From my “Riding Into History” archives. If I could drop 40 pounds something like this would probably be my daily rider. Love the radial heads.
Started out with a 1973 Yamaha RD350 we move the swingarm pivot points back about three inches and put a RZ rear end on swingarm disk brakes and a after market Fox race shock mono shock. We went from a 73 twin shock to a modified RZ race rear end with a 6 and 1/2 inch stretch to the rear end. Vintage Avon front clip modified RD400 tank and a vintage Ducati tail section
Photos from Richard Weslow
Speaks for itself really.. Looks like a LOT of fun.
Turn it up LOUD!
Love it or hate it there’s a lot of effort in this one. I admire the nads it takes to build this. Oh and it’s for sale here locally. No I do NOT know the owner or the bike.
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!