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#1 2006-10-18 4:15pm

rzorro
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1974 Yamaha Moto-Bike

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1974 Yamaha Moto-Bike

A-Model.

o Original rear fender with reflector o Original Chain Guard o Original Grips o Original A-Model - No provision for banana seat on shock mounts


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#2 2007-01-24 11:30pm

Elesdee
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Re: 1974 Yamaha Moto-Bike

holy grail...right here..if jesus saw it he'd convert to this!


Even if they give away the old sandwiches at 711 for FREE after 9pm...you'll still pay for eating them later on!!!

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#3 2007-02-12 4:56pm

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Re: 1974 Yamaha Moto-Bike

awesome!


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#4 2007-02-13 12:59am

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Re: 1974 Yamaha Moto-Bike

Really like this bike and what a stunning example


RIDE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT

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#5 2007-04-10 10:03pm

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Re: 1974 Yamaha Moto-Bike

I just came across an original/unused 1974 Moto-Bike owners manual!! It shows specifically the no banana seat bike in manual pictures.

It just brought me right back to '74, wish I was kid again. smile

I may put this up on ebay so that someone whom needs it for the show can use it. Otherwise, I will just take it out once a year and keep reliving my youth.

Mike


Looking for cruiser parts always. 80-mid 90's. 26/24 inch, can't rebuild enough of these great rides!

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#6 2007-08-23 1:42pm

bike wierdo
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Re: 1974 Yamaha Moto-Bike

my god this bike is amazing and normally i dont like that colour  but it looks so good on that bike.every angle of this lovly bike looks great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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#7 2007-08-23 9:50pm

Kai
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Re: 1974 Yamaha Moto-Bike

If I could make a suggestion,Chen shin makes a tire much more appropriate for a bike of that vintage.They say C-93-1 on 'em,and they are kind of a flat,vaguely diamond shaped tread.I love the bike,but hate the Comp 3s on it.


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#8 2007-09-06 2:05pm

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Re: 1974 Yamaha Moto-Bike

hi that is one fine looking bike you got there. i really need some forks just like those ones can you tell me where to get them and maybe how much they are. PLEAZZE!!! If not i will buy those ones for $100

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#9 2007-10-20 1:19pm

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Re: 1974 Yamaha Moto-Bike

i'll buy the holl bike off you for that

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#10 2008-03-19 4:57pm

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Re: 1974 Yamaha Moto-Bike

cool


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#11 2009-03-01 9:35am

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Re: 1974 Yamaha Moto-Bike

Does anyone know what years Yamaha built the moto?  I have had mine since 1973.  Is there any way of telling just how old the bike is.  I was supprised there is no info on this bike except right here on BMXmuseum.com  Did the moto come in diffrent colors.  I thought it came in yellow, green, orange.  I have the orange model.  Thank for your help......73
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#12 2009-03-01 9:41am

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Re: 1974 Yamaha Moto-Bike

I had a `75 that was identical to this BITD. It was by far the heaviest bike I ever owned...but man...you could sure get some major air on those jumps!!! And it was unbreakable! one of my all time favorite bikes. lol

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#13 2009-03-02 10:53am

wm6f
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Re: 1974 Yamaha Moto-Bike

So do you think that the moto was built in 1973, 1974, and in 1975.  A friend a Inkies bike shop said that Yamaha, Honda, and Kawasaki all built this style of bike.  But try to find out any info on the net about these bikes and you can't.  I plan on a complete restore with all new parts.  I will take a before and after photos.  73.......Wayne

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#14 2009-03-02 11:06am

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Re: 1974 Yamaha Moto-Bike

I believe the Motobikes were made from 1974-1976. I can tell by your screen name and the "73" reference that you are a ham operator. I have been into radios since I was a kid...and am currently working on getting my General Class License. 73s - Chuck

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#15 2009-03-14 8:26am

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Re: 1974 Yamaha Moto-Bike

Hello to all.  Good luck Chuck on the General.  That was the easy one for me.  Thirteen words per min. on the key, and I aced the exam.  It's the Extra that is very hard.  I was down at Inkies bike shop talking to Tod, the manager.  He showed me his 1973.  Its a combo of all different parts, front end parts, and it all aluminum frame.  My Yamaha is all steel frame.  I did not know they made an aluminum frame.  Tod called it "his bastard".  I was going to ask you what is your call sign?  I been hamming for around fifteen years.  Take it easy, lots of study on the exam, you should ace it.  See ya down the logg.........73

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#16 2010-04-03 9:05pm

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Re: 1974 Yamaha Moto-Bike

I had one of these and loved it despite its heavy weight. The 3 piece pin cranks did not hold up too well with jumping and I had to swap in a square shaft with aluminum crank arms off of an old ten speed.

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#17 2010-08-14 8:16pm

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Re: 1974 Yamaha Moto-Bike

Just picked up one of these frames from the dump.  Needs a lot of resto, but not too bad.  Very psyched to see they sell the original decals on ebay.  Sweet!  I've checked out all of the motos in here and even the pics I've seen from some of the old ads and brochures on ebay.  None of them show a front fender on them except for one on bmxmuseum, but that one doesn't look like the orinal front fender.  Mine happens to have the front fender.  Another thing I've figured out is that they made this bike from '73 -'75.  Some of them came with a single saddle and some including the one I have came with a banana seat.  Mine doesn't have the seat or supports anymore, but I can see from the wear marks that one was there before. This is goin to be an awesome rebuild project!  Was hoping someone could point me in the right direction as to where I can find new oil seals for the front shocks.  I think I'm goin to admit the frame to bmxmuseum and add pics as I go along.  May take a while due to availablity of parts and funds but I'll git-r-done one way or another. lol.

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#18 2010-08-22 3:18pm

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Re: 1974 Yamaha Moto-Bike

cool bike


Gold Frame $1000.00-1500.00(depends on amount of gold used) YEA Right!!
In CA it's Only $200.00 to get Gold plated frame done

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#19 2011-09-17 2:46pm

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Re: 1974 Yamaha Moto-Bike

Looking for some advice ...

My dad owned a Yamaha dealership in the early 1970s, and he gave me one of the original Moto-Bikes as a kid in 1974. It's been sitting in storage for more than 30 years. I'm wondering if anyone could pass along any ideas of how to restore it. My bike is pretty rough, missing the rear fender and chain guard, and the seat is in bad shape. But I believe the rest is original or close to it.

Thanks.

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#20 2012-07-03 9:03pm

filobedo
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Re: 1974 Yamaha Moto-Bike

Somebody stole the wheels off of my brand new Kawasaki BX-2000. So, I swapped all the parts onto my trusty old Yamaha Moto-Bike. WoW! I had the Coolest Bike on the Block!
At least I thought so.. lol  cool


"CRUSADER FOR THE RIGHTS OF THE DISABLED"

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