Re: Uh-oh. How screwed am I? (XL250)
Well, another thing not to do on an xl250 is, put it into neutral, roll down a hill, and then kickstart while doing 30mph. The kickstart seizes and locks the back wheel.
Anyhow, from experience, get a workshop manual and get stuck in, its not that difficult. At least you will know if its ok and you won't be worrying about it all the time.
The engine drops out of the frame pretty easily.
It would be good to get the piston moving a bit before you take it to bits though.
2006 Silver TA, Hid conversion.