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#1 2017-06-14 7:25am

crgildart
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1975 Yamaha Moto-Bike

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1975 Yamaha Moto-Bike

Had a 74 when they first came out.  Reliving my childhood via mid life crisis.  Found on eBay last week in really good condition for how rare these parts are.

What 10 year old kid wouldn't have fall in in love with this back in 1975?  I had one and sold it to fund the move to skateboarding late 70s.  This one is in WAY better shape than the pile of repainted rust and stripped bolts I sold.  Not quite all matching year parts?  Frame and cranks look 75 late B.  Front forks are almost certainly 1976.  Swingarm is also off, never seen a black one stock, probably a replacement.  Whoever restored the frame did a very good job assuming it isn't original paint.  Serial number location seems to indicate that this is a LATER 1975 B model.  I suppose it is possible that the 1976 fork type ended up on some late 1975 bikes.  Grips and other accessories seem genuine, but I'm no expert.  My 74 had the post seat but this banana looks legit 75-76 Yamaha so I will keep it as is.
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#2 2017-06-14 8:23am

crgildart
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Re: 1975 Yamaha Moto-Bike

Added a red round reflector to rear fender today Wheel reflectors coming soon.

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#3 2017-06-14 3:11pm

RAD RON
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Re: 1975 Yamaha Moto-Bike

Thanks for showing your 1975 Yamaha Moto-Bike big_smile It looks like it has all the original parts. It reminds me of a blue one I had and it was a very heavy bike but the bike was so much fun to ride and jump curbs and ramps feeling like a real moto cross dirt bike with the front and rear shocks. Thanks for bringing back some good memories of when I had mine in the early 80's as a teenager before I sold it and bought a Sky Blue and White 1986 GT Pro Performer freestyle bike which I'm building now from all the parts I found on eBay and BMXmuseum big_smile

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You only live once on Earth, so make it a good one : )

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#4 2017-06-15 1:53pm

crgildart
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Re: 1975 Yamaha Moto-Bike

OK added the reflectors I was missing, picked up an owner's manual, but only found a 76C. I would prefer a 75B but other than the cranks pretty much the same parts as 76 since I have the 76 forks (still with the sticker on them). I'm still waiting on a number plate which I will add a "75" to when I hang it on the front.

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#5 2017-07-02 4:07pm

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Re: 1975 Yamaha Moto-Bike

Took her out today for a little sun, note the new plate big_smile

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and air... just a little.  Didn't want to crack the frame like I did the first one when I was 100 pounds lighter but had to give her a bump before putting her up..

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