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3P Racing




eXTra Products




Baja Designs


NRG Motoaction


Ρεκτιφιέ Κουρνούτης



  Busy Unicorns  

Flipped Horizons




Moto Market




Why Not Cycles


Christina’s motorbike

   Of course, it’s much more convenient if Christina uses an identical motorcycle with mine, so we can carry common spare parts and tools. This way it will be much easier to fix any mechanical faults on the road. In Greek “Leon ida” means “I saw a lion”! I am looking forward to the moment Christina will be screaming: “Leon ida”, but she will not be calling her motorbike!!!


Doctor, I think I got a problem: I compare everyone to my ex…


   Watch Leonida on the first video I ever filmed and check out one of the most important reasons I always choose this kind of motorbikes for my adventures.



Honda XR 250 3V (MD30)

Engine : 250 c.c., single cylinder, air-cooled

Starter : electric & kick starter

Year of manufacture : 1997

Mileage before the trip : Unknown



   Before starting such an adventure we should rebuild and modify our motorbikes. The procedure was similar to the one I followed for my previous XR, but I did it even more carefully. For the engine rebuilding I trusted the N.R.G. repair shop.

I was disassembling Leonida before handing it over to Dimitris…


All the works that have been done are reported in detail below :


  • Reconditioning of the cylinder
  • Replacing of piston
  • Replacing of piston pin and circlips
  • Replacing of piston springs
  • Replacing of cam chain
  • Replacing of cam chain slider
  • Replacing of exhaust & intake valves
  • Grinding of valve seats
  • Replacing of valve stem seals
  • Replacing of all gaskets
  • Replacing of all bearings
  • Replacing of all seals
  • Replacing of all copper washers
  • Replacing of all o-rings
  • Cleaning of oil strainer screens in the clutch compartment and on the frame

Transmission and final drive

  • Replacing of chain slider on the swingarm
  • Replacing of sprockets
  • Replacing of chain
  • Replacing of all gaskets
  • Replacing of all bearings, except the crankshaft bearing at the side of alternator
  • Replacing of all seals
  • Replacing of all copper washers
  • Replacing of all o-rings
  • Replacing of clutch cable

Fuel and air supply

  • Cleaning of carburetor
  • Replacing of carburetor’s o-rings
  • Replacing of accelerator cables
  • Replacing of air filter


  • Painting of exhaust muffler & pipes
  • Replacing of the gaskets between the exhaust pipes and the cylinder head ports


  • Replacing of swingarm, shock’s arm & linkage bearings
  • Servicing of front & rear suspensions


  • Welding around the sidestand
  • Painting of frame


  • Replacing of wheel bearings & seals
  • Replacing of tubes and tires


  • Renewal of brake fluid on front and rear brake systems
  • Replacing of brake discs and pads
  • Replacing of brake fluid seals and dust seals on the caliper pistons of front and rear brake system
  • Servicing of front and rear brake master cylinders
  • Replacing of dust seals on the rear brake’s lever

Electrical system

  • Servicing of wiring loom


  • Replacing of speedometer cable



Leonida after rebuilding and upgrading!


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