Yet Another 76 YZ400 Project Build

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by Scootern29, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Scootern29

    Scootern29 Been here awhile

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    Just for you D.T.

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  2. Scootern29

    Scootern29 Been here awhile

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    Stand back and admire, but please don't ride it - way to purdy - do not git it dirty.

    We will see about that.
  3. Scootern29

    Scootern29 Been here awhile

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    I really didn't do much with the bike this week. I did gather up some materials to make some plywood doors for under my counter. I think I'm going to have about 20 bucks into this by the time I'm done. That's just for hinges and hardware. Throw a little paint on them and we be havin some thins. I will finish the right side maybe tomorrow since I need to go to Home Depot to get some more stuff.

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  4. Scootern29

    Scootern29 Been here awhile

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    Yesteday afternoon after cleaning up a bunch of stuff, I took the Yammies out and washed them up. The 400 looks really good finally with all the dust off it. I figured I would wash the little 125 at the same time.

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    Our little village is having a street fair/car-bike show next weekend that is being put on by the chamber of commerce. They asked me if I could bring a couple of bikes to display in a vintage competition exhibition class to see if it would bring more interest instead of the usual Harley junk. I think I am going to do it.

    My question/poll is.............Should I keep the desert racing numbers on the bikes or put stock number plates on?

    Yes/no..........and why. Thanks
  5. Scootern29

    Scootern29 Been here awhile

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    Today's itinerary should consist of watching the Indy 500, sell a Yamaha LT2 bike I don't need, and I think I am going to change out the rear tire on this bike and go for a ride. Then come home and go over the 400 again to make sure everything is tight.

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  6. Scootern29

    Scootern29 Been here awhile

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    Finished the bike up. It lives. Now I am going to take a break and contemplate my next project. I may finish my 78 Husky. Thanks for viewing my build thread.

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    Scooter

    Over and out.
  7. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    So Nice!!
    Keep me posted on what you build next.
  8. craydds

    craydds Long timer

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    AWESOME JOB !!! A big CONGRATS!
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  9. Valvesarefortoilets

    Valvesarefortoilets Adventurer

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    loved the build scootern! seeing this has me wanting to get working on my good ol 1976 hercules 175gs!:evil

    Keep up the nice work!:clap
  10. Scootern29

    Scootern29 Been here awhile

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    Oh boy would I enjoy your Hercules.
  11. Valvesarefortoilets

    Valvesarefortoilets Adventurer

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    Ya it sure is a blast!
  12. Dirtybrit

    Dirtybrit Been here awhile

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    Great read, great job, great bike. Well Done.:freaky
  13. craydds

    craydds Long timer

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    Scott, I got my YZ400 motor rebuilt. Will post pics on my thread (in a year or two).
  14. Rd650

    Rd650 Been here awhile

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    Awesome :thumb
  15. Scootern29

    Scootern29 Been here awhile

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    Thanks guys


    Where ya been Ray?
  16. anotherguy

    anotherguy unsympathetic

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    I love the old YZ tanks.

    So like no ride report? You just parkin' it?
  17. Scootern29

    Scootern29 Been here awhile

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    I rode it up and down my street a couple of times. Run's fine. It is more of a bike to look at and start every once in awhile. I have many other bikes to "really" ride.
  18. anotherguy

    anotherguy unsympathetic

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    Ride it. :huh


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  19. Scootern29

    Scootern29 Been here awhile

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    I for certain will not let Art ride it. :rofl
  20. craydds

    craydds Long timer

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    Took the YZ400 motor to a fellow for rebuild last NOVEMBER. Got it back on Saturday and installed yesterday, still a few things to finish, then fire it up. :kboom
    I have four other dirt bikes to ride (and maintain) so I keep busy. Been fixin' up a '96 YZ250 for my son - totally rebuilt front and rear suspension plus other odds and ends. Now the bike is in good shape. Also restoring a '74 BMW R90/6 for my son. Too many projects, but it keeps me out of the pool hall.