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Old 08-31-2012, 04:07 PM   #616
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Big time score for you Blakebird!
I have one too, and love it. You are right.
Stock gearing is perfecto for tight woods riding, but, way
too short for fire trails or open road.
I have geared mine to the moon and it is still too short for
it's new intended purpose.
This early picture was with a 45 rear sprocket and a 14 front I believe.
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:42 PM   #617
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I toyed with the idea of sumoing my KDX 250 SR.

Your pics have just reminded me how harsh hindsight can be..
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Old 09-01-2012, 03:03 PM   #618
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Took off the blue painted steel bars and put on ProTaper SE's with new grips and a new clutch perch/lever.



Got rid of the red XR fender and cleaned things up.



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Old 09-04-2012, 05:43 PM   #619
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Been lurking a long time and finally joined. Here is my little MX125C I just went through. You may not see many of these.

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Old 09-06-2012, 08:02 PM   #620
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Been lurking a long time and finally joined. Here is my little MX125C I just went through. You may not see many of these.


I think this was a great bike...and a great idea! A race bike, which was a step below the higher-priced YZ line-up. I raced against one on my YZ way back and couldn't beat him...and I'm sure it couldn't have possibly been because he was a better rider than me!
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:11 PM   #621
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Been lurking a long time and finally joined. Here is my little MX125C I just went through. You may not see many of these.

Dam nice bike...
What year is it?.. MX125C.. being a "C" should be 1976 ?
The first YZ mono was the 1975 "B" model... That looks identical
to the 1974 YZ apart from the colour & graphics..
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:51 PM   #622
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Hey Pete,

You are correct it is a 76 model. This bike has more in common with the YZC than the 74 YZ. The tank is steel and a small amount larger than the alloy YZC tank, same shape though. The motor has a steel bore instead of chrome and the carb is a 30mm compared to the bigger YZ carb. Fenders are the same as the YZC. They all interchange. With the Curnutts on the rear I am right at 8" of rear wheel travel which is more than the YZC.

I think this one of the prettiest Yamaha's from the period. It has just great lines. I searched for one of these for 35 years.

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Old 09-07-2012, 06:13 PM   #623
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These are gettin hard to find also. 1976 YZ400C. I will start the resto on this tomorrow. This thing is 98% original.

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Old 09-07-2012, 06:48 PM   #624
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I've been a mx fan for 40 years and I don't remember that particular model.
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:27 PM   #625
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I've been a mx fan for 40 years and I don't remember that particular model.
It is a production bike and not a backyard modified. They only made, I think 2018 of them. They are somewhat rare. I was never a Yamaha guy as I preferred Euro bikes. The only one I had ever seen was at Curnutt Shocks when I worked there back in the 70's.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:37 PM   #626
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This beauty was in the car park of the bike shop today. Every bit of it was spotless. Want!

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Old 09-09-2012, 11:54 PM   #627
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78 DT400. I fixed her up and sold it last year. I miss it though.... :(

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Old 09-12-2012, 07:02 PM   #628
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1971 Yamaha DT-1E

Here's my project bike that I completed 2 years ago. I am now working on a 1969 AT-1M with matching numbers.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:56 PM   #629
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Thats a beauty, nice work RodT
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