advice on an old Kawasaki

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hello, I'm not racing but I do have a question on a vintage trials bike.
I'm looking at buying a 1973 Kawasaki KT250. It's very stock, a beautiful little trials bike. However my experience with all pre-1975 Kawasaki's (street up till now) is that Kawasaki tends to discontinue supplying parts for them. Does anyone know the parts availability for this bike? Like, say if I need a new crank seal some day, am I screwed? Also, I'm not familar with "trials" bikes. I hear they are geared super low in order to climb rocks, stumps, spectators, etc... Does this mean they also redline at 50 mph?
Thanks,-Dana
 
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Wow! I can't believe this bike completly escaped my notice back then(or at least my memory). I remember the Yamaha TYs,and the Honda TLs,but this one I can't recall at all. :ohmy: It's a sweet looking little bike though. If you can get it for a good price,you should snatch it up,and worry about parts later.

Did Suzuki make one I forgot about too? :whoa:

Cheers!
Bruce
 

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ol' Dirt Bike Dave knows how to find the pics of the rarities!

well done
 
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Ha! I remember that little Suzi, now that I see a picture of it! Sorry, my buds and me were pretty much Euro snobs back then. If it didn't come from Spain,it wasn't a real trials bike.Plus,there weren't a whole lotta trials bikes around here anyway. That RL looks like it means business.

Cheers!
Bruce