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.
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!
Jay Writes in:
I love the site; please keep doing what you’re doing.
This is my 2006 Yamaha Warrior on a recent trip to Death Valley. It’s not a cafe or vintage ride but it has taken me to some cool places and keeps a smile on my face! The picture was taken from Dante’s View at 5,550 ft elevation, or 5,832 feet higher than Badwater Basin in the valley below. Death Valley is a great place to ride this time of year, especially when home is still snowy and cold.
More proof that ANY bike can be an adventure bike. Great Stuff. Thanks for the shot!
From Leon in Germany:
Went for a ride this afternoon and took this picture, maybe you like it
greetings from Germany,
From Rob Comstock:
Here are a couple of photos of my RT3 during a trip I took from the San Francisco Bay Area
south to the LA basin to visit a couple of friends — and their Yamaha 360 Enduros as well!
From Justin Johnson:
I am sending you some pics of my 1953 FLF. I have owned this bike since 2002 and it has slowly evolved into the early style custom that you see in the pictures. plans for this year include a new seat and some coker tire wide whitewalls. also included are pics of my two owner 4500 original mile 1963 Topper.
From Tony Silva:
Here’s some photos of my 2000 Triumph Speed Triple that I had to put back together after T-boning a truck. The after picture was taken at Tempe Town Lake in Tempe Arizona.
Carlos Fragoso write in:
After having sent some pics of my classic Royal, I now want to share with
you some pics of my daily ride. It’s a FZ1 Yamaha, with a Akrapovic exhaust
and some other features as the handlebar from Deprettomoto.
Most of the pics were taken in May 2009 on a journey to Spain at Picos da
Hope you like it as well.
I love it. If Yamaha would sell the naked version of this bike in the U.S. I think I’d own one. Just a great line to the bike that the faired version can’t pull off.