Old Yamaha dirt bike restoration

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by Cat Daddy, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. Tom Threetoes

    Tom Threetoes Adventurer

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    I did the same thing years ago but nowhere near the caliber of yours, it's beautiful. If you had intended to ride it, a one inch plug in the swing arm does wonders to slow down the handling, keep it going straight in the ruts, and helps keep the front wheel on the ground.
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  2. EpicFroth

    EpicFroth thumper lover...

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    Stumbled upon this thread. Beautiful bike. Any luck getting the emblems on the tank. I would love to see it complete.....but it's oh so close and is looking great.
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  3. Cat Daddy

    Cat Daddy Been here awhile

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    Glad you enjoyed the build. I'm still working on the tank emblem deal. They're 150 dollars and I haven't been able to earmark the cash for them yet.
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  4. EpicFroth

    EpicFroth thumper lover...

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    boy....spendy little things. I will wait patiently for when this beauty is finished. Nice work!
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  5. 99Bandit

    99Bandit Been here awhile

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    Wow! That looks better than new. :clap

    You have done an amzing job, sir.
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  6. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    I couldn't do it. I just couldn't.

    I would HAVE to ride it at least once, as pristine & beautiful as it is.

    Thanks for resto primer; a buddy has an AT-1 he wants to redo & this thread has been quite motivational.
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  7. WIBO

    WIBO Will it buff out?

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    Excellent....just excellent....

    .:D
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  8. Roseknight

    Roseknight Adventurer

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    Ok... You my friend are not OCD..you are CDO... Same thing except the letters are in alphabetical order...as they should be...
    :p
    Great job..
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  9. eyedragaknee

    eyedragaknee McGuyver

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    Hey Cat Daddy ...Nice job!

    I really like the colors !!!

    Here is one I did.

    [​IMG]
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  10. lake_harley

    lake_harley Been here awhile

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    This bike was in Motorcycle Classics magazine a few months ago, wasn't it? Nice!

    Also kudos to the builder of the project this thread's about. Nothing short of a beauty.

    Lynn
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  11. eyedragaknee

    eyedragaknee McGuyver

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    Yeah, it was.

    Pulled it out of my buddies barn and "saved it"

    They did a nice job on the write up.

    [​IMG]
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  12. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    Nicely done....

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  13. Wr250frider

    Wr250frider n00b

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    Great build! I am doing one and converting it to dirt only..(for vintage motocross). can you detail how you did your wiring for me?
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