Sam Simmons sends in this pair of beauties. A pair of hopped up Yamaha BW (Big Wheel) 80’s.
Sam writes in:
Hope you’re doing well. Excellent ( new) site (as usual!!). I recently
redid a couple of Yamaha BW-80’s,so here are a few pictures for you…
Surprisingly,both BW’s were still in the hands of their original
owners,one in MO,the other in IL.
Both were in good overall condition,but pretty tired in the ‘Engine Dept’
. I ‘stretched’ the suspension on mine,while my wife’s is stock. Once the
exhaust and intake systems are de-restricted,carb’s rejetted,these
little shits fly…almost 50 mph.
They’re great little bikes for swap meet transportation,and perfect for
inexperienced trail riders.
Holy Smokes! 50mph on these must be a hoot!
I like the Kenny Roberts colors!
Sitting Pretty! Some nice clearance there!
How to raise em up!
Very Nice work!
The before pic!
Doug Nassif sends in this trick little conversion.
2004 HRC Dream 50R, conversion to street legal.
Headlight too big? That’s me!
Thanks again Doug. Man that looks like fun. Those overhead cams on that small cylinder are too cool. And I bet all the other bikes have headlight envy! :)
Just a really primo restomod. I’d have killed for one of these once upon a time..
Adventure riding on a trail 90. Loaded up and rolling through the hills. What a great day this must have been. From over on ADV Rider.
Hi and RESPECT ! for your great blog !
I have been surfing up and down your amazing site, and it has given me a lot of ideas for my next build.
A really wonerfull mix of bikes and details, keep up the good work and ride safe. Thank you :-)
………and a pic of my last build, 1978 Gilera Edizione Speciale. 80cc 6 speed Polini/Gilera engine.
top speed: 121 km/h / 75 mp/h @13400 rpm
Med vennlig hilsen – Regards Morten
This is an extraordinary build. Thanks Very Much for sending it in!
UPDATE… Helping to provide a public service here at MPOTD:
From the comments:
Dan Noyola sends in this wicked little custom build. Did some hunting and found his blog! Go HERE for his blog build pics! Now don’t be shy about sending me links to yor blogs and slideshows fand such! I love these kinds of builds. This once again proves that imagination and creativity are more important than money. What a cool bike.
It was put together in a couple of weeks for a few hundred dollars for the Dirtbag Challenge.
My ladyfriend still rides it regularly.
Dirtbag Challenge sounds like a blast. Thanks again!
Reader Kieth Montgomery has been sending me all sorts of interesting rides. Here’s what looks to be a VERY fun Honda CR85 Mini Motard.