Who is an XS250 expert?

I saw on a recent post that at least one person on here has owned a Yamaha XS250 in the past. I have bought a pair of wheels - 18" front and 16" rear (drum) and would like to know if anyone can tell me the year? I think it’s a custom model, possibly US? as I belive the UK standard model had 18" wheels all round.Any info would be appreciated!

Not sure anyone would own up to riding one of them:D

I had a yamaha XS650 special and the rear and front wheel was that size ,and the 250 specail (custom) was also a uk model in the early 80`s

try this ,some info here http://www.yamahaclub.com/forums/index.php?showforum=33

Cheers people! What I’d really like to see is a history of all the various models that came out with related specs. I’m thinking about putting these on my XJ550 so forewarned is forearmed! So I might need forks, caliper, yolks, etc…