November 1980 model XT250G. Bought from a mate with a valve through the piston back in say 2003. Rebuilt engine 2004. Engine sat on bench till july 2010. Frame sanblasted and enamelled around 2005. Tank repainted (Roughly) by me sep 2010. Everything else stripped wire brushed ,cleaned,painted Sep-Oct 2010. You might say it was a little long term I suppose,Worth it to me though! Great bike the old XT.