The yr2c - my first adv bike : )

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by yamalama, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. yamalama

    yamalama wet coaster

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    Finally got it re-registered ......... 30 years later : )
    Runs like a top. Smells like 1968.
    Original, not restored.

    A pic from today's ride:

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  2. offrdr1975

    offrdr1975 .

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    Wow, that is a great looking bike. Especially for unrestored bike. Have fun riding it.
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  3. ramblerdrver

    ramblerdrver Adventurer

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    Nice!!
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  4. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Wow :p3rryNice ride
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  5. Ever Onward

    Ever Onward Older,Wiser, Smarter

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    "That is fantastic for unrestored ! Either its very low miles, or it never got " Hare Scrambled" .
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  6. Brunow - 007

    Brunow - 007 Bantam Fever

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    Nice bike! How mutch cc is she?
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  7. Brunow - 007

    Brunow - 007 Bantam Fever

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    Found it! Looks like one of those bike's never to sell.:clap
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  8. Neil E.

    Neil E. Been here awhile

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    Beautiful bike! I lusted over these in high school. The steering damper and those white grips are pure classic Yamaha.

    "equally at home on paved highways or rugged cross-country trails"
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  9. Rutsref

    Rutsref Been here awhile

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    Very nice :1drink
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  10. Shocktower

    Shocktower Long timer

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    What is that huge nob on the triple clamp for :ear, is that to adjust the bars :huh, very nice bike
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  11. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    You have given away your age...:rofl The black knobs were the steering dampers back in those days. Crank in down and create friction so the head don't shake. :lol3 Only thing is, it just made things worse most times.
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  12. Shocktower

    Shocktower Long timer

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    I just never looked at street bikes back then, I was always looking at the MX bikes :lol3, I am an old fart too :lol3
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  13. Ever Onward

    Ever Onward Older,Wiser, Smarter

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    Remember crankin the damper knob super tight when goin down the twisty highway ? Remember the time you left it that way and came into town and dropped it in the parking lot at 2 MPH cause the steering was "stuck" ! ? :lol3
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  14. yamalama

    yamalama wet coaster

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    Seriously.
    I paid $75 for it.
    circa 1981.
    It had a broken shift shaft.
    : )
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  15. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    Amazing buy!! Amazing bike!! Just noticed it still has the tire pump mounted under the tank:eek1
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  16. LotaBikes

    LotaBikes Adventurer

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    That is a sweet ride. You don't see very many in that condition.
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  17. yamalama

    yamalama wet coaster

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    So, Buddy wants to buy it for 3000.
    Braintrust?
    :ear
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  18. Sir Denis Eton-Hogg

    Sir Denis Eton-Hogg Tap into America

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    Worth $3K all day long in my book, if you were closer I'd buy it
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  19. tjzondrz

    tjzondrz Non-Nefarious

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    That it just beautiful.Where did yoyu keep it all of these year's,In the bedroom?:clap
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  20. yamalama

    yamalama wet coaster

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    My bro's heated garage. sat there from 1986 until 2012. He kicked it over once in a while.
    Now it sits in my garage.
    I gotta ride it more often. Been out on it 4 or 5 times in 30 years. Pathetic.
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