its better to build it then buy it mentality". Just something about envisioning a project in your head, building it mentally thousands of times over before you even start collecting parts that just consumes countless hours of my days.
So, I decided I needed a new dirt bike, long story short they dont make any big bore 2 strokes anymore in modern a modern chassis. So I made one.
Its a 2002 KX250 and swapped in a 2000 KX500 engine. Its a blast and everything i've ever wanted in a bike.
Was built frame off and took about 3 months total.
suspension by precesion concepts racing (thanks bob bell)
swing arm and rear engine boring by wsuwrhr (thanks for everything)
frame mods by vintagespeed and myself (thanks for the use of your welder)
engine mods by myself
pipe and silencer by PowerPros
and yes, she absolutely gets with the program...