Flat tracker and street tracker photos

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by jehu, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. GSMark

    GSMark Just Love Bikes Supporter

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    motorcyclefanatic The name says it all

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    One caliper certainly would’ve done the trick, but my wife doesn’t call me ‘wretched excess’ for nothing.

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    JBSmith Ink-stained wretch

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    Isn't that a TX500 engine? If so, it's a ballsy choice. I worked at a Yamaha dealer when those came out. One TX engine had as many parts in it as there were in an entire R5.
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    link to any more info? Or just a random pic?
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    Saw it , shared it.
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  9. Mark G

    Mark G Been here awhile

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    I also worked at a Yamaha dealer when those came out. I rode the first one at the dealer. I thought it was incredibly cammy for a street bike (I was an RD guy). Turns out, one of the carb diaphragm-controlled slides was stuck at WTF. We had to lap it in to free it. And we had to repair LOT of those TXs. But that was a long time ago.
  10. JBSmith

    JBSmith Ink-stained wretch

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    The TX750 was worse. We used to joke that Yamaha had to recall them so they could install new places for them to leak from. We also got a run of the 500 MX bikes (the SC500? I forget) with the pistons ground 90 degrees out of phase. We seized one in the barrel just by kicking it over trying to start it.

    Both TX models were too complex for their own good. The only successful four-stroke Yamaha of the day was basically a Triumph Bonneville with a Japanese accent.
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    Not Yamaha's best design...but the bike LOOKS good!
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    Dig the autos in the background. 1976 TT race at Sidewinder Speedway in Kingman, AZ. My pop took the photo.

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    Hank Scott on Shell Thuet's Yamaha at Delmar .[ Henny Ray Abrams photo]
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