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Old 12-12-2012, 06:00 PM   #4
Lone Trail Of Dust
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Joined: Sep 2007
Location: West Coast
Oddometer: 410
I had a '78 model and used it to race desert. A lot needed to be done to the suspension in order to get it to work at higher speeds but mainly stiffer shock and fork springs. I had some re-valving work completed as well, and an increase in rear shock travel. BUT, the big thing was to change the swing arm. I had one of the first ProFab's for the IT175. What a BIG difference! Could not believe how much the stock swing arm flexed until getting this mod. I also had quite a bit of porting done to the piston and barrel. It drank gas big time after that but it would haul ass. Super reliable and good bike even as a race only bike.
2012 Yamaha Super Ténéré
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