1974 Cooper Enduro 250
Showcased is my 1974 Cooper Enduro 250 motorcycle with a 5 speed transmission. I bought the bike new in 1974 when I was in college. I rode the bike a few miles during the summer of 1974 and then parked the bike in my brother-in-laws shed. Over the next 30 years my boys and I started and rode the bike a few times when we were at the farm. The bike then sat for 11 years till I decided to restore the bike in 2015. The bike only had 441 miles on it, but was in rough shape. As you can see from the pictures there was a lot of work to do. I started from the ground up and put 3 years into the project and put more than 3 times the original cost in the bike. Luckily we had started the engine a few times during the years that it sat, so the engine just had to be gone through and cleaned up. The bike is 99% original including the original tires. The only replacements made were a new clutch, throttle, and speedometer cable (they were all frozen), and I lost the original kick starter so I had one made based on a picture of an original Cooper.
Thank you for sharing your Cooper, Murray!