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Old 02-18-2007, 11:26 PM   #1
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A fun bike...

Yamaha TY 250. a.k.a "CAT 250"
When I was a kid I used to ride one like this. What a great bike. Many a fond memory of riding the mountain roads and trails back in N. Idaho on a bike like it.
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:35 AM   #2
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I used to want an Ossa Plonker or TY 250 so bad in my teen days. Had to ride the old DT-1s and YZs but always wanted a trials bike for playing in the woods. Looks great!
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Old 02-19-2007, 05:09 AM   #3
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Old 02-19-2007, 05:48 AM   #4
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Yesterday there was one on ebay still might still be running but I am not sure
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Old 02-19-2007, 01:17 PM   #5
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Yamaha TY 250. a.k.a "CAT 250"
When I was a kid I used to ride one like this. What a great bike. Many a fond memory of riding the mountain roads and trails back in N. Idaho on a bike like it.
Where did you ride in N. Idaho?
I grew up in Coeur 'd Alene and used to ride on the Bee Line trail, Best Hill, the Sand Hill and around Hayden Lake. Those were the days.
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Old 02-19-2007, 08:09 PM   #6
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Where did you ride in N. Idaho?
I grew up in Coeur 'd Alene and used to ride on the Bee Line trail, Best Hill, the Sand Hill and around Hayden Lake. Those were the days.
NE of Sandpoint out to Clark Fork (the town), then cross the Clark Fork River and backup Dry Creek Rd, or up the High Drive, to Green Mountain, Packsaddle, Trail 414, 76 in that general area. Yup, those WERE the days. Even the simplest things were all day fun. Up the bank and over a log or two and back down around to do it again. ...all day.
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Old 02-19-2007, 09:35 PM   #7
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I just got one of these on Saturday.



Mine isn't quite as shiny, but just as complete. Mine has a bit more "patina", meaning dust and scuffs and scratches. Meanwhile, I've bruised my pinky (trying to pinch between the tire-swing and the tree), and my elbow has a raspberry (bracing against the stucco on the house while trying to open the gate). Oh, and my legs and arms are sore, too.

Damn this stuff is fun.
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Old 02-19-2007, 10:30 PM   #8
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want to add a TY175 to your collection? not to far either!

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Old 02-19-2007, 10:49 PM   #9
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Sobody elses fun bike...

To be clear, that isn't my bike in the picture. I wish it was! I just found that pic on the web and have fond memories of one I had "like" it as a kid. Ours was well used to be sure.

Nice find Cpt. Ron. Good looking bike. Those things are just fun to crawl around on.
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Old 02-19-2007, 11:00 PM   #10
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Need a bike stable...

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want to add a TY175 to your collection? not to far either!

Thanks for the offer, but I just don't have the room. I live in a garage. No joke.
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:10 PM   #11
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My first bike was a Ty80
Sold it and mowed a lot of lawns to buy my second bike a TY175
That looks a little better then the one in the photos

I bought the 175 from my mom who had decided that riding wasn't her thing.

That was in the late 70's or early 80's I still own the bike today and wouldn't sell it.

Riding these bikes was awsome and the skills I got from it has helped me in my road riding many times over.

I was never much for the motocrozz lifestyle
but an old trials bike like this was mad fun on the trails of washington state.
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